Entry Administration ( for Organisers only )
NSWBA NSW Online Pairs League
|Phone:||☎ 0411 264 305|
Thursday July 7, 2022 7:30 PM - Thursday August 25, 2022
Thursday July 7 19:30 Week 1
Thursday July 14 19:30 Week 2
Thursday July 21 19:30 Week 3
Thursday July 28 19:30 Week 4
Thursday August 4 19:30 Week 5
Thursday August 11 19:30 Week 6
Thursday August 18 19:30 Week 7
Thursday August 25 19:30 Week 8
This is a brand new online RealBridge competition for all players in NSW. It is a League format where you and your partner play one 12-board match per week against pairs of similar ability across the State. Matches start at 7:30pm and are usually over before 9pm. Pairs in the trial event loved the opportunity of a quick session leaving time to chat with opponents and to review bidding/play with partner, perhaps over their favourite beverage.
Smaller Clubs can use this competition as a way of offering evening online Bridge to their members without having to organise anything themselves. Not only that, but the Association will be returning up to half of the entry fee to the NSW registered Home Clubs of participants, so playing in this competition will actually be supporting your own Club.
The League is organised into Divisions to ensure you are playing people of similar rank. There are two special categories: one where both players have less than 35 masterpoints; and one where both players have less than 100 masterpoints. Players in these categories (which include most of the Bridge players in the State), will be grouped together, so there is nothing to fear – even if you have never played outside your Club, never played online, or never played a 12-board match in your life! Higher ranked pairs will automatically slot into a Division appropriate to their rank. The social interaction on RealBridge meeting new people from across the State will be at least as important as the close competition, even if some players are totally focussed on getting promoted to a higher division for next season!
The Season is played over eight consecutive weeks. You will play every pair in your Division sitting in the opposite direction leading to two winners in each Division: one North-South and one East-West. RED masterpoints for every win (or draw), and outright masterpoints for the top three in each direction.
You DON'T need to play every week. You can find any reasonable substitute for yourself for up to three matches. So no need to worry about prior commitments, emergencies, or being too tired after a long day of Bridge at the Coffs Gold Congress – just find someone who will fill in for you in that match.
You DO need to be registered on MyABF, as does your partner. You then sign up for the League for only 60 Credits or $30 each, up to half of which will be returned to your NSW Home Club.
If you are unfamiliar with RealBridge, want to check your audio or video, or have any questions about the competition you are welcome to attend any of the taster sessions we are holding from 7:15pm each evening from Tuesday June 28th to Friday July 1st the week before the League starts. You can play a couple of hands, test out optional settings, and ask any questions that arise. Club Administrators might like to get on the Tuesday taster to invite others for the later sessions. Link to Q&A taster session: TasteOPL
Cost: $30 per player
Any issues with entries should be directed to the organiser ☎ 0411 264 305