Release 2.19n

Our Annual General Meeting is postponed until at least one month after the club is able to re-open.  

Recent Updates
BBO Tips and Hints .pdf
4th Jul 2020 14:45 BST
Welcome to Newent Bridge Club
♣  The club is closed for now but 
will be back as soon as we safely can 
On-Line Bridge at Newent Bridge Club

Newent Bridge Club now has two Pairs Tournaments on  Bridge Base Online (BBO)

  • Wednesday afternoons at 2:00 pm.                                                                    .     
  • Friday evenings at 7:15 pm (18 boards)                                    

To participate in these please: 

  • Register on BBO;
  • Make sure you have a deposit of at least 3 BB$ in your BBO account;
  • Inform  Janet if you are playing for the first time giving your BBO log-on name.

There are simple guides which can be viewed under the On-Line Bridge section.
There is a new guide on BBO abbreviations, these are useful if you use the chat function.

What’s On-Line
  • There is a  HELP section in BBO - that is not well advertised  
  • There is top quality international bridge to watch on BBO : see  HERE for details and to read their daily bulletins.
  • If you want to read about bidding systems there is an enormous amount at  Bridge with Dan including a free copy of the Robson/Seagel book on competitive bidding.
  • A new form of tutorial is available at  BridgeBee  - selected hands to play through card by card with advice.
  • Larry Cohen (top American teacher) is running a series of 'Celebrity Mondays' webinars  interviewing famous bridge players  See here for details. He has Jeff Meckstroth on 22nd June starting at 7pm UK time. 
  • Ross Bridge Club are running  weekly BBO Pairs Tournaments on Mondays at 7pm.  If you would like to play please visit the Ross Bridge Club Wesite  for further details.
EBU Games on BBO

The EBU run online games every day on Bridge Base Online.

There are five 12-board games on BBO every day, all of which give master points and are processed for the NGS. The "Fast Game at High Noon" is played at 5 minutes a board for those who like to play faster than our usual games.

The remaining games are played at a gentler 7 minutes a board and start at 2pm, 3:30pm, 7:30pm and 9pm - they will cost $1.50 per player.

There is more information on the EBU website (click here).

Playing on-line Bridge

This is a great way to keep your brain active, and to keep in touch with your friends. 

Other options are:

>>    BRIDGE CLUB LIVE : you will need a BCL login but there is a free guest facility and a more complete service available for an annual fee. There are very attractive special offers at this moment - read here.  BCL is a friendly club and is based in England, so system familairy will be high. There is also the facility for Bridge Clubs to run their own sections within BCL, and this might be attractive to allow a club's players to keep in touch with each other.

>>    FUNBRIDGE : offers great facilities for playing bridge with robots, and you get an initial allocation of hands when you sign up, but have to pay a small amount per hundred hands thereafter. Robots are sometimes more predictable than humans, but sometimes less so; they bid and play fast.

There are apps available for BBO and FUNBRIDGE on mobile devices, and BCL is also available on phones through a browser.

Provided you are not playing competitively, the pleasure of online bridge can be serious enahnced by running alongside a video conference of the style supported by Zoom, WhatsApp, Skype or Google Hangouts. Do try it.

8th July 2020
Director: Sarah Amos
10th July 2020
Director: Sarah Amos
15th July 2020
Director: Sarah Amos
Director: Sarah Amos
Scorer: IDM / CC
Director: Sarah Amos
Scorer: IDM / CC
Director: Sarah Amos
Scorer: IDM / CC