How to Register for Swiss Teams

 Please agree a time for all four players to login to BBO between 9.00-10.30am.

  1. Players 1, 2 (Pair A) & 4(1/2of Pair B) login to BBO as normal.
  2. Pair A registers as usual to tournament: Northern Ireland SWISS TEAMS
  3. After Pair A has registered,  Player 3 (Captain) follow instructions in captain’s information below:

Check your team is listed as entered for our first online Swiss Teams.

Here are the joining instructions for the game itself.

To register on the day: Please agree a time for all four players to login to BBO between 9.00-10.30am.

  1. Players 1, 2 (Pair A) & 4(1/2of Pair B) login to BBO as normal.
  2. Pair A registers as usual to the tournament tiled: Northern Ireland SWISS TEAMS

3. After Pair A has registered,  Player 3 (Captain)log in using this link only:

https://www.bridgebase.com/client/client.php (This link will request you to allow Adobe FLASH – DO NOT USE an IPAD*) . Once logged into BBO via this link the look and feel is a little different but you should be able to find your way to the same place you normally use to register. Go ahead and register with Player 4 as you would for an Pairs tournament. When this is done, you should see an option to SELECT TEAMMATES. Click on it, locate your teammates partnership and click INVITE. When your teammates accept you are done(the player who invited from pair 1 should get the invite to accept).

Close the window and click the event title and you should see your four players as a team.

NB: Only players using the above link version of the software will see the team as a foursome (players using the regular version of BBO to login will NOT see only registered pairs).

When you think you have successfully registered online as a team, you can all log-off. Thereafter please login again as usual (no more need to use special captain’s link) by 15 minutes to gametime (ie 10.45am). NB: If we are all online early we will start early.

I will do my best to update spreadsheet with entered teams as well.

Good luck and play well.

*If no-one in your team uses a laptop/pc can you please email Nicole (TD) and we will arrange an alternative solution.

Registration will open at 8am on Sunday 13th September 2020. So that we can start on time, it will close at 10.30am. At that time teams not joined will cause the tournament start to be delayed and may be deemed too late to play.

A couple of extra points to note.

BBO Swiss Teams was created using an older version of BBO software which has not yet been migrated to the latest version most players use. To that end only players using the above link will see the board imps following a match. Everyone else will see the results in VPS, but only at the end of the evening. For this reason, we update the match results every couple of rounds best we can and time permitting. We will post that link in the tournament chat during the game.