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2021/22 FOBC SUBSCRIPTIONS NOW DUE

As from 1st June 2021 FOBC are taking subscriptions for new members and renewals for existing members

Due to the success of our inaugural year, last season, FOBC have been able to massively reduce their annual subscription rate for existing members; and any new members that would like to join the club. For all these details and how to pay, please follow the link below:

HOW TO JOIN/RE-JOIN FOBC

 

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Duplicate Pairs Every: SUN - 7.15pm; Mon - 1.15pm & 7.15pm; WEDS - 10.45am. Assisted Plays MON at 10am & 8pm and WEDS at 8pm: Bridge Seminars TUES 2.30 pm
ADVANCED LESSONS/SEMINARS MOVE TO EVERY WEDNESDAY STARTING AT 2PM
ADVANCED LESSONS/SEMINARS MOVE TO EVERY WEDNESDAY STARTING AT 2PM

FREE FOBC WEEKLY BRIDGE SEMINAR/LESSONS 

As from WEDNESDAY 21st July 2021 FOBC advanced Seminar/Lessons will be re-commencing.

Everyone please be aware of the new day and start time. They will now be conducted every Wednesday afternoon ON ZOOM starting at 2.00pm with access being in the usual way.

Can you please inform all your bridge playing friends and associates, that these seminar/lessons are FREE TO ALL including non-members of the club.

FOBC Duplicate Pairs
FOBC Duplicate Pairs

There are now THREE REGULAR FOBC DUPLICATE PAIRS EVENTS taking place on BBO every week as follows:

Sunday at 7.15pm 

Monday at 7.15pm

Wednesday at 10.45am

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 our Duplicates, therefore you do not need a partner

The Monday evening will often be used with pre-dealt hands to represent the topics discussed in the FOBC seminar/lessons (please look out for the announcements)

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

MONTHLY FOBC MASTER POINT PROMOTIONS
MONTHLY FOBC MASTER POINT PROMOTIONS

Congratulations go to the following FOBC members who have been promoted to a higher rank through the EBU master points scheme:

Phillip Webb - has been promoted to the rank of 1 Star Master

Sue Kos - has been promoted to the rank of District Master

Pam Houghton; Lynne Hempstead; David Harfield; Nora Campbell; Helen Abel - have all been promoted to the rank of Local master

EBU master points can be earned by competing in any of the weekly FOBC duplicate events

If you would like to become a member of the EBU through the FOBC (it is all free of charge), then please contact Elsie Hay via email: LCA_1_6_20@yahoo.com

If you are still waiting to spend your BB$ (awarded to all existing members who re-joined the club) and would like to know more about playing in the clubs duplicate then follow the link below....

HOW TO ENTER FOBC DUPLICATE EVENTS

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

 

 

Clive's Bidding Clinic
Clive's Bidding Clinic

Members Can Now Book In Thursday & Friday

If you want to improve your bidding,then why not book in for a slot and see this aspect of your game develop.

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

Free for all FOBC members.

Bidding Practice
Bidding Practice

Want to practice your  bidding?

Its easy on BBO!

You can practice with your partner(s) and improve your understanding.

 

The process could not be simpler:

  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 July 2021
FRIENDLY ONLINE DUPLICATE open to non-members - 1
Virtual Clubs/EBU England 1.15pm
Director: vEBU520636
Scorer: Elsie Hay
Host: Clive Wood
26th July 2021
FRIENDLY ONLINE DUPLICATE open to non-members - 2
Virtual Clubs EBU 7.15pm
Director: vEBU520636
Scorer: Elsie Hay
Host: Clive Wood
27th July 2021
Seminar/Lesson FREE to ALL
Zoom 2.30 pm
Director: Des
Results
FRIENDLY ONLINE DUPLICATE open to non-members
Director: vEBU520636
Scorer: Des King
FRIENDLY ONLINE DUPLICATE open to non-members
Director: vEBU520636
Scorer: Des King
FRIENDLY ONLINE DUPLICATE open to non-members - 2
Director: vEBU520636
Scorer: Des King