Hi all – hope everyone is keeping well, sane and busy! Many of us are indeed busier than ever in our new on-line world! This is just a follow-up from the earlier thread posted by Julia a few weeks ago.
Until the start of lock-down, who had heard of Zoom?? Now it seems that we’re all Zooming here, there and everywhere, and inspecting each other’s houses in the backdrop! But I digress..
Julia has considerable experience of BBO, and had the great idea of linking Zoom and BBO together to deliver the remaining classes of the spring term, which came to an abrupt end on March 16th. So after a bit of thought, the process is now as follows:
Congratulations to Pat Walkingshaw and Rose Simpson who have won the April competition for the most DIDO points won in the Bridge Club Live daily Drop-In-Drop-Out competition. They came first with 198 points. The full table of results can be seen on our normal website front page, right hand column.
So far 38 out of 85 registered members have played at least once in this competition. If we can increase the numbers we will award prizes every week rather than once a month. Pat and Rose will be given a free-game voucher when the club eventually re-opens.
Having played a few sessions on BBO I’m slowly getting the hang of it. However, I would appreciate clarification on the correct procedures for alerting. I have found that more experienced players tend to Alert their own bids with an explanation e.g. a 2H transfer to spades would be accompanied by “Spades”. Is this accepted as best practice?
When a player clicks on a bid to request an explanation, is it given by the bidder or his partner? At the end of the auction there is no equivalent of leading a card face down. After the lead explanations are usually requested by Chat. If so, who should supply the explanation?
I can’t be alone in finding this confusing, so if anyone can clarify the situation I’m sure many of us would benefit.
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Really enjoying those and good to see them archived. Thanks.
Myself and 3 others are regularly playing social bridge at BCL online and in these unusual time it is very enjoyable. Thanks for encouraging us all to join. The site is obviously geared to the EBU with recognition of master points etc and we wondered if the SBU could be approached to apply for similar recognition as there are a good number of New Melville members registered.
I’ve just posted my third Daily Bridge Tip on the Community Website.
I’d appreciate any feedback please.
Are they useful, worth reading etc?
Say what you think- I won’t be offended if you think they are of little value!
Common Bridge Abbreviations on BCL
BLP / O Bad luck partner / ops
GTP / O Good try partner / ops
Gd Sac Good sacrifice
GLP Good luck partner
HLP/O Hard luck partner / ops
NPP / O No problem partner /ops
SP/O Sorry partner/ops
trying to get into dido but it wants a ssd number help please
Having tried online bridge for the first time about a couple of weeks ago I am still having difficulties adjusting to it. Fortunately there are a significant number of advantages to compensate for some really irritating disadvantages.