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FFB Tournaments

What is a FFB Expert Points tournament?

This is an official tournament run in partnership with the French Bridge Federation.
FFB tournaments allow participants to increase their federation rank thanks to the official points (Expert Points) awarded at the end of each tournament (provided that the participant is a member of the federation).

Can I take part in FFB Expert Points tournaments if I am not a FFB member?

Yes, these tournaments are open to everyone.

What are the "Funbridge Points" awarded at the end of each tournament for?

For each federation tournament played, you earn Funbridge Points on top of those awarded by the federation.
They allow you to join the Funbridge Points rankings which is perfect to see how you compare to the whole community of Funbridge players.

What is a "Funbridge Points tournament"?

This is a tournament allowing you to earn Funbridge Points only.

What are the features of FFB tournaments (frequency, rankings, number of deals)?

  • 2 daily tournaments on Tuesday/Thursday/Friday: 00:00-13:00, 18:00-03:00.
  • 3 daily tournaments on Monday/Wednesday: 00:00-13:00, 12:00-20:00, 18:00-03:00.
  • 3 daily tournaments on weekends and bank holidays: 00h00-13:00, 13:00-20:00, 18:00-03:00.
  • IMP & MP
  • 20 deals

What is the entry fee?

Each federation tournament costs a certain amount of Diamonds ♦️ (Funbridge virtual currency). Packs of Diamonds are available in our online shop and from the federation tournaments homescreen.

Why aren't other players' results displayed?

At the end of the deal, players have only access to their own result on the deal, i.e. contract played, result, score and rank.
Other players' results are displayed only when the tournament is over.

How are the deals of a tournament dealt?

The number of deals generated for a tournament is higher than the number of deals played so that all players won't play the same deals and not in the same order.

Are non-played deals included in the score displayed?

The average displayed takes into account results on deals played. Only played deals are taken into account. Any non-played deal at the end of the tournament will get a score of 0%.

How are Expert Points awarded?

    The awarding of Expert Points for a tournament is calculated based on the following formula:

    T = BV x N x D/72

    • T = number of Expert Points to award
    • BV = variable coefficient detailed below
    • N = number of players
    • D = number of deals to be played

    BV is calculated as follows:

    If N<=25 BV=X
    If 25>N<=50 BV=8N/5 + X - 40
    If 50>N<100 BV=2 N/5 + X + 20
    If N>=100 BV=X + 60

    With X=100 (coefficient for afternoon tournaments sanctioned by the FFB).

    The number of points awarded to each player is calculated based on the following formula:

    A(r)=K x ((N + a) / r - a)^m (Please note that "m" is an exponent and means "to the power m") where:
    • K is a multiplier set so that the sum of the points awarded is equal to the overall number of points.
    • a=3/2, which allows to award Expert Points to two thirds of the participants.
    • r is the rank reached by the player.
    • Up to 50 players: the m exponent is equal to 1/2.
    • Beyond 50 players: m=1/2 - L/60 with L=Napierian logarithm (N/4).

What is an "instant tournament"?

Instant tournaments are available for some federation tournaments only.
These are past tournaments that are given a second life and for which results are already known. So players have their scores compared against others and know how many points awarded by the federation involved they have won immediately after playing.
These tournaments are only available to players who have not played them yet.

  • Tournaments available at any time
  • Ranking known immediately after playing
  • Large number of participants per tournament guaranteed
  • Unlimited tournaments