The United States Bridge Federation (USBF) is pleased to announce that the 2017 Michael Seamon Junior United States Bridge Championships (JUSBC) will be held December 27-30/31, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency in Atlanta. Players will compete in four categories:
1) open U16 (born in 2003 or later);
2) open U21 (born 1998 or later);
3) open U26 (born 1993 or later); and
4) women U26 (Rona Cup; born 1993 or later).
At least one team in each category will qualify to represent the USA at the World Youth Teams Bridge Championships in China in the summer of 2018 (sending an U16 team will require our having enough chaperones going at their own expense).
Teams may enter with 4, 5, or 6 players; winning teams with fewer than 6 players will augment so that 6-person teams represent the USA in China. Depending on the number of teams entered in each category, an online (BBO) qualifying may be required on one or two weekends in September. Further details and entry forms will be available this summer.
Although the USBF has no designated funds for the Michael Seamon JUSBC, we hope to raise enough money privately to cover most of the expenses (airfare, lodging) for those who play in Atlanta. Click here to make a donation to support the Michael Seamon JUSBC; for Paypal or credit card donations, click on "Make a gift for the USBF Junior Program."
The schedule of play in Atlanta will depend on the number of teams competing and will likely be different for the four categories. In all cases we plan for participants to play at least two days before anyone is eliminated. All matches at the JUSBC will be played with screens.