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I have entered the club, what now? (I use NeXtGen)

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

BridgeClubLive:
When you arrive in the lobby you see the rooms in the club.
Press the room you wish to Enter.

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You will see the tables: First incomplete tables – followed by tables in play with 4 seated players.

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As players come and go, the situation at the tables will change.
Press REFRESH regularly to update your screen and see which tables need players.

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Spectating a table in play

Press the blue eye in front of the table name.

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Joining/Starting a Table to play a hand.

To join a table, you press the empty seat you want to take
(if you are watching a table in play or are already seated. then first Leave that Table to join another table)

If all the tables are full, you may wish to start a new table.
To do this press Start a DIDO Table or Start a Normal Table.

Play A Hand
Once seated at a table:

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To advertise for players use the Advertise button in the middle. Select the appropriate option. 

When you have four players at a table, agree a bidding system with your partner, and once all four players have pressed  READY the game can begin.

The cards will be dealt. On screen the dealer and the vulnerability show.

An Alias turns yellow when it his/her turn to bid or play.

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Choose a bid from the Bidding Box, the bid will show at the top of the box, press the bid again to confirm. The bid will appear in the bidding area and it is the next person to make a bid.

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Your own attitude shows in Yellow (in this example image N/S is yellow)

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Once the bidding is finished, the contract shows top right on screen. 

Pressing the Contract button brings back the auction.

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

CLAIM

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

CHAT – link to FAQ’s explaining the Chat functions.

 

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