The tournament is open to the public and runs from 7-11 p.m. on Monday and 9 a.m.-11 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. There are three sessions each day with multiple events. The cost of each session is $13.
Winners of each event get Masterpoints and prestige. Masterpoints are registered by the ACBL and flight standings are based on how many Masterpoints a player has accumulated. Masterpoints can only be earned by playing in ACBL sanctioned tournaments and help players to achieve titles such as Life Master, Gold Life and Grand Master.
Since this is a regional tournament, the ACBL expects there will be on average 100 bridge tables in play at each session.”Competition is usually harder and draws larger crowds than a sectional,” said Tournament Chair, Tom Hansen. Most participants are local but some players come from all over the United States, including professional bridge players.
“My favorite part of the competition is the competitive nature and the friendships that you develop over the years,” Hansen said.