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Rust Belt Bridge Group

Virtual Bridge Club on Bridge Base Online (BBO) for Cleveland, Youngstown, Pittsburgh and Buffalo bridge players.

Regular Daily Schedule

effective 9/18/2021

 

Please register and be online at least 5 minutes prior to game start time.  Minimum 4 tables for 299er/499er games.  299er/499ers play at 7 minutes per board, all other games at 6 minutes.  Pairs play 18 boards, Swiss Teams play 24 boards.  Cost per person for regular games is $4 BBO.  

Monday through Friday
  • 499ers at 9:45 am - 7 Minutes per board
  • OPEN Pairs 9:50 - 6 Minutes per board
MONDAY Swiss Teams - 2:45
24 boards - Visit Swiss Team instruction page for help
SATURDAYS
  • 0-750 at 9:45 am - OPEN Pairs 9:50am
  • 2:15 OPEN Pairs simultaneous Lockport NY  Duplicate - Stacked MP Awards combined with Face to Face game

ANSWERS TO COMMON QUESTIONS

  • How do you find the games on BBO?  Go to Virtual Clubs - North America or All Clubs and search for Rust Belt or VACBC165159
  • I have a friend who wants to play in our game?  To add a guest, send a BBO Chat message to VACB165159 or an email to mentordbc@outlook.com
  • Need a partner? - NO PROBLEM - Put your name on the Partnership Desk for the game you want to play and we will do our very best to get you a partner. 
  • What is the Stratification?  All games are stratified based on the players who participate with 1/3 assigned to each strats.  
  • How are Virtual Clubs games different from other games on BBO?  Masterpoints earned at Virtual Club games are 100% Club rated Black points while those earned at other ACBL and BBO games are unpigmented.  VC masterpoints awarded at 1.5 times the in-person club masterpoint rates.  During "Special Events" at least once a month, additional masterpoints and/or colored points are awarded for play in the Virtual Clubs. 
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CONTACT INFORMATION  PLEASE NOTE - NEW EMAIL ADDRESS - rustbeltbg@outlook.com
  • BBO Director ID - VACB165159 - Send a chat message in BBO for assistance before each game
  • Angie Strainic, 440-255-6566 - rustbeltbg@outlook.com, DIR ID VACB165159
  • Elizabeth Goldthwait, 330-301-4863 - elizabethgoldthwait@yahoo.com DIR ID VACB102145
  • Gary Sikon, 216-973-3541 - gsikon@msn.com  DIR ID DIRGARYS
  • Dian Petrov, 716-688-1226 - dpetrov@roadrunner.com  DIR ID VACB115055