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.

Upcoming Bridge Classes, Games and Events:

From September 2016, experienced and new players will find classes, games and events that suit all levels of play. Sessions include Duplicate Bridge with Director Bill Wood, 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.

http://dariendca.org/activities-programs/bridge-classes/
Bridge Classes 1, 5 & 8

This fall we are offering three levels of classes taught by two enthusiastic instructors, Joan Bergen and Meredith Dunne. Each class will run with a minimum of 8 prepaid students.

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. No book is required.

Register online through the link below each class, or contact the DCA directly at info@dariendca.org or 203-655-9050 ext. 10.


Bridge 1:
Six Tuesdays, October 4, 11, 25 & November 1, 8, 15
9:00am – 11:00am
DCA members $150, public $170
Prepayment for all classes is required by noon on Friday, September 30th. Minimum/maximum enrollment applies.

This class is for the person who has never played bridge or may have taken a beginning course but wants to refresh his/her knowledge. Basic concepts of the game will be introduced including opening bids, basic responses, and rebids. Instructed by Meredith Dunne.

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Bridge 5
Nine Tuesdays, September 13, 20, 27; October 4, 11, 25 & November 1, 8, 15
9:30am – 11:30am
DCA members $225, public $270
Prepayment for all classes is required by noon on Friday, September 9th. Minimum/maximum enrollment applies.

This class is continuing instruction for the advanced beginner/new intermediate player. The focus will be on play of the hand, defense, and several new conventions, including Jacoby 2NT, and Negative Doubles. Instructed by Joan Bergen.

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Bridge 8
Six Wednesdays, October 5, 12, 26 & November 2, 9, 16
1:00pm-3:00pm
DCA members $150, public $170
Prepayment for all classes is required by noon on Monday, October 3rd. Minimum/maximum enrollment applies.

This class is continuing instruction for the more advanced player. Topics include New Minor Forcing, Negative Doubles, Help Suit Game Try, Defense and a review of responses to major suit openings. Instructed by Meredith Dunne.

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Register online through the link below each class, or contact the DCA directly at info@dariendca.org or 203-655-9050.

 

Augie Boehm leads a Bridge Master Class at the Darien Community Association in October, 2015Master Bridge Class with Augie Boehm
Thursday, November 10th
9:00am – 11:30am
DCA members $50, public $55
Prepayment required by Wednesday, November 9th.

Experienced duplicate bridge players – want to step up your game? Augie Boehm has taught bridge in and around the New York City area spanning four decades. He is the author of nine books (his most recent book, Bridge Smarts, was announced as the 2016 Book of the Year by the American Bridge Teachers Association), and a regular columnist for the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) monthly magazine. Bring your partner to learn from a master.

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Bridge-duplicate-bridge-in-action-verticalDuplicate Bridge
Monday – weekly starting September 12th
12:30pm
$12 per game, drop-in play.
1 partner must be a DCA member

This challenging game is held in the Garden Wing every Monday afternoon from September until May. Directed by Bill Wood.

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 who, after studying bridge intently for 8 years, is driven to teach others. Students will benefit from Meredith’s enthusiasm and patient, personable demeanor.

 

 

 

 

 
Bill Wood leads Duplicate Bridge sessions at the DCA beginning June, 2014.Bill Wood has been playing bridge since age 9, and participated in his first Duplicate Bridge game at age 12. After playing only occasionally around active duty in the Navy, a successful career in investment analysis and money management, and raising a family, in 2000 Bill selected Bridge as his vocation, not just his avocation. He is now a Gold Life Master and recipient of numerous awards for the game. Bill has been directing Duplicate Bridge at the DCA since June 2014.

 

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