Introduction to Declarer Play

How to play a bridge hand Tuesday mornings, 10:00-11:30
9 classes
May 7 - July 23, 2024
/ no class May 21, May 28 & Jun 18

You don't need 25 conventions to be a good bridge player. The secret, whether you play social bridge or duplicate, is to play your cards better. This class teaches techniques for making the most of the cards you were dealt. You will learn how to become a confident declarer.

Come with a friend — or come alone and make new ones! See how quickly you can polish your bridge game.

The bridge program at Newtown Bridge Club emphasizes fun and learning from playing. These lessons use experience from playing hands to emphasize teaching points. ACBL Accredited Teacher, Susan Fronapfel, presents the lessons. Refreshments are provided.

Tuition is $13 per lesson; $10 for Newtown Bridge Club members. The textbook, Introduction to Declarer Play: Second Edition by Eddie Kantar (author) and Barbara Seagram (editor), is available at class from the instructor for $12.

Experience playing bridge is a prerequisite for this class. The first 5 classes focus on how to play notrump contracts. While you can drop-in for any class that fits your schedule, you'll get the most from this course by attending as many classes as you can.

Questions? Contact the instructor, Susan Fronapfel, at or 203-733-8525.

Introduction to Declarer Play, Tuesdays, 10:00-11:30

Topic Date
Counting Winners & Establishing Tricks May 7
Taking Tricks with Spot Cards May 14
Taking Tricks by Finessing June 4
Hold-up Plays June 11
Danger Hands June 25
Counting with Trump Suits July 2
Creating Extra Winners July 9
Long Suit Establishment July 16
Trumping in the Short Hand July 23


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