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

Reintroduction to Bridge
Five Mondays – January 9, 23, 30 and February 6, 13
9:30am – 11:30am

Description of the class: Are looking to get back into bridge? This class is for the current student at the advanced beginner level who has a knowledge of basic bidding in Majors, Minors and NT. Maybe the student has taken a few classes but had to postpone study and wants to pick up where he/she left off. The topics will include a general review of basic bidding, play of the hand, over calls and take out doubles. Instructor: Meredith Dunne

$150 DCA members
$175 public
Minimum/maximum enrollment applies
Prepayment is required by Thursday, January 5.

Newplicate Bridge This Fall!
The Monday newplicate bridge game is at 10:00am. Come with a partner or call us and we’ll help you find one.

(Come Play Bridge Students) Robin Sanders: (203) 832-8707

Bring your beginning bridge skills to the table for our “New”plicate bridge game exclusively designed for beginning bridge students. We’ll be by your side, guiding you as you bid and play. This will be a no-stress, fun-filled way to up your game. Isn’t this what you’ve been waiting for – a safe launch into the wonderful world of duplicate with your teacher as your co-pilot? Post-game we’ll provide detailed write-ups for each hand played. Looking forward to seeing you at the tables.

You do not need to be a member of Darien Community Association to participate. In keeping with current protocols in the bridge community, the director will require proof of COVID vaccination from all participants.

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 local 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 or 203-655-9050, extension 10.