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.

12:30 games in-person on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday. Open and 299er sections, except NAP games where 299er sections are replaced with 499er/NLM sections.
Jun 3-5, 17 & 19: NAP (North American Pairs) offers the highest masterpoint awards for any club game (81.8% sectional rating); awards are 50% RED / 50% black masterpoints. Open and 499er/NLM sections for NAP games.
Jun 10-12: ACBL Awards week promises extra masterpoints (63.6% sectional rating).
Jun 18: The Longest Day. Bridge at 10:00 & 2:00. Food, fun and extra points throughout the day. Click for The Longest Day schedule.
Jun 24-26: STaC (Sectional Tournament at Clubs) games award 100% SILVER masterpoints. Players can earn even more silver in across the field scoring with other New England clubs.

BBO games Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. 749ers at 10:00; Open at 10:05. Look for Newtown [CT] under Virtual Clubs on BBO.
🐦 Early Birds Fri-Sun: Register for 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.
Jun 7-9: 50% RED / 50% black points awarded at Club Masterpoint rating. NAP on BBO has Open & 499er games due to conditions of contest. (749er sectiona replaced with 499er sections for NAP games.)
Jun 14-16: SILVER points awarded at 1.5 times Club Masterpoint rating.
Jun 22-23: DOUBLE points. Black masterpoints awarded at twice the Club Masterpoint rating. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association.
Jun 30: 50% RED / 50% black points awarded at Club Masterpoint rating.


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

BBO=bridgebase.com, ETH=Edmond Town Hall, Chat=Chat Bridge
*499ers for NAP games due to conditions of contest.
**Newcomer Bridge meets in Lower Meeting Room



Save the dates: Tue Jun 18, Sat Jun 22 & Sun Jun 23

Tue Jun 18 - The Longest Day. On Tuesday, June 18, we will be hosting our 8th annual Longest Day event to support the Alzheimer’s Association. We will have Newcomer (0-50 MP), 499er and Open games, morning and afternoon, at Edmond Town Hall. Please join us in supporting this worthy cause.

Sat Sat Jun 22 & Sun Jun 23 - The Longest Day on BBO. The Longest Day BBO games will be Saturday, June 23, and Sunday, June 24, 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, Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays, 11:40-noon. Bring your lunch and your partner for a great warm-up before the 12:30 game. Free!
Defense on Mondays: You defend 50% of your hands so small changes as defenders can really improve your results.
Bridge Fundamentals on Tuesdays: Improve those skills you will use in every bridge game you play.
Bidding & Play on Wednesdays: You bid every hand and declare 25% of the time so it pays to sharpen your partnership understandings.

New! Bridge 2: Let's Compete, Mondays 6:30-8:30 pm, Jun 3-Jul 22. 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.

Introduction to Declarer Play, Tuesdays 10:00-11:30, May 7-Jul 16. Make the most of the cards you were dealt. This 9-class drop-in course teaches techniques for playing bridge hands better whether the game is social bridge, rubber or duplicate. Players will learn how to become confident declarers. Tuition: $13 per workshop ($10 for members). 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: $13 per person ($10 for members). Read more.

Newcomer Bridge, Saturdays 10:00-noon, in the Lower Meeting Room on the ground floor. One thing holds true for everyone: you have to play to learn. Saturday Newcomer Bridge offers a way to practice what you’ve learned while playing a short bridge game of a dozen random hands. Bridge tips start at 9:45; game starts promptly at 10:00; the director is available for questions after the game. You can refer to a 2-sided reference page, or equivalent, during the game. Arrange a partner beforehand or come alone and be paired as another single arrives. Masterpoints will be awarded; for players with fewer than 20 masterpoints. Game fee: $13 per person ($10 for members).

Next beginning bridge class…
Bridge 1: The Basics, Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 am, 8 classes, starts Sep 24, 2024. This is the perfect place to start for a true beginner. Read more.


Michael Berkowitz bridge teacher and columnist

Michael Berkowitz, noted teacher and featured Bridge Bulletin columnist, will give a seminar at Edmond Town Hall on Thursday, October 17, 2024, hosted by Newtown Bridge Club. Michael will present “To Draw or Not Draw Trump” in the morning and “Avoiding Finesses” in the afternoon with practice deals for each topic; a light lunch will be served between presentations.
Space is limited. Please register as early as you can.
Click here for the seminar schedule and registration information.


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 10:00 (749ers) and 10:05 (Open). Help your bridge community thrive by supporting your local clubs.
Register early for Newtown's 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 1 West Hartford CT 0-750 NLM Sectional

Jun 11-16 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