“Bridge is such a sensational game that I wouldn’t mind being in jail
if I had three cellmates who were decent players and who were
willing to keep the game going 24 hours a day.”  
- Warren Buffett  (More Bridge Quotes Below)
 

Know how to play, and looking for a Novice / Newcomer Game?   Click Here!

 

New!  0-5 masterpoint game.  Two Saturdays per month @ Glenshaw Valley Presbyterian Church.   Game time is 11 am, with free mini-lesson at 10:30.  Cost is $5 pp.

August 0-5 Games are 8/12 & 8/26

RSVP here so we can plan.  Click HERE for a map.

 
 

 

 

 

No clue what bridge is about?    

   Click Here for 'The Bridge World Magazine's Guide for Beginners'

or,  Click here for Richard Pavlicek's excellent primer page

or,     Click Here for Free "Learn to Play Bridge" Software!

 

Time / Date / Fee / Site

BRIDGE CLASSES

  
Saturday
September 2
11 am - 4:30 pm
Monroeville Conv Ctr.
Just $10
 
Advanced Registration Required - by Aug 28
 
 

 LEARN BRIDGE IN 1 DAY!

A Lighting 1-day introduction to our fabulous game!

Free follow-up 'Supervised Play' Session on Sat, September 16th

Click HERE for more information.  Or, Call 412-407-CLUB (2582) and leave a message.
 
Online Registration  
 
 
Wednesdays
9:30 - 11:30 am
 Sept 6th – Nov 1st   8 weeks
(Omit Sep. 20 th )
Fee: $55 JCC member
$70 Non-member
MAP
Intermediate Bridge: “Thinking Bridge”- Students analyze hands and draw conclusions from the bidding, opening lead, and defensive signals.  Class will discuss each hand after it is played.

JCC -  Squirrel Hill  412-697-3514 Judi Sonon, Instructor

Online Registration
  
Thursday
10-12am
Sept 7 & Sept 21
Special 1 Session Workshops
$12/ Session

Treesdale Community Center MAP

Sept 7: Workshop on Negative Doubles.  
Responder's double after partner's bid is overcalled.  
Sept 21: Workshop on Balancing.  
You are in the balancing seat if your pass ends the auction.  When should you bid?   When should you pass?

Instructor  Lorraine Hanna 724-625-6419
lorrainehanna4@gmail.com
  
Mondays
9:30 - 11:30 am
Starting Sept 11th
7 Consecutive Weeks
$70 plus Textbook (If Req'd)

Congregation Rodef Shalom, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pgh PA 15213  MAP
Beginning Bridge:  Bridge Basics #1.  
A class for those  who  wish to learn how to play bridge with a solid foundation.
This course will use Bridge Basics #1 by Audrey Grant. Cost for Textbook $12.00 (if needed).   

Online Registration

Call Arlene Port for more information: 412-521-3631 or
Email Arlene
  
Mondays
9:30 - 11:30 am
Starting Sept 11th
7 Consecutive Weeks
$70 plus Textbook (If Req'd)

Congregation Rodef Shalom, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pgh PA 15213  MAP
Bridge Basics #2.  Competitive Bidding Plus.  
This course will reinforce and improve skills you learned in the beginning series.  Focus on bidding strategies; doubles, overcalls, etc. with some conventions and introduction to play of the hand.   

This course will use Bridge Basics #2 by Audrey Grant. Cost for Textbook $12.00 (if needed).   

Online Registration

Call Arlene Port for more information: 412-521-3631 or Email Arlene
  
Mondays
9:30 - 11:30 am
Starting Sept 11th
7 Consecutive Weeks
$70
Congregation Rodef Shalom, 4905 Fifth Ave, Pgh PA 15213  MAP
Play and Defense Of The Hand.
This course will focus on the play and defense of both suit and no trump contracts. 
 

Online Registration

Call Arlene Port for more information:  412-521-3631 or Email Arlene
  
Tuesdays
6:30-8:30pm
Sept 12 - Oct 17
6 consecutive weeks
$72 plus Textbook (If Req'd)

Treesdale Community Center MAP

Bridge Basics 1: Introduction to Bridge. 
Learn the Language of Bridge; One NoTrump Openings and Responses; Major Suit Openings and Responses; Minor Suit Openings and Responses. 

This course will use Bridge Basics #1 by Audrey Grant. Cost for Textbook $11.00 (if needed).   

Online Registration


Instructor  Lorraine Hanna 724-625-6419
lorrainehanna4@gmail.com
  
 
If you have further questions, please call
412-407-CLUB (2582)
and leave a message.  Someone will get back to you!

 

Already know how to play bridge?  Try one of these "Non-Life Master" Duplicate Games:

Monday Afternoon 12:00 - Rodef Shalom, Oakland
Tuesday Afternoon 12:00 - Temple Beth El  - Mt. Lebanon

Thursday Afternoon 12:00 - Greensburg

Thursday Evening 6:00 - Temple Beth El - Mt. Lebanon
Friday Morning  10:30 - Greensburg

Saturday Morning 11:00 - Glenshaw NEW

For directions to these games and contact information, click here for the Club Directory.

 

 
 

More Bridge Quotes:

 “Bridge teaches logic, reasoning, quick thinking, patience, concentration and partnership skills.” - Martina Navratilova

“Playing chess, bridge or a musical instrument significantly lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or other forms of dementia, according to the most comprehensive study to examine the benefits of challenging intellectual activity among the elderly.”  -The Washington Post, June 19, 2003
Based on a study released by Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, New York

“It's a game you can play at any age. If you take it up young, you have fun doing it the rest of your life. A lot of games don't have that depth. This one does." - Bill Gates,  Microsoft founder and ACBL Member

“Bridge is the most entertaining and intelligent card game the wit of man has so far devised.” - Novelist W. Somerset Maugham

A November 2000 study by University of California, Berkeley researcher Marian Cleeves Diamond found that playing contract bridge leaves people with higher numbers of immune cells: “Contract bridge was ideal for what we were after,” she said. “It is the closest activity to a challenging card-sorting task that also contains multiple factors that should stimulate the dorsolateral cortex. Bridge players plan ahead, they use working memory, they deal with sequencing, initiation and numerous other higher order functions with which the dorsolateral cortex is involved.” - University of California, Berkeley

“Bridge should become a mandatory subject in school, like they do it in Europe. It’s a very social game, so it helps you develop social skills, like golf. And it grooms the mind and does so many things for the brain. Children who learn bridge learn logic, math and concentration, and they have fun while they’re doing it. They also learn teamwork, because you have to work with a partner.”- Larry Cohen;  Palm Beach Post, January 20, 2003 Author of To Bid or Not to Bid, the best-selling bridge book in the world.

For Teachers:

 

Attention Teachers; LET US HELP YOU LEARN YOUR LESSON!!

...That lesson being the fact that the Board of Directors has made a generous amount of money available for each Unit in District #5 to conduct a novice teaching program. Although this is a Unit project, any individual who wishes to take advantage of this opportunity may do so with Unit permission. Some of our members have participated in this program and found it a great way to get others involved in bridge. If you are interested, we have wonderful format you can follow – or simply design your own program.
 
Project request forms are available on the District #5 website: http://www.d5bridge.com/Units.htm
or contact Jan Assini via email: ( jazohio@aol.com  )