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MORE BRIDGE - MORE FUN - AT YOUR ONLINE CLUB

      ONLINE BRIDGE....AT YOUR LOCAL CLUB       

The Bridge Studio of Delaware, and Valley Forge Bridge Club will now be holding pairs events online.

The ACBL has partnered with Bridge Base Online to offer daily tournaments to players associated with their local bridge club.  Valley Forge Bridge Club will hold their first game Friday April 3.  The Bridge Studio will hold their first game Sunday April 5. Follow the links to their respective sites for more information.

This is an  exciting way to support our clubs while homebound.  Most of the nominal entry fee is returned to the clubs to offset ongoing operational costs. We encourage your participation and support of local club events. 

If you play in BBO events that benefit clubs please be sure you have entered your ACBL number in your profile on BBO by clicking "ACBL World" on the BBO home page, then clicking the "Update Your ACBL Number" button at the bottom of the window. Bridgebase uses your ACBL number to see which clubs you've played at over the past year and directs the proceeds accordingly.

Our online team club will continue to operate as long as there is interest. We encourage players and teams to be mindful of club tournament times when scheduling their matches. Our goal is to create more opportunities for players to compete and socialize with people they know.

Online virtual games at your bridge club

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INTERACTIVE TEAM MATCH CALENDAR

TODAYS EVENTS

Mon 10 am SPEEDBALL

12 Boards, 

5 min/Bd

 

 


TIME TO TAKE THE NEXT STEP! ALL TEAM CAPTAINS HAVE BEEN INVITED TO ADD OUR CALENDAR TO THEIR GOOGLE CALENDAR.  THEY HAVE PERMISSION TO ADD EVENTS, EDIT, AND INVITE PARTICIPANTS.  DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS CAN BE FOUND  HERE:  UNIT 190 TEAM MATCH SCHEDULER INSTRUCTIONS.

ALL PLAYERS CAN SEE THE UP-TO-DATE CALENDAR BY CLICKING THE TITLE AT THE TOP OF THIS BOX.

TRY IT, BUT CONTINUE TO INFORM US OF YOUR MATCHES. ONCE THE ONLINE CALENDAR MAKES OUR WEPAGE CALENDAR OBSOLETE WE WILL CONVERT.

 

Unit 190 BBO players and Teams

This page will be updated regularly with the names of players. Daily updates have migrated to the individual Day pages below.  We have a Wednesday page, Thursday page , Nighttime page etc. to keep our community together. And there is no reason for you to remain constrained by this “Club” and its schedule.  If you do decide to opt out, let us know, and let us know when you will be playing. We want to keep our community together if we can.

Teams and Captains

Ala's Biddies   (Ala Hamilton-Day, Roy Perry, Barb Rhoades and Mooch "Francis Taylor"

April Uhlenberg    (April, Bob Cole, RDavid Walker, Dara Dinner)

Barb Squared:   Barb Rhoades, Roy Perry, Carl Berenbaum, Barb Kepple

Bolotin’s Bored    (Mark Bolotin, Lynn Condon, Andy Rosenberg and Wayne RosenbergerPhil Greco [alt]

Bridgemates   (Pat Andrews, Deb Crisfield, Dave Dresher, Dave Dodgson, Steve Becker)

Bridge Over Troubled Water:   (Sally Humphrey, Stu Nemser, Sugi Hayes, Denise Ucciferro, Phyllis Lochiatto)

Bruce Campbell:   (Larry Plotkin, Johnathan Brill, Steve White, Mark Cohen, Peter Schulman)

Clubless    (John Dickenson, Mitch Snyder, Peter Kyper, Elaine Clair)

Double Trouble   (Rex Saffer, Cheryl Rouge, Gail Ruth, Dave LeGrow, Bill Goldman, Ellie Goldman)   NEW

Feel The Bern   (Bern Rehberg, Deb Schenkel, Melody and Mark Henderson, Jeff Billheimer)

Foerster Team   (Tom Foerster, Chris Marlow, Carl Pershonek, Barry Dehlin)  (night games only)

Four Boreds Around   (Paul Amer, Rick Rowland, Andy Stayton, Jeff Ruben)

Four Gay Blades   (Bern Rehberg, Mark Henderson, David Venetianer, Kurt Engleman)

Golden Girls    (Pamela Folz, Carole Everitt, Ann Biehn, Carol Retherford)

GoldJays   (Bill Goldman, Ellie Goldman, Joan Brandeis, Joanne Adler)

Home with the Holms    (Trina Williams, Patricia Brown, Kim & Tammy Holm)

It's a New Century   (Jess Stuart, Lois Stuart, Bill Muir, Vicky Muir)

Kim's Holm    (Kim Holm, Tammy Holm, John Strange, Caroline Hughes)

Lady and the Tramps   (Anne Taylor, Ala Hamilton-Day, Cindy Rowland, Barb Rhoades) 9:30 am 12 board matches preferred

