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Welcome to Bath Bridge Club
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Registration form to play in Bath BC games on BBO

Register by filling in the form below. You will receive an automated email response.

You only have to register ONCE to be eligible for all future Bath BC games. Please ONLY do this if you haven't already done so!

IMPORTANT: we need enough TIME to add you to our list of players, so don't leave it till just before your first game – register WELL IN ADVANCE

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Playing bridge online

There are two major websites which allow you to watch, practise and play bridge online: these are Bridge Base Online and the EBU-affiliated Bridge Club Live. Signing up is easy – and either free or involving a very modest fee, depending on your needs. Various levels of competition are available, some with Masterpoints, and you can play with a regular partner or find a partner online. There are also plenty of practice opportunities that you can access alone. 

If you're interested, we recommend that you sign up for one or both of these sites and explore what's available. Playing online is a bit different from playing at a real table, so give it a try and familiarise yourselves with the way it all works, so you're ready for our online club events if/when they become available. Links are provided below.

In some ways, playing online is easier than normal bridge – see the article at the top of the page for one player's view.

We're also setting up a 'help team' of Bath BC members who can call you on request to talk you through any problems. Again, watch this space for details.

See you online!

Daily EBU games on BBO

We think the best currently available online bridge for Bath BC members are the 12-board EBU matches on BBO. The more competitive of these run at 2.00 pm, 3.30 pm, 7.30 pm and 9.00 pm seven days a week. There is also a relaxed game, limited to players up to and including NGS 9, which runs at 11 am every day.

Sessions last 90 minutes. Most people prearrange a partner, but you can play with a robot (!) if you wish. Each session costs BB$1.50 per player, but BBO also host many other bridge games which are either free or cost just BB$1. To get started:


  • Sign up for BBO – use the link above to reach the website. Membership is free.
  • Purchase some credit in dollars – BB$20 will last you for a while.
  • (optional) Fix up a convention card with a partner. Alternatively, just tell each new set of opponents your basic system and make sure you 'self-alert' – see further down the page.
  • Get a feel for how it works: sit in on a game as kibitzer and/or chat to a Bath BC member who's familiar with BBO – email chris@boxbridge.co.uk for the latter.
  • Take the plunge – register for an upcoming game – again, see below for details – and play.

The Andrew Robson Bridge Club has produced some short YouTube videos explaining how to set up on BBO. There are links to these directly below. Many thanks to the ARBC for sharing these with us.


To find an upcoming EBU game, choose Competitive, then put 'EBU' in the search box, and choose the game you want from the resulting list. You can then invite a partner (who should also be online) to play in the game, and either pay for both or go Dutch.

Well played!

Open Pairs Thurs 24 September
Pete van Praag & Stuart Bridge (1st NS)
Geoff Lacey & John Bradbrook (1st EW)


Social Pairs Wed 23 September
Isabel Walker & Alan Robinson (1st NS)
Sheila A'Court & Jane A'Court (1st EW)


Improvers' Pairs Tues 22 September
Diana & Bobby Payne (1st NS)
Brenda Beeton & Janet Read (1st EW)


Wilts Pairs Tues 22 September
Prabir Nandi & Phil Meats (1st EW)
Angela Gunning & Richard Gwyer (2nd EW)


Wilts Pairs Sat 19 September
Roger Karn & Diana King (1st NS)
David Jacklin & Paul Cooper (2nd NS)
Marianne Lewin & John Perry (1st EW)


Bath Brunswick Pairs Fri 25 September
May Morgan-Jones & Christine MacFarlane (2nd NS)
Audrey Archer & Simon Horsman (1st EW)

Available on BBO ...

 FREE  Bath/Brunswick pairs – Fridays at 14.45 pm

Once your names are registered (email christine.macf@btinternet.com) you're eligible to play: 
Competitions>Free Tournaments>Pending>Knobeline.

EBU daily games

Competitive Pairs – 12 boards 4 times daily:
at 2.00, 3.30, 7.30 & 9.00 pm

+ a daily Fast Game at 12 noon


Relaxed Pairs – 12 boards daily at 11 am
open to players up to & incl NGS 9


More info further down this page

Results
Social Pairs
Director: Richard
Co-director(s): Richard Samter
Improvers' Pairs
Director: Christine
Co-director(s): Christine MacFarlane
Open Pairs
Director: Anne
Co-director(s): Anne
Social Pairs
Director: Chris
Improvers' Pairs
Director: Jane
Co-director(s): Jane
Open Pairs
Director: Trevor
Calendar
Thu 1st Oct 2020
Open Pairs
6.45 for 7 pm
Director: James
Tue 6th Oct 2020
Improvers' Pairs
9.45 for 10 am
Director: Anne
Wed 7th Oct 2020
Social Pairs
9.45 for 10 am
Director: Richard
Thu 8th Oct 2020
Open Pairs
6.45 for 7 pm
Director: Sriram
Tue 13th Oct 2020
Improvers' Pairs
9.45 for 10 am
Director: Jane
Wed 14th Oct 2020
Social Pairs
9.45 for 10 am
Director: Trevor