About Saga Bridge Club
What is Saga Bridge Club?
During lockdown you’ve let us know how much you miss your regular clubs – so we’ve partnered up with our friends at RealBridge to offer a simple to use online bridge club. Which means you can play your favourite partner or new friends from the comfort of your own home.
RealBridge are taking online bridge to the next level with integrated video and sound; bringing the true face to face experience online – and we’ve made it super simple to join in. We’re offering Introductory Sessions over the next few weeks followed by some FREE 12 Hand Sessions to get you ready for the release of the Saga Bridge Club in April.
What is different about playing online?
Playing online at the Saga Bridge Club is very like playing in your own home, at a casual bridge drive, or in a club.
You can drop in to play on your own (we’ll find you a partner) or with your regular partner or, for the supervised play sessions, with two or three of your friends where you can have a private table just to yourselves.
To see how it looks, see below – and to try it out with technical help, come along to one of the Introductory Sessions. Then, join one of our free 12 Hand sessions and meet our experts and hosts.
Who can take part?
The Club is open to all bridge players; whether you’re a social player, mildly competitive or a regular bridge club member. We will be focussing on ensuring a friendly atmosphere with practice games supervised by our team of bridge experts and hosts, and gentle duplicate sessions where the pace will be relaxed and the rules applied amicably. We regret that at the present time we’re unable to provide bridge for beginners sessions, but this is something we are considering for the future.
Don’t worry about your standard: we all make mistakes at bridge – that is why it's such a wonderfully challenging game. As we get to know you, we’ll be able to recommend people of a similar standard, who enjoy the same kind of bridge as you do, and match you up with them. Soon, you’ll be making new friends and enjoying your game with more confidence. And remember, at the Supervised Play sessions, a real, live, friendly bridge expert is only one click away from being at your shoulder to help you.
What do I need to play?
The games take place on our partner site RealBridge. We'll let you know when the links to the sessions are ready.
Before your session begins it’s a good idea to check your microphone and camera are working.