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Plan Your Stay in Paradise



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

Room Rates

  • Resort view: $195 + tax
  • Partial Ocean View: $225 + tax
  • Ocean view: $245 + tax
  • Deluxe Ocean View: $265 + tax
  • Ali’i Ocean View: $305 + tax

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 September 17, 2018 (additional cancelation charges from the hotel may apply).

Host Hotel

Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort

2005 Kalia Road
Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

Stay where the action is and reserve a room at the host hotel! Games – and the beach – will be just a few steps away.

Room rates include complimentary wi-fi in the guest rooms. An optional resort fee provides additional concessions, outlined here.


Take a peek inside the resort

Complimentary wireless internet is included in the room rate.

The Daily Resort Charge ($40+taxes per night, subject to change) is optional for ACBL members, and provides exclusive access to these benefits:

  • Hawaiian Village Cultural Activities
  • Unlimited movies and games in your room
  • Local, toll-free and credit card calls (no access fee)
  • Discounts on car rentals, the Spirit of Aloha Catamaran and Waikiki Beach Activities
  • Outdoor Morning Exercise Classes
  • Movies at sundown on Wednesdays and Saturdays
  • Much more!

Make Check-in a Breeze

If you have booked a room in the Ali’i Tower, go directly to the Alii Tower or the Kalia Tower, you can skip the main lobby reception desk and go straight to that tower check in. View resort map

Arrival To the Main Lobby

To be taken directly to the main lobby of the hotel, please take a taxi or the use the Speedi-Shuttle (see Transportation) from the Honolulu International Airport. The Airport Shuttle Bus will drop you off at the Great Lawn or Tapa Tower Drop-off/Pick-up location.

For ADA arrivals, there is an HHV Express Cart that can pick you up at the Great Lawn or Tapa Tower Drop-Off/Pick-up and will take you and your luggage to the lobby. For assistance, ask any doorman or call ext. 41 on a resort house phone.


Travel to and from the airport and get around town with these transit options:

Speedi-Shuttle is the only shuttle service that can access the main lobby of the Hilton Hawaiian Village. The Airport Shuttle Bus takes you to the Great Lawn or Tapa Tower Drop-Off/Pick-Up, and all other shuttles drop off at the Tapa Bus Terminal.

Charley’s Taxi
Located at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, it offers options for airport transportation and destinations in Honolulu. For reservations and information, click here or call 808-947-0077 (ext. 75255 from resort house phone).

National Car Rental
The National Car Rental desk is conveniently located at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in front of the Tapa Tower. book online or call 808-949-4321, ext. 64 or 800-468-3334 for reservations.

Public Bus Transportation
Called “The Bus” locally, the public bus has routes covering all parts of Oahu. For information on routes, times and fares, click here or call 808-848-5555.


Hilton Hawaiian Village provides a six-level parking garage, conveniently accessible from all towers at the resort. Self-parking and valet parking are both available.

Daily Self-Parking Charge for registered hotel guests: $43/night *
Daily Valet Parking Charge for registered hotel guests: $50/night *
Daily Valet Parking Charge for Oversize Vehicles: $60/night *

Oversized Vehicles: Vehicles over 6′ 6″ do not fit in our parking garage and would need to be Valet parked. We strongly encourage guests to not rent or bring any oversized vehicles to the resort. If you are a registered hotel guest with an oversized vehicle, you will have to leave the vehicle with valet parking and will be charged the overnight valet parking charge for large vehicles. We apologize for this inconvenience.

Discounted Validated Self-Parking Charge: $8* (For event functions only. Not valid for overnight function parking.)
Discounted Validated Valet Parking Charge: $13* (For event functions only. Not valid for overnight function parking.)

Lost Ticket: $100*

*All prices are subject to change without notice.


Speedi-Shuttle is the only shuttle service that can drop off and pick up in the main lobby of the resort. All shuttles are accessible for persons with wheelchairs via portable ramps. Please see a SpeediShuttle Greeter in the airport baggage claim. No advance notice required.

If you require ADA transportation, the hotel will have an HHV Express Cart that can pick you up at the Great Lawn or Tapa Tower Drop-Off/Pick-Up area and take you and your luggage to your lobby destination. Ask the Doorman or any Bellman for assistance or pick up any house phone (ext 41) at the resort

When calling for a taxi, please be sure to inform them you need ADA transportation.

Bring the kids along!

NABC Child Care Services are provided during the afternoon and evening sessions for the first Friday through the second Sunday including the national and regional events on the second Sunday. Special arrangements may be made for Morning KOs and Fast Pair events. Dinner and after hour sessions are also available.

