What is a Total Points Tournament?
The Total Points tournament format is not a duplicate tournament nor any form of
a Team Play tournament. Pairs are
matched off and play a specific number of boards per round. The pair with the most total
points after all boards are played wins the round and advances in the
competition. The losing team is usually knocked out of the tournament (but not
always.) Online Bridge Tournaments are entertainment - a
form of online card games that rivals other Online Games.
History of Total Points
The Format was conceived several years ago at another site. The programmer was
not a bridge player and wanted to offer tournaments for all the siteís card
games. So he conceived of a format that applied to card games like bridge, black jack, poker
etc - most points wins. To our collective surprise, a large group of us came to
really enjoy the total points bridge tournament game format - both for the competition and as a social event. Its
different - its fun - its friendly - its entertainment! The advantage of this type of bridge
tournament is all levels of player can
compete although competence is certainly an advantage. How
do you spell entertainment? - Online Card Games
Think its all luck?
Well certainly there is some luck involved-but tell a poker player that his game
is all luck and he will gladly relieve you of your money. Total Points
requires strategic thinking. In a duplicate tournament you play to maximize the value of each
hand. In this format you play to have more points than the other team at the end
of the round. We enjoy it so much we wrote some rules, and with Bridge
Base Onlineís permission and encouragement, offer our bridge tournaments to this
The Bridge Tournaments are only possible because of the tireless efforts of the
friendly volunteer hosts and assistants. The tournaments are free and all are welcome.
Its friendly competition - a great way to meet new players. If you get to meet
some new friends you are a winner and thatís really what our bridge club is all
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Directions to Total Points Tournaments Bridge Club
- Go to
BridgeBase.com and download the free online bridge program
- Register a user name and password with Bridge Base Online
- Log on to Bridge Base Online and click on "Main Bridge Club"
- From the main bridge club click on "Public Clubs" then on Total Points
Tournament Club to enter the area where the bridge tournaments occur
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