How to Register for Swiss Teams
Please agree a time for all four players to login to BBO between 3.30 and 5.30pm.
- Players 1, 2 (Pair A) & 4(1/2 of Pair B) login to BBO as normal.
- Pair A registers as usual to tournament: OAKFIELD SWISS TEAMS
- After Pair A has registered, Player 3 (Captain) follow instructions in captain’s information below:
Every team member MUST BE ONLINE at gametime.
THE SYSTEM CANNOT HOLD FOR PLAYERS, so if you are offline at the start you may not play, or worse, your teammates may be re-paired with another pair who are online!!
Player 3 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 or TABLET as neither can use FLASH). 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 COMPETITIVE-ALL TOURNAMENTS-SEARCH: Oak-LOCATE OAKFIELD SWISS TEAMS.
NOW invite Player 4 as you would to register for a 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. They will see only the usual list of 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 10 minutes to gametime (ie 6.20pm). 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 or phone 07944744899 Nicole (TD) and we will arrange an alternative solution.
Registration will open at 3.30pm on Tuesday 20th September 2020. So that we can start on time, it will close at 6.00pm. 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.