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PAYMENTS BY CHEQUE

We are phasing out the acceptance of cheques as payment of table money at B&BCBA events. At county events, table money will be cash only - cheques will not be accepted.  Cheques will continue to be accepted at the Green Point events.

B&BCBA Group Email Facility

The county has set up a new e-group facility that ensures you receive occasional reminders of events and county information via email. You will receive this information automatically if your email is registered in “My Details” within your EBU Members’ area. You can change your email address or unsubscribe by following the simple instructions at the bottom of an email. If you have not registered your email with the EBU but would still like to be added to the B&BCBA list.      

Please email the B&BCBA

Membership Secretary  

Graham Dickens

membsec.bbcba@gmail.com

PLASTIC WASTE

B&BCBA are keen to reduce the amount of plastic waste which result from the catering at events held at Windsor.   Firstly, we will phase out the use of plastic spoons and change to wooden stirrers.    Secondly, whilst it is not practical for B&BCBA to totally change to using china or other re-useable cups, players are encouraged to bring their own cups if they wish to.

SURROUNDING COUNTY AND CLUB EVENTS

Kent Contract Bridge Association

Green Pointed On-line Swiss Pairs

30th October 2021

Green Pointed On-line Swiss Teams

31st October 2021

Click here for further information

 

 

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

 

 

 

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