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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, Thursday mornings 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.

The bridge program at Newtown Bridge Club emphasizes fun and learning from playing. The format for Modern Bidding Basics 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, Thursdays, 9:30-11:30 am

Topic Dates
Opening the Bidding and the initial responses. May 23
Major Suit Fits and bidding to the correct level. Learn when to value your short suits. May 30
1 Notrump Bids and basic responses, including Stayman and PIG. Jun 6
Overcalls. Spoiling the opponents' good time and telling partner what to lead. Jun 13
Takeout Doubles. An important tool to compete. Jun 20
Rebids by Opener and Responder. Paint a picture of your hand. Jun 27
S U M M E R   B R E A K . . . S U M M E R   B R E A K . . . S U M M E R   B R E A K
Preempts. Drive your opponents crazy! Jul 25
2 Club Opening Bids and responses. Blackwood will be discussed. Aug 1
Opening Minor Suits. How should the auction proceed? Aug 8

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


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