“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.

January Games are 1/21 & 1/28

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
January 28th
11 am - 4:30 pm
Wilkins Twp. Municipal Bldg. (Off Churchill Exit)
Just $10
 
Advanced Registration Required - by Jan 21
 
 

LEARN BRIDGE IN 1 DAY!

A Lighting 1-day introduction to our fabulous game!

Free follow-up 'Supervised Play' Session on Sat, Feb 4th

Click HERE for more information.  Or, Call 412-407-CLUB (2582) and leave a message.
 
Online Registration  
 
  
Tuesdays
March 7th - April 18th
1:00 - 3:00 PM
CCAC South Campus
7 Sessions - $79
plus text if required

MAP
BEGINNING BRIDGE

Learn the basic bids of the Standard American five-card major bidding system. Topics covered: no trump bids, responses, the convenient minor, take-out-doubles, the overcall and scoring.
Each class includes time for students to play hands.
Suggested textbook: Bridge Basics 1: An Introduction, by Audrey Grant.  
South Campus - Course # YBD-005-1540. 
Taught by Paul Caplan

REGISTER ONLINE HERE


 or by phone at 412-788-7546.
  
  
 
Wednesdays
9:30 - 11:30 am
March 15 to May 17
Omit 4/12 and April 4/19
JCC Squirrel Hill, 8 weeks
Fee $55 JCC member
$70 non-member
 
 

Thinking Bridge – Intermediate level class.

Draw conclusions from the bidding, the opening lead, and the defensive signals.  Then, make the best plan to make or to defeat each hand.


Taught by Judi Sonon
JCC Squirrel Hill 412-697-3515
 
Online Registration  
 
  
  Tuesdays
March 21-April 25
6:30 - 8:30pm
6 sessions $72
   

Bridge Basics 1, An Introduction

Learn the Language of Bridge, One No Trump Openings and Responses; Major and Minor Suit Openings and Responses. 

Audrey Grant's textbook, if required, Bridge Basics 1, $11 

Treesdale Community Center

Taught by Lorraine Hanna

Online Registration

  
  Thursdays
March 23-April 27 
10:30 - 12:30pm
6 sessions $72
   

Two Over One Game Force

Introduction to 2/1; Forcing 1 notrump Response; Rebids by Opener and Responder; Choice Between Game and Slam; Control Showing or Blackwood

Textbook, if required:  Audrey Grant and Eric Rodwell's  text  2 Over 1 Game Force $19

Treesdale Community Center

Taught by Lorraine Hanna

Online Registration

 
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

Wednesday Evening 7:00 - PAA Oakland (Sept thru May)
Thursday Afternoon 12:00 - Greensburg

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

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  )