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Easybridge!™ Workshops

Easybridge! workshops focus on modern bridge basics. Any player who wants to learn and strengthen basic bidding and playing skills is welcome to attend. Each workshop stands on its own so players can join workshops whenever their schedules permit.

The format for workshops is a brief lesson followed by play and discussion of 4 to 6 practice hands. Accredited Easybridge! Presenter, Susan Fronapfel, conducts the workshops. Refreshments are provided. Come with a friend – or come alone and make new ones!

The Easybridge! workshops are on Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm; cost is $12 per workshop ($9 for Newtown Bridge Club members). Students receive a comprehensive handout for each workshop.

Easybridge! Workshops, Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm

Workshop Topic Dates
1 Opening the Bidding and the initial responses. Apr 17
2 Major Suit Fits and bidding to the correct level. Learn when to value your short suits. May 1
3 1 Notrump Bids and basic responses, including Stayman and PIG. May 8
4 Overcalls. Spoiling the opponents' good time and telling partner what to lead. May 15
5 Takeout Doubles. An important tool to compete. May 22
6 Rebids by Opener and Responder. Paint a picture of your hand. Jun 5
7 Preempts. Drive your opponents crazy! Jun 12
8 2 Club Opening Bids and responses. Blackwood will be discussed. Jun 19
9 Opening Minor Suits. How should the auction proceed? Jun 26
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10 Jacoby Transfers. A useful bidding tool after partner opens 1NT. Jul 17
11 Opening Leads. Finding the killer defense! Jul 24
12 Ruffing - Making the most of your trumps. The cross-ruff. Jul 31
13 Love Those Long Suits. How to create tricks out of thin air. Aug 7
14 Negative Doubles. A most useful convention. Aug 14
15 Rule of 11. Reading the cards like magic. Aug 21
16 Getting to Game. What to do with those invitations. Aug 28
17 Cuebids. An important tool for games and slams. Sep 11
18 Balancing. Give the opponents a shove. Sep 18

The Easybridge! Workshop series starts again Tue Oct 17. Click here for information.

Questions? Contact Susan at or 203-733-8525.


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