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Spring 2023



Beginner -

Building on the Basics


   Preemptive Openings and Overcalls

   Bidding with Weak Points and

   Long Suits


Low Intermediate


   Competitive Bidding with Alan

   Knowing when to continue bidding

   against the Opponents


Advanced Beginner

     June - July:

    MegaHand Bidding and Slam

    Bidding with more than 20 Opening hcp

    with Balanced and Unbalanced hands.

    Finding our way to Slam.



Basic NT Play of the Hand


     Learning the techniques to plan and

     play in NT as Decclarer:

     Counting Winners, Promotion, Length,

     and the Simple Finesse

  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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