The sessions will be under the auspices of the EBU and master points and NGS entries will be awarded.
The cost will be 3 BBO$ (about £2.50)
Play will start at 7.00pm on Tuesday and 10.00am on Wednesday. The tournaments will be available for registration two hours before the start. It will greatly aid the directors if you register at least 20 minutes before the start
You have to come with a partner. If you need a partner e-mail Keith Sadler (Keithsadlr@aol.com) who will operate the partnership scheme as normal.
To register for the tournament, after logging on go to "Competitive" "All tournaments" and search for vEBU201067.
Click on the tournament name and you will get a window asking you to fill in your partner's BBO name. He/she will receive a window asking them to agree and pay. They have to be on-line at the time.
Once you are both registered just wait for the tournament to start.
John Rowe and/or Peter Litchfield will be your directors.
Before your first session you MUST register your name, EBU number and BBO name on the table above. You will not be able to play without doing this.
Once on-line the main difference with normal bridge is that you must self-alert. That is the person making a conventional bid must explain its meaning, not their partner. There is a space on the bid window labeled "explain" to do this but remember to fill it in before you click on the bid as the window disappears when you do that. You can ask the meaning of an opposition bid by clicking on that bid
The rounds are timed, if you are still playing when it times out the computer will move you on and the director will try to assign a score.
So play quickly and claim if you have the rest of the tricks.
At the start of each round greet your opponents and give a brief resume of your system, e.g benji, McKenny discards. Use the Chat Manager to do this.