Learn, Practice and Play 

BEGINNER BRIDGE & PRACTICE
                    

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.

  • PLAY WITH ONLY OTHER BEGINNERS and NOVICES

  • ENJOY A LESSON/LECTURE WITH SUPPORTIVE HANDS AND NOTES

  • PRACTICE AFTER LESSON WITH BIDDING ASSISTANCE

  • BE MORE SOCIAL WHILE PLAYING

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.

CLICK FOR UPCOMING SESSION DATES HERE. 

BEGINNER/INTERMEDIATE GAMES!

ARRIVING LATE TO PLAY; LEAVING EARLY is a NO-NO!

Please arrive 15-30 minutes before your game time to be fair to everyone.  Allow for more time if you need a partner.

Arranging tables, pairing singles, setting up the scoring program (this cannot be done in advance), etc, is time consuming for the director.  It is disruptive to everyone when you arrive late or just in time to play. 

To participate in our games, you MUST be committed to play until all boards and rounds are complete.  No exceptions.

All games last about 2.5-3 hours.  Please arrange and allow yourself to be available to stay until everyone is finished.  

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 9 minutes a board, the OPEN GAME is set to 7.5 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 elongates the total game for everyone.  

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.   You will be allowed to play the missed hand AFTER the game is over if everyone agrees to stay, too.  

Just the same, it is unfair to badger players for being too slow.  Contact the director if you believe someone is not playing at pace, do not address this yourself.

Come ease into playing bridge with our full support!