Edmond Town Hall, home of Newtown Bridge Club
Edmond Town Hall

Newtown Bridge Club meets on Wednesdays and Thursdays during the winter. Games and lessons are 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 Friday through Tuesday mornings.

Details about in-person and online bridge activities are on the Calendar.

Summer bridge schedule at Newtown Bridge Club The summer schedule has begun:
• 12:30 games - 3 days a week - MON, Wed & Thu
• Open & 299ers (Mon)
• Open & 199ers (Wed)
• Open & 499ers (Thu)
• New summer class sessions 😎

All May:  Extra points awarded at every Mon, Wed & Thu in-person game. Guaranteed partners; please arrive 10 minutes before game time to be guaranteed a partner.

Grass Roots FUNd games at the club award extra masterpoints (63.6% sectional-rated) at Fund Championship Pairs rating. Every Mon, Wed & Thu in May.

May 14-15:  Grass Roots weekend on BBO awards double masterpoints.

May 30: Morning games on BBO as Edmond Town Hall is closed for the holiday.


Summer schedule for Newtown Bridge Club games
    Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
 10:05 BBO      499ers         499ers   499ers   499ers 
10:15 BBO     Open     Open Open Open
9:30 ETH        Chat       
 12:30 ETH  299ers     199ers   499/NLM          
12:30 ETH   Open       Open     Open        

BBO=bridgebase.com, ETH=Edmond Town Hall, Chat=Chat Bridge, NLM=non-Life Master


All June:  Extra points awarded at every Mon, Wed & Thu in-person game.

Jun 1-2 & 20: Club Championship games give players the opportunity to win bragging rights and extra masterpoint awards.

Jun 6, 8-9, 27 & 29-30: NAP (North American Pairs) offers the highest masterpoint awards for any club game (81.8% sectional rating); awards are 50% red / 50% black masterpoints.

Jun 7, 10-12, 24-26 & 28: NAP on BBO awards double masterpoints, 50% red / 50% black.

Jun 13 & 15-16: STaC (Sectional Tournament at Clubs) awards 100% silver points. Winners can earn even more silver in across-the-field scoring in competition with CT, NY and NJ clubs.

Jun 18-19: The Longest Day on BBO awards double masterpoints. Morning and afternoon games raise funds to support the fight against Alzheimer's disease.

Jun 22: The Longest Day at the club. Our in-person fundraiser to support the fight against Alzheimer's disease is back. Click for information.


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 10:05 (499ers) and 10:15 (Open) Monday, Tuesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday and Founders Hall games at 4:00 (499ers) on Thursday. You’ll be helping your bridge community thrive by supporting your local club.


Learn to Play Bridge

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

Bridge lessons at Newtown CT Bridge Club Bridge FUNdamentals 101, Tuesdays 10:00-noon, thru May 24. Brush up on what you know and learn some new tricks as we discuss lesson deals in this 4-week series designed for graduates of our beginning bridge courses. Come to any session that interests you. Tuition: $12 per lesson ($9 for members). Read more.

NEW! 2-over-1 Intensive, Tuesdays 1:00-3:00, starts May 17. Are you thinking it’s time you found out why so many players have adopted 2-over-1? Learn how experts get to the best contracts and explore for slam in this 6-week course for intermediate or advanced players. Tuition: $12 per lesson ($9 for members). Read more.

Lunch & Learn, Wednesdays 11:30-noon. Bring your lunch and join the Lunch & Learn group for bridge tips and answers to your bridge questions. A great warm-up before the 199er games. Free!

NEW! Mondays 11:30-noon, will offer more bridge tips and answers to your bridge questions in another Lunch & Learn session each week before the 299er game. Still free!

Chat Bridge, Thursdays 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.

Planning ahead…

Starts June 1. Learn to Play Bridge, Wednesdays 6:30-8:30 pm. This course is the perfect place to start for true beginners as well as players returning to bridge after 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 and the club’s Chat Bridge games. Tuition: $12 per lesson ($9 for members). Read more.

Starts June 7. Play of the Hand, Tuesdays 10:00-noon. Keep progressing to the next level and become a confident declarer. Learn techniques for playing bridge hands better whether the game is social bridge, rubber or duplicate in this 8-week course designed for graduates of beginning bridge courses as well as those who have some experience playing bridge. Tuition: $12 per lesson ($9 for members). Read more.

Starts July 12. One-Day Workshops, Tuesdays 1:00-3:00. Read more.

Starts Aug 9. Bridge FUNdamentals 102, Tuesdays 10:00-noon. 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 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.


June 19-20, 2021 - The Longest Day fundraiser We are hosting our sixth annual The Longest Day (TLD) fundraiser this June. As for the last two years, ACBL will be teaming with BBO with all proceeds from the virtual games on Saturday, June 18, and Sunday, June 19, going to the Alzheimer’s Association. And we are very excited that we will be able to have fundraiser games again at Edmond Town Hall on Wednesday, June 22!

Please mark your calendars to join us for both the weekend BBO and the Wednesday in-person games! There will be multiple games all three days.

Please also consider donating online via The Longest Day Donations. Or you can write a check to Alzheimer’s Association (note on the check that it is for Team Newtown Bridge Club), and mail to The Longest Day, PO Box 6804, Hagerstown, MD 21741-6804. Ask your friends and family to donate too!

For your friends who play Scrabble, our club member Cornelia Guest will run TLD Scrabble tournaments at Edmond Town Hall on Wednesday, the 22nd. Click for Scrabble Tournament information.


 

Calendar

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*Extra points will be awarded

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Nearby Tournaments:

May 19-25 Marlboro MA Regional

May 21-22 Poughkeepsie NY Sectional

Jun 3-5 Orange CT 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