Full Programme of Online Tournaments - New Thursday Morning Game
We are now running SEVEN online tournaments a week. The programme includes four daytime games a week and also three evening games a week. The core of the regular players come from Ned Paul's various F2F clubs but we also extend a general welcome to players looking for friendly mainly Acol duplicates. Single players are welcome - see below. A fee is payable.
All games are 18-20 boards, matchpointed pairs (Friday evening may be 20 or 21 boards). All the games are registered with English Bridge Union (EBU) and give the opportunity to win EBU Master Points. Games will appear on your EBU record as from 'Ned Paul Bridge Club' . Membership of the EBU is free if you play in the tournaments; if you are not yet a member we can register you.
These are the days and times.
|* Monday daytime - 12.30pm
||* Monday evening - 7.30pm
|* Wednesday daytime - 12.30pm
||* Wednesday evening - 7.30pm
|* Thursday morning - 13.00am
||* NB! Thurs am sesson is on RealBridge
|* Friday daytime - 12.30pm
||* Friday evening - 7.30pm
Daytime Games - RealBridge
the Thursday daytime game now uses the bridge playing site Real Bridge ('RB'). If successful we may add furrther RB dates. To play in any daytime game on RB click on the following link:
This will take you to a list of players who have played in my games. Click on your name (or 'Anonymous' if you are new) and you will be taken direct to the Real Bridge login screen. Click 'Log in' and you will be taken to the 'Lobby'. Await your partner and then choose seats. Single players should wait in the lobby and will be paired up.
Regular Games - Bridgebase Online (BBO)
For the other more esatblished games we use Bridge Base Online ('BBO'). To find the tournaments on BBO: Log on and at the welcome screen click 'Competitive', then, 'Tournaments', then 'All Tournaments'. Scroll down the time-ordered list until you find the 'Ned Paul Online' tournament. Click 'Register' to play. If you know who your partner is 'Invite' them and your partner, who should be online too, can 'Accept'. If you have no pre-arranged partner, click 'Show Partnership Desk' and either 'Invite' a player already waiting or add your name to the partnership desk list.
Please be online at the scheduled start time for the game.
If you have not played with me before, first make sure that you are registered on BBO (free of charge) https://www.bridgebase.com/. Then mail me (email@example.com) with your BBO user name, your real name, your EBU number if you have one, and your contact email. On receipt of your details, I will add you to the list of 'permitted players' entitled to join my games.
As far as possible we welcome single players to the tournaments. For daytime games login and wait in the RealBridge 'Lobby'. Wait and we will pair you up with another player or a host. For evening games go to the BBO 'Partnership Desk'. Another single player may invite you to play (or vice versa). You may also choose to play with a BBO Robot, though if you choose this option voluntarily we will need to charge you the robot's table money too! (This does not apply if we offer you a robot partner after the game has started.)
If you cannot get a partner stay in the partnership desk and you will be invited by a host shortly before game time.
How To Pay
Games cost £4 per person per game. You may buy games singly at £4.00 plus 30p handling fee; four at a time £16 (no handling fee) or £40 for ten games. This game credit charge reflects the time and cost needed to organise and run tournaments. (Costs include BBO fees, the EBU 'Universal Membership' charge and Tournament Director costs)
To pay, please use the Ned Paul online payment portal brianbridge.net/npo. This payment portal has been set up for me by colleague Victor Lesk of BriAn scoring app fame: 'npo' stands for Ned Paul Online. BACS, Credit/Debit Card and Cheques are all accepted. Please use this payment portal for all payments even if you know my bank details and have previously paid direct. This will help me keep track of you.