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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*
  *NAP only: Open & 499er/NLM
  12:30 pm  Thursdays  Open & 99ers

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.

Try Tuesdays – Here are 4 reasons to try Tuesday games in July:

  1. Pre-game tips with "Ask a Director" at 11:45.
  2. Guaranteed partners at Tuesday games so you can play even when your partner can’t.
  3. Social bridge & more at Tuesday's 6:00 Bridge Studio.
  4. Evening game for everyone starting at 7:00.


Wed June 19 - The Longest Day
. Sixty-five (65) tables of enthusiastic bridge players and 40 Scrabblers participated June 19, 2019 The Longest Day benefit to fight Alzheimers Disease in the club's third annual Longest Day. Everyone enjoyed both the games and the complimentary breakfast, lunch and dinner provided by local establishments. The event raised over $9,000 for the Alzheimer's Association to advance research and to support those suffering from Alzheimer's and their caregivers.

It's not too late to make a donation. Cash and checks payable to the Alzheimer's Association are accepted at the club or you can click here to donate directly to the Alzheimer’s Association on behalf of the Newtown Bridge Club team

Learn to Play Bridge

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

Bridge lessons in Newtown CTModern 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. Read more.
Summer break - next class Jul 22.

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. Read more.
Summer break - next class Jul 25.

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.

Coming in August…

Play of the Hand in the 21st Century will teach techniques for playing bridge hands better whether the game is social bridge, rubber or duplicate. Players will learn how to become confident declarers. Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 am, starting Aug 15. Read more.

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 matched with a partner.

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.

 

July 2019 calendar

Full July calendar

Tournaments:

Aug 16-18 Stamford CT Sectional

Aug 27-Sep 1 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