Supervised duplicate on BBO
This morning we attempted for the first time running a duplicate session on BBO and then using Zoom and powerpoint to go through each hand after they had been played. We had a number of teething problems and wondered if anyone can help.
We set the session up as a duplicate with 10 1 board rounds and had hoped to set the time for each round to 20 mins to give time for play and then analysis and questions. However, we found that BBO cannot be set to more than 15 minutes per Board (if you try to make it higher it just defaults to 15). We were advised to put breaks after each round which we thought we had by putting +break1+ +break2+ etc to create a break at the end of each round. We also added +bduration=8+ to give us effectively 23 minutes per round ie 15 + 8 minute break. This worked fine on round 1 but therefater BBO seemed to ignore the breaks.
Also we had 11 pairs and were going to put in a pair of robots to make up the table but when the tourney started 1 pair had been kicked off and we only had 5 tables despite having put in +allavail+ something which we have been doing on the club's regular tournaments for some months and since thenwe have never had a tournament kick a pair off at the start.