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The EBU operates a National Grading Scheme which runs in tandem with the Master Points system. The NGS scheme now covers the last 2000 boards you have played resulting in a current assessment of your standard of play. The scheme is accessed from the EBU website under NGS & then clicking Nottinghamshire.

Click"Useful Links" for a short cut to the scheme

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here you will find the latest information and the Player Manual

Welcome to Retford Bridge Club
Welcome to the Website of Retford Bridge Club

Visitors & members are always welcome to our RealBridge Club Sessions on Tuesday, Thursday evenings (start 6.55pm) and Wednesday afternoons for less experienced players (start 1.55pm), and face-to-face sessions at Hallcroft on Tuesday evenings (start 6.55pm) - see notice below.

Table fees £1.50 (£2 for F2F) for members and visitors. Just click on the appropriate link on the home page, enter your name and ID (EBU number, not absolutely necessary but helpful for scorer) and join your partner at a table.

 

Last updated : 21st Feb 2022 11:04 GMT
Retford Bridge Club Committee Meetings

The minutes of Retford Bridge Club Committee Meetings are now posted on the News Page

Last updated : 10th May 2022 10:53 BST
REALBRIDGE - Tues at 6.55pm. Wed 2pm. Thurs 6.55pm.

Realbridge have advised for those of us who play on an iPad to use SAFARI as their browser. Google chrome may produce some strange results.

PLEASE ENSURE THAT AT LEAST ONE MEMBER OF THE PARTNERSHIP IS LOGGED ON AND SEATED BY 6.50 FOR THE EVENING SESSIONS AND 1.50PM FOR THE AFTERNOON SESSION. This really helps the TD to set the session promptly and avoid last minute changes.

For Tuesday 6.55pm session, click below.

>>>RealBridge<<<

For Wednesday 1.55pm Session Click Below

>>>RealBridge<<<

For Thursday 6.55pm Session  Click Below

>>>RealBridge<<<

When you log in, enter first name and surname, ID is your EBU number (leave blank if you do not have an EBU number), ignore PW as it is embedded in link, and login.

You are then in the “lobby”. Click on a free seat, your partner can then join you.

Can only get to the lobby once Tournament Director has opened the session about 30 minutes before start.

See below for change in operation.

For Wednesday lesson click below, 

>>>RealBridge<<<

For Thursday lesson click below,

>>>Realbridge<<<

Your first teaching session on RealBridge is FREE, subsequent sessions £5 payable to Sandy.

Initially will be supervised play.

 

New click and tap options for bidding and play
  • The former two-taps method has been removed and replaced with two different options for different devices.
  • Double-tap (tablet style) now emphasises the bid or card when selected with a single tap, as seen below. Tap the bid or card again to play. Tap elsewhere to cancel.

  • Double-click (mouse style) emphasises a bid or card when the cursor is moved over it. Two fast clicks are required to play a bid or card.
  • Any input style can be used on any device. For example, a desktop user can use tablet-style double-tap. The names are simply suggestions.

 

 

Last updated : 23rd May 2022 14:54 BST
Hand of the day: now on News Page
JOURNAL CUP SUCCESS

Congratulations to the three Retford pairs who played in the Journal Cup this Sunday. This is the annual Notts Pairs competition and Retford secured a clean sweep of 1st, 2nd and 3rd. Winners were Steve Mulligan and Martin Button with 66.41%, usurping last year's winners John Rolph and Sandy Fulton who scored 62.89%. Julia Staniforth ande Roger Stock completed the clean sweep with 56.64%. Congratulations to all three pairs.

Last updated : 12th Apr 2022 14:29 BST
FACE TO FACE BRIDGE (F2F) !! UPDATE !! JAN 20th

Following the government announcement of removing restrictions of wearing face masks in internal spaces from the 27th January, the committee believe that the F2F sessions can resume at Hallcroft on the 8th of February and subsequent Tuesdays, as long as at least 12 people are willing to play. The realbridge sessions will continue as well and the sessions will use the same hands so that the results will be a combination of both sessions. As before David Garside is the contact (01777838791) and he will be contacting those who played before. Anyone else who would like to play should contact David.

As before, guidelines should be followed, keeping distance, opening windows, using handgel after each round and keeping the same bidding box. Mask wearing will be a personal choice.

Last updated : 16th Feb 2022 14:26 GMT
Retford Bridge Club Annual Subscription

At the beginning of October, Retford Bridge Club invites club members to renew their membership, and payment of the annual membership fee is requested. Last year, with little prospect of playing Face to Face Bridge (F2FB), it was decided not to collect a membership fee, and to allow non-members to play on Realbridge as guests throughout the year.

