2017 Senior USBC
The 2017 Senior USBC will select the USA1 and USA2 Senior teams for the D'Orsi Senior Bowl at the 2017 World Teams Championshps in Lyon, France August 12-26, 2017. Players must have been born in 1957 or earlier.
Location and Dates
Entries are now open and will close at midnight EDT on May 3rd, or when there are 16 teams entered in the event. Any team that is reduced to fewer than 4 players because team members have qualified to represent the USBF in the Open or Women's Teams in Lyon can withdraw its entry to the Senior USBC and receive a full refund of the entry fee.
The Senior USBC will last for 9 days.
If there are fewer than 15 teams, the first stage will be a 1.5 day Round Robin. The top 8 teams will qualify for the Quarterfinal. If there are 15 or 16 teams, the first stage will be a 1.5 day Round of 16 KO. If there are 15 teams, the top seed will have a bye to the Quarterfinal.The event will continue with1.5 day KO matches for the USA1 Quarterfinal, Semi-Final & Final, with concurrent USA2 Rounds of 32, 16, and 8, followed by the 1.5 day USA2 Semifinal and Final matches.
Losers in the each stage of the event will drop into the USA2 bracket, which will run in parallel with the USA1 bracket until the end of USA1 and will then continue with 1.5 day Semifinal and Final matches. The losing USA1 finalist will drop into the USA2 Semifinal and choose their opponent.
Wednesday, May 3rd: Final day to submit System Summary Form & ACBL Convention card. Penalty for late submission is loss of seating rights in one segment of the team's first KO match per day that the form is late.
Wednesdat, May 3rd: Last day to make hotel reservations and be assured of receiving our hotel rate. The hotel may honor the rate for later reservations, but is not required to do so.
Monday, May 15: Last day for roster changes without Credentials Committee approval.
The event will be seeded based on ACBL Senior KO seeding points plus the number of seeding points awarded to the winner of the Baze Senior KO for each player on the team that won the 2016 Senior USBC (Hamman, NPC) and the number of seeding points awarded to the second place team in the Baze Senior KO for each player on the team that finished second in the 2016 Senior USBC (Wolfson). The teams will be listed in seeding point order shortly after entries close, although the order may change if rosters change.
Each pair playing in the event must file a System Summary Form and ACBL convention card on or before Wednesday, May 3rd. To do so, log in to this website and then click on "Create or Edit SSF" under the User Menu. For more information about the System Summary Forms and how to complete them, click here or on System Regulations under the Tournament menu.To file your ACBL convention card, either email a PDF or JPG of your convention card to Jan, or share a BridgeWinners convention card with Jan.
Conditions of Contest for the 2017 Senior USBC in PDF format.
Conditions of Play for the 2017 USBC in PDF format will be posted after entries close.
The General Conditions of Contest in PDF format.