Open games on-line Mon - Sun at 10:35am and Mon, Tue, Wed and Thu at 6:20pm. These are for just our club members and invited guests (Idaho & BC). The game cannot fill up with non-local players. There will be substitutes to fill half tables and off-line players. They may be from all over the world. Robots may be used to fill in half tables. The games designated as Columbia River Basin have a lesser charge to help our Canadian friends with the currency exchange. ACBL's guest policy has changed and is now more liberal. If you plan to play with a guest, let the director know ahead of time, so we can add your partner to our list and not be blocked.
Limited MP Pairs:
Limited MP Pairs on Wednesdays at 2:05pm. Let me know if you are interested in playing or need help with partners.
First, you must join BBO, get an ID and password and acquire BBO$ via credit card. Games will normally be 18- 21 boards - this will vary with table count. Barometer scoring, so everyone plays the same boards each round. Cost is $5 in BBO$, Columbia River Basin games - $3.75. You cannot register for the game until 2 hours prior to its start. Log in. Below the green bar that says Featured Areas, click on Virtual Clubs, then ACBL - North America. You will only see the games in which you are eligible to play two hours prior to start. All games consist of a number and contain Spokane DBC or Columbia River Basin. You and your partner must both be on BBO at the time of registration. One partner invites, the other accepts.
If you do not fill out a convention card, BBO assumes you are playing ACBL SAYC - Standard American Yellow Card with some common conventions. In order to change to a convention card you play with partners, go to Account, Convention cards and click the New ACBL Convention Card at the top. Fill in your partner's BBO ID and give it a title. Fill out the card and save it. To see your opponents convention card, click the blue box with three parallel horizontal lines in the upper left hand corner of your screen.
Self Alterting: The player who makes an artificial bid alerts. This is done by clicking Alert, typing the explanation in the Alert box, then entering your bid. Only the opponents see the alert and explanation. If you forget, click on the alertable bid and a box will appear for you to enter an explanation. You should alert as you would in a club game - any thing on the convention card in red must be alerted. Items in light blue should be announced - really no difference in BBO.
Undos: BBO does not allow undos after the fact. There is a setting in your account that allows all bids or card play to be a two step process. Go to your Account, click Settings. There are settings for Confirm bids and Confirm cards. I recommend the Confirm bids. You will now have to make your bid then click OK in the bidding box. Confirm cards is more time consuming and not recommended. Unfortunately, there is nothing to be done for mis-clicks. Please do not comment on this in Chat. It gives partner unauthorized information. There may be changes to this in the future.
To call the Director, click on the three white horizontal lines at near the left top of the page.
Please let me know if you need partners, need help etc. During the game, you can call or text me at 509 389-9582 if you get disconnected and cannot get back on-line.
Until further notice, all games at the club are cancelled through the end of 2020. This is in accordance with ACBL and Washington State guidelines.
Call, text or email Charlie Bennett 509 389-9582 email@example.com for information or partners.
Have fun on-line!