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Play Bridge Online with First for Bridge

Why play bridge online with First for Bridge?

  • EBU Masterpoints and NGS will be awarded
  • Unlimited sessions for just £25 until the end of May
  • Earn vouchers for future First for Bridge holidays
  • Play with fellow First for Bridge friends
  • Results uploaded on our First for Bridge BridgeWebs site
  • Be featured in our "Virtual News from the Bridge Room"

 

We are pleased to advise that we have registered First for Bridge as a club with Bridge Base Online (BBO) and will be running 18 board sessions from next week. Days and times will be sent to everyone that registers. Each session will have a director allocated from BBO. The EBU have agreed that we can submit results for Masterpoints and NGS. We will start with three sessions a week and add more if there is enough demand. These will be suitable for regular First for Bridge competitive guests. Weekly improvers sessions will be available for those who participate in our Refresher holidays or want less competitive bridge but Masterpoints/NGS will still be awarded.

BBO and the EBU advise that to be viable we need 150 registered members and we already have 60-70 who have said they would like to play. As these are competitive sessions, we will be charged by BBO and the EBU hence there will be a registration charge of £25 to play until the end of May. However, we will issue holiday vouchers to the value of £25 for every subscription received. In addition, one of our team of very popular directors will post an analysis of a hand played after each session. This will be much as they do in our News from the Bridge Room emails. All of this will be available through our BridgeWebs site where you will also find quizzes and in due course seminars.

John Barker has kindly offered to host our online bridge sessions, submit the results to the EBU and help anyone struggling to get started. I am sure many of you will be registered already with BBO through your club. The details to register are as follows:

How to register

To take part, the first thing you'll need to do is create a BBO (Bridge Base Online) account. If you need any help setting your account up, please feel free to email us at bridgeonline@arenatravel.com.

Registering for a BBO account

  1. Visit the BBO website
  2. Click Log In/Register (located at the top right hand corner of the screen)
  3. Choose a username, if your chosen username is not available try adding a number or two e.g "Smiffy27"
  4. Enter your Real Name
  5. Set yourself a password
  6. ACBL - leave this section blank (American Contract Bridge)
  7. Skill Level - you can select this if you'd like to, if not you can choose private
  8. Country - select England
  9. Tick to agree to the terms & service and click register

Signing up for First for Bridge Online Sessions

Now that you have a BBO account, please send us your details and your payment so that we can get you signed up for First for Bridge online sessions.

  1. Send us your details using this form
  2. We will then send you an invoice via PayPal to pay your £25 subscription fee