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Bernard Magee Live

Broadcast from Bernard Magee are still available

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The Bridge Academy meets Tuesdays and Fridays at 8.00pm
Coffee Time Seminars

We have been offered an opportunity to take part in a free event arranged by Andrew Robson in conjunction with RealBridge. Andrew Robson is an international player who regularly represents England, a highly regarded author and the Bridge correspondent for The Times (of London).

We will be playing four boards selected by Andrew to cover a specific topic, followed by viewing a video of Andrew giving his insight into one of the boards, and access to his detailed analysis of all four boards.

Join us for half an hour to have some fun and learn from an expert.  Topics to be covered:

  • Weak 2s
  • Splinter bids
  • Fourth Suit Forcing
  • Counting and Card Placement

Link to the session will be posted below. 

Fourth Suit Forcing  https://play.realbridge.online/ct.html?p=210411129467&q=4thSuitForcing

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To review the boards played during these training sessions look under RESULTS.
Click below for link to Andrew Robson's BRIDGECAST on the topic:

Weak 2s was on Sunday 28th March 2021 at 11:30am
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SPLINTER BIDS: Andrew's webcast click here 
For more information https://www.bridgebum.com/splinters.php
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Fourth Suit Forcing:
For more information:Andrew's webcast click here
https://www.andrewrobson.co.uk/article/articles/394
https://www.bridgebum.com/fourth_suit_forcing.php
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Our regular sessions will be on Tuesdays and Fridays at 8pm AND 5pm on Sunday.  Most Session on sundays will be on REALBRIDGE and the most Tuesday & Friday will be on played on STEPBRIDGE.

Stepbridge

The following are the important bits for online bridge - stepbridge or BBO

Self alerting:
Any alert or explanation is by the person making the bid and not the partner.  Information should be given as part of the bid.  If asked try and message only the opponents with the answer. Bids must be alerted if their meaning could be unclear to the opponents at any level.

Profile/Convention card:
Try and use the correct profile or convention card so there is less need for explanations.  For STEPBRIDGE please read the help below.  OR contact Nari or Pankaj.

DO NOT BE AFRAID TO SEEK HELP.

To play stepbridge:
best option is to download the program on windows PC or apple MAC. click relevant computer.
Or use the following in  browser: https://app.stepbridge.co.uk/
On tablets you will have to create an icon on the home screen first.

To view person information go to PORTAL.

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Courtesy of Welsh Bridge Union some helpful links.

Instructions

information for PC users from cardif bridge tutors

help videos for ipad users
help videos for PC users

 

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL BRIDGE SESSIONS ARE CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Please return here from time to time to get updates.  We will follow the official advice.  In this extremely unusual situation, we cannot know what the future might hold, but we will endeavour to keep you informed.

PARKING IN CHURCH CAR PARK

1) Please park in marked spaces only.
2) Only 3 extra cars at the far end to block the 3 in marked spaces.
3) DO NOT hoot when leaving - have patience.

BRIDGE ETHICS – AT THE TABLE

CALL THE DIRECTOR. Many problems that the director has to deal with are as a result of players trying to sort things out themselves. We all do things wrong at the table – we revoke, we bid out of turn etc. Many players think they know the rules. The directors do know or at least they know where to look! The director will not mind being called, but will hate having to unravel a situation caused by not being called.

Finally, do not regard an opponent calling the director as a personal slight against you. Remember that the result at your table affects the scores of everyone in the room and the director is there to ensure fairness to all.

MEMBER SESSION REGISTRATIONS

Please Register by Cut Off stated for the session

Important - please arrive 10 mins before the start of each session. Be seated as soon as you have picked your table.

REGISTERED but running LATE or CANCELLATION
Please call us before 8pm on
07948100142
 to allow us to make change tables/movement

 
LATE REGISTRATIONS
Call on the Bridge Telephone 07948100142, else send txt message.
Registrtion will be closed once 24 tables is reached
A LATE REGISTRATION MAY BE REJECTED
Players to be seated by 8:05pm for play to start at 8:10pm
IF YOU FAIL TO FOLLOW ABOVE, YOU RISK BEING EXCLUDED FROM THE SESSION
Results
Fourth Suit Forcing with Andrew Robson
Real bridge
stepbridge
stepbridge
Splinter Bids with Andrew Robson
Real bridge
stepbridge
stepbridge
Weak 2s with Andrew Robson
Real bridge
Calendar
Tue 13th Apr 2021
stepbridge
8pm
Fri 16th Apr 2021
stepbridge
8pm
Sun 18th Apr 2021
Real bridge
open at 4pm start 5pm
  (Reservations)
Tue 20th Apr 2021
stepbridge
8pm
Fri 23rd Apr 2021
stepbridge
8pm
Sun 25th Apr 2021
Real bridge
open at 4pm start 5pm
  (Reservations)
Tue 27th Apr 2021
stepbridge
8pm
Fri 30th Apr 2021
stepbridge
8pm
BRIDGE ONLINE

During the time that we do not have any sessions at the church we can all play bridge online.

We have a number of links already on the USEFUL LINKS page

Bridge Base Online (BBO) is great place to play online bridge.  EBU has created a document to help you create a login id and play.  Click here.

Click HERE for useful videos for BBO

If you already have an id click https://www.bridgebase.com/

If you do not have an id then scroll down and there are a number of options to play bridge anonymously.  Unfortunately robots play 5 card major.

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For learning bridge - NO FEAR BRIDGE website is a great resouce. https://www.nofearbridge.co.uk/
No Fear Bridge is currently giving an extended free trial for all, when using this link to register.  This is for ACOL player.

For the american style systems (ie 5 card major) use https://www.nofearbridge.com/ - do not know if there is any extended trial but you can get 2 weeks free.