Win free trips to the 2019 Bridge Bowl in Las Vegas!

Whether you’re part of a team or a partnership, you could play your way to the Collegiate Bridge Bowl. ACBL and the ACBL Educational Foundation will award travel packages to six college teams and 11 college pairs in 2019. You’ll journey to fabulous Las Vegas this summer, meet other college players and compete for thousands of dollars in scholarships!

Teams

A team can have four to six members (four to six players, or four to five players and a non-playing coach if the team has one). Each travel package will support a team to travel to and compete in the Collegiate Bridge Bowl in Las Vegas (July 25-27, 2019):

  • Airfare up to $500 per person
  • Four nights of hotel room (double occupancy)
  • Per-diem of $50 per person

Each college can win one team travel package in our Spring Online Team Tournaments.

  • The next special team tournament will be held Sunday, April 7, 2019, awarding three team travel packages.
  • The first session  will start at 11 a.m. and the second session will begin at 3:30 p.m. (Central Time). Any eligible college team is welcome to register and participate.
  • All team members must be from the same school. Other eligibility requirements are listed in the Conditions of Contest.
  • In order to participate in a Spring Tournament, each team member must be a member of the CBO Club and have played in at least two CBO Club Daily Tournaments on BBO since the beginning of the 2018/2019 academic year.
  • Teams competing in the April 7th tournament must register by Thursday, April 4, 2018. Register.
  • All teams will be required to sign up a “proctor” (may be team’s coach) who will audit play and submit a proctor form after the event.
  • Format will be a two-session online event, awarding masterpoints to the top teams. For more details check the event’s Conditions of Contest.
  • If one team at a college is awarded a travel package, other teams from the same college may participate in all collegiate events but cannot win a second team travel package.

Pairs

Travel packages will be awarded to 11 college pairs.  Each travel package will support a pair to travel to and compete in the Collegiate Bridge Bowl Pairs Championship in Las Vegas (July 26-27):

  • Airfare up to $500 per person
  • Three nights of hotel room (double occupancy)
  • Per-diem of $50 per person

Spring Online Pair Tournament

  • Six pair travel packages will be awarded in a stratified online pair tournament Sunday, April 14, 2019.
  • Pairs must be from the same school. Other eligibilty requirements will be the same as listed in the Conditions of Contest for the Team events.
  • In order to participate in a Spring Tournament, each pair member must have played in at least two CBO Daily Tournaments on BBO since the beginning of the 2018/2019 academic year.
  • Pairs competing in the April 14th tournament must register by Thursday, April 11, 2019. Register.
  • Conditions of Contest coming soon.
  • All pairs will be required to sign up a “proctor” (may be team’s coach) who will audit play. The proctor form is available here.

 Pair Participation Packages

On Friday, May 3, we will award five pair travel packages based on game activity. Pairs wanting to be included in the chance to win a participation must register by Thursday, March 14. Register.

Players will earn points by playing in the CBO Daily Tournament beginning March 15-April 30 (“Just Declare” tournaments are not eligible for entries) and will earn one point per player, per day.

  • Pairs will be ranked by highest total point as of Tuesday, April 30 (Midnight, Pacific Time).
  • On Friday, May 3, the top five eligible pairs (whose college has not yet won a pairs travel package) will be awarded travel packages.
  • In case of a tie in point count, the winners will be decided by a coin flip.

Additional Rules:

  • A maximum of one team and one pair travel package can be awarded to each college. Therefore, as soon as one team wins a package, other teams from same college are not eligible for a travel award.
  • All teams and pairs participating in the Spring Online Tournaments and “game activity” events must submit a signed  Agreement of Fair and Sportsmanlike Participation for each player and return it to the ACBL Education Department by  April 3, 2018.
  • Proctors must sign and submit a Proctor Agreement after the end of each tournament.
    2019 Proctor Agreement Teams 
    2019 Proctor Agreement Pairs
  • Package winners are expected to play each day that they are at the tournament, so if a team is knocked out after the Swiss round in Day 1, they must play as pairs in the Day 2 pair events (in the event of a five-man team, at least four team members must play in the pairs).
  • Any team that does not win a travel package can still participate in the Collegiate Bridge Bowl Championship. There will be no entry fees for the Championship events. Registration opens Monday, May 6 and closes Monday, July 1. Walk-up participants must show proof of college enrollment.

2019 Collegiate Bridge Bowl Teams Conditions of Contest
2019 ACBL Collegiate Agreement of Fair and Sportsmanlike Participation