Living your bridge life on-line (for now)

1. Playing Bridge online


There are two main sites that players are using. Which you might prefer is mostly down to personal preference about how the screen is laid out and about how cards are displayed. 

(Note that due to the recent huge increase in traffic, both sites are experiencing some difficulties and you may need to be patient when trying to log on at busy times.)

Bridge Base Online

Bridge Base Online - - is the largest online bridge platform for real-time bridge.

It's a fully international site but if you're worried about playing against foreign systems then

  • The EBU run 12-board pairs events, four times every day.
  • The EBU also is running a teams competition which renews every four weeks.
  • The site has an Acol Players' Club

There is a very useful set of instructions from the EBU at and there's also some great introductory videos from Australian international Pete Holland on YouTube: 

 to get you started.


Bridge Club Live

Bridge Club Live - is an EBU affiliated online club. You play with real people and it is UK based so plenty of Acol/weak No Trump (though all are welcome). To register, please use this link for 50 days free membership:

BCL  offers 'Bridge Club Support' at giving a lot of information as to how members can play together on that site.  

About 80 Sheffield BC members are now playing as members in Bridge Club Live. We are quite a community!


2. Online forum for SBC members

In these difficult times, we all need a way of keeping in touch with each other.


Just need a bit of a chat?

Need a helping hand with errands or deliveries and don't know who to ask?

Looking for some hlelp and guidance on how to play bridge online?

Looking for a partner for a game (or a bunch of people for a match) online?

That interesting hand from two weeks ago still bugging you and you want to talk about it?


Fear not, help is at hand, the new SBC online forum is here!

Go to to see it.

You'll need to create an account to post messages or create any new threads, but then you'll be good to go.


Create new threads & topics. Go really off-topic if you want.

Write something pithy or be verbose.

Write something deep or something inconsequential.

Or just write and tell us how you're doing. 


But stay in touch because your (bridge) family loves you and misses you!



We regret that due to the outbreak of Coronavirus the Committee, in accordance with Public Health England guidance, have reluctantly taken the decision to close the Club with effect from Monday, 16th March 2020.

The situation will be kept under review and we look forward to resuming Bridge as soon as it is safe to do so.

Thank you for your understanding.

Simon Woolham, Chairman

Statements from the EBU

The EBU has recently issued several statements. See the EBU website for details.



New to bridge and want to know what it's all about?

Never played before but want to learn?

  • Here is some general information about our classes for beginners & improvers.

Want to come and play?


Upcoming SBC Events

Click the links tabs to see details of special events. 

Monthly Masterclass

Dominic is running a series of monthly Masterclasses.

These occur on the last Thursday of the month. Start time 10am prompt, finish time appx 12.30 (so not to clash with the afternoon session folks coming in). £10 per session.

Intended for anyone with NGS in the 50's or high 40's - or anyone who wants to win at bridge!


Please note that all events are postponed until further notice


Upcoming National & County Events

 Please note that all events are postponed until further notice



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