“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!

 

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 $7 pp.

April 0-5 Games are 4/13 & 4/20

Every week there is a 0-99 game @ Glenshaw Valley!

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

Wednesdays
9:30 - 11:30 am
Apr 3 - May 15
(Omit 4/24)

JCC Squirrel Hill
MAP

  Intermediate Bridge - Defensive Techniques

Classes will review leads, the Rule of 11, counting out distributions and points, signaling, and 2nd and 3rd Hand plays.

Taught by Judi Sonon

Call 412-697-3517 to register

Online Registration

Wednesdays
9:30-11:30 am
Starts April 10
7 Consecutive Weeks
Rodef Shalom MAP
$70
“2 Over 1” Introduction
Your introduction to the next level of bidding, a Highly structured system enabling you to understand partners openings and responses. 
  
Taught by Arlene Port
Call 412-521-3637 for more information
Online Registration
  
Mondays
9:30-11:30 am
Starts April 2
7 Weeks (omit June 3)
Rodef Shalom MAP
$70

“Beginning Bridge”

A class for those who want to learn to play bridge or reaquaint themselves with the game, achieving a solid foundation.  

This class uses Bridge Basics #1 by Audrey Grant.  Textbook:  $12

Taught by Paul Caplan
Call 412-521-3637 for more information
Online Registration
  
Mondays
9:30-11:30 am
Starts April 2
7 Weeks (omit June 3)
Rodef Shalom MAP
$70

“Competitive Bidding – The Next Level”

A class for the more accomplished bridge player, this course deals with advanced bidding strategies, including different conventions, hand evaluation techniques, penalty doubles – the whole story.  Comprehensive bidding over the opponents No Trump.  Doubles:  Support, Responsive, and Maximal.      

Taught by Arlene Port
Call 412-521-3637 for more information
Online Registration
  
Saturday, Sept 7
11 am - 4 pm
Greentree Doubletree
MAP

LEARN BRIDGE IN 1 DAY
Designed for the complete beginner, or someone who has been away from the game, this program will get you up and running, learning the basics of Bridge in just one session.  Free 'Supervised Play' session the following week to hone skills learned.
Call 412-407-2582 to register.

  
  
Various Times

Zelienople
Beginner Bridge Lessons in Zelienople - Taught by June Morrison

Misc. Conventions– this class filled.
Play of the Hand – this class filled. 
Bidding – this class filled. 
Play of the Hand - Friday at 10 am – this class has one opening.
Bidding – – this class filled. 
Defense Available – Day and time to be determined – this class has all 4 openings.

Call June for more information 724-473-0001
  
  
 
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

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  )