The USBF has been asked to send an Open team and a Women's team to the fourth SportAccord Mindsports games being held in Beijing, China Dec. 10-17, 2014.

The organizers have asked USBF to send an Open team that includes "world class" players. In order to comply with that request, the USBF Board sought early expressions of interest from top players and has nominated the Open team of Huub Bertens, Curtis Cheek, Vince Demuy, Justin Lall, Roger Lee,  and John Kranyak. For the Women's team, the USBF will follow the procedure used in prior years: pairs will be asked to self-nominate themselves and the players who competed in the finals or won the USA2 bracket of the last 5 Women's USBCs choosing from the nominated pairs.

All USBF Active and Resident woman members who have paid 2014 dues should receive an email asking if they are interested in competing. If you did not receive the email, either because you have not paid 2014 dues, or because the email address you gave USBF is no longer correct, or because your email program thinks that email from the USBF website is junk, and are interested in competing in this  event, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your name and your partner's name before midnight on August 20th).

Click here for a description of how the votes will be tabulated to select the top pairs.
Click here
for the full text of the email sent to 2014 Active & Resident members for whom we have email addresses.
Click here for the answers to some questions Board members have been asked.
Click here for the specifics of the event.
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for instructions about changing the email address USBF has for you.