Copies of Tournament instructions for BBO as per Ripon.
Entering the tournament:
Finding the results of a tournament
Taken from various emails and documents from John Blackett:
As nearly every club in the world closes there has been a glut of people applying to organise tournaments on BBO
Luckily I used to be a director on the site and they have reinstated my role.
I have attached details on how to create a free account if you have not been on BBO before and how to find the tournament. You will need a PC / Mac or tablet/ipad which is online for each player. there is an app on smartphones but does not work well and is not recommended
The tournament is open to all members of Ripon and Thirsk clubs and their friends
If you intend to play please email me to let me know with your UserName in advance so can watch out for you. Please make sure the Username works before you send it!
How to become a free member on BBO
Go to bbo website
Click on become a member (free) - This takes you to the following screen
1) Enter your user name / pseudonym such as “ACE SPADES - max 10 characters
2) Create a password
You will need both username and password to log on
3) Re-enter your password
4) Enter real name
5) Ignore ACBL NO
6) Chose your shill level
7) Choose England as your country
8) Click to agree terms of service
9) Click on register button
An account will be created for you and you will be taken to this next page
If you click on help button on top left you will be given more information
If you click on Vugraph button you can watch “Kib” any live international match which may happen to be playing
If you click on solitaire you are taken to play against the computer which is a good place to get to know how the site works
If you click on casual you will be taken to any table to play random opponents. Word of warning these tables are not monitored and players often leave in the middle of a hand.
If you click on competitive you are taken to the following screen
Click on free tournaments to go to this screen
Here all tournaments are listed with the ones about to start at the top
I will call our tournaments Club Ripon
Thirsk tournaments will be called Club Thirsk
The first tournament is #6906 Pairs club ripon start 13:15 Fri Mar 20 2020
When you find the tournament click on it
It will ask for your partners username and will then send him/her a message asking to play which needs to be accepted. So partner needs to be online at the same time
if you have a partner enter their username at 1 they will then get a message asking to confirm that they would like to play
if you dont have a partner enter your username at 2
Once you are registered you can leave your computer until just before the start of the tournament.
If you have problems logging on to the tournament it will be because i have preloaded your username wrong
Please get in touch straight away which is why i suggest you log on at least half an hour before. Email me , message on bbo or call on 07702794800 or 01765677723
when the tournament starts the page will open automatically given that you are still logged on
Please remember we are all learning and there will be problems so please be patient with your director (me), your partner and opposition
If you use chat you can talk to your table or the whole tournament
Everyone agrees to stay for the whole tournament
if an emergency such as house on fire call director before leaving.
You self alert bids. Any alertable bid such as 1NT, stayman, weak 2s, after making the bid click on the bid and a box will open for you to explain the bid.
only opposition not partner sees this explanation
If opposition makes a bid and you want an explanation of the bid just click on the bid.
It will be easier for the first couple of tournaments if you play out the hand and do not claim. The last table playing on each round may find the director claims for them to save time.
Click on the history tab 1
Then click on the recent tournaments 2
Then click on the tournament you are interested in 3
The results will then load
Click on results 5
A pop up window will open 6
Click on your name 7
then click on your score 8
Click on movie 9
Press on movie 9 and following window opens
If you press on GIB button it suggests which card you should play
If there is a red no by a card it suggests your contact will go down by that no tricks if you play this card
If there is a green no by a card it suggests your contact will make that no over tricks if you play this card
If there is a = by a card it suggests your contact will make exactly if you play this card
Go back now to previous screen and press traveller at 11
And then you can see how everybody played or bid the hand by clicking on the different movies
When you are playing with someone
Click on their name here at 1
Their profile picture will open at right
Click on relationship 2
On the drop down target click on “follow” 3
In the Notes section you can add the friends real name
Then if click on the peoples tab 4 you will see all your friends who you are following
And you can join them at the table or message them