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NORFOLK CONGRESS 2021

Online Bridge Clubs in Norfolk

Norfolk Bridge Clubs with Regular Online Sessions

Here are clubs that offer regular online sessions.  If your club is not listed please email Neil and he will add you to the list.  Further details can be found at the respective club's website, the link to which can be found here.

  • Bawburgh BC
  • Taverham and Hellesdon BC
  • Noverre BC
  • Norfolk & Norwich BC
Norfolk Directed Sessions - bridge coaching

The NDS is a teaching platform for improvers and welcomes all comers who know how to play but would like to improve their skills.
The first visit is free and after that if you want to join it is £10 which entitles you to free sessions with
expertise/help on hand every Friday from 2 till 4 until April 2021
We are also starting an extremely friendly but competitive league starting in January which will be free to all members,  non members will be charged £10 per team to cover costs.
The league is for teams of 4 and if you have not got 4 we will endeavour to place you in a team.  The league will take place fortnightly for 5 sessions.  Each Tuesday night you will play every other team in your division. The NDS is an unaffiliated club so there  are no NGS or Master Point implications.

Contact nds@playbridgeinnorfolk.co.uk for details/registration

See also the NDS Calendar for dates on BridgeWebs NDS webpage (link https://www.bridgewebs.com/cgi-bin/bwoo/bw.cgi?club=nds )
 

 

INTERNET BRIDGE

    LINKS TO THESE THREE SITES AND FURTHER DETAILS ARE    



BridgeBase Online: https://www.bridgebase.com/

When: Tuesday and Thursday  at 1.30 pm on BridgeBase online - visible on BBO/Virtual Clubs/EBU - England with host vEBU_NFK approx 2 hours before the tournaments starts.  These events are EBU affiliated and cost $3 - although SIMS and Children in Need cost more - they count towards EBU Masterpoints and NGS.

And: Wednesday at 7.00pm and Sunday at 1.30 pm again on BBO but these are under Competitive/Free Tournaments with host Maxcollie2.  These are free events just fun.

How: Make sure you have given your name, email and BBO username to Karen Blacklock (kjblacklock@gmail.com) at least 1 hour before the tournament starts.

Register with your partner at least 10 mins before start of the tournament

If no partner register on tournament partnership desk where others can see and invite you to play with them

Results: Available 20 mins after the end of the tournament on BBO.

FUNBRIDGEhttps://www.funbridge.com/

Funbridge is a pay to play system which you only play against robots. The robots play a form of 2/1 which you need to learn to play against them effectively.Clubs joining Funbridge can run tournaments for their membership but all players play the same cards against robots and their scores are compared against each other.

BridgeClub Livehttps://www.bridgeclublive.com/BCL_Login_Y.asp

This is a UK based duplicate bridge system available to bridge players worldwide for a subscription of around £7 per month.
You only play against real people on BCL - no robots
Many of the members on BCL have been on the system for many years - there is a real sense of community and people are generally more civil than on BBO.
BCL players more often play ACOL based bridge
There is an excellent review facility where you can see all bids and play.
There is a 24 hour daily competition called DIDO which you can earn EBU online masterpoints if you play well and have played at least 16 boards.
Your Club can register its members so that you can see results from the daily competition for all members in your club that are on the system.
There are other competitions and leagues organised throughout the year and there is an annual face to face event alternating between UK and somewhere abroad each year.

County Membership Drive

The EBU have initiated a scheme to help increase membership, by offering assistance in many forms. There are already a number of County Associations that have signed up for this initiative and Norfolk is now one of them.

The principle is that the EBU help co-ordinate and facilitate inter county cross fertilisation. Jeff Smith has been asked to lead this initiative for Norfolk and he has already been in touch with other Counties in the scheme so we can learn from each other's successes and failures. 

All the clubs are invited to join in the effort to promote bridge in Norfolk in general and to increase membership in particular.

Calendar
Sun 24th Jan 2021
Orb Pacquot Trophy
RealBridge 11h00
Tue 26th Jan 2021
Virtual Norfolk Tuesday Pairs
BBO Virtual Norfolk 13.30
Thu 28th Jan 2021
Virtual Norfolk Thursday Pairs
BBO Virtual Norfolk 13.30
Tue 2nd Feb 2021
Virtual Norfolk Tuesday Pairs
BBO Virtual Norfolk 13.30
Results
Virtual Norfolk Tuesday Pairs
Virtual Norfolk Thursday Pairs