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TBC HAS MOVED ONLINE AT BBO


Click here to play:  


DIRECTIONS TO PLAY:


The games are held at BBO (Bridge Base Online). CLICK THE BUTTON ABOVE TO PLAY or go to https://www.bridgebase.com


You must have the updated version of  BBO to play in our game which is located at ACBL Virtual Clubs in BBO.
Follow these directions to find the game, register, invite your partner and begin:

⮚ Log into BBO
⮚ Look for the blue “Play or Watch Bridge” tab on the upper left of your screen
⮚ Select “Competitive”
⮚ Look for the green “Tournaments” tab on the upper left of your screen
⮚ Select “ACBL Virtual Clubs”
⮚ Look for “VACB252858” Pairs Triangle Bridge (the game will not be visible until 2 hours before the game)
⮚ Select “Entry Fee”
⮚ Invite a partner: type in their BBO name (you can choose to pay for their entry if you wish)
⮚ You will receive a message that you are registered.
⮚ Make sure you are back online at least 5 minutes before game time … BBO will kick you off after several     minutes of inactivity.
⮚ Please register early for games whenever possible as BBO traffic is overwhelming at times. If you are new to BBO or need help to navigate the site, I will gladly walk you through: Chris’s cell (504)495-7485.

Tips for new BBO players:
⮚ Both you and your partner must be online to register. You will need your partner’s BBO user name.
⮚ You have the option to pay for your partner’s entry fee if so desired
⮚ You will need to have purchased BB$ for your game prior to registration. Click on the blue BB$ tab on the top right to purchase via Paypal or credit card.
⮚ Alerts: BBO requires you alert your own bids by clicking on the Alert tab and typing in your explanation .. transfer, 15-17, NMF .. both announcements and alerts.
⮚ You may ask what a bid means by clicking on the bid. If you see a box pop up EXPLAIN: _________ you should answer ASAP.
⮚ You may not chat with your partner while you have cards in your hand.
⮚ Claim as often as possible as your rounds are timed. The claim button is in the lower left hand side of your screen and it will prompt you through the process.You will see time remaining on the left hand side of the screen.


General information
⮚ Both you and your partner should be online 5 minutes before game time. The BBO system will remove you unless you verify you are still online.
⮚ When the game starts you will be seated automatically. If your partner is NOT online when the game starts, you will be unable to play.
⮚ After the game begins, you will be re-seated automatically if your internet connection fails.
⮚ Players are expected to post a convention card and this should be done in advance.
⮚ I’m sure no matter what I put in this document will not cover everything, so call me for assistance:

Chris Moll 504-495-7485

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