Up Over v Down Under: An epic battle

Not since Ben Hur have you seen anything like it! A battle of epic proportions, between two hemispheres.

5th and/or 6th December 2022, depending on your time zone. More than 1,100 people are taking part in this challenge match. They are from:
Canada 🟥 Ireland 🟥 UK 🟥 South Africa 🟥 Kenya 🟥 Australia 🟥 New Zealand

⭕ Charge your chariots  
⭕ Sharpen your spears
⭕ Tighten your tunic
⭕ Shoulder your shield
⭕ Crank up your catapults

Scoring: Matchpoints - pairs - 20 boards

How do you find your seat?

On Sunday 4th December – there will be a Session and Seating plan.  That's there so that you gain familiarilty with the process, and you can look to see who else is playing. No need for you to click anything just yet.

On the day, when you come to play, 30 mins before start time, look for the Session, then look for your name. All you need to do is click your own name and you will be taken to your seat. Only your partner can sit opposite you.

Please do not use your partner’s link, don’t share links. Please sit as soon as possible. You can see who is taking part by clicking the Scores button … you will see who is in your game.

Please turn on your camera and microphone.  You may be asked to provide permissions.  If there is an issue, we will help you, but it might be hard to do that if you join the game at the last possible moment.  All those years of being a scout or guide? Yes ... remember them “be prepared”. And, if you have a choice of device, please use your Windows Laptop or PC, rather than an iPad, or MacBook.

How do you alert? 

Like in face-to-face. Your partner alerts. Remember there’s an international set of players. They may be unaccustomed to your way of playing, so always be as helpful as possible. Especial with No Trump ranges.

Where will the results be?

We will put links to results on this site.  There will be lots of categories for winners: eg session winner, national winner, combined best 3 scores for nation, overall winners, and more.

Winners so far: see here for headline news.

Session 1 times

5 December in some nations:
Canada: arrive 2:30pm for 3pm start
UK and Ireland: arrive 7:30pm for 8pm start
South Africa: arrive 9:30pm for 10pm start 🌛 (late start)

6 December in Oceania:
Australians: arrive 6:30 am for 7am start ☕(early start)
New Zealanders: arrive 8:30am for 9am start

Session 2 times

6 December everywhere
UK and Ireland: arrive 7:30am for 8am ☕(early start)
South Africa: arrive 9:30am for 10am start
Kenyans: arrive 10:30am for 11am start
Australians: arrive 6:30pm for 7pm start
New Zealanders: arrive 8:30pm for 9pm start 🌛 (late start)

Session 1 Seating Plan and Links

Click here for Session 1 Seating and Links         ←←←←  


Session 2 Seating Plan and Links

Click here for Session 2 Seating and Links         ←←←←