ACBL F2F Tournament Table Data 

Tracking F2F ACBL tournaments in the COVID world
This (alert!) unofficial information is compiled and provided independently of the ACBL


Information on this page refers to in-person ACBL tournaments;
if you are looking for ACBL/VACB club table information, please click here.


      
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PALM SPRINGS COMPARATIVE TABLE COUNT

STARTS MONDAY

BOCA RATON COMPARATIVE TABLE COUNT

STARTS MONDAY



    
 TOURNAMENT UPDATES:

T-MINUS 3 DAYS:  Now with the NABC finished, ACBL Districts can get back to throwing their own parties - and two of them start on Monday.  They're both big Regionals in their own right, and I'll have daily updates once they get going.

Boca Raton FL is holding their Marty Robins Memorial Regional for seven days in Boca Raton; Marty was Unit 243's Tournament Organizer for 12 years (which, if you've ever organized even a couple of tournaments, you know is an amazing accomplishment).  This may be the first Florida Regional in months to go the distance; the Daytona Beach FL Regional last month was cancelled after two days due to a Tropical Storm.  And the Fort Myers FL Regional was cancelled after the big hurricane came through just two weeks prior decimating southwest Florida.  So there are a LOT of Florida players who are looking forward to tournament play.

On the other side of the continent is the Palm Springs Regional (held in Rancho Mirage CA, of course) which is a must-attend tournament for anyone within two time zones.  It's a great location, it's a fun atmosphere, and it's well attended.  Each of these tournaments coming up were held last year at this same time, so it'll be great to have a couple more data points as to comparative table counts.


Regarding the COVID situation at these two tournaments, Boca Raton FL has no safety policy listed on their flyer; Palm Springs CA directs you to the D22 website, which states the latest ACBL tournament COVID policy.

In Palm Beach County FL, the "Community Level" is LOW, which means there are lots of hospital beds should you require one - but the "Transmission Level" is HIGH, which means there will be COVID cases next week.  You can check out the COVID info for Boca Raton FL by clicking here.  Over in Rancho Mirage CA, the Riverside County Community Level ticked up this week to MEDIUM (that is an UPDATE this week) - one step closer to masks being mandated.  The Transmission Level also jumped one category Thursday night to HIGH, so expect some new COVID cases for Rancho Mirage players as well.  Most everyone (including [and perhaps especially] the ACBL) understands this is just part of the in-person bridge playing experience right now.  The Riverside County CDC info on COVID is here.  While the ACBL's policy is day-to-day, the CDC's updates are once a week (Thursday evening) - so if there are any changes to either Regional's masking policy, it likely won't be through the first four days of the tournament.




     With F2F tournaments firing up in September, 2021, we're getting some post-COVID second-year events - for a more apples-to-apples comparison of table counts from twelve months ago to now.  Here are the sophomore tourneys and how they compare to their re-opening debut exactly one year ago.  NOTE:  Percentages listed on the table to the left are the rate of change in total tables since the previous year's tournament - with total tables are listed after that.




There are still lots of ACBL districts just now wading into the Regional tournament waters - the graph to the left shows the regionals underway (and their comparison to last held event, typically three years ago, unless marked otherwise).



    

HISTORICAL F2F REOPENING TOURNAMENT COMPARATIVE TABLE COUNT DATA, DURING FIRST YEAR OF REOPENING F2F TOURNAMENTS 
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COMPARATIVE TABLES
LISTED BY TYPE OF TOURNAMENT


LISTED BY MONTH IN ACTION


OPEN REGIONAL I/N TABLE DATA
SINGLE SESSION NLM TABLES


GOLD RUSH TABLES



        
OPEN REGIONALS, RANKED
COMPARED TO THEIR 2019 EVENTS

BY TOTAL TABLES

   
BY DAILY TABLE AVERAGE

OVERALL RANKINGS

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

COMPARATIVE REGIONAL RESULTS FOR FIRST 12 MONTHS OF REOPENING - where available, click to enlarge

SCOTTSDALE AZ
  
ST LOUIS MO
  
PALM BEACH FL
  
CHICAGO IL
  
BOISE ID
  
PROVIDENCE RI NABC
  

LONG BEACH CA
  
TORONTO ON
  
HALIFAX NS
  
AUSTIN TX
  
KING OF PRUSSIA PA
  
TOPEKA KS
  

PENTICTON BC
  
CRYSTAL LAKE IL
  
ANCHORAGE AK
  
FAIRFIELD NJ
  
TAMPA FL
  
COLUMBIA SC
  

CINCINNATI OH
  
SACRAMENTO CA
  
TWIN CITIES MN
  
FT WORTH TX
  
FT MYERS FL
  
RALEIGH NC
  

DETROIT MI #2
  
DENVER CO
  
BEND OR
  
INDEPENDENCE OH
  
GATLINBURG TN
  
SAN DIEGO CA
  

LEAVENWORTH KS
  
CORAL SPRINGS FL
  
SAN MIGUEL GJ
  
RENO NV NABC
  
HILTON HEAD SC
  
VANCOUVER WA
  

PALMETTO FL
  
HOUSTON TX
  
MYRTLE BEACH SC
  
ORLANDO FL
  
CLEVELAND OH
  
MONTEREY CA
  

KANSAS CITY MO
  
PALM SPRINGS CA
  
BOCA RATON FL
  
AUSTIN TX - NABC
  
LAS VEGAS NV
  
DETROIT MI #1