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Anyone know where you can play relaxing social rubber bridge

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Posted 2020-September-27, 16:50

Hi all

What's driving me a bit nuts, bridgewise, is how difficult it is to find relaxing social rubber bridge anywhere

Its how I started out and really the main fun for me

Is everything totally duplicate and competive these days.

Even if you drop into a relaxed table it hardly fits the relaxed and social billing

I think there is also something of a cultural problem in that most of the places where I did meet and socialise (workplaces, anywhere), conrtract bridge was not high on the list of activities

Sadly also, the way the world is now, the social people are being restricted by those who prefer to do everything through some kind of digital interface

I'm hoping there are some people reading this who who undertsnad what a pleasant few rounds of social bridge actually means

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Posted 2020-September-27, 20:12

Your local old folks home, if there's even any one left there.

That ship sailed 10-20 years ago.
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Posted 2020-September-27, 20:12

A table can play virtual rubber bridge. Just play it as if it is rubber, or Chicago, or whatever you like. All you need to do is score it offline.
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Posted 2020-September-27, 20:18

View PostVampyr, on 2020-September-27, 20:12, said:

A table can play virtual rubber bridge. Just play it as if it is rubber, or Chicago, or whatever you like. All you need to do is score it offline.

We have and will play social bridge at home. Often we have 8, and play teams, but other times we just play with 4. Online, we usually set up a Zoom meeting and chat (only in social games obviously, not in competitions). Be aware that if you have two tables online they each need their own Zoom meeting, or you hear about the hands and it just gets too noisy.

Who did you use to play with socially before lockdown? Try asking them to join you for a relaxed game.

This post has been edited by barmar: 2020-September-28, 08:27
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Posted 2020-September-28, 06:32

Trickster is specifically aimed at small group play and has support for Rubber and Chicago with or without Honours Bonus.
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Posted 2020-September-28, 16:41

View PostTylerE, on 2020-September-27, 20:12, said:

Your local old folks home, if there's even any one left there.

That ship sailed 10-20 years ago.


Thats what concerns me about Bridge anywhere. I still regard myself as young. But since the pandemic started the whole world is starting to feel as exciting as an old folks home

I guess thinking about, its not specifically that it needs to be rubber bridge. It could actually be any fun variant on the game so long as it is social
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Posted 2020-September-28, 16:44

View PostVampyr, on 2020-September-27, 20:18, said:

We have and will play social bridge at home. Often we have 8, and play teams, but other times we just play with 4. Online, we usually set up a Zoom meeting and chat (only in social games obviously, not in competitions). Be aware that if you have two tables online they each need their own Zoom meeting, or you hear about the hands and it just gets too noisy.

Who did you use to play with socially before lockdown? Try asking them to join you for a relaxed game.


I never really played much social bridge here. And unfortunately the few chances I had to play more socially, the people involved regarded going to a duplicate club as social

My favourite locations for social would be 1) somebody's home, 2) a cafe, 3) a pub, 4) anywhere nice and social really etc (actually as artly regaled in another thread a relaxing interational game in a long distance train cabin with good food, company and vodka (in that case)

I feel like putting a notice in a local group and going and sitting on a table somewhere with a couple of packs of cards and seeing who shows up :)
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Posted 2020-September-28, 17:15

Put up a notice that you are offering free bridge lessons.
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Posted 2020-September-28, 17:24

View PostVampyr, on 2020-September-28, 17:15, said:

Put up a notice that you are offering free bridge lessons.


I had thought about that but these days I'm more into the fun of being with people who know what they are doing.

Also ideally it involves just an extended period of relxation, pleasure, indulgence, cards, conversation, etc etc
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