Now, as we move towards a partial return to Face to Face Bridge, the Committee has decided to revert to its official policy on club membership—that is to say allowing guests to play up to three times in a year (October - September) as guests, and then asking them to enrol as club members and to pay the membership fee. The annual membership fee has been £20 for a number of years. This money can be gift-aided, which allows the club additional funds to support its ongoing costs, in particular with regard to F2FB.

However, given that a full return to F2FB is unlikely in the near future, the committee has decided to reduce the membership fee for 2021-2022 to £10. Table money for F2FB will remain £2 and the session fee for Realbridge will remain £1.50. It has been agreed to offer a 50% reduction on all fees for students U26.

We request that, where possible, membership fees are paid through bank transfer, referencing the payment with your surname plus 'Mem', for example: 'ABEL Mem'. Bank payment details are available on the website. Please contact Roger Stock by email (roger.retfordbc@outlook.com) if you wish to make a joint payment of table money and membership fee.

New members should contact Keith Abel (secrbridgec@gmail.com) to request a membership form, which may be returned electronically or in the post.

Keith would be grateful if any member who does not wish to renew their membership could inform him as soon as possible.

Last updated : 15th Sep 2021 09:36 BST
REALBRIDGE - PAYMENT

The committee has decided to charge £1.50 per session which covers the cost of UMS (EBU fee), Realbridge and also other fees which the club has to pay for. This fee is in line with that charged by other clubs.

Ideally we would like members to pay in advance by bank transfer to the club's BUSINESS account, “The Retford Bridge Club”,code number 60-17-28, account number 06803946, and we suggest you pay in multiples of £1.50. NB note that the account has a The at the beginning.

PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU REFERENCE YOUR PAYMENT WITH YOUR NAME, eg RB Sandy Fulton. 

By paying in advance you reduce the work for our treasurer who would otherwise have to invoice you at the end of each month. This is important so that Roger can trace who has paid. Alternatively, contact Roger Stock at roger.retfordbc@outlook.com for others ways to pay or any other committee member. Also email him on that address to let him know you have paid by bank transfer.

Last updated : 24th Feb 2021 11:20 GMT
BRIDGE ON LINE - RETFORD BC - JAN2021

The following events can now be played weekly at Retford BC

Monday/Tuesday: 6am Monday. Funbridge in exclusive events: 24 hands in 48 hours: PW Sandy

Monday 7pm: supervised play on realbridge, £5 to Sandy.

Tuesday: Duplicate Pairs 7pm on realbridge. £1.50 to Retford BC. Please be seated by 6.55pm.

Wednesday: Duplicate Pairs 2pm on realbridge. £1.50 to Retford BC. Please be seated by 1.55pm.

Wednesday: 6am Wednesday. Funbridge in exclusive events: 10 hands for less experienced players, occasional commentary: PW Sandy.

Wednesday/Thursday: 6am Wednesday. Funbridge in exclusive events: 24 hands in 48 hours: PW Sandy.

Thursday: Supervised Play 9.30am on realbridge. £5 to Sandy.

Thursday: Duplicate Pairs 7pm on realbridge. £1.50 to Retford BC. Please be seated by 6.55pm.

Saturday/Sunday: 6am Saturday. Funbridge: in exclusive events: 24 hands in 48 hours PW from Sandy.

Sunday: Funbridge 6am to midnight: 10 hands for less experienced players, in exclusive events, occasional commentary: PW Sandy.

 

Last updated : 5th May 2021 19:57 BST
Teaching programme

Sandy Fulton is doing assisted bridge sessions on line on realbridge for beginners and improvers. These are open to any member of Retford Bridge Club as well as any friends, relatives and anyone else who is keen to take up the game. 

NOTE THAT BEGINNERS BRIDGE HAS CHANGED TO WEDNESDAY AT 7pm.

Timings of sessions are 
Wednesday 6.55pm - 9pm.
Thursday 9.25am - 11.30am
Click realbridge purple teaching link on home page for Wednesday lesson.
Click realbridge orange teaching link on home page for Thursday lesson.
Calendar
24th May 2022
Open Pairs
RB and F2F 18.50
Director: Roger Stock
Scorer: David Garside
25th May 2022
Open Pairs
RB 13.50
Director: David Garside
26th May 2022
Open Pairs
RB 18.50
Director: Julia Staniforth
Results
Hopkinson Cup
Director: John Rolph
Hopkinson Cup
Director: David Garside
Hopkinson Cup
Director: Ian Maxwell
Scorer: John Rolph