SpadeHeart  DiamondClub
Release 2.19n
Sanctioned Online Game Playing Opportunities

 

While the Club is closed, why not play in one or more of 26 Black Point games per week online in the

ACBL Support Your Club Games or the Daytona/Palm Coast Virtual Club Games?

THIS WEEK ONLY, there are 7 Virtual Club Games (See schedule below).  These are special SILVER POINT games with TRIPLE MASTER POINTS AWARDED.  The entry fee for the Virtual Club Games this week is $8.00 to cover the additional fees charged by ACBL, but you could win BIG Masterpoints.  (Click HERE for more information about these games)

It's fun and easy.  You'll earn Black Points and help the clubs, as the majority of entry fees are returned to the Clubs.

Entry fees are $5.00 to $6.00 per person.  If you are unfamiliar with BBO, click the "Bridge Base Online Guides" button to the left on this page (or HERE) to learn how to set up a FREE account.

You may also click the "Request an Online Partner" button on the left menu bar of this home page if you would like to request a partner for any of these games,

or if you would like to find a steady partner.  If you would like to find a partner on the BBO site, click "Register" for any of the tournaments, then select "Show Partnership Desk."

 

SCHEDULE

ACBL Support Your Club Games on BBO Daytona/Palm Coast Virtual Games on BBO
Open to All Members of Daytona and Palm Coast Clubs Only
Every Day at 10:00 AM, 5:00 PM, and 7:30 PM Open: Mon, Wed, Fri at 1:15 PM - 299er: Wed & Thur at 10:15 AM
  ALSO, THIS WEEK ONLY: Open: Tues at 1:15 PM & Thur at 1:15 PM
 
Registration for all games begins 2 hours prior to game time.  Register early to be guarrantied a spot.

 

INSTRUCTIONS


To access any of these games, players should first log onto BBO within 2 hours of the game’s start time (earlier is better).  BOTH players need to be online to register.  Then, from the BBO HOME screen ...

For the Support Your Club ACBL Black Point Games

  1. Click on "ACBL WORLD."
  2. Find the "Support Your Club ACBL Black Point Game.​​"
  3. Click Register​​​​​.  Register by entering partner's BBO User Name (Partner MUST be online for you to register).  You may pay for just yourself, or for both you and your partner. 
  4. Once your Partner accepts the invitation, you can log off or do whatever you wish until about 10 minutes before the game, when you should log back into BBO.
  5. When the game starts, the virtual table will pop up on the screen.  You do not have to do anything else (except play).

 

For the Daytona/Palm Coast Virtual Club Black Point Games

(If you have played in Daytona or Palm Coast any time through the end of February 2020, you are automatically registered as eligible)

 

  1. Select “COMPETITIVE,” then "ACBL VIRTUAL CLUBS." 
  2. Click on the SEARCH button (upper right) and type in DMBC.  (Either upper case or lower case will work). Click on the game title that pops up.
  3. The Registration Screen appears.  Register by entering partner's BBO User Name (Partner MUST be online for you to register).  You may pay for just yourself, or for both you and your partner. 
  4. Once registered, you can log off or do whatever you wish until about 10 minutes before the game, when you should log back into BBO.
  5. When the game starts, the virtual table will pop up on the screen.  You do not have to do anything else (except play).

If you are registering for the Virtual Club Game and experience any problems, call Martha Wirkutis right away at 386-756-0044 or 386-414-3738 for the Open Games or John Dietz at 720-548-0079 for the 299er Games.  They will help you.

 

Weekly Message to the Membership - Week of May 24th

 

Members of the Palm Coast Duplicate Bridge Club:

 

It's Memorial Day Weekend.  Normally, we'd be getting together at the club with Tom outside grilling hamburgers and hot dogs.  We're sure that we'll be able to get back to that sort of thing in good time.  We hope everybody has a pleasant Memorial Day while we remember the sacrifice of so many.

All this week, the ACBL is running a special event at the Virtual Club Games, "Silver Linings Week."  All Virtual Club Games will be awarding Silver Points and the points will be TRIPLED as well.  Martha down at Daytona has added two more games this week for a total of seven games.  The price is $8.00 per person to cover the additional fees charged by the ACBL.  Click HERE (or go to the section above) for more information and instructions.

Remember, if you need a Partner for either the Support Your Club Games or the Virtual Club Games, just click the "Request an Online Partner" button on the left menu bar to contact Jinty, our Partnership Chairperson.  

On a personal note, Patrick and Jonathon had a nice conversation this past week to catch up a bit.  We reminisced a little about all of the years we've been working together and how much we miss everybody and are looking forward to the day we can reopen to play bridge again, but more importantly, to get together with all of our friends.  We're sure that will happen before long.  Patrick has been keeping busy with projects around the house (what else is new?).  Jonathon has been staying at home mostly, but also playing online.  Both are looking forward to getting a little closer back to normal.

Until we see you again at the club, stay healthy.