The 2023 USBCs will select teams for 2023 World Championships, scheduled for August 20-Sept. 2, 2023, at the Palais des Congres in Marrakech, Morocco. The WBF has provided this information about accomodations.
The Open USBC will select USA2 (USA1 is SPECTOR who won the 2022 Open USBC). The Mixed, Senior, and Women's USBCs will each select 2 teams.
Information with entries closed
The Open USBC had 15 teams entered when entries closed on March 21st. Entries will remain open until April 2nd or when a 16th team has entered, whichever is first. All Open play will be face to face, starting May 1 with the Round of 16 and ending May 8th. If there are 15 teams in the event, the top-seeded Nickell team will have a bye in the Round of 16.
The Mixed USBC had 10 teams entered when entries closed on March 22nd, and entries are now closed. All 10 of the teams preferred to have the entire event played face to face, and the format has been changed to allow that. The first Mixed stage will be a face to face 10-team Round Robin. The top 4 teams will qualify for the USA1 Semifinal; the 5th through 8th teams will qualify for USA2 Stage 1; the 9th and 10th teams will be eliminated. USA1 will continue with 2 day Semifinal and Final matches. USA2 will continue with 2 day Stage 1 matches, 1-1/2 day Quarterfinal and Semifinal matches, and a 2 day Final.
The Senior USBC had 9 teams entered when entries closed on March 28th, and entries are now closed. The teams will discuss whether to have an online Round Robin to reduce from 9 to 8, or whether to follow the same format as the Mixed.
The Women's USBC had 4 teams entered when entries closed on March 28th, and entries are now closed. The teams will play 2 days of USA1 Semifinal KO (random draw), 2 days of USA1 Final and USA2 Semifinal, and 2 days of USA2 Final
Entry fees are the same for all events: There is a $500 event entry fee plus session fees of $200 per session ($400 per day) for face to face play. The initial entry fee is due by the entry closing date. Session fees will be collected on site.
Formats - The Seniors and Women's will have an online stage to reduce to 8 (Seniors), or 4 (Women's) teams for face to face play. The online stages are tentatively scheduled for April 11-13, but may be changed to earlier dates with unanimous approval of the teams.
The face to face stages of play will be KO except for the Mixed or if the Women's has 3 teams, in which case the first 2 days will be a Round Robin.
Due dates for SSFs and convention card will depend on whether there is an online stage or not. If there is an online stage, system forms are due 2 weeks before the first day of online play. If there isn't an online stage, system forms are due:
Open: April 17
Mixed: April 26
Senior: May 5
Women: May 6
Open USBC Byes
After the Vanderbilt, the Nickell team (Nickell-Katz, Greco-Hampson, Levin-Weinstein) has 74 Positioning Points, and the Lebowitz team (Lebowitz-A. Grossack, Z Grossack-M Rosenberg) has 48 Positioning Points. 48 PPs are required for the first 3 byes to the Round of 16. The Vanderbilt winner (Wolfson-Garner, Grue-Moss, Zia-Gold) has 75 Positioning Points and would have a bye to the Round of 16 if 4 of them were playing on the same team, but they aren't. No other team has enough Positioning Points for a bye.
Conditions of Contest
All 4 events will be governed by the USBF General Conditions of Contest.
In addition, each of the events has Special Conditions of contest: Open, Mixed, Senior, Women's
Note that these links are to the latest 2023 Draft versions, which we expect will become Final on approval by the USBF Board.