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TBBC is affiliated to the EBU with it's own car park and extensive street parking. In a listed building in Thorpe Bay, we have over 260 members of all playing abilities from beginners to Grand Masters.

Visitors are always welcome at all sessions and lessons.
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Our BBO Virtual Club  is vEBU201894

In these unprecedented times the Club has decided to waive the Club membership subscription for 2021.

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The Club is closed until further notice due the Coronavirus but we're playing online.

RealBridge Friday Pairs

 RealBridge Friday Pairs

Every Friday at 2:15 pm, we are hosting a 
tournament for members and visitors on RealBridge - the closest online bridge experience to face-to-face bridge with video and audio between players along with EBU Master Points. Please make sure to login no later than 2 pm.

Please pay by Credit/Debit Card for your entry by clicking one of the buttons below:

RealBridge 1 Person  - £2.50

Pay now

RealBridge 2 People - £5.00

Pay now

Using a mobile or iPad to make payment?
 Click here 

Then join the event by clicking on this   LINK 
Every Friday a new link will be available from noon and if you've paid for a partnership (2 People) your partner will need to use the link.

On RealBridge follow these instructions

Enter your Full Name in the top box

In the "ID number" box enter your EBU Number

Check that your Camera is working OK 

Click on the "Login" box

Once inside the RealBridge lobby, take a seat with your partner in the other seat, sitting either North & South or East & West.

When seated players can see each other at that table and chat. Ensure you join with your device’s camera and microphone activated.

About Audio and Video

For the 'RealBridge' experience you need to able to see and hear** other players at the table with a device that has "video and audio" (microphone, speakers and camera)  Note: **alerting bids is the same as live bridge - your partner alerts and announces conventional calls

Check your device using  Camera and microphone test  

Click on these links for more information

RealBridge Andrew Robson Lessons

 Free RealBridge with Andrew Robson

We have been offered an opportunity to take part in a free event arranged by Andrew Robson in conjunction with RealBridge. Andrew Robson is an international player who regularly represents England, a highly regarded author and the Bridge correspondent for The Times.

We will be playing four boards selected by Andrew to cover a specific topic, followed by viewing a video of Andrew giving his insight into one of the boards, and access to his detailed analysis of all four boards. The level of play is suitable for improvers.

Put these dates in your diary, grab a cup of coffee on the day and join us for half an hour to have some fun and learn from an expert.  Just click on the topic to join the free RealBridge session which will start promptly at 11 am

Thursday, 8th April 11:00 am     Weak Twos
Thursday, 8th April 11:45 am     Splinter Bids

Thursday, 15th April 11:00 am   Fourth Suit Forcing
Thursday, 22nd April 11:00 am  Counting and Card Placement

BBO Pairs

 Monday and Wednesda

We are running vTBBC BBO Pairs tournaments on: Monday at 7:15 pm and Wednesday at 2:15 pm

Due to lack of support we've decided to cancel the Relaxed Tuesday Pairs for now - we'll update you soon

Come along and enjoy a game of online bridge with members of the Club. If you have not played in a vTBBC BBO event before, send your BBO username and EBU number to:

Table money is 3BB$ pp and if you haven't got a partner, we're allowing Robots. For information on buying BB$ click HERE

How to register to play on the day

Please register as early as possible between: 5:15-7:00 pm on Monday and 12:15-2:00 pm on Wednesday.

In BBO, the events are under 'Featured Areas' click 'Virtual Clubs' then click 'EBU - England'.  Then scroll down to our event where vEBU201894 is the host, the event name starts with: 'Pairs Thorpe Bay..'

Click on the event (not the host) and you will be asked to nominate your partner.  

If he/she is logged into BBO and accepts the invitation you will both be registered in the tournament. You need do nothing else but make sure you login to BBO at least 15 minutes before the start of the session, when it commences you will be taken to the event and your first opponents.

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Monday Morning Lesson
Director: Dennis
Scorer: Dennis
Pairs Thorpe Bay Mon
Director: Dennis
Scorer: Dennis Wilson
RealBridge Friday Pairs
Director: Dennis
Scorer: Dennis
Wed 21st Apr 2021
Pairs Thorpe Bay Wed
2:15 pm
Director: Danny
Scorer: Danny
Fri 23rd Apr 2021
RealBridge Friday Pairs
2:15 pm
Director: Dennis
Scorer: Dennis
Mon 26th Apr 2021
Pairs Thorpe Bay Mon
7:15 pm
Director: Dennis
Scorer: Dennis
BBO Etiquette

Be respectful and polite to the Director

Self-Alert & explain all conventional bids/calls.

Summarise your system at the start of the round.

Whenever possible make a Claim 

Consider others by avoiding Slow Play 

Be polite to partner and opponents.

Do not comment on opponents' bidding or play.

Provide a complete answer to opponents questions.

Monday Morning Lessons

Bridge Lessons Monday at 10:30am

You don't need a partner and you don't need to be a member.....It's for anyone learning bridge from scratch or brushing up their skills - using Zoom and RealBridge.

Danny, Richard and the team look forward to seeing you.

This week's RealBridge  LINK 

Pay £2 by Credit/Debit Card


To contact us:  Click here 

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RealBridge Etiquette

RealBridge Etiquette is the same as face-to-face bridge where partner alerts or announces conventional/artificial calls (the remainder is the same as BBO Etiquette)

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