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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 & 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. Extra points at no extra charge – every weekday game in June.

Swiss team games at Newtown Bridge ClubSun Jun 25, 11:30-4:00. Reserve a table for your foursome by signing up at the club or emailing director@newtownbridge.org. Game fee of $50 per team includes a light lunch. ($2 per player surcharge for non-members.)

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.

More upcoming Sunday Swiss: Jul 23 & Aug 13

North American PairsNorth American Pairs (NAP) is a highly prestigious grass roots event that is played at the club level in June, July and August. Players who qualify at club level are eligible to play in the district final; district winners qualify to play in the finals at the 2018 Spring NABC in Philadelphia PA. NAP qualifying games at club level award extra points 50/50 red/black. Click for information about the 2017 NAP games.

Learn to Play Bridge

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

Bridge LessonsEasybridge! workshops, Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm. Beginning players and players who want to brush up on modern bridge basics are welcome to attend any or all workshops. 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 director@newtownbridge.org or 203-733-8525. June topics: Rebids by Opener and Responder (Jun 5), Preempts (Jun 12), Strong 2 Club Opening Bids (Jun 19) and Opening Minor Suits (Jun 26).

Easybridge! lessons, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm, continues through Jun 14. Tuition is $9 per workshop for members ($12 for public). Click for information about Easybridge! lessons or contact Georgeann at gkishner@comcast.net or 203-748-5445.

Bridge Basics & Beyond, Thurdays 10:30-11:30 am, helps players brush up on bridge basics as well as learn new tricks before the Thursday afternoon game. Topics address bidding, declarer play and defense. Each workshop stands on its own so players may come whenever their schedule allows. Tuition is $5 per workshop for members ($8 for public). Click for information about Bridge Basics & Beyond workshops or contact Susan at director@newtownbridge.org or 203-733-8525. June workshops focus on Notrump play and defense. No workshop Thu Jun 8.

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). No Chat bridge on Wed Jun 21. Instead, please join us for 10 am Social Bridge and the 6 pm 49ers game at the Jun 21 Longest Day charity event!

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.

Early registration through July 1 is limited to Newtown Bridge Club members only. 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 for the Audrey Grant festival opens July 5. Click here for information about Audrey Grant festival. Registration forms also are available at the club. 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 director@newtownbridge.org or 203-733-8525 for assistance.

 

June 2017 calendar

Full June calendar

Tournaments:

Jun 20-25 Nashua NH 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