2022 Michael Seamon Junior USBC
All players in the 2022 Michael Seamon Junior USBC MUST be vaccinated against COVID19.
Players must submit proof of vaccination to the USBF Secretary before play commences in the event. This includes the online stages, if needed - players are not eligible if they have not submitted proof of vaccination.
There are no exceptions to this rule.
The 2022 Michael Seamon Junior USBC (MSJUSBC) will select the USA teams for the 2023 World Youth Bridge Teams Championship (WYBTC). We do not yet know the dates or location for the 2023 (WYBTC), but will post here as soon as we do know. Sorry - don't shoot the messenger!
There will be 3 divisions of the 2022 MSJUSBC:
Under 26 (born in 1998 or later plus up to 2 players born in 1997); 2 teams will be selected.
Under 21 (born in 2003 or later plus up to 2 players born in 2002); 2 teams will be selected.
Rona, (women born in 1998 or later plus up to 2 players born in 1997); 1 team will be selected.
Location & Dates
The face to face stages of the 2022 JUSBC will be held at the Atlanta Peachtree Hyatt Regency, starting on Tuesday, December 27th and ending on Saturday, December 31. The USBF Junior committee will once again try to raise enough money to pay most travel and hotel expenses for all of the competitors in Atlanta.
Entries are now closed. There are 10 teams in U26, 8 teams in U21, and 4 teams in Rona.
There is no entry fees for this event.
U 26 - 10 teams
The U26 event will be five days long:
Day 1: Complete Round Robin of 7 board matches. The top 4 teams will qualify for the USA1 Semifinal, the remaining
teams will play in USA2.
Day 2: USA1 Semifinal; 60 board KO; Round Robin winner chooses their opponent;
USA2 Stage 1 - 6 team complete Round Robin of 12 board matches;
The top 4 teams will qualify for the USA2 Quarterfinal. The bottom 2 teams are eliminated.
Day 3: USA1 Final & USA2 Quarterfinal; 60 board KOs.
Day 4: USA 2 Semifinal; 60 board KO; Losing USA1 Finalist picks their opponent.
Day 5: USA 2 Final; 60 board KO.
U21 - 8 teams
The U21 event will be 5 days long.
Days 1 & 2: Complete Round Robin of 8 board matches. USBF General COC require that each player play against each other team; score from each 8 board match is converted to Victory Points and each team's score for the Round Robin is the sum of their Victory Points from Day 1 and Day 2. The top 4 teams will qualify for the USA1 Semifinal, the remaining 4 teams will be eliminated.
Day 3: USA1 Semifinal; 60 board KO; Round Robin winner chooses their opponent;
Day 4: USA1 Final & USA2 Semifinal; 60 board KOs.
Day 5: USA2 Final; 60 board KO
There are 4 teams entered in the Rona event. They will play a 2-day 4 team Round Robin of 20 board matches on 12/29 & 12/30. USBF General COC require that each player play against each other team; score from each 20 board match is converted to Victory Points and each team's score for the Round Robin is the sum of their Victory Points from Day 1 and Day 2. The top 2 teams in the Round Robin will play a 1 day 60 board KO Final on 12/31 to pick the USBF team for the 2023 WYBTC.
Each pair is required to submit a System Summary Form on or before December 13th. To create or edit a SSF, first log in to this site, then click on "Create or Edit SSF" under the User Menu, which appears in the left hand column when you log in. You can either create a new form or copy an old one. If you have any problems, email Jan and Al and they will try to help. When you have finished filling out the SSF or making changes you must click on submit at the top or bottom of the page to save the changes - otherwise all of your hard work will be lost in cyberspace.
If you are playing a method that is allowed under paragraph 3 or paragraph 7 of Opening Bids on the new Open+ Convention Chart, and there is not now an ACBL approved defense fo the method, you must submit a full description of the method and a recommended defense at least 4 weeks before the start of the JUSBC. Our software no longer allows you to create an Advance Submission Form online, but you can download the form as a Word document and use it as an outline of the information you should submit. Complete it, send it by email to Jan & Al and they will convince the website to see it as an ASF and link it to your SSF. They will also send it to the USBF Conventions Committee for review. If the committee has not rejected it within 1 week of submission, it is accepted and you may play the method and must bring the recommended defense to the table with you.
Tuesday, Nov. 29th: Final day to submit Recommended Defenses for any paragraph 3 or 7 methods.
Tuesday, December 13th: Final day to submit System Summary Form and ACBL Convention card. Penalty for late submission is loss of seating rights in one segment of a KO match (starting with the first match the team plays) per day that either the SSF or Convention Card is late. SSFs will be reviewed by a subcommittee of the ITTC and rejected if not adequate.
Sunday, December 25th: Last day for roster changes without Credentials Committee approval.
When the event has started, you will be able to click here to get to the results page for the JUSBC. Once there, you can click on the stage of the event in which you are interested.
Special Conditions of Contest for the 2022 JUSBC in PDF format
Conditions of Play for the 2022 JUSBC in PDF format will be linked after entries have closed.
2022 General Conditions of Contest in PDF format.
ACBL Convention Charts in PDF Format; the Open+ Chart will apply for USBF events.