After reading this notification, please reply to this email with one of the following options:

(1) I wish to be slated and will play if selected. (Include partner’s name)

(2) I am not interested in being slated.

The USBF has been asked to send a Women’s team to the 2019 Hua Yuan Cup, to be held in Beijing, China from October 8-13, 2019. The USBF will follow the same procedure that has been used to select SportAccord & Hua Yuan teams for several years:

Pairs are being asked to nominate themselves for selection and the players who competed in the finals of the last five Women's USBCs, will rank those players. Click here to see the Women's voters' list. 

The U.S., England, Netherlands, Poland, Russia, and Sweden have been invited to participate in the event, along with two teams from China. There will be a team event and a pair event. There is a total prize fund of $225,000. All players will receive enough prize money to pay for coach airfare. The organizers will also provide up to 7 standard hotel rooms at the Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, as well as breakfast/lunch every day, and dinner on the opening/closing nights. Click HERE for more details of the event and the prize structure. Any interested pair of USBF members who have paid 2019 dues, who feels they may be considered by their peers as a potential representative, may ask to be included on the slate.  There is no requirement that a player submit her regular partnership.  However, the voters will be ranking the best pairs, and a non-regular partnership may not be considered as highly as those players might be considered in their regular partnerships. By choosing to slate your pair, you are indicating your willingness to play in the event, if invited.  The polling will take place a few days after the deadline for slating, with both the individual voting and the ranking of pairs completely confidential. If you would like to be added to the slate, you must respond by July 22.  Just hit reply to this e-mail, enter the name of your partner and say you wish to be slated.  Alternatively, replying that you are not interested is also helpful. We hope to notify invited pairs on July 27, 2019.

Jan Martel for the USBF Board of Directors