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  1. How can I participate in the Women's Online World Bridge Festival?

  2. I am a registered member of BBO, how can I participate in the Women's Online World Bridge Festival?

  3. I took part in one or more previous Online Festivals, what do I have to do to play this year?

  4. During registration I get the message "Nick has already been registered/taken"?

  5. Why doesn't my nick show immediately on the "Registered Nicks" pages after registration?

  6. What are the BBO Robots and what system do they play ?

  7. How do I register to play with a BBO Robot ?

  8. How do I register for the individual tournament on the BBO website?

  9. How do I register for the pairs tournament on the BBO website?

  10. How long will each tournament last and what is the format?

  11. Do I have to play all pairs tournaments with the same partner?

  12. How many tournaments do I have to play in to qualify for the final ranking?

  13. How much do I have to pay to play the tournaments ?

  14. How can I pay for the tournaments?

  15. I have registered for a tournament, but I am not online when the tournament started, do I have to pay?

  16. How would I find a partner to play in one of the tournaments of the Festival?

  17. I have a BBO nick, I'm registered for the 2014 Festival, how do I find the tournament?

  1. Follow the detailed instructions on the participation page.
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  2. Fill the registration form using your BBO nick.
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  3. You don't need to do anything. Your name is in the data base and you already are registered for the Festival.
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  4. You abviously are already a registered member as you took part in an Online Festival. Your name is already in the database and you don't have to register again. Verify if your nick is present on the "Registered Nicks" tab page.
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  5. All nicks are updated once a month as the BBO database and the Women's Online Bridge club database do not synchronize. The moment of update is shown on the "Registered Nicks" tab page.
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  6. You can start to register the individual tournament as soon as you can find the tournament online on the BBO website, up to 1 minute before the tournament starts. Usually 3 days before the tournament starts it is already online on the BBO website and available for registration.
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  7. You can start to register the pairs tournament as soon as you can find the tournament online on the BBO website, up to 1 minute before the tournament starts. Usually 3 days before tournament starts it is already online on the BBO website and available for registration. PAY ATTENTION: to play a pairs tournament both players have to be online at the moment of registration!
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  8. There are 10 boards to be played in each tournament. Each board takes 7 to 8 minutes to play, so the tournament will last less than 1 hour and 20 minutes. The scoring of the Individual Tournament is by IMP and the Pairs Tournament by %.
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  9. No, you don't have to play all pairs tournaments with the same partner.
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  10. Players can play as many of the tournaments as they wish ... just one, or several or all of them. But the more you play the more chance you will have to be ranked well and the more master points you are likely to get! So do join us for as many as you can and enjoy the whole event!
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  11. The fixed entry fee for the tournaments is 1$.
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  12. Follow the instructions on the participation page, section "3. ENTRY FEE"
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  13. No, if you have registered for a tournament and you are not online at the moment the tournament starts, you don't have to pay the $ 1,-. BBO only charges the players who are present at the moment thatt the tournament starts.
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  14. Go online, enter the tourney and click on "Partnership Desk button". You can either add your nick either look if there are some other ladies looking for a partner and see "who is around".
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  15. After you login on the BBO website you enter "the lobby".

    There are several choices (it depends from which interface you are using), in any case you should go to "tournaments page" and you will find a list of all tourneys (not only women tourneys).

    You can identify 2014 Festival because:

    1) the date: April 7th - 13th (and our time start)

    2) the host name: WOMENFEST

    If your question is not here, please email Anna, anna@ecats.co.uk, who will do her best to help you.
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  16. Robots are NOT the only way to get a partner. Robots are an option, a chance for those players who can't find a partner.
    Every tournament on BBO has a partnership desk, that's to say a list of players that are looking for a partner.
    You can look at the partnership desk of a tournament simply selecting the tournament from the list (on BBO), then click on "Partnership desk".
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  17. When you take agreements with a partner for a tournament, you have to tell each other your nickname.
    Then, on BBO, you add that nickname as a friend.
    Adding a friend is very simple:
    - if you use the old downloadable version of BBO, from the lobby click on your nickname, then on "Friends/enemies", then write the nickname of your partner in the white field and click on "add". BBO will now inform you when this person is online.
    - if you use the new client version of BBO (which is the one you use when you connect to www.bridgebase.com and log in from there), click on "My BBO", then "Manage friends and enemies", then type the nickname of your partner into the appropriate space and click on "add friend".
    BBO will now inform you when this person is online.
    Please note that:
    - you can sign up into a tournament with a partner only if your partner is online.
    - with the old version of BBO you can sign up into all the tournaments, even if the tournaments are starting many days in the future.
    - the new version of BBO (the one you use when you log in from the website www.bridgebase.com )  only shows the tournaments that are starting within the next 2 hours. So you can sign up into a tournament only less than 2 hours before the tournament.
    - once you are signed up into a tournament with a partner, you will automatically play that tournament with that partner. I mean that BBO will automatically bring you and your partner to the table of the tournament (once it starts)
    - if you or your partner are not online at the beginning of the tournament, none of the two will be able to play in that tournament (BBO will just exclude your pair from the tournament). BBO won't take your entry fee if the tournament starts without you.
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  18. It depends. If you already have a partner, or if the tournament is individual, and if you already signed up, you can log in to BBO 5-10 minutes before the tournament.
    Of course if you have to find a partner, or if you have to take agreements with her, and if you still have to sign up, you'd better log in earlier, just like any bridge competition.
    - with the old version of BBO you can sign up into all the tournaments, even if the tournaments are starting many days in the future.
    - the new version of BBO (the one you use when you log in from the website www.bridgebase.com )  only shows the tournaments that are starting within the next 2 hours. So you can sign up into a tournament only less than 2 hours before the tournament.
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