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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

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 in an insulated bag 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)Wed Jul 13, Mon-Tue Jul 18-19, Thu Jul 21 & Mon-Thu Jul 25-28 – 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 (50/50 red/black at 81.8% sectional rating). What is NAP? Click here for NAP information and game schedule.

Larry Cohen Lectures in September

Larry CohenNewtown 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 learn from him in person in Connecticut.

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.

Click for details about the Larry Cohen event. Registration forms are available at the club or click for a printable registration form.

Learn to Play Bridge

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

Learn to play bridge

NEW! Easybridge!2 lessons, Mondays, 9:00-11:30 am, starting Jul 11, cover topics in modern bidding, declarer play and defense. These lessons are for players who would like to update their game and for anyone who has had a beginning bridge class. Each class begins with a 25-minute lesson followed by 2 hours of supervised play. Players may attend any or all lessons. Tuition is $12 per lesson ($9 for members). Click for information about Easybridge!2 lessons. To register, contact Georgeann at 203-748-5445 or gkishner@comcast.net.

NEW! Easybridge!2 workshops, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30pm, starting Jul 13. Players wishing to polish fundamental skills are welcome to attend any or all workshops. After a brief lesson you will play 4-6 hands that practice that evening's topic. Each workshop stands on its own so interested players can join the group at any time. The cost is $12 per workshop ($9 for members). Click for information about Easybridge!2 workshops. To register, contact Georgeann at 203-748-5445 or gkishner@comcast.net.
July schedule:

Jul 13 – Rule of 20
Jul 20 – Opening Leads
Jul 27 – Finesses

NEW! Improving Your Judgment 2 – Doubles, Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm, beginning Jul 25. These workshops are for players who want to make the most of their hands in competitive auctions. Double is one of bridge’s most versatile calls and responding can be even trickier. Learn when a double is meant for take-out, penalty or something in between. $50 ($40 for members) tuition includes 4 workshops and the textbook, Improving Your Judgment 2 - Doubles by Audrey Grant. Players may attend individual workshops and purchase the text separately. Click for information about Improving Your Judgment 2 – Doubles workshops. To register, contact Susan at director@newtownbridge.org or 203-733-8525.

NEW! Bells & Whistles, Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 am, starting Jul 28. These workshops are for advancing players who want to learn useful conventions that complement either Standard American or Two-over-One Game Force systems. Players are welcome to attend any or all workshops. $60 ($45 for members) tuition includes the 5 workshops; tuition for individual workshops is $15 ($12 for members). Click for information about Bells & Whistles workshops. To register, contact Susan at director@newtownbridge.org or 203-733-8525.
July topics: Jacoby 2NT & Splinter bids (Jul 28).

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.

 

July 2016 calendar

Full July calendar | August calendar

Nearby Tournaments:

Aug 26-28 Greenwich CT Sectional

More Tournaments:

Jul 21-31 Washington DC NABC

Aug 30-Sep 4 Warwick RI Regional

Susan Fronapfel, club manager
director@newtownbridge.org
203-733-8525

Linda Dale Mulholland, assistant
club manager

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American Contract Bridge League

District 25

Unit 126


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