Based in London, England, and operating for more than
9 years, The International On Line Bridge Club launched
Bridge Player LIVE! in 1994 as the first WINDOWS on-line
system to be available at that time.
Subsequently, in 2000, having been recognised by the
English Bridge Union as the preferred provider of Acol facilities
on the internet, the IOBC opened the EBU Online Bridge Club.
The two clubs were merged in April 2002 to form Bridge
Bridge Club Live comprises a wide International community
where SAYC is the favourite bidding system (other systems
are also used). We have a further community of Acol players
(also from all over the world), but who mostly reside in
Bridge Club Live is dedicated to improving and monitoring
our technical and software expertise. There is constant
research and development to make the online game a rich
and rewarding bridge experience. The combined experience
of BCL management and the expertise of the English Bridge
Union ensures a friendly and welcoming playing environment.
Our Java version launched in 2001 operates on virtually
all operating systems, including MACs with modern Web Browsers
that support JAVA 1.1 or higher
The language of the tables is English - but with more
than 120 countries represented amongst our members, all
the main languages in the world will be heard.
Code of Conduct
Our Code of Conduct is designed to promote a good quality,
friendly and enjoyable bridge experience.
Types of Games
We hold on-going Butler and Match Pointed Pairs, regular
tournaments and various special competitions. Some rooms
operate under WBF Category 3 permitted systems and alerting
Other rooms are limited to EBU Level 3 permitted systems
and alerting regulations. In this way we can offer a wide
variety of games and scoring for all of our members.
All standards of player are welcome. Our club reflects
the range of standards you would expect to find at any local
bridge club. We have a broad-based ranking system in place.
Schedule of Events
Duplicate Butler (IMP) scored Pairs and Match Pointed
Pairs events have tables in play at all times. Every week,
there are daily Pairs tournaments, one Individual and one
Teams tournament. These are held to suit most time zones.
A variety of special competitions are held at fixed
times and are promoted on the club website.
These include Swiss Pairs, Multiple and Knockout Teams
and Danish Individuals.
In our Social room we offer the opportunity for all
members to play relaxed and easy-going bridge that does
not affect rankings!
Regular partnerships often practise there and members
enjoy meeting new partners over a few hands. It is a good
place for Guests to start off from and find their way around
Bridge Club Live offered the first live Vugraph in July
2002 at the Commonwealth Games.
We have discussion e-mail groups, Comments Board and
many other features on our web site
Newsletters are sent to all our registered Guest and
Face to Face
Throughout the year, our members meet together in various
parts of the world. Reunions are a feature of BCL that are
organised by the members themselves.
We have many events organised by the members, for the
member in addition to annual reunions - the next gathering
in Lisbon, Portugal plus many informal social activities
at face to face bridge events throughout all over the world.
Keeping in Touch : Free Webmail
Members of Bridge Club Live were amongst the first to
have an e-mail address identifying them as bridge players
on the internet.
Bridgeplayer.net was rolled out and tested amongst several
hundreds of members. Now it is a sturdy, FREE web mail product
with anti virus scanning and spam filter. Click HERE
for more information
Fast Friendly & Fun
Bridge Club Live brings a world of friendly and interesting
people together to play bridge with YOU!