Future USBF Events
United States Bridge Championships
The USBF holds tournaments to select United States International Teams. The USBC, which selects teams for Open World Championships, is held every year; the USBC held each even numbered year that is not divisible by four selects one team for the next year's Bermuda Bowl. The Women's USBC, which selects teams for Women's World Championships, is held in three out of four years; there is no Women's USBC in even numbered years that are not divisible by four. The Senior USBC, which selects teams for Senior World Championships, is held in three out of four years; there is no Senior USBC in even numbered years that are not divisible by four. The Junior USBC, which selects teams for the World Junior Championships, is held in each odd numbered year, to select the teams for the following even numbered year.
The 2017 Bermuda Bowl, Venice Cup and D'Orsi (Senior) Bowl will be held in Lyons, France from August 12 through August 26. Because those dates are earlier than usual, all of the USBCs will also be earlier than usual. We will be returning to the Hyatt Regency in Schaumburg where the room rate will be $129 a night, including internet, for all three 2017 events.
2017 Open USBC
The Open USBC will be selecting two teams in 2017. The Open USBC will start on Friday, April 28th and finish on Thursday, May 11th. All matches in both the USA1 and USA2 brackets will be 120 boards long.
2017 Women's USBC
The Women's USBC will also select 2 teams in 2017. The Women's USBC will start either on Wednesday, May 3 or Thursday, May 4th and end on Tuesday, May 9 or Wednesday, May 10th
2017 Senior USBC
The Senior USBC will also select 2 teams in 2017. It will be held starting on Wednesday, May 17th and ending on Thursday, May 25th.
In 2018, the World Bridge Series will be held in Orlando, FL from September 22 to October 6. The Rosenblum (Open), McConnell (Women) and Rand (Senior) team events are open to anyone who wants to play in them. Therefore, the USBF does not hold selection events for Women or Senior teams. The 2018 Open USBC will select USA1 for the 2019 Bermuda Bowl (we do not yet know where or when that will be).
2018 Open USBC
The 2018 Open USBC will be held at the Houston Marriott Westchase, where USBF first held a USBC at a site other than Memphis back in 2005. For those of you who play in Texas Regionals, this is the site of Houston Regionals. The tournament will start on Friday, May 11 and end on Sunday May 20. Room rate at the Marriott is $129 and includes internet.