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For assistance, please call American Contract Bridge League’s Official Housing Bureau
855-956-0776 or (980) 321-0807 (International)
Contact Center available Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 9:00pm EST
Patron Members receive special benefits at NABCs, including guaranteed reservations at partner hotels (must be a patron member before reservations open), express service for purchasing entries and more. If you are interested in upgrading to a Patron Membership, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CANCELLATION POLICY: A one-night room deposit will be charged to your credit card when booking your stay. This charge will be refundable for reservations canceled before or on January 15, 2020 (additional cancellation charges from the hotel may apply).
Hilton Columbus Downtown
401 N. High St.
Columbus OH 43215
Hyatt Regency Columbus
350 N. High St
Columbus OH 43215
33 East Nationwide Blvd
Columbus, OH 43215
While shuttle service is not available from the hotel, guests can take advantage of COTA AirConnect, with direct service to John Glenn Columbus International Airport from the Hyatt Regency / Convention Center stop in front of the hotel for $2.75.
Convention Center Garages
For your convenience, valet parking is available at the hotel, with off-site self-parking just one block south at the Chestnut Street Garage, accessible via enclosed walkway. Leave your vehicle to explore downtown Columbus by foot.
All players must have an ACBL member number to participate in any event (ACBL member numbers are valid for life, even if your membership is inactive). If you have never been an ACBL member, you can purchase a full-year membership or a temporary membership (one month of benefits for $7.99). Not a member? Join now!
Entry Fees (per person/per session)
All fees are subject to change without notice.
|Events||ACBL Members*||Inactive members**|
|NABC+ (Platinum points)
$1.50 per entry benefits the International Fund
|NABC (Gold and Red points)||$22||Not Eligible|
|Regional / Gold Rush (Gold and Red points)||$20||$24|
|Intermediate/Newcomer (0-299er, Red points)||$15||$19|
* Members who are up-to-date with their membership dues or service fee
** Inactive members may renew during the event, or pay a $4 upcharge per session
Team Entry Fees: For team events of three or more sessions, the entry fee is the base price of the event, times the number of people on the team. For example, an event with a base price of $20 is $80 for a team of four, $100 for a team of five, or $120 for a team of six. In all team events, except one- or two-session Swiss events, entry fees are charged on a per person basis.
Screen Fees: $10 per session per pair and $20 per session per team is added to events when screens are in use.
Seminars and Meetings
Beyond the games at the NABCs, members can enjoy educational programs. Below is a listing of the seminars being offered in San Francisco. Please check the NABC Daily Bulletin for the exact location of each session.
Best Practices Teacher Workshop
This workshop covers proven techniques that help teachers be more effective in their classroom. The focus is on how, rather than what, to teach. It is built around simulations to engage participants in analyzing and practicing as well as giving and receiving feedback on working with students while delivering bridge lessons.
Best Practices Teacher Certification: To earn it, workshop participants are required to pass a proficiency assessment. Assessments are conducted at the conclusion of the workshop and are scheduled in 20 minute time slots.
Learn Bridge in A Day?®
Move quickly along the initial learning curve. Participants should include true beginners, those returning to bridge after long absences and those wanting to “test the waters” before committing to formal classes. The concentrated course includes both class instruction and coached play.
Doubles in A Day
Learn two useful doubles that happen every time you play!
Learn Bridge in A Day? Instructor Accreditation
This program instructs teachers in methods of administering and presenting LBIAD. Teachers wishing to be accredited must complete the following two requirements:
- Serve as a Table Mentor at an LBIAD seminar led by Patty Tucker, and
- Attend a two-hour LBIAD Teacher Training event presented by Whirlwind Bridge.
Teacher Training will include information on organizing and marketing LBIAD as well as maximizing retention rates, writing effective grant requests and the presentation of the seminar.
Club and Cruise Directors Course
This comprehensive course prepares candidates for directing club and bridge cruise games. Anyone interested in becoming a club director or a director aboard a cruise ship is invited to participate.
Club Director Refresher Course
This continuing education course for club directors covers updates to Chapters 4 and 5 of the ACBL handbook. Participants must attend both sessions.
Reception for Club Officials & Teachers
Enjoy ACBL’s thank you reception for the club officials and teachers who recruit and retain our members. All club managers, teachers and club directors are invited to attend.
Friday, March 20 – 4:30 pm to 6 pm
Meeting of the Board of Governors
Board of Governors discussion will include recent actions of the Board of Directors and reports from the Executive Director, In-house Counsel and treasurer, as well as new proposals from the Board of Governors. All ACBL members are invited to attend.
Sunday, March 22– 10 am to noon
Audrey Grant’s Continuing Education for Teachers and Club Managers
When it comes to bridge, Audrey Grant is a household name. For decades, she has taught students, teachers and club owners across the world. Her hands-on approach and creative use of the table, cards and bid boxes has helped keep students engaged, excited and focused.
Audrey will walk through and explain teaching techniques in this hour-and-a-half seminar. Following the seminar, you can attend her free two-hour bridge lesson.
Teacher Breakfast Meeting
Join fellow teachers to network, see presentations from American Bridge Teachers’ Association Master Teachers of award-winning teaching materials, visit teaching websites and learn how the ACBL and the ACBL Educational Foundation can help you with your teaching needs. The first 20 teachers who register will receive complimentary copies of the materials and a free one-year membership in the ABTA for non-members. Sponsored by the ACBL Educational Foundation these teacher breakfast meetings will occur Monday of the Spring and Fall NABC. Each meeting will highlight different teaching materials and works in tandem with the ACBL Best Practices Teacher Workshop Program.
Be a Caddy
For information on being a caddy, contact Alan Crank at email@example.com
Please note all NABC caddies must be at least 18 years old.
|Position||Name & Email|
|Welcome Desk Chair||Kim Music
|Restaurant Guide & Events||Lucy Secord
|Volunteer Chair||Judy Williamson