Fall North American Online Bridge Championship (NAOBC)

ACBL will be organizing the 2020 Fall North American Online Bridge Championships on BBO, from November 27 to December 6.

The Fall NAOBC features two high-level events: the Premier Knockout (Nov 27-Dec 6) and the Premier Pairs (Dec 5-6). Both events have three flights: Open, 0-5000, and 0-1500. All flights award NABC titles.

Pre-registration for the NAOBC Premier Knockout Teams is mandatory and is limited to the first 256 teams. Registrations can be made here from November 9 to November 23.

Entries for the NAOBC Premier Pairs will be sold on BBO, like for all pair tournaments, two hours before game time.

Security is a high priority for this event. ACBL requires all players in all matches to have an ongoing video and/or audio chat with their screenmate.

All events will award Masterpoints©:

Open Knockout: 1st place 200MP, 100% Gold.
0-5000 Knockout: 1st place 64MP, 100% Gold.
0-1500 Knockout: 1st place 36MP, 100% Gold.
Open Pairs: 80% of NABC rating per formula. If there are 50 tables, 1st place would be 61.70 MP. 100% Gold
0-5000 Pairs: 80% of NABC rating per formula. If there are 50 tables, 1st place would be 49.36 MP. 100% Gold
0-1500 Pairs: 80% of NABC rating per formula. If there are 50 tables, 1st place would be 37.02 MP. 100% Gold

What you need to know before the tournament

Monday, Nov. 9Premier Knockout Team Entries open on BridgeWinners for all Flights
Monday, Nov. 23 – Midnight (EST)Entries close for Premier KO Team Entries for Open Flight
Wednesday, Nov. 25 – Noon (EST)Deadline for convention cards for Premier KO Teams Open Flight
Wednesday, Nov. 25 – Midnight (EST)Entries close for Team Entries for Premier KO Limited Flights
Saturday, Dec. 5 – 11:00 AM (EST)Entries open for Premier Pairs 0-1500 Flight
Saturday, Dec 5. 11:10 AM (EST)Entries open for Premier Pairs 0-5000 Flight
Saturday, Dec. 5, 11:20 AM (EST)Entries open for Premier Pairs Open Flight

Entry Fees:

Open Knockout: $300 / team for the entire event. NABC Junior discounts apply*

0-5000 Knockout and 0-1500 Knockout: $240 / team for the entire event. A team may consist of four, five, or six players. NABC Junior Discounts apply.*

Open Pairs: $100 / pair / event. Players who qualify for the final play free. NABC Junior discounts apply.**

0-5000 and 0-1500 Pairs: $80 / pair / event. Players who qualify for the final play free. NABC Junior discounts apply.**

*Discount = $45 per Junior, maximum four discounts per team

**Discount = $30 per Junior player

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