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SCHEDULE OF PLAY
FORMAT: FOR THE ABT MAIN (Open & Advanced): Double elimination, progressive consolation. Means TWO chances to win, THREE matches guaranteed and THREE chances to cash! FOR THE MASTERS & AMATEUR JACKPOTS: Single elimination. High equity. FOR THE INTERMEDIATES: Format will be determined depending on number of registrants. Play commences Saturday and players should expect to continue play after dinner. Sunday play to be determined.
PLEASE: REGISTER EARLY. It really helps the tournament directors. Thursday Jackpot deposits fully refundable up to 12:00Noon, Thursday, December 8th. ABT Main fully refundable up to 9:00PM Thursday, December 8th. SO REGISTER EARLY. There is no downside for doing so. REGISTRATION FEE is $30. AFTER November 30 is $50. Refundable to 9:00PM Thurs 12/8. You may register without a deposit. Overseas players may pay in full at the event. Cash only.
USBGF MEMBERSHIP is now required of all players in all ABT tournaments, including overseas players, before the tournament begins. Register or Renew at: www.USBGF.org. Membership can be obtained for as little as $10.
PLAYING IN THE DOUBLES: We don't take Doubles registrations until the Event begins, but if you want to play Doubles and one of the Jackpots, you must register for the Early Start on the Jackpot. FAIR WARNING: For the Early Start, I have to take a number of players divisible by 8. The first 16 should have no problem getting the Early Start time. However, if you are the 17th or 25th, you go on a Wait List until I have 7 more. Not fun. Therefore, REGISTER EARLY if you want the early Jackpot start time. When you register for Early Start you will get a confirmation email from me telling you whether you are confirmed or if you are on a Wait List. REGISTRATION FOR DOUBLES IS ON-SITE, but happy to take Indications of Interest by email at any time.
HOW TO REGISTER? - On the upper right corner of every page of this website is a blue ribbon. Click it. If you have trouble filling out the form, call me and I'll do it with you over the phone. Paper registration is available on our brochure. Brochures are placed at all ABT events leading up to December and by snail mail upon request. No deposit is required to register, including overseas players.
HOW TO MAKE DEPOSIT? We take Zelle (highly preferred), Venmo, Paypal (to PipGal@ca.rr.com) or checks in the mail. Deposits are optional for overseas residents, including Canada. (When using Paypal, be sure to pay "family and friends". You will have to reimburse any fees taken out if you mistakenly chose "goods and services".) You can also pay me cash at any tournament before the California State. I will be at Denver, Cyprus and Las Vegas.
Checks in the mail must be postmarked by November 29
No Venmo or Paypal after December 3
Zelle only December 4 to 6
Cash only at the event