Moroccan Express   (Tom Foerster, Lisa Mita, Mooch, Ala)

Mshugenah   (RDavid Walker, Dara Dinner, Jay Apfelbaum, April Apfelbaum)

Redouble Trouble   (Rex Saffer, Sandy T, Myra Rosenberg, Robin Siegel, Judy Robbins)   NEW

Rhoades Scholars   (Barb Rhoades, Harold Jordan, Soley Kristjansdottir, Greg Burch, Roy Perry (5 members for flexibility))

Strange Club   (John Strange, Caroline Hughes, Tom Hughes, Bill Herdle, Teresa Spicer )

TaNKK   (Nancy Ferguson, Karin Schwenk., Tom Tully, Karen Pollak

That's Not Minorwood   (Kurt Engleman, Anne Taylor, Monte Taylor, David Venetianer)

The Heat   (Terry Patton, Barry Nowling, Marty, Marvin Feinstein, Gordon D)

 

LOOKING FOR PAIRS/TEAMS:  Spencer Kiernan  (email:  skiernan@atlanticutility.com)

 

For additions and corrections please contact Bill Herdle or Mark Henderson.

Online Player Roster (e-mail, BBO ID)
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Here is a list of players involved in the Unit 190 BBO initiative.  Click "see more" to see the list. ..........

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Instructions for online play

To access Bridgebase Online (BBO), go to https://www.bridgebase.com. You will need to create a logon ID (free), a password of your choice.  Remember your screen name/logon ID, because you or your team leader will need it to set up matches.

Here is an instructional video on how to play a hand on BBO. (The play is weak, but it explains the basic mechanics.)
Here is a video demonstrating play against robots.

BBO only allows a player to set up "Competitive" matches like our team games after they have been on BBO for a while.  A new BBO player who tries to set up a match will get an error message saying that "very new" players are not allowed to do so.  (I have not found out how they define "very new" - Bill H)  Be sure someone on one of your teams has been on BBO for a while so they can set up the match.  Anyone, even new players, can set up a "Casual" table with four players.

Note that the Alert feature on BBO differs from face-to-face methods.  BBO bids are self-alerting.  When you are about to make a bid that should be alerted, you enter a description of your bid on a line in the bidding box before you click the actual bid.  That description is visible to your opponents but not to your partner.  You can also request an explanation of an opponent's bid or add an explanation to your own bid by clicking the bid in the auction display.

Some BBO hints:   [These hints work in Windows browsers.  Others may differ slightly.]

  1. If you need to leave a competitive game, perhaps because it's been set up wrong, click the three-bar icon at the top of your screen and select Call the Director.  You won't actually call the director; you'll be given an option to leave the table and the enter a phrase of explanation.  If more than one person leaves a team match this way, BBO may close the match saying there are too few to continue.  (That can be a good thing if the match was begun incorrectly.)  To leave a casual game you can just click on your seat at the table; you'll be asked if you want to leave the seat.
     
  2. The same three-bar icon allows you to request an Undo during bidding or play.  Opponents will be given an option to accept.  In our friendly community undos should always be accepted if they are to correct accidental mis-clicks (but not I-wish-I-had clicks).
     
  3. To look at hands from a completed game (including bidding and play at the other table in a team match), click the History tab at the right of your screen and click on the match or series of hands you want to view.  Click the blue Results button in the upper right to see a complete list of boards with active links to see the bidding and play at each table.
     
  4. When a prior hand is being displayed you can see the card-by-card sequence of play, one trick at a time, using the Next Trick button below the hand display.
     
  5. Also when displaying a completed hand you can click the blue 3-bar icon near the hand display and choose Show Double Dummy to see what leads the computer thinks are optimal.  A red number next to a card means leading or playing that card is on a path to set the contract by the indicated number of tricks.  A green number means that lead or play is on a path to yield the indicated number of overtricks.  An equal sign indicates that card is on an optimized path to make the contract exactly.
Instructions for setting up a team match

Directions for a Team Leader setting up a BBO match

Warning: BBO only allows a player to set up "Competitive" matches like our team games after they have been on BBO for a while.  A new BBO player who tries to set up a match will get an error message at step 11 below saying that "very new" players are not allowed to do so.  (I have not found out how they define "very new" - Bill H)  Be sure someone on one of your teams has been on BBO for a while so they can set up the match.  Anyone, even new players, can set up a "Casual" table with four players.

(These directions are for a PC but the sequence for a tablet or phone is similar.)

