♠ 4/8/21 JUST RE-UPDATED -- RANK ADVANCERS AND RACE LEADERS: Congratulations to Jim Lockley, who has reached Silver Life Master Status and kudos to Mike Helton, a new resident of Leland. Mike just joined the ACBL and is leading both Rookie Races. And congratulations to those Leland Club Members who are leading numerous 2021 masterpoint Races in our Unit!! All of our Rank Leaders and Rank Risers are shown in the Center Boxes.
NEW -- Everyone Guaranteed to Play if They Want: Want to play in a game and have no Partner? NO WORRIES We have found a way so that anyone that signs up at the partnership desk can play if they want. Sepop1, sepo2 and sepop3 are artificial BBO users that we add to the partnership desk before game time. If no one is available to be your partner, then a few minutes before the game starts you can invite one of them to be your partner. Once the game starts, you will see sepop magically turn into a robot. It becomes your choice -- play with a robot or not play!
NEWS ABOUT LELAND'S MONDAY GAMES: Last Chance -- please play in next Monday's April 12th game. Many had asked for a morning game, but the support for running the game has not been there. If next Monday's game is unsuccessful, all future Leland Morning Games will be cancelled.
TUESDAY Game: We are averaging better than 10 tables in our Tuesday game. Since our games are triple-stacked with the Limited Games, winning pairs consistently earn more than 3 points per game!!
HOW TO MAKE ALL OF OUR GAMES MORE SUCCESSFUL -- HOW YOU ASK?? Please register early as this encourages others to register. Players should not leave what may appear to be a small game since the table count often increases quickly due to procrastinators who register in the last few minutes. (If the game fails, there is always time to register for the next game). Points awarded in Leland games are considerably higher than awarded in either of the limited games due to table stacking.
If your regular partner is not available, please complete the GREEN "Request Partner" Button below a day or two before the game. Please line up your partners and support our games!! Of course, you can always add your name to the Partnership Desk if you want to play. As mentioned above, if a partner is not available, you will still be able to play with a robot if you wish.
UPDATE ON SWISS TEAM GAMES: These games have been very popular and we have added limited Swiss as well as Open Swiss games to the schedule!! Players register as usual with their partner. A pair can invite another pair to join with them as a team of four. Or they can let BBO pair them up at the start of the game. If you've played SWISS games before, you know how much fun they are. If you haven't, this would be a good time to try something new.
♣ Leland & SE Carolina Open Stacked Games: Masterpoint awards are much higher in all of our Open games due to our ability to stack each of our Open games! We count the # of tables in Limited Games held in the same session and add that table count to the open game. Example: If we get a total of 20 tables in two limited games and 10 in the Open game, ACBL will consider our Open game to have 30 tables. The two winning pairs in that Open Game will earn 4.5 Master points.
In the News Box below, click on the links to view our Virtual Games Schedule or the various Game Results links. If you need a partner, then a day before the game, just click on the GREEN Partner Request button, complete the form, and your request will be sent to everyone on the club list.
The last link below discusses frequently encountered problems in BBO and how to handle them. It also has a tutorial for playing Online Bridge at BBO which is very helpful for new online players.