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.
🍂 Dec 5 & 7: Together Again celebrates playing bridge in-person and awards masterpoints at Club Championship Pairs rating (63.6% sectional rating).
☃️ Dec 12: Holiday party. Potluck lunch at noon. Bridge at 1:00 awards masterpoints at Championship Pairs rating (81.8% sectional rating).
🌲 Dec 14:  Welcome Back is a celebration game ACBL has allowed clubs to schedule in 2022. Masterpoint awarded at Championship Pairs (81.8% sectional) rating.
🌲 Dec 19 & 21:  Charity game awards extra masterpoints at 63.6% sectional rating.

BBO games Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays. 499ers at 10:00; Open at 10:05. Look for Newtown [CT] under Virtual Clubs on BBO.
❄️ 342 Thursdays, Dec 1 - Jan 26. Your first Thursday BBO game will be free as your entry fee will be refunded to your BBO account! After your first free Thursday, play 2 more Thursdays and your next Thursday will again be free. Three (3) games for (4) the price of two (2)!
🐦 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.


Schedule for Newtown Bridge Club games
    Mon    Tue    Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 10:00 BBO             499ers   499ers   499ers   499ers 
10:05 BBO           Open Open Open Open
9:30 ETH      Chat         
 12:30 ETH  299ers     299ers            
12:30 ETH   Open       Open          

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



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 (499ers) 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? Learn how to play online with friends and in Virtual Club games. 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


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!

Chat Bridge, Wednedays 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!

NEW!  Bridge Studio Online, Thursdays 6:00-8:00 pm. Each week begins with a short bridge lesson on Zoom. Then players set up casual tables on BBO and play random deals in a Zoom breakout room where they can chat with their tablemates and the instructor can join them during the play. Cost: $8 ($5 for members). Email director@newtownbridge.org to register. Read more.

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.


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.


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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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