“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.  Once per month @ Glenshaw Presbyterian Church.   Game time is 11 am, with free mini-lesson at 10:30.  Cost is $5 pp.

 First Game is June 18th. 

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

Thursdays
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
June 2 - July 21
8 weeks,   Fee: $244
$180 for Boyd Members
 
 

Play and Learn Bridge:

Learn Bridge by actually playing games.  Join the beginner's class for fun, socialization, and gaming - learn to bid and play a bridge hand.

 
Boyd Community Center,
1220 Powers Run Rd., O'Hara Twp. 15238
 
Darlene Mannheimer, Instructor
darlenedlm@aol.com
 412-343-0419
Thursdays
10 am - 12 pm
June 2 - July 21
8 weeks,   Fee: $244
$180 for Boyd Members
 
 

More Conventions:

For those that know basic bridge and want to expand their knowledge of planning, defending and bidding.

 
Boyd Community Center,
1220 Powers Run Rd., O'Hara Twp. 15238
 
Darlene Mannheimer, Instructor
darlenedlm@aol.com
 412-343-0419
Tuesdays
6:30 - 8:30 pm
June 14 - Aug 2
No Class 6/28 or 7/19
6 weeks,   Fee: $72
Text $11

Audrey Grant's Bridge Basics 1, Beginning Bridge - An Introduction.

The Language of Bridge, One No Trump Openings and Responses, Major and Minor Suit Openings and Responses

Treesdale Community Center
Lorraine C. Hanna, Instructor
lorrainehanna4@gmail.com
 724-625-6419
Thursdays
10 am - 12 pm
June 30 - July 21
 
4 weeks,   Fee: $40
 
 
Play Course
Play hands based on Audrey Grant's Bridge Basics 3, Conventions.  Stayman, Jacoby Transfers, Opening Big Hands, Blackwood and Gerber.
 
Treesdale Community Center
Lorraine C. Hanna, Instructor
lorrainehanna4@gmail.com
 724-625-6419
Saturday September 3rd
11 am - 4:30 pm
LEARN BRIDGE IN 1 DAY?    Designed for the complete beginner, this single-session crash course will teach the basics of our wonderful game.  Combination of Lecture / PowerPoint and at-table individualized instruction.
Click here for details.
 
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

Friday Afternoon 12:30 - Sewickley YMCA

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  )