New South Wales, Australia

What is this game called bridge?

Bridge is a game derived from a card game called Whist. It involves four people playing in two partnerships against each other to win tricks and gain points.

There are two parts to each hand of Bridge, the bidding and the play. During the bidding each pair decides if they would like to play in a trump suit, i.e., clubs, diamonds, hearts or spades; or if they would like to play the hand without a trump suit (called no-trumps). Sessions are usually around three and a half hours long.

How can I learn to play bridge?

Bridge lessons for beginners will be held on Monday nights commencing on 14 August at 7.00 pm or Wednesday afternoons starting on 16 August at 1.00 pm. Lessons are held every week for two hours over a period of six weeks. The cost is $60.00 which includes Paul Marston's text book 'Introduction to Bridge'.

Please contact Dorothy Woodside on 0263 628218 or by email at if you would like to register for lessons or would like further information.

Alternatively, you can learn online by going to:

Learn to Play Bridge

Supervised Play

Supervised bridge is for players who have attended lessons for beginners and want to play non-competititve bridge with a teacher who can assist them when needed. It is also for intermediate players who want to improve their bridge play. The session is held every Wednesday from 1.00 - 3.00 pm and the table fee is $2.00. Partners are not required.

For more information please ring Christine Kershaw on 02 6362 3029.


There are many bridge resources available on-line for both learning and experienced players. Below are links to other useful websites as well as bridge information authored by Orange Bridge Club.

Learning Newsletter Number 1 April 2017