NABC Practice this weekend: June 29-30

The NABC Robot Individual is coming! As of 2019, it awards 50% more ACBL Masterpoints than in previous years. Registration opened June 28 (Friday) and if you register early you receive a $6 discount. If you played the 2019 Spring NABC Robot Individual, you get another $6 discount. Read the NABC info page for details.

What’s the NABC Robot Individual like? You don’t need to guess. Try the free NABC Practice Tournament this weekend (June 29-30) to see for yourself. You’ll find the NABC Practice Tournaments in the ACBL WORLD section of BBO this weekend.

Tournament Conditions of Play:

  • These practice tournaments are free and use advanced robots. Click here for the robot system notes.
  • ACBL membership is required. Click here to check if BBO has your ACBL number on file.
  • Each tournament is 12 boards, Matchpoints scoring.
  • The moment you register, and then launch the tournament, you have 18 hours to complete your set of hands for the day.
  • Unplayed boards are scored as 0 (zero).
  • You need to play at least 1 board each day to advance to the next day.
  • Not everyone will be dealt the same boards.
  • You need to play each day to progress to the next day. To spell it out – You can’t play on Sunday without playing on Saturday.
  • At the end of each day, you will receive a leaderboard with “mock masterpoints” that will show you what you would have earned had this been the real NABC. These are not real points.


We’ll give out 4 free entries to the actual NABC Robot Individual (July 13-15), as follows:

  • Free entry to the winner of NABC Practice tournament – Day 1
  • Free entry to the winner of NABC Practice tournament – Day 2
  • Free entries to 1st place and 2nd place overall
  • If a free entry winner already has registered to the NABC Robot Individual, their entry fee will be refunded
  • If the overall winners have already won free entry in one of the previous sessions, the prize goes to next place overall (3rd, 4th, etc.)

How to join the practice tourneys?
Click ACBL WORLD and look for the ACBL NABC Practice Tournament.