1. Be sure you have the BBO logon names for all players, both your team and you opponents.
2. Log into https://www.bridgebase.com
3. Under "Play Or Watch Bridge" click "Competitive"
4. Under "Other Community Games" click "Team Matches"
5. At the bottom left click "Create Team Match"
6. In the Create Team Match box select "Identification" if it's not already selected. Enter a title and/or description and/or the team names.  All of these fields are optional, but it's suggested that you enter "Unit 190 game" as the description.
8. In the same "Create Team Match" box select Options. Choose a scoring method (probably IMPs), a number of boards (a range of 3-32 is allowed).  Select "Use random deals."  Probably leave all of the four Options boxes checked; in particular it's good to Allow Undos in cases of a mechanical error, for example.
9. In the same "Create Team Match" box select Reserve Seats.  Here's where you enter the BBO IDs of your teammates and opponents.  Put your four teammates in the upper box (N/S/E/W) and your opponents in the lower box.  Bridgebase will sort out where they sit at the table.
10. IMPORTANT: At this point all of your players must be on line and logged into bridgebase.com.  You can pause here to wait if necessary.
11. To start the match, click the blue "Create Team Match" button at the bottom of the screen.
12. Have fun!

A MORE DETAILED SET OF INSTRUCTIONS IS AVAILABLE HERE.  Thanks, Mark Henderson!

Monday

MONDAYS

For April 6

Rhoades Scholars (Barb, Harold, Soley, Roy and Greg) vs. Mshugenah (R David, Dara and The Apfelbaum's) 7PM

 

For April 13:

Bolotin’s Bored (Mark B, Lynn C, Andy R, Wayne R, Phil G alt)   vs   Feel The Bern (Bern, Debbie, Melody, Mark)  12:30 PM

 

Tuesday

TUESDAYS

APRIL 7

Lady and the Tramps   (Barb R, Cindy R, Anne T, Ala H)   Vs.   Gay Blades   (Bern, Mark H, Kurt E, David V)   9:30 AM

 

Feel the Bern   (Bern, David V, Mark & Melody H)   Vs.   TaNKK  (Nancy F, Jill I, Karen P, Tom T)  12:30 PM

Ala's Biddies   (Ala H, Roy P, Barb R & Mooch)   Vs   Clubless   (John D, Mitch S, Peter K, Elaine C)   12:30 PM

Redouble Trouble   (Rex S, Cheryl R, Sandy T, Art Seidner)   Vs.   Bolotin's Bored   (Mark B, Lynn C, Andy R, Wayne R, Phil G alt)  12:30 PM

 

Club Game   (18 boards, 7 min/bd)   Bridge Studio Virtual   7:00 PM

 

APRIL 14

10:00 AM   Feel The Bern  (Bern R, Deb S, Mark & Melody H)   Vs.   Double Trouble   (Rex S, Cheryl R, Gail R, Dave L)

 

 

 

Wednesday

WEDNESDAYS

 

APRIL 8

Speedball   (12 boards, 5 min/bd)   Bridge Studio Virtual   10 AM

  

Feel the Bern   (Bern Rehberg, RDavid W sub for Deb S, Mark & Melody H)   vs.  Strange Club (Bill H, Teresa, John, Caroline) 12:30

Ala's Biddies   (Ala H, Roy P, Barb R, Mooch)   Vs.   Four Boreds Around   (Paul A, Rick R, Andy S, Jeff R)   12:30 PM

TaNKK   (Nancy F, Karin S, Tom T, Karen P)   Vs.   That's Not Minorwood   (Kurt E, Anne T, Monte T, David V)   12:30 PM

 

Bridge Over Troubled Water   (Sally H, Stu N, Sugi H, Denise U, Phyllis L)   Vs   Golden Girls   (Pamela F, Carole E, Ann B, Carol R)   1:30 PM

 

APRIL 15

10 AM   Feel the Bern   (Bern R, Deb S, Mark & Melody H)   Vs.   Double Trouble   (Rex S, Cheryl R, Gail R, Dave L)

 

 

 

 

Thursday

THURSDAYS


APRIL 9

Home with the Holms  (Trina W, Patricia W, Kim & Tammy H)   Vs.   Feel the Bern  (Bern R, Deb S, Mark & Melody H)   12 boards   10 AM

 

Club Game   (18 boards, 7 min/bd)   Bridge Studio Virtual   12:30 PM

Friday

FRIDAYS

 

APRIL 10

0-750 MPs ONLY   (18 boards, 7 min/bd)   Bridge Studio Virtual   9 AM

 

The Heat  (Terry P, Barry N, Marty, Marvin F, Gordon D)   Vs.   Feel the Bern  (Bern R, Deb S, Mark & Melody H)   12:30 PM

Bolotin's Bored   (Mark B, Lynn C, Andy R, Wayne R, Phil G alt)   Vs.   That's Not Minorwood   (Kurt E, Anne T, Monte T, David V)   12:30 PM

Saturday

SATURDAYS

 

APRIL 11

Feel the Bern   (Bern R, Deb S, Mark & Melody H)   Vs.   Bridge Over Troubled Water   (Sally H, Stu, Phyllis, Denise)   12:30 PM

Sunday

SUNDAYS

 

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