Bridge - Relaxed Duplicate
Group Leader - Gary Harding
The Duplicate Bridge Group will play twice in July, on the 14th and 28th. As we have not yet got enough people who want to play face to face I expect that these will only be online using RealBridge.
If you would like to play and have not already told me please let me know ASAP. If you would like to play face to face rather than online please let me know and I will inform you if I get enough people to make face to face play viable.
I can be contacted via email at email@example.com or via the carrier pigeon on the website.
RealBridge Social Lounges - Our RealBridge social lounges continue to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, as long as at least one of the players is a Radlett U3A member. The cost is £2 per table (i.e. for all 4 players) where you can play upto 32 boards and we will invoice you at the end of the month. To book a table please email firstname.lastname@example.org, ideally at least 48 hours before you want the table.
RealBridge allows you to see and talk to your partner and opponents, a bit like a mini Zoom session, and handles all of the scoring and duplicate movement. It has proved very popular and we have been regularly getting between 15 & 18 tables at our sessions. We currently play 3 or 4 times a month on Wednesday or Thursday mornings
If you are on my mailing list you should received emails about this. If you are not on my mailing list but would like to play in one of the RealBridge sessions or face to face starting in January please contact me using the carrier pigeon.
Further details of the duplicate group, including details of our RealBridge sessions, results from previous sessions and a calendar for future sessions, are also available from our site at(http://www.bridgewebs.com/radlettu3a/)
When playing with RealBridge please ensure that you login by 9:30. If you are not seated and at your table by 9:50 without informing me in advance I may not be able to seat you if I have already the movement set up and we have started.
This group is for reasonable players as there will not be any coaching provided. With RealBridge everyone plays the hands at the same time so it is possible to discuss past hands with your opponents as you wait to move to the next round. I also will continue to provide some analysis of the key hands and results by eMail after the session. Hand records, with the ideal results, can be seen on the sub page Hand Records.
It is an ideal group for people who want to 'dip their toe' into playing duplicate, perhaps before joining a club, and also for those who would like to play duplicate without some of the pressures that might be felt in a regular club. We also very much welcome experienced duplicate players to join us as well and we use standard movements and will score the boards and provide hand analysis after each session.
When playing face to face we normally use an electronic scoring system that can run on most Android or Apple phones and tablets but will provide our own suitable tablets to each table.
There is a 'sister' group in Borehamwood & Elstree U3A who are also playing with RealBridge and will allow Radlett U3A members to play if they have the space. If you would like more details or to play with them please contact me or see their website - http://www.bridgewebs.com/borehamwoodelstreeu3a/ - Borehamwood and Elstree Bridge.
We are allowed to have some players from other local U3As, subject to agreement between the two U3As and there being space for the session Radlett U3A members have priority and the number of places for non-Radlett members is very limited. Please contact me via the carrier pigeon if you would like to be informed when there are spaces available.
If you are interested in joining this group please use the 'carrier pigeon' to let us know or contact Gary Harding or Sandra Solomon at a monthly meeting (when they restart). The carrier pigeon is usually on the top right of the page. If you are using an iPad, tablet or phone to read this, it may be at the very bottom of the page.
In addition to the overall Data Protection and Privacy Policies of Radlett and District U3A there are some specific notices for this group.
As you will be aware I publish the results from our sessions via BridgeWebs, an external service. This means your names appear on that website, together with the dates you played and your scores. The information for the current session is also available during and after it on BrianBridge.Net, the system we use for scoring. If you don’t want your name to appear these sites I can create an anonymous name for you. Please let me know if you NEED me to do this for you.
Note that I am now using the more secure email system that BridgeWebs provides to send out my messages about the group. They are not be allowed to use your email address for any other purpose. If you don’t want me to do this for you again please let me know, though it may mean you will not get future reminders about sessions or the results.