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iPhone and iPad Information
Additional Information Update
from RealBridge for those of you using
iPad's and other machines (WORTH READING)!

Contacting RealBridge for help

RealBridge is very happy to help with technical problems relating to RealBridge.

If you would like help with any of the issues below, please contact them:


    Telephone (UK): 0794 232 2209

    Telephone (non-UK): +44 794 232 2209

If you have a problem during a session, you are also welcome to ring RealBridge.

Telephone support is available 7:00 – 23:00 UK time (GMT).

iPads with iOS 15

The latest release of iOS – version 15 – causes problems when playing on RealBridge. RealBridge have a recommended solution to these problems. If you have iOS 15, please do follow RealBridge’s advice. If you don’t, you are likely to experience freezing or loss of audio during a session.

If you have an iPad with iOS 15, and you have not already updated your iPad as recommended by RealBridge on 8 December, there is a settings change that you should make.

RealBridge are very happy to talk you through the procedure. You can contact them on the number above.

If you are happy to make the changes yourself, please see:

For advanced users:

Step-by-step instructions, with pictures:

If you have an iPad with iOS 15, and you have already updated your iPad as recommended by RealBridge on or after 8 December, we now also recommend that you upgrade to iOS 15.2.  For instructions, see

If you don’t know which version of iOS you have, see , or contact RealBridge for help.

MacBooks and iMacs with Monterey or Safari 15

If you have a Mac that has been upgraded to macOS Monterey, and you use Safari, please see the instructions here:

If you have a Mac that has not been upgraded to macOS Monterey, but does have Safari 15, and you are experiencing freezing or loss of audio, also please see the instructions here:

Lenovo Windows laptops

If you have this specific problem:

  • You have a Lenovo laptop running Windows (not a Chromebook)
  • Other players can see you, but no one can hear you.
  • You can see and hear other players

Please see the solution here:

Lenovo Chromebooks

With some Lenovo Chromebooks, for a small number of people the RealBridge window keeps freezing. We are still investigating this. If you have this problem, please contact

Windows 7

If you have Windows 7, your web browser may say that the RealBridge website is insecure. This is a problem with the security certificate data on your computer. Please contact . We will advise you about how to solve this problem.


Keith Healey is now running Friday afternoons as a handicapped duplicate. We are encouraging beginners and improvers to join in. We would also like more experienced players to volunteer their services and, if possible, pair up with an improver - perhaps once or twice a month. 1.30pm START.  Please contact Keith on 01782 460639

Data Protection

A folder outlining club members' privacy rights under the Data Protection Act has been placed alongside the photocopier in the bar.

Welcome to Newcastle-under-Lyme & District B.C.
Thursday Bridge

Sorry, not enough players available for tonight's session (23rd March). Hopefully back in action next week.

Monday Bridge

 Monday 27th March is fast approaching.

We will resume playing on Monday evenings, starting 27th March.  However, if numbers prove to be unsustainable, play on this evening will be suspended indefinitely.

Use it or lose it!

Updated 23/03/23.


VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE!  Please read in full.  You will be aware that we have failed to reach the minimum number of 3 tables a number of times in recent weeks.  With the lighter nights commencing the situation is only likely to deteriotate further.  We will try to reach this minimum number.  The club continues investigating the possibility of joining with other Clubs to increase the number of participants.  The Committee will keep the situation under review.  There WILL be Bridge available on 26 March subject to the minimum number.  We have received an offer from Hunstanton BC.  Please see details below.  The link for Newcastle BC is below:

Players need to be aware that Bridge will not run unless we reach a minimum of 3 full tables. We still need more regular players, please.

There will be Bridge available on Sunday, 26 March 2023 at 6.30pm subject to sufficient numbers.    Please arrive in good time and sit opposite your partner. Thank you. 

If there are insufficient numbers for Newcastle we have been invited to join Hunstanton BC at 7.00pm tonight!!!  Here is the link for Sunday:
Table money is £1.50 for members and £2 for visitors, billed in arrears on a monthly basis. Payments are made by bank transfer to our bank account.

The cost for Newcastle is currently £2.50 per person, per session - paid via a transfer to the club's bank account - for details, please contact Martin at 

The Club is running regular weekly sessions each Sunday, starting at 6.30pm - for members and guests.  Results are posted on the Club website as soon as possible after the event (usually within minutes).  However, there are links below to previous session scores on RealBridge,

19 February is:

12 February is:

The Club would like to have and train additional Tournament Directors/Deputy Tournament Directors for RealBridge Sessions.  If you are interested please let Martin know.  His email address is above.

BBO Online Bridge

We are running a combined session with Halifax BC ( on Tuesday evenings, starting at 7pm.

Any members that have played with Newcastle BC on BBO previously have been added into Halifax's system, so you can just register to play.

we now start at 7pm on Tuesday evenings.

The price per session is £3 per person and is paid monthly in arrears, by bank transfer (contact Martin for details)

They do not allow undos - so be extra careful with bidding and card play.

You can register anytime from 5pm onwards, just search for 'HX' in BBo- please be registered in plenty of time for the movement to be set and online ready to play a couple of minutes early so that they can start promptly.
Halifax do not use robots for 1/2 tables, so they use human stand ins if needed, so being registered 15 minutes before the start time helps them out.

Newcastle Bridge Club
Newcastle Bridge Club

Newcastle B.C. was founded in 1950.

The current premises is a single storey building owned by the members.

Hot drinks are available from the kitchen and soft drinks from the bar.


Director: KH
Scorer: john bridge
Director: MA
Scorer: john bridge
Director: PB
Scorer: john bridge