With CV-19 restrictions in force, the Ruff Bridge Club, in common with other clubs in Ned Paul's 'stable', is now meeting online. We are currrently running six online tournaments a week. The programme includes three daytime games a week and also three evening games a week. All members of any of Ned Paul's clubs, plus friends may play.
We use the bridge playing site https://www.bridgebase.com/ (known as 'BBO') to run these games. There are now a minimum of six games a week. All games are 18 boards, matchpointed pairs. Current games are:
|* Monday daytime - 12.30pm
||* Monday evening - 7.30pm
|* Wednesday daytime - 12.30pm
||* Wednesday evening - 7.30pm
|* Friday daytime - 12.30pm
||* Friday evening - 7.30pm
The evening games are at BBO 'peak time', which many other clubs are currently not offering. For complete details, including cost, and results of past games, see Ned's other website
To play, make sure that you are registered on BBO (free of charge) - then mail me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your BBO user name, your real name, your EBU number if you have one, and your contact email.
To find the tournaments, log on, click 'Competitive', then, 'Tournaments', then 'All Tournaments'. Scroll down the time-ordered list until you find the 'Ned Paul Online Tourney', Click 'Register' to play.
If you are unfamiliar with BBO, please watch this Youtube video which will guide you through the access process and answer many questions:
Video Conferencing Seminars
Every Thursday evening at 7.15pm we hold a video conference on Zoom, hosted by Victor Lesk, the author of the BriAn bridge scoring app. There will be a social catch-up followed at 7.30pm by discussion of a bridge topic of the week with Victor and Ned and the chance to learn by playing real hands. It's easy to join - just click this link at the right time: https://zoom.us/j/731062415 (password 123456) and follow the prompts to download the Zoom app. You will be able to see and hear others, and be seen and heard if you wish. Topics may include such as:
- Slam conventions including Blackwood and Roman Blackwood
- Two suited overcalls - Michaels, Unusual NT
- Carding: Signalling and discards
- The losing trick count
Payment: Please book your seminars at the club's payment portal brianbridge.net/npo. BACS, Credit/Debit Card and Cheques accepted. Any payment queries should be directed to Victor Lesk (email@example.com)
If you haven't got round to paying please just join and catch up payment later. We would rather see you than not.