Leeds Bridge Club Trust is a company limited by guarantee number: 9490140, registered in England and Wales and a registered charity, number 1161317
Registered Office: Moor Allerton Sports & Social Centre, Stonegate Road, Leeds LS17 6EL
The Club is affiliated to the English Bridge Union and the Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association
EVENTS IN JUNE
June 2021 - Update 0n Reopening
We are all looking forward to actually going to our club again - using real cards and bidding boxes - and meeting friends we haven’t seen for much too long.
We are currently carrying out risk assessments, making plans and confirming with our volunteers, before making a definite decision as to when we might reopen our club.
We will not open before 19th July but are looking into opening for face to face bridge as soon as possible. We take the safety of our members extremely seriously and we will only reopen when it is safe to do so. We will wait for the next set of rules from the government which are due about 14th June and any guidance we might get from the EBU and will let you know our plans very soon after that.
We intend to open our sessions gradually and meanwhile to continue our online sessions at least for the time being. Our sessions will need to be booked in advance as we will have to restrict numbers, we hope not for too long. We will ask that our members wanting to play at the club have had their two vaccinations and that they are not showing any signs of any illness at all. The other precautions we will be taking for your safety at the club will be published nearer the time.
We will let you know further details as soon as possible and we look forward to seeing you again. Until then please do join our many online sessions.
Please click here for further information and details of how you can apply to play.
LEEDS BRIDGE CLUB ONLINE EVENTS
Whilst the bridge club is closed you can enjoy playing bridge online, either privately with friends or in one of our exciting club events.
LBCT Virtual Bridge Club on Bridge Base Online
We are currently running two virtual sessions a week on Bridge Base Online. Details of these sessions, which are open to non-members as well as members, are as follows:
Monday evenings at 7.30 pm (playing 20/22 hands)
1st Monday of the month - Swiss Pairs
2nd Monday of the month - Pairs or Trophy Night
3rd Monday of the month - Pairs
4th Monday of the month - Cross IMPS scored pairs
Thursday evenings at 7.30 pm - Pairs (playing 20/22 hands)
All events are run by an experienced on-line tournament director who oversees the playing of the boards within a steady time-frame.
There is a charge of $3 per player for each session. Details have been sent to members regarding how to go about playing in these events with regard to the purchasing of dollars and registering. Please click here to load up the 'Leeds Virtual Bridge Club Instructions' or go the 'Leeds Virtual Bridge Club Instructions' page on the left-hand side of this screen.
The results for all of these events are sent out via Pianola and can also be viewed, on this web page, by scrolling down the panel on the left-hand side until you get to 'Virtual Bridge Club Results'
'RealBridge' with LBCT
'RealBridge’ is an easy to access and innovative new way of playing bridge online where you can see and talk to your partner and opponents. LBCT is running three sessions a week:
Monday 'Chicago' at 10.30 am - Please click here to go to our'RealBridge’ page where you will find the link to log in to the Monday 'Chicago' sessions, details of how to pay and information about 'RealBridge’.
Wednesday 'Gentle Duplicate' at 2.00 pm - Please click here to go to our 'RealBridge' page where you will find the link to log in to the Wednesday 'Gentle Duplicate' sessions, details of how to pay and information about 'RealBridge'.
Wednesday 'Stepping Stones' at 7.30 pm - Please click here to go to our 'RealBridge' page where you will find the link to log in to the Wednesday 'Stepping Stones' sessions and information about 'RealBridge'.
Level of Sessions
Monday 'Chicago' - These sessions are aimed at members with an NGS of 8 and below or no NGS although it is open to all members. You will stay at one table and play a series of boards at your own pace. The cost for each session will be £1.00. Members have been sent details of how to pay for these sessions.
Wednesday 'Gentle Duplicate' - These sessions are aimed at members with an NGS of 10 and below and 18 hands will be played. The cost for each session will be £1.50. Members have been sent details of how to pay for these sessions.
Wednesday 'Stepping Stones' - These sessions are aimed at inexperienced bridge players and 10 to 12 hands will be played. The cost for each session will be £1.00. Members have been sent details of how to pay for these sessions.
Leeds Bridge Club Seminars via 'Zoom'
Our 'Training and Development Team' are organising seminars, via 'Zoom', every two weeks. For full details, please click here to go to our 'LBCT Lockdown Seminars' page where you will find all the details.
Online Yorkshire League
Our Online Yorkshire League has been running, on BBO, since October. For details of this and the results, please click here to go to our 'Online Yorkshire League' page.
