Conditions of Contest

At its meeting on December 2nd, 2019, the USBF Board of Directors adopted the Conditions of Contest for the 2020 USBCs, making the following determinations:

1. The Women's USBC will be named the Beth Palmer Women's USBC in memory of deceased USBF Board member Beth Palmer.

2. A player who enters 2 or more USBCs must This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. within one week of entering the second event, which World Championship event s/he will compete in if s/he qualifies for more than one, and will be required to play in the designated World Championship event, absent special approval from the USBF Credentials Committee to withdraw. NOTE: there is no change to the rule that a player who wins the Open USBC is not eligible to enter a subsequent USBC.

Final Conditions of Contest for all of the 2020 USBCs are now linked to the individual event pages accessible under the Tournaments Menu.

The USBF General Conditions of Contest contain rules applicable to all USBF tournaments.

Each player in a USBF competition must sign the USBF Competitor's Agreement.

The United States Bridge Championship is governed by the Special Conditions of Contest for the USBC. Conditions of Contest in Word format are available for download for 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003,2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011,2012, 2013. Conditions of Contest in PDF format are available for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020.

The Women's United States Bridge Championship is governed by the Special Conditions of Contest for the WUSBC. Conditions of Contest in PDF format are available for 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019 and 2020

The United States Junior Bridge Championship is governed by the Special Conditions of Contest for the USJBC. In 2004 the USJBC was held as a Pairs Trials. In 2005 the USJBC was a Team competition and a Pairs Trial selected players for the Schools (under 21) championships.

Conditions of Contest for the 2011 U26 Online Pairs Trials for Croatia are available for download in PDF formet. 

Conditions of Contest for the 2011 U26 Team Trials for the 2012 Patino Cup and the 2011 U21 Team Trials for the 2012 Damiani Cup are available for download in PDF format.

Conditions of Contest for the 2013 Junior USBC, the 2015 Junior USBC, the 2017 Michael Seamon Junior USBC and the 2019 Michael Seamon Junior USBC are available for download in PDF format.

Conditions of Contest and Conditions of Play for the 2019 Michael Seamon Junior USBC are availabile for download in PDF format.

The Senior United States Bridge Championship is governed by the Special Conditions of Contest for the SUSBC. Conditions of Contest in PDF format are available for download for 20112012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019.

The first Mixed USBC was held in 2016. There were no World Mixed Team championships for which USBF needed to choose team(s) in 2017 or 2018, so the second Mixed USBC will be held in 2019. Conditions of Contest for the 2016 Mixed USBC and the 2019 Mixed USBC are available in PDF format.