Bridge Classes and Games

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, and Bridge 9. We also occasionally offer classes on specific bridge topics. On Monday afternoons, we sponsor a duplicate bridge game. Dates, descriptions and times of confirmed classes and games are listed below.

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Upcoming Bridge Classes, Games and Events:
As classes, games and events are confirmed, full details will appear below.

Duplicate Bridge
This challenging game is held in the Garden Wing every Monday afternoon, and is directed by Tom Hunter of Come Play Bridge. Tom uses hands from The Common Game, so hand records are available. Games are stratified, and Tom is on hand both before and after the game for questions and discussion.

Mondays: from September – May
12:30pm
$13 per game, drop-in play
Open game (DCA membership not required)
Director: Tom Hunter

 

Bridge 1
This class is for beginning students with little or no prior bridge experience. Class will be an introduction to the basics of bridge. Come alone or with a friend. 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. Instructor: Meredith Dunne

Six Wednesdays: January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7, 14
1:00pm – 3:00pm

Bridge 7
This class will begin with an in-depth review and practice of basic bidding. Also included would be defense and more declarer play. 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. Instructor: Meredith Dunne

Five Tuesdays: January 16, 23, 30 and February 6, 13
9:30am – 11:30am

DCA members $125 / public $150
Prepayment is required by noon on Friday, January 12.
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Top 12 Bridge Conventions – Part 1
We will cover six of the top 12 conventions everyone should know. Secure knowledge of bridge required. Each convention will be covered in depth – so an excellent opportunity to learn new ones, or delve deeper into the finer points. Instructor: Joan Bergen

Six Tuesdays: January 16, 30 and February 6, 13, 20, 27
9:30am – 11:30am

DCA members $150 / public $180
Prepayment is required by noon on Friday, January 12.
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Minimum/maximum enrollment applies for all classes.

Meet our bridge instructors and director:
Joan Bergen
Joan Bergen is a longtime local resident and Bridge Life Master who, after studying bridge intently for eight years, is driven to teach others. Students will benefit from her enthusiasm and love for the game that she describes as both a great way to meet people, and a wonderful activity to keep the mind sharp.


Meredith Dunne is a longtime Darien resident and Bridge Life Master, who says it’s fun watching her students get hooked on the game of bridge. Meredith’s students enjoy continuing their instruction with her, appreciating her patient and personable teaching style.

Joan Bergen
A former Wall Streeter, Tom Hunter 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’d care to admit!

If you wish to be notified when new bridge classes will be available, and about other announcements, please subscribe to our DCA emails through this link and select “Bridge” as one of your areas of interest. Alternatively, contact the DCA directly at info@dariendca.org or 203-655-9050, extension 10.