WBT Challengers Cup

WBT Challengers Cup

World Bridge Tour wants to create more excitement for general tournament players, and we are proud to introduce the WBT Challengers Cup in January 2021. The WBT Challengers Cup has been created for aspiring players not yet participating in WBT Champions Cup.

Since March 2020 great organisers have facilitated top level online tournaments, and now general tournament players will get a similar arena to compete. You get a chance to play against people from around the world, meet friends and make new friendships. By collecting WBT CC Points and winning tournaments you can make it to the stars in the WBT Champions Cup!

WBT Challengers Cup consists of two different types of tournaments.

  1. Weekly tournaments in the Open Teams category by WBT, starting every Monday and played every day until it comes to an end. Scheduled starting times for matches are 17:00 and 19:30 CET.
  2. WBT will arrange a League in the Open Teams category lasting for several weeks. Scheduled starting time for League matches is 21:30 CET.
  3. WBT Challengers Cup Final is played in week 25.

Entry

  • All players with a non-suspended WBT Membership are entitled to play. We encourage high- ranking teams in the Champions Cup not to participate.
  • All the players on the team are required to hold a non- suspended WBT membership.
  • A team has the right to enter a WBT tournament given there are still available spots in the tournament.
  • WBT Challengers Cup Semi-Final and WBT Challengers Cup Final have restricted entries.
  • WBT kindly requests players not to apply for WBT membership unless they are committed to following the This Is How We Play rules of WBT.

Awards & ranking points

Our partners OCBL and E-Open have generously provided free entries and pre-approved entry right to their tournaments in WBT Champions Cup for team(s) doing well in the Challengers Cup tournaments.

WBT awards WBT CC Points for all competitions. WBT CC Points will be awarded to the team captain and can’t be transferred to a new team.

The 8 highest ranked teams based on WBT CC Points will earn the right to play in the WBT Challengers Cup Final in week 22.

The winner of WBT Challengers Cup Final will earn the right to play in the WBT Champions Cup Final.

Challengers Cup Weekly Tournaments
RankingPoints
1120
296
377
461
549
644
740
836
934
1032
1131
1229
1328
1426
1525
1624
1723
1821
1920
2019
2118
2217
2316
2415
2514
2613
2712
2811
2910
309
318
327
336
345
354
363
372
382
392
402
Challengers Cup League
RankingPoints
1180
2144
3115
492
574
666
760
854
951
1049
1146
1244
1342
1440
1538
1636
1734
1832
1931
2029
2128
2226
2325
2424
2522
2621
2720
2819
2918
3017
3116
3215
3314
3413
3512
3611
3710
382
3910
4010
WBT Challengers Cup Knock-Outs WBT CC Points Swiss
RankingSwiss 9-16 TeamsSwiss 16+ Teams
13045
22436
31929
41523
51218
61117
71015
8913
10812
11812
12711
13710
14710
1569
1669
178
188
198
207
217
227
236
246
256
265
275
285
295
30+4
Bonus awards:
Winning R165
Winning QF7
Winning SF10
Winning F15
WBT Challengers Cup Semi-Final
RankPoints
1160
2128
3102
482
566
659
753
848
945
1043
1141
1239
1337
1435
1533
1632