Registration for the Tradies Gymea Pairs games on BBO opens two (2) hours before game-time.
To sign up for the game, both you and your partner need to be logged into BBO via: https://www.bridgebase.com or the BBO app on your tablet or phone.
When you log into BBO, you will land in the Lobby. To find the Tradies Gymea tournament, click on Competitive:
And then click on All Tournaments:
Now… this will show a long list of upcoming tournaments. To quickly and easily find the Tradie Gymea tournament, type Gymea in the search box.
This will shrink the list of tournaments down to just one… the game you are looking for.
Click on the Tournament called Gymea Tradies Social Bridge Club to invite your partner to play.
This will take you to the Register tab ( on the left in the image below) – make sure your partner is also logged in to BBO in order to invite them to play.
You will need to have enough BBO dollars in your account to play – these can be purchased here: https://www.bridgebase.com/purchase/pay.php
It is better to buy BBO dollars on a regular computer (laptop or desktop) because Apple/Google apply a surcharge when you buy BBO dollars on a phone or tablet.
Either you or your partner can invite the other player.
Type your partner’s name on the Partner line and then click on the Invite button when it turns blue.
This sends an invitation to your partner (who must also be logged into BBO).
When they accept the invitation you will both get a message on your screen confirming your entry. You can confirm your entry has been successful by clicking on Entries.
If you want, you can also pay for both your partner and yourself by clicking on the box next to that option, as in the image above.
Can I play if I don’t have a partner ?
Yes ! – there are two option for you if you don’t have a partner organised.
- On the image just above there is a Partnership Desk – just click there and then add your name. Then keep your eye on that list until the game starts. If someone else joins the partnership desk, send them an invitation to play. Or they can send you an invitation.
- You can choose to play with a BBO Robot. Just click on the blue Play with Robot button (like in the image above).
That’s it! You do not need to stay logged into BBO until the start time but please log in no later than 5-10 minutes before the game starts and return to the Competitive area. If you are not logged in at the start time the game will automatically start without you.
When the game starts you will be automatically taken to your seat.