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WELCOME to the BIL Bridge Library
(a members only site)
for Beginner and Intermediate Players

All our Live Events are held on Bridge Base Online (BBO)

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Members Please Note !!
When you log in there will be NO
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IGNORE the error messages
Go straight to the MENUS
at top of page (Card Symbols OR the Text list) to navigate the site

With a great team of dedicated Volunteers & Teachers, we provide BIL Players with opportunities to

  • attend free open teaching lessons
  • receive monthly additions to the BIL's extensive interactive 'bridge movie' collection
  • attend any of the BIL’s Special Events featuring some of the world's leading bridge experts
  • play in free daily tournaments with players of similar skill level
  • compete for BBO Points in daily level-restrictedtournaments - collect Reward Points to exchange for lessons/cash
  • compete for BBO Points in the weekly Teaching tournaments -hands reviewed
  • Have access to the BIL Calendar to know when events are being held, receiving emailed alerts if desired
  • receive a complimentary copy of the monthly BIL Gazette with news and articles
  • receive emailed bulletins with news of Special Events


Never Played Bridge ?

Newcomers to Bridge are most welcome.

  1. Read this article by the ACBL - "How to Play Bridge"
  2. Join Bridge Base Online (BBO) - click here
  3. Join the Beginner Intermediate Lounge (BIL) - click here



Welcome!  I am Maureen Hall, Founder and Manager of the Beginner Intermediate Lounge (BIL) which opened on September 3, 2003 on BBO ( Bridge Base Online) .

I hope you find the BIL a pleasant and friendly place to enjoy learning and playing this wonderful game.

It is always a pleasure to welcome new players, provide you with learning and competitive opportunities, and watch you move on after adjusting to the complexities of a global online environment. 

As a BIL Player, you will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best of the world’s bridge experts, play in level restricted tournaments, and—perhaps more importantly—share the love of bridge with friends around the world.

The BIL is pleased to sponsor

DAILY Level Restricted

BBO (Bridge Base Online) Points Tournaments

INTERMEDIATE & Ambitious Beginner Players (play only against your Peers !)

:: 19:00 ET :: PAIRS ::

North America Eastern time (e.g. New York time)
( to convert to your time

Hosted by MPTforINTS on BBO: Win BBO Points competing with your peers. The only level restricted BBO Points tournaments available. In addition every player wins BIL Reward Points every time they play - collect and redeem for lessons, membership or Cash. Membership of the BIL is not required to play in these.

The level you show on your BIL membership will determine what Courses you are invited to take part in. As your game progresses it is essential that you keep updating this information. When applying to become a BIL member, it may help to use the following guidelines to identify your level of play :

Starter > BEGINNER > Improving Beginner - newcomers to bridge learning the basic principles.  The Beginner is offered a “safe haven” in the BIL to learn and enjoy the game with players of similar abilities.

INTERMEDIATE > Improving Intermediate > Upper Intermediate players with a good understanding of the basic principles and learning the modern conventions.  The Intermediate has ambitions of going on to higher levels.

The BIL has of necessity to be self supporting, we receive no subsidies, grants or sponsorship. To cover costs it is necessary for us to charge an annual support fee . Effective April 1, 2013 - - $45 per year.

Completing the Application form gives applicants free access for 3 days to explore fully and evaluate what the BIL offers without obligation. During or after the free trial period payment can be made to fully activate the membership for the coming year. There is NO automatic renewal. When Paying go directly to the BIL Shop via the link below the Member Log In box

Cherish your Partner and Respect the Opposition
and Don't Forget to COUNT the Cards !

Good Bridging !
Maureen (aka Hallway on BBO)

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Bridge is a game for all ages - whether you are 9 or 90 or anywhere in between

The more you learn about the game the more you realise there is still much more to learn !

It is a fascinating, never ending journey.

Be warned ! It is addicitve ! Online you can play around the clock

Bridge is a game of PARTNERSHIP - you have to learn to trust your partner and work together in harmony.

What Membership in the BIL Can Do For You
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Advanced :: Expert::

World Class Player ?

willing to give some time back to the game ?

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