TRIPLE SILVER POINTS MAY 25-31
   
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Unit232 e-mail : 232bridge@gmail.com

Unit 232 encompasses northern Alabama and includes bridge club locations in: Huntsville, Florence and Scottsboro.

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The following Information was sent via e-mail to many of our members.

 SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT: ALL HUNTSVILLE ONLINE CLUB GAMES PAY TRIPLE SILVER POINTS MAY 25-31.

BBO Handles for the Huntsville Club members: Comma(delimited) .csv file, .pdf file or Excel  .xls file .  If you have not sent susanbridges314@gmail.com  your BridgeBase User Name, please do so.

The following schedule is our planned schedule going forward. 

DAY

TIME

GAME TYPE

Number of Boards

Minutes Per Board

DIRECTOR

Monday

10:00 AM

Open

21

6

Lynn

Monday

7:00 PM

0-299 Masterpoints

18*

7

Phil

Tuesday

1:00 PM

0-1000 Masterpoints

21

6

Bud

Wednesday

1:00 PM

Open

21

6

Lynn

Thursday

1:00PM

0-1000 Masterpoints

21

6

Bud

Friday

10:00 AM

Open

21

6

Bud

Saturday

1:00 PM

Open

21

6

Bud

*The number of boards or minutes per hand could change

WHERE: www.bridgebase.com COST: $6, just like at the club

Here are a few reminders.

REGISTERING. When you register, please know your partner’s User Name. Go to bridgebase.com, login, and click on “Virtual Clubs” in the FEATURED AREAS. Then click on ACBL - North America and scroll down until you find our game. The game will appear on the BridgeBase website two hours prior to game start time. You will not see it prior to two hours before game start time. Be sure that the game says Huntsville Ala (or very similar) in the title. There is a game with HSV in its title that is not our game. Your partner should be online to accept the invitation. Be sure you have enough BB$ (BridgeBase dollars) to cover the entry.

Please remember to Self-Alert. This can be difficult to get accustomed to because you cannot alert your own bids at the table. You Self Alert by typing the explanation into the ALERT line when you bid.

If you forgot to type it in with your bid, you can click on your bid and a window will pop up and you can enter the explanation. If your opponents want an explanation, whether the bid is alertable or not, they will click on the bid and a window will pop up for you to type in your explanation.

 

IF YOU RUN OUT OF TIME IN A ROUND. There is a Clock on the screen while you are playing. It shows the number of minutes until the round is over. If time runs out in a round before you finish playing the hands, the software stops play, the screen goes blank momentarily, and you are taken to the next round. You will not be able to complete the board(s) for that previous round. The software and the Director will try to assigned a fair score to both N/S and E/W. Be aware of the clock and do what you can to finish each round before it expires. That may include making claims when you can to shorten a hand playing time if your claim is obvious.

SOFTWARE VERSION WARNING. When you go to Bridgebase.com, be sure to click on the red box in the middle of the screen which reads “Play Bridge now”. That takes you to the login website. The login screen web address in your browser should be https://www.bridgebase.com/v3/ The /3/ means you are on version 3 of the software. If it does not have /3/ on the end, you are in the wrong place. There is an older version of the software which will not work with the online club games software. If you do not see the /3/, the close your browser, open a new browser, and enter the address bridgebase.com and press enter. Then, as mentioned above, click on the red box in the middle of the screen which says “Play bridge now”. You may have an old shortcut that takes you to bridgebase.com. If you are ending up with the incorrect software version, then do not use your old shortcut to get to the club game. Just enter bridgebase.com into your browser and you will be OK.

LOST INTERNET CONNECTIVITY. You might lose internet connectivity during the game. This is not common, but it can happen. How would you know? Your computer will warn you of lost internet connectivity with BridgeBase. To fix the situation, close the internet window, open a browser window, and go to bridgebase.com. When your log in is complete, the software will automatically take you to our game. If you have ANY questions, concerns, suggestions, or warnings, please contact me by email. I am a firm believer in continuing to improve everything we do. I sincerely welcome your comments, ideas, and, yes, even complaints (I prefer complaints that are accompanied by constructive recommendations, but I will accept complaints by themselves, if necessary).

Charles Durrin Unit 232 President
cdurrin@knology.net
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Links to Previous Tournament Results of Interest

Sweet Valentine Tourney Sectional Feb 13-15, 2020, Results
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Like weddings and church, it's best to arrive 15 minutes early!

Mondays 1 p.m., Huntsville Bridge Center, 2-4+ tables, short Q&A; bid, play, and discuss 12-16 boards, donations, no masterpoints available, hosted by Bud Hullings, 256-426-0779.

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NEW JUNIOR MASTERS Patricia Bragg
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