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Montréal NABC – Plan

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July 16-26

Reservations Now Open


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 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 May 12, 2020 (additional cancellation charges from the hotel may apply).

Patron Member Benefits

Exclusive benefits at all NABCs:

Partner Hotels

Le Westin

CAN$192 + TAX
.06 miles from convention center

Hôtel InterContinental

CAN$209 + TAX
.04 miles from convention center

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

CAN$183 + TAX
Shuttle service to convention center included (.60 miles)

Embassy Suites

CAN$275 + TAX
.09 miles from convention center


Information coming soon.



  • Electric car charging stations: 7, For a fee
  • Off-site parking, fee: 25 CAD daily
  • On-site parking, fee: 36 CAD daily
  • Valet parking, fee: 36 CAD daily
  • Studded tires are not accepted. Checkout is at 4:00 pm. 20$ fee applies if exceeding
Onsite Parking Available

  • Indoor Parking lot Self parking at $25.00 CAD per day, no in & out privileges.
  • Valet parking is $37.00 CAD per day and includes in & out privileges.
Hotel parking is managed by Indigo :

Parking with valet service (250 spaces)
Entrance located on the North side of Belmont street or by Cathcart street :

$37 overnight, taxes included, departure before 4 p.m.
Guests can exit and enter as they please, no additional fee
Self-service parking

Entrance located on the South side of Belmont street
Fees must be paid directly at the parking terminals
Sustainable Car Travel
Fairmont properties in the Quebec province have installed electric vehicle charging stations in partnership with Hydro-Quebec’s Electric Circuit. Electric vehicle users can now drive worry-free, knowing that a public network of charging stations is available to meet their needs. Our charging station is located in the indoor parking.

Self parking – CAD $26.96
Valet parking – Not available
Secured – Available
Covered – Not available
In/Out privileges – Available
Other parking Information – On-site, parking rates daily. In/Out privileges
Valet – CAD $35

  • Car Parking Available
  • Self-Parking Fee: 29 CAD
  • Private underground parking for guests only. Charging stations are available. Guests should check-in first and register their cars at the Front Desk before entering into the parking. All floors are accessible with the elevators (key card readers).

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 CAN$9.95). Not a member? Join now!

Entry Fees (per person/per session)

ENTRY REBATES FOR CANADIAN CITIZENS: District 1 is offering entry rebates for Canadian players attending regional, single-session and intermediate/newcomer games. Estimated rebates are between $4 to $6 CAD per entry.

Tax is included on all fees

All fees are subject to change without notice.

Entry fees for the Montreal NABC are in Canadian currency.

Events ACBL Members* Inactive members**
NABC+ (Platinum points)
US$1.50 per entry benefits the International Fund
$40 Not Eligible
NABC (Gold and Red points) $30 Not Eligible
Regional / Gold Rush (Gold and Red points) $26 $30
Intermediate/Newcomer (0-299er, Red points) $20 $24

* Members who are up-to-date with their membership dues or service fee
** Inactive members may renew during the event, or pay a $4 (CAN and US) 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 $26 is $104 for a team of four, $130 for a team of five, or $156 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: $13 per session per pair and $26 ($20) per session per team is added to events when screens are in use.

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
NABC+ US$10 US$10
Regional / Gold Rush Free US$5
Intermediate/Newcomer 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 activities. 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.
Fees are in Canadian currency unless otherwise noted.

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.



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: $165
Dates: Participants must attend all three days
Friday, July 17 — 1 to 5 pm
Saturday, July 18 — 8 am to noon
Sunday, July 19 — 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 USD. Just apply for the rebate after you attend the workshop. The amount charged over the first $50 USD will be reimbursed (maximum $75 USD 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: $33
Sunday, July 19 — between 2 and 6 pm
Monday, July 20 — between 8 am and 5 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: $26 preregistration, $33 at the door
Date/Time: Saturday, July 18 — 1 pm 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

Doubles in A Day

Learn two useful doubles that happen every time you play!


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

Fee: $26 preregistration, $33 at the door
Date/Time: Sunday, July 19 — 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.


Fee: US$75. Any teacher who purchases an LBIAD License within 30 days of Accreditation will receive a US$50 discount.
Date: Saturday, July 18
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 opens March 30, 2020

Fee: $65
Dates and Times:
Tuesday, July 14 — 1 to 10 pm (includes a dinner break)
Wednesday, July 15 — 9 am to 10 pm (includes lunch and dinner breaks)
Thursday, July 16 — 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: $20. Sign up at door
Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, July 21 & 22
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, July 17 — 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, July 19 — 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: $26. Includes textbook, seminar and breakfast
Date/Time: Sunday, July 19 — 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, 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 Jean La Traverse
Treasurer George Retek
Welcome Desk Chair Marie Duval
Intermediate/Newcomer Christine Bourbeau
Prizes Norma Solache
Restaurant Guide & Information Louise Mascolo
Parking & Transportation Diane Rodrigue
Volunteers Jean La Traverse
Promotion Nic L’Écuyer
Entertainment Dyane Maurice
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