The 2nd Edition of the Bridge International Championship: March 29 to April 4
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-BIC
0-1000 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.
Bbo to whom it may concern, I played 6 of the Bic qualifiers, of my top 5 scores my lowest was a 58%, yet you do not list me as a qualifier. Why not? My name is 7MGM on bbo.
I got some 0% in BIC qualifier games, however with best possible results suggested by the system, anyone got same? and my comments were rejected with duplicated posting, Isn't it funny?
I join BIC survivor day 1/7, and i got qualified for next day.
but i can't find the tour BIC day 2/7 in my BBO everywhere.
my question is how can i join 2/7 ??
ID: rickyddt
qualified in day 1/7 already
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Where can i see whether i have qualified?
Bbo to whom it may concern, I played 6 of the Bic qualifiers, of my top 5 scores my lowest was a 58%, yet you do not list me as a qualifier. Why not? My name is 7MGM on bbo.
You are 14th in the qualifications rankings, with 65.28% ! Congratulations. Maybe the leaderboard was not yet updated when you looked first time ?
I could not see my previous comment and the system keep saying I posted duplicated comments
I got some 0% in BIC qualifier games, however with best possible results suggested by the system, anyone got same?
I got some 0%s in BIC qualifier games, with best possible results suggested by the system, anyone got the same experience?
Pour jouer ... il faut obligatoirement avoir des BBO$ ?
pl inform how average 56% would be computed
I got some 0% in BIC qualifier games, however with best possible results suggested by the system, anyone got same? and my comments were rejected with duplicated posting, Isn't it funny?
Est e qu’il y a un endroit pour voir notre résultat moyen ?
only players with BBO's money can play ?
I join BIC survivor day 1/7, and i got qualified for next day.
but i can't find the tour BIC day 2/7 in my BBO everywhere.
my question is how can i join 2/7 ??
ID: rickyddt
qualified in day 1/7 already
Thank you very much.
I have the same question. Why isn’t day 2 in my queue??
how do I enter the tournament. I cannot find any link.
muss man mit robotter im 30 sek. fertig sein?
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In survivor, is there any carryover, or each day independent ?
Simple cut, 20% cut, 80% move forward, no carryover.
como me inscrevo?
jouer avec Fobot ok mais je joue SEF non SAYC
I am a MEMBER of BBO and make monthly payment. But i was not accepted today to participate BIC tournament?? How can i solve this problem??
The free BIC Practice tournaments are free and open to all. Perhaps you clicked on something that was not a Free BIC Practice game.
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I assume so, I do hope the robots are somewhat improved than the bbo robots in the past.
Are we playing with BBO robots? Partner and opposition?
Bbo robots drop you on a cue bid