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Brevard Duplicate Bridge
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Our Club's Board Members

Brevard Duplicate Bridge Advisory Board

Linda Burrell
Newt Colston
Pam Harpootlian
Joan Neeman
Andy Stratton

Have a suggestion for our board to consider?  Please pass it along to one of these.

Brevard Duplicate General Information

Brevard Duplicate is a small, friendly club formed in March 2015, now in our third year.  Our club is located in Brevard, North Carolina--home of the white squirrel. Yes, you can sometimes see white squirrels in the parking lot.  Generally we host 6 to 8 tables and 10 to 12 in the summer months.  Brevard Duplicate holds its sessions in the French Broad Community Center at 281 E. French Broad Street.  This center belongs to the City of Brevard.  Parking at the Center is limited, so come early for the best spots.  There are coffee and snacks at the games.  Although small, the club welcomes all newcomers.  

BBO RESOURCES
How to Find Brevard Duplicate Bridge Virtual Games on BBO

Step 1   Log into BBO
Step 2.  Make sure your convention card and ACBL # are in place
Step 3  Make sure you have money in the BB$ account
Step 4   Click on Virtual Clubs, then ACBL clubs
Step 5   Locate the Brevard club from the list VACB271742.  You can also search for "Brevard" in the search bar in the upper right corner, and it should pop up.
Step 6   You can log onto the game at 11:00 or later
Step 7   Your partner should be online
Step 8  Click on the Brevard game and enter your partner's  BBO name (registering the partnership)  You will be charged $5 and your partner will be issued an invitation.  
Step 9  When your partner accepts the inviation (s)he will also be charged $5
Step 10  Once registered for the game, you can log off and do something else
Step 11  Log back in to BBO 10 minutes or so before the game starts (in case there are any issues) following step #4
Step 12  When the game starts, your hand will pop up and you should start to play.  You will be given 7 minutes per board, which will seem an eternity for some of you.
Step 13  In the box on the left you will see the clock, the round # and the # of boards per round.  Since we are playing 18 boards today with 7 minutes per board, the clock will start with 21 minutes.
Step 14 You will probably finish early.  You will then wait for the next hand to show up with your new partners

BBO Resources

Click here for Steve Devico's BBO tutorial

Click here for more BBO tutorials.

Click here to add your name and BBO username to the Brevard Duplicate BBO list.


General Bridge Base Online V2 Help Page:

Bridge Base Online Help

Tournaments

If you wnat to play with robots, you'll need to understand how they work.  See the links below.

Robots


If you play in tournaments (or with other people, for that matter), you should be aware of two things.

You need to post a convention card for tournaments.
You can find the convention cards in your Accounts tab (on the far right hand side of the page, below Messages and History. 

  1. Click on the Account tab, and then on Convention Cards. 
  2. To create a new convention card, click on New ACBL Convention Card.  Fill it out as you would any other card.  Note that you can show the symbol for a suit by typing an "!" before the first letter of the suit.  So, !h will show up as the heart symbol on the actual card.
  3. You can specify your partner for this card and also give it a name (at the top of the card).
  4. Be sure to save your changes.

If you register for a tournament with a partner where you have already filled out a card, that card will automatically be loaded for you for that tournament.

You need to alert your own bids. 
This is completely the opposite of how alerting is done in person.  The reason for it is the lag inherent in playing online. By the time your partner's alert comes through, the eopponents may have already bid.  BBO solves this by having everyone alert their own bids.  Only the opponents see the alert - your partner doesn't.  See below for a really nice video about how the self-alert system in BBO works.


BBO Tutorials from the Berwick Bridge Club

Bidding and Alerting on BBO

Undoing a Misclick and Some Partnership Bidding