Edmond Town Hall, home of Newtown Bridge Club
Edmond Town Hall

Newtown Bridge Club holds in-person games and lessons in the Alexandria Room on the second (top) floor of Edmond Town Hall, 45 Main Street, Newtown CT.

Newtown [CT] Virtual Club games are played on BBO.

Details about in-person and online bridge activities are on the Calendar.

Extra points every Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday at the 12:30 in-person games. Open sections every day. 299er sections on Mondays & Wednesdays; 49er/Newcomer & 499er sections on Tuesdays.
Nov 27-29 & Dec 4-6: Together Again in-person games award extra masterpoints at Club Championship Pairs (63.6% sectional) rating.
Dec 11-13: Charity games award extra masterpoints at Club Championship Pairs (63.6% sectional) rating.
Dec 18-20: Together Again in-person games award extra masterpoints at Club Championship Pairs (63.6% sectional) rating.
Dec 25-27: CLOSED for the holiday.

BBO games Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. 749ers at 10:00; Open at 10:05 (Sat & Sun only). NEW: 199ers at 9:55 (Fri only). Look for Newtown [CT] under Virtual Clubs on BBO.
🐦 Early Birds Fri-Sun: Register for any of our BBO games at least 20 minutes before the start time and get the chance to play free! One winner will be randomly selected from each game, every day, Fri-Sun. To be eligible, players must register early and be logged into BBO and ready to play at start time.

Schedule for Newtown Bridge Club games
    Mon    Tue    Wed    Thu    Fri Sat Sun
 9:55 BBO                  199ers         
 10:00 BBO                  749ers   749ers   749ers 
10:05 BBO                 Open Open
9:30 ETH      Chat         
 12:30 ETH  299ers    49ers 
12:30 ETH   Open     Open     Open          

BBO=bridgebase.com, ETH=Edmond Town Hall, Chat=Chat Bridge

Learn to Play Bridge

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

Bridge lessons at Newtown CT Bridge Club

Lunch & Learn: Defense, Mondays 11:30-noon. Bring your lunch and your partner for a bite-sized lesson. You defend half the hands during a game so small changes as defenders can really improve your results. Free!

Improving Your Bidding Decisions, Tuesdays 10:00-11:30 am, Nov 7-Dec 19. There is more to bidding than just counting high card points. These drop-in lessons will help players make decisions about what to do with borderline hands. Tuition: $13 per lesson ($10 for members). Read more. (No class on Tue Dec 12.)

Lunch & Learn: Bridge Fundamentals, Tuesdays 11:40-12:10. Bring your lunch and come for a bite-sized lesson and answers to your bridge questions. The lesson will focus on bridge fundamentals — those skills you will use in every bridge game you play. Free! (No Lunch & Learn on Tue Dec 12.)

Chat Bridge, Wednesdays 9:30-11:30 am. If you’d like to play bridge more and still have the chance to ask questions during bidding and play, try a Chat Bridge game. Each game starts with a short bridge lesson. Come alone, with a partner or with a group. An instructor will be standing by to help. Game fee: $13 per person ($10 for members). Read more.

Lunch & Learn: Bidding and Declarer Play, Wednesdays 11:30-noon. Bring your lunch and your partner for a great warm-up before the 299er game. Since you bid every hand and declare 25% of the time, it pays to sharpen your partnership understandings. Free!

NEW! Winter Workshops, Saturdays 10:00-noon, Dec 2-Dec 16. These 3 drop-in lessons will reinforce important skills introduced in Bridge 1. Tuition: $15 per lesson ($12 for members). Read more.

Coming in January…
Bridge 2: Let's Compete, Saturdays 10:00-noon, 8 classes, starts Jan 6. Do you hate to pass? This 8-class pre-intermediate bridge course introduces the techniques of a modern competitive bridge game. Players will learn how to interfere and take advantage of the opponents’ bidding, how to bid with great hands and try for slams, what to lead and more. Tuition: $125 ($110 for members). Read more.

Next beginning bridge class…
Bridge 1: The Basics, Mondays 6:30-8:30pm, 8 classes, starts Mar 18, 2024. This is the perfect place to start for a true beginner. Read more.

Bridge Mentoring

Bridge Mentoring at Newtown Bridge Club provides members Bridge mentoring program with coaching and advice and the opportunity to share the love of the game. Might you be interested in having a mentor or being a mentor?
Players with 5 to 200 masterpoints may sign up to have a mentor. Experienced players may sign up to be a mentor.
Mentoring partnerships agree to play together at least once a month for 3 months on a mutually convenient schedule. Mentors in approved registered partnerships qualify for free plays.
For details, click to see the printable Bridge Mentoring registration form.

Playing bridge online

Want to play online with people you know?

Join your Newtown Bridge Club, Founders Hall and Stamford Bridge Club friends online. Under Virtual Clubs on BBO, look for Newtown [CT] games Friday, Saturday & Sunday at 9:55 (199ers, Fri only) 10:00 (749ers) and 10:05 (Open, Sat & Sun only) . Help your bridge community thrive by supporting your local clubs.
PS. Register early for Newtown BBO games for a chance to play for free.

Ready to try BBO? BBO Practice Sessions are offered for players who are interested in playing bridge online. You will learn how to set up a private table to play with friends, how to play in a Virtual Club game and get answers to your BBO questions. Contact Susan at director@newtownbridge.org to schedule a practice session; free for members.

For additional BBO information, click the following links:
Creating Private Tables on BBO       BBO tips

Need a Partner?

The Partnership Desk has 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.



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Susan Fronapfel, club manager

Linda Dale Mulholland, assistant
club manager

Newtown Bridge Club is a member of:

American Contract Bridge League

ACBL American Contract Bridge League

District 25

Unit 126

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