Illini Regional Bridge Tournament
Memorial Day week: May 21-27, 2013
NEW SITE: Hawthorn Suites,
Wednesday: Seniors Day -- $2 off afternoon entry in the Stratified Open Pair or Rose Bowl Compact KO for ages 65+.
Thursday, Saturday & Sunday: Gold Rush Pairs -- two-session gold-point events for players with 0-750 masterpoints.
Friday: Juniors Day -- Full-time students age 25 and under play FREE in the Swiss Teams or Open Pairs. Half-price entries for students for all other events all week.
Thursday-Friday and Saturday-Sunday: Two two-session Morning Swiss Teams.
Sunday: Barometer final in the Flight A Strataflighted Pairs (1:30 & 7:00).
Sunday: Fighting Illini Fans Day -- $2 off your afternoon entry if you wear Illini orange and blue!
Monday: FAST Swiss Teams -- playthrough with free continental breakfast & cash snack bar.
Program: 299er Pairs on Wednesday (7:00) and Friday (1:30 & 7:00).
Non-stop hospitality -- Evening buffets, hotel hospitality suite, registration gifts, champagne splits & glasses to section winners, Daily Bulletin, more!
Three Bracketed Knockout Teams (four sessions):
Big Ten KO -- 7:00 Tuesday & 9:30, 1:30, 7:00 Wednesday
Chief Illiniwek KO -- Primetime: 1:30 & 7:00 Thursday & Friday
OskeeWowWow KO -- Primetime: 1:30 & 7:00 Saturday & Sunday
Compact KO Teams (two sessions, four-person teams, four 12-board matches):
Rose Bowl Compact KO -- Primetime: 1:30 & 7:00 Wednesday
Stratified Swiss Teams (stratified by team's average masterpoint holding):
Three one-session Swiss Teams -- 7:00 Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday
Orange Morning Two-Session Swiss -- 9:30 a.m. Thursday & Friday
Blue Morning Two-Session Swiss -- 9:30 a.m. Saturday & Sunday
Two Primetime Two-Session Swiss Teams -- Friday (1:30 & 7:00) and Monday (10:30 & TBA)
Stratified Pair Events (stratified by pair's average masterpoint holding):
Single-session entries always available. Series Side Games daily if attendance warrants.
Charity Series AM Pairs -- 9:30 am, Wednesday through Sunday (to benefit Champaign Co. Humane Society).
Two-session Stratified Open Pairs -- 1:30 & 7:00 Wednesday through Saturday.
Two-session Barometer Pairs (Flights A and A/X) -- 1:30 & 7:00 Sunday. Barometer final.
Single-session 299er Pairs (0-300 mps) -- 7:00 Wednesday; 1:30 & 7:00 Friday
Two-session Gold Rush Pairs (Gold point event, stratified for 0-750 mps) -- 1:30 & 7:00 Thursday, Saturday & Sunday
Bridge rate ($85 double for 3+ nights; $96 for 1 or 2 nights) at Hawthorn Suites, 101 Trade Center Drive (one block south of our former site, the Hilton Garden Inn). Map & directions
All rooms (singles and doubles) are suites with beds and sofa beds. Included are free hot breakfast buffet, free wifi and use of the fitness center, hot tub and indoor pool. Pet-friendly. Parking is free, and there are many restaurants within walking distance.
Reservations: Call 217-398-3400 and ask for the bridge rate. Please reserve early.