Our online events will run on BBO on Tuesday afternoons at 2.pm and Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm.
FIRST thing to do is get a partner for the event ( contact firstname.lastname@example.org & a partner will be found of similar skill level
Register with me ( Sheila Evans) email@example.com giving Full name, BBO Username & EBU no (if you have one)
BUY SOME BB$ dollars..this can be bought using the BBO$ tab at the top of the screen , purchase an amount ( I suggest £10 worth to get started) ask for it to 'roll over' if you like then it is like an Oyster card , a pre-paid card that 'tops up' once it runs out .
Then you are set for the first game
The process to enter on the day is as follows:
Register for the tournament,, Go to VIRTUAL Clubs, Then scroll down to 'EBU Clubs'
Scroll down to' Broxbourne Pairs ' ( or type Brox in the search box at the top) Click on Brobourne then you get the box come up asking you to invite your partner , fill your partners Username in there , & invite them to play with you . a small yellow box in the bottom right hand corner of the screen will show you if your partner has accepted , or you may get the message, 'Your invitation has timed out' if so check your partner is online , then if they are ,just repeat the invite again , keep watching until you get that yellow message bottom right of your screen to make sure they have accepted & you are registered
BOTH players need to be online at the same time to register, once you have registered if you are not going to sit in front of the computer then log off from BBO, ( as BBO logs you off if you are inactive for about 20-30 mins) after that both players need to log in again 10-15 mins before the start of the tournament, and BBO will then seat them automatically
As a precaution about 10 mins before the game starts , click on the Broxbourne Club link & it should tell you that you are registered for the event, now you know that your registration went through OK
You will need to know the Username of your partner to register them as your partner .
- A good idea is to make your partners a 'friend' so you know when they come online . How you do this is
- Click on the 'People' tab on the right of your screen, click on 'search at the top of the screen, put your partners Username in the search tab at the bottom of the screen, a list will come up , click on your partners name & when their profile comes up , use the tab that says 'relationship' to change it to 'follow' this means that you will see everytime they are online
To follow the scoring , click on the 'HISTORY' tab on the right hand side of your screen, to see what happened when others in the club played it, click on 'Other Tables' at the top of the score card , when all the tables have played the board you will have a final score & % for the board
During Play, we do allow Undo's for the bidding & the play , as long as the undo is for a genuine Misclick & not a change of mind . If there are any problems do Call the TD in the blue box ( with the white lines in ) on the top left of the screen
If we have a half Table, Gary our TD will use a pair of ROBOTS , these play a 2/1 system & every bid they make will be explained to you as they bid . They play very fast as their bidding is automatic , do not be put off by this take your time . You do not have to self alert any of your bids when playing against 2 robots . They may win but they do not count for mp's etc
Contact me with any problems or if you a need partner , the MOST important thing is to have fun, we will be playing only against our local clubs players EVERYONE is new to this, so don't worry ask for help Gary our TD will help you , & I hope you all enjoy playing in our 'Virtual Club'
BBO Quick Start – a video that gives a tour of the BBO screen and how a lot of the features work.WELL worth looking at : The second video is a short one explaining SELF ALERTING