Maidstone Bridge Club
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MAIDSTONE BRIDGE CLUB

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60 YEARS OF TOP CLASS BRIDGE IN MAIDSTONE

The Club is EBU affiliated:  P2P, Master Points,

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Welcome to Maidstone Bridge Club
MORE FACE TO FACE BRIDGE!

Wednesday's scores proved too difficult for EBU Score to handle! Thanks to Jonathan at the EBU for solving the problem, a bug caused by having two sit outs! Correct scores now on Web Site.

 

and YES!! there is more Face To Face Bridge to come!

We hope for your continued support so please come along on Wednesdays at the CSS Club.   We are also running on-line sessions as before.

DON'T FORGET WE START at the club AT 7.00pm

No need to prebook, just find a partner and turn up but there will be some "local rules" in place to help maintain good practise as follows.

1/.  Payment will be by Cards only (table money of £3 will be payable and any overdue on-line fees will be collected as well),

2/. We will keep watch on the playing cards and ensure we use new packs when necessary.

3/. The tea or coffee facility and use of the Kitchen is available. 

4/. Water and other drinks will be available from the bar. 

5/. We will try to maintain some form of social distancing, subject to the number of tables in play,

6/. The wearing of masks will be up to the individual concerned.

7/. Windows and doors will be monitored to ensure a reasonable flow of air.

8/. "NO Jabs - NO Play".

9/. Hand Sanitiser is supplied on each table.

The results are combined with those people playing on line so there will be a delay before the evening's overall score is available.

 

 

Last updated : 18th Sep 2021 14:17 BST
INFORMATION TO MEMBERS (updated 6 September 2021)

This is where we will keep you posted with club related events and information   New posts will be marked New for a week or two.
All games will be held on Real Bridge BUT SEE BELOW

Outstanding debts are listed in Members' Only area

Can't log in to get the links for games?   Members who have still not paid outstanding debts from some ago have had their access deleted.   Please contact Chairman to be reinstated.

We intend to continue with on line Real Bridge for the time being at least.

Future plans for our club
For the time being we have no intention of restarting F2F bridge on Tuesdays or Thursdays nor for that matter on-line bridge on those days.  We anticipate continuing with Real Bridge for on-line games on Friday evenings. Wednesday will be dependent on how many players wish to play F2F or to continue on-line. 

Slow play - we have had instances of slow play due to disconnection and slow equipment problems.  Players should be aware that they are responsible for maintaining their own connection and in future such slow play will have a board stopped or removed with an adjusted score of 60/40 awarded to the opposition.  This is in line with EBU guidance and Directors will follow this rule in order to be fair to all players and keep the game moving at a reasonable speed.
Directors can now obtain a Board Report which shows time taken by each player on the board and this will be used to ensure fairness.


Games on Real Bridge will cost £1.50 per player per game;  payment will be due retrospectively at the end of each month and amounts due with payment advice will be posted in the Members' Only Notices at the end of each month.

Visitors -  Members may invite a friend as a guest for one complementary session;  to action this please email learnbridge@btinternet.com with the name and email address of the guest, and state which date you wish to play.    Thereafter visitors may play for a maximum of 3 events as a guest as a cost of £2 per player per game;  the member inviting the guest will be responsible for this payment and the cost will added to their invoice at the end of the month.   Any visitors wishing to join the club may apply to become a member at a cost of £5 membership fee for 2021.   Contact as above.

Links to Real Bridge games are in the Members' Area - Notices.   You can still play without a webcam and audio on your system.  Links will not be sent by email so it is up to members to make sure they can log into the Members' Area and access the links.  Late arrivals can be accommodated - login, go to the lobby and notify the Director to allocate you a seat.   For players new to Real Bridge, go to the Real Bridge website where there is a great deal of information and a webcam/audio test, plus 8 board free trial sessions offered by Real Bridge. 

Members can also view again scores and hands played on Real Bridge sessions.   Links for the past few weeks are in the Members' Notices section so you should save the link on your own system if you want to keep it longer.  Click on the link which will take you to the score table, click on the board number and then the contract results - this will bring up an option to scroll through card by card.
   

Rules of bridge for online competitions

  • Players are reminded that all bridge rules must be followed in on-line competitions.   Bids must be alerted or announced as in face-to-face bridge  This includes ethical considerations such as not indicating to your partner which card to play.    Background noises should be kept to a minimum and your microphone is best muted during play unless you need to announce a bid or explain further at the request of opponents.
     
  • Opponents can only request further information at their own turn to bid or before the initial lead is made
     
  • Use of UNDO is allowed but only under standard bridge rules.  Undo is intended to be used for a misclick, not a change of mind.   Regardless, a card played must remain and cannot be undone unless it is a genuine and obvious misclick.   Use of the double click option is recommended for those who have problems with selecting the correct card.  Any queries should be referred to the Director for adjudication.
  • Claims - declarer must state his/her line of play at the same time as the claim.   Once a claim is requested, both defenders are prompted to accept or reject the claim. If they both accept, the result is recorded and the deal ends.  If either defender rejects the claim, you should call the Director to adjudicate the claim, or if everyone agrees you can also play on.  A defender is allowed under Law 68B2 to object to his partner's claim.   If play continues after a claim, the non-claiming side can see all four hands.



Last updated : 6th Sep 2021 17:37 BST

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