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): Beginning Bridge, Continuing Beginning Bridge, Continuing Bridge: Play of the Hand & Bidding, Supervised Bridge – Advanced Beginning Play, Supervised Bridge – Intermediate Play, and Duplicate Bridge. Dates and times of our various classes and games appear below.
Classes and games return Fall 2014 (listed in order of difficulty)
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For those new to bridge, learn the basics of the game that so many people are so passionate about. This class runs over 6 sessions. Led by one of our three instructors: Joan Bergen, Meredith Dunne or Belinda Metzger.
Continuing Beginning Bridge
If you’ve just completed our Beginning Bridge class, or already have basic knowledge of the game, join us to continue your Bridge education. Led by one of our two instructors: Meredith Dunne or Joan Bergen.
Continuing Bridge: Play of the Hand & Bidding
Join us to continue your Bridge education! This class picks up where our Continuing Beginning Bridge class left off, and focuses on play of the hand defense and basic bidding skills.
Supervised Bridge – Intermediate Play
This class is perfect for those who have a good knowledge of bridge, and are looking to learn more. Join popular bridge instructor Karen Barrett to move to the next level of play.
Thursdays from 9:30am – 11:30am, beginning in September, 2014 (date tbc)
$20 per lesson
This is drop-in play, so no reservations required.
Supervised Bridge – Advanced Intermediate Play
This class is for advanced intermediate players, and focuses on how to bid, play and defend. Instructor: Karen Barrett.
Mondays from 9:30am – 11:30am, beginning September 8th, 2014
$20 per lesson
Drop-in play, no reservation required.
This is a “drop-in” game held in the Garden Wing every Monday afternoon. Director: Bill Wood.
Mondays from 12:30, beginning September 8th, 2014
$12 per game
This is drop-in play, so no reservations are required.
Please note that one of the partners must be a DCA member.
Our Bridge instructors
Popular, experienced bridge instructor Karen Barrett runs two classes each week, and incorporates new learning into every session. Karen, a Silver Life Master, is an American Contract Bridge League Certified teacher and has been teaching for over ten years.
Instructor Joan Bergen is a long-time Darien resident 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!
Instructor 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.
Instructor Belinda Metzger is a long-time Darien resident, who has achieved recognition as a Bronze Life Master for bridge, and has authored two books about bridge, including A Beginner’s Guide to the Awesome Game of Bridge.
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, recipient of numerous awards for the game, and owner/director of the Wilton Bridge Studio in Norwalk. Beginning in June 2014, Bill directs Duplicate Bridge at the DCA.
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