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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!

  • Come early to any game (Limited games on Tuesday or Wednesday at 1 PM are the best place to start) to learn the few differences in how duplicate bridge is played. Or for a preview, visit New to Duplicate

Beginning and intermediate duplicate bridge players:

  • Attend a FREE lesson most Wednesoday 9s at:30 AM to noon. Come with or without a partner and play pre-set hands with expert coaches to improve your bidding and play –check Calendar for your planned date. No need t call ahead. For questions, contact Gary Chaney at 419-438-2175 or chaneygary47@gmail.com
  • Play in the Pro-Am (mentoring) game on Thursdays (1 PM). Come with a partner or contact director Gary Chaney (419-438-2175 or chaneygary47@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 from noon to 12:30 PM before the Thursday 1 PM Pro-Am (mentoring) game. Most lessons are geared to intermediate players.

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. These nine-session, two-hour weekly classes are given in the winter/spring and fall. (Fall classes are now in session.)

  • Would you like a new challenge? Learn the game of bridge! The beginning bridge class covers suit and no-trump bidding, responses, play of the hand, defense and more. Whether you know a little about the game or are a total beginner, this class is for you.
  • Intermediate bridge 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.

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