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The Club’s bank details for EFT payments are:

Bank:                      FNB

Code:                     250 655

Account No:          6265 5290 618

Name:                    Bridge @ Orchards

Please use your name as a reference

Contact Us

Contact Lorna Speller at:

Mobile: 082 706 3024


Wanderers Teams 2019 Winners
Wanderers Teams 2019 Winners

(L-R) Norman and May Kennelly, Lotte Sorensen, Rob Stephens

Welcome to Bridge @ Orchards

All at Bridge @ Orchards and the entire South African Bridge community mourns the passing of Gill Brown on Monday 3rd August 2020.

Gill Brown was a massively popular and well-loved personality in the domestic Bridge scene.

Gill was responsible for introducing many hundreds of players to the game of Bridge, through her various clubs as well as teaching.

Her teas at Blairgowrie were the stuff of legend!

Gill also made amazing marmalades and jams which she sold to raise funds for Hospice.

Gill was particularly close to Bridge @ Orchards and had run the Orchards Bridge Club for many years, together with her long-time playing partner, Deen Wheeler.

Following Gill's decision to hand over the ropes to the newly-named Bridge @ Orchards team, Gill remained closely involved, not only as a regular Saturday afternoon player, but also as a mentor and stand-in TD.  Computers, cards, bidding boxes and Bridgmates would often travel between Blairgowrie and Orchards as both clubs shared resources!

Our deepest condolences are extended to Gill's devoted husband, Bert, and their entire family.


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  • 2019 Cohen Trophy Winners
  • 2019 Cohen Scorers Choice
  • 2019 Cohen Trophy Runners-Up
  • 2019 Cohen Trophy
  • 2019 Rita Jacobson Trophy
  • Club Play
  • Our TD
  • Grounds
  • Our Lambs
  • Our New Patio
  • Relaxing
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  • March Monthly Mug Winners
  • April Monthly Mug Runners-Up
  • April Monthly Mug Winners
  • May Monthly Mug Winners
  • June Monthly Mug Winners
  • July Monthly Mug Winners
  • August Monthly Mug Winners
  • September Monthly Mug Winner
  • October Monthly Mug Winner
  • November Monthly Mug Winners
  • 2019 Rita Jacobson Trophy Winners
  • 2019 Rita Jacobson Runners-Up
  • 2019 Rita Jacobson Scorers Choice
  • Monday Club



We meet every Saturday afternoon and Monday morning for Duplicate Pairs and arrange special competitions, every quarter. (The Cohen Trophy: 29th March 2020)
We welcome new members of all ages and levels of experience.
Walk in Pairs.

Security Notice

Saturday PM Duplicate Pairs - Gate Closure
Please note that, for security purposes, the main gate will be closed and locked at precisely 1:30pm on a Saturday afternoon.  We regret that latecomers will not be admitted nor permitted to register for play.  This will ensure that we are able to start promptly at 1:45pm and finish no later than 5:00pm.


The Club is : CLOSED

Please check back here for up-to-date information.

In the meanwhile, we ask all members to follow current medical advice in terms of steps to be taken to avoid and/or limit exposure to COVID-19, including strict observation of current lockdown regulations, regular washing of hands, avoiding touching the mouth, nose or eyes, covering the mouth and nose when sneezing, disposing of tissues correctly, avoiding contact with others who are displaying symptoms, etc.

In particular, we ask that any member who is showing any symptoms - such as a new persistent cough, a sore throat, difficulty in breathing or an elevated temperature - should immediately seek and act upon medical advice or contact the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD) Hotline: 0800 029 999

We wish any affected members a full and speedy recovery and look forward to seeing you back at Bridge @ Orchards as soon as life returns to normal.

Best wishes

The Bridge @ Orchards Team


With the apparent resumption of load-shedding, please ensure you will remain on-line throughout a tournament to avoid being replaced.

We trust you will appreciate that, if you start a tournament but lose your connection for any reason, your playing fee will have been deducted by BBO and will not be refundable.

If, however, you register but are unable to start the tournament, your fees (and your partners) will NOT be deducted by BBO.

Please check your load-shedding schedule and also ensure you have made arrangement for on-going Internet and electricity supply in the event of a sudden loss of power.

Orchards Tuesday Pairs
Bridge @ Orchards On-line 10:00am
Director: Rob Stephens
Saturday Duplicate Pairs Online A
Bridge @ Orchards 2:00pm
Director: Rob Stephens
Saturday Duplicate Pairs Online B
Bridge @ Orchards On-line 2:00pm
Director: Rob Stephens
Orchards Tuesday Pairs
Bridge @ Orchards On-line 10:00am
Director: Rob Stephens