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We are an EBU club and part of the Leicestershire CBA. We play club duplicate bridge, teams and other competitions. During the COVID 19 pandemic we have temporarily suspended our usual face to face sessions. We now run a Virtual Online Bridge Club using both Bridge Base Online (BBO) and RealBridge. New members and visitors are welcome, but please contact us first.

Q++ Please Support Carol Hulse and the Charity Blood Cancer UK +++

Carol and Bob Hulse are taking part in the Walk of Light, a night-time walk on the evening of 27th March, to raise money for the charity Blood Cancer UK.  Carol has asked us to tell you that their support through research has kept her going for the last 20 years.  If you would like to support Carol and Bob by making a donation to this very worthwhile cause, please do this through Carol’s Just Giving page here:  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/carol-hulse.

Grantham Virtual Bridge Club

Bridge Base Online (BBO) We run duplicate pairs session every Tuesday evening at 6.45 pm and a Gentle Duplicate pairs session every Wednesday mornings at 9.45am.  RealBridge We run duplicate pairs session (no more than 18 boards) every Thursday afternoon at 1.45pm. The cost is £2.50 per session billed monthly in arrears, (no need to buy BBO$).

Results will be available on the website soon after the session has finished. We are asking members to register to play in the Grantham Virtual Bridge Club.  Registration will cost £5 and, when we eventually get back to playing at Barrowby, this will be taken off your normal annual membership fee. Non-members are welcome to play in the Grantham Virtual Bridge Club and can do so by clicking on this link to the Membership Application Form completing the form and paying the £5 registration fee, they will then become members of Grantham Virtual Bridge Club.

Bridge Base Online (BBO) is free to join and many of the games are free to play, although BBO also run tournaments that you have to pay for if you want to play in them. RealBridge has built-in video and sound, bringing the true face-to-face experience online. No installation or registering is required - we send you a link, just click, sit down and play.

If you are unsure about playing online, we are happy to run some sessions to help you get comfortable playing in the online environment - just email us and take a look at the HELP SECTIONS in the right hand column here.

Club News

Teams of 4 match v Rutland and Oakham Bridge Clubs - Thu 24th Feb

We managed to field 5 teams against Rutland and Oakham Bridge clubs for the match on Thursday 24th March.  Thank you to all the players who turned out for the match and congratulations are due to Rutland and Oakham who won the overall match by 28 IMPs.  Detailed results, and links to the BBO hand records and movies, can be seen in the Results section or at this link here.


Dates for your diary:

Stratified Sim Pairs: Tuesday 9th & Wednesday 10th March
Easter Individual Competition: Tuesday 30th & Wednesday 31st March

Are you looking for a partner?

Try using the “Find a Partner” facility You can let others know that you are wanting a partner, or register that you need a partner for a specific bridge session. If you need help logging into the members area just ask a committee member.

Calendar
2nd March 2021
Tuesday On-line Duplicate Pairs
BBO 6:45pm
Director: Neil Henfrey
3rd March 2021
Wednesday On-line Gentle Duplicate
BBO 9:45am
Director: Neil Henfrey
4th March 2021
RealBridge Duplicate Pairs
RealBridge 1:45pm
9th March 2021
Tuesday On-line Duplicate Pairs - Stratified Sim Pairs
BBO 6:45pm
Director: Bill Barclay
10th March 2021
Wednesday On-line Gentle Duplicate - Stratified Sim Pairs
BBO 9:45am
Director: Bill Barclay
10th March 2021
Online Non-Expert Teams of Four
(LCBA)
Real Bridge 19:15
Results
Teams v Rutland and Oakham
Wednesday On-line Gentle Duplicate
Director: Sarah Stainforth
Scorer: Sarah Stainforth
Tuesday On-line Duplicate Pairs
Director: Terry Gregory
Scorer: Terry Gregory