New BBO Tournaments: Open Pairs

As of Wednesday, June 3rd, we’re adding a new type of tournament to the BBO schedule: 

BBO’s Open Pairs Tournaments welcome all bridge players longing for a good game and eager to meet like minded friends.

Directed by world class directors, with strict no rudeness rules, these tournaments are perfect even for the most demanding pairs.

Tournament specifics

Who can play?

All welcome!

How can I play?

Click on “Competitive” => “BBO Points tournaments” and look for “Open Pairs” hosted by BBO (there’s a Search box at the top of the list).

When Can I play?

Every day, every hour from 9am to 10pm Central European Time.

Warning: all tournaments will be listed and open for registration 2 hours before start time



    1. You don’t play them, don’t worry about it 🙂

      The definitions are available on the WBF site if you want the grungy details, but paraphrasing:

      HUM: Forcing pass systems, systems with 1-level openings that could be decent 7-counts or weaker, systems where 1-level openings are bid on both long and short suits (for example, 1S is 0-2 or 5+ spades, but not 3 or 4).

      Brown Sticker conventions: basically, preempts that don’t show a specific suit (with Multi 2D as a historical exception). 2S showing a good 3C *or* 3D preempt, for instance.

      These are systems and conventions that basically blank your system, and require extensive pre-defence, and BBO doesn’t want you to have to play against it for 2 or 3 boards.

  1. AS I said before why do they have room for another BBO tournament, while all of the Hosts of the Free tournaments are still restricted to only 80 pairs. Most of us have been BBO supporter right from the start and we host nice Free tournaments and people keep asking us can you add more players ? My answer is Ask BBO< because they will not allow us to have more. Please consider us and let us have more players.

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