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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

to be confirmed here

Tuesday Afternoon 'Christmas Party'

This takes place on Tuesday 7th February. Food available from 12.30 with Bridge commencing at 1.15. Normal table money applies.

Monday Bridge

Monday 6th February.

Tonight's bridge cancelled - too many players unable to attend.

Hopefully, better luck next week.


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

There will be Bridge available on Sunday, 5 February 2023 at 6.30pm subject to sufficient numbers.    Please arrive in good time and sit opposite your partner. Thank you. 

The cost is £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,

29 January is:

22 January 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.


Sunday Evening Pairs
Director: Keith
Scorer: john bridge
Scorer: john bridge