'RealBridge' at LBCT - 'Stepping Stones' - Wednesdays at 7.30 pm

WHAT IS 'REALBRIDGE'?

'RealBridge' is a new way of enjoying bridge online, enabling you to see and talk to your partner and opponents.  You can also see and talk to the Tournament Director/Teacher.  

HOW DOES 'REALBRIDGE' WORK?

It works through a laptop, desktop computer or a tablet as long as the device supports video calling from a web browser

WHICH DEVICES CAN BE USED?

You can use any of the following: Windows laptop, Windows tablet, Windows desktop, MacBook or other Apple laptop, ipad (from 2015 or newer), iMac or other Apple desktop, Chromebook or Android tablet.

WHICH DEVICES CANNOT BE USED?

You cannot use any smartphone or an ipad that is older than 2015.

WHICH BROWSERS CAN BE USED?

On a Windows or linux PCApple macOS or an Android tablet, use an up-to-date version of Chrome, Edge, Firefox or Safari.  (Note: older versions of Edge and Internet Explorer do not work.)

You should be using a browser with one of these logos

(Other modern browsers may work but you would need to carry out the camera/microphone test with the browser before going to the session.)

On an Apple iPad, a Safari browser must be used because Apple does not allow other browsers to support video calling on iOS.

TESTING YOUR CAMERA AND AUDIO EQUIPMENT

Click here to go to the ‘Camera and Audio Testing’ page, on the ‘RealBridge’ website, where you can test your equipment.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT 'REALBRIDGE'

Click here to go to the 'RealBridgeHome Page.

Click here to go directly to the 'Player Guide'on the'RealBridge' website, where you will find information regarding playing on'RealBridge', including looking at your scores and replaying the hands.

Click here to see the main video and audio buttons that you will use on 'RealBridge'

Paying for Your 'RealBridge' Sessions

The cost of the Wednesday 'Stepping Stones' session is £1 per session.  Members have been sent an email with details regarding how to pay for these sessions.

Playing in Our 'RealBridge' Sessions

Once you have clicked the link and logged in to 'RealBridgeyou will be placed in a waiting area (lobby) before you go to your table.  You will see that tables have been set out and these will be numbered 1, 2, 3, etc.  You should then do the following:

If you have a partner - First, look to see if your partner is already seated and, if so, join them at that table by clicking on the seat that is opposite them - North, South, East or West.  If they are not already there, you should go to one of the lower numbered tables, click on a seat and wait for them to join you.

If you DO NOT have a partnerPlease sit at a higher numbered table, by clicking on one of the seats, and the TD will try to find a partner for you. This is similar to what you would do at the club.  

Each of our sessions will have a Tournament Director/Teacher who will be there to help you and will send messages to the players and/or talk to them, in person, at their tables, in order to give information/instructions and help with any technical difficulties or other problems.  

Once play begins, bids are made using bidding boxes that are similar to those that are used at the bridge club.  'Alerts' are made in the same way as at the bridge club - that is, your partner alerts - and 'Stop' signs come up automatically.

Please rememberto switch off your mobile phone, to dress appropriately and that you can be heard so do not count your points out loud or say anything that you would not say at the club.

End of Session

When you have finished playing in your ‘RealBridge’ session, press the ‘Leave’ button and then close the program on your device

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Links to our Sessions

Please scroll down to see the results from previous 'RealBridge' sessions and to replay the hands.

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'RealBridge' Links - Wednesday, 20 October 2021

Click here to play in our Wednesday 'Stepping Stones' game.

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Our Monday 'Chicago' and our Wednesday 'Gentle Duplicate' sessions are now being played at the bridge club. Please click here to book to play. 

(The link for the 'RealBridge' session will be activated, by the TD15 minutes before the start time.  You will not be able to log in to the session before then.  If you try to, you will see a message to inform you that the session is not yet open.  You will then need to try again a bit later.  Please do not bookmark/save these links as they will change each session.)

When you get the LogIn screen, do the following:

  • In the Full Name box type in your full name with initial capitals - eg John Smith
  • In the ID box, please put your EBU number.  If you do not know your EBU number, please leave the box blank.
  • Leave the other settings as they are.
  • Then click LogIn

Please remember, at the end of your 'RealBridge' session, press the 'Leave' button to leave your table and then 'Close' the program down on your device.

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Scores and Hands from LBCT 'RealBridge' Sessions

You can see the scores/hands from the past month's 'RealBridge' sessions by clicking on the links below.  You can also replay the hands if you wish. 

Wednesday 'Leeds League

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

 

Tuesday, 'Stepping Stones' 

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

 

Wednesday 'Gentle Duplicate' 

Wednesday, 1 September 2021

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

 

Wednesday 'Stepping Stones' 

Wednesday, 22 September 2021

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

Wednesday, 6 October 2021

Wednesday, 13 October 2021

 

Click here to load up the 'RealBridge' Player Guide where you will find information about the saved scores in the section entitled 'Scores and Results'.  This will also tell you how to replay the hands.

‘Simon Cochemé' Training Event

Click here for the results from the Tuesday, 21 July 2021 training event.

Click here for the results from the Sunday, 25 July 2021 training event.

 

'David Bird' Training Event

Click here to view the hands from the ‘David Bird' training event that was run through ‘RealBridge’.

Andrew Robson's BridgeCasts

Andrew Robson’s BridgeCasts

Click on the links below to view the ‘Andrew Robson BridgeCasts’ that were shown at the seminars that were ran through ‘RealBridge’.

BridgeCast on ‘Splinter’ Bids

BridgeCast on ‘Weak Twos’

BridgeCast on 'Fourth Suit Forcing'

BridgeCast on 'Counting and Card Placement'

 

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