♠ 5/5/21 UPDATE TO TUESDAY'S LELAND Game: Two weeks ago I eliminated the 2PM Open Game that was competing against the Leland game. As a result, our 10 table average game grew to 12 & 13 tables since then. We are moving the start time of the Leland game to 1:45 to take advantage of the table count of the 199 & 399 limited games immediately preceding our game.
We have about 4-6 pairs who play in either the 199 or the 399 Limited Game that runs simultaneously with our Tuesday afternoon game. If you win in one of those games, you might earn 3/4 of a point. If you play in our Tuesday game instead, a good score will earn you more than 2 points. This is because our game is triple-stacked with the Limited Games, and our winning pairs consistently earn more than 3 points per game!! Since the game is stratified, those who played in the limited game will still be playing with their peers in the Leland Game!!
♥ LETS MAKE OUR TUESDAY GAME MORE SUCCESSFUL -- 4 WAYS!!
1. It would be much appreciated if the 4-6 pairs playing in the limited games register for the Leland game instead. They will be supporting our club, playing with their friends, and earning more points and making our game bigger.
2. Register early as this encourages others to register. Players should never 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). Remember, points awarded in Leland games are considerably higher than awarded in either of the limited games due to table stacking.
3. If you want to play in the Leland game (or any SE Game) but have no partner please complete the GREEN "Request Partner" Button below a day or two before the game. You should get several responses from others needing a partner.
4. If you decide at the 11th hour that you wish to play on Tuesday afternoon and have no partner, just add your name to the Partnership Desk and you will still be able to play.
♦ Now everyone is Guaranteed to Play: Want to play in any SE game but have no Partner? NO WORRIES Anyone that signs up at the partnership desk can play if they want. Sepop is a surrogate player 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 Sepop 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 request a live person) or not play!
RANK ADVANCERS AND RACE LEADERS: Congratulations to Ron Patch, who has reached Silver Life Master Status, and to Sherron Herdtner, who is now a Life Master, 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.
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.