After careful review of the order issued by local health and governmental authorities in Ohio banning mass gatherings of more than 100 people, the ACBL must cancel its upcoming Spring North American Bridge Championships in Columbus, OH.
“We are saddened to cancel the Spring NABC and feel sympathy for the local tournament committee which has worked for several years to create a special welcome and memorable bridge experience,” said ACBL Executive Director Joseph Jones, “but we must comply with governmental regulations.”
There is no fee for canceling reservations at the Columbus host hotels. Any deposits forfeited as a result of ACBL’s Hotel Reservation Cancellation Policy will be released. Whether you have previously cancelled your reservation or not, if you made the reservation through our housing partner, ConferenceDirect LLC, deposit monies will be refunded automatically within 14 to 21 days. If you made a reservation directly with the hotel after February 27, 2020, the hotel will cancel the reservation. There is no need to contact ConferenceDirect or the hotel.
There are currently no plans to reschedule the Columbus NABC for later in 2020, although Columbus may be considered as a possible location in the future. As of today, the Summer NABC in Montréal will be held as usual along with the Fall NABC in Tampa.
The order can be seen here.
March 12, 2020