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Welcome to Easy Bridge Hertford

Easy Bridge Hertford is an independently-run service founded by Paul and Patricia Quayle in 2000. We specialize in duplicate play and tuition at a "no fear" standard. We offer weekly play and tuition sessions: click "Calendar" on left for duplicate sessions.

Play: Mondays at 2:00 pm: Duplicate Ladder Pairs (with "find me a partner" host service), based online via RealBridge.

Bridge Post Mortem: An attempt to demonstrate that the unsuccessful play one has chosen is theoretically superior to the successful alternative one failed to notice.

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Updates & Events for 2023

  • Click "Calendar" in the lefthand menu for all scheduled dates to December 2023.
  • We try to avoid a sitout table at most sessions, so 18 to 21 boards played by all.
  • You can join any Monday session any time from 1:40 pm. In our lefthand menu or righthand tab, click "Calendar" or "RealBridge Login" . Keep your login name consistent for every session. Please leave the lobby area no later than 1:55 pm and take your seat with partner.
  • Scores are available throughout the session and at the end, both on the RealBridge site and on this site within a few minutes (see post mortem advice below). You can review hands in detail at your leisure.
  • Please ensure that your table money account remains in credit or at zero balance (4.00 per session). We send a standard email reminder for any overdrawn account, but not for zero balances. Email us for payment details at or on 01992 589660. If using "Payee Verification", name "Howard Quayle" works best. New players are welcome, but please contact us first.
  • Note on Undo requests: If you mis-click in your bidding box (without changing your mind), you can click "request undo" provided partner has not subsequently called. If opponents allow the undo without calling the Director, any legal replacement call stands. If you mis-click in card play, please do not request an undo as opponents are not required to allow it.
  • Announcing and alerting: EBU Rules have been updated, Sept. 2022. In our menu click "Enjoy your duplicate", then click "EBU announcing rules". Click the red link at the top if you want an easy-view and printable summary.
  • Monday hand post mortems: there are many ways (perhaps too many!) to do this, including logging back in to RealBridge. For simplicity, we recommend starting from the results page on our website, then click your partnership names in the ranking list. Select the board you want to review, then click "Play" on your partnership line to open BridgeWebs software linked to BBO graphics (best not to select BSOL graphics if offered a choice). You can now review and re-play the hand with all names and orientations shown.
  • IPads, MacBooks, iMacs & Lenovo laptops: If you are using one of these devices you might be experiencing audio/visual etc. problems, depending on software. Fixes are available from RealBridge on their website: click "Contact", then click under "Video and Sound Support Options".
  • Windows using Microsoft Edge Browser: If you have installed the latest browser version, it might be adding icons to the bidding box. Fix this via the RB website as above: click on the last option listed under "Windows".

Unplanned Cancellations

It's always worth checking this page between noon and 1:00 pm each scheduled Monday.  The "next session" notice below will be altered from OPEN to CLOSED for the relevant day.  Check no earlier than 12:00 noon.


Monday Afternoon Pairs

2:00 pm online.
Click "Calendar" for all dates.

29th May 2023
No Bridge
5th June 2023
RealBridge Online
2:00 pm
12th June 2023
RealBridge Online
2:00 pm
RealBridge Online
RealBridge Online
RealBridge Online