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The Teaching Area in BCL

The Teaching Area has a similar layout to the main Club but is on a separate dedicated server. It contains a Lobby, a Practice Room and several Teaching Rooms.

The Practice Room holds up to 24 tables and contains 48 random-dealt boards. It is set up in the same way as Coaching Corner in the Main Club and is open 24/7. It uses the SAME BOARDS as were used in the PREVIOUS WEEK's Coaching Corner in BCL

At present there are 6 Teaching Rooms, but this number can be increased if necessary. Each room can accommodate up to 24 tables and up to 160 members.

There is an integrated AudioVideo system in all the rooms in the Teaching Area.

Student Access

Approved teachers can provide a free subscription for bona fide students on their courses for a maximum of their first whole year. Thereafter the normal subscription rates apply, including a special Student Subscription (£15/annum) for those under 18 or in full time education.

Other discounts may be applicable at the time of membership renewal (e.g. our 'Low User" 50% discount, for those who play less than 500 boards in the main club in the preceding 12 months).

All our subscriptions allow UNLIMITED play and are NOT per session or per board.


Teachers who wish to take advantage of using the BridgeClubLive teaching area for their students must be full members of BCL and must first register and/or get in touch with our Teaching co-ordinator to get authorisation.

There are no costs for teachers to use this facility other than they must be a current full member of BridgeClubLive.

Teacher's Upload

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.

Times & Schedules - UK Time

In UK time the 4 daytime slots are:

  • 0900 – 1400 (Slot 1)
  • 1400 – 1900 (Slot 2)
  • 1900 – 2359 (Slot 3)
  • 0001 - 0900 (Slot 4)

Because most of the teachers are UK-based, the slot times are anchored to UK time.  Please be careful and adjust for your local times.

Your own Teacher will define the exact teaching period within each time slot which now has a much more flexible active time span of 4:45mins per Slot.