Teams table set-up VP scale

If you are the 'away' team, you need to submit your team to the opposing captain, in the following format, no less than 3 days before the match. The preferred designation of pairs is in order of NGS grade.

Pair A: BBO usernames

Pair B: BBO usernames

Pair C: BBO usernames

Pair D: BBO usernames

Please note that the usernames are not case-sensitive, but please do double-check that you have given the correct names before you send the message, as this is a known potential source of errors.

 If you are the 'home' team you will be responsible for setting up the matches on BBO

  • You will need one player from your A or B pairs, and one player from your C or D pairs, to set up a match each.
  • You will need to be in the 'Competitive' section of BBO (not the 'Casual' section)
  • Click on 'Team Matches', then on 'Create Team Match', then go to 'Reserve Seats'
  • Under 'Team 1' , enter your player usernames in this order: Pair A(or pair C) sit North/South, Pair B(or pair D) sit East/West

Under 'Team 2' enter the opponents' usernames in this order: Pair B (or pair D) sit North/South, Pair A (or pair C) sit East/West

  • Once all the player names have been entered, then click on the 'Options' tab, and untick the boxes 'Allow Kibitzers' 'Allow Kibitzers to chat with players' and 'Barometer Scoring' .The form of scoring and deal source will automatically be set to IMPS and random deals, and the number of boards should be 8.
  • Once all this is done, click on 'Create Team Match'. As long as all the players are online, they will receive an invitation, and once they have all accepted the invitation, the match will start automatically. If a player is not online, or does not accept the invitation, the setup will fail, and you will need to click 'Create Team Match' again after you have identified the issue, if any.
  • Once these 8 boards have been played, agree the score with the opponents and then set up the second session.
  • Click on 'Team Matches', then on 'Create Team Match', then go to 'Reserve Seats'
  • Under 'Team 1' , enter your player usernames in this order: Pair A(or pair C) sit North/South, Pair B(or pair D) sit East/West

Under 'Team 2' enter the opponents' usernames in this order: Pair A (or pair C) sit North/South, Pair B (or pair D) sit East/West

  • Complete the boxes in the 'Options' tab as before, and click on 'Create Team Match'
  • Play the second set of boards, and agree the score with the opponents.

You will now have 4 separate match scores; total these, agree the total, and convert the total to a VP score, using the VP scale below, which should be forwarded to me.

    VP's        IMPS        

10-10

0 – 2

11-9

3 – 7

12-8

8 – 12

13-7

13 – 18

14-6

19 – 24

15-5

25 – 32

16-4

33 – 40

17-3

41 – 50

18-2

51 – 61

19-1

62 – 76

20-0

77+