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NABC Robot Individual

NABC Robot Individual


Beat the robots and walk away with an NABC title

Can’t make it to the NABC? You can join in the fun — and win big — from the comfort of your own home. There’s no need to get out of your PJs when you play in the NABC Robot Individual, a three-day stratified (Unlimited/2000/500) online event hosted by BBO.

Now with Section Awards. A 50% increase in total masterpoints awarded!

Get in shape and win entries and masterpoints

BBO hosts several practice tournaments before each NABC Robot Individual. Practice tourneys are free, restricted to ACBL members and award prizes! BBO also offers up to four ACBL Daylong games every day. With only 12 boards, daylongs are a great routine to prepare for the NABC Robot Individual.

Face-off over the weekend and have more time

Plan your play for a time that works best for you. Now the NABC Robot Individual is held over the weekend (Saturday-Monday) making it more convenient than ever. Also, you’ll have up to 24 hours a day to complete the boards — more time to play!

Interesting results from previous tournaments:

  • SPRING 2018: The overall winner was a Strat B player with 1300 masterpoints. You don’t have to be a pro!
  • SUMMER 2018: A Non-Life Master won the second day with 72.60%. He took 24 points home (eight golds!)

Schedule & Registration

November 23-25 (Saturday, Sunday and Monday)

The regular entry fee is $50. A $10 discount is available for early registrations (see dates below). If you played the previous NABC Robot Individual, you have an additional $6 voucher. The coupon is valid only for the same BBO username and ACBL number.


Registrations open Friday, November 8, 2019 12:01 am
Free practice tournament #1, Day 1 of 2
Free practice tournament #1, Day 2 of 2
Saturday, November 9
Sunday, November 10
Free practice tournament #2, Day 1 of 2
Free practice tournament #2, Day 2 of 2
Saturday, November 16
Sunday, November 17
Discounted registration ends Monday, November 18 11:59 pm
Join/Renew your ACBL membership before Friday, November 22 3 pm
NABC Robot Individual starts Saturday, November 23 12:01 am
Registrations close Saturday, November 23 4 pm
NABC Robot Individual Ends Monday, November 25, 2019 11:59 pm

Not a BBO member? Join now, it is fast and free. You may also subscribe (email or BBO pop-up notifications) to receive updates about future events.

Only current ACBL members can participate in the main event, so make sure BBO has your ACBL member number and your membership is active (join or renew no later than 4pm Eastern on Friday, November 22 so we have time to process your ACBL membership).

Practice Tournaments

What’s the NABC Robot Individual like? You don’t need to guess. Try one of the free Practice Tournaments to see for yourself.

The Practice tournaments are exclusive to ACBL members, so make sure BBO has your ACBL member number and your membership is active.

Come play and you’ll get “mock masterpoints” at the end too, to give you an idea of how you would have done, had this been the actual NABC Robot Individual. Free entries to the NABC Robot Individual will be awarded to top finishers.

Free practice tournament #1, Day 1 of 2
Free practice tournament #1, Day 2 of 2
10 players won a free entry to the main event. Check your results!
Saturday, November 9, 2019
Sunday, November 10, 2019
Free practice tournament #2, Day 1 of 2
Free practice tournament #2, Day 2 of 2
More prizes and real masterpoints! Check your results.
Saturday, November 16, 2019
Sunday, November 17, 2019

You’ll find the NABC Practice Tournaments in the ACBL World section of BBO. Plan for Saturday! These are two-day events, so you must play both days.

Playing with Bots

I really liked this challenge and would play it again, time permitting. Each board is available for replay, and you can compare your actions to the bids and plays of other players, providing a great tool for analysis and improvement.

Dimitri Bourilkov

  • BBO features GIB robots, which play a custom 2/1 system.
  • Check the robot system notes. The robots sometimes deviate from notes if simulations lead them to alternate conclusions.
  • The robot’s understanding of what a bid means can be seen by hovering over the highlighted bid. If the bid is not highlighted, it means the robots have no special understanding or conventional definition.
  • Technical issues? Please contact support@bridgebase.com

Get acquainted with the bots! Check the video below, where Pete Hollands shares useful tips on how to play with BBO bots. Also, Visit the “Robot World” in BBO and play in one of the different tournaments, like the new ACBL Daylong. If you are looking for some informal practice, just rent three robots to play some hands.


Conditions of Contest

Conditions of Contest



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