This year’s AGM of the Suffolk Contract Bridge Association - and the AGM Pairs that follow- on Sunday 21 June will be like no other.
The AGM, starting at 2pm, will be conducted by video conferencing on Zoom. The AGM Pairs (3.30pm) will be played on BridgeBaseOnline and replace the usual Sunday evening virtual game.
Some important decisions will be taken at the AGM, including voting on a revised constitution. Rather than just rocking up to a village hall, members need to register in advance their intention to attend the AGM - and say whether they wish to play in the AGM Pairs afterwards (we do hope so!) Click on REGISTER and complete the online form.
To assist those who have not used Zoom before, and to help members negotiate how the online AGM will work, Jacks Morcombe has produced a step by step guide. Click on A-B-C to read.
Suffolk shared the secrets of its online bridge success with 100 representatives from other English counties on Saturday.
During a 90 minute WEBINAR organised by the English Bridge Union, Jacks Morcombe, Peter Bushby, Malcolm Pryor and Richard Evans explained how Suffolk has managed to offer a range of different playing opportunities for its members during the current crisis.
The presentations highlighted the central message deployed by Suffolk - online bridge is the only game in town - setting up online events on BBO including a teams league, and training people to run 'virtual' clubs.
The webinar, hosted by Jacks, drew appreciative comments from the audience and confirmed some counties currently have no online bridge available.
Click on BBC RADIO SUFFOLK to hear Lesley Dolphin's interview with Richard Evans about virtual bridge clubs.
A 28-board Suffolk FunBridge Pairs Challenge is taking place every week.
The competition will be open from 10am to 10pm every Wednesday to any FunBridge player in Suffolk. As usual on FunBridge a (very good!) robot will be your partner.
The event will be password protected. Click on PAIRS and a password will be sent to you.
To find the challenge, click on the Get Started/Practise tab, then click Exclusive Tournaments. Type Suffolk FunBridge Pairs into the View all Tournaments space.
Daily five board competiton for FunBridge players in Suffolk
The event is aimed at the growing FunBridge community in the county - and those who would like to give it a try.
Amanda Roberts who plays at Stansfield, Abbeygate, Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds, came up with the idea.
The name of the competition is Suffolk Bridge Clubs, which can be found in Exclusive Tournaments via the orange Get started/Practise tab.
If you are interested but have not played on the site before go to https://www.funbridge.com
Rick Hanley reviews Marty Bergen’s new online audio-visual lesson.
Click on REVIEW to read more
In addition to BBO and FunBridge, Bridge Club Live is an online favourite with many players. To find out more click on https://www.bridgeclublive.com
Richard Evans & Paul Rickard are the webmasters running Suffolk's dedicated bridge website.
If you would like to publicise a forthcoming event or submit a news item for this website click Richard or Paul