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Edmond Town Hall, 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 & 99ers
  12:30 pm  Tuesdays  Open & 299ers
  7:00 pm  Tuesdays  Open
  10:00 am  Wednesdays  Open & 299ers
  12:30 pm  Thursdays  Open & 99ers

Closed: Tue Dec 24 & Wed Dec 25.
No evening game: Tue Dec 31.
Closed: Wed Jan 1.

Game fee: $11 per person ($9 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.

Inclement weather policy In case of inclement weather, the club will decide as early as possible whether to cancel or delay games. The club's decision to hold games is independent of any school closing schedule. When a game is canceled or delayed, an alert will be posted on this website at least 2 hours before the normal start time. If you're in doubt about a game schedule, please check this website or call 203-733-8525.

299ers: Graduates of the 99er games have asked for another limited game in addition to Wednesday mornings. In response, a new 299er section has been added to the 12:30 Tuesday game.

Here are reasons to put the Tuesday 299er game on your bridge calendar:
• Half-price Sale through January – Check in as a table of 4 to play in Tuesday's 299er game and get 50% off the game fee. Bring your friends and pay half the price for twice the fun!
• Free bridge lesson – Tuesday Topics, 11:30-12:10, will review bridge essentials before the game

What if there are not enough 299ers to have a game? It's a new game so that might happen. If it does, those who checked in for the 299er game can make a table and play for fun or, even better, join the open game – you will be welcome.

Learn to Play Bridge

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

Tuesday Topics at 11:30, free lesson before the game NEW! Tuesday Topics, Tuesdays 11:30-12:10. Free lesson for those who come early to the Tuesday afternoon 299er and open games. Through January, Tuesday Topics will be about defense.
Upcoming schedule: Signaling Preference (Dec 3), Opening Leads against Notrump Contracts (Dec 17) and Opening Leads against Suit Contracts (Dec 31). No Tuesdays Topics on Dec 10 (holiday party) nor Dec 24 (closed).
Come with your partner and polish your partnership game.

Bridge Studio, Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00 pm. A 30-minute bridge lesson Social bridge studio followed by a social bridge game where your foursome plays privately and at your own pace. You can play as few or many hands as your table likes. You will NOT be asked to join the duplicate game. As a matter of fact, we won’t even disturb you.
However, we are here to support you. If your group is just learning, you can ask our director if you need help with bidding or have questions. Card fee is $5 (new players and members).
Advance sign-up is required. Singles and pairs will be matched to create tables. Email director@newtownbridge.org to join the fun. No Bridge Studio on Tue Dec 24 nor Tue Dec 31; Tue Dec 10 is holiday party.

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, Wednesdays 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 play bridge more 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). (No Chat Bridge Wed Dec 25 nor Wed Jan 1.)

Backstage Banter, Thursdays at noon. Join the group backstage behind the curtain for bridge tips and answers to your bridge questions before Thursday's game. Free.

Bridge Mentoring

Bridge Mentoring at Newtown Bridge Club provides members Bridge mentoring program with coaching and advice and the opportunity to share the love of the game. Might you be interested in having a mentor or being a mentor?
 
Players with fewer than 200 masterpoints may sign up to have a mentor. Experienced players may sign up to be a mentor.
Mentoring partnerships agree to play together at least once a month for 3 months on a mutually convenient schedule. Mentors in approved registered partnerships qualify for free plays.
For details, click to see the printable Bridge Mentoring registration form.

Need a Partner?

The Partnership Desk has 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.

Guaranteed partners: Tuesday & Wednesday games.
Guaranteed partners at Tuesday and Wednesday games If your Tuesday or Wednesday schedule suddenly opens up to play bridge or your partner had to cancel at last minute, you can come to the daytime and evening games and there will be a partner waiting for you. Note that partners are guaranteed for Tuesday and Wednesday games only. Please arrive 10 minutes early to be matched with a partner.

Wed Jun 19, 2019, The Longest Day

June 19, 2019 The Longest Day benefit to fight Alzheimers DiseaseSixty-five (65) tables of enthusiastic bridge players and 40 Scrabblers participated in the club's third annual Longest Day. Everyone enjoyed the games and the complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner provided by local establishments.
With the support of our sponsors and the generosity of our members, players and community, this was a successful fund-raiser for the Alzheimer's Association.

 

December 2019 calendar

Full Dec calendar

Tournaments:

Dec 26-30 NYC Regional

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

Linda Dale Mulholland, assistant
club manager

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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.

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