Five Card Majors
1NT 15-17



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HELP AND FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

   

BIDDING PRACTICE (0)

BIDDING SYSTEMS (2)
What bidding system is used by No Fear Bridge?

No Fear Bridge uses the popular American style five card majors and strong No Trump system, closely based on 'Standard American Yellow Card' (SAYC). SAYC is the default system for most Internet bridge sites.

Some aspects of the Five Card Majors and Strong No Trump system have more than one reasonable interpretation so No Fear Bridge takes account of the following:

1. The "SAYC" systems as described in the ACBL SAYC system booklet

2. Recommendations from current bridge writers.

3. Preferences of the No Fear Bridge management, especially to avoid complications for beginners and improvers.

Will No Fear Bridge be suitable for me? I play Weak No Trump and 4 card majors.

www.nofearbridge.com uses the American 5 card majors system.

For ACOL bidding (Weak No Trump and 4 card majors) you need to go to the No Fear Bridge UK website.


DECLARER HANDS (6)
How can I view the comments while I'm replaying the hands?

Click the link 'Open Comments in A New Window'.

Resize both the hands window and the comments window so they line up next to each other. It is important the the windows don't overlap otherwise the comments window may disappear behind the hands window. You can now read the comments while you are replaying the hand.

Note. If you leave the comments window open at the end of the hand, then when you open the comments for the next hand the comments will load into the same window.

How do I play the hand?

Click a card from your hand or dummy when it's your turn to play. Click the 'Play' when it's the defender's turn to play (i.e. you lost the trick).

How Often do the Declarer Hands change?

There is a new 'easy' and 'harder' Hand of the Day each day. From time to time we add batches of past 'Hands of the Day' to the Play Hands menu. There are currently over 500 hands available to play any time from the Play Hands menu, plus 14 hands from 'This Weeks Hands' option.

I can't play the hand, the 'Play' button disappears.

The 'Play' button only appears when it is the defender's turn to lead. When you win a trick and it's your turn to lead to the next trick, just click on a card to continue playing.

When I play a declarer hand, I sometimes can't move on to another hand. It just goes back to the same hand.

This can occur when you are playing the hand from the 'Play Hands' menu.

There is a number to the right of the topic description e.g. Finessing (9). The 'Next' button goes to the next hand in this topic, so if there is only one hand for the topic e.g. Beginners (1) the next button just repeats the hand as there are no more to show for this topic.

Use the 'Random' selection option to get a bigger range of hands (and without the clue of knowing what the topic is!) or click the 'Play Hands' button at the top of page again and select another topic from the list.

When playing a hand, the defender's card does not appear (unless I play the next card from hand or dummy!).

The animation of the defenders cards relies on JavaScript (which is normally set on by default in browsers). Check your browser settings. You need to enable JavaScript again in your browser.


DISPLAY PROBLEMS (5)
I can't see the South bidding column.

If you are using Internet Explorer Browser: check the Text Size setting. From the Brower menu bar select 'View' then 'Text Size' and make sure the text size is set to 'Medium'.

I have to scroll down so see the whole of the page.

There are two reasons why this may happen.

It could be your browser Zoom settings. From the Brower menu bar select 'View' then 'Zoom'. This displays a further list of options. Try 'Zoom Out' or 'Reset' or 100%.

If it is not the Zoom setting and you are using Internet Explorer Browser: check the Text Size setting. From the Brower menu bar select 'View' then 'Text Size' and make sure the text size is set to 'Normal'.

My screen 'flashes' between playing each card.

This has been reported occasionally by members using Internet Explorer broswer.

We suggest using another browser for No Fear Bridge such as Firefox or Google Chrome.

It is very easy to download and install a new browser and there is no problem having both Internet Explorer and another browser running on a computer.

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There no cards displayed on my screen (Hand of the Day, Defence Hands etc)!

This 'quirk' has been reported occasionally with earlier versions of Internet Explorer broswer.

There are two possible solutions

1) Upgrade to a more recent version of Internet Explorer or

2) Use another browser for No Fear Bridge such as Firefox or Google Chrome.

It is very easy to download and install a new browser and there is no problem having both Internet Explorer and another browser running on a computer.

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When I play a hand, the contract & tricks box blocks the view of dummy.

There are two reasons why this may happen.

It could be your browser Zoom settings. From the Brower menu bar select 'View' then 'Zoom'. This displays a further list of options. Try 'Zoom Out' or 'Reset' or 100%.

If it is not the Zoom setting and you are using Internet Explorer Browser: check the Text Size setting. From the Brower menu bar select 'View' then 'Text Size' and make sure the text size is set to 'Normal'.


LEADERBOARDS (2)
I've done the Beginner's Weekly Quiz. Why doesn't my name show on the leader board?

Once you have previously scored a 10 out of 10 in the beginner's quiz your name will no longer appear on the beginner's quiz leaderboard. Time to move up to the main weekly quiz!

My score doesn't show on the Lead Challenge leaderboard.

The weekly leads challenge needs to be completed at the first attempt.

If you even just open the leads quiz but don't continue and then go back to it later it doesn't record your score on the leader board.

The first time you attempt the quiz you get a message at the beginning "Your score will be recorded on leaderboard after question 10."

If you have previously opened the quiz the message will instead say "Your score will be not be recorded on leaderboard as you have previously started or completed this week's challenge. First attempt was not completed."

