Regional Event At the Club "House"
(REACH for Gold)

 5-Day Side-Series Regional Pairs Event at Your Local Club 
(Nov 13-17, 2017)

During the week of Nov 13-17, the ACBL is piloting a collaboration across the Chesapeake Regional, TheCommonGame (TCG), and local clubs in your area.  Individual players will be eligible to win Gold Points based on their results in their Common Game "afternoon" games.  Anyone interested in seeing how this works, may register for a FREE practice event Oct 30-Nov 3 where the winner will receive a week of entries for their local  "Afternoon" club game.


(registration closes at midnight before the event starts)

Benefit for players  
   
Win Gold just by playing at your local Club.

How does this work for Players?

You pre-register and pay one $25 fee to be eligible for regional event awards (gold points) and then just play in your local Common Game "Afternoon" club games from Monday through Friday. You must play a minimum of two "Afternoon" games but may play in as many as five. Your two best scores will be used. When you arrive at the club, you will pay your regular club entry fee and will still be entitled to the normal club awards.  You must play in a club that is registered with TCG.

Prior to this five-day-long event, players pay the regional registration fee of $25 on-line.  Players then play in their local games at participating clubs, with the same partner or a different partner, it doesn't matter--you compete as an individual in the Regional Side-Series game and as a partnership in your regular club game at the same time.  Each day, the club results for registered players will be "match-pointed" across the entire TCG field.  The average of the resulting two best scores is used to determine your event rank.    Results are grouped into three pools based on the Field Strength of the events in which the two-best scores were earned.  If players with fewer rather than more MPs play in your club game, you will likely be included in Pool C; if you play in a club game where lots of players with lots of MPs play, you will be likely be included in Pool A. Each pool will have it's own set of winners. 


Player Restrictions:

Must be an ACBL Member.  

Must play in at least two club games during the series in order to be eligible for overalls (there are no section awards).


Club Restrictions:  
A * indicates a late morning start (i.e. the morning game is actually part of our afternoon common game)

Clubs must be located in Participating Districts: Currently D3, D4*, D6, D7, D8, D9*, D10, D11, D12, D24

*Clubs running concurrent STaCs may not participate:  Currently D13  & Units 168,121,217, 219, 240, 243

Clubs must be a part of TheCommonGame Afternoon event and use their hands. 

Clubs must agree to withhold results and hand records until 4:PM ET.

(Clubs may join TCG by contacting sara@thecommongame.com)


Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: Does my partner have to register?     A: No, unless she, too, wants to enter the Regional Side-Series.

Q: Do I have to play at the same club each day?     A: No.

Q: What if my club is not a member of TCG?     A: Have them register with sara@thecommongame.com.

Q: What if clubs in my area do not offer games each day?     A: Encourage them to add games.

Q: Will there be a daily LeaderBoard?      A: Yes, a link will be available on Live.ACBL.org  Sample Here

Q: Does this cost the Clubs anything?     A: No, they are not required to do anything more.

Q: Will I still get my club black points?     A: Absolutely,  the overalls are in addition to the club awards.

Q: What is the deadline to register?        A: The deadline is midnight the night before the event starts (midnight on November 12)