Here’s your chance to win a NABC title without leaving home. The new NABC Online Individual event allows you to do just that! Play Sunday, July 23, through Wednesday, July 26, any time of day from any location. All you need is an internet connection. Registration begins July 9.

On July 14-16, ACBL and BBO will have a practice tournament with 12 boards each day. The top 10 players will be awarded a free entry into the main event.

ACBL Chief Executive Officer Robert Hartman calls the event an exciting, bold experiment. “Recognizing that online bridge competition is a key part of the future of our game, the ACBL and BBO are collaborating to stage a four-session game. This event will enable ACBL members all over the world to attend the NABC via their laptop or mobile device.”

Registration

  • Registration opens July 9 and closes on July 23 at 8 p.m. (EST)
  • Pre-registration is required for this event.
  • Registration is limited to ACBL members in good standing. Non-members and ACBL members whose membership has lapsed that would like to play in the event must complete the join/renew process by Friday, July 21, 3 p.m. (15:00) Eastern Daylight Time. Click here to join/renew.
  • To register, go to www.bridgebase.com, login and click on ACBL World. Click the register button next to ACBL NABC Online Individual July 23-26. For additional information and support check BBO’s FAQ.
  • ACBL staff and BBO staff and immediate family members may not participate.

Entry Fees

  • If pre-registered by July 19, fee is $40.
  • Registration between July 20 and July 23, fee is $50.
  • Participants may pay using a credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express) or PayPal at the time of entry.

Conditions of Contest

Click here for the Conditions of Contest

Playing with Robots

  • The robots used are GIB robots.
  • The robots play a modified 2/1 system.
  • To view the robot system notes, please visit http://www.bridgebase.com/doc/gib_system_notes.php. The robots sometimes deviate from notes if simulations lead them to other conclusions.
  • The robot’s understanding of what a bid means can be seen by hovering over the highlighted bid.
  • When it is a player’s turn to bid, the player can see what the robots think a bid means before making the bid. Please refer to miscellaneous point 32. If the bid is not highlighted, it means the robots have no special understanding or definition for that particular bid.

Practice Tournament July 14-16

  • Click here for July 14-16 Practice Tournament results.