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

Game fee: $11 per person ($9 for members).

May is ACBL Grass Roots FUNd month. Extra points awarded at no extra charge – every game in May.

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.

Try Tuesdays – Here are 5 reasons to try Tuesday games in May:

  1. $5 game fee for members ($7 for public) for the new 12:30 Tuesday game when
        • checking in as a pair for the 99er game
        • checking in as a table of 4 for the Open game
  2. Extra points awarded at all games as part of ACBL’s Grass Roots FUNd month.
  3. Guaranteed partners at Tuesday games so you can play even when your partner can’t.
  4. $5 game fee for members ($7 for public) for the 7:00 evening games.
  5. Social bridge & more at Tuesday's 6:00 Bridge Studio.

Save the date: Wed Jun 19, 2019
Wed June 19 - The Longest Day
. Please mark your calendars and invite your bridge-playing friends for an outstanding day of fun and bridge to support the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

Duplicate games - morning, afternoon, evening. Extra points at every game. Social bridge for non-duplicate players. Live jazz. Good food. A worthy cause. You'll want to be there!

New for this year – SCRABBLE™ tournament and casual play, morning, afternoon and evening.

Click for a schedule of events for The Longest Day.

Learn to Play Bridge

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

Bridge lessons in Newtown CTNEW!  Modern Bridge Essentials, Mondays 10:00-11:30 am, discusses key aspects of the game for advancing players. Players will get experience using Jacoby Transfers, Negative Doubles, Rule of 11, Cuebids and more. Starts May 13. Read more.

NEW!  Modern Bidding Basics, Thursdays 9:30-11:30 am, focuses on the building blocks of bidding. All who want practice in bidding and playing skills or wish to modernize their bidding are welcome to attend. Starts May 23. Read more.

Learn to Play Bridge, Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 am, is a perfect place for beginners as well as players returning to bridge after some years. The 10-class course presents the basics of modern bidding. Read more.

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.

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).

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 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 for Bridge Mentoring registration form.

Coming in September…

Larry Cohen at Newtown CT Bridge Club September 2019 Larry Cohen
 
Sunday & Monday
Sept. 15 & 16, 2019

 
Worldwide lecturer for all levels
25-time National Champion
& best-selling author
Click for information about Larry Cohen seminar.

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 at Tuesday and Wednesday gamesGuaranteed partners: Tuesday & Wednesday games. Note that partners are guaranteed for Tuesday and Wednesday games only. Please arrive 10 minutes early to be guaranteed a partner.

 


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