2021 Junior JLall Online Teams #1
The first Junior JLall event will be held on Dec. 28 and January 22 or 23 on RealBridge. It will be similar to regularJLall events, with a Round Robin to qualify teams for KO, but with shorter stages for both - with 3 teams entered, the Round Robin will be 1 day long and will qualify two teams for the Finals.
The Junior JLall is open to all members of the USBF Junior Training Program.
Event Schedule and Format
• Junior JLall will be held on Dec. 28 and January 22 or 23 (based on the finalists' preference).
• Play on 12/28 will start at 12:30 EST and will end at 8:20.
• KO play will start at noon EST and end at about 8:30 pm.
• There is no entry fee for the event.
• DIC for the event is McKenzie Myers. Tournament Organizer is Jan Martel. Software guru is Al Hollander. RealBridge may have some new kibitzing enhancements in place by January.
• The event format will be:
Round Robin, December 28: A complete Round Robin played in two halves; each player must play every other team. Each team will play 20 boards against each other team. There will be 6 rounds scheduled; if there are 3 teams, each team will have 2 sit out rounds.
The top 2 teams qualify for the Finals. Other teams are elminated
Knockout Final, January 22 or 23:
• One match. 56 boards per match.
• The matches will be played on RealBridge. During the bidding & play, each player will see & hear their screenmate - (N&E, S&W). Before and after each match, teammates will be seated at one table, and RealBridge is working on a way to allow the players who were sitting out to join you (players who sat out will be able to see & hear their teammates and be heard but not seen).
• There will be no real-time online kibitzing allowed for any match. Kibitzers will be able to watch after a delay. For the Round Robin, the delay will be until each match is over so kibitzing does not provide “state of the match” information. For the first half of the KO match, kibitzing will start half an hour after play starts, and each board will be shown no sooner than when all tables have finished playing it. For the second half of the KO match, kibitzing will start at the end of the segment. We will try to have voice commentary for the KO match.
• RealBridge will archive bidding, play & score information for the event. We will also post scores on this website.
• Players may consult their bidding notes, SSF, and convention card during the bidding only. Other aids to memory (for example, lists of percentages, calculators, notes about carding) are not allowed.
• Play Requirements: Each player must play half of the Round Robin matches, rounded down if there are an odd number of matches, to be eligible for the KO Final.
How to Enter
System Regulations & Conditions of Contest
• This event is governed by the 2022 USBF General Conditions of Contest and Special Conditions of Contest for the event.
• ACBL Open+ Convention Chart applies to this event.
The provisions of the USBF General Conditions of Contest regarding ethical obligations and possible penalties apply to this event. The USBF has appointed an Ethics Investigation Committee that will review any complaints about ethics violations. If the EIC concludes that a player or pair was acting unethically, they will report to the USBF COO, who may refer it to the USBF Recorder. Either the COO or Recorder may bring a Charge against the player to the Board of Directors, who may place a player on probation, suspend, or expel a player for cause.