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will be offered
in September 2023

All Other Levels
will offer Lessons starting in January


Winter / Spring 2023 Lesson Chart
Outlining Classes
at all Levels

Winter / Spring 2023



Beginner -

Building on the Basics


Year 1 Players completing their first year of Bridge


Low Intermediate

Opener and Responder Bidding With and Without an Early Fit


Players with at least 2 years of Bridge experience


Advanced Beginner

1NT and 2NT Openers and Responses in many areas


Players with at least 1 year of Bridge experience


Basic Trump Play of the Hand


Any player, including Beginners, who want to learn the fundamentals of playing a trump contract as Declarer.

  BBO Lab Games 
 10am - 11:45am  Eastern
  Players may practice
   their lesson work
    from Monday, Tuesday,
    and We
dnesday Lessons.

ormation provided
     in classes
    Need Handouts
     or Video Help?

   Videos on Scoring

     Help Documents
     Replaying BBO Hands

    LINK to Helpful Videos
     and Handouts


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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