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Club Etiquette
Please note that your Club Committee has agreed that, to avoid any risk of spillage onto the cloths, cards or bidding boxes, NO DRINKS SHALL BE PLACED ON THE BRIDGE TABLES.
Your cooperation is much appreciated.
Online Tuesday Duplicates
Colchester and Stratford St Mary Online Bridge Club weekly on Tuesdays at 7pm

We have now launched our ONLINE BRIDGE CLUB, jointly with Stratford St.Mary Bridge Club. This is a PAIRS competition held weekly on Tuesdays at 7.00pm,    
Once you have registered your interest in playing in any of our events (use the form below), login to BBO on Tuesday evening sometime after 6:30, click on "Competitive" then "All Tournaments" and scroll down until you find "Pairs Colchester & Stratford St Mary Online Pairs"  click on that name and you will be asked to invite your partner. Assuming that person has also logged on, you will be registered as a playing partnership and seated at a table when play starts promptly at 7.00pm.  Note, you must have purchased your BB$ to play and the event costs $BB3 table money (equivalent to £2.40). This is automatically debited from your BB$ account once you sign in to the event.  
Peter Bushby has an excellent
short video which walks you through using BB$ for table money. 

A step-by-step guide to entering the Tuesday Pairs Tournament is available by clicking on this link Entering Colchester-SSM Pairs Events

In response to requests to know the "real" names of online opponents we now have a who's who for the two bridge clubs - Colchester & Stratford St Mary Online Players

To accompany our ONLINE BRIDGE CLUB we have introduced two Online Pairs Competitions using the results from the weekly online events.  You can view these by clicking on the Menu Tab "ONLINE PAIRS COMPETITION"

We sincerely express our grateful thanks to Peter Bushby for establishing and directing our new online event.  His expertise, patience and understanding is invaluable and we are very much in his debt. 



Colchester and Stratford St Mary Bridge Clubs have combined to form a Virtual Bridge Club so our members can play online.  Games will be played on Bridge Base Online every Tuesday promptly at 7:00 pm, starting on Tuesday 28th April.
Table money is $3 per person which will taken from your BBO account which you can load using PayPal, or a debit or credit card. Do NOT use an iPad or mobile BBO App to do this as you will get an awful exchange rate. Use a PC or laptop or login to via safari instead.
Games will comprise 20 boards, 16 minutes per round of 2 boards, finishing around 9:45pm.
If you haven't played online before you may find these videos BBO Videos and this BBO Intro helpful. Playing online is easy. 
Register your interest in our online games using the form above and you will be free to play with anyone who has also registered interest. You will receive detailed joining instructions.  We look forward to seeing you online, until we can meet across a real table once again.
Christine Cooke will be acting as a 'partner broker' in the same way she does for normal club sessions face-to-face.
Any questions email Peter by clicking here: Peter.
Registration for Joint Colchester Clubs Online Games (Copy)
Players Already Registered (also see Stratford St Mary website)
BBO Nam Real Name BBO Name Real Name BBO Name Real Name
J63536owl Jeff Orton Axion Dennis Valtisiaris jaray18 Ray Clarke
Lindyp1 Linda Powell Stowman David Willson Diane 4444 Diane Whitley
Martin_Sm Martin SMith Tatt0887 Roger Tatterfield Bitte703 Birte Ditchburn
cav2 Chris Kennedy Eric196528 Eric Newman MaryMoir Mary Moir
treasurer3 Tony Philpott dcairns David Cairns geoffreyft Geoffrey Foster-Taylor
highshore David Price ChrisCooke Christine Cooke Conor6969 Conor Bignell
msherer Michael Sherer rhanley Rick Hanley A903 Andrew Moore
GARONS Lynda Tibbs NjBard Nigel Bardsley K80 John Wilmott
IreneHe Irene Latham ahigginson Andy Higginson Jharpur Jo Harpur
Foulton Gilly Cullen Darcy Doo Julia Lewis Willt Bill Twedell
Deben David Morran rhanley Rick Hanley portman rd Andre Gray