Your registration process will be much easier if you go through these steps first:
1. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT HARDWARE - You must have either a computer with a camera and microphone, or a computer with an external webcam and microphone. If you do not, you will not be able to play in this event. A smart phone as your only device unfortunately will not satisfy the hardware requirements.
2. YOU WILL NEED A PAYPAL ACCOUNT TO PAY YOUR FEES - We accept mailed checks, Paypal, Zelle and Venmo. Zelle is strongly preferred. Detailed information where to remit payment will be on your Registration receipt.
3. GATHER YOUR INFORMATION - The Registration Form will ask you a series of questions. Here are the questions:
What is your Operating System?
PC Users: Right mouse click the Windows logo in the lower left of your screen. Left mouse click SYSTEMS. Scroll down to WINDOWS and fill in the form with what you see as the Edition.
MAC Users: From the Finder, click the Apple icon in the upper left corner, then scroll down to ABOUT THIS MAC and click again to get the Version number.
What is your SKYPE name? - Open Skype on your computer. In the upper left corner are three horizontal dots (called “ellipse”). Click the ellipse. Click SETTINGS. Near the top you will see your SKYPE NAME. If it is a string of gibberish, beginning with "live", be sure to copy it exactly.
What is your SKYPE email? - Same as above. Skype Email is just below Skype Name.
What is your GridGammon nickname? If you have a GG account, you know your ID. If you do not, contact Candace by email to: .
What is your Challonge ID? If you have an account, your ID is in the upper right, next to your profile photograph. If you do not have an account, please go to and register for one. It's very easy. It's smart to have an ID that is recognizable as you, i.e. CandaceM instead of Pipgal.
What is your Heroes ID? Log in. On the left is a gray panel. At the top right of the gray panel is a button with what looks like a bar code. Click that and your ID is the first entry displayed.
NOTE: You must be a member of the USBGF to play in this tournament, including overseas players. Membership comes as low as $40, is good for a year and opens the opportunity to play in dozens of online events available only to USBGF members. It is also cancellable at any time for a partial refund. Click here to get to the USBGF website. Use the Membership dropdown on the toolbar. ***
*** You may first complete and submit your Registration, then go to the USBGF website.