BBO has support for Howell movements, with some limitations, for authorized TDs. BBO (firstname.lastname@example.org) must grant howell permission to a username before they can use the instructions below.
A clocked pair game that contains +howell+ in the tournament description will automatically be converted into a Howell upon tourney start.
- This can be used only for tournaments smaller than 20 tables.
- This is case sensitive. Don’t use +HOWELL+ etc. Use +howell+
- The tourney host ( not a TD, the host – the person who created the Tourney ) must be online at tourney start time.
- The system will use the total number of tables to guess at boards per round.
- You need to specify at least as many pairs as there are rounds or it will fail.
- Try to make tables a multiple of rounds. Example: 6 tables = 11 rounds. Specify 22 boards, 2 boards per round.
The tourney host ( not a TD, the host – the person who created the Tourney ) must be online at tourney start time
Those are the bare essentials. Note the following
When the tournament starts:
- The event will run as a single section Howell, limited to 40 pairs. If you have more than 40 pairs, the event will destroy itself and will not start.
- You will have as many rounds as needed for a full Howell. Rounds = NumTables * 2 – 1. So 8 tables will produce 15 rounds.
- You can override the number of rounds via the +rounds11+ hack described below
In addition, you can tweak the behaviour with the following hacks in the description.
- If you want a partial howell, use +rounds7+ or +rounds12+ etc. Exactly like that. +rounds followed by a number followed by a + sign.
- If you want a break after round X, use +break5+ +break6+ etc.
- Default break duration is one hour.
- You can remove +break6+ from the description at any time to resume the tournament.
- You can have multiple breaks.
- You can use +bduration=30+ +bduration=45+ etc to specify the break duration in minutes. Note the slightly different syntax.
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