Unit 171 is proud to sponsor our 7th Blue Ridge Spectacular Sectional and our first concurrent NLM Regional tournament, in the comfortable Blue Ridge Community College.

Open Sectional Schedule

Thursday, July 28th

Open Sectional Schedule
2:00 PMNantahala Bracketed KO1 of 3 sessions
Stratified Open Pairs
5:30 PMW(h)ine and Cheese ReceptionSponsored by St. Paul Mountain Vineyards
6:00 PMConnestee Dinner Bell Swiss1 of 2 sessions (12 boards)

Friday, July 29th

9:30 AMNantahala Bracketed KO2 of 3 sessions
Stratified Open Pairs
2:00 PMNantahala Bracketed KO3 of 3 sessions
Stratified Open Pairs
5:30 PMW(h)ine and Cheese ReceptionSponsored by St. Paul Mountain Vineyards
6:00 PMConnestee Dinner Bell Swiss2 of 2 sessions (12 boards)

Saturday, July 30th

9:30 AMCatawba Bracketed Compact KO1 of 2 sessions
Stratified Open Pairs
2:00 PMCatawba Bracketed Compact KO2 of 2 sessions
Stratified Open Pairs

Sunday, July 31st

Open Sectional Schedule
10:00 AM Oconalufteel SwissBracketed by Attendance

Open Sectional Stratification

Bracketing and stratification based on team/pair average.
KO's may be handicapped at DIC's discretion.
Straified Open PairsA: 3000+, B: 1000-3000, C: 0-1000
KO's, Dinner Bell Swiss, Sunday SwissBracketed by attendance

NLM Regional Schedule

Thursday, July 28th

NLM Regional Schedule
9:30 AMGold Rush Pairs1 of 2 sessions
Gold Rush Bracketed Swiss Teams1 of 2 sessions
Side Series1 of 6 sessions
2:00 PMGold Rush Pairs2 of 2 sessions
Gold Rush Bracketed Swiss Teams2 of 2 sessions
Side Series2 of 6 sessions
5:30 PMW(h)ine and Cheese ReceptionSponsored by St. Paul Mountain Vineyards
Events in bold qualify for Gold points. Must play in at least two side series events to compete for Gold.

Friday, July 29th

NLM Regional Schedule
9:30 AMGold Rush Pairs1 of 2 sessions
Gold Rush Bracketed Swiss Teams1 of 2 sessions
Side Series3 of 6 sessions
2:00 PMGold Rush Pairs2 of 2 sessions
Gold Rush Bracketed Swiss Teams2 of 2 sessions
Side Series4 of 6 sessions
5:30 PMW(h)ine and Cheese ReceptionSponsored by St. Paul Mountain Vineyards
Events in bold qualify for Gold points. Must play in at least two side series events to compete for Gold.

Saturday, July 30th

NLM Regional Schedule
9:30 AMGold Rush Pairs1 of 2 sessions
Gold Rush Bracketed Swiss Teams1 of 2 sessions
Side Series5 of 6 sessions
2:00 PMGold Rush Pairs2 of 2 sessions
Gold Rush Bracketed Swiss Teams2 of 2 sessions
Side Series6 of 6 sessions
Events in bold qualify for Gold points. Must play in at least two side series events to compete for Gold.

Sunday, July 31st

NLM Regional Schedule
10:00 AM Gold Rush Bracketed Swiss TeamsBrackete by Attendance
Events in bold qualify for Gold points. Must play in at least two side series events to compete for Gold.

NLM Regional Stratification

Bracketing and stratification based on team/pair average except no player over 750 MP's and no Life Masters
Gold Rush Pairs, by averageA: 300-750, B: 100-300, C: 0-100
Bracketed Swiss TeamsBracketed by Attendance

Table fees for both tournaments are $12.00 per player.  Credit card payment is preferred.

Proof of COVID-19 complete vaccination must be presented to buy an entry.  All staff, volumteers, and directors must also comply with this rule.  No exceptions.  All ACBL, CDC, state and local regulations in force at the time of the tournament will be in effect.

Masks are still recommended for attendees who are at high risk for severe illness or otherwise are a member of a vulnerable population. We also ask attendees to be courteous and wear a mask if seated at table with a high-risk player who asks for tablemates to wear masks.

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Location

Tournament Site

Blue Ridge Community College

Conference Center
East Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC  28713

BRCC is a non-smoking campus, both inside and outdoors.

Click on the map marker and then the Directions link to get driving directions to the site.

Host Hotel

Fairfield Inn by Marriott
836 Upward Road
Flat Rock, NC  28713
(828) 513-5100

Click here to book online

Bridge Rate:  $119
You must book by June 27th to enjoy this rate.

Click on the map marker and then the Directions link to get driving directions to the hotel.

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Flat Rock Weather

November 27, 2022, 11:07 am
Cloudy
Cloudy
60°F
Forecast November 27, 2022
day
Mostly cloudy with thundershowers
Mostly cloudy with thundershowers
65°F
night
Intermittent clouds
Intermittent clouds
43°F
 

Sectional Tournament Chair

Jane Champion

Partnerships

Mo Turcotte

NLM Regional Tournament Chair

Mickey Brandstadter

Partnerships

Mo Turcotte

Things to Do When You're Not Playing Bridge

Supported in part by a grant from the Henderson County Tourism Development Agency

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