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NIGEL GUTHRIE

We are sad to report that Nigel Guthrie passed away on 29 August 2022. Many members will remember Nigel as a regular player at Reading Bridge Club and in B&BCBA and EBU events until his return to Scotland in about 2010. He played in the League of 8 Reading A team with Stuart Maurice and in the B&BCBA Tollemache Team. He was Double Dummy compiler for Bridge Plus magazine. He was 11 times a winner of the B&BCBA County Teams, County Pairs, Mixed Pairs, Mens' Pairs, Swiss Pairs, Committee Cup, Waller Bowl and Jarrett Cup, about half of which were in partnership with David Barnes. Nigel will be missed by his many bridge partners and other friends. A longer tribute by former B&BCBA partner Paul Gipson can be found at:  https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/nigel-guthrie-rip/

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FREE HELP AND TRAINING FOR OUR AFFILIATED CLUBS

Bridgewebs Website Training
Do you:

Have a new Webmaster who would like some assistance?

Need some help setting up your website on Bridgewebs?

Need help with a specific thing on your site?

Our Webmaster Tracy Coleman is very happy to offer free help and guidance to any of our Affiliated Clubs.  
Everyone has different needs so the help will be tailored to your Club and would be one-on-one assistance for your Club Webmaster.  


EBUScore Training

Following the success of the County’s training courses for Club Directors, we are now putting together a course on EBUScore for club scorers.

Although yet to be finalised, it is envisaged that the course will likely be one or two days and will be free to any of our Affiliated Clubs 

It will be targeted at anyone who wishes to become a club scorer or an existing scorer who wants to improve their knowledge of EBUScore.

INTERESTED? - Click to email Mick Green

 

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SATURDAY JACK HIGH PAIRS ON REALBRIDGE - 29th May 2021 - CANCELLED
Event Particulars

B&BCBA

SATURDAY "JACK HIGH" PAIRS - £3.00

TO BE HELD ON-LINE ON REALBRDIGE ON SATURDAY 29 MAY 2021 STARTING AT 2.30 PM

DUE TO LACK OF NUMBERS WE HAVE DECIDED TO CANCEL THIS EVENT

This event will be a "Jack High" pairs event and is open to players with an NGS rating of Jack or lower on the day of registration  Click here to check your Current NGS Rating

This will be a standard pairs event playing playing 20 boards, with 2 board 15 minutes rounds.  

Restricted to Level 2 Conventions.  This event will qualify for Masterpoints and NGS is the normal way.

This event will use Self-Alerts

 

TECHNOLOGY - IMPORTANT PLEASE READ BEFORE BOOKING FOR THIS EVENT

 

Below is the official notice from RealBridge on the use of equipment.  However, some players have found that iPads and tablets make for a less enjoyable experience due to the small screen size.  If you do use a tablet, the bigger the screen the better.  We strongly recommend the use of a laptop or PC where possible.  If you are using Apple, the Chrome browser works better with RealBridge than Safari.             

Can

Use

Cannot

use 

  • Windows laptop
  • Windows tablet
  • Windows desktop
  • MacBook or other Apple laptop
  • iPad (from 2015 or newer)
  • iMac or other Apple desktop
  • Chromebook
  • Android tablet
  • Smartphone

 

 

  • Old iPads, older than 2015.

 

 

 

 We also recommend you test your camera and microphone  

Click here for RealBridge camera and microphone test

 

 

BOOKING AND PAYING FOR THIS EVENT

    

**CLICK HERE TO BOOK AND PAY FOR THIS EVENT**

Once you book and pay you will receive an email confirmation. 

On the Saturday morning of the event after 10.00 AM you will receive a further email with a link to allow you access on the day.

The closing date for entries is 10.00 a.m. on the day of the event.  

 

To proceed with this event we require a minimum of 5 tables registered via Bookwhen before 10.00 a.m. on the morning of the event.  

If we have to cancel the event those signed up will be notified by email and any payment made will be refunded.

 

The first thing you will see on joining the event is a login page. You should enter both your given name and surname in the Full Name box (please note these need to be exactly the same as your EBU account) and your EBU number needs to go in the ID number box.

It is strongly recommended that you read our How to Play on RealBridge Guide Click Here for Guide 

If you want to have a practice to check your equipment before signing up to an event you can try an 8 board taster session, followed by a short Zoom meeting run by RealBridge 

Click here for information

 

 

 

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WHAT YOU NEED TO PLAY ON REALBRIDGE

 

You do not need to download any special app to play on RealBridge. It's all Internet based.

 

EQUIPMENT

To gain most benefit from RealBridge, your computer should be equipped with a camera (webcam) and microphone. If your computer doesn't have these features, a USB plug-in camera can be purchased from Amazon for as little as £20. It is possible to play without a camera or microphone but you would lose the ability to communicate with other players other than by text, and you will miss out on much of the RealBridge experience.

RealBridge runs on any laptop, desktop computer or tablet that supports video calling from a web browser. Ipads older than 2015 won't work.

On Windows or linux PC, Apple macOS or Android tablet you can use any modern browser, such as Chrome, Edge, Firefox or Safari. (Note: older versions of Edge and Internet Explorer do not work.)

On an Apple iPad you must use the Safari browser.

It is possible to use a large screen tablet (10 inch recommended) but a smartphone will have too small a screen. A computer or laptop with a full sized monitor is by far the best choice.

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO GET ACCESS TO THE EVENT ON THE DAY

RealBridge is just like playing "live" at the club. You alert your partner's bids, not your own. If partner makes an announcable bid, like 1NT, you announce by speaking just as you would at the club. Questions? Just ask. It really is just like club bridge. Forget all those self alerting rules you learned for BBO or BCL.

Entry into a RealBridge event is made via a web link that will be emailed to all registered participants after 2.00 PM on the Friday before the event.

Very Important: You will need your EBU number to hand when you join the event.

The first thing you will see on joining the event is a sign-on form. You should enter both your given name and surname in the Full Name box and your EBU number in the ID number box.

If you haven't used RealBridge before, it is strongly recommended that you read our How to Play on RealBridge Guide Click Here for Guide

 

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