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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

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. Extra points at no extra charge – every game in May.

June 21 save the dateJoin Newtown Bridge Club for The Longest Day on June 21. Our Longest Day committee has planned an outstanding day of fun and bridge as a fundraiser for this worthwhile cause.

Duplicate games - morning, afternoon, evening. Extra points at every game. A Social Bridge game for non-duplicate players. Live jazz. Food. Guaranteed partners. You won't want to miss it!

Click for details about The Longest Day on Wed Jun 21.

Learn to Play Bridge

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

Bridge LessonsNEW!  Easybridge! 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. To register, contact Susan at director@newtownbridge.org or 203-733-8525. May topics: Major Suit Fits (May 1), 1 Notrump Bids & Responses (May 8), Overcalls (May 15) and Takeout Doubles (May 22).

Easybridge! lessons, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm, is a perfect place to start for beginners as well as players returning to bridge after some years. Each lesson begins with a brief talk followed by play of real bridge hands. 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.

Bells & Whistles, Mondays 10:00-11:30 am. Whether you are looking to add new tools to your game or simply want a better understanding of them, these workshops are for you. Each workshop stands on its own so players can join workshops whenever their schedules permit. Tuition is $9 per workshop for members ($12 for public). Click for information about Bells & Whistles or contact Susan at director@newtownbridge.org or 203-733-8525. May topics: Cue bids showing limit raises (May 1), Reverses & Jump Shifts (May 8), 4th Suit Forcing (May 15) and New Minor Checkback (May 22).

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.

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).

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.

Swiss team games at Newtown Bridge Club Sun 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 some team strategy tips.

More upcoming Sunday Swiss: Jul 23 & Aug 13

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.

 


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