New Players: You can join the ACBL (American Contract Bridge League) for free! The guest membership is good for 120 days, and you'll get a great monthly magazine with super helpful articles, among other benefits. Click here to begin. Your Teacher Number is 7364458 and your Club Number is 251371.
Learn to Play Bridge Online!
Bridge takes an investment of time to learn, but once you do, you'll be rewarded with
a lifetime of fun mental challenges, social gatherings with friends old and new, and
lots of entertainment. Three Great Reasons to Play Bridge -- Click Here!
And YES! You can learn to play online! Since Fall 2020, Kim and her team have taught nearly 1,000
new players our wonderful game! (Yes one thousand!!) We will walk you through every step in a fun-filled environment. In these classes you learn by actually playing, not just listening to lectures. Our methods are
successful in turning you into a bridge player -- just ask any of our recent graduates!
Our next Beginner Bridge Course
Starts April 20, 2023
Thursdays, Apr 20 - May 25 (six weeks)
6:15 - 8:00 PM Eastern Time
Nancy Olt will be the teacher for our Spring 2023 online Beginner course.
Nancy is a lifelong card player who learned bridge in college. Now a retired
financial advisor, she has more time for playing and teaching the game.
Nancy's love for bridge and patient, humorous approach make her
popular with new players.
Location: Online via Zoom and our bridge website
Price: $110 plus approximately $15 for bridge guide book* available online. Bridge is played by two
partners against another pair, so bring a partner (or a foursome!) if you can. Singles are welcome and
will be paired up in class.
At the conclusion of the course, we offer opportunities for follow-up classes for practice and further
skill-building. We also help match partners and foursomes to play for fun!
Registration is now open, click here.
*The book is Bridge Basics 1 - An Introduction by Audrey Grant. Many used copies available on Amazon too!
PS -- We expect that some students might have to miss a class, and we provide homework and web-based
resources to help you catch up. However, signing up for this course means a commitment to attend all the lessons
as best you can, as the learning is progressive and you will fall too far behind if you miss multiple lessons.
Dates and Topics for Beginner Bridge Online
Apr 20 – Introduction to the Basics, Taking Tricks, Counting Points, & Mini-Bridge
Apr 27– Play Mini-Bridge; Card-Play Tactics
May 4 – Mini-Bridge to Real Bridge: Introduction to Bidding, the Bidding Ladder, & Length Points; Opening the Bidding
May 11 – Major Suit Opening Bids & Responses; Shortness Points
May 18 – No Trump Opening Bids & Responses
May 25 – Minor Suit Opening Bids & Responses; Next Steps in Bridge