NABC Practice this weekend: July 6-7

The Summer NABC Robot Individual is approaching, July 13-15, so get ready, read up on the Conditions of Contest to make sure you’re not missing something important, and – most of all – practice!

NABC Practice Tournament #2 takes place this weekend, July 6-7, and it’s almost identical to the real thing. Come play and you’ll get “mock masterpoints” at the end too, to give you an idea of how you would have done, had this been the actual NABC.

You’ll find the NABC Practice Tournaments in the ACBL WORLD section of BBO this weekend. Plan for Saturday! This is a 2 day event, so you must play each day, you can’t “catch up” later.

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.
  • Each tournament expires at midnight US Eastern time.
  • Unplayed boards are scored as 0 (zero).
  • You need to play at least 1 board each day to advance to the next day.
  • 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.
  • Not everyone will be dealt the same boards.
  • 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.

Prizes:

We’ll give out 11 free entries to the actual NABC Robot Individual (July 13-15), as follows:

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

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