(changed 16 February 2021)
Please try to remember to put the session name in the yellow band at the top of the screen. Use a meaningful name. This name:
To make use of the results server, you must not reboot the session, otherwise you lose your “permanent results”.
Good housekeeping is to:
After you have done this, the link stays active forever, and it takes the players to the results.
Remind players to use the redial button every hour, or at other times if they notice video or audio problems. It is the pair of curved arrows near their name, to the right of the eye.
It is always better/safer to join the table by clicking the table, unless you are intending to play.
In particular: during Round 1, if there is a sitout pair, avoid sitting in the missing pair's seats. If you do, the movement will think you are going to play.
You need to log in twice, once as a player, with your usual full name and once as a director, appending "TD" to your full name.
For one device, using the same browser, open two tabs and log in as stated above. One option is to put the windows side-by-side. Alternatively, if you have two monitors, arrange one window on the left, for playing, and one window on the right, for directing.
If you use two different browsers (eg Chrome and Edge), then your camera will only work on one of them.
Use two devices. For example, one computer for playing, and a tablet (or smartphone) for directing. It is possible to direct using a smartphone, but not to play.
Explained by using an example: 4 rounds of 8 boards. (of course, any number of rounds, and any number of boards are possible)
Ask every team to sit at their table. The Director starts Round 1.
You might wish to ask the captains to agree on who is going to change seats. Or perhaps, you can agree that the even numbered teams change the East/West to North/South.
Of course, if you want a compulsory change of opponent, then you need to agree that both teams in the match don’t do the same thing.
Now, as director, Start Round 2. (boards 9 to 16).
The rest of the match follows as in the above steps.
(Changed 26 February 2021)
These are independent options, but they tend to work better together.
When screens are in use, the moment a director sits, the screen is lifted. This means it is not possible to be an invisible director when screens are in use. From here, the director can select who they wish to speak to by excluding unwanted players. Be mindful, when you exclude players, they are still able to converse with each other.
There are a few occasions when the screens will not be active (all players can see and hear each other). These occur:
The appearance of the bidding box is different from normal when self-alert is selected. For details, refer to the player guide. When the player makes a bid without providing an explanation and then later provides an explanation, RealBridge makes a record of the post-bid explanation by presenting the delay in square brackets.