Learn / Improve

Lots of ways to learn at the FWDBC

Our Club offers many opportunities to learn and improve your bridge game. The more you learn, the more fun it is to play duplicate bridge!

Fort Wayne Duplicate Bridge Club

Rubber bridge players welcome – learn how to play duplicate bridge!

  • Bring a bridge-playing friend, come early to any game and ask the director to find you someone to show you the ropes. (The 0-499 MP games on Tuesday and Wednesday at 1 PM are the best place to start.) You’ll quickly learn the few differences in how duplicate bridge is played. Or for a preview, visit New to Duplicate

Beginning and intermediate duplicate bridge players:

  • Play in the Pro-Am (mentoring) game on Thursdays (1 PM). Come with a partner or contact director Bob Enyeart (260-438-8571 or Enyeart.Bob@gmail.com) well in advance to try to find one. Restrictions apply if you have 400+ masterpoints or are a Life Master. More info here.
  • Attend a free mini-lesson that may be scheduled before one of the games later this summer or fall. Check Calendar for your planned date.

Want to take a formal class?  Beginning and intermediate bridge classes are taught by expert players at the Bridge Club through Purdue University Fort Wayne’s Continuing Studies Program. Both nine-session, two-hour weekly classes include guided bidding and play of pre-dealt hands. These classes will probably resume in spring, 2022. Stay tuned!

Looking for a new challenge? Learn the game of bridge or, if you already play, improve your bidding, play and defense in the Beginning Bridge class. The next nine-week class will probably be offered at the Bridge Club in fall, 2021 or spring, 2022.

The Intermediate Bridge class helps you sharpen your skills to improve your game.  You'll master strategies for better suit and no-trump bidding, competitive bidding, use of takeout doubles, preemptive bids, slam bidding and more, plus ways to improve your play of the hand and defense. The next class will probably be offered in fall, 2021 or spring, 2022.

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