Newton Bridge Club

at Temple Reyim in West Newton


Wednesday evenings, 7:00-8:45, May 8 - June 12.

This second course in the DYNAMIC DEFENSE series will cover leads and some of the basics of defensive play and carding. Learn how to communicate with partner when defending a contract. Here is your chance to practice recognizing and using some of the most common bridge defensive thinking, practices and signals.
Each class will consist of at least 15-20 minutes of theory followed by bid and play of deals. After the bid and play, there will be a brief discussion/question and answer session. Everyone will have an opportunity to play and defend.
NOTE: Some non-topic-related boards may be interspersed just to keep you on your toes!
Handouts with practice questions will be available at the end of some of the classes. Material to be covered includes:

  1. Opening leads
  2. Later leads
  3. Expect the Worst/Assume the Best
  4. Go Active or Go Passive?
  5. Judicious Discards
  6. Talking to partner - defensive signals


Cilla is an Audrey Grant certified bridge teacher and Gold Life Master who enjoys teaching and mentoring new students in the game of bridge. It gives her great pleasure to bring newer players into this wonderful game and to help players improve their bridge skills. Specializing in beginner and intermediate level classes she believes in a hands-on, interactive teaching method.


Class location:

Temple Reyim, 1860 Washington St, West Newton
(exit 19 east from I-95)
MBTA station: Woodland, on Green line

Class dates:

Wednesday evenings, 7:30-8:45, May 8 - June 12. 6 classes
May 8 May 29
May 15 June 5
May 22 June 12

Course cost:

The course will cost $145 per student, payable at the 1st class.
"Drop-ins" are welcome at $30/lesson.

To sign up for this course:

NOTE-- Class scheduling and cost is TENTATIVE - exact offerings and schedule is subject to change or cancellation, depending on interest, number of signups, and room availability. If the number of signups is low, we my be forced to increase the cost or cancel the course.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email the instructor at, or call her at 781-266-6310.