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Plan Your Stay on the Mighty Miss

Plan Your Stay on the Mighty Miss

Reservations Now Open!

Make your hotel reservation now to secure your seat at the table!

For assistance, contact OnPeak at 855-992-3353 or acbl@onpeak.com

Patron Members receive special benefits at NABCs, including guaranteed reservations at host hotels, express service for purchasing entries and more. If you are interested in upgrading to a Patron Membership, contact the Membership Department at 662-253-3173 or email membership@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, 2019 (additional cancelation charges from the hotel may apply).

Host Hotels

Sheraton Memphis Downtown

250 North Main
Memphis TN 38103
$134 + tax
Distance to Memphis Cook Convention Center: 200 feet


The Comfort Inn Downtown

100 N Front St
Memphis TN 38103
$129 + tax
Distance to Memphis Cook Convention Center: 0.2 miles


Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown

300 N. Second
Memphis TN 38103
$131 + tax
Distance to Memphis Cook Convention Center: 0.2 miles


Courtyard Memphis Downtown

75 Jefferson Ave
Memphis TN 38103
$144 + tax
Distance from Memphis Cook Convention Center: 0.3 miles


Springhill Suites Memphis Downtown

82 W Court Ave.
Memphis, TN 38103
$144 + tax
Distance from Memphis Cook Convention Center: 0.4 miles



Downtown hotels are located about 13 miles away from the airport. The host hotels do not offer shuttle service.

Taxi Service

A taxi ride between the Memphis Airport and downtown hotels costs about $30 plus gratuity.


Yellow Cab
(901) 577-7777

City Wide Taxi
(901) 722-8294

Bluff City Taxi
(901) 566-9000

Arrow Cab Company
(901) 523-2002

Main Street Trolley

The Trolley operates along the Main Street Mall (which includes the Cook Convention Center) going north and southbound about every 20-30 minutes. Trolley base fare is $1 and trolley passes are accepted. A Trolley stop is only a few steps away from each host hotel. Trolley Map/Schedule

For more information, visit the Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA)


Covered parking is available at the Memphis Convention Center, where all tournaments are held. All host hotels offer diverse parking options, including valet parking.


Memphis Convention Center

  • Up to 2 hours: $5
  • 2 to 6 hours: $10
  • 6 to 12 hours: $15
  • 12 to 24 (ACBL rate): $18

Sheraton Memphis Downtown

  • Guests: Valet parking is $18 + tax (no self-parking available). Includes in/out privileges
  • Non-guests: single-entry self-parking. Up to 8 hours is $12; Over 8 hours is $26

The Comfort Inn Downtown

  • $12 per night, plus tax

Crowne Plaza Memphis Downtown

  • Self-parking is available in their on-site parking lot. Overnight parking is $20 with in/out privileges
  • No valet parking

Courtyard Memphis Downtown

  • Off-site parking is located ½ block from hotel. Daily rate: $20 (no in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking: $22 daily

Springhill Suites Memphis Downtown

  • Off-site parking is located ½ block from hotel. Daily rate: $17, with in/out privileges
  • Valet parking: $20 daily

All prices are subject to change without notice.

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 only $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
$25 Not Eligible
NABC (Gold and Red points) $17 Not Eligible
Regional / Gold Rush (Gold and Red points) $16 $20
Intermediate/Newcomer (0-299er, Red points) $15 $19

*Members up-to-date with their membership dues or service fee.
Inactive members may renew or pay a $4 upcharge.

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 $16 is $64 for a team of four, $80 for a team of five, or $96 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.


$10 coupon
All Juniors 21 and under and full-time students 26 and under are entitled to coupons that may be used for any event. Full-time students must provide proof of eligibility. Coupons have a $10 value.

Free plays
Any Junior 19 and under may play for free in any regional-rated event (for other events, see $10 coupon).

NBO Junior Teams
Junior players named to teams to represent Zone 2 NBOs in world competitions will receive free plays at NABCs when playing with members of their team or members of another team representing a Zone 2 NBO. These free plays are valid for NABCs occurring between the time they are named to the team and the world championship.

Seminars & Meetings

Beyond the games at the NABCs, members can enjoy educational programs. Below is a listing of the seminars being offered in Memphis. 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 usually take 20 minutes.



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
Thursday, March 21 (1 to 5 pm)
Friday, March 22 (8 am to noon)
Saturday, March 23 (8 am to noon)

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
Saturday, March 23 (between 2 and 6 pm)
Sunday, March 24 (between 8 am and 2 pm)

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.


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 23
Time: 1 to 6 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

Notrump in A Day

This workshop explores basic notrump bidding and the most common responses, from raises to Stayman and Jacoby Transfers. Want to be sure when to use which convention, what your second bid should be or what your partner is telling you? Then this workshop is for you!


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

Fee: $20 online, $25 at the door
Date: Sunday, March 24
Time: 1 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.


Fee: $75. Any teacher who purchases an LBIAD License within 30 days of Accreditation will receive a $50 discount.
Date: Saturday, March 23
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. Study materials may be purchased through Baron Barclay Bridge Supply at www.baronbarclay.com.


Pre-register online by February 28.

Fee: $50
Tuesday, March 19 from 1 to 10 pm (includes a dinner break)
Wednesday, March 20 from 9 am to 10 pm (includes lunch and dinner breaks)
Thursday, March 21 from 9 am to noon, followed by lunch break and 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.


Fee: $15. Sign up at door
Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, March 26 and 27
Time: 9 am to noon, both days

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

Reception for Club Officials and 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 encouraged to attend.

Friday, March 22 – 4:30 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 24 – 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.


Fee: $20. Includes textbook, seminar and breakfast
Date: Sunday, March 24
Time: 8:30 to 10 am, followed by a free two-hour lesson

Registration and more information: visit www.betterbridgeteachers.com

Be a Caddy

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

Local Contacts

Position Name & Email
Tournament Chair Bob Williams
Intermediate/Newcomer Program Joyce McMonagle
Partnership Judy Knox
I/N Partnership Joyce McMonagle
Volunteers Donna Touliatos
Registration Sue Ray
Fund Raising/Sponsors Lee Smart
Restaurant Guide Jackie Stew
Publicity Brent Manley


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