The North America Online College Bridge Championship has reached the Knockout Stage. Eight teams are facing off in the quarter-final matches, which are to be completed by Sunday, July 19th. Exact dates for the semifinals and finals have not been set yet, but there seems to be a majority consensus among the teams that a feasible date for the finals would be Sunday, July 26th. There are also plans to hold a final for 3rd and 4th place, but a firm decision about that has not been made yet.
Quarterfinals and semifinals will be 32-board matches and the final will be a 48-board match. We plan to stream as many of those matches as possible on Twitch. The main limitation on the number of matches we can stream is the availability of Twitch channel operators and commentators, but enough people have volunteered that we should be able to broadcast at least portions of most, if not all of the remaining matches.
All the Twitch broadcasts will be delayed by 30 minutes with respect to the live match.
The QF broadcasts were:
Thursday, July 16, 7:30 pm EDT: Quarter final, Georgia Tech vs. UNC Chapel Hill, seg. 1, https://www.twitch.tv/gtbridgeclub
Friday, July 17, 7:30 pm EDT: Quarter final, Georgia Tech vs. UNC Chapel Hill, seg. 2, https://www.twitch.tv/gtbridgeclub
The broadcast times indicated above reflect the 30 min. delay with respect to the live match. As the dates of additional broadcasts become known, we will publicize them by adding comments to this article. Please click the green “Follow Discussion” button at the bottom of the page to be notified when new comments are posted. Hand and play records of all the matches will be posted on the Championship web page.
I invite all fans and supporters of college bridge to watch the last two weeks of matches and cheer on their favorite teams!
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