Newcomer’s Information

Welcome to bridge and the Newcomer’s information page of EMBA’s web site.

A list of special newcomer club games in Eastern Massachusettsw can be found here.  Lessons are available in many of the clubs.  Please check the individual listings for more information. 

We strive to give you pertinent information to help you learn and enjoy the game of bridge.  We offer the Learn Bridge in a Day?® program.  It is a comprehensive 5 hour program to give you the basics.  It has been very successful and we hope you will join us.

There is a lot to learn in bridge and below are some links to help guide you to the right information.  Check them out by clicking on the links.

If you have any questions, please contact us at

Learn to Play Bridge – Next program is schedule for Sunday, May 7th at Temple Reyim in Newton.  Click here for more info and sign-up form.

Find a Teacher – Personal instruction is a great way to learn and meet other bridge players.  Click here to find a teacher in the area.

Club Information – We have many clubs in the area that offer newcomer games, supervised play and group lessons.  Click here to find a club.

How to Play Bridge – Are you interested in the game?  Click here to read a summery on how the game is played.

Commonly Used Conventions – Click here for a list and description of the most commonly used conventions. 

What is Duplicate Bridge – Duplicate is a competitive form of bridge.  Click this link for a description.

Tournament Information – Understand the different terminology and different games that are offered at the local games, sectionals, regionals and Nationals.