Starting September 2022

to Play Bridge
Meagan Powell


LINK for
Beginner Level I
Course Description and Enrollment:



*  Never Played Bridge Before?

*  Played Bridge Years Ago and
  Want to Get Back Up To Speed?

*  Started in a Beginner Class but
   had to stop before finishing
   a full year of lessons?

            JOIN US
    We'll Start
    At The Very Beginning

Summer 2022 Online Bridge Lessons

July/August Lessons


New Class Starting 8/3

Advanced Beginner Bridge

MegaHand Fundamentals

2NT Openers

Strong 2C Openers

Slam Bidding


Jacoby 2NT & Splinter Bids with Alan Powell

Learn a new way to raise Partner's major suit opening. Useful conventions to improve your slam bidding.

Looking for Gifts for Family and Friends?

Monday Morning and
Monday Evening BBO Players

Need Some Guidance
to Get Ready
to Play in our BBO Games?

Lots of Information
Can Be Found Here:

Playing in BBO Games
    Want to Find Our
    Scoring Videos?
        Click in the ORANGE
        box below marked
        Helpful Videos and
        You will see
         the Scoring Videos there
   Want to Replay BBO Hands?
          Alan Powell's Video
           How To View 
           Your Results
           will show you how:
      VIDEO Link
         BBO Results

Essex Bridge Center is NOT currently


Live, In-Person Games.

We do have

a full schedule

of ONLINE games,

7 days a week,

at our online 

Alliance Bridge Club


See our Schedule of Online Games here:

Alliance Game Schedule


Useful Links
navigate the new online
bridge frontier

How to Play Bridge Online with Essex Bridge Center

Getting Started on Bridge Base Online (BBO)

How to Join BBO.

How to complete your Player Profile.

American Contract Bridge League

First timers can Join the ACBL for free with a

Guest Membership*

Earning Masterpoints Online

How to Add

Your ACBL Number to

Your BBO Account

Convention Card

How to Fill Out Your

BBO Convention Card and

Link it to Your Partner

Helpful Videos and Downloads

Customize BBO

Navigate BBO

Fun, Social, Challenging, Intellectually Stimulating

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Essex Bridge Center - The largest Bridge Club in New Jersey - welcomes players at all levels of experience, ability and interest. From complete beginners to tournament level players, all are welcome. We love bridge and want you to love it too.


          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, they have worked to bring more people to the enjoyment of bridge.  Today the center offers many lessons and games below the advanced level where beginners and intermediates can develop and improve their bridge skills.  Intermediate and advanced players benefit from the latest developments in duplicate bridge including pre-dealt hands with hand records available after the game (and online) and wireless electronic pads on each table to facilitate faster and more accurate scoring.

          Roz Powell, Alan's mother and one of the original owners of the Club, presents lessons to our mid- and full-Intermediate players and shares her years of expertise with small groups each semester.

          Rob Powell, son of Roz and brother of Alan, provides computer and internet support to the business.



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