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Bridge lessons for beginners
Modern Bidding Basics

Learn some of the most important aspects of the game. Whether you'd like to strengthen fundamental bridge skills or modernize your bidding, Monday evenings at Newtown Bridge Club offer practice in modern bidding basics.

Come with a friend — or come alone and make new ones! Partners not required. See how quickly you can polish your bridge game.

  When: Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm
starting October 15, 2018
  Where:  Alexandria Room on 2nd (top) floor
Edmond Town Hall
45 Main Street, Newtown CT 06470
  Cost: $12 per lesson ($9 for members)
Registration:  Advance registration is appreciated but not required.
Contact Susan at or 203-733-8525.

Our Easybridge! Program

The bridge program at Newtown Bridge Club emphasizes fun and learning from playing. The format for Monday evening workshops is a brief lesson followed by play and discussion of 4 to 6 practice hands. Accredited instructor, Susan Fronapfel, conducts the workshops. Refreshments are provided.

Students receive a comprehensive handout for each workshop. Tuition is $12 per lesson ($9 for Newtown Bridge Club members). Each workshop stands on its own so players can join workshops whenever their schedules permit.

Modern Bidding Basics (Easybridge!) Workshops, Mondays, 6:30-8:30 pm

Workshop Topic Dates
1 Opening the Bidding and the initial responses. Oct 15
2 Major Suit Fits and bidding to the correct level. Learn when to value your short suits. Oct 22
3 1 Notrump Bids and basic responses, including Stayman and PIG. Oct 29
4 Overcalls. Spoiling the opponents' good time and telling partner what to lead. Nov 5
5 Takeout Doubles. An important tool to compete. Nov 12
6 Rebids by Opener and Responder. Paint a picture of your hand. Nov 19
7 Preempts. Drive your opponents crazy! Dec 3
8 2 Club Opening Bids and responses. Blackwood will be discussed. Dec 10
9 Opening Minor Suits. How should the auction proceed? Dec 17
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Questions? Contact Susan at or 203-733-8525.


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