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.



 


2021 - TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

We do not yet know when or where the 2021 World Championship will be held. The 2021 dates for the Open, Women's & Senior USBCs are based on the assumption that it will be in February or March of 2022. If that changes these dates will change. The 2021 USBCs will be held partly online and partly at the Hyatt Regency, Schaumburg, the new regular home for the Open, Women's, Senior & Mixed USBCs.

2021 Open USBC

The online stages of the Open USBC will start on Monday, September 13 and continue for as many days as needed, with a break on Sept. 14th. The Face to face stages of the Open USBC will start on October 5th and end on October 12th. The 2021 USBC will select both USBF teams for the 2021 Bermuda Bowl.

2021 Senior USBC

The online stages of the Senior USBC will start on Friday, October 1 and continue for as many days as needed, probably 2 or 3. The Face to face stages of the Senior USBC will start on October 23rd and end on October 30th. The event will select the two USBF teams for the 2021 Senior Bowl.

2021 Women's USBC

The 2021 Women's USBC will start opposite the Open USBC Semifinal or Quarterfinal on Thursday, October 7th or Saturday, October 9th and end on Thursday, October 14th. The 2021 Women's USBC will select the two USBF teams for the 2021 Venice Cup.

2021 Mixed USBC

The online stages of the Mixed USBC will start on Friday, September 24th and continue for as many days as needed, probably 2 or 3. The Face to face stages of the Mixed USBC will start on October 15th and end on October 22nd.