Joining a Table
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Find a table with an empty seat, click on it and you
Type a short - 'Hello - may I join?' in the chat bar and just
click on the return button.
Usually you will be made welcome. Sometimes, the answer may be
'No'. Perhaps the player is waiting for a particular member to join
or the table may be closing.
You will be able to see the profiles of all the other people at
your table. Just click on their nametag to do this.
Before you click 'ready to play', agree your system with your
partner. Usually this will be simple and fast especially when the
profiles are filled in carefully.
Make sure you use the 'return' key to chat to your partner and
your opponents (opps) will be able to follow your discussion.
As in face-to-face bridge, you may not ask details of system after
the cards appear.
At this early stage, we advise that players do not chat DURING
the auction or the play (in between hands is fine).
One exception to the 'no chat during play' is of course when an
alert is made and requires an answer or if the opponents ask you
about your partner's bid. Then of course you must answer.
We emphasise that our club is about friendly bridge and we ask
our members to be very careful not to be aggressive or offensive.
Think twice - before typing a remark that may be mistaken for rudeness
- simply because the listener cannot see you smile or hear you laugh.
At the end of a hand, if someone has played well - it is good
to say 'wd opps' (well done opps) or 'wdp' (well done partner), 'hlp'
(hard luck partner) is another often used as is 'blo' (bad luck opps).
However, we try not to be automatic with such simple chats as they
tend to lose their value.
Although, wishing partner 'gl' (good luck) when you show your
dummy and saying 'typ' (thank you partner) when as declarer you see
the dummy, are expected.
When you wish to stop playing, it is helpful and nicer to tell
everyone at the start of your last hand - ' Thnx all - my last now
' or 'Must leave after this/the next/hand. Thnx all'
Make sure that all four hands are on show and that the scores
have registered on the screen before you say your final 'bye all'
to the table and click on Leave Table/are you sure/yes ……and
Do NOT leave the club without having left the table first.