support service: Phone toll free
1 888 okbridg (6527434).
Taylor, General Manager
Naraval, Director of Marketing
OKbridge Club Manager & Duplicate Director
4655 Cass Street #204
San Diego, California
software, OKWin, can be downloaded free and operates on Windows
also have a java platform to support Mac users called OKWeb.
This also means anyone can play anywhere (Mac or otherwise) without
will still get you into a nice text-based interface with OKbridge.
The telenet address is vanderbilt.okbridge.com and utilizes unix
style commands that can be accessed by doing /help
membership $ 99 U
tourneys (open pairs) membership, an additional $ 99.
can be obtained on a free one week trial basis
can be purchased on a monthly basis for $12.50
OKbridge Internet World Bridge Championship 2001 Final - article
by Henry Francis.
(Extracted from web site)
in 1994, OKbridge is the oldest and most recognized Online Bridge
Club. We have more than 19,000 members from all over the world.
Join our club and experience the benefits of membership during
your 7-day trial membership. Come meet and play with members at
your level or watch the experts play. Explore our Members' Club
web site. You may find our community irresistible! Sign up now!
the quick sign-up process, you will be asked to select a login
name and to provide your playing level, email address and a Visa
or MasterCard number. After signing up, you will be taken directly
to the playing site.
you do not wish to join us at the end of your trial period, you
may easily cancel from our web site or call our customer support
staff at 1-888-OKBRIDGE.
Points, IMP Pairs, Team Games and Rubber Bridge
current rating system is "Lehman", and fishified "PondPonds" are
offered in tourneys.
Day allows guests to play with full member privileges for
a day. It is held on the second Sunday of every month. The next
one will take place on November 11. Those without Tourney memberships
are welcome to try the FREE trial tourney at the unique starting
time of 10am Pacific time. Join the table called "TournAMB" and
see what all the fun is about! For more information, click
tournaments take place at 6 p.m. the second Thursday of each
month. At least one of each pair must be a novice or an intermediate.
Any conventions from an OKb convention card are allowed.
OKbridge Open Pairs is run on a daily basis. These tournaments
are 26-board real-time events that typically attract 200-300 avid
players. Each Open Pairs event consists of 13 rounds in which
you play against opponents from all over the world. Once the tournament
is completed, contestants immediately receive results by email.
These are the times for these events:
11 am & 4 pm IMPs
Monday 11 am & 7 pm Matchpoints
Tuesday 11 am & 4 pm IMPs Tuesday 6 pm Matchpoints
Wednesday 11 am & 7 pm IMPs
Thursday 11 am & 4 pm IMPs
Friday 11 am & 6 pm IMPs
Saturday 11 am & 4 pm Matchpoints with ACBL Masterpoint awards!
Spectating, the Novice/Mentor tourneys (2nd Thursday each month
@ 6pm) (TournNOV) and the Ambassador Day tourneys (2nd Sunday
of the month @ 10am) (TournAMB) are free.
Fifth Chair sessions every Monday through Friday at 9 am.
bidding practice every Sunday at 7 am. and Thursday at 3:30 pm.
2/1 bidding practice every Thursday at 6 pm.
Novice Team Game every Saturday at 8 am.
2/1 Team Game for Intermediate Players every Saturday at 1:30
the 5th Chair's
month on random preannounced dates we have an exhibition match
called "GoldWay" where Paul Soloway plays with a super partner
against all-star opps.
OKbridge Team Ladder is good, competitive team bridge played on
a regular basis. It is informal competition between OKbridge teams
for the principal purpose of having fun via playing decent bridge.
For more information, click
OKbridge Spectator is our complimentary monthly magazine for members.
A graphic version of the Spectator, posted a few days after the
text version is sent out, can be found on our web site
announces OKplus, a Browser-based program offering unprecedented
flexibility foronline bridge players.
Platform independence, advanced functionality and improved ease
of use now available for Macintosh and Windows users.
Here for Press Release (June 2004)
MASTERPOINT SURVEY :: OKbridge is considering
offering ACBL masterpoint games, and we would like to determine
the level of interest in such an offering.
We would be grateful if you could take a moment to complete the
following survey: http://www.okbridge.com/masterpoint
The OKbridge Team
I find OKB software very user friendly, players are in general
courteous and friendly (you will find your occasional oddballs),
staff are very good in terms of customer service whenever a genuine
requirement has been put up to them. Competition, IS, definitely
very good and truly international with top players from USA, Europe
and other countries playing there. Only annoyance is there is
a separate fee for (online) tournament playing and non-tournament
playing membership. Former is double the latter. Best to have
this if you have and your regular partner plan to play online.
OKBridge has, *by far*, the strongest competition on the internet.
It would be difficult to name an internationalist who has NOT
played on OKBridge. OKBridge also has the most onsite teaching
outlets for novices and intermediates. If you like to kick back
and kibitz a world champion (or watch an online lesson in process),
OKBridge is for you. OKBridge's international flavour is in rather
sharp contrast to E-Bridge's largely North American constituency.
Players: One of the problems with having the most players is,
of course, having the most jerks. They are unavoidable. This may
have been especially true of OKBridge--due, perhaps, to its greater
number of competitive players. But J.R. Mayne's no-nonsense approach
to the task of weeding out such people has shown great dividends.
Expect a very few problems at first but, as you get to know the
players and make new friends, this difficulty will fade into insignificance.
Help is only a phone call away. Tony Reus, OKBridge's charming
and illustrious manager, is often onsite but doubles as Head Tournament
Director. Don't expect someone to greet you in the Lobby, though.
good news is: Software: "OKWin" is the state of the art in online
client-based software. Quick, textual and resizeable, it is so
user friendly that it is very unlikely that you will require any