The Bridge International Championship is up and running. The qualifications are over. Friday is a day to rest, relax and get ready for Halloween. The BIC Finals take place this weekend, on Saturday and Sunday.
The BBO team wish you all the best. Thanks to all participants – and good luck to the finalists!
BIC, short for Bridge International Championship; is a worldwide online event taking place across several bridge platforms, in partnership with the World Bridge Federation. Ranked players will be awarded both WBF and BBO points.
There are International and Country titles to play for. You’ll be up against players from all corners of the globe as well as your compatriots.
Your IP address will determine which country you represent (for example, Garozzo will represent the USA if he’s in the USA). If your country doesn’t have at least 10 players, you’ll represent the “Rest of World”.
The Main Event – BIC 2020
Monday to Thursday will feature the BIC Qualifiers – individual tournaments with robots. There’ll be 100 BIC tournaments (daylong style) to choose from, with your top ten scores counting towards your ranking. Finish with an average score of 55% or higher at the close of play on Thursday and you’ll progress to the BIC Finals.
Friday will be a day to rest up and get yourself prepared for the BIC Finals on Saturday and Sunday.
For the Finals, there’ll be 6 BIC tournaments to play, with your best 4 scores counting towards your overall ranking. As per the qualifiers, the finals will be individual tournaments with robots. Finish top and you’ll be named the first ever BBO BIC International Champion!
BIC Side Events
Don’t have space in your schedule for a week of non-stop bridge / not ready to mix it with the top players? Don’t worry. We’re running the BIC Transnational Survivor and the BIC Mini Championships; one for players with 0-100 BBO Points and another for players with 0-1000 BBO Points
BIC Mini Championships: The Mini BIC has been prepared for players with up to 100 BBO points and for players with up to 1,000 BBO Points. Monday to Sunday, one session a day (daylong, MP, 12 boards), 1BB$ a session, BB$ rewarded!
BIC Transnational Survivor: Not enough time for the BIC? This 80% cut survivor game is for you! Monday to Sunday, one session a day (daylong, MP, 18 boards), 3BB$ entry fee, with BB$ rewards! Registrations are only open on Monday for the BIC Transnational Survivor.
Side Event Prizes (BIC Mini Championships and BIC Transnational Survivor)
- 1st place: 10 BB$ + 6 months BBO Prime subscription
- 2nd place: 5 BB$ + 6 months BBO Prime subscription
- 3rd place: 3 BB$ + 6 months BBO Prime subscription
- 4th to 10 place: 1 BB$ + 3 months BBO Prime subscription for each
BIC 2020 – all the details
Qualifiers – Monday 26 to Thursday 29 October
- There’ll be 100 BIC tournaments available
- Games consist of 12 boards, Matchpoints, deal pool, best hand
- 3 BB$ entry fee
- Your best 10 scores will count towards your ranking
- Get an average score of 55% or higher to qualify for the final phase
Rest day – Friday
Finals – Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November
- Only players who have an average score of 55% or higher qualify to play in the final
- There’ll be six BIC tournaments available, restricted only to players who qualified in the previous phase.
- Your best 4 scores will count towards your final ranking.
- Games consist of 12 boards, Matchpoints, deal pool, best hand. Free entry.
- International and Country leaderboards
BIC Podium and Prizes
- 1st place: ‘BBO BIC International Champion’ title + 230 BB$ + 6 months subscription to BBO Prime
- 2nd: 150 BB$ + 6 months BBO Prime
- 3rd: 80 BB$ + 6 months BBO Prime
- 4th to 10th: 10 BB$ + 1 months BBO Prime
- 11th to 50: 5 BB$ + 1 month BBO Prime
- 51st to 100: 3 BB$ + 1 month BBO Prime
- 101st to 150: 1 BB$
BIC Country Podium and Prizes
- 1st place: ‘BBO BIC Champion – Country’ title + BB$50 + 3 months subscription to BBO Prime
- 2nd: BB$40 + 3 months BBO Prime
- 3rd: BB$30 + 3 months BBO Prime
- A country is represented only if it has at least 10 players.
BBO BIC FAQ – this page aims to answer all your BIC related questions.
How to participate in the 2020 BBO Bridge International Championship