BBO Instant tournaments are great as they combine the best of a tournament and a single-player game. You're dealt deals from a previous tournament that you haven't played in. Your scores are then compared against 14 random competitors who played in that tournament. After each board, you get to know your final score for that board and your current rank in the tournament. Do well and you'll win points!

Why play Instant Tournaments?

  • Start instantly, compare with other players while playing and get instant results
  • Play at your own pace, there is no time limit for the tournament.
  • BBO points awarded.

How do I play?

Select Instant Tournaments and then choose the instant tournament you'd like to play.

The nitty gritty

  • One human and 3 bots per table.
  • 8 boards, Matchpoints or International Matchpoints scoring available
  • Best Hand - your hand will always contain at least the same HCP as the next highest HCP hand
  • Human Declare - when North wins the contract, South (you!) will declare instead.

Dip your toes in with the Weekly Free Instant Tournament

You can familiarize yourself with this format by playing the Weekly Free Instant Tournament. Once a week, on Friday morning, a new, free instant robot tournament is available to play. You can play and replay it as many times as you like. The free version does not offer points.

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