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.
April is Charity month. All games award extra masterpoints at 63.6% sectional rating except Stardust games.
Apr 22-23: Stardust games award 25% GOLD/75% black masterpoints at Club Masterpoint rating.
Apr 29-May 1: Swiss Teams. Make a team with your partner and your favorite pair to play in the Swiss team games.
Swiss team games, Apr 29 - May 1, 2024 • 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.
New to Swiss team games? There is no better place to start — Many have played on their first Swiss team during past Team Weeks at Newtown Bridge Club. Come at 11:30 for an explanation of scoring plus some team strategy tips.

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.
Apr 12-13: DOUBLE points. Black masterpoints awarded at twice the Club Masterpoint rating.
Apr 14: 50% RED / 50% black points awarded at Club Masterpoint rating.
Apr 26-28: 25% GOLD / 75% black points awarded at 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
 10:10 BBO                 Singles+
9:30 ETH      Chat         
10:00 ETH           Newcomer*  
 12:30 ETH  299ers    49ers   299ers            
12:30 ETH   Open     Open     Open          

BBO=bridgebase.com, ETH=Edmond Town Hall, Chat=Chat Bridge
*Newcomer Bridge meets in Lower Meeting Room

499er Sectional Tournament, Sat May 11, hosted by Newtown Bridge Club
499er Sectional tournament in Newtown CT

$10 for 1 session/$20 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

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.

Bridge 1: The Basics, Mondays 6:30-8:30pm, 8 classes, thru May 13. For true beginners and players returning to bridge after an absence of some years. Before the end of the course, players will have the confidence to join bridge games with friends. Read more.

Classic Conventions, Tuesdays 10:00-11:30 am, thru Apr 16. These drop-in workshops cover some of the most useful conventions in bridge. In April, topics include Drury (4/9) and Key Card Blackwood “1430” (4/16). 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, 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. It’s best to arrange your partner beforehand. Masterpoints will be awarded; for players with fewer than 20 masterpoints. Game fee: $13 per person ($10 for members).

Coming in May! Introduction to Declarer Play, Tuesdays 10:00-11:30, May 7-July 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.

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.



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Nearby tournaments:

Apr 17-21 Southbridge MA Regional

May 11 Newtown CT 0-499er Sectional

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