ACBL Tournament Table Data 

Tracking ACBL tournaments in the post-COVID world
This (alert!) unofficial information is compiled and provided independently of the ACBL


Information on this page refers to ACBL/VACB tournaments;
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F2F TOURNAMENTS  
      F2F REOPENING TOURNAMENT TABLES






PREVIOUSLY:

AND LAST MONTH:

For the first time in the post-COVID tournament world, there are four (4!) Open Regionals taking place in the same week.  The Gopher Regional up in Bloomington MN gets underway Monday, with a six-day schedule as compared to the seven-day schedule the last time this tournament was held in May, 2019.  Players with fewer than 5 MPs play for free throughout the regional, there's no 7pm sessions this week up in Bloomington MN, and they've nixed the KOs and kept the Bracketed Swiss Teams throughout the week.  The Tarheel Memorial Day Regional takes place in Raleigh NC, the traditional seven-day contest, with no Board-A-Match games this time.  Also missing from the Tarheel schedule since 2018 are any ZIP KOs.  Unlike most Open Regionals, there are no Charity Pairs games on day 1 in Raleigh NC.  Denver CO hosts the Rocky Mountain Regional this week, where they've added Fast Pairs to the after-dinner games.  They've also increased the number of KO games during the week, while keeping the Bracketed Swiss teams events. . .which is a big switch from most other regionals who are shying away from KOs nowadays.  Finally, the All-American Regional in Independence OH rounds out the big week for tournaments, where the major schedule changes there are no after-dinner games, no IMP pairs games on Friday, and the 499er NLM games have been cut from six days to one.  All four of these regionals are unique in their own way, and hopefully each will find an audience and have decent turnouts.  (And most importantly, no major COVID outbreaks.)

RALEIGH NC REG'L

1 day of 7

INDEPENDENCE OH REG'L

STARTS TUESDAY

BLOOMINGTON MN REG'L

1 day of 6

DENVER CO REG'L

STARTS TUESDAY

        

MONDAY:  Early table counts for the Bloomington MN Regional are big - really big - with 80 total tables on day 1, that's 70% of 2019's Gopher Day 1 numbers.  Raleigh NC has an evening session tonight, so table counts for that tournament won't be posted until either VERY late tonight (or more likely tomorrow morning). . .the three results that HAVE been posted (KOs, the afternoon side game, and Open pairs) are at 53% of Raleigh's day 1 numbers in 2018.  Also not bad at all.  UPDATE:  A 3-table afternoon side game in the Twin Cities made day 1 there 73%.  Even better.  2nd UPDATE:  14 Swiss teams in the after-dinner session at Raleigh NC, for 123.5 tables on day 1.  That's 43% of their 2018 Day 1 tables.

Of the 30 Open post-COVID Regionals to date, here are the top performing days when compared to their previous Regional:
HISTORICAL F2F REOPENING TOURNAMENT COMPARATIVE TABLE COUNT DATA 
(Click on any graph to enlarge + open in new window)



CUMULATIVE COMPARATIVE TABLES
LISTED BY TYPE OF TOURNAMENT




REG'L I/N COMPARATIVE TABLE DATA
SINGLE SESSION NLM TABLES




REGIONAL RANKINGS
POST-COVID TOTAL TOURNAMENT TABLES



  CUMULATIVE COMPARATIVE TABLES
LISTED BY MONTH IN ACTION




REG'L I/N COMPARATIVE TABLE DATA
GOLD RUSH TABLES




REGIONAL RANKINGS
COMPARED TO THEIR 2019 EVENTS



  POST-COVID REGIONAL RESULTS

2022
FT WORTH TX


FORT MYERS FL


RENO NV -NABC


HOUSTON TX


MONTEREY CA


BOCA RATON FL

2021

KANSAS CITY MO


LAS VEGAS NV

 


DETROIT MI (2)


CORAL SPRINGS FL


LEAVNWRTH WA


SAN MIGUEL GJ


HILTON HEAD IS SC


CLEVELAND OH



PALM SPRINGS CA


AUSTIN TX -NABC

 


BEND OR


GATLINBURG TN


SAN DIEGO CA


PALMETTO FL


VANCOUVER WA


ORLANDO FL



MYRTLE BEACH SC


DETROIT MI




TOURNAMENT ACTION
GATLINBURG 2022 photos  
SPRING NABC 2022 - RENO photos  
HILTON HEAD ISLAND 2022 photos  
MYRTLE BEACH 2022 photos  
FALL NABC 2021 - AUSTIN photos  

(H/T: Jonathan)





VACB TOURNAMENTS

The latest online regional shows a trend that's common among all VACB games, and that is down.  Total tables for the latest four-day event were only 33.2% of last February's 4-day online regional.  Every event across the board was off from the most recent online regional in October.

ACBL Online Regional Comparative Table Counts (February 2021 = 100, click to enlarge):













      
2022 Hollywood Magic Online Regional March 24-27 (by session, by day, click to enlarge):
No 99er contests, two-session pairs events each day for Open, Mid-Flight, and 749ers remain once a day.  499er and Side Games operating 4x a day (3x on Sunday), similar to what took place in October 2021.





2021 Tricks and Treats Online Regional October 28-31 (by session, by day, click to enlarge):
No 99er contests, two-session pairs events each day for Open, Mid-Flight, and 749ers cut back to one a day.  The online regional eight months ago had 19 daily events for players, now it is 11.





2021 Virtual Vacation Online Regional August 12-15 (by session, by day, click to enlarge):
99er contests eliminated, 3rd Mid-Flight pairs option eliminated.






2021 Endless Summer Online Regional June 24-27 (by session, by day, click to enlarge):
3rd Open pairs session and 3rd 749er pairs session for each day eliminated.





2021 Play@Home Stay@Home Online Regional April 22-25 (by session, by day, click to enlarge):