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Newtown Bridge Club meets in the Alexandria Room on the second (top) floor of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, Newtown CT.
|12:30 pm||Mondays||Open & 49ers|
|10:00 am||Tuesdays||Open & 199ers|
|10:00 am||Wednesdays||Open & 299ers|
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.
Learn to Play Bridge
Have fun. Meet interesting people. Sharpen your memory. Laugh out loud.
Easybridge!1 workshops, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 pm - for players who want to strengthen fundamental bidding and playing skills. In each workshop, the lesson is followed by the playing of bridge hands that provide practice in the evening’s topic.
Each workshop stands on its own so interested players can join the group at any time.
Click here for details about Easybridge!1 workshops. To register, please contact Georgeann at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-748-5445.
May 11 – Important Rebids
May 18 – Preempts
May 25 – Rockcrushers
NEW! Improving Your Judgment 1, Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm, starting May 16. This 4-week series of workshops is designed to take players beyond the rote application of rules and develop the skills to take their game to the next level. The focus is on the opening bid and how it impacts the entire auction. The cost for the 4-workshop series is $50 ($40 for Newtown Bridge Club members) and includes the textbook by Audrey Grant. Players also have the option to attend individual workshops for $15 ($12 for members). Click here for details about Improving Your Judgment. To register, contact Susan at email@example.com or 203-733-8525.
Easybridge!1 lessons, Mondays, 9:00 – 11:30 am, continue through June 27, except for May 30 Memorial Day. Click here for details about Easybridge!1 lessons or contact Georgeann at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NEW! Supervised Play. Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 pm has been added to the weekly Tuesday evening schedule. It's a fun way for novices to practice and meet other players. Players get individual attention and are encouraged to ask questions while playing hands. Come alone, with a partner or with a group. $10 ($8 for Newtown Bridge Club members).
Coming in June…
Putting It All Together on Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm, starting Jun 20. A chance for beginning players to practice and analyze bidding, play and defense. Click here for information.
Two-Over-One Game Force begins on Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 am, starting Jun 23. Click here for information about this 4-week series of lessons.
Larry Cohen Lectures in September
Newtown Bridge Club will host two days of lectures by 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!
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. Novice players are welcome to join Supervised Play 7:00-9:00 pm.
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 email@example.com or 203-733-8525 for assistance.
Susan Fronapfel, club manager
Linda Dale Mulholland, assistant
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: firstname.lastname@example.org