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I'm using Firefox on a Mac. When I log in to BBO, I see a screen with tabs on the far right that say Messages (in yellow when I log in), People, History, Account, Director.
If I click on History, it says I haven't played (which is correct), but I think if you click on it, it should have your recent game.
Note that I didn't get to this from the HELP tab at the top, maybe that was what got you do something that didn't work.
April 8
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If you have Crossover on Mac or Linux, the BBO app runs fine using that.
April 6
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I do usually put my name on USBF Official statements, as do others who make announcements with that user. I didn't put my name on the one I posted earlier today because the entire Board had decided what the wording should be.
April 4
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There's something of a chicken and egg problem here - we need to know how many teams are playing to figure out dates. And of course people want to know dates to figure out if they're going to play. It's hard to solve that sort of problem.
April 3
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Oops, are we only at the 3rd quarter? Sorry!!! Fixed in post :-)
April 1
Jan Martel edited this comment April 2
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I've always thought that rearranging the opponents' cards to show why your line wasn't a good one was one of the best features of Bridge Master - of course, I'm a dinosaur and have only played it from the CDs you used to be able to buy, but I don't see why that would be any different for online play. It makes you learn to think about what could go wrong on a hand, which is one of the most important skills for declarer play.
April 1
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Tomorrow, Wednesday, April 1st, we'll have the Moss team (Sylvia Moss-Roger Lee & Ish DelMonte-Eldad Ginossar against Israel Open 2 (sorry, I don't have the player names yet) at 1:30 pm Eastern time. It should be on the Vugraph schedule by tomorrow, but might not be, which is why I'm posting this here. Future Expert Practice matches will be on the Vugraph schedule.
March 31
Jan Martel edited this comment April 1
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@Bud - I don't think you can do that. If you want to compare after 12 boards, you could get someone who isn't playing to kibitz and take screen shots of the “history” scoreboard from each table after the first 12 & email those to all the players, or probably easier, set up a 12 board match, look at the hands in “my hands” after you finish that, and then set up a second 12 board match and play that.
March 31
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I'm afraid BBO has many more pressing things to deal with! I'm grateful that they set this up.
March 31
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Thanks for the responses. I'll try to set up some “Vugraphs” from expert team matches this week and then ask for feedback in a week or so.
March 31
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Thanks, Jim, but really all of the credit should go to Tom for setting up these tournaments and to BBO for creating the “hook” to have a team match show in the Vugraph theatre, and particularly to BBO's Diana Eva and Aurora for figuring out the implementation.
March 30
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I think you can also put +private+ in the description of the match and random people can't sit even though the table is visible.
March 29
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@Phil - These “Vugraph” matches are different from the normal ones we have from live play. The Vugraph table is just a pointer to a team match, and what is shown is the online table, which is set up in the same way as any other team match on BBO. We did ask the host to include the score difference after the name of the team that was leading because there's no way to have the running score in a team match include a carry forward of the score from previous segments. But other than that, the host sets the match up just as s/he would any other match.
March 29
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@Danny - great thought. I can't do it (I'm just setting up the link to make the team match show on Vugraph), but the person who's setting up the match could do that. I'll ask them to today and see how that works.

@Michael - perhaps, but if you want a half time score that the players know before they start board 17, and if they're taking a longish break, that won't work well. And I'm also not sure how it would work when one table is faster than the other.
March 29
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Unfortunately, it isn't possible to have a carry forward score in a BBO team match - these vugraphs are really just links to the team match, so they are limited to what can be done in a team match.

For today's matches, I entered the carry forward scores in the Vugraph set up file, so they showed in the list of matches in the Vugraph theatre (at the top where it describes the match as Team A vs Team B, there's a number in parentheses after each team name that is the carry forward). But there is no way to have those scores included in the running score shown at the table - you have to add the running score to the carry forwards from the lobby.

The players today were willing to set the matches up as 32 board matches so there would be correct running scores, but they didn't want to see board 17 when they stopped at the half, and there isn't any way to prevent board 17 from being dealt when you finish board 16. One talented bridge player suggested that they could have a 33 board match and just pass out board 17, but unfortunately the limit on boards in a BBO team match is 32, so that didn't work.
March 28
Jan Martel edited this comment March 28
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One other thing I forgot to mention. In the Vugraph theatre you may see only one table listed, but if you want to watch the other one, you just have to go to that table and then click on the yellow square with lines in the upper right (it's a menu button?) and click on the Other Table line to go to the other table.
March 28
Jan Martel edited this comment March 28
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Quiz: How many living players have won 3 of the 4 Open World Championships - Pairs, Bermuda Bowl, Olympiad or whatever it's currently called. & Rosenblum? No one has won all 4.

I'm not sure of the answer, but off the top of my head I can name 4 who aren't on your list (one isn't actively playing, but 3 are).

Still, it's a good idea, and should be amusing to watch.
March 27
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Another possibility (but I can't make the final step work - I'm sure someone can!) is to put the url for the view/print page of your BW convention card in your BBO profile. I did that successfully for Chip (wanted to make sure I could fit 2 in and I only have a BW card with him, not with anyone else; I could fit 2 tiny urls in his profile).
In theory someone could click on the url or copy and paste it into a browser and get to the convention card - so kibitzers would have an easy way to get to the cc. In practice, I can't seem to copy from a player's profile using the new browser BBO. I also don't know any way to put a clickable link into a profile - have never been able to do that, but in the past I could put in a link that could be copied, at least from the old Windows version (sorry if I'm a dinosaur, but Vugraph operators have to use that).
March 27
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Should be on the Vugraph schedule with times in your time zone now.
March 25
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