This multiple teams event will be played on RealBridge on Sunday 28 March. There will be no knockout stage this year, so the winning team qualifies immediately to represent Cornwall in the Pachabo Cup in June. Entry is restricted to EBU registered players who have Cornwall as their county of primary allegiance.
Platform : RealBridge*
Start Time : 2.00pm with a 20 minutes break, hopefully finishing before 7.00pm.
Format : Minimum 36 boards, short 3,4,5 or 6 board matches (depending on number of entries), ideally all-play-all.
Director : Jeremy Child
Entry Fee : £28.00 per team
Entries to : Chris Bickerdike at firstname.lastname@example.org (01326 319321 for enquiries)
Entries Close : Wednesday 24 March 12 midnight
Entry Information required :
Captain's Name, Names of other team members, EBU Numbers, Email Addresses of all four players, Contact Phone Numbers of all four players.
(Phone numbers needed in case there are connectivity issues on the day)
Please pay the entry fee by Bank transfer to :
Account Name : Cornwall Contract Bridge Association Sort Code : 30-97-00 Account Number : 00737553 Reference : Captain's Name
* If you need some practice on RealBridge - which is much more akin to F2F bridge, as you see and hear each other - here are three suggestions :
1. Go the the RealBridge website, click on "Where Can I Play", then click on "Try RealBridge". After an 8 board taster session (twice a week) there is a short Q&A opportunity. Recommended.
2. Go to the EBU website, find the 26 January post entitled "EBU Social Bridge on RealBridge". You can book a four hour slot to play up to 20 boards with friends and not have to worry about making silly mistakes.
3. Have a game at Truro BC. They are in their infancy of using RealBridge, so they are tolerant of first-timers, as both the players and organisers are still at the learning stage.
STOP PRESS. Truro BC is running a FREE 15+ board familiarisation session on the RealBridge platform on Sunday afternoon 7 March 1.30pm for a 2.00pm start. No need to pre-book if you are a pair. Just sign in via the Truro website at the requested time, and wait patiently for the session to start. If you do not have a partner contact Mary Robson on 01872 272748 and a partner will be found for you.