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THEY WON! Newtown Bridge Club Team Wins National Championship

Congratulations to Barry Bragin, Weiling Zhao, Gary Miyashiro, Mike Hess and teammates Susan and Michael Smith from Newington who won the Grand National Teams Flight A event 119 to 72 in Toronto on Sun Jul 23!

Bewtown Bridge Club team wins national championship
Edmond Town Hall, new home of Newtown Bridge Club
Edmond Town Hall

Newtown Bridge Club meets in the Alexandria Room on the second (top) floor of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, Newtown CT.

Game times:

  12:30 pm  Mondays  Open & 49ers
  10:00 am  Tuesdays  Open & 299ers*
  7:00 pm  Tuesdays  Open
  10:00 am  Wednesdays  Open & 299ers*
  12:30 pm  Thursdays  Open & 49ers
      *NAP only: Open & 499er/NLM

Game fee: $10 per person ($8 for members).

New players are invited to join us anytime. There is a 20-minute lunch break at the 10:00 am games; most players pack a light lunch or place an order for noontime pickup with the deli next door. Open sections at all games; Newtown Bridge Club participates in the Common Game.

Swiss team games at Newtown Bridge ClubSun Jul 23, 11:30-4:00. A special game with extra points! Please bring your foursome and join us for Sunday Swiss. Game fee of $50 per team includes a light lunch. ($2 per player surcharge for non-members.) Reservations are appreciated. Upcoming dates for Sunday Swiss: Aug 13, Sep 17 & Oct 22.

New to teams? This is a perfect opportunity to play in your first team event. Come 30 minutes early for an explanation of scoring plus team strategy tips.

North American PairsNorth American Pairs (NAP), Jul 24-27, Aug 1-2, Aug 15, Aug 17, Aug 21, Aug 23-24 & Aug 28. Generous masterpoint awards (50/50 red/black at 81.8% sectional rating). Players qualifying at the club level are eligible to play in the district final; district winners qualify to play in the finals at the spring NABC. Read more.

Learn to Play Bridge

Have fun. Meet interesting people. Sharpen your memory. Laugh out loud.

Bridge LessonsEasybridge!2 lessons, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm. Lesons and play for anyone who has taken a beginning bridge class and for players who want to update their game. Tuition is $9 per workshop for members ($12 for public). Click for information about Easybridge!2. To register, contact Georgeann at or 203-748-5445.

Easybridge! workshops, Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm. Each workshop consists of a lesson followed by play and discussion of 4 to 6 practice hands. Tuition is $9 per workshop for members ($12 for public). Click for information about Easybridge! workshops or contact Susan at or 203-733-8525.

Chat Bridge, Wednesdays 2:30-4:30 pm – Exclusively for bridge players with fewer than 20 masterpoints. Chat bridge is a game where players can:

Chat Bridge, Tuesdays at 2:30
  • Ask for advice
  • Refer to notes
  • Have help on any hand
  • Earn masterpoints (when 2½ or more tables play)
  • Free bridge lesson starts at 2:10 pm

If you’d like to get more bridge playing time and still have the chance to ask questions during bidding and play, try a Chat Bridge game. Come alone or with a partner. An instructor will be standing by to help. Game fee: $10 per person ($8 for members).

Sat Sep 23 & Sun Sep 24 – Audrey Grant will hold a 2-day Bridge Festival at Edmond Town Hall. Audrey Grant, renowned bridge teacher and best-selling author You’ve read her books, her Better Bridge magazine and on-line bridge columns and now you can enjoy her lectures in person at the club.

Saturday’s topic: Making an Impact on Defense with the Weakest Hand at the Table. Sunday’s topic: Entries Are Everything. Lectures are 10:00 am to 3:00 pm both days.

Public registration is $200 for both days and $105 for one day; for Newtown Bridge Club members, registration is $180 for both days and $95 for one day. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided both days. Click here for information about Audrey Grant festival. Since space is limited, please register early.

Make Tuesday Your Bridge Night!

The Tuesday evening game starts promptly at 7pm and ends before 10pm; partners are available for walk-in players (Tuesday evenings only).

Newtown Bridge Bits, a regular Tuesday evening feature, starts about 6:40 pm. Bridge Bits are mini-lessons designed to sharpen wits and improve winning ways.

Refreshments are provided. There is no additional charge for Bridge Bits mini-lessons.

Need a Partner?

The Partnership Desk has current contact information for Newtown Bridge Club players as well as the list of players looking for partners. If you're new to the club and need a partner, please contact Susan at or 203-733-8525 for assistance.


July 2017 calendar

Full July calendar


Aug 18-20 Stamford CT Sectional

Oct 9-15 Danbury CT Regonal

Susan Fronapfel, club manager

Linda Dale Mulholland, assistant
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The Newtown Bridge Club offers ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge games near the flagpole at center of town, on Main Street (Routes 25 and 6). Easily accessible from Connecticut - Newtown CT, Danbury CT, Bethel CT, Southbury CT, Brookfield CT, New Milford CT, Monroe CT, Bridgewater CT, Woodbury CT, New Fairfield CT, Redding CT, Ridgefield CT, Botsford CT, Roxbury CT, Sandy Hook CT, South Britain CT and Stevenson CT are within 12 miles - and Putnam County and Dutchess County New York including Brewster NY, Patterson NY, Carmel NY, Croton Falls NY and North Salem NY.

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