Play by the gateway
All bridge events are held at the Cervantes Convention Center located at 701 Convention Plaza, St Louis, MO 63101.
For a specific event’s location, please check the Daily Bulletin prior to the event.
Are you new to playing bridge? Do you play socially but want to try duplicate? Come to the area of the NABC that’s just for newcomers and intermediate players! You’ll find:
- Limited and stratified games, where you compete at your level
- Free two-hour lessons
- Low-key play
- A place to make new friends (and bridge partners for life!)
The I/N schedule lists only the game sessions for players under 300 masterpoints. There are many opportunities to compete against players at every level, from 0-5 Pairs all the way to 299er games. Plus daily celebrity speakers, free two-hour lessons and half-day seminars.
Full Tournament Schedule
Are you a more advanced player? You’ll have loads of games to choose from each day! You’ll find:
- Pair and Team events
- Regional, NABC and NABC+ events
- Red, gold and platinum points
Some events are single-session, and others span multiple days.
View/Print the full schedule in PDF format
Conditions of Contest
Like all Olympic sports, bridge has a precise set of rules for competition. The Conditions of Contest detail these protocols and regulations for every event played at the NABC. Whether you need to know the rules for General Knockout Teams or you are looking for specific information about Blue Ribbon Pairs, the Conditions of Contest will guide you.
Find a Partner
The online partnership desk is always available after the previous NABC ends. There will be an on-site partnership desk available during the tournament, which usually opens about an hour prior to each session.