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Upcoming Events

Open Challenge Bowl - POSTPONED

 NEW DATE AND TIME WILL BE DISPLAYED HERE

WHEN KNOWN.

Our thanks to Mahon's Hotel, Irvinestown for hosting this event in the past from all at SWBA. 

Keep Safe!
 

Using BBO’s Chat Manager

Follow this link for text with pictures:-

https://www.bridgewebs.com/grantham/Using%20BBO%20Chat%20Manager.pdf


Using BBO’s Chat Manager

 

Chat Manager is a way of saving stock phrases that you regularly use when playing online. It can save you time as you will not need to be constantly typing phrases, particularly greetings and simple system descriptions, when you move from table to table.


To access the Chat Manager

 

1) Left click your mouse (or tap on a tablet) in the large white Chat area.

 

2) Click on Chat Manager in the pop-up window that appears. This is a small box with a section for a message.  If you have not used Chat Manager before, it will be blank

 

3) Start typing on the message line in the Chat Manager box e.g. Hi Opps! We bid 5 card majors, weak NT, weak 2’s, (keep it simple as long messages can be overlooked, all other explanations such as Short Club, Transfer, Stayman can be made by Alerting before the bid is made)

 

4) Click the ‘Add’ button. You can edit and save or delete your message at any stage.  You can have a number of different messages which is useful if you play different conventions with different partners.

 

5) To send a message that you have previously prepared in Chat Manager, click on the message itself and another box headed CHAT will appear with the message ready to send to the selected Channel.  Make sure that the channel is set for Table before you press the ‘Chat’ button. The message will appear in the large white chat box, all 4 players will see the message

 

6) Each time you log in to a Tournament you should find your message and follow step 5 above.

 

Avoid sending a message to Tournament as this facility is used by the TD to send a message to all players. If used, the sender may forget to change the Channel back to Table therefore all subsequent messages go to Tournament where all the players see it.  This can be very distracting.

 

If you do need to message the Director including your ‘thank you message’, click on the Private channel in Chat or Chat Manager rather than to Tournament and enter vnibu140, type in your message and send, only the TD will see this message. Remember to return both channels to Table i.e. the channel in the main Chat box and the channel in the Chat Manager Chat box.

         

NIBU News

Hello all,

This coming Sunday 28th sees the Northern Ireland Teams being played on the RealBridge platform.

This is a great experience, more like being at the table than other ways of playing online. I would thoroughly reccommend it.

The closing date is noon Saturday 27th March, so entries are still open. Intermediate teams would be welcome. Details below.

https://nibu1.co.uk/event/northern-ireland-teams

Regards,

Ian

 

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Up to date news and information about bridge events can be found

 

here..

 

Virtual Bridge News Ecats

Hello all,

Just a reminder that we are staging the Northern Pairs this Sunday 25th April.

Normally, the event would be staged in Derry, but thanks to modern technology, you can now play from the comfort of home on BBO.

The event starts at 11am and there will be two sessions with a break, finishing around 5:30.

Cost is $10. All are welcome, Intermediates especially - it is an Open competition.

You can enter via the below link, keying in your and partner's name, BBO log-in and NIBU Masterpoint number.

https://www.bridgewebs.com/cgi-bin/bwoo/bw.cgi?club=niburesults&pid=display_page9

Hope to see a lot playing on the day.

 

Best regards,

 

Ian

 

 

Dear Bridge Player

As well as our own SWBA Virtual BC (vNIBU140) held on a Monday evening at 7.45 there are many other tournaments held.  

Pauline has arranged entry for you to vNIBU136 on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday starting 7pm, registration from 5pm.  Follow the same directions for registering as you do for the SWBA Club, just enter vNIBU136, the fee is also $2.  

 

We request that you add your full name to your profile if you have not already done so, it would be helpful if you would also add your convention/system that you are bidding.  To do this, click on account after you have logged in to BBO and add these details.  If you need help feel free to call me on 07980004226.  

