2017 Women's USBC
The 2017 Women's USBC will select the USA teams for the 2017 Venice Cup, to be held in Lyon, France from August 12-26.
Location & Dates
Entries are now open, and will close on Monday, April 3rd.
There will be an event entry fee of $360 for each team. In addition, each team pays session fees of $150 per session of play ($300 per day). $960 is collected at the time you enter the event: this is the event fee and fees for the first two days of play. The event fee is normally non-refundable after entries have closed. The session fees are refundable if you withdraw from the event.
The 2017 Women's USBC will select both US teams for the 2017 Venice Cup. The USA1 format will be 3 stages: the first stage will be a 2-day Round Robin among the non-bye teams; the second stage will be a 1-day, 60 board Semi-Final; the third stage will be a 2-day, 120 board Final. The USA2 format will be 2 stages, a 120-board SemiFinal opposite the USA1 FInal and a 120 board Final after conclusion of USA1. The losing USA1 finalist plays in the USA2 Final.
The cycle for this event ends with the 2017 Spring NABC. Based on performance through the end of 2016, there is no team that can earn a bye to the Semifials of the 2017 Women's USBC. See the Positioning Points Spreadsheet for specifics.
Thursday, April 13th: Last day to make hotel reservations and be assured of receiving our hotel rate. The hotel may honor the rate for later reservations, but is not required to do so.
Wednesday, April 19th: Final day to submit System Summary Form and ACBL Convention card. Penalty for late submission of either SSF or convention card is loss of seating rights in one segment of the team's SF match per day that the form is late.
Monday, May 1st: Last day for roster changes.
Setting the Bracket
The teams are now listed in alphabetic order; after the Round Robin, the winner of the Round Robin will select its opponent for the SemiFinal from the third and fourth place Round Robin finishers; the other two teams will play each other in the SF (the second place Round Robin team will be given bracket position 2.
When the event has started, you will be able to click here to get to the results page for the USBC. Once there, you can click on the stage of the event in which you are interested.
Draft Conditions of Contest for the 2017 Women's USBC in PDF format
Conditions of Play for the 2017 Women's USBC in PDF format (after entries close)
The General Conditions of Contest in PDF format.
Positioning Points in PDF format.