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Could someone tell me how to access voice commentary on Vugraph? I tried every table last night but could not find voice commentary.

In addition, how do you “undo” when you play? I could not find it in the new GUI menu. “BBO help” does not help either.
Sept. 20
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The “new” BBO seems to lack of a lot of features the old one had. For team match when I create a new match in old one and someone did not accept in time. I could simply resend invitation by click the same button. With “new” one it lost all the information and I have to re-type in EVERYTHING. In addition when I search a team match by typing the name, it filtered the results and showed the list I wanted, but within a couple seconds it reverted back to the long list of matches without my filter.
Sept. 16
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Would a weak only 2 more likely to be allowed by ACBL?
Sept. 13
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But holding is not good after opponent's overcall. suit is too weak. Partner is a passed hand.
Sept. 12
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That would be invitational and partner could raise to game. Here I just have minimum for my opening.
Sept. 12
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I think the 4 teams who didn't want our defenses were mostly foreign players. They were a little surprised when we gave them the suggested defense paper.
Sept. 11
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Because the law “protect” them so nobody could use this opening against them.
Sept. 11
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I have an interesting experience using multi. Early this year in Memphis NABC, we played an AXY Swiss. We used multi. We were required to provide a written defense. Three of the team we played against took the printed defense. Four other teams told us they don't need it. The results were we won against 3 teams that took written defense and lost the other 4 matches.
Sept. 10
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I blame pros and ACBL teachers for it. If you all teach your clients and students to play it, there will be enough players.
Sept. 10
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I use 2 to show hands with 5-5 two suits and one suit is . 2 is 5 + 5m, 2NT is 5-5 in minors. So I could open any 55 two suits.
Sept. 10
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In my system 1 with short guarantee 44 in majors.
Sept. 10
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I use 2 as multi - weak two in a major.
Sept. 10
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This really happened. Yesterday there was one team in bracket 4 that lost all its matches but still advanced.
Aug. 30
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This makes it possible for a team to lose all their matches but still win gold points. We shall see in a couple days.
Aug. 27
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Does anyone see the following regional flyer? This is going to set a record in Masterpoint payout.
https://nebridge.org/media/ups/2019_Calendar/Knock-In_KO_Flyer_to_Link.pdf
Aug. 26
Ping Hu edited this comment Aug. 27
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Kevin,

See my response above and the video about how to run Swiss team with Bridgemate.
Aug. 19
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Try to score the game with handicap and see if you have a winner.
Aug. 19
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This discussion here propmted me to think some other ways to run Dup-Swiss. So far most Dup-Swiss I know is run with barameter style. All tables in round one play the same set of boards. Then round two play the next set. This will need a lot of boards (my estimate is 3x of boards for single session Swiss if boards are shared among three tables).

OP presented a special case from 9 team bracketed Swiss where the same board could be used in two rounds. The special case here is they are all 3 way matches. However if the board could be used twice in 3 way, there is no rules prevent it to be used more than once in head to head matches. So I came up with the following proposal.

Let's take a simple case of one session Swiss with 18 teams, tables A/B 1-9. I'm going to divide tables into 3 zones: 1-3, 4-6 and 7-9. At round 1, Board 1-6 will be put in zone 1, 7-12 in zone 2 and 13-18 in zone 3. So 3 set of boards are used concurrently.

At round two the boards do not change. Teams get assigned to different zone/table by their pairing. For example, if a team fron zone 1(round 1) is paired against a team from zone 2, they would be assigned to a table in zone 3. If both teams were from same zone, they could be assigned to any other zones.

At round three, replace all boards with 17-36 and repeat the above process for round four.

In this way it may need only 2 set of duplicated boards to run a 18 team Swiss. Comparing shuffle and play that needs 6x9 = 54 boards, this is just 18 boards more.

In practice you may need an extra set because sometimes the pairing may force the teams in each zone to be a little different for round two. I hope some club TD could give it a try.
Aug. 17
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You don't need to reset bridgemate one by one. There are two copies of data in Bridgemate. One is stored in your computer. The other is in Bridgemate Server (the box connected to your computer USB port). At the end of game if you just turn off Bridgemate server. The data in it would be gone. The table units are slave and will recync with the Bridgemate server when it is on next time.
Aug. 17
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The short answer to your first question is ACBLscore is a very old program (initially DOS based) and its developer has retired from ACBL a couple years ago. ACBL has decided not to make any changes in ACBLscore a few years back.

However I have a solution if you want to run Swiss team game using ACBLscore and Bridgemates. See my post

https://bridgewinners.com/forums/read/clubs-and-teachers/running-swiss-team-with-bridgemate/

I'm not familiar with HomeStyle but it seems this type of game was designed for pair game (although it is scored like a team). I suspect that is why some functions do not work as you expected.
Aug. 16
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