Running club duplicates online with RealBridge is simple. Players are connected to each other automatically for each round, and all tables play the same deals at the same time.
Because everyone is connected by voice chat, players can alert and explain their partner's bids as if playing face-to-face at the club.
RealBridge movements are completely configurable. To set up a session, you select:
Available movements are:
Mitchell (2 winners)
Switched Mitchell (1 winner)
Howell (1 winner)
Round-robin multiple teams (With and without intermissions)
Teams of eight
All RealBridge movements are played barometer-style so that every table plays the same boards at the same time.
For teams events, RealBridge calculates cross-IMPs across the field in addition to match scores.
For the Switched Mitchell movement (Mitchell with arrow-switches), instead of arrow-switching all tables for a whole round, RealBridge instead arrow-switches individual table(s) each round. The number of arrow-switched tables per round depends on the total number of tables.
Note that currently, multiple teams events with an odd number of teams require a sit-out, because they are played as barometer-style head-to-head matches.
The RealBridge team provides free training for directors and teachers, in English, Italian, Polish, and Spanish (other languages by arrangement, with the help of RealBridge's associates). There are standard and advanced courses. From time to time we run workshops and special courses for multi-session events.
See Club Owner/TD/Teacher training for the latest training sessions.
We have chosen a simple, easy-to-understand pricing model. We charge a fixed amount per player, regardless of the amount of money collected by the organiser in entry or table fees. That is, you pay us for a service, rather than participating in a shared-revenue model.
We understand that every event organiser wants to work in their own currency, with predictable costs. We are happy to quote in any major currency, and to maintain constant prices over a long period. Our prices in various currencies (excluding VAT or other local taxes), are:
up to 20 boards
in a single day
in a single day
For prices in other currencies, please contact us.
VAT or other taxes may be added, depending on the laws of the country of the event-organiser, and the tax status of your organisation.
Note that a qualifier followed by a final is billed as two separate events.
If you have a multi-session event that should be billed as a single event, please inform RealBridge, so that we can invoice you the correct amount.
For teams and pairs events, prices are per seat for each contestant. For example, in a teams-of-four event we would charge for four players, regardless of how many individuals were in the team.
If the movement involves a sitout, we charge for each contestant, but boards that they sit out do not count towards the boards per player. Examples:
If a board is skipped, that does count towards the boards per player.
For at-the-table teaching and supervised practice the price is per person. There is no extra cost for using the Director Broadcast feature, where you broadcast video from the lobby to all tables. When we introduce theatre-style teaching, with one teacher broadcasting to many students, the cost will be slightly higher, because of the increased requirements for video-broadcast infrastructure.
Deferred kibitzing and vugraph with video commentary is provided for selected events. There is no additional charge for this. When we introduce the option for videos of the players, there will be an extra charge, because of the infrastructure costs.
RealBridge invoices event organisers at the end of the calendar month. Payment terms are 14 days.
The event organiser collects entry fees or table money, outside RealBridge. Some clubs use an online payment system for this. There are many providers of online payment systems, and they charge as little as 1.4% in some countries, or even zero in other countries. Some charge a flat fee per month, and no percentage charge.
To ask about RealBridge games for your club, please email