Fellow Bridge Nuts
If Like me, your missing your regular bridge fix, there are a few links on www.ebu.co.uk to online bridge sites.
One of these is, www.bridgebase.com , and is very easy ( and free) to register on the site.
1) Click on 'Login/Register'
2) Click on 'Become a member (free!)'
3) Create a username
4) Create a memorable password and confirm password
5) Enter Real Name
6) Leave ACBL Number blank
7) Select Skill Level
8) Select Country: 'Great Britain'
9) Click in box 'I agree to the terms of Service'
10) Click on Register.
Once there you can locate other members from the club. I would suggest using the Find a Partner section on our website to post a message detailing what you want to do and when , ie practice, casual game or event. I have posted an example message so that you can see the sort of things you need to list including your username.
If you are new to the site, I wouldn’t jump straight into an event, but go to a practice room with your partner and play against robots or random people, to get used to the process.
1) Click on 'Solitaire'
2) Click on 'Start a Bridge4 game (free)'
The main difference with online bridge is that you alert your own bids rather than partners bids. These explained alerts are communicated to your opps but not to your partner so they can’t be accused of receiving unauthorised communication.
When you are comfortable, try the EBU Matchpointed Pairs competitions. These occur every evening and start at 19:30 and 21:00. These can be entered up to 1 ½ hrs before start time. But you will need to buy some BBO $.
an event consists of 6 x 2 Board rounds and cost $1 (about 75p) to play, so very reasonable. They do attract masterpoints, but do not affect your NGS.
Be aware though that they are strictly timed. Each 2 board round is strictly limited to 14 mins and if you go over the director assigns an average score regardless of how well you were doing.
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