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  ELO Status
Posted by: - 06-15-2024, 05:36 PM - Forum: Trish's Corner - No Replies

Looking to see what your ELO status is?

ELOs are best viewed from the Dashboard Playstats Dashboard:
https://www.simplybg.com/dashboard/playstats/


The Playstats dashboard shows a summary of your ELOs in a bar graph display.

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  Who are the Fledglings?
Posted by: - 06-13-2024, 08:26 AM - Forum: Raptor League - No Replies

The Fledglings is the entry tournament for the Raptor League. Players of any standard are welcome.

The Fledglings tournament starts on the first of each month and is played according to Raptor League rules. See our YouTube video The Raptor League

At the end of each month the three leading Fledglings are promoted to the Falcons - the third division of the league. 

How many matches you play will depend on how many others are entered that month, but is a maximum of three matches per week.

If you decide you do not want to join the league proper after all just let us know. 

If you are sure you wish to join the league then please use the "Allow Tournament Director" toggle in the Parlour Preferences Cog located on the Parlour Page .


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  Description of the World Cup Single Elimination Backgammon Tournament
Posted by: - 06-09-2024, 08:25 PM - Forum: World Cup Single Elimination - No Replies

here.

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  The Pace of Play.
Posted by: - 05-27-2024, 04:18 PM - Forum: General - No Replies

When playing online it's often difficult to keep in perspective there is real person staring down at the board, focused an concentrating on the competition at hand.

There's nothing more frustrating for people to have to wait long periods for you to play, especially at times when your move decision seems straight forward.

If you are playing someone who is chronically taking too long to roll, too long to complete a move, you can make polite communication in the chatboard. Example:

Quote:The pace is too slow for me. Are you having issues playing now? Do you want to pause and pickup later? I don't want you to rush. I want your best game. But not every move needs more than a few seconds to complete. Can we pick up the pace please?

Tips to help you keep the pace:
You can use the "wrench" icon below the play board (or keyboard "A") to toggle on/off the Dice "autoroll". You can do this at times it makes sense.  The only downside to "autoroll" is that it will trump your ability to use the double cube at the start of your turn, since the double-cube needs to be played before rolling. At times when the cube is out of play, or you don't intend to use it, enabling the dice "autoroll" helps keep the pace of the match moving. Especially when you're opponent has you blocked on the bar with a full home board block.

Be courteous:
If you find yourself playing a "focused" match with your opponent, That is, you and your opponent are making moves steadily and consistently, this is when you need to recognize the responsibility you have are in focused-play mode with your opponent. Both of you are currently engaged in the match. This is when you need to play at a respectable pace (most moves in backgammon can be completed in just a few seconds, less than 13 seconds on average) and you need to communicate as needed in the chatboard if you need to step away, and even mention when you expect to return.  A quick "brb 15 minutes" in the chatboard means you'll "be right back in about 15 minutes". 

If you make a pattern of playing slow and aren't able to recognize when you're engaged in focus play, this will become your reputation and likely you'll be unable to play some opponents as they will avoid you. And that will be a bummer for everyone.

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  Show/Hide feature in Hamburger Menu
Posted by: - 05-27-2024, 03:38 PM - Forum: Trish's Corner - No Replies

Hi all.

I could not see the "Matches Underway" box, a useful tool that lists current matches being played.

This box is one of several that can be closed or opened per your preference.

If you are not seeing the "Matches Underway" box on the Openplay Parlour page, you probably closed it. You can re-open it. From the top-left-corner menu, the hamburger menu.

Anyway before calling for help, consult the hamburger menu - the answer might well be there!

Best regards
Trish

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  Recent Support News; Thanks for Bragging About SimplyBG
Posted by: - 05-06-2024, 01:26 AM - Forum: General - No Replies

Hello. Please check this post for news and updates on recent support-related news.



Thanks for Bragging About SimplyBG

Your support by voting on the Quora post (Quora Post ) as well as participating in this community forum, and posting positive and informative comments about SimplyBG is helping!   Thank you!  


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You can also reference longer term support related information at this link: Latest Support News

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  Raptor League Fledglings
Posted by: - 05-03-2024, 10:43 AM - Forum: Raptor League - No Replies

Come join the Raptor League Fledglings perfect for those looking to get into this exciting league of regularly managed backgammon tournaments.  Current SimplyBG members can join the league here: Raptor League Fledglings

This league operates 3 backgammon matches per week with Monthly promotion/relegation.

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The Fledglings is the entry route to the Raptor League. This is played out over 10 months of each year, with your position determined solely on past performance. The scoring system reduces the part played by luck. Every month you play 11 opponents all of whom are at a similar skill level to yourself. The Raptor League rewards consistent performance against your peers.

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  Raptor League News
Posted by: - 05-01-2024, 12:01 AM - Forum: Raptor League - No Replies

The League takes a break in June. We resume on 1st July.

Eagles, Hawks and Falcons will start in  the divisions they earned after the May tournaments. The challenge to be the Golden Eagle will start again!

New players are welcome - but they have first to achieve a top three place in the Fledglings - see thread: 

https://www.simplybg.com/community/showthread.php?tid=62

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  Access Link
Posted by: - 04-08-2024, 01:12 AM - Forum: World Cup Single Elimination - No Replies

Use this link to be added to the restricted access for the World Cup Single Elimination Tournament:

https://www.simplybg.com/parlour/worldcup/ppaOH76LX

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  Using the Match Invite tool.
Posted by: - 03-27-2024, 12:51 AM - Forum: General - No Replies

To invite an opponent to a new match, one way is by using the Match Invite Tool.

The Match Invite Tool is found at multiple locations at the SimplyBg.com site.

One place this invite tool appears is inside the "Opponents" tool seen on the Openplay Parlour page .

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Be sure to see these related articles as well:

Understanding the Opponents List Tool

Starting A New Match With Timer Enabled

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