52 Entertainment, founded in 2018, by the merger of Funbridge and Bridge Base, has released a Press Release regarding online cheating. The article also refers to future developments of BBO. Click here for details.
The British Gold Cup in 2021 is open to teams from all the Home Unions. For more detail and an entry form, click here .
Click here to learn about the experiences of Newcastle Bridge Club on becoming a virtual club on BBO.
NIBU run three online tournaments
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday begin at 7pm and will run under vNIBU136
The entry fee will be $2 per person
Click here for a guide to entering and playing in these tournaments
All competitors should note that BBO retains a complete archive of all hands played. Should any player fall under suspicion of cheating, their playing records may be accessed and presented as evidence
Results of the NIBU Tournaments can be viewed in the Results Calendar.
Two heats of the NIBU Interclub Duplicate Pairs were held during the week beginning 20 September. The winners of each heat are as follows:
Heat 1A (130 pairs) : Paul and Helen Tranmer, 72.41%
Heat 1B (60 pairs; Beatrice Lowry and Tom McKeever, 64.79%
As usual, we are very grateful to Ian Hamilton for his efforts over many years in organising the Interclub Duplicate Pairs.
Click here to see the full results.
The NIBU Autumn Congress was held online from 11th-13th September
A very big thanks to Ian Hamilton for his efforts over many weeks in setting up and administering our first online Congress. The event was an outstanding success with entries from all over the UK and Ireland. Total entries were as follows:
Mixed Pairs – 90 pairs
Congress Pairs – 60 pairs
Congress Teams – 48 teams
Intermediate Pairs – 50 pairs
Open Pairs(2 events) – 32/26 pairs.
Click here for Congress website where full details and results are available
The AGM took place at La Mon on Sunday 23rd August from 2:30pm.
Attendees were appropriately socially distanced !!
Draft Minutes of the AGM can be viewed here
Minutes of meeting of Bridge Great Britain can be viewed here
It has been agreed that outstanding league and knockout cup matches from the 2019-20 season will not be played online. They will be played ‘live’ prior to the start of the next season fixtures – though it is impossible to say when ‘normal’ bridge will resume