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Play and Learn at the ACBL Online Community Games

Twice a week for players with fewer than 50 masterpoints!

We’ve introduced a fresh series of online games called Community Games designed to provide a welcoming space for bridge fans who have a similar amount of masterpoints. All of these games offer masterpoints as rewards, plus, we have a couple of games followed by Zoom lessons.

Simply click the button below that corresponds to your current masterpoint level to discover the most suitable games for you. The entry fee for all games is only $5, and they’re hosted on Bridge Base Online within an ACBL Virtual Club, vacb909994.

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. Login to BridgeBase.com
  2. Click “Competitive” then “ACBL Virtual Clubs”
  3. Click a game title including the word “Community”
  4. If you need a partner, please login at least 15 minutes early so we can help you find one!
  5. Invite your partner
  6. 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
Weekly Schedule
Weekly Schedule

Tuesday:
6 p.m. (0-20 mps & lesson) & 6:10 p.m. (0-50 mps & lesson)

Thursday:
6 p.m. (0-20 mps & lesson) & 6:10 p.m. (0-50 mps & lesson)

Note: All times are Eastern.

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

Upcoming Lesson Topics
May Lesson Topics

5/28 – Hold Up Play – Declarer

5/23 – Hold Up Play – Defenders

June Lesson Topics

6/4 – Leads vs Suits – Which suit/Which card?

6/6 – Leads vs NT – Which suit/Which card?

6/11 – 4th Suit Forcing

6/13 – 1st Trick Decisions

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.

May 23, 2024
Keeping
Parity

Lesson PDF
Replay Hands

May 21, 2024
Negative
Carding

Lesson PDF
Replay Hands

May 16, 2024
Finessing
Part 2

Lesson PDF
Replay Hands

2024 Zoom Video Lesson Archive
2023 Zoom Video Lesson Archive

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