I have entered the club, what now ? (I use a desktop/laptop and Java)

Perhaps the following guidelines will help you to find your way around in the club.

When you arrive in the lobby you see a list of rooms in the club.
Click once on the Social Bridge Room icon.(or any other room you want) 
Rest your mouse over the display and click Click here to move to  the Social Room  to confirm you want to move to that room. 

Choose 'Select My Own Seat' in the Control Window.

When you arrive in the club you will see a display of tables.
First, from top left hand side corner and onwards, you'll see the incomplete tables. Followed by the full tables.
As players come and go, the situation at the tables will change. You need to click REFRESH regularly to update your screen and see which tables need players.

Kibitzing/Spectating a table.

To see all hands at a table: click once on the alias of a seated player and confirm by clicking the display Spectate this Table from the **** (= North/South/East or West).
Or you can choose Kibitz **alias** and you will see the same as the player you are kibitzing.

Joining/Starting a Table

To join a table, you click once on the empty seat you want to take - if you are watching a table in play or are already seated, click Lv-Table first - Rest your mouse over  the display and click Join Table seated ****.(N/S/E/W)

If all the tables are full, you may wish to start a new table. To do this, click the empty Start a New Table - top left.

Play A Hand
To advertise for players use the   Advertise button   bottom right.


When you have four players at a table, agree a bidding system with your partner, and once all four players have clicked    READY 



in the centre of the screen the cards will be dealt. When it is your turn to bid or play, your alias will turn green : not vulnerable, dealer - his/her turn:    
vulnerable, not his/her turn :  Choose a bid from the bidding box, the bid will show at the top of the bidding box, then click once on the bid to confirm.
The bid will appear in the bidding area and it is the next person to make a bid.
               Under the yellow 'blob'  you see the bids made by you / your partner.

Once the bidding is finished, the contract shows at the right in the top menu bar

  clicking this contract button will show the bidding.

If the contract button hides the cards played in the middle, click the contract button again.

When playing the hand, click the card you want to play and click it again to actually play it. (clicking twice = to prevent playing the wrong card)
The trick on the table disappears when the next card is played.



To claim click the appropriate button at the left and wait for opponents to accept or decline the claim.



If you do not want to type a 'Hello' message you can use the Msgs button at the right hand side of the Chat bar and select the appropriate message.

At the bottom of your screen, you can see two white windows. The top one is the “incoming chat”. It will show you general messages from other people as well as messages to you.
The one at the bottom is the “outgoing chat” where you type your words, when ready to send use the return key.
First you type your message in the lower of the two chat bars. Then you press the enter key on your key board or press TALK at the right (make sure your message goes to the Table - otherwise use the scroll bar at the far right).


Explain how to bid


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