Next BBO Online Bridge is on Thursday 9th July at 10:00am, then
on Friday afternoon 10th July at 1:30pm
Click here for BBOids and real names
This will be a 'normal' duplicate pairs session with EBU Master points through the BBO website.
If you are unfamiliar with BBO, then it is free to register and worth checking it out beforehand.
There are numerous videos on utube which are available to view. Just type in BBO UTUBE into GOOGLE and take your pick
You will need to let me have your id beforehand, as the session is only for SBC members. email@example.com
The cost for the session will be $3, which is about £2.40.
PLEASE NOTE BB$ should be bought through the BBO website accessed here to get the best rate .
If you buy through the App or ipad there will be a surcharge.
Log on to BBO here and click the blue button BB$ top RHS of screen . Further screens requiring credit card or paypal details open up and you can buy BB$ in multiples of 10. If your payment is successful you will get a receipt on the screen .
Once you have dollars you are ready to go, the Tournament is open 2 hours before the start time at 10:00 and you will need a partner, then
- Log onto BBO
- On left hand side says Play or watch Bridge
- Below this click on Competitive.
- New screen comes up click on all tournaments.
- Than scroll down the list until you see the Stratford Tournament.
- Click on this and invite your partner with their BBO sign in name – only one person in the partnership needs to do this
- The other person in the partnership will get a box that pops up asking them to accept the invite -click on yes.
Than just wait and the tournament will pop up for you to play
More details on On-line bridge at Stratford upon Avon Bridge CLub
We can not sit in the bridge club building but we can still play on the Bridge Base Online website.
This how you join in the “members only game” directed by Peter Styles
If you are unfamiliar with BBO, then there are a number of guides available on both BBO and the EBU websites, just click here
Beforehand you will need to have done the following:-
Create an account on the BBO site (click here). Up to 10 characters and make it so that it somewhat resembles your name.
Put some money into your BBO account (click here)
On the day
Log on to BBO. Click ‘competitive’. Click ‘All Tournaments’. Write Stratford in ‘Search’. Click on Stratford Game.
Write your partner’s BBO name in the space (you can elect to pay for them by ticking the box). Check your partner is online and invite them. If they are not online at this time you will get an error message and must repeat the request later. (If you are the partner being invited just log on to BBO and wait for the invitation which you should accept)
Now you just wait for the game to start
Once the game is started you will find yourself at the table ready to play. Remember to keep an eye on the clock, as the board finishes when the time for the board runs out and to alert your own bids.
When the competition is finished just wait and the results will appear
Before and after the game you can ‘talk’ to your partner in the message box. During the game you can ’talk’ to the table. Click on the box at the bottom left to change the target for your chat and be careful about chat to Tournament. Examples are here
The results will be on the normal Stratford upon Avon bridge Club website shortly
You can call the director by clicking on the 3 white lines in the blue box
You can see the names of players by clicking on their username on the table
If you forget to alert your own bid in advance you can click on your bid and it gives you a second chance to alert.
An excellent guide to playing online (click here)
If you need some more help, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Convention cards. You can just type a short message to you opponents about what you are playing e.g. 12-14 NT 4 cd Ms 3 weak 2’s. You can set up a convention card in your account area.