ONLINE BRIDGE TOURNAMENTS
During the Covid-19 Pandemic face to face bridge was put on hold and the world turned to playing their favourite game online. This brought with it an explosion of innovation in bridge technology, many new online play platforms and the advent of online bridge tournaments. By mid 2022 face to face tournaments returned in force. However, online play has its advantages. You can play in your own home without the need for travel and accommodations expenses. You can play with partners and teammates from around the world. And you can play in your pjs!
Online bridge is here to stay and so are online bridge tournaments. You can play against people, or you can play against robots. You can play at a club, or at a tournament. Here is a list of platforms that offer online tournaments. Visit the links to find their current schedules.
You can also visit our Bridge Online pages to find club-level play and short tournament play.
PLATFORMS AND HOSTS
ACBL Online tournaments – https://www.acbl.org/portfolio/2022-online/
Bridge Base Online Events https://news.bridgebase.com/events-bbo/
ALT Invitational Events – https://alt.bridgeresults.org/
World Bridge Tour – https://www.worldbridgetour.org/event-calendar
Bridge Zone – http://www.bridgezone.org/logins/default.asp
Reynolds Team Matches – https://www.reynoldsteammatches.com/
OCBL (Online Contract Bridge League) – https://www.ocbl.org/
World Bridge Federation Robot Bridge Tournaments – http://www.worldbridge.org/competitions/wbf-online-tournaments/wbf-robot-tournaments/
HOW TO BBO
Tips for playing with BBO Bots – https://youtu.be/2ABtF9yL5u4
BBO Help Desk How to Claim – PDF from the ACBL
BBO How to Alert your Bids – PDF from the ACBL
BBO Convention Cards – PDF from the ACBL
OnlineBridge – Different mechanics, same laws – PDF from the ACBL