All Arab Bridge League
Information

Format

  1. The teams will be divided into 2 groups and up to 4 groups.

  2. One or two complete RR in each group will be played according to the total number of participating teams.

  3. Match/session unit will be 12 boards in 90 min if two complete RR or 16 boards in 120 min if one complete RR

  4. After the end of the qualification RR stage, the top 5/4/3 teams - according to number of groups- in each group (please check the tie-break procedures section 9) will qualify to Group (A) and the rest of the field will form Group (B)

  5. Five swiss sessions of 16 boards each will be played in each group, 1st session will be according to the rank due to the VPs gained in RR stage followed by four swiss sessions and last session will be Danish.

  6. All teams will start the swiss groups with a 35% carry over of the total VPs they scored in the RR stage.

  7. The top six teams from group (A) plus the top two teams from group (B) will qualify to the quarter final stage.

  8. The winners of group (A) will be seeded no. 1-6 while the winners of group (B) will be seeded no. 7-8.

  9. The quarter-final match will be 2 sessions of 12 boards in one day with 0.5 IMP carry-over for the high ranked team and will be according to the following:
    #1 Vs #8  (M01) ,  #2 Vs #7 (M02)  ,   #3 Vs #6 (M03)  and  #4 Vs #5 (M04)

The winners will qualify to the semi-final stage.

  1. The semi-final match will be 4 sessions of 12 boards in two consecutive days with 0.5 IMP carry-over for the high ranked team and will be according to this format:

  • Semi-final (1) : The winner of Match (1) Vs the winner of Match (3)

  • Semi-final (2) : The winner of Match (2) Vs the winner of Match (4)

11.  The winners will qualify to the final match which will be 6 sessions of 12 boards in 3 consecutive days with 0.5 IMP for the high ranked team and the two losing teams will play 2 sessions of 12 boards in one day for the 3rd Place.