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
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 PC, Apple 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
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT 'REALBRIDGE'
"Playing a card
To play, simply click the card you want to play. If you are using one-click or tap mode, the card will be played and will appear in the middle of the table.
If you prefer not to use one-click mode (see Settings) there are two options available to you.
Click here to see the main video and audio buttons that you will use on 'RealBridge'
The cost of the Monday 'Chicago' sessions is £1 per session. Members have been sent an email with details regarding how to pay for these sessions.
The cost of the Wednesday 'Gentle Duplicate' sessions is £1.50 per session. Members have been sent an email with details regarding how to pay for these sessions.
The cost of the Tuesday and Wednesday 'Stepping Stones' sessions is £1 per session. Members have been sent an email with details regarding how to pay for these sessions.
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.
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.
The links for our sessions are below:
When you log in to your session, please ensure that you enter your FULL NAME with initial capitals - for example, John Smith
Click here to play in our Monday 'Chicago' session.
Click here to play in our Tuesday 'Stepping Stones' game
Click here to play in our Wednesday 'Gentle Duplicate' game.
Click here to play in our Wednesday 'Stepping Stones' game.
(The links will be activated, by the TD, 15 minutes before the start time of each session. 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:
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.
Monday 'Chicago' Scores and Hands
Tuesday, 'Stepping Stones' Scores and Hands
Wednesday 'Gentle Duplicate' Scores and Hands
Wednesday 'Stepping Stones' Scores and Hands
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.
Click here to view the hands from the ‘David Bird' training event that was run through ‘RealBridge’.