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Play and Learn at the ACBL Online Community Games

For Players with Fewer than 50 Masterpoints

Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 p.m. Eastern on Bridge Base Online (registration opens at 4 p.m. Eastern)

Join us for a fun, casual game followed by a mini-lesson on Zoom – all with players at your skill level! Each week has a new theme for both games and lessons.

There are two games offered (0-20 masterpoints and 0-50 masterpoints), and each game is 12 boards long (about an hour and a half). Entry fee is just $5!

How to Get Started
Create a Bridge Base Online (BBO) account
Visit BridgeBase.com and follow the steps laid out in this video.

Add your ACBL member number to your BBO profile
To play in this exclusive game, you need to have your ACBL member number added to your BBO profile. Add your number via this page.

Add funds to your BBO account
You will need at least 5BB$ (BBO bucks) in your account on game day. Watch this tutorial for instructions on how.

What to Do on Game Day
On game day, follow these steps:

  1. Visit BridgeBase.com
  2. Click “Competitive” then “ACBL Virtual Clubs”
  3. Click a game title including the word “Community”
  4. Invite your partner
  5. Have fun!

Stay active on the site before the game starts
Registration opens two hours before game time (4 p.m. Eastern), but you must interact with the website at least 10 minutes before the game starts. Otherwise, BBO will mark you as “inactive” and log you out of the game. Ensure you stay logged in by chatting with your partner or wiggling your mouse from time to time.

No partner? No problem!

  1. Locate your desired game and click “Register”
  2. Click “Partnership Desk” (on the right)
  3. There will be links there to add yourself to the Partnership Desk
  4. Chat with other players and partner yourselves OR
  5. If you can’t find a partner through the Partnership Desk, send a chat to vacb909994 Director
Upcoming Lesson Topics
  • Sept 26 & 28 Auction: Overcalling and Advancing
  • Oct 3 & 5 Defense: Signaling (Attitude/Count/Suit Preference)
  • Oct 10 & 12 Auction: Unusual 2NT Overcall
  • Oct 17 & 19 Defense: 2nd Hand Low – give partner a chance!
  • Oct 24 & 26 Defense: Third Hand High – only as high as necessary
  • Oct 31 & Nov 2 Auction: Rule of 22 and why it works
  • Nov 7 & 9 Auction: Forcing Bids vs Non-Forcing Bids
  • Nov 14 & 16 Play (all): Covering Honors and Splitting Honors

Post-Game Zoom Lessons

After each game, a teacher will give a mini-lesson about some of the hands that were played during the game. The Zoom lessons are recorded, and any accompanying handouts are also put online.

September 21, 2023

Lesson PDF

September 19, 2023
Weak Twos

Lesson PDF

September 14, 2023
More Jacoby Transfers

Lesson PDF

Zoom Video Lesson Archive