Learn, Practice and Play 

  • PLAY WITH ONLY OTHER BEGINNERS and NOVICES

  • ENJOY A LESSON/LECTURE BEFORE THE GAME

  • GET BIDDING ASSISTANCE WHILE PLAYING

  • ENJOY MORE TIME TO PLAY EACH HAND

  • PLAY LESS HANDS THAN REGULAR DUPLICATE

  • EASE INTO THE GAME

  • BE MORE SOCIAL WHILE PLAYING

BEGINNER BRIDGE PRACTICE & GAMES

                      -also known as NEWPLICATE

We are the largest supporter of beginner bridge on Long Island and understand that learning how to play is difficult and that supportive practicing is the key to your improvement and enjoyment of the game.  

These events are structured for YOU

We promise, you will feel safe and amongst your peers in these playing sessions.

Come try it, with or without a partner.  Players without partners will be paired with other single beginner players at their same playing level or with our standby player, who works well with beginners. Kindly arrive 30 minutes before game time to be assigned a partner.

 

These games are SUPERVISED PLAYING SESSIONS and each has a lecture or lesson 15-60 minutes BEFORE.  Check the starting times below. 

 

Please arrange to arrive 15 minutes before a lesson begins or 30 minutes before any playing session. 

 

NOVICE Bidding 101 Practice Game (0-199 MP's)

Monday PM 6:00-9:30p  

(Note this lesson/game runs from January through October only)

Lesson at 6pm, Supervised playing session at 6:30pm

Newplicate Game (0-299 MP's)

Wednesday AM 10:30a-2:00p  

Lesson at 10am, Supervised playing session at 10:30am 

The Indie (0-750 MP's)

Wednesday PM 7:00-10:00p

This game is open to a mix of players, but attracts mostly beginners.

Hands are discussed and reviewed after each round.  

Short Lecture at 6:45pm, Supervised playing session at 7:00pm 

NOVICE Newplicate Game (0-99 MP's)

Thursday AM 10:30a-2:00p 

Lesson at 10am, Supervised playing session at 10:30am 

Newplicate Game (0-499 MP's)

Saturday AM 10:00a-1:00p

Short Lecture at 9:45am, Supervised playing session at 10:00am 

BEGINNER WEEKLY LESSON GAMES

ARRIVING LATE TO PLAY

As Newplicate directors have to teach a lesson, organize a movement, partner singles, and set up the scoring program (this cannot be done in advance), it is disruptive to everyone when you arrive late or just in time to play.  Please arrive 30 minutes before your game time to be fair to everyone.  

BRIDGE IS A TIMED EVENT

All bridge game rounds are timed according to the level of player in that game.  The time on the clock is for you to bid, play and score all the hands in that round.  In Newplicate, it is set to pace players at 10 minutes a board.  We understand that some hands take more time for some, however, once there is (3) minutes left on the round clock, you may not begin to bid or play another board.  

 

This sometimes means that a board may not be able to be played and the director will remove it from your game.  If a board is taken away, do not get upset, it will not affect your final score!  It is normal at ALL levels of play and never personal.   

Just the same, it is unfair to badger players for being too slow.  Newplicate is for BEGINNERS and if you feel that players are not playing fast enough, it may be time to move up to Section B.   

Come ease into playing bridge with our full support!

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