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Defense in the 21st Century

Bridge lessons You are a defender twice as often as you are declarer and whoever said defense was challenging was right. More tricks are dropped on defense than on bidding and play combined. This class will help you become a confident defender who can find the strengths your partnership holds as well as the weaknesses in declarer's hand.

Come with your partner — or come alone and make new friends! See how quickly you can polish your bridge game.

The bridge program at Newtown Bridge Club emphasizes fun and learning from playing. The Tuesday afternoon lessons use experience from playing hands to emphasize teaching points. ACBL Accredited Teacher, Susan Fronapfel, presents the lessons. Refreshments are provided.

Bridge defense in the 21st century

Tuition is $12 per lesson ($9 for Newtown Bridge Club members). The textbook, Defense in the 21st Century by Audrey Grant, is available from the instructor for $12. Advance registration appreciated but not required.

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

Defense in the 21st Century, Tuesdays, 2:30-4:30 pm

Week Topic Date
1 Leading against Notrump Apr 17
2 Leading against a Suit Contract Apr 24
3 Playing as the Third Hand May 1
4 Playing as the Second Hand May 8
5 Signaling for the Defense May 15
6 Making Tricks for the Defense May 22
7 Foiling Declarer's Plans Jun 5
8 Planning the Defense Jun 12


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