About Glitterball Country vs Country Daylong

Champion your country during the 3 days of 22 Jumpstart Festival (January 1-3, 2022), in three Country vs Country Daylong Tournaments.

Format

  • 12 boards each tourney, MP scoring.
  • Each tourney is standalone. You can play only one, two or all three.

How does this work?

  • Here is how this fun event will work. Anyone can join. Look in the Free Tournaments area for the Glitterball Country vs Country Daylong, hosted by BBOFest.
  • Your IP address determines which country you represent.
  • Each country's score is obtained as an average of the top 20 scores from that country + overall country average.
  • If your country doesn't have at least 20 players, you'll be representing Team World.

Each table consists of a single human player, sitting South, and three robot players sitting in the other three seats.

Results
Results will be sent to your BBO Mailbox after each day is completed. You can view a "provisional result" as soon as you finish playing your daily session, or by clicking the Completed tournaments link, in the list of tournaments. Final results will be available in Recent Tournaments, in the History tab, once the tournament is completed.

Human Declares
The human player is switched into the North (Robot) seat whenever North is the declarer. The human player then declares the hand. When the hand is over, the human is switched back to his original seat.

Deal Pool
For every board in a Daylong tournament, we deal multiple instances. (ie Not everyone gets the same board 1, board 2, etc.) This is an anti cheating measure.

About the robots
The robots used on BBO are called GIB (Ginsberg's Intelligent Bridgeplayer). You can find out more about GIB's bidding system by clicking here.

The GIBs used in BBO play a relatively simple and natural 2/1 bidding system. You can find out the meaning of any bid by clicking on that bid as it appears in the bidding diagram. Furthermore, when it is your turn to bid, moving your mouse over the buttons for the various possible bids will cause an explanation of the bid you are considering (as your GIB partner will understand it) to be displayed. These explanations can be somewhat cryptic, but reading them carefully before you bid will help you to avoid misunderstandings with your GIB partner.

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