The UK's Friendly Online Bridge Club (FOBC)
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WEDNESDAY MORNING FOBC DUPLICATE

We are inviting our newcomers from the recently completed beginner lessons to attend

Therefore we are looking for as many experienced players to play as possible to welcome and encourage them to the wonderful world of bridge!!

 

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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
AS AN END OF YEAR THANK YOU TO ALL FOBC MEMBERS
AS AN END OF YEAR THANK YOU TO ALL FOBC MEMBERS

 

 

WOULD YOU LIKE TO PLAY DUPLICATE BRIDGE FREE FOR 1 MONTH?

 

If so please follow the link below for further details:

HOW YOU CAN ENJOY FREE DUPLICATE WITH FOBC DURING APRIL 2021

 

 

 

FOBC Duplicate Pairs
FOBC Duplicate Pairs

There are currently THREE STANDARD FOBC DUPLICATE PAIRS EVENTS taking place on BBO each week, and ONE SPECIAL DUPLICATE PAIRS EVENT aimed at the less experienced players which are every:

Sunday at 7.15pm 

Monday at 1.15pm  

Wednesday at 10.45am

Monday at 7.15pm for the less experienced

Guests & visitors are very welcome to compete. All we need is your BBO username, and EBU No. if you have one, 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)

Forthcoming Tuesday Bridge Seminars for April.......
Forthcoming Tuesday Bridge Seminars for April.......

6th April – Responders 2nd Bid 

13th April – Improve your defence play- Suit Preference Signals

20th April – Improve your declarer play - Managing Entries 

27th April - Improve your defence - Opening Leads

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

Zoom in Links

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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Friendly and Assisted Play sessions
Friendly and Assisted Play sessions

Mondays at 10am - 12Noon and again at 8pm - 10pm

Wednesdays at 8pm - 10pm

Come and join other FOBC members for a friendly game of Bridge

Bridge assistance available from Clive & Elsie (BBO usernames: clivewood & LCAofFOBC). Technical assistance from Trevor (BBO username Trevor1of1). Plus all will help you find a partner &/or a table if required

Just Log into BBO

and go to the MSN Games Bridge Club

Send a BBO chat message to either one of the above if you need help

Enjoy your bridge!

 

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

 

 

Congratulations
Congratulations

Well done to the following FOBC members who have been promoted through the EBU master points promotion scheme:

Elizabeth Hall; Lesley Peabody; David Fern & Jake Henry

To learn more follow the link below to the March newsletter

MARCH NEWSLETTER

New ACOL Bridge Lessons
New ACOL Bridge Lessons

FREE BRIDGE SEMINAR/LESSONS ON INTERMEDIATE LEVEL BIDDING 

As from Wednesday 17th March for anybody who wishes to learn or improve their bidding

If you are interested or know of anybody who is interested follow this link NEW BRIDGE LESSONS

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
22nd April 2021
Mentoring/Bidding Session FREE to members
MSN Games Playing Room 2.00pm
Director: Clive
25th April 2021
FRIENDLY ONLINE DUPLICATE
BBO Virtual Club Area 7.15pm
Director: Elsie Hay
Scorer: Elsie Hay
Host: Clive Wood
  (Partner?)
26th April 2021
Assisted Play
MSN (FOBC) Games Playing Room 10 a.m.
Director: Clive
Host: Clive and Elsie
Results
FRIENDLY ONLINE DUPLICATE`
Director: Elsie Hay
Scorer: Des King
FRIENDLY ONLINE DUPLICATE
Director: Elsie Hay
Scorer: Des King
Beginners Assisted Event
Director: Elsie Hay
Scorer: Des King