Updated: 20 NOV 2022
Weclome to the Cincinnati Bridge Association Newcomer's
We hope you find lots of great information about bridge and how to enjoy this game at your own pace. We recognize that different people have fun at bridge in many different ways. We want you to be able to get the most fun possible out of this great game of ours. We welcome back all of you who played bridge some time ago and want to re-engage the fun you remember. We also welcome all who are new to bridge and just starting out in the game. We have something for everybody.
Please be sure to check out the current schedule of bridge classes and current events in the Cincinnati area. Don't miss COME AND PLAY BRIDGE and Supervised Play offered at the Cincinnati Bridge Center, and Non-Life Master Duplicate Games offered throughout the metropolitan area.
There are many bridge games around town. You can play at different venues.
The Cincinnati Bridge Center (CBC) is at 2860 Cooper Road, Cincinnati OH 45241, and is near I-75 in Evendale. CBC Website
The Northern Kentucky Bridge Club meets weekdays. NKy Website for location and details.
The following are offered at the Cincinati Bridge Center for Newcomers:
Supervised Play - 9:30 AM to 12 NOON
(Includes 20 min lecture/lesson before play)
Are you looking to learn about Duplicate Bridge or practice what you've learned in recent duplicate bridge lessons? Do you feel more comfortable learning in a relaxed setting with people of your own experience level? The Cincinnati Bridge Association offers Saturday Supervised Play for bridge players starting or wanting to start playing bridge! Focus will be on new conventions, better bidding, and play techniques. These sessions are open to members and non-members alike.
Supervised Play is for those familiar with bridge but still basically beginners. In Supervised Play, experienced bridge players coach you on bidding, play and defense during each hand. Supervised Play provides you with an opportunity to meet new partners, and there is a half hour lesson before play begins.
Supervised play is not a sanctioned game - no master points are awarded. One weekend every month the Saturday Supervised Play Duplicate might hold a sanctioned game for masterpoints ($5 per person) if there are enough tables. Be sure to try this - a great way to learn about playing duplicate bridge!
Come join us for a fun Saturday morning! Bring a friend! Show up a few minutes early to sign in. We will match players of similar experience at the table. A short lecture starts at 9:30 AM (various bridge topics).
Cost: $5 per person ($1 Youth).
Contact Mike Purcell (email@example.com ) if you have any questions about Saturday Supervised play.
|Free Bridge Software (Not for Apple Computers):||Bridge Basics Beyond the Basics|
Interested in Duplicate Bridge? Here are all the offerings in the
Cincinnati Area for Non-Life Masters. You may always play
in any open game of your choice. All games are stratified so you are
competing with your peers for masterpoint awards.
Check the CBC and NKBC home pages for the director's contact information. Call ahead for all NLM Games. If there are not at least 2.5 tables, there will be no limited section.
|Newcomers Reference Material
|Play of the Hand|
|Suit Contracts - Counting Losers|
|Suit Contracts - Ruffing in the Short Hand, Dummy Reversal|
|Suit Contracts - Developing Side Suits|
|Suit Contracts - Cross Ruffing|
|NT Contract Play – Counting Winners|
Contract Play – Developing our Suits Before Opponents Establish Theirs
|NT Contract Play - When to take Stoppers|
|Opening Leads Part 1|
|Opening Leads Part 2|
|Opening Leads Part 3
|First Discards and Signals|
|Second Hand Low|
|Third Hand High|
|Covering an Honor with an Honor|
|Bidding to the Right Level (Part Score, Game, Slam)
|2C Opening Bid and Responses|
|Opening Bidding - Initial Hand Assessment [Worksheet]
|Rebids by Opener - II|
|Invitational Bids by Opener - Minors|
|Responder Bidding - Initial Hand Assessment|
|Invitational Bidding by Responder|
|Preemptive Openings and Overcalls|
|Responding to Preemptive Openings|
|The Stayman Convention|
|Slam Conventions - Blackwood and Roman Key Card
|Overcalls and Interference
|Overcalls - 1 Level
|Overcalls - 2 Level|
|Overcalls - Advancer Responses (simple raises, cue bids)
|Overcalls 1N, 2N over a Weak 2|
|Overcalls - Big Hands|
|Michaels Cue Bids|