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.

All must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination to attend in-person bridge activities. Masks are optional.

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 & Wednesday at the 12:30 in-person games. Open and 299er sections both days.
All May: Grass Roots FUNd games award masterpoints at Club Championship Pairs rating (63.6% sectional rating) at every in-person game.
May 29: Closed for the holiday.
Summer bridge schedule - Mon, Tue & Wed in-person Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays at 12:30 starts 6/5
The summer bridge schedule begins June 5 with three in-person games each week at 12:30 Mondays. Tuesdays & Wednesdays. The first Tuesday game is June 6. 😎 We hope to see you often this summer.

BBO games Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. 749ers at 10:00; Open at 10:05. Look for Newtown [CT] under Virtual Clubs on BBO.
🐦 Early Birds Thu-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, Thu-Sun. To be eligible, players must register early and be logged into BBO and ready to play at start time.
Jun 1-4 & 15-18: NAP on BBO awards DOUBLE masterpoints, 50% RED / 50% black. Open & 499er games due to conditions of contest.

Summer 😎 schedule for Newtown Bridge Club games
    Mon    Tue    Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 10:00 BBO             749ers   749ers   749ers   749ers 
10:05 BBO           Open Open Open Open
9:30 ETH      Chat         
 12:30 ETH  299ers    49er*
499er*
 299ers            
12:30 ETH   Open     Open*    Open          

BBO=bridgebase.com, ETH=Edmond Town Hall, Chat=Chat Bridge
*Tue afternoon games begin Jun 6.



Save the dates: Tue Jun 20, Sat Jun 24 & Sun Jun 25

Tue Jun 20 - The Longest Day. On Tuesday, June 20, we will be hosting our 7th annual Longest Day event to support the Alzheimer’s Association. We will have games all day at Edmond Town Hall - morning, afternoon, and evening for all levels. Please join us in supporting this worthy cause.

Sat Jun 24 & Sun Jun 25 - The Longest Day on BBO. The Longest Day BBO games will be Saturday, June 24, and Sunday, June 25, and will award double masterpoints!

Click here for the schedule of The Longest Day bridge events

Donate $100 and play bridge for FREE at all events. Click here to donate directly to the Alzheimer’s Association on behalf of the Newtown Bridge Club team. Checks payable to the Alzheimer's Association with a note that it is for Team Newtown Bridge Club may be mailed to The Longest Day, PO Box 6804, Hagerstown, MD 21741-6804.


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!

NEW!  Bridge 2: Let’s Compete, Tuesdays 9:30-11:30, 8 classes, Jun 6 – Aug 8. 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 and/or participants in 2022-23 classes). Read more.

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: $12 per person ($9 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!


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 fewer than 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 at 10:00 (749ers) and 10:05 (Open) Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday and Founders Hall games at 4:00 (0-750 MPs) on Thursday. 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.

 

Calendar

Click on events below to see more detail.

*Extra points will be awarded

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Nearby tournaments:

Jun 10 Branford CT 499er sectional

Jun 11-15 Fairfield NJ Regional

Jun 20-25 Nashua NH Regional

Susan Fronapfel, club manager
director@newtownbridge.org
203-733-8525

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