2020 USBF Invitational 1
The 2020 USBF Invitational 1 is an online practice event for teams entered in the 2020 Open USBC. There are no rewards for doing well in the event, but we hope it will be fun for everyone. The "1" is so if this works well we can hold more Invitationals.
Location & Dates
The 2020 USBF Invitational 1 will be held online on BBO, starting on Saturday, May 30th and ending on Wednesday, June 3rd.
Entries are now Closed. There are 12 teams entered. Click here for the list of teams entered.
There will be an event entry fee of $200 for each team. There are no additional entry fees.
There will be 4 stages: a 2 day Round Robin on Saturday & Sunday and one day Quarterfinal, Semifinal and Final KO matches on Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday.
There are 12 teams in the event. The two teams who earned byes to the 2020 Open USBC (Nickell and Spector) have a bye to the Quarterfinal. The top 6 teams in the Round Robin will qualify for the Quarterfinal.
For the Quarterfinal, Nickell will be assigned bracket position 1, Spector will be assigned bracket position 2, the Round Robin winner will be assigned bracket position 3 and have the right to choose its Quarterfinal opponent from the teams that finished 4th through 6th in the Round Robin. The teams that finished second & third may make themselves available to be chosen. If they were not chosen by the Round Robin winner, the 2nd and 3rd place Round Robin teams will be randomly assigned bracket positions 4 and 5, and the remaining Round Robin teams will be randomly assigned bracket positions 7 & 8.
The event will be "open notes" - players may consult their notes during the bidding. If a table is over the allotted time for a Round Robin match or KO segment and one of the players has spent a significant amount of time consulting his or her notes, that player's team will be deemed at fault for the table being late.
Undo's may be requested for misclicks. The request must be made before the partner of the player who is asking for an undo has acted. The opponents must allow the undo.
Saturday and Sunday will start at 2:00 pm EDT and end no later than 10:00 pm. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday will start at 4:00pm EDT and end at about 11:40 pm. Click here for the full schedule.
Each pair submitted a System Summary Form and an ACBL convention card on or before May 20th. The SSFs and convention cards are linked to the plaeyrs' names on the Teams Entered list and there are also links from each team's profile page, which can be accessed by clicking on the team name on the Teams Entered list.
Friday, May 15th: Final day to submit Recommended Defenses for any paragraph 3 or 7 methods.
Wednesday, May 20th: Final day to submit System Summary Form and ACBL Convention card.
Thursday, May 28th: Last day for roster changes.
When the event has started, you will be able to click here to get to the results page for the Invitational. Once there, you can click on the stage of the event in which you are interested.
Click here for links to Daily Bulletins. If you get a 404 error it means that the bulletin hasn't yet beein posted.
2020 General Conditions of Contest in PDF format.
ACBL Convention Charts in PDF Format; the Open+ Chart will apply for USBF events.
Page updated 5/23/2020