News Flash - BCL are proposing to provide clubs with the ability to run their normal bridge sessions on-line - see news page
We do hope that you and your families are safe and well, and that you are managing to come through these unusual times.
News Flash - BCL changes that will enable to run Ridgeway Club sessioms on-line
Face to Face Bridge - We are missing seeing you at the face to face bridge and look forward to being able to start up again, although at the moment it is uncertain when this will be. You may have read that a few bridge clubs in the country are looking at trying to restart face to face bridge, although those that had planned to so have now put the date back. We have decided that the time is not yet right to start face to face bridge, even for those who are not shielding and we are going to wait a few more weeks and then plan on phoning members to see what people's views are about restarting face to face bridge. We look forward to speaking to you in the not too distant future.
Online Bridge - A number of us are playing on line - if you have not started playing on line, but would like to and need help to get going please do get in touch either via e mail or phone, and we can help you to get started and play some hands with you to get you going. There are two main platforms: -
a)BCL which a number of us have joined and which you pay to join - you can try for 50 days free at present. BCL is a club where you always play with people whether in the social bridge room, or in one of their tournaments - which is like a club.
b) BBO which is a free site if you only play socially; this site allows you to play with people or with robots! I think you do pay if you choose to play with robots most of or all of the time, and you pay for some competitions. It tells you if you are going somewhere you need to pay, so you can then choose if you go or not.
If you want to try but would like some help to get going then do contact - Yvette - on 01905 381995/07581 531371 or firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will support you getting started.
EBU - You may receive a request from the EBU to pay a subscription to them - they are trying to raise money because they are not receiving their normal income with Clubs not playing. As an RBC member we pay to the EBU every time you play, and you should not need to pay this subscription too.
With best wishes and hoping to see you soon,
Yvette and the Committee