Next time you do the it, check the message at the start of the quiz. If your score still isn't recorded as expected please let us know.


LOGIN HELP (8)
Can my computer remember my login details so I don't have to enter them each time.

Yes. If you tick the 'Remember Me' box it will enable you to log in (from the same computer) on subsequent occasions without entering your Username and Password. Just leave the Username and Password boxes blank and click the 'Login' button.

How do I change my Password?

Login at www.nofearbridge.com Once logged in (or if you are already logged in), click the 'My Account' button on the left hand menu and click the 'Change Password' link.

How do I change my Username?

Send us an email with your existing user name and what you would like it changed to. Contact details are shown below.

How do I update my email address?

Login at www.nofearbridge.com Once logged in (or if you are already logged in), click the 'My Account' button on the left hand menu and click 'Edit Profile'.

I can't log in. The login page is redisplayed with the Username and Password blanked out.

It's likely this is because the login cookie is being blocked (privacy settings).

No Fear Bridge uses a 'cookie' for login. If you have the browser privacy options set to 'Block All Cookies' or 'High', this may be the problem. If it's set to 'Block All Cookies' or 'High' you would need to change it to 'medium' (or whatever is the corresponding setting on your browser) or alternatively add www.nofearbridge.com to list of sites that are allowed to create cookies.

If you need further help with this please email us with details of which browser/device your are using.

I've forgotten my Password.

Click 'Forgot login details', then click 'Get Password'.

I've forgotten my Username.

Click 'Forgot login details', enter your registered email address then click 'Get Password'. Your username will be emailed to you.

Why can't I log in?

1. Do you get the message 'The user name or password is incorrect'?

Your user name or password is typed incorrectly. Type them in carefully. Make sure CapsLock is not on.

Your login details can be resent if required: Click 'Get Password' button on the login page.

2. Do you get the login page redisplayed with the Username and Password blanked out?

No Fear Bridge uses a 'cookie' for login. If you have the browser privacy options set to 'Block All Cookies' or 'High', this may be the problem. If it's set to 'Block All Cookies' or 'High' you would need to change it to 'medium' (or whatever is the corresponding setting on your browser) or alternatively add www.nofearbridge.com to list of sites that are allowed to create cookies. If you need further help with this please email us with details of which browser/device your are using.


QUIZZES (0)

SECURITY AND PRIVACY (2)
Are my personal details safe with No Fear Bridge?

No Fear Bridge does not disclose email other details to any third parties except to those parties involved in the processing of credit card payments. Privacy Policy

For security reasons we do not process credit cards at No Fear Bridge. We use Paypal as a secure third party payment processor. Payment card details are never received by No Fear Bridge.

How secure is the No Fear Bridge website? Is there any possibility that my PC could become infected with a virus?

We run regular security checks on our server to protect nofearbridge.com from viruses and other malicious software.


SIGNUP AND PAYMENTS (3)
My free trial has expired. How do I sign up?

To become a member, visit your account page to sign up. You will need to sign in with the Username and Password you used for the free trial.

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Payment - How do I pay by credit card, I don't have a PayPal account?

You don't need a PayPal account to pay by credit or debit card.

IMPORTANT NOTE: When you get to the Paypal payments page. Ignore the 'Login to Paypal' bit and look at bottom right of page for: 'Don't have a PayPal account? Pay with your debit or credit card as a PayPal guest' Click this link and this will enable you to pay with credit card.

Why didn't Paypal accept my credit card payment? My card is current and valid?

For security reasons we do not process credit cards at No Fear Bridge and therefore we use secure third party payment processor, Paypal. As the transaction is between yourself and Paypal you would have to contact them for any explanation. The payment card details are never received by No Fear Bridge.

Please contact us at the address below for alternative payment options.


SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS (4)
Can I access No Fear Bridge using my IPhone or Smart Phone?

No Fear Bridge is designed to run in a web browser using a desktop, laptop or tablet computer.

It is not specifically designed to work on smart phones although you will be able to access most of the activities.

The best thing is to take the free trial and see if you are satisfied that No Fear Bridge will work on your device.

Can I download No Fear Bridge to run offline.

No Fear Bridge runs from a web server and therefore needs an internet connection. It cannot be downloaded.

What do I need to run No Fear Bridge?

No Fear Bridge is designed to run in a web browser using a desktop, laptop or tablet computer.

It requires an internet connection (it is not a downloadable 'app').

Because of the very interactive nature of No Fear Bridge it does require a GOOD broadband connection. Most home broadband connections fall into this category.

No Fear Bridge may show signs of slowness from some mobile broadband connections or areas where the broadband service is not so good.

We recommend you take the free trial before signing up to check that the service is satisfactory from your connection.

What is a Browser? Which Browser am I using?

A Browser is the program you use to view web pages. The most common Browsers used are Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Safari and Opera.

You will be able to recognise the Browser you use from one of these Icons. Browser Icons



LOGIN PROBLEMS?

Note that 99% of all login problems are caused by mistyping the username or password!

Common problems include:

1: The Username and Password are 'case sensitive'. Make sure to use the correct combination of upper and lower case letters.

2: Check for characters that can be mistaken for each other e.g.

1 (one) and l (lowercase L)
0 (zero) and O (uppercase o)
q and g etc.

3: Windows has remembered an incorrect password. Make sure to delete all dots or other characters from the password box before entering your password.

Please double check your Username and Password and try once more before emailing the Help Desk. Thank you!smile

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