The results of each club night for the SWBA club can be found by clicking www.bridgewebs.com/devenish - scroll down to the bottom on the right.  On that website you will also find useful tips on playing bridge on BBO.  

Regards

Pauline

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Last updated : 20th Mar 2018 22:40 GMT
Events

 

♣️  ♠️ NT

PLEASE NOTE

SWBA BBO ONLINE BRIDGE

ON NEXT

MONDAY 18th JANUARY 2021

Real Bridge Postponed

but

Virtual Bridge has started!

In light of the governments rules and advice concerning Covid 19

The committee has decided that Bridge will be postponed indefinitely until those regulations change.

This decision will be kept under review and revisited regularly if there are any new developments.

Keep safe.

Hoping to see you all again in the future

BBO online bridge

Monday Nights 

😊  Everyone Welcome 🙂

Registration after 5:45pm

Please be online at least 5 minutes before start

Play starts 19:45 / 7:45pm sharp  👍

 

Last updated : 11th Jan 2021 23:12 GMT
How to purchase Bridge Base Dollars BB$.

News updates will appear here when they become available. 
 

Try

https://www.bridgebase.com/purchase/pay.php

if you are having withdrawal symptoms from the lack of playing bridge. There are apps available for android and ios.

To play in tournaments you need to purchase Bridge Base Dollars  

Here is the best way to do it:----

1. Log in to BBO

 

2. On the Home page near the top right hand side beside your own username click on BB$  

 

3. In the box that appears Click on Purchase BB$

 

4. You have the option to pay with a Credit Card or by Paypal (I use Credit Card), click Continue on preferred method and follow the instructions.  It is set to take $20 so if you want to put on a different amount change it.  Presently the dollar is equivalent to about 80p str

PLEASE NOTE

Some people got caught out by buying their BBO dollars directly through the app, the rate is much higher.

i.e. £13.60 if bought directly, £8.61 if purchased as explained above.  As at 9th July 2020.


 

 

Last updated : 17th Dec 2020 16:02 GMT
Important Information

All information is as accurate as possible. If you have any news/events/queries/amendments please contact Robbie, the club secretary. 

 

Dear Bridge Player

As well as our own SWBA Virtual BC (vNIBU140) held on a Monday evening at 7.45 there are many other tournaments held.  

Pauline has arranged entry for you to vNIBU136 on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday starting 7pm, registration from 5pm.  Follow the same directions for registering as you do for the SWBA Club, just enter vNIBU136, the fee is also $2.  

 

We request that you add your full name to your profile if you have not already done so, it would be helpful if you would also add your convention/system that you are bidding.  To do this, click on account after you have logged in to BBO and add these details.  If you need help feel free to call me on 07980004226.  

The results of each club night for the SWBA club can be found by clicking www.bridgewebs.com/devenish - scroll down to the bottom on the right.  On that website you will also find useful tips on playing bridge on BBO.  

Regards

Pauline

Last updated : 19th Dec 2020 10:43 GMT

For attention of all SWBA players of BBO online bridge on Monday evenings.

Dear Bridge Player

Cheating in online bridge with BBO

Because of the prevalence of unethical and dishonest behaviour by a small minority of online bridge players, the NIBU has asked the club to remind you about requirements for ethical behaviour at all times.  There are daily reports of people perceived to be deliberately CHEATING when playing online.  All members should be in no doubt that the NIBU is taking this issue extremely seriously and there will be consequences for anyone found to be cheating.

Club TDs or Online Managers should endeavour to ensure that all players are aware of what actions as acceptable and which are definitely not – e.g. providing explanations in the chat area for partner to see as well as opponents is NOT acceptable, the alert area only should be used.

Clubs playing on the NIBU platform are required to note the following:

1.  All players must enter their real names in their user profile. Preferably enter both names but First name only is acceptable

2. If visitors are playing in a club, the club must have the visitors’ NIBU Membership number

3. No unaffiliated players may play on the NIBU BBO platform

4. Local Master Points will be awarded in accordance with the NIBU Master Point Scheme for all events

CHEATING IS CHEATING WHETHER ONLINE OR IN A FACE-TO-FACE GAME AND IT WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE SAME DISCIPLINARY PROCESSES, THE SAME SANCTIONS AND THE SAME POSSIBILITY OF BEING NAMED PUBLICLY IF CONVICTED.

