I’m very grateful to the ACBL and BBO for the organized online games they were able to provide to the bridge playing community. It was an enormous software achievement and a real sanity saver! The retired techie in me marvels at the number of games and players simultaneously on line at any given time, and at the efficiency and accuracy of the systems.
The virtual clubs with their chat boxes were a delight. “One spade, how is your hip replacement? Two hearts, did you get Pfizer or Moderna?” filled many an afternoon.
During the pandemic lockdowns, I often found that I was unable to concentrate on a book or movie, but always enjoyed playing bridge online. Whether some of my results indicated the ability to concentrate on the bridge is an open question, but eventually the late-night fractions (while yelling at the robot) totaled enough to reach Ruby status.
Looking forward to the return of face-to-face tournaments!