The Club wants to encourage you to play bridge online - both to maintain your interest and also to keep you in touch with each other.
If you have a computer, laptop, iPad or tablet, and an internet connection, then you have all you need to play bridge online.
But if you don’t understand what to do, or you have questions, or are encountering difficulties, we have a team of buddies who would love to help. Please get in touch with any of the following: Trevor Mayes, Janet Marshall, David de Andrade, Peter Banks, Norman Cope, Sue Ozer, Anne Spencer, David Spencer, Angela Scott, Nigel Hopwood.
As well as the help from our buddies, there’s some useful information at 'Playing on BBO' in the menu to the left (with many thanks to Cheltenham Bridge Club for putting this together and sharing it). You’ll also see a list of YouTube videos on various BBO-related topics that you can link to.
Huge thanks to David Tilley for organising and setting up our virtual Club (BWS), joint with Warrington and Stretford. BWS are currently playing 4 sessions a week - Monday afternoon, Monday evening. Friday evening and Sunday morning. These are charged at £2.50 per session. See the calendar for the session times.
If you’ve never played in a BWS session you’ll need to email David with your name and BBO user name, no later than the day before the first event you want to play in.
You may prefer to play casually online (which is free on BBO) in which case the Club is now offering two further options.
1. Register your interest as an individual or as a pair with Anne Spencer by email and she will try to put you in contact with other members. You can then set up your own private tables for four on BBO and play whenever you wish. (See the video guides mentioned above)
2. Nigel Hopwood is coordinating the setting up of groups of four to play on Tuesday evenings at 7pm. To take part please email Nigel with your names (individual or a pair) and BBO user names no later than 10pm on the preceding Monday. Please indicate if you are experienced in setting up an online table. Nigel allocates the tables of four and the players themselves decide how many boards to play.
Enjoy your bridge!