The 2017 USBC will be covered on BBO Vugraph starting with the USA1 Round of 16, in which we will probably cover 2 or 3 matches. The Round of 16 starts Sunday, April 30th. From the USA1 Quarterfinals on, we will cover all of the USA1 tables in play. We will also cover all of the USA2 Semifinals and Finals, and as many tables as we have operators for in the earlier USA2 rounds.
To watch the Vugraph online, go to the BBO website where you can either log on directly from your browser, go to "Vugraph" and choose which table to watch, or or use the download version of the BBO software to run BBO on your computer (only available if you already have it, not to new users). If you choose the latter approach, from the Lobby, click on the button labeled VUGRAPH and you'll be able to choose which of the matches you want to watch.
To watch on your smartphone or tablet, install the BBO app and watch using that.
There will often be a "yellow" user on BBO called USBF. If you have general questions, please ask USBF, not one of the hard-working Vugraph Operators, who may not have time to respond to private messages. Thank you.
Each day's schedule is the same (these are Chicago times; to see the times for your time-zone, go to the BBO Vugraph schedule site)
All of the teams will play the same boards throughout the event.
Hints for BBO viewers
Useful information is available to browser BBO users [and perhaps some mobile bbo users]
click on the name of the table/event name will provide a pop-up that:
* displays the BBO Schedule for the specific vugraph event – calculated for the time zone of the viewer’s electronic device
* has a link to the home page for event
click on a player name will usually provide a pop-up that
* displays a picture of the player
* shows links to System Summary Forms (SSFs), Convention Cards (CCs), and biographical information
There will be live video of 2-4 tables each session. Video from the other tables will be uploaded to YouTube as soon as we can manage.
After a session, you can review the Vugraph action on our Web Vugraphs, which show each hand played with a link to bidding and play records. Take a look at the older events currently available (under Archived Results) to see what we'll have for the 2017 USBC. Web Vugraphs are posted about half an hour after completion of the Vugraph show.
You can find the hand records for USBC matches on this site, linked to the scorecards you can get to by clicking on 2017USBC under "Event Results" in the upper left of each page
For operators, here's a longer set of instructions than the one on the table.