The caregiver/child ratio is one caregiver for every three-five children (depending on the ages). Babies 3 months to 1 year require a one-to-one ratio. The children’s ages range from 3 months to 10 years of age. Additionally, there is a “Junior Sitter Program” for children 11-13.

Age-appropriate toys, games, books, activities, computer programs, music, arts and crafts, dramatic play and movies are provided. Field trips are planned throughout the week. There is a Pizza Party between sessions on Thursday and a Sleepover Party on the second Saturday. There are also bridge lessons and play prior to and during the evening sessions for those children interested in learning the game.

The cost is $25 per (bridge) session for the first two children and $40 per (bridge) session for three-four children. Babies 3 months to 1 year are $40 per (bridge) session.
For further information or to sign up your child, please contact Donna Compton at:

Phone: 214-373-7055

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). Click here for more information.

Entry Fees (per person/per session)

All fees are subject to change without notice.

Event ACBL Members* Lapsed members
North American Bridge Championships with no upper masterpoint limit
($1.50 per entry benefits the International Fund)
$25 Not Eligible
Other North American Championships $17 Not Eligible
Regional Events $16 $20
All Other Events $15 $19
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.

*Members whose payment of dues is current and Life Masters whose service fee payment is current. Lapsed members may opt to renew their membership or pay the $4 per session upcharge.


$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 and Meetings

Beyond the games at the NABCs, members can enjoy educational programs. Below is a listing of the seminars being offered in Honolulu. For more information, contact education@acbl.org.

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 HERE
All registrants must pass a Basic Bridge Knowledge Test to participate in the workshop (pass score: 70%)
Workshop fee: $125
Dates: November 23 to 25 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 8am-noon, all three days

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
Sunday, November 25 (between 2 and 6pm)
Monday, November 26 (between 8am and 2pm).

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

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. Special pricing for pre-registrations.

Pre-register online and guarantee your seat. Textbooks and door prizes are included in the fee. For more info, contact marketing@acbl.org or 662-253-3112

Fee: $15 online, $20 at the door
Date: Saturday, November 24
Time: 1pm to 6pm
Questions about this course: Contact Patty Tucker at patty@whirlwindbridge.com or (404) 735-4779

Notrump in A Day?

Be one of the first to experience the new “In A Day” workshop series, 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!
Course includes student workbook, presentation and practice hands. Special pricing for pre-registration.

Pre-register online and guarantee your seat. Textbooks and door prizes are included in the fee. For more info, contact marketing@acbl.org or 662-253-3112

Fee: $15 online, $20 at the door
Date: Sunday, November 25
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Questions about this course: Contact Patty Tucker at patty@whirlwindbridge.com or (404) 735-4779

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.

Date: Saturday, November 24
Times: Seminar 1-6pm; Instructor Accreditation 6:30–8:30pm. A light meal will be provided.
Registration: Contact Patty Tucker at patty@whirlwindbridge.com or (404) 735-4779
Fee: 75. For any teacher wishing to purchase an LBIAD License within 30 days of Accreditation, $50 of the $75 fee will be applied to the first-year License fee.

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 (www.baronbarclay.com).

Pre-register online by Nov. 15 here, contact Debbie Vicknair at 662–253–3164 or send an email to directorcourses@acbl.org.

Fee: $50
Dates and Times:
Monday, November 19 from 1 to 10pm (with dinner break)
Tuesday, November 20 from 9am to 10pm (lunch and dinner breaks)
Wednesday, November 21 from 9am to noon, followed by lunch break and testing

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 (Tuesday and Wednesday).

Fee: $15 covers both sessions. Sign up at door.
Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, Nov 27 & 28
Time: 9am–noon, both days

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.

Date: Friday, November 23
Time: 4:30pm – 6pm
Free of charge.

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.

Date: Sunday, November 25
Time: 10am to noon

Be a Caddy

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

Local Committee


Position Name & Email
Chair Muriel Stitt
Registration Gay Yamagiwa and Alan Kosansky
Caddy Keith Kalway
Intermediate/Newcomer Busaba Williams
Partnership Lily Johannessen
Hospitality Marie Ashton
Information Martin Leftik and Iris Chung
Volunteer Coordinator Jim Keefe
Publicity & Promotion Cathy Hess
Fundraising/Sponsorship Larry Denneau
Program and Restaurant Guide Gay Yamagiwa and Ann Bernson
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