Black Point Online Games on Bridge Base Online
ACBL has partnered with Bridge Base Online (BBO) and The Common Game to give you chances each day to earn black masterpoints online. Additionally, the majority of the game fees you pay will be given to your local club to support them during this difficult time.
Support Your Club ACBL Black Point Games are pair events. Games are held on BBO three times a day – 10 a.m., 5:10 p.m., 7:30 p.m. Eastern time.
Registration opens two hours before game time. You can play with any other ACBL member who has a BBO account.
NEW! Daylong Tournaments are solo events played with robots. In this game, you have up to 24 hours to complete your game, and it doesn’t have to be played all at once. You can even pause in the middle of a hand.
Play a few of the 18 total boards in the morning, some more after lunch and the rest in the evening. Or play them all in one sitting! Register anytime, and you’ll have until midnight Eastern time to finish the boards. There is no limit to how many players can play in the daylong tournaments.
Both events use matchpoint scoring, and masterpoints earned in these games will count towards annual races.
Please note this is a temporary solution to what will hopefully be a temporary problem.
Remember, as in any bridge game, cheating in online bridge is prohibited. Please see the FAQ below for additional information.
Club Support Games FAQ
The $4 per club will be sent to the ACBL, and we will run reporting on the players that have played in these specially formatted games to see what clubs they have played in over the past 12 months. Based on those reports, we will distribute the funds accordingly. If you had played 75% of the time in Club A and 25% of the time in Club B, then each time you play, Club A will get $3 and Club B will get $1. For players with no club history, we will be working on a plan for this as well, but the final details are not yet available.
Currently there are three games a day at 10am, 5:10pm and 7:30pm Eastern.
Play a few of the 18 total boards in the morning, some more after lunch and the rest in the evening. Or play them all in one sitting! Register anytime, and you’ll have until midnight Eastern time to finish the boards.
Sometimes BBO experiences network errors, this guide will explain what to do if you experience any issues.
This guide explains the different formats available for daylong games.
As in any bridge game, cheating in online bridge is prohibited. Do not share any private information about your hand with your partner or anyone else. Discussion via phone, video, in person or any other means is not allowed.
When you play on BBO, every call and every play are recorded. If you cheat online, you will get caught! In addition to player reports by Bridge Base Online, there are automatic surveillance tools to alert the game operators of potential cheating. If a player is found to be cheating in an ACBL-sanctioned game, the club will bar that player from BBO. In addition, the player may be subject to discipline under the ACBL Code of Disciplinary Regulations. Both ACBL and BBO are doing everything possible to maintain the integrity of these online games so that honest players can be confident of a fair contest.