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Menu Changes

Those who use this site regularly will notice there have been some cosmetic changes to the Menu.
In particular the Rota button now holds the Hosting, Dealing, Monday & Tuesday rotas. 
The Information button now holds information on play, etiquette and  Bridgemate.  The About Us button is exactly that.  Find a Partner is now under the Membership button.  Finaly the Results button has moved up the page, all the rest are much as before. 15/02/2020

New Minutes button holds the Minutes of the last Bridge Committe meeting 22/02/2020

Welcome to Victoria Park Bridge Club
Playing Bridge during Covid pandemic

Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 the bridge club suspended its activities until further notice.

However, there are a couple of platforms offering the ability to play bridge on-line:

-  Bridge Base Online  https://www.bridgebase.com
A helpful introduction to BBO with screen shots: https://www.bridgewebs.com/exeter/BBO%20Introduction.pdf
Free and very easy to use. You can set up games with friends to play on line, once they have registered (free) with BBO. 
You don't have to play with complete strangers.

- Real Bridge   https://realbridge.online/
The system allows you to see and talk to the players at your table, which gives it a real club feel.

You need a computer or a table with a camera so other players can see you. The system is user friendly and easy to use.

If you need advice and help with the technical site of using these two platforms then please contact Vanda and Paul on

vp_bridge@yahoo.com, or if you have any other queries about playing online. 

A very good Real Bridge Player guide:   https://realbridge.online/player-guide.html

We advise members to contact two local clubs, which have already set up Real Bridge facilities:
The Exeter Bridge Clubs https://www.bridgewebs.com/exeter/

and
The Cullompton Bridge Club https://www.bridgewebs.com/cullompton/ 

We hope you are all keeping well and safe.

Vanda

Victoria Park Bridge Club Closed

It is with considerable regret that we have to announce the suspension of all VP bridge sessions for the foreseeable future.

This decision has been taken in light of the Government's 'shielding' advice for all members of the public to "Avoid large gatherings, and gatherings in smaller public spaces such as pubs, cinemas, restaurants, theatres, bars, clubs":

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults

It is pretty clear that bridge sessions fall in this category and we are aware that most other clubs are taking the same action.
In addition to this message, we will be phoning members who don't use email.  Exeter Bridge Club members will also be contacted to pass on information about the Wednesday afternoon sessions.

For continuing Bridge play we are exploring possible ways of running sessions using Bridge Base Online.  In due course there will be further messages about how to get involved in this.

We are also looking into ways in which we might be able to provide non-Bridge assistance.   For example if you urgently need some shopping we could ask around for volunteers to help.   Bridgewebs offers an efficient way of contacting people.

Please keep us posted over the coming weeks and months.

Keep safe everyone!

Don Mitchell

(VP:  Every member a VIP!)

About Victoria Park Bridge & Tennis Club

We are a small friendly club, offering duplicate bridge sessions on Monday (Duplicate Bridge) & Thursday (Gentle Duplicate Bridge) and Wednesdays (Gentle Social Bridge). Monday and Thursday sessions are open to Members, and Wednesday evenings are open to Associate and full Members.The maximum number of tables is 12. We have a dealing machine, enabling members to review hands after club sessions, and even play them again.

We currently have some places for new full and Associate Members - please click Information and then Prospective Members menu item on the left of this page to find out more. Guests are welcome by prior arrangement with either the Chair or the Secretary whose contact details are  on the Information menu, to the left of this page.

There is very limited parking at the club, but there is ample street parking close at hand.

We are part of the Victoria Park Club which was established circa 1880.   Like other clubs of this vintage Victoria Park Club originally catered for croquet and lawn tennis.   The former has long since been abandoned and for many years the tennis is on hard courts.  The Club has had a bridge section for many decades.  For more tennis information see  www.vptennis.net .   

 

For more information please click on Information for 'Bridge Evenings Explained' on the green tabs to left of this page

 

Yesterdays News

Please note that News items that appear on this page will be relgated after a period to the

News Archive

Results
Duplicate Bridge
Director: David Brice
Scorer: Bridgemate
Gentle Duplicate Bridge
Director: Don Mitchell
Scorer: Bridgemate
Afternoon Session
Scorer: Bridgemate
Social Bridge (Farmers)
Director: Don Nicholson
Scorer: Mike Wilk