USBC Competitor Registration Opens Monday March 19th

Registration for the 2012 USBC will be offered in stages. All regional champions will be offered a spot in the semi-final round. All regional finalists (Ranking 2-6) will be offered a spot in the preliminary round. Regional finalists must respond within 72 hours of a) the opening of USBC registration (Monday, March 19th at 9AM PST) or b) 72 hours after the announcement of the regional final standings at their respective competition (Tuesday 3:00 pm following NCRBC & SCRBC finals ceremony). After the 72-hour window has expired, any spot unclaimed by a regional finalist will be open to all other registrants.

All other registrants will be offered a position on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to those competitors that have competed in a regional barista competition in the 2012 season. This “stand-by” registration also opens on Monday March 19th at 9AM PST. Registration is open to all on Monday March 19th at 9 AM PST regardless of when your regional is held so sign up early! All other registrants should register as a standby competitor. Once a standby competitor has received an open spot, a confirmation email will be sent to them and they will be asked to re-register as a confirmed competitor. We anticipate 20-25 open spots at the opening of 2012 USBC registration.

If your regional competition has not yet taken place and you would still like to compete at the 2012 USBC regardless of your final standings, I would recommended applying for the wait list even before your regional event is held.

Registration can be found on the USBC website at http://www.usbaristachampionship.org.

Here is the tentative schedule for the 2012 USBC with all events taking place at the Oregon Convention Center in Portland, OR (note the judges training is only one day):

Wednesday, April 18th-
9:00 am – 5:00 pm USBC Judges certification in Room D131-132
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Competitors 1-12 Meeting and Practice Session

Thursday, April 19th-
7:30 am – 8:00 am Competitors Meeting
9:00 am – 5:00 pm USBC Competition Round 1, Day 1 & Practice Sessions

Friday, April 20th-
7:30 am – 8:00 am Competitors Meeting
9:00 am – 5:00 pm USBC Competition Round 1, Day 2 & Practice Sessions
5:30 pm – Announce Semi-Finalists

Saturday, April 21st-
7:00 am – 5:00 pm USBC Semi-Finals Round & Practice Sessions
5:30 pm – Announce Finalists

Sunday, April 22nd-
8:00 am – 2:30 pm USBC Finals Round & Practice Sessions
3:00 pm – Announce 2012 USBC Champion

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