Judy’s Game Saturday, December 10, at EBC
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  • Judy’s Game is this Saturday, December 10, at EBC.

    Breakfast is at 9:00. Game is at 10:00.

    Sharing at the conclusion of the game.

    There are no table fees for this. We will be collecting donations for the Pete Moore Hospice House and we will present those to Bill.

    Please contact us if there are any questions.


    Published On: December 5th, 20220 Comments
  • D20 Royal STaC games December 6 and December 8. $12 game fee.

    Points: 25% gold, 25% red, 25% silver and 25% black.

    Scores will be posted in our calendar.

    Published On: December 2nd, 20220 Comments
  • Laurie Rowe says farewell to her post as D20 representative to the ACBL board,  and Jackie Zayak introduces herself as the new ACBL board member for Region 12, which includes D20 and D21.

    Don will stay busy for two more years with his re-election as D20 president , and he reports on  ACBL’s handling of a high-level cheating case.

    Published On: November 26th, 20220 Comments
  • Join us on November 19!

    Published On: November 14th, 20220 Comments

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Instructions for Filling Out ACBL’s New Convention Card

Swiss Teams Strategy and Scoring

Here’s ACBL’s Online Event Schedule
Here’s District 20’s 2022 Tournament Schedule

Upgraded and/or Silver masterpoint opportunities every month. Details will be on our calendar.

Tip to speed up online play

Be sure to set up your Bridge Base account to autoplay singletons. One less thing for you to click during the play. To change the setting, log into your Bridge Base account, select the Account Tab, then click Settings. In the Playing section, turn on Autoplay Singletons.

Most people also like to turn on the Confirm Bids setting to avoid bidding mis-clicks, which cannot be undone.

Complete Bridge Base Online Training Materials
BBO Award Symbols — What Do They Mean?
BBO Hand Records
Features of the Common Game Scores Page

Note about alerting in virtual games

We have noticed people sometimes forget to alert their own bids. It’s probably the major difference from in-person bridge and takes some getting used to. To alert a bid, you must first click on the red “Alert” button before you make your bid. You should also enter the explanation before you bid.

The rules for alerting in virtual games differ significantly from the rules in face-to-face games. A good general rule to follow is to alert any unnatural bid (Stayman is perhaps the one exception). One common situation players are missing is when overcalling 1NT. Because of all the conventions used to overcall a 1NT, it seems reasonable to always alert your bid even if it is natural. In addition, all asking bids like Blackwood and Gerber and their responses are to be alerted in virtual games. Also, all cue bids (think Michaels) should be alerted. In a case where 2C over 1C or 2D over 1D are natural, they should be alerted as natural.

Some players have had trouble clearing the alert window so they can see the cards. First, if the window is asking for an explanation, the player who made the bid needs to respond so the window will go away. Second, if it is a normal alert window you should be able to click in the white space to clear it.

Updated ACBL Alert Procedures

Mask Optional, Vaccine Required to Play at the Club