Newton Bridge Club

at Temple Reyim in West Newton

Play of the Hand

Monday Afternoons, 2:30 - 4:30 PM, at Temple Reyim, West Newton
10 sessions, Jan 7 - Apr 1 (see below for specific dates)

This class focuses on how to make a plan of action once you are declarer.
We will learn and practice a new declarer play technique each week.
Some of the things we will be working on include: Finesses, Making the most of your Dummy, Watching out for the opponents, Holding up and Protecting your honors.

You will "learn by doing" by playing lots of hands each class.
We will turn up each hand after play and review it for bidding, play, and defense while it is still fresh in your mind.
At each class, handouts will be provided with clear explanations and quizzes to reinforce what you just learned.
You will receive copies of every hand played in class with written analysis of the suggested bid, play and defense.

Prerequisite: Must know basic Modern Standard American Bidding. Must know basic play of the hand, counting winners and losers.

Topics to be covered will include:

  1. Practice with Finesses
  2. Watch Out for the Opponents!
  3. Protecting your Honor
  4. This is a Holdup!


Parul has been a tournament bridge player for the past 11 years, winning several regional championships. She is a professional, ACBL Accredited Bridge Teacher, who specializes in teaching bridge to Beginner and Intermediate students. She has a background in Computer Science and Business Administration.

Class dates:

Monday Afternoons, 2:30-4:30 PM:
Jan 7 Feb 25
No clas Jan 14 Mar 4
Jan 21 Mar 11
Jan 28 Mar 18
Feb 4 Mar 25(*)
Feb 11 Apr 1(*)
Feb 18
(*) final two class reserved as makeup if one or more classes are canceled

Course costs:

10 classes: discounted price = $220, if paid in advance.
Any 7+ classes: $25/class, if paid in advance.
Individual classes (drop-in) $30 per class.

To sign up for this course:

Please call Parul Jain at 201-739-6649 to register for the class.
Date and prices are subject to change due to room availability and the number of students.
Bring a check made out to "Parul Jain" to the first class.

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 Parul at paruljain at gmail dot com or call her at 201-739-6649.