Learn, Practice and Play 

  • PLAY WITH ONLY OTHER BEGINNERS and NOVICES

  • ENJOY A LESSON 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 enjoyment of the game.  

 

We promise, you will feel safe and amongst your peers in our Newplicate beginner bridge games and bidding support groups!

These events are structured for YOU

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. To be paired, please arrive 30 minutes before game time.

Monday PM 6-7p  Bidding Workshop (Practice with preset hands)

(Note this game resumes after April 30, 2019)

Monday PM 7-9:30p*  NOVICE Newplicate Game (0-99 MP's)

Players MUST arrive by 6:30pm to get an assignment or partner in this game.  

Wednesday AM 10:30a-2p**  Newplicate Game (0-299 MP's)

Players MUST arrive by 10am to get an assignment or partner in this game. 

Wednesday PM 7-10p** The Indie (0-750 MP's)- One Bridge Pro or Mentor, at every table.  This game is open to a mix of players, but attracts mostly beginners.  Players MUST arrive by 6:30pm to get an assignment or partner in this game. 

Thursday AM 10:30a-2p**  NOVICE Newplicate Game (0-99 MP's)

Players MUST arrive by 10am to get an assignment or partner in this game. 

Thursday AFT 2:00-3:00p  Conventions 101- New topics every week 

Saturday AM 10a-1p** Newplicate Game (0-499 MP's)

Players MUST arrive by 9:30am to get an assignment or partner in this game. 

*The lesson before this game starts 60 minutes prior.

**Please arrive 30 minutes before game time for lesson & pairing.

BEGINNER WEEKLY LESSONS & GAMES

Come ease into playing bridge with our full support!

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.   

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