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Fall 2023 Lessons
  for Players
  Above Absolute Beginner

  Tuesdays with Meagan
   Basics - Trump Play of the Hand

    4 Weeks:  Tuesdays 
     November 28 - December 19

    10am - 11:45am  and    7pm -  8:45pm
Eastern Times

      Click Here
      to read Course Description and
      Enroll in Series

  Wednesdays with Meagan
   Natural Interference after
   Opener's 1NT Opening

   2 Weeks:  Wednesdays
    November 29 and December 6
    10am  - 11:45am   and   7pm -   8:45pm
      Eastern Times

Click Here     
to read Course Description and
     Enroll in Series

     This series is followed
     by another 2-week series
     on Overcalling in 1NT.
     Information will be available soon

   Thursdays with Alan

   Support Doubles
     1-week series

   Thursday, November 30
10am - 11:45am  and   7pm -  8:45pm    
Eastern Times

     Click Here  
   to read Course Description and
    Enroll in Thursdays with Alan

     This series is followed     
     by additional lessons with Alan.
     Information will be available soon

Looking to Play Bridge
in Some Way
with Actual People?

We would like to help you find different options for playing with your partners.

Below is a list of current playing options for you and partner.

If you click on one of below links,
you will find a more detailed PDF
that helps you choose playing options.

Playing in a Live, In-Person Bridge Club
Honestly, this is NOT a good choice if you are a 1st year or 2nd year Beginner / Advanced Beginner player.   
Most current LIVE Bridge Clubs are not set up to help Beginners get acclimated.

Playing in Online BBO Games
You can choose from many different options.
We advise you choose a low level BBO Game if you are a 1st or 2nd year player.  

Playing in BBO's Casual Area with Friends
BBO offers an area where you can play with friends in a relaxed, non-competitive environment. 

Playing in your Living Room with Friends
Host friends for a fun, friendly activity.


Helpful Videos Link

   * Understanding Duplicate Scoring
       3 Videos and Handouts

Help Documents
   * Navigating BBO

   * Opener Priority List

   * The Bidding Ladder

   * Distribu
tion Helper

   * Opener and Responder Ranges
       With A Fit



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     Essex Bridge Center has been owned and operated year-round by the Powell family since July 1995 and is currently under the direction of Meagan & Alan Powell. 


   A family of experienced teachers, all of the Powells have worked tirelessly over the years to bring more people to the enjoyment of bridge.  Today the Center offers many online lessons and games at all levels from Beginner to Advanced players.  


   While Essex Bridge Center has closed its physical doors for good, Meagan and Alan have developed many online offerings using the latest technology available.   With more focused online practice and new written material, students are able to hone their skills more effectively.



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