All those wishing to play on the NIBU BBO platform must

a)     Confirm to their club that they have read this document.

b)     Ensure that the club has their NIBU Membership number

c)     Enter their REAL NAME in their bridge profile on BBO – First name is acceptable if you don’t want to give your full name.

d)     Ensure that they always play according to the rules of our game

 

Those who have concerns about the actions of another NIBU member should raise them with your TD or Online Club Manager and should not make public accusations or insinuations on social media.

 

Please read the attached for full details and as asked above confirm that you have read the document from NIBU.

 

Yours in Bridge

 

Robbie & Pauline

For full details please click title or here ---> NIBU Notice.

Last updated : 18th Feb 2021 09:15 GMT
SWBA Fermanagh/Tyrone/Donegal Bridge goes online.


SWBA SWBA

We are pleased to announce games will now take place every Monday @ 7:45pm - on BBO

Doors open for registration from 5:45pm

New Players - Please contact Pauline or Robbie to ensure your name is on the allowed list otherwise you will be unable to register.

Registration can take place between 2 hours and up to 10 minutes before the tournament starts.

PRICE:  2BB$ per player.

 

GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR REGISTERING

Log in to BBO

Go to 'Virtual Clubs' (under Featured Areas)

Go to 'CBAI & NIBU-Ireland'

Search for vNIBU140 (the search box is on the top right of the screen)

Click on #***** Pairs SWBA Match *

Then click in box where it says 'Partner' and insert your partner's name

Click on Invite (your partner MUST be online when you are registering)

This tournament is not free and costs 2BB$ per player.  You and your partner must have BB$ to play!

You can then logout. But you and your partner must login again 10 minutes before the tournament starts and stay logged in.

 

This is so the director can check there are players at each table. 

Useful Tips for playing BBO Virtual Bridge

There are some useful tips on how to play Bridge online at
 

https://www.bridgewebs.com/stretford/

 

Go to this website or scroll down to the links below!

 

Playing Bridge Online Guides

If you are thinking of having a try at playing online, Adam Wiseberg of Manchester County Bridge Association has produced some really helpful short YouTube videos.

How to Register at BBO                                             

How to Self-Alert

How to Play in the ACOL Players' Club on BBO        

How to direct chat to people on BBO

Adding Your Name to Your Profile                             

How to ask for Undo in Bidding

How to Change Your Settings                                   

How to Claim on BBO 

How to Add Your Basic System to Your Profile         

How to Create a Teams Match

How to Start a Table on BBO                                    

How to Kibitz (Watch a Game/match)      

How to use Chat Manager for Regular Messages     

How to Register to Play in one of our Tournaments    NEW!

 

There are also some excellent videos on these and more BBO topics (for example, setting up your convention card) at Berwick Bridge Club

Calendar
14th June 2021
# Pairs SWBA Match 42
BBO 19:45
Director: Robbie Russell
Scorer: BBO
Steward: Pauline Flanagan
21st June 2021
# Pairs SWBA Match 43
BBO 19:45
Director: Robbie Russell
Scorer: BBO
Steward: Pauline Flanagan
28th June 2021
# Pairs SWBA Match 44
BBO 19:45
Director: Robbie Russell
Scorer: BBO
Steward: Pauline Flanagan
Results
#82817 Pairs SWBA Match 41
Director: Michael Kearney
Scorer: BBO
Steward: Pauline Flanagan
#22359 Pairs SWBA Match 40
Director: Robbie Russell
Scorer: BBO
Steward: Pauline Flanagan
#5550 Pairs SWBA Match 39
Director: Robbie Russell
Scorer: BBO
Steward: Pauline Flanagan