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Discover more about Bridge Online

We are pleased to advise that we have registered First for Bridge as a club with Bridge Base Online (BBO) and will be running online Bridge sessions as an opportunity to keep our Bridge friends together during a tough time.

First for Bridge online is an EBU affiliated online club, with several of our own Bridge team as Bridge Base Online TDs. We will be hosting a number of sessions, for different levels of play and interests. 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. Once we have settled into regular play, we aim to have occasional Zoom events after the game to discuss the hands played. We also aim to have occasional seminars for members through Zoom. Arena Travel vouchers will also be provided as prizes on an equitable basis monthly. So, watch this space!

We aim to have three sessions of Club level and three of Improver each week:

Club level play - Sunday 19.00, Tuesday 19.00, Friday 14.00

Suitable for regular First for Bridge competitive guests with Master Points/NGS awarded

Improver, NGS 7 and under -  Sunday 19.00, Wednesday 14.00, Thursday 19.00

Improvers sessions for those who participate in our Refresher holidays or want less competitive bridge. Master Points/NGS will still be awarded. it is important that you only play in the Improvers at an NGS Level 7 or below, or a higher NGS if you are mentoring someone with a Lower NGS - but still in this case we would like your average NGS to be 7 or below.

If you would like to join us in the online bridge world, we would love to see some new players join our online community. The pocess is simple.

Why play bridge online with First for Bridge?

  • EBU Master Points and NGS will be awarded
  • Each session will have a First for Bridge Director
  • Ideal for both competitive club players and players who enjoy a more relaxed refreshers play
  • Table money would be BBO$3 per session to cover costs of the EBU and BBO
  • Monthly prize vouchers for future First for Bridge holidays
  • Play with fellow First for Bridge friends
  • Results uploaded on our First for Bridge BridgeWebs site

How to join us

1. Register for a BBO account

To take part, the first thing you'll need to do is create a BBO (Bridge Base Online) account. Many of you will already be registered already with BBO through your club, but for those who are not, it’s a simple process:

  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

If you need any help setting your account up, please feel free to email us at bridgeonline@arenatravel.com

2. Sign up for First for Bridge Online Sessions

Complete our simple Sign up form so we can add you to your chosen session.