Leeds League - 2nd Wednesday of the Month
Our Leeds League matches are currently running, on BBO, on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. All members have been sent an email with details of this event and how to apply to participate. Please click here to go to our 'Online Leeds League' page.
ADDITIONAL WAYS TO ENJOY BRIDGE ONLINE
YCBA is running a number of events on Bridge Base Online. For details of future events, please click here to take you to the YCBA website.
Please click here the to take you to the EBU website where you will be able to find details of all EBU events.
Bridge Base Online (BBO) Private Games
Many of our members are enjoying playing on Bridge Base with their friends. The EBU website provides a fairly detailed article on how to get to play online on the BBO website. Two useful pages are: https://www.ebu.co.uk/node/3738, and http://www.ebu.co.uk/ebuscore-wiki/bboinstructions.
Jack Stocken Videos and Livestreams
Jack Stocken is a highly-respected bridge teacher who runs Yorkshire Bridge and is also involved with Learn Bridge Online. The following recordings are available FREE of charge:
Mini Lessons on the Use of Doubling
Four short videos on 'Doubling', covering take-out doubles, doubles for penalties and protective doubles have recently been recorded. These videos and accompanying worksheets can be accessed by clicking here and registering for free.
Free livestreams on YouTube
The following livestreams explain the bidding, declarer play and defence to hands that have been downloaded to Bridge Base Online.
Bernard Magee Seminars
This is a series of useful bridge seminars which were given by renowned bridge instructor Bernard Magee. They cover topics such as doubles, leads, finessing, frozen suits, declarer play and defence. The seminars can be found on YouTube. Just key in 'Bernard Magee Bridge Seminars'. Through YouTube, you can also watch a set of teams' matches that Bernard played, on Bridge Base, throughout which he gave explanations of his bidding and defensive play.
Bridge Club Live (BCL)
Bridge Club Live (BLC) is a website where you can enjoy social games of bridge with your friends.
All the information you need to enable you to join and use the facilities at BCL should be available via their website (https://www.bridgeclublive.com) but please get in touch if you need any assistance and we will try our best to help.
BCL also offers 'Bridge Club Support' at https://bridgeclublive.zendesk.com/hc/en-us, giving a lot of information as to how members can play together on that site.
Google Trickster Cards
Another website/app that we have been told that some of our members have tried is Google Trickster Cards at https://www.trickstercards.com
There is also Funbridge about which further details can be found on the EBU website at http://www.ebu.co.uk/ebuscore-wiki/funbridgeinstructions
No Fear Bridge
Members can also register with No Fear Bridge at https://www.nofearbridge.co.uk and get a free trial. If you are a student you can register for an extended free trial by using the link on the EBU website.
Do try one or more of these sites and, if you need help, please contact us and we will try to assist.
If you know of any other good apps or websites, please let us know and we will add them to our list.
Leeds Bridge Club does not recommend any one bridge game over another.
If any of our members, or students, would like to play online but need some help getting started, please do not hesitate to contact us as we have people who will be more than willing to help.
Leeds Bridge Club
We are a friendly and active club located within the Moor Allerton Sports and Social Centre in Moortown which is on Stonegate Road. The club has full facilities for the disabled and on-site parking. We offer a range of pairs and teams events five days a week for bridge players from beginners to experts. Visitors and new members are always welcome whatever their standard.
When do we play?
We run pairs duplicate tournaments on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. We also run teams events on Wednesdays. (View our full calendar of events by clicking on 'Events Calendar' on the left-hand side of this page). All members are invited to put themselves forward to play in one of our six teams in the Yorkshire League.
Beginners and Improvers Courses and Bridge Sessions
We offer courses and bridge sessions for beginners and improvers including hosted, non-competitive Chicago bridge sessions on Monday and Thursday mornings. (View our 'Courses and Bridge Sessions for Beginners and Improvers' pages on the left-hand side of this page for full details.)
We operate a host system on Tuesday and Thursday evenings for those who do not have a partner. Our members can also use Pianola to place an advert for a partner for any of the duplicate sessions. We can also try to help you find a regular bridge partner. Please contact our partner finders.
The Club is comfortable and well-equipped. We play pre-dealt hands, use Bridgemates for electronic scoring and publish our results online using Pianola. There is an on-site bar and we offer quality catering at some of our annual events.
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On 23 February 2021, Leeds Bridge Club started running a series of online beginners' lessons and practice sessions in association with YCBA. We had a very good response to our advertisement for participants and the course, which lasts for 10 weeks, is full.
YCBA are run a number of online events to suit players of all levels. Please click here to go to the YCBA website where you will find information about all the online events that are being offered.
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