About the BIC Finals

The 2nd Edition of BBO’s Bridge International Championship (BIC 2) takes place place across several bridge platforms, in partnership with the World Bridge Federation, from March 29 until April 4, 2021.

Ranked players will be awarded both WBF and BBO points.


Finals: April 3-4 (Saturday and Sunday)

For the Finals of this 2nd Edition of the BIC, there’ll be 6 BIC tournaments to play, each of 12 boards, Matchpoints, not best-hand.

Your best 4 scores count towards your overall ranking. You’ll have 48 hours to play your boards, from midnight US Central Friday towards Saturday, until midnight US Central Sunday towards Monday.

Finish top and you’ll be the BBO BIC International Champion of the 2nd Edition!

BIC Tournament features

  • Each BIC Final tournament is an individual tournament. All tables consist of a single human player, sitting South, with three robot players sitting in the other three seats. 
  • All tournaments last 48 hours: they start at midnight US Central time on Friday towards Saturday night and end at midnight US Central on Sunday towards Monday night.
  • You can register, play at your own pace, leave the table, then resume the game any time, as long as you complete your boards before the tourney ends.
  • This tournament is not Best Hand.
  • This tourney utilises Human Declares: The human player declares for his robot partner when their side wins the contract.
  • Deal Pool will also be used: Not everyone will be dealt the same boards.

Results
Results will be sent to your BBO Mailbox on Monday, April 5, after the tournament ends. You can also see a provisional leaderboard at any time in the list of Completed Tournaments, in Competitive All tournaments, after you have finished playing.

About the robots
The robots play a relatively simple and natural bidding system. During play, you can find out the meaning of any bid by clicking on that bid in the bidding diagram. When it’s your turn to bid, moving your mouse over the bid buttons will display an explanation of the bid you are considering (as your robot partner will understand it). These explanations can be somewhat cryptic, but reading them carefully before you bid will help you to avoid misunderstandings with your robot partner.

You can find out more about the robot’s bidding system by clicking here