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How’s it going with your face to face return to bridge games? In our market, things are nothing like pre-2020. Some things are great. The world is a bit cleaner and greener, and we pay more attention to what we can do for our heath and well being than ever before. We have online games so bridge can be played anytime. Players are infinitely more familiar with their technology than ever before. But players are cautious, comfortable with what they are doing now and many have discovered new pastimes and developed new habits. That’s not so great for our game. To be honest, we fear that without a commitment and supporting each other, holding cards might become a thing of the past. And worse still, our game might not even survive. After all it is not only if players who have gotten comfy in their seat of choice –  who is willing to organise games in drafty rooms, with old technology, deal cards, put up tables? We believe that if the bridge of tomorrow is going to thrive, we MUST embrace what we have all been doing these past 18 months. And commit to helping organisers, directors and players make it happen. So the iBEx team has spent our time developing tools ready for the game post lockdown while everyone was busy online. Please take a moment to check out these support tools designed to take your club forward safely, easily and with only a small investment.

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2. Cash-free venuesSo practically speaking, this is the tool that solves the table money headache! Honed to deliver RealBridge and Congress games online, it models the BBO system in that players can deposit funds to their own virtual wallet by bank transfer or credit card in their own currency- each time a player plays, their wallet is deducted by the table money fee. Players get a notification when it is time top up, and organisers get a monthly deposit of funds from table money collected. There’s no invoicing in arrears. Administration is taken care of automatically and reports can be accessed easily. Simply satisfactory it has been so far – and well worth trying if you want a simple, paper-free cash-free clubroom.
3. MARK YOUR CLUB SAFEA safe clean, green venue where players and their families can feel confident is keeping folk safe is paramount at this time. We think this is the ULTIMATE tool for helping players get back to the club. We love it so much as a way bridge might start to thrive again f2f that we are offering it free! But not to everyone! The caveat is that the logo marks a venue – cash-free, paper-free and committed to stopping the spread in the best way possible – for now we are told that is well-ventilated, respect for each other’s space & cautiousness. Our dream is to create the first instantly recognisable logo for bridge – you can join in the mission – just have a look at the link and see if you are ready to mark your club safe, clean and green. Then get in touch and let’s do it together. Every logo helps. Imagine a world where one bridge logo means the same thing to players and non alike!