Stepbridge Australia Bridge Club Inc
Australian Internet Bridge Club

IMPACT OF COVID 19 AND THE TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF BRIDGE CLUBS IN AUSTRALIA (Updated Sunday 22 March)

Stepbridge is in the unique situation of being able to continue offering bridge sessions to our players. As a consequence of this development, we have added extra sessions to our timetable to enable those who wish to play with us the opportunity to participate.



Sessions are now at 1pm, 4pm & 8pm everyday. Sessions are based on Australian Eastern Daylight time.


For the weekdays in the week beginning Monday 30 March, we will be trialing a 10am session. Please show your interest by playing.


Please also note that due to high demand, our team are working hard to process your applications and responding to your questions. Please note that applications to join StepBridge may take at least 1-2 days to process.


WELCOME

Welcome to StepBridge Australia, the only online Australian Bridge Club. We are a not for profit Bridge Club run by the members and affiliated with the ABF (Australian Bridge Federation) and SABF (South Australia Bridge Federation).


All players are welcome and we invite you to join us. Go to the 'Get Started' button on the top menu and click on the 'Joining Up & Downloading the Program' drop down option.


For new players joining StepBridge, we offer 5 FREE tournaments.


Table fees are low for all members. Click on the 'Payment & Fees' button for further information.


Most of our members come from bridge clubs all around Australia. Members are from all age ranges and masterpoint levels.


WHAT MAKES OUR CLUB DIFFERENT

Our club provides an opportunity for all bridge players to compete with players from others States and Clubs.


It gives players from Country and Regional Clubs more opportunities to play bridge and receive masterpoints.


Players who do not like going out at night can sit at home in comfort and play tournaments.


It also allows players on holidays to still bridge while away.


SESSIONS

We have 21 green masterpoint tournaments each week.


Every day at 1.00pm, 4.00pm & 8.00 pm. Times are based on Australian Eastern Standard Time (Australian Eastern Daylight Time during summer).


Thursday 8.00pm & Sunday 4.00pm tournaments are Butler Pairs format (IMPS scoring). All other sessions are Matchpoint scoring. For further information on IMPS and Matchpoints Scoring, click on the 'Documents' button on the top menu.


After the session, each player received tournament results via email. Results can also be looked up on the website. You can see games played card by card.  Also, you can look at how other players bid and played the hands.


RED MASTERPOINT SESSIONS COMING UP

Thursday 9 April - 8.00pm

Saturday 25 April - 8.00pm


SOCIAL GAMES

Free social games, which members can organise a table of players, are available with email results provided.  This allows members to play unlimited practice boards or for a new player to receive assistance from the new player team to help you get started.