Where the BIL is Located
Hi BIL Players! Ever wonder how to get around in the BIL? Where it is Located ?
There are three, yes three! Three locations on the internet for the BIL—each one with a specific purpose.
#1 The first BIL internet site is where you play /attend lessons These are done on Bridge Base Online (BBO) - We have two locations on BBO
a. This is where we have our classes and play online with other BILies.
BILies Retreat in the BBO Public Club section - To attend Open Teaching & Hosted Practice sessions , attend Guest Vists and your place to play with friends
To find the BILies Retreat ( using the BBO Web Client) List All tables > All Public and Private clubs > All Public Clubs > BILies Retreat > Show tables > Full Tables > join table > if a session is using BBO Voice then click on' start listening' and adjust the sound slider to suit
b. LearnBrdge in the BBO Private Clubs Section - Is our Classroom for Registered Courses, Group Mentoring. Directions are given with the course instructions.
The BIL is a Private Club and not affiliated to BBO .
- Please note. BBO software allows us to have BIL Team Matches in the Match area of BBO and all the BIL free tournaments, BIL/BBO Masterpoint Tournaments and BIL Special Event Tournaments are played in the Tournament area of BBO. Why? No point in replicating the BBO match and tournament software for each club or person who plays on BBO.
- If you’d like to create a team match among your BIL friends, go to Team Match area on BBO—not the BILies Retreat . If you’d like to join a Special Event Tournament hosted by the BIL, go to Tournaments on BBO—not the BILies Retreat..
#2 What is the BIL Bridge Library? The BIL Library is a separate internet site from the BBO site. It’s a truly vast and ever-expanding resource site for use only by our club members, teachers, and VIPs.
- You find the BIL Events Calendar, the News, BIL/BBO FAQs, Who’s Who, the Beginner Quizzes, our members list, lessons to download for study, photo albums of BILies meeting BILies, .LIN file movies covering Watson’s Play of the Hand to infamous tournaments—so much more!
- At the top of the home page of the BIL Library, click a suit symbol — ♦ ♣ ♥ ♠ — and look at the drop-down menu to see what you will find! Go on an adventure! Explore!. All yellow text on pages is a link to more information – get clicking !
#3 The Alfresco Café! The Alfresco Café is the BIL’s forum, a message board/online discussion site just for our members. The Café is a separate website from BBO and also a separate website from the BIL Library.
- You may access the Café through the BIL Library. The link to the Café is in the drop-down menu of the spade symbol “About BIL” at the top of home page of the Library.
- Because the Café is yet another separate BIL website, it is necessary to become a member the Café to join the exciting discussions! Email your BBO ID and an 8-digit password to our Café Manager John Taylor at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions about the BBO software or how to get around in the BIL check FAQ section and if you cannot find what you need to know email email@example.com