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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 May 15, 2019 (additional cancellation charges from the hotel may apply).

Host Hotel


The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas

3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas NV 89109
$159 + tax

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Transportation

A taxi ride from McCarran International Airport to most hotels in the strip takes only 10-15 minutes. For directions and taxi/shuttle information to the Cosmopolitan Hotel, please visit Explore Vegas.

Parking

The Cosmopolitan Hotel offers both valet and self-parking.
*Subject to change

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Valet Parking

  • 0-4 hours $15
  • 4-24 hours $20
  • 24+ hours $20 per day (or fraction thereof)
  • Valet parking is complimentary for hotel guests and included in their nightly resort fee.
  • Identity Membership & Rewards Members: Valet parking is complimentary for Gold or Platinum status or higher, subject to availability. Must have Identity card present.
  • There is no complimentary grace period for valet parking.

Self-Parking

  • Identity Members: Self-parking is complimentary for Sterling status or higher, subject to availability. Must have Identity card present.
  • 0-1 hour: Complimentary
  • 0-4 hours $10
  • 4-24 hours $15
  • 24+ hours $15 per day (or additional portion thereof)
  • Motorcycles and two-wheeled vehicles: Exempt from parking fees

Pay-on-foot kiosks are located on each level of the parking garage near the elevator banks on both sides of the resort. Cash and credit cards are accepted on garage levels B2 and B3. Credit cards are accepted on B4 and B5. Rates are subject to change.

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
$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

$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 Las Vegas. 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.

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
Friday, July 19 (1 to 5 pm)
Saturday, July 20 (8 am to noon)
Sunday, July 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, July 21 (between 2 and 6 pm)
Sunday, July 22 (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.

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, July 20
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, July 21
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.

REGISTRATION INFO

Fee: $75. Any teacher who purchases an LBIAD License within 30 days of Accreditation will receive a $50 discount.
Date: Saturday, July 20
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

Pre-register online by July 5.

Fee: $50
Dates and Times:
Tuesday, July 16 from 1 to 10 pm (includes a dinner break)
Wednesday, July 17 from 9 am to 10 pm (includes lunch and dinner breaks)
Thursday, July 18 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.

REGISTRATION INFO

Fee: $15. Sign up at door
Dates: Tuesday and Wednesday, July 23 & 24
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.

Friday, July 19 – 4:30 to 6 pm

ACBL General Membership Meeting

The annual General Membership Meeting agenda includes reports from the executive director, chief financial officer and in-house counsel and proposals from the membership if a quorum is present. All ACBL members are invited to attend.

Sunday, July 21 – 9 to 10 am

Meeting of the Board of Governors

The Board of Governors meeting agenda includes summary reports from the executive director, chief financial officer and in-house counsel, recent actions of the Board of Directors and reconsideration requests, as well as new proposals from the Board of Governors. All ACBL members are invited to attend.

Sunday, July 21 – 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, July 21
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, 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 Liz Hamilton
grtscot@gmail.com
Treasurer Chris Hahn
hahncj2010@gmail.com
Welcome Desk Chair Leila Huff
grandgeekswife@yahoo.com
Intermediate/Newcomer Toby McEvoy
mcevoytm@1791.com
Partnership Rolf Houtkooper
rolfhoutkooper@gmail.com
Prizes Barbara Dunkley
bdunkley007@gmail.com
Restaurant Guide & Information Justine Hancock
lvbridgebum@gmail.com
Volunteer Chair Ev Dahl
edahl@cox.net
Member-At-Large Becky Rogers
rags04@gmail.com
Youth NABC Volunteer Chair Ann Farmer
seattlenextgenbridge@gmail.com
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