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AGM on Wednesday 14th June @ 6pm

Quiz evening with Chinese Food on Saturday 17th June at 6.30 pm


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.

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.

Welcome to Newcastle-under-Lyme & District B.C.
Problems with Wi-Fi

We are changing Broadband Provider and this means results will not appear online until the switch is completed. 

Club AGM

The Club AGM is on Wednesday 14th June at 6pm


This takes place at 6.30 pm on Saturday 17th June. Food served at 7 o’clock. Maximum 4 per team. £12 per player.If you wish to participate but don’t have a full team, let us know when you are next at the club, and we will try to pair you up.

Thursday Bridge

Awaiting numbers for June 8th

Tuesday Evening Bridge

There will be no further bridge on Monday evenings; far too few players interested to make it work properly.

We are now open on Tuesday evenings for beginners and improvers from the Tuesday night classes to gain more experience and confidence.  Those attending have found these sessions most beneficial.  We will open again next Tuesday (6th June) for a 7:30pm start.  The session is run informally, with opportunities to seek guidance on bidding and play.  £3.00 table money. 

There will be BRIDGE on Sunday 11th June

Newcastle Players will pay Newcastle BC in the usual way and the Club will pay Hunstanton BC and vice versa.  The fee is now £1.50 per session!

There will be Bridge available on Sunday, 11th June 2023 at 7.00pm.    Please arrive in good time and sit opposite your partner. Thank you.  If you do not have a partner and are hoping to find someone else in a similar position sit at the highest numbered table and see if anyone arrives!

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.


Sunday Pairs
Sunday Pairs
Sunday Pairs