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 sections every day. 299er sections on Mondays & Wednesdays; 49er/Newcomer sections on Tuesdays. Bridge handicaps at Tuesday Open games.
Mar 4-6: ACBL Awards are a week of special games ACBL has given clubs this year with extra masterpoints at 63.6% sectional rating.
Mar 11-13: Charity games award extra masterpoints at Club Championship Pairs (63.6% sectional) rating.
Mar 18-20: Club Championship. Win bragging rights for the 1st quarter as well as extra masterpoints (63.6% sectional rating).
Mar 26: Four Is Enough is a fun afternoon of bridge awarding extra masterpoints (150% of a regular game). Pairs must have a total rating of 4 or less. (A player with fewer than 150 masterpoints has a 1-rating, 150-400 has a 2-rating, and over 400 has a 3-rating.) Players with more than 400 masterpoints play with a partner who has fewer than 150 masterpoints in this game.

BBO games Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. 749ers at 10:00; Open at 10:05, Singles+ProRobots at 10:10. Look for Newtown [CT] under Virtual Clubs on BBO.
🐦 Early Birds Fri-Sun: Register for our 10:00 & 10:05 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.
Mar 3: 50% RED / 50% black points awarded at Club Masterpoint rating.
Mar 15-17: CLOSED for BBO games during St Patrick's Day Sectional in Orange CT.

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
 10:10 BBO                 Singles+
ProRobots
Singles+
ProRobots
Singles+
ProRobots
9:30 ETH      Chat         
 12:30 ETH  299ers    49ers   299ers            
12:30 ETH   Open     Open     Open          

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



Newcomer Reception — Saturday March 9

Newtown Bridge Club is hosting bridge and lunch on Saturday March 9 from 10:00 to 1:30 in the Alexandria Room at Edmond Town Hall to welcome graduates of beginning bridge classes and social bridge players to the club. All bridge players with fewer than 50 masterpoints are invited to attend. Masterpoints and door prizes will be awarded. $5 admission at the door includes both bridge and lunch.
Reservations are required; email director@newtownbridge.org or sign-up at the club to let us know you're coming. Read more.

Learn to Play Bridge

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

Next beginning bridge class…
Bridge 1: The Basics, Mondays 6:30-8:30pm, 8 classes, starts Mar 18. This is the perfect place to start for a true beginner or a player returning to bridge after an absence of some years. Everyone will be playing bridge at the first lesson! Before the end of the course, players will have the confidence to join bridge games with friends. Tuition: $125. Read more.

Bridge lessons at Newtown CT Bridge Club

Current programs…
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.

Classic Conventions, Tuesdays 10:00-11:30 am, thru Apr 9. These drop-in workshops cover some of the most useful conventions in bridge. In March, topics include Cue Bids showing Limit Raises (3/5), 4th Suit Forcing (3/12), DONT (3/19) and New Minor Forcing (3/26). BONUS: Participants play for half-price in that day's 12:30 game; bridge handicaps in Open game. 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.

New! Newcomer Bridge, Saturdays 10:00-noon starts March 16, in the Lower Meeting Room on the ground floor. One thing holds true for everyone: you have to play to learn. Saturday Newcomer Bridge will offer a way to assimilate 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. It’s best to arrange your partner beforehand; the game will award masterpoints. Game fee: $13 per person ($10 for members).


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), 10:05 (Open) and 10:10 (Singles+ProRobots). Help your bridge community thrive by supporting your local clubs.
Register early for Newtown's 10:00 & 10:05 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:

Mar 15-17 Orange CT Sectional

Apr 17-21 Southbridge MA Regional

May 11 Newtown CT 0-499er Sectional

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