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SCHEDULE OF PLAY
NEW NEW NEW: We will now have FOUR DIVISIONS in the ABT Main Event: Open, Intermediate, Advanced Beginners & Novice. We felt this was necessary to service our high beginners without forcing them up to Intermediates (the level below the Open). This is not, however, a license to play down. Eligibility will be scrutinized on EVERY entry (other than Open). Decision of Eligibility Committee is final. Guidelines are now posted. Click the ribbon, upper left: WHAT LEVEL DO I PLAY?
SCHEDULE FOR AIRPLANE RESERVATIONS: Wednesday, the BMAB starts pretty early, i.e. about 11 am. Jackpots start 2:00pm on Thursday, Doubles Thursday evening. ABT Open & Advanced on Friday about Noon. ABT Advanced Beginners & Novices on Saturday @ 11:30-ish. Side Events all day, every day. Finals on Sunday expected to be over roughly 8pm. [Actual downloadable schedule posted below.]
FORMAT: FOR THE ABT MAIN: Double elimination, progressive consolation. Means TWO chances to win and THREE matches guaranteed. FOR THE MASTERS & AMATEUR JACKPOTS: Single elimination. High equity.
YOU NEED TO KNOW:
REGISTER EARLY. It really helps the tournament directors. All deposits fully refundable up to 9:30am (PT) on Friday, June 5th. SO REGISTER EARLY. There is no penalty for doing so.
The Hospitality Fee is $50 for non-USBGF members. However there will be a USBGF representative onsite all weekend. If you join the USBGF we will refund you $20. This is my very transparent attempt to get everyone to be a member. I'm a very big supporter of the Federation.
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. WARNING: For the Early Start, I have to take a number of players divisible by 8. Therefore, if you are the 9th (or 17th or 25th), you go on a Waiting List until I have 7 more. Not fun. Therefore, REGISTER EARLY. If you register for Early Start you will get a confirmation email from me telling you whether or not you are on a Wait List. REGISTRATION FOR DOUBLES IS ON-SITE.
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 will not be available for several weeks, and I don't like it anyway because I probably can't read your writing.
HOW TO MAKE DEPOSIT? We take Venmo or checks in the mail. Deposits are optional for overseas residents, including Canada. You can also pay me cash, in person, at any tournament before the LA Open. I will be in New York, Las Vegas, Cyprus, Atlanta & Chicago. Cash only at the tournament. Certain players do not need to make a deposit -- check with Candace.
Now accepting VENMO