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.
September: International Fund month. All games award extra masterpoints at 63.6% sectional rating.
49er/Newcomer Tuesdays: All September, the club welcomes Newcomers with a regular entry fee of $10. A pair can play for half-price with a 2-for-1 coupon ($10 for both). 49ers/Newcomers receive a coupon at their first Tuesday afternoon game.

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 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.
DOUBLE points, Sun Oct 15 & Fri-Sat Oct 20-21, BBO Club Appreciation games. Black masterpoints awarded at twice the Club Masterpoint rating.

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         
 12:30 ETH  299ers    49ers 
12:30 ETH   Open     Open     Open          

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

499er Sectional Tournament, Fri Sep 29, hosted by Newtown Bridge Club.
499er Sectional tournament in Newtown CT

$5 for 1 session/$10 for 2 sessions
$13 for 1 session/$20 for 2 sessions
Morning session

Afternoon session

Play in 1 or both!
Lunch is available for purchase from the deli next door and may be preordered at the morning session.
Extra $4 per session must be charged if a player's ACBL membership is not current.
Click here to print a flyer. Questions? Email director@newtownbridge.org

A special week — Mon-Wed Oct 16-18: Team Week

Swiss team games, Oct 16-18, 2023

Make a team with your partner and your favorite pair to play in the Swiss team games during Team Week at Newtown Bridge Club. Four rounds per game – Win a round and win gold!

• Masterpoint awards are 5% GOLD, to a maximum of 0.25 per player; remaining masterpoints are black.

• Games start early – 12:00 noon sharp!

• To reserve your table, sign up at the club or email director@newtownbridge.org with your team and the date you plan to play. Advance signup is appreciated but not required.

• If your pair needs help finding teammates, check the Partnership Desk or email director@newtownbridge.org.

New to teams? Come 30 minutes early for an explanation of scoring plus some team strategy tips. Lots of players have earned their first gold during past Team Weeks at Newtown Bridge Club.

Learn to Play Bridge

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

Bridge lessons at Newtown CT Bridge Club

Tell your friends who would like to learn bridge…
NEW! Bridge 1: The Basics, Saturdays 10:00-noon, 8 classes, starts Sept 30. 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.

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!

2-over-1 Game Force, Tuesdays 9:30-11:30, Sep 19-Oct 17. Are you thinking it’s time you found out why so many people are playing 2-over-1? Whether you are looking to make the transition to 2-over-1 or simply want a better understanding of the system, these classes are for you. Tuition: $75 ($60 for members). Read more.

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!

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 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 at 10:00 (749ers) and 10:05 (Open) Friday, Saturday & Sunday. 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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Nearby tournaments:

Sep 29 Newtown CT 499er Sectional

Oct 1 West Hartford CT 0-750 Sectional

Oct 27-29 Orange CT Sectional

Oct 31-Nov 5 Marlboro MA Regional

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