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All comments by Brenda Egeland
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Unlike f2f play, online play controls when a players sees something. There's no need to block me from bidding for 3 seconds (or whatever…); just build in a (random?) delay in the amount of time BBO takes to broadcast what I bid/played to the other players. You could even enforce a 10 second rule for skip bids.
June 26
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Amen!
June 20
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And BBO has an exclusive arrangement with ACBL to provide online games that can earn masterpoints. It will be an uphill climb for other bridge playing software to succeed in the US.
June 20
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The feeling of online bridge is certainly different, especially if you play in a game without voice chat. I find the voice-less games on BBO to be very solitary, even when chatting with text. Playing with an attached Discord channel changes the feel entirely.
June 15
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Some videos here if you want to see more: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi9FOOgKqyQNue9Esbta71w
June 11
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Yes, David, Egeland points (nah, probably RSVP points) are a one of many possibilities if the ACBL isn't interested in working with me.
June 11
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Yes, Yehudit. It is only open to clubs, plus we do not have robots, so individual play is not an option right now.
June 11
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I am so glad to see this … I've often thought a Twitch channel would be great for bridge, but I don't have the bridge skills to run one.

My site, www.rsvpbridge.com, now has online play with an integrated Discord bot that provides per-table voice chat during the game. Feedback from players has been overwhelmingly positive. Plus we now have another 150 bridge players on Discord! Unfortunately, the ACBL won't permit me to run sanctioned games online as their agreement with BBO prohibits anyone else from doing so.
June 11
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Can you expand on how you got BBO data in ACBLScore? I have some USEBIO files I would like to import into ACBLScore, but haven't found a way to do so. Thank you.
May 22
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I'm looking into Discord, a web platform used by gamers to share screens, chat, etc., to see if I can set up bridge. I think going through a platform the younger set is already familiar with could be beneficial.
March 19
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Thank you, Fred. You've made the world a better place.
July 15, 2019
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My ‘other’ is rude or grouchy players who are intolerant of newbies. We need to celebrate those who come give our game a try, not make them feel like inept fools.
July 12, 2019
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fyi if you get stuck by the WSJ paywall, you'll find many public library websites offer online searchable access to WSJ articles, including current day articles.
May 2, 2019
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I like that idea for the process: make a reservation, then charge the card on file when you actually show up. Thanks! I'll put that on the whiteboard for RSVP Bridge.
April 17, 2019
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Ray asked about the proportion of bridge players that would be adept at signing up online. RSVP Bridge has been in use for 2 1/2 years now, and I'm happy to say that almost all of our seniors readily adapted to signing up online, and some have even purchased their first tablets (cheap kindle fires) just so they can sign up online and keep score at the table. RSVP Bridge places high priority on ease of use for both players and managers.
April 16, 2019
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Online payments have a number of extra considerations, such as processing fees (typically 2-3%) and handling refunds for those who don't show, signed up for the wrong game, etc. RSVP Bridge currently has reservations (hence the name RSVP) and a check-in system, so you can keep track of who has arrived and/or paid, but actually taking payments is still on the drawing board. I wonder how many clubs already take credit cards on site, or would be willing to deal with the fees/refunds?
April 16, 2019
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Soon, very soon, RSVP Bridge will have its formal launch. In the meantime, I'd be happy to arrange demos.

RSVP provides:
- scheduling games
- taking reservations
- up-to-date player masterpoint holdings for stratification
- table-side scoring during the game
- viewing results
- publishing results to live4clubs

Taking payments is a planned feature.

In addition, RSVP is entirely web-based, so there is no software to install, no servers to set up. It works on phones, tablets and desktops.

See https://www.rsvpbridge.com .
April 11, 2019
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