# BBO Discussion Forums: Tournament restriction questions - BBO Discussion Forums

Page 1 of 1

## Tournament restriction questions

### #1jdgalt

• Group: Members
• Posts: 22
• Joined: 2007-July-09

Posted 2012-May-09, 19:06

BBO just prevented me from joining a tournament on the grounds that I'm "new to BBO". I've been here since July 2007. How long do I have to belong to BBO before the "newbie" label goes away?
0

• Posts: 4,026
• Joined: 2010-February-01
• Gender:Male
• Location:Atlanta, GA, USA

Posted 2012-May-09, 22:51

jdgalt, on 2012-May-09, 19:06, said:

BBO just prevented me from joining a tournament on the grounds that I'm "new to BBO". I've been here since July 2007. How long do I have to belong to BBO before the "newbie" label goes away?

When the Tournament Completion Rate calculation was implemented, "new to BBO" was anyone who had not played 10 tournaments in the past 30 days. Based on myhands, you've played 17, so hopefully a yellow can tell us if the guidelines are now different.
0

### #3diana_eva

• Group: Yellows
• Posts: 1,214
• Joined: 2009-July-26
• Gender:Female
• Location:bucharest / romania

Posted 2012-May-10, 02:14

This is not the completion rate, but the newbie filter. It's a restriction some tourneys use to prevent trouble-makers from creating a new ID after they've been blacklisted and join the tourney again under a different username. It's not aimed against newcomers to BBO, but unfortunately they are affected too. Stick around for a while and your newbie label will go away.

### #4blackshoe

• Posts: 10,518
• Joined: 2006-April-17
• Location:Rochester, NY

Posted 2012-May-10, 08:09

Five years isn't long enough?
--------------------
I have come to realise it is futile to expect or hope a regular club game will be run in accordance with the laws. -- Jillybean
Factor in Alzheimers, and I can not recall a bad result from aggessive action in this situation. -- Aguahombre
1

• Posts: 4,026
• Joined: 2010-February-01
• Gender:Male
• Location:Atlanta, GA, USA

Posted 2012-May-10, 09:01

diana_eva, on 2012-May-10, 02:14, said:

jdgalt, on 2012-May-09, 19:06, said:

How long do I have to belong to BBO before the "newbie" label goes away?
Stick around for a while and your newbie label will go away.

Is "for a while" supposed to be a specific answer to his question?
0

### #6diana_eva

• Group: Yellows
• Posts: 1,214
• Joined: 2009-July-26
• Gender:Female
• Location:bucharest / romania

Posted 2012-May-10, 10:58

blackshoe, on 2012-May-10, 08:09, said:

Five years isn't long enough?

His username jdgalt shows 57 logins.The "newbie" label takes into account both when the username was created and how many times it was used. Both conditions must be met.

This post has been edited by diana_eva: 2012-May-10, 11:07

### #7barmar

• Posts: 9,358
• Joined: 2004-August-21
• Gender:Male

Posted 2012-May-10, 11:11

The use count requirement is presumably so that the "troublemaker" can't create a bunch of accounts, so that when one of them gets banned he just switches to one of the others. Despite these other names having been around for a while, they would still be considered new because they'd been mostly idle.

### #8jdgalt

• Group: Members
• Posts: 22
• Joined: 2007-July-09

Posted 2012-May-10, 12:23

diana_eva, on 2012-May-10, 10:58, said:

His username jdgalt shows 57 logins.The "newbie" label takes into account both when the username was created and how many times it was used. Both conditions must be met.

It sounds like I do meet them, so how do I get the label removed?
0

### #9vicstart

• Group: Members
• Posts: 1
• Joined: 2011-May-03

Posted 2012-May-15, 07:57

Hi,

I too have been trying unsuccessfully to join tournaments but get rejected as it says my completion rate is not high enough. My profile shows my completion rate as unknown. Have I done something wrong in the past and how do i get my completion rate up if i cannot join certain tournaments?

Regards,

Vicstart
0

### #10barmar

• Posts: 9,358
• Joined: 2004-August-21
• Gender:Male

Posted 2012-May-15, 08:59

See the help file: http://www.bridgebas...tion_rates.html

TCR is based on the past 60 days, and you need 10 tourneys during that time to get a TCR. You've only played in 5 tourneys in the past 2 months. Enter a few more tourneys that don't have TCR restrictions and then you'll be able to enter restricted tourneys.

• Posts: 4,026
• Joined: 2010-February-01
• Gender:Male
• Location:Atlanta, GA, USA

Posted 2012-May-15, 09:19

jdgalt, on 2012-May-10, 12:23, said:

diana_eva, on 2012-May-10, 10:58, said:

His username jdgalt shows 57 logins.The "newbie" label takes into account both when the username was created and how many times it was used. Both conditions must be met.
It sounds like I do meet them, so how do I get the label removed?

How could you possibly know whether you've met the minimum number of logins when staff has so consistently refused to tell you what that minimum number is?
0

### #12jdgalt

• Group: Members
• Posts: 22
• Joined: 2007-July-09

Posted 2012-May-15, 12:11

I certainly meet any reasonable number (not that it has any business being a secret).
0

### #13barmar

• Posts: 9,358
• Joined: 2004-August-21
• Gender:Male

Posted 2012-May-16, 13:45

The reason for keeping it a secret is to make it harder for people to game the system.

### #14jdgalt

• Group: Members
• Posts: 22
• Joined: 2007-July-09

Posted 2012-May-16, 13:58

If you insist on forcing people to do just that, then we will.
0