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Columbus NABC – Plan

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For assistance, please call American Contract Bridge League’s Official Housing Bureau
ConferenceDirect
acbl@conferencedirect.com.
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 patron@acbl.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).

Partner Hotels


Hilton Columbus Downtown

401 N. High St.
Columbus OH 43215
$159 +tax


Hyatt Regency Columbus

350 N. High St
Columbus OH 43215
$159 +tax


Crowne Plaza

33 East Nationwide Blvd
Columbus, OH 43215
$149 +tax

All hotels are connected to the Convention Center

Transportation

Shuttle Service

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.

Parking

Convention Center Garages

ADDRESSES, RATES AND RESERVATIONS
South Garage: 50 E Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus OH 43215, $15.00* a day
Vine Garage: 37 Vine Street, Columbus OH 43215, $15.00 a day
Goodale Garage: 70 East Goodale Street, Columbus OH 43215, $15.00* a day
North Surface Lot: 50 E Goodale Street, Columbus OH 43215, $15.00* a day
East Surface Lot: 80 East Nationwide Boulevard, Columbus OH 43215, $12.00* a day
Battelle Grand Loading Dock: 500 N. 3rd St., Columbus Ohio 43215
North Facility Loading Dock: 3 Convention Center Drive, Columbus Ohio 43215
*Rates subject to change

RESERVE CONVENTION CENTER PARKING

Hilton Parking

RATES
10% Discount for ACBL
Self parking: $31 (works w/Digital Key) per day
Valet: $33 (Valet Parking) per day

Hyatt Parking

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.

RATES
Self Parking 15% discount for ACBL members

Off-site self-parking is available at the Chestnut Street Garage, located one block south of the hotel and accessible via an enclosed and covered walkway. Parking at Chestnut Street Garage can be charged to your room.
$20 / Overnight

Valet Parking

Valet parking is available at the hotel for a fee.
$33 / Overnight

Tournament Fees

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
$30 Not Eligible
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.

YOUTH & JUNIOR ENTRY FEES
Youth Regional-rated Event Free Entry — All Youth members (under 21 years old) are eligible for free entries that may be used at any Regional-rated event***.

NBO Junior Player Free Entry — Juniors named to teams to represent Zone 2 NBOs in world competitions (“Junior NBO Player”) will receive free plays for NABCs occurring between the time they are named to the team and the world championship. These free entries can only be used while playing in a team or pair made up of Zone 2’s NBO Junior Players.

These are the amounts that each eligible Junior category will pay during NABCs (screen fees are not included in the Junior/Youth coupons and must be paid separately):

Events Youth
age 0-20
Full-time Student,
age 21-25
NBO Junior
Player
NABC+ $10 $10 Free
NABC $7 $7 Free
Regional / Gold Rush Free $5 Free
Intermediate/Newcomer Free Free Free

*** All Intermediate/Newcomer and Gold Rush events at NABCs are Regional-rated events

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.

REGISTRATION INFO

Workshop

Pre-register online and guarantee your seat. All registrants must pass a Basic Bridge Knowledge Test to participate in the workshop (pass score: 70%).

Workshop fee: $125
Dates: Participants must attend all three days
Thursday, March 19 (1 to 5pm)
Friday, March 20 (8am to noon)
Saturday, March 21 (8 am to noon)

Thanks to a program from the Educational Foundation, TAP-accredited teachers can get a special deal on workshop fees. The foundation will pay a partial rebate for costs over $50. Just apply for the rebate after you attend the workshop. The amount charged over the first $50 will be reimbursed (maximum $75 repayment).

Proficiency Assessment

Pre-register to participate in the workshop and the ACBL Education department will contact you to schedule your assessment. Assessments take only 20 minutes.

Assessment fee: $25
Dates:
Saturday, March 21 (between 2 and 6pm)
Sunday, March 22 (between 8 am and 5pm)

For more information contact the ACBL education department at education@acbl.org or 662-253-3115

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.

REGISTRATION INFO

Pre-register online and guarantee your seat. Textbooks and door prizes are included in the fee.

Fee: $20 online, $25 at the door
Date: Saturday, March 21
Time: 1pm to 6pm

Questions about this course? Contact Patty Tucker at patty@whirlwindbridge.com or (404) 735-4779
Need help with registration? Contact marketing@acbl.org or 662-253-3112

Doubles in A Day

Learn two useful doubles that happen every time you play!

REGISTRATION INFO

Pre-register online and guarantee your seat. Textbooks are included in the fee.

Fee: $20 online, $25 at the door
Date: Sunday, March 22
Time: 1 pm to 5 pm

Questions about this course? Contact Patty Tucker at patty@whirlwindbridge.com or (404) 735-4779
Need help with registration? Contact marketing@acbl.org or 662-253-3112

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.

REGISTRATION INFO

Fee: $75. Any teacher who purchases an LBIAD License within 30 days of Accreditation will receive a $50 discount.
Date: Saturday, March 21
Times:
LBIAD Seminar: 1 to 6 pm
LBIAD Instructor Accreditation: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
(a light meal is provided between sessions)

Registrations and more information: contact Patty Tucker at patty@whirlwindbridge.com or call 404-735-4779

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.

REGISTRATION INFO

Register by 3/16/20

Fee: $50
Dates and Times:
Tuesday, March 17 — 1 to 7 pm (short breaks)
Wednesday, March 18 — 9 am to 6 pm (includes lunch break)
Thursday, March 19 — 9 am (Review followed immediately by testing)

Questions? Contact Debbie Vicknair at directorcourses@acbl.org or 662-253-3164

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.

REGISTRATION INFO

Fee: $15. Sign up at door
Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, March 24 & 25
Time: 9 am to noon, both days

Questions? Contact Debbie Vicknair at directorcourses@acbl.org or 662-253-3164

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. New this NABC: Only those who Preregister for the reception will be eligible to win a door prize at the event.

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.

REGISTRATION INFO

Fee: $20. Includes textbook, seminar and breakfast
Date: Sunday, March 22
Time: 8:30 to 10 am, followed by a free two-hour lesson

Registration and more information: visit www.betterbridgeteachers.com

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. 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.

REGISTRATION INFO
Fee: Free
Date: Monday, March 23, 9-11 am
Registration: Pre-register online and guarantee your seat.

Be a Caddy

For information on being a caddy, contact Alan Crank at acbl.caddies@gmail.com
Please note all NABC caddies must be at least 18 years old.

Tournament Committee

Position Name & Email
Chair Cheryl Schneider
columbusnational2020@gmail.com
Treasurer Judy Auer
jauer@columbus.rr.com
Welcome Desk Chair Kim Music
Kimberly.music@yahoo.com
Intermediate/Newcomer Tim Kohl
kohlt@roadrunner.com
Partnership Larry Jones
larryjones6323@gmail.com
Prizes Ellen Erwin
eileenerwin@yahoo.com
Restaurant Guide & Events Lucy Secord
lucisecord@gmail.com
Volunteer Chair Judy Williamson
judyw@columbus.rr.com
Information Marsha Reall
mdreall@columbus.rr.com
Caddies Bob Jiobu
jiobu.1@osu.edu
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