Pairs Tournament & RealBridge Q&A

Tuesday 29 June 2021

15:00-17:30 (BST UK)     16:00-18:30 (CEST)     10:00-12:30 (EDT)

Pairs Tournament

Congratulations to the winners of the BAMSA Conference Pairs Tournament. Sitting NS, the winners were Ewan McNay and Jan Kamras with a score of 61.67%. Sitting EW, the winners were Frank Morgan and Barry Balof with a score of 63.56%.

View the results on the Keep Bridge Alive website.

Master Point Press kindly donated four e-copies of Bridge at the Top: Behind the Screens by Samantha Punch as prizes for the top-scoring pairs.

Tournament Directors
José Júlio Curado (Registered European Bridge League Tournament Director)
Dilys Hall, Graham Evans and Christina Ballinger (Heritage Coast Bridge Club Tournament Directors)

Technical Support
Shireen Mohandes, Andy Bowles, Joyce Butler and Sam Knox (RealBridge)

Many people were involved in the organisation of the tournament. Thanks are due to the team at RealBridge for technical support, to José Júlio Curado and Heritage Coast Bridge Club TDs for directing the event, to Ray Lee of Master Point Press for the prizes, and to Stefan Skorchev of BridgeCloud for publishing the results on the Keep Bridge Alive website.

Conference playing sessions
There are two practical bridge sessions at the conference. On Day 2 is a pairs tournament for those who already play. On Day 3 is a taster session for newcomers. Both sessions will be played on the RealBridge online platform with integrated video and sound. These relaxed events will complement a discussion session on digital bridge on the second day of the conference. The practical sessions are independent of the rest of the conference; players can register for either the tournament or the taster without registering for any of the other conference sessions.

Live Q&A on the Day

RealBridge Q&A

Graham Hazel (RealBridge Developer), Shireen Mohandes (RealBridge Commercial Director) and Andy Bowles (RealBridge Operations Manager)

During the first UK lockdown in 2020, Graham Hazel and Shireen Mohandes decided there was a better way of playing online bridge; RealBridge is the result – and its rise has been meteoric. Following its launch late in 2020, RealBridge is now played in more than 41 countries. Scotland, Denmark and Singapore held national trials using RealBridge in March 2021 and other high-level tournaments are now held on the platform.

In this interactive session, the founders of RealBridge will briefly describe how and why they developed the platform and take questions. This session will take place a few minutes after the end of the tournament and the prize giving.