Bridge classes

The DCA is delighted to offer a wide variety of levels of play for the bridge enthusiast who enjoys both the challenge and social aspect of play.

Classes we offer (in order of difficulty): Bridge 1 (Beginner Bridge), Bridge 2, Bridge 3, Bridge 4, Bridge 5, Bridge 6, Bridge 7, Bridge 8, Bridge 9 and Duplicate Bridge. Dates, descriptions and times of confirmed classes and games are listed below.

If you wish to be notified when new bridge classes will be available, please subscribe to our DCA emails through the below link and select “Bridge” as one of your areas of interest. Alternatively, contact the DCA directly at info@dariendca.org or 203-655-9050.

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Upcoming Bridge Classes, Games and Events:

From September 2017, experienced and new players will find classes, games and events that suit all levels of play. Sessions include Duplicate Bridge with Director Tom Hunter, several different levels of bridge classes with Meredith Dunne and Joan Bergen and one time events. Meet our instructors below.

As classes, games and events are confirmed, full details will appear below.

New Bridge Director and Open Game Come to the DCA!
The DCA is excited to welcome Tom Hunter of Come Play Bridge as our new duplicate bridge director. Our Monday game will now be a $13 open game, without a DCA membership requirement, to help players obtain more master points. Tom will be using hands from The Common Game, so hand records will be available. Games will be stratified, and Tom will also be available both before and after the game for questions and discussion.

Mondays, weekly from September 11
12:30pm
Drop-in play, $13
This challenging game is held in the Garden Wing every Monday afternoon from September until May.

Bridge 5:
Continuing Advanced Beginner Bridge: instructor Meredith Dunne will cover topics including take out doubles, basic bidding review and smart declarer play. All of our bridge classes follow the same format. Each class begins with an oral lesson followed by play of the hand. Students should plan on bringing a three ring binder to the first class, as all classes are taught via handouts.

Six Tuesdays: September 26 and October 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
9:00am – 11:00am
DCA members $150 / public $170
Prepayment is required by noon on Friday, September 22.
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If you wish to be notified when new bridge classes will be available, please subscribe to our DCA emails through the below link and select “Bridge” as one of your areas of interest. Alternatively, contact the DCA directly at info@dariendca.org or 203-655-9050.

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Meet our bridge instructors:

Joan Bridges teaches bridge to all levels of beginners at the DCA in Darien, CTJoan Bergen is a long-time Darien resident and Bridge Life Master who, after studying bridge intently for 8 years, is driven to teach others. Students will benefit from Joan’s enthusiasm and love for the game that she describes as both a great way to meet people, and a great activity to keep the mind sharp. She’s developing quite a following!

 

 

 

Meredith Dunne instructs Beginning Bridge classes at the DCA.Meredith Dunne is a long-time Darien resident and Bridge Life Master who, after studying bridge intently for 8 years, is driven to teach others. Students will benefit from Meredith’s enthusiasm and patient, personable demeanor.

 

 

 

 

The DCA is excited to welcome Tom Hunter of Come Play Bridge as our new duplicate bridge director. A former Wall Streeter, Tom learned bridge at a young age from his grandmother, and his love for the game has continued ever since. He is an American Contract Bridge League certified teacher and director, and a local boy – confessing that he graduated from Staples High School more years ago than he wants to admit!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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