In the unlikely event of a tie in the final VP score, the winner will be the team with the highest net IMPS gain in the match (or matches) between the tied teams.
If your team has more than four players, your Team Captain must let the Director know by email or Whatsapp who will be playing with whom at least 15 minutes prior to the start of each match.
Unlike with BBO Pairs tournaments, no registration is required - simply proceed as follows:
Check the scheduled start time for your match
Log in to BBO (or click here) a few minutes before the match is scheduled to begin
Wait to be invited to the match
Accept the invitation within 30 seconds (or the invitation will be cancelled).
Your Tournament Director will be Steve Bunker (logged in as capefest01 and capefest02).
The results and hand records will be available on this web site as each round completes.
Rules, tips and common courtesy
This event is governed by the Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2017 and the various SABF Regulations and Codes, all of which can be found here. If you find all that a little heavy-going, just remain calm and courteous at all times and adhere to these basic rules:
Log in and be seated at least 10 minutes before the start of play.
Greet opponents and pre-announce your basic system and carding at the start of each round.
Play to time. You have 7 minutes a board. Call the Director to reserve your rights if necessary.
Claim or concede whenever you can to save time (and preserve the little grey cells).
Request (and allow) an UNDO for a mis-click during the bidding, but not during the play and never for a change of mind or a mistake in a conventional sequence. If in doubt, call the Director.
Do not make your own rulings at the table - if you need assistance, call the Director.
Do not refer to system notes during the bidding or the play of a hand.
Alert and explain your own artificial/conventional bids. How?
Step 1 - type explanation in box using plain English (e.g. 4-cd fit, 8-10 pts);
Step 2 - click your bid.
Ask for an explanation or clarification by clicking on an opponent's bid and await an answer. Do not ask or answer via table chat. Call the Director if you need assistance.
Log off and on again as quickly as possible if you experience computer or system issues.
If you think a player is experiencing connectivity/computer problems, wait a short while (but not too long) before summoning the Director.
Unplayed boards will be awarded AVG+/AVG- in favour of the non-offending side.
Substitutes (not exceeding six players per team) will be allowed in cases of emergency and/or prolonged connectivity or system issues, but Robots will not be permitted.
No person may be a substitute player for more than one team.
In view of loadshedding, the onus is on each of you to ensure you have adequate backup power and Internet access. (NB. Do not rely on a bicycle - you may need that to reach dummy! 🤣)
Play well and above all - enjoy!
RESULTS & HAND RECORDS
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Click to view the Results which will be updated at the end of each round.
Click on a round number to see the relevant hand records after the round is complete: