Here are the 6 easy steps to gaining access to a Stoke Mandeville Bridge Club tournament. Note that the event starts at 7.30 pm. You should be able to register at up to two hours before that time but no later than 7.20.
Step 1 Log onto BBO using your BBO Name and Password. You will be on the BBO Home page titled Bridge Base Online Home.
DO NOT CLICK ON CASUAL as online tournament events are not found under Casual!
Step 2 Click on Competitive. This is in the section headed PLAY OR WATCH BRIDGE and you will go to the Competitive screen.
Step 3 Click on Free Tournaments in the section headed TOURNAMENTS to take you to the Free Tournaments screen.
Step 4 Find the advertised “SMBC Online #xxx” and click/tap on it. “Stoke Mandeville” should be written in full as well, so it will be easy to spot. You can put “SMBC" into the Search function found at the top right just below the Free Tournaments banner.
Step 5 Invite your partner using their BBO User Name. Your partner should also be logged on when you do this.
Step 6 Your partner will receive your invitation to join you in the Tournament and should accept it.
Once you have completed Step 6, do not expect to be immediately transported to a table. Nothing at all will happen until the event starts. If you wish, you can log off now and return to BBO later but make sure you are logged on again in time for the event.
You both must be logged on to BBO 10 minutes before the start of the tournament.
If you do not have a partner for the event, you will find a partnership desk in the same screen where you invite your partner. You can enter your (BBO) name here. If anyone else has done the same, you will see who is there looking for a partner and you can invite them or they can invite you. Also, don't forget Jean Thompson's partnership service on WhatsApp. Ask David or Mary for details