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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 & 199ers*
  7:00 pm  Tuesdays  Open
  10:00 am  Wednesdays  Open & 299ers*
  12:30 pm  Thursdays  Open & 49ers

*NAP only: Open & 499ers/NLM

New players are invited to join us anytime. Game fee is $10 per person ($8 for members). 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.

North American Pairs (NAP)North American Pairs (NAP) qualifying games are held in June, July and August and are open to players at all levels. Masterpoint awards are high and are 50/50 red/black. What is NAP? Click here for NAP information and game schedule.

Learn to Play Bridge

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

Learn to play bridge NEW! Two-Over-One Game Force, Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 am, starts Jun 23. Whether you are looking to make the transition to two-over-one or simply want a better understanding of the system, these workshops are for you. $57 ($45 for Newtown Bridge Club members) tuition includes the textbook, 2 over 1 Game Force by Audrey Grant and Eric Rodwell. Players may attend individual workshops and purchase the text separately. Click here for information about Two-Over-One Game Force workshops. To register, contact Susan at director@newtownbridge.org or 203-733-8525. June schedule:

Jun 23   Introduction to Two-Over-One Game Force
Jun 30 – The Forcing 1NT response

Easybridge!1 lessons, Mondays, 9:00 – 11:30 am, continue through June 27. Click here for details about Easybridge!1 lessons or contact Georgeann at gkishner@comcast.net.

Coming in July… Tell your friends!
Mon Jul 11, 9:00-11:30 am, Monday morning Easybridge!2 lessons begin. These lessons are for anyone who has had a beginning bridge class and for social players who would like to update their game. Click for information about Easybridge!2 lessons.
Wed Jul 13, 6:30-8:30 pm, Wednesday evening Easybridge!2 workshops begin. Players wishing to polish fundamental skills are welcome to attend any or all workshops. Click for information about Easybridge!2 workshops.
Mon Jul 25, 6:30-8:30 pm, Monday evening Improving Your Judgment 2 – Doubles workshops begin. These workshops are for players who want to make the most of their hands in competitive auctions. Click for information about Improving Your Judgment 2 – Doubles workshops.
Thu Jul 28, 9:30-11:30 am, Thursday morning Bells & Whistles workshops begin. These workshops are for advancing players who want to learn useful conventions that fit with either Standard American or Two-over-One Game Force systems. Click for information about Bells & Whistles workshops.

Larry Cohen Lectures in September

Newtown Bridge Club will host two days of lectures by Larry Cohen, Larry Cohen 25-time national champion and noted author and columnist, on Sunday, September 11, and Monday, September 12, at Edmond Town Hall. You’ve read his books, his articles and monthly column in the ACBL’s Bridge Bulletin and now you can attend his lectures in person at the club.

Sunday’s topics: Top 5 Errors and Slam Bidding. Monday’s topics: Defensive Strategy and Law of Total Tricks for Balancing. Lectures are 9:30 am to 3:30 pm both days.

Early registration through July 1 is limited to Newtown Bridge Club members only; club membership is $20 for 2016. With early registration, the cost is $85 per person for one day or $160 for both days and includes continental breakfast and lunch. Public registration opens July 5. Click her for details about the Larry Cohen event. Registration forms are available at the club or click here for a printable registration form.

Make Tuesday Your Bridge Night!

Newtown Bridge Bits; pregame bridge lessons designed to sharpen wits and improve winning waysThe 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 director@newtownbridge.org or 203-733-8525 for assistance.

 


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.

Newtown CT Bridge Club at Edmond Town Hall | 45 Main Street, Newtown CT | email: director@newtownbridge.org