RealBridge For Teachers

RealBridge is an excellent platform for hosting supervised play sessions and introductory duplicates for novice players.

  • Engage your students with a fun, sociable experience
  • Unlimited number of teachers and supervisors
  • Supervisors can visit tables with full audio-video interaction
  • Load prepared deals from PBN files
  • (Coming soon) Make bids and plays from director view
  • (Coming soon) Theatre-style video broadcast to multiple tables


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:

CurrencyShort events
up to 20 boards
21-32 boards
in a single day
33+ boards
in a single day

For prices in other currencies, please contact us.

VAT and other taxes

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.

  • For UK customers: RealBridge is not currently registered for VAT in the UK, so at present no VAT is payable by UK-based organisations. However, we will register for VAT at the beginning of April 2021. Sessions played from 1 April 2021 onwards will incur UK VAT.
  • For EU customers: EU VAT became payable from 1 January 2021. RealBridge is contacting existing customers to explain how this affects you.
  • For other countries: UK VAT is not payable. Please contact RealBridge to discuss any relevant sales taxes in your location.

Multi-session events
For a multi-session event, you pay for the total boards each day, not separately for each session. For example
  • 2x30 boards = 60 boards = GBP0.70
  • 3x10 boards = 30 boards = GBP0.40
This applies only if:
  • The sessions are all in the same calendar day
  • All the sessions are for the same event. That is: the same set of contestants, with the scores being combined to produce a single ranking list.

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 example, in a teams-of-four event we would charge for four players, regardless of how many individuals were in the team.

For at-the-table teaching and supervised practice the price is per person. 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.

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.