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To learn more about our special January 2021 Membership offer - CLICK THIS LINK NOW

 

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26th Jan 2021 18:34 GMT
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Duplicate Pairs SUN - 7.15pm; Mon - 1.15pm; WEDS - 10.45am. Assisted Plays MON at 10am & 8pm and WEDS at 8pm: Bridge Seminars TUES 2.30 pm
FOBC Duplicate Pairs
FOBC Duplicate Pairs

There are currently THREE FRIENDLY ONLINE BC DUPLICATE PAIRS Events taking place on BBO each week, which are every:

Sunday at 7.15pm 

Monday at 1.15pm  

Wednesday at 10.45am

Guests & visitors are very welcome to compete. All we need is your BBO username in advance, which should be emailed to; LCA_1_6_20@yahoo.com

There is an FOBC standby/Host System at all of their Duplicates, therefore you do not need a partner

You can refer to the FOBC Duplicate Section on this website for further details by following this link.... FOBC (DPS)

 

 

 

Next Seminar on.......
Next Seminar on.......

....Tuesday 26th January at 2.30 p.m

3 Level Pre-Emptive opening bids & responses

Click the link and choose Des's Zoom in Link for the session.

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FOBC PAIRS & TEAMS LEAGUE SCORESHEETS
FOBC PAIRS & TEAMS LEAGUE SCORESHEETS

Pairs League Season 3 (PL3) has now started. This is a free to enter competition for all FOBC members click on this link for further detais.... PL3

 

We now have a dedicated email address for results for Pairs and Team competitions.

Please now send all match results to

results.fobc@gmail.com

Please also use the revised score sheets below.

Please add the competition and division to the subject line in the email (eg Pairs, Division 2 or KO if a knock out match)

SCORE SHEET Pairs (12 Boards).doc

SCORE SHEET Teams of 4 (8 Boards).doc

These score sheets should open on a PC and an iPad.

To edit the score sheet on an iPad, first download the file, then edit it using Pages (free app with all iPads).

Tap on edit, top right of screen. You then need to double tap in a box on the score sheet to get the keyboard to display.

It then needs to be exported in Word format for Sharman to open it.

Click this link for instructions using Screenshots

 

 

INTRODUCING THE FRIENDLY ONLINE BRIDGE CLUB
INTRODUCING THE FRIENDLY ONLINE BRIDGE CLUB

FOBC IS HERE TO STAY

 

Formed by a group of like-minded bridge enthusiasts located in the North West of England during the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent 'lockdown', our members have continued to learn, play and enjoy their bridge every day since.

Now with the FOBC membership you too can continue to learn and play bridge whenever and wherever in the world you choose.

FOBC is definitely here to stay as it continues to grow at a much faster rate than the virus ever can and just like the virus itself: The FOBC bridge bug is very contageous: there are mutant formats and: it keeps on spreading and growing!!

So sit back in the comfort of your own surroundings, 'log on' and enjoy the experience.

 

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Special Offer on Membership
Special Offer on Membership

Available now: FOBC are giving a special membership offer to all players who join the club during the Month of January 2021

To discover more about this unique offer, just click on this link SPECIAL MEMBERSHIP OFFER

But you need to act quickly ONLY A FEW DAYS LEFT TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE OFFER

 

Mentoring with Clive Wood
Mentoring with Clive Wood

Clive is now offering Mentoring Sessions every Thursday afternoon starting at 2pm.

Just log into BBO and Move to the  MSN Games Bridge Club.

Let Clive know you are interested and your BBO name.

Email: c.b.wood@hotmail.co.uk & BBO username: clivewood

Free for FOBC members.

Bidding Practice
Bidding Practice

Want to practice your bidding?

Its easy on BBO!

You can practice with your partner or mentor and improve your understanding.

 

The process is simple:

  1. Go to MSN Room  and select 'start Table' 
  2. Select the 'scoring arrow tab' in top L/H corner and alter this to  'Bidding' it's that simple
  3. Next in reserve seats' you can add the name of the players you want to practice 
  4. Then select the opposition as 'pass throughout' which is the 'normal default' or controlled by host - now you are ready to begin by selecting the final Start Table Option
  5. Selecting deal or re-deal after you have done your analysis or finished your discussion after each hand, which is found in the '3 stripes icon' in the top L/H of the table

 

Click this link for instructions using screenshots

CONTACTS
Useful FOBC Contacts

Clive Wood  - Tournaments and League Secretary. Plus help with finding partners & team-mates and bridge assistance. Email: c.b.wood@hotmail.co.uk & BBO username: clivewood

Elsie Hay - Cheif TD; general information about FOBC and bridge assistance. Email: LCA_1_6_20@yahoo.com  BBO username: LCAofFOBC

Des King - FOBC Teacher and Duplicate Scorer.  Email; kraftykeawyead@hotmail.com & BBO username; desking

Calendar
26th January 2021
Lesson & Seminars
Zoom
2.30 p.m.
  (Partner?)
27th January 2021
FRIENDLY ONLINE DUPLICATE
BBO Virtual Club Area 10.45am
Director: Elsie Hay
Scorer: Elsie Hay
  (Reservations)
27th January 2021
Assisted Play
MSN (FOBC) Games Playing Room 8 p.m.
Director: Clive
Host: Clive, Elsie & Trevor
Results
FRIENDLY ONLINE DUPLICATE
Director: Elsie Hay
Scorer: Des King
FRIENDLY ONLINE DUPLICATE
Director: Elsie Hay
Scorer: Des King
FRIENDLY ONLINE DUPLICATE
Director: Elsie Hay
Scorer: Elsie Hay