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

ALL DETAILS ARE ON ACBL WEBSITE, CLICK HERE TO ACCESS TO EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW

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28 comments on “Fall North American Online Bridge Championship (NAOBC)”

  1. The entry information for Pairs events is not clear. Is entry fee for two days for the Pair? Or, just for two sessions?
    Jerry

  2. Is there an online video chat setup for each TABLE to ensure that there is no cheating? It is unclear what is meant by “ACBL requires all players in all matches to have an ongoing video and/or audio chat with their screenmate.”

  3. On pairs event why you don’t have a game for non qualifiers
    as Final B since you are charging for the 2 day event.
    (It is done in most European tournaments)

  4. I think I am showing my ignorance here but what does it mean when it says "ACBL requires all players in all matches to have an ongoing video and/or audio chat with their screenmate." ?? We make sure that we do NOT have our phones etc near us when we play ... I know I am missing something here... ????

    1. Pls ignore my message....had I taken the time to READ the very clear info, I would have understood what this meant. lol THANK you for all of your hard work to enable us to still play bridge and participate in tournaments during this time of covid.

  5. Are the video and/or audio chats only required on team matches? or does it apply to pairs events as well? Thanks

  6. If I want to play in the -1500 pairs is it a combination of you and your partners master points or not? I am over 1500 but my partner is not. Which tourney do we play in? Alison

  7. I agree pricing is Outrageous!!

    How about a flight tournament that's under 750 points for Someone who is a beginning player with only 100--200 points

    Taxsgal

  8. This looked real interesting until I read the prices. What a rip off in times of a pandemic. The experts will play but you priced novice and intermediate and many advanced players right out.

  9. This looked real interesting until I read the prices. What a rip off in times of a pandemic. The experts will play but you priced novice and intermediate and many advanced players right out.

  10. Is there a delay between rounds during which one can set up the zoom meeting? If this has to be done while the round clock is ticking, are the rounds longer than the usual 7 minutes per board?

  11. i hope bbo and acbl will add server space and bandwidth to make sure those who dont participate will ba ble to play otherwise!!

    1. Hi Julian, I remember when you used to play with M. Patricia Hayes in Daytona. I'm June Vignati (Golfer7317 on BBO) living in Palm Coast.

      1. June. I used to live at Deltona when I played with Patricia. Abd had other partners after her, playing mainly in Deland) Now I moved to Tamarac, Broward County, near my daughter.

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