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In accordance with Government Guidelines regarding COVID-15( Coronavirus) there will  be no Bridge at Cookhill Village Hall  or  Feckenham until further notice

Welcome to Ridgeway Bridge Club
Welcome message from The Chairman & Committee and On Line Bridge

Amended instructions for BCL Ridgeway Club Session - Monday 19th October 2020

Hi all,
We are very pleased with the interest that has been shown in the virtual bridge.  I am sorry but the previous instructions for joining are not quite correct ( my memory clearly failing!)   - they are correct until you enter the Rigway 1-C-3 virtual bridge club room.
The first session will be on Monday 19th October, 2020
You need to take your seat between 1845 and 1855 
Play will start at 1900 promptly
All you need to do is to ensure that you are affiliated to Ridgeway Bridge Club UK (must have all of this as your Club under your personal details) **
Press Play Bridge
Then Select Local Clubs from menu at the top
Enter room called RIGWAY-1-C-3
 Take a seat opposite your partner at an empty table.
Don't join anyone else table.
Confirm a SSD (System disclosure card) with your partner - one of you will get a prompt to do this and the other will get a prompt to press confirm
Wait ( if you are an early bird this will be a wait until 1900 at the earliest) -
When the event starts - promptly at 1900 - the computer will then move you to a table with your first opponents
It is only when the server tells you that you are in the movement that you press "Ready"
(Don't worry if your partner disappears or it is taking some time - it does work and nobody will be forgotten - we just have to be very patient and not press anything until we have been moved by the computer)
After you have played the first set of boards - you may be moved off the table you were on and appear to be somewhere hovering in BCL cyberspace - Don't worry! Just Wait!  When your next table is free the computer will move you into place automatically - it just may take some time if the table you are going to has been slow in finishing the previous round.  This is just like waiting at the bridge club, you just can't see who is holding you up!!
This keeps happening until the movement is finished.
The important thing is "Let the BCL system take the strain and just wait in "Limbo" when you need to and don't press anything!"  You will get to another table in due course.
It is absolutely essential that you sit down by 1858 in your pairs as at 1858 the host pair - we will have a host pair - will sit down tif there is an odd number of pairs.  This is because we have to have full tables once we start playing for the BCL movements to work.  If they are not needed the host pair will leave and can go and play elsewhere in BCL for the evening.
Like everything it will probably take us a few sessions to get used to it, but please do come and keep coming - it will get better and better!
Eve Doyle, who is expert on the BCL system,  has kindly offered to help anyone who may need it - Eve's e mail is, or you are as always very welcome to contact me,
Looking forward to "seeing" you in the virtual club.




Club Venues

We are a friendly club with 3 duplicate sessions a week.

Visitors are welcome and may attend up to 6 sessions each year before being required to submit a membership application.

Monday evening and Wednesday afternoon sessions are usually 5 - 9 tables.

Our Thursday morning session is much smaller and offers a slightly more gentle experience with only about 3 - 5 tables.  Usually only 20 boards are played at this session so it is very relaxed whilst still competitive.  This is an ideal session for the bridge player wanting to try out duplicate bridge. 

Monday and Wednesday sessions are held at Cookhill Village Hall, whilst Thursday is held at Feckenham Village Hall. Refreshments are included within the table money which is £3 and £4 for visitors

We will be holding  a Ridgeway trophy  competition each year

There is a Host Rota provided for Mondays and Wednesdays but not Thursdays, Bank Holidays or Competition Nights 

Cookhill Village Hall has a large private car park and there is an adjacent free  car park at  Feckenham Village Hall

We are affiliated to the EBU( English Bridge Union)  and the WCBA( Worcestershire Contract Bridge Association)

Please see our information pages for more details and who to contact if you would like to know more.

We look forward to seeing you!

Telephone David or Joan on 01527 452556 if you would like further information.

Note See Directions and map on left hand margin under information  for Cookhill Village hall

Feckenham Village  Hall is situated in the High Street. Post code B96 6HN. and the car park is adjacent


Important Information


Membership Subscriptions - Thank you very much to all members who have already paid their subscriptions.  If you wrote a cheque for your subscription it is possible that it will be a little while before it is paid in due to the current restrictions on movement, but we will be banking the cheques in due course and your membership will be continuous.  For those who have not yet paid their subscription, then due to the unforseen circumstances we will be waiving the late payment of  £5.00 if your renewal is not completed by the 7th April, however you can send a cheque to our membership secretary, Sandy Cruickshank at the address on the top of your letter. Alternatively you can pay when bridge resumes.   
We are aware that those who have already paid will have paid their subscription expecting to be able to play bridge and with the Club being forced to close due to Covid-19 this is not possible, therefore when the current serious situation and lockdown comes to an end, and we are able to restart normal bridge club activity, the Committee will consider extending the period of membership for this year to reflect the closure.  
Please take all measures you can to stay well, and I look forward to seeing you at bridge in I hope, the not too distant future.  In the meantime perhaps we will meet on line!
With many thanks for your continued support,
Yvette, Duncan, Ann, David, Joan, Mike, Molly and Sandy





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