This is the big news of the 2021-2022 bridge season: the Bridge International Championship (BIC) is back! And surprise, this year there will be four editions instead of one!
Indeed, in view of the success of the previous BICs, we have decided to run this world event in each new season (autumn, winter, spring and summer).
But that is not all. The best players of these seasonal editions will have the privilege of facing each other in the All-Star BIC to finish the season with a flourish.
Mark your calendar for 25 September and come participate in the first seasonal BIC of the year: the Autumn BIC! Pit your skills against players from all over the world, earn Funbridge Points and Robot Bridge Points (WBF), and try to win one of the many prizes up for grabs.
Your questions, our answers
Click on the links below to learn more about how the BIC works and the many prizes you can win.
When will the BIC take place? ►
The Bridge International Championship will be held from 25 September to 3 October 2021 on the Funbridge app.
It is split into two phases: the qualification phase and the final.
How does the qualification phase work? ►
The qualification phase will take place from 25 September to 3 October 2021.
100 tournaments of 8 deals scored by MPs are included.
You have to play at least 5 tournaments.
Once this threshold is reached, the results of your top 5 tournaments will be used to calculate your average score and determine your ranking.
To qualify and make it to the BIC final, your result must be equal to or higher than 56%.
At the end of this phase, all players who qualify will receive 50 Diamonds.
How does the final work? ►
Friday, day off! The final will take place from 2 to 3 October 2021 and include 10 tournaments of 8 deals scored by MPs.
You have to play 10 tournaments.
Once this threshold is reached, the results of your 10 tournaments will be used to calculate your average score and determine your ranking.
The BIC world rankings will be made available at the end of the final.
What are the titles and prizes awarded? ►
Autumn 2021 Funbridge BIC International Champion
The Autumn 2021 Funbridge BIC International Champion title will be awarded to the player with the top score/percentage in the BIC world rankings.
- 1st: 5,000 Diamonds + Autumn 2021 Funbridge BIC International Champion title
- 2nd: 3,000 Diamonds
- 3rd: 1,500 Diamonds
- 4th-10th: 200 Diamonds
- 11th-50th: 100 Diamonds
- 51st-100th: 50 Diamonds
Rank among the top 50 players and win your seat to the All-Star BIC next summer (2022).
Autumn 2021 Funbridge BIC National Champion
The national rankings per country will be available provided that there are at least 10 players.
The Funbridge BIC National Champion title will be awarded to the players with the top score/percentage in the BIC rankings for their country.
- 1st national player: 1,000 Diamonds + Autumn 2021 Funbridge BIC National Champion
- 2nd national player: 800 Diamonds
- 3rd national player: 500 Diamonds
Positions in the ranking lists after the final will determine the awarding of the International and National Champion titles.
How much is the entry fee? ►
Each tournament of the qualification phase costs 25 Diamonds.
Tournaments of the final phase are free.