Bridge Base OnLine (BBO)

All of Dave's internet based lessons are conducted on the web-based bridge playing site, Bridge Base Online (BBO). This site requires membership, which must be arranged before lessons start. The membership is FREE and only minimal personal information is required to sign up. If you are already a member of BBO, you can skip the rest of this page.

Become a member of BBO by clicking on <www.BridgeBase.com> or entering this URL into your browser. You will see the words Login/Register. Click on this link. A page will appear asking you to log in. Since you are not yet a member, click on <Become a member (free)>. The first four lines are the only information required. The screen name which will you will pick is the way you will be identified on the site. Your real name is not required. Agree to the terms of service and click <Register>. That's all that's to it.

Now you can log in using your new screen name and password. The first screen that comes up shows many groups of clickable items. In the upper left group, "Play of Watch Bridge", click on <Casual>. The next screen shows a number of places to play. The Main and Relaxed bridge clubs are places you can play or watch (kibbitz) bridge games. You should watch a few games first to get a feel for the site. Dave's lessons will be conducted at a table in "Billies Retreat". You will get there by navigating the following succession of links: <All Public and Private Clubs/All Public Clubs>. Then <All Public Clubs>. You will see a list of clubs. About the 9th club down is "Billies Retreat". Click on the blue words <Show Tables>. You will see a few tables. Look for the one hosted by Dave, your teacher. His screen name is "Euvid". He will either have a seat reserved for you, which you can click on; otherwise, you will click on <Join> as a kibbitzer. Dave will explain the other features of the site during your lesson.