The 2nd Edition of the Bridge International Championship: March 29 to April 4

Bridge International Championship 2nd edition

BIC is back, bigger and better. You’ll notice changes to the tournament format – these changes are based on your feedback. Thank you everyone for sending in your ideas, which will make the 2nd edition even better than the 1st.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with BIC, it’s the Bridge International Championship. It’s a worldwide online event taking place across several bridge platforms, in partnership with the World Bridge Federation. Ranked players are awarded both WBF and BBO points.

Last year saw players from all over the world contest the 1st ever BBO BIC title. Players were able to seek personal glory whilst representing their countries. Thousands of players competed. Thousands more will be playing this time around.

Bridge International Championship 2 – all the details

Qualifiers: 29 March through to April 1st (Monday to Thursday)

Monday to Thursday featured the BIC Qualifiers – individual tournaments with robots, daylong style. There were 10 BIC tournaments (12 boards, not best hand) to choose from every day. Players’ top five scores counted towards their ranking. Finishing with an average score of 56% or higher at the close of play on Thursday was the benchmark to make it to the BIC Finals.

Friday is the rest day, and gives players a breather before the finals on Saturday and Sunday.

Qualifiers checklist

  • You must play at least 5 tournaments to get on the leaderboard
  • You can play more to improve your score
  • Your score will be calculated using your 5 best performances
  • There are 10 qualifier tournaments available every day from Monday to Thursday
  • Each tournament costs 3 BB$.

Finals: April 3-4 (Saturday and Sunday)

For the Finals, there’ll be 6 BIC tournaments to play, with your best 4 scores counting towards your overall ranking. You’ll have 48 hours to play your boards. Finish top and you’ll be the BBO BIC International Champion of the 2nd Edition!

BIC Podium and Prizes

  • 1st: Crowned ‘Winner of the 2021 BBO BIC 2’ + 250 BB$ + 6 months 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 2 Champion – Country’ title + 50 BB$ + 3 months subscription to BBO Prime
  • 2nd: 40 BB$ + 3 months BBO Prime
  • 3rd: 30 BB$ + 3 months BBO Prime

Prizes for all players who make it to the finals

All players who make it to the finals will receive a 3 BB$ prize and a congratulations card.

*10 players minimum needed to represent a country. Where there are fewer than 10, players will represent the ‘Rest of the World’ and be in the running for the BBO BIC 2 Rest of the World podium and prizes.

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Don’t fancy the main event? Take a look at the BIC Side Games

If you don’t feel ready to take on all comers or don’t have time to devote to a week of bridge, don’t fear. You can still play. We’re running the Mini-BIC and BIC Survivors. There’s something for everyone.

Mini-BIC 0-100 and 0-1000

The Mini-BIC is designed for two levels of player; those with up to 100 BBO points and those with up to 1,000 BBO Points.

0-100 BBO Points Mini-BIC0-1000 BBO Points Mini-BIC
  • Restricted to players with fewer than 100 BBO Points
  • One tournament per day, with robots, daylong style, Monday to Sunday
  • Each tournament is independent of the others
  • 12 boards, Matchpoints. 1 BB$ entry fee
  • Your best 4 scores count towards the leaderboard, to determine the 0-100 Mini-BIC Champion.
  • Restricted to players with fewer than 1000 BBO Points
  • One tournament per day, with robots, daylong style, Monday to Sunday
  • Each tournament is independent of the others
  • 12 boards, Matchpoints, 1 BB$ entry fee
  • Your best 4 scores count towards the leaderboard, to determine the 0-1000 Mini-BIC Champion.
Prizes
  • 1st: ‘Winner of the Mini-BIC (0-100)’ title + 10 BB$ + 6 months subscription to BBO Prime
  • 2nd: 5 BB$ + 6 months BBO Prime
  • 3rd: 3 BB$ + 6 months BBO Prime
  • 4 to 10: 1BB$ + 3 months BBO Prime.
Prizes
  • 1st: ‘Winner of the Mini-BIC (0-1000)’ title + 10 BB$ + 6 months subscription to BBO Prime
  • 2nd: 5 BB$ + 6 months BBO Prime
  • 3rd: 3 BB$ + 6 months BBO Prime
  • 4 to 10: 1BB$ + 3 months BBO Prime.

BIC Survivors

There’s going to be daily Survivors throughout the week – so if you don’t make it to day two, three, four etc, you’ll still be able to play and win.

BIC Transnational Survivor (7 Days)

Here’s the big one! The BIC Transnational Survivor (7 Days):

  • Open to all on Day 1. Top 80% scorers qualify for Day 2
  • Access to subsequent days is restricted to qualified players for the rest of the week, with same 20% cut, until Sunday
  • Daylong style, with robots
  • 18 boards, Matchpoints, not best hand
  • 3 BB$ entry fee – subsequent days are not charged. Play well enough and you’ll go all the way to Sunday !
  • 1st place crowned ‘Winner of the 2021 BBO BIC 2 Transnational Survivor’ + 25 BB$ and 6 months BBO Prime. Scroll down for all the prizes.

BIC Consolation Survivors – for the rest of the week!

For those who missed the big Transnational on Monday, or got knocked out midway, there will be more BIC Survivors starting throughout the week. Here are the details:

  • A new consolation BIC Survivor starts every day, Tuesday to Saturday
  • Open to all on Day 1. Top 80% scorers qualify for the next day
  • Access to subsequent days is restricted to qualified players for the rest of the week, with same 20% cut, until Sunday
  • 18 boards, Matchpoints, not best hand
  • 3 BB$ entry fee – subsequent days are not charged.

BIC Survivor Prizes

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