The Teaching Area has a similar layout to the main Club but is on a separate dedicated server. When you enter the Teaching Area, you arrive in another lobby from which you can access a Practice Room and several Teaching Rooms.
The Practice Room holds up to 24 tables and contains 24 random-dealt boards. It is set up in the same way as Coaching Corner in the Main Club.
Each Teaching Room ( RoomA, RoomB etc ) can accommodate up to 24 tables and up to 160 members (this is a flexible limit and can be raised).
Teachers can send by email to their bona fide students, a full 7 day free trial in order to get familiar with the interface.
Members of the English Bridge Union (EBU) have a special one-time opportunity to sign up for a full 50 day free trial.
During this period, the student can then upgrade with a highly subsidised discount coupon to a Social or Full Membership for the duration of their course.
A 3 month Student Membership costs a nominal £0.99p - longer periods are also available.
Teachers who wish to take advantage of using the BridgeClubLive teaching area for their student must first register and/or get in touch with our Head teacher to get authorisation.
Authorised teachers can then book rooms in fixed 2 hour slots. There is no cost for teachers to use this facility other than they must be a current full member of BridgeClubLive.
Once a teacher has been allocated a time slot, they will be given a code enabling them to use a special Board Uploader for that specific slot.
A maximum of 32 boards can be uploaded. If fewer boards are contained in a particular PBN file, the system will pad these out to 32, and if more than 32 boards, only the first 32 boards will show.
GMT Time is used on all Server timings - Please be careful and adjust for your local times.
Where "Tstart" is the Slot START Time
Tstart-60 Deadline for Uploading a PBN file. (No Teaching Room Shows)
Tstart-30 Uploaded Boards placed in the room.(No Teaching Room Shows)
Tstart-18 Teaching Rooms are displayed but show as closed.
Tstart-15 Room opens for teacher and students to enter.
SLOT TIME Boards available to play.
Where "Tend" is the Slot END Time
Tend+20 Room closes.
Tend+21 Room is removed from view. (No Teaching Room Shows)