We hope that you are keeping safe and managing well enough in these difficult times. It becomes increasingly clear that our former way of life - i.e. playing bridge at Abbey Row (and elsewhere) is not going to return in the near future. You might therefore be interested to see here the latest club news.
President: Sheena McPherson
Secretary: Vanessa Wilson
Treasurer: Jon Bridger
Masterpoint Secretary: Brian Sayward
Members: Janet Kyle, John Loudon, Jean McClaren, Margot McVie
Weekly BBO Online Bridge and RealBridge
Many of our members have been playing with and against each other online. It is the best possible substitute for the real thing and we encourage you to participate. The websites of choice are Bridge Base Online (BBO) and RealBridge Please contact Jean mcLaren (firstname.lastname@example.org) RealBridge or Jon Bridger ( email@example.com ) BBO teams.
Please note: there is no Club bridge on Wednesday 30th June or Thursday 1st July
All events commence at 7.00p.m. Please log, on by 6.50 p.m.
Wednesday 14th July Real Bridge Thursday 15th July Real Bridge
Wednesday 21st July Real bridge Thursday 22nd July Real Bridge
Wednesday 28th July Real Bridge Thursday 29th July Real bridge
New! - The Kelso Bridge Club Lounge
There have been some initial teething troubles with RealBridge. These in the main have been down to players not being familiar with the system and IT issues. This has meant that RealBridge has not been a good experience for many/all.
To get members used to playing on RealBridge we have opened a practice lounge. For those who would like to see and speak to their playing partners in a relaxed private four, the Kelso Bridge Club RealBridge Lounge is now open all week long and is available for you, your friends and your family. If you would like Jean (01896823388) or Jon (01573 226964) to join you for a couple of hands to get you started they would be happy to do so.
Use the RealBridge menu tab on left and click LINK for Kelso Bridge Club lounge
Since launched in September 2020 RealBridge is now played in 41 countries and they are the preferred platform for some important International competitions.
What you may ask has this to do with playing in our club?
One of the many advantages is that TDing on RealBridge is simpler and you can have a playing Director. Jean and John enjoy Directing on BBO but with lockdown easing there will be occasions when neither is available. To get us playing ‘smarter’ on RealBridge
- Check your device and check you are using recommended browser
- Look at the Players Guide on RealBridge website which you will find in the "Player" tab in the menu at the top.
How to join a BBO Team
Log onto BBO by 6.45 p.m. Teams cost nothing - but you must let Jon bridger know that you are playing in the preceding days.
Click competitive (second option below "play or watch bridge"). Wait for your invitation and click "accept"
How to join a Real Bridge Tournament
At the top of this page on the blue boxes to the left, second box down, you will see the title "Real Bridge" Click on this and you will be taken to a new page with the link and details for our latest RealBridge Tournament. If you've played on this format before, you will know how straightforward it is. If not please give it a go - you don't absolutely need video and audio links to play, though they do add to the experience. Enjoy!
If you have any questions, please get in touch. If you have not heard from our secretary by email please send her your address to ensure you are kept up to date.