BBO Q and A
To Register on BBO
To Find a Game
Plan to log again on 10 to 15 minutes before game time. After logging in, click on “Competitive” and then “ACBL Virtual Clubs” and wait for the cards to come on the screen to commence play.
For an excellent video BBO Tutorial createdby go to Sagamore Bridge Club website
To Fill Out a Convention Card on BBO
ACBL has a good writeup on how to fill out a BBO convention card
To find a partner on BBO
If you are Blocked
Be aware that numerous clubs are reporting players being BLOCKED from ability to sign into BBO games.. There a number of reasons that can be resolved.
If you are BLOCKED when you try to sign into a BBO game, make sure of the following:
Additional help is here > Help with BBO BLOCKED
If Adobe added you to our "friends" and "follow" list after the virtual games were started and Unit 356 created the pool of clubs, you are likely to be blocked when you try to enter a game. If you are blocked, please let the director know as soon as possible. S/he will friend you then ask you to log off and log back in again which should resolve the problem.
Don't Get Dropped
Because of the high usage of Bridge Base Online, BBO has an algorithm that searches for long periods of inactivity and drops players. It may send you a message "Are you there?" Make sure you answer it!
If you are dropped before a game, sign out and sign in again and you should be returned to exactly where you were.
If you sign up early (like an hour and a half to two hours) before the game starts, sign out and then sign in again 10-15 minutes before the start of the game. OR play some of the free games, chat with other players, or kibitz. Both of these will keep you signed in until game time.
WiFi dropout at you home or in your internet supplier's system can also disconnect you. Again, just sign in to BBO again and you should immediately return to where you were, even if it was in the middle of playing a hand.