ACBL Winter Festival: Join our ACBL Swiss Pairs

ACBL Swiss Pairs 24 boards

  • Two ACBL Swiss Pairs events are available during the ACBL Winter Festival: one on Wednesday, December 22 and one on Thursday, December 23. Please see the Schedule.
  • Please note that this is a PAIRS event (not teams). The event is split in sections of max 50 tables. The highest scoring pairs advance towards the top of their section (Table 1, Table 51, etc.).
  • Replays are possible. The movement is based on scores and does not avoid replays: the best play the best as many rounds as needed until the strongest pair wins.
  • The ACBL Swiss Pairs events are restricted to ACBL members. Click here to update the ACBL number associated with your BBO account.
  • The event is 24 boards, with 8 rounds of 3 boards. Pairs move depending on their score, with highest scoring pairs at Table 1 (or top of section if there are more than 50 tables in the event).
  • Entry fee is 0.99 BB$.
  • Play starts at 5:30 PM US Eastern Time. Please be online 5-10 minutes before start time.
  • The event awards unpigmented ACBL masterpoints.
  • ACBL Open Chart applies.
  • You can turn on "Confirm bids" and "Confirm cards" in your Account settings to avoid misclicks.


  • 1st place: One week of free ACBL tourneys for each player in the winning partnership*.
  • 2nd place: 100 BB$ (50+50)
  • 3rd place: 50 BB$ (25+25)
  • 4th to 10th place: 20 BB$ (10+10)
  • 11th to 30th place: 10 BB$ (5+5)
* Winners of the free entries to ACBL games will be able to play without paying an entry fee in any of the following ACBL sanctioned games, available in ACBL World on BBO: ACBL Open Pairs, ACBL Speedball Pairs, ACBL Individual Speedball, ACBL Robot Duplicate. The winning pairs do not have to play together to enjoy their free entries. Each winning player can invite any partner of their choice, by selecting "I will pay for both myself and my partner" in the tournament registration desk. The free ACBL entries will be available in January 2022, for the week of January 3-9, for the winners of one week of free ACBL games.

Click here to read all about the ACBL Winter Festival taking place on BBO on December 22-23.


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