Each day of the tournament there are at least two National Championship sessions scheduled. In addition, every day has a schedule of various two-session regional events as well as Intermediate/Newcomer events. There are also non-championship one-session events.

A. NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS

 The schedule of national events is established by the ACBL Board of Directors. The following chart is a listing of the National Championship events by NABC.

Day Spring Summer Fall
Wednesday
Thursday
NAP Flight A GNT – Championship Flt
GNT – Flights A, B and C
Friday Kay Platinum Pairs
Lebhar IMP Pairs
0-10,000 Swiss
GNT – Championship Flt
GNT – Flights A, B and C
von Zedtwitz LM Pairs
Bruce 5000 LM Pairs
Young 1500 LM Pairs
Nail LM Pairs
Baze Senior KO Teams
Saturday Kay Platinum Pairs
Lebhar IMP Pairs
0-10,000 Swiss
GNT – Championship Flt
GNT – Flights A, B and C
von Zedtwitz LM Pairs
Bruce 5000 LM Pairs
Young 1500 LM Pairs
0-10,000 Open Pairs
Nail LM Pairs
Baze Senior KO Teams
0-10,000 Swiss
Sunday Kay Platinum Pairs
Leventritt Silver Ribbon Pairs
NAP Flight B
NAP Flight C
GNT – Championship Flt
GNT – Flights A, B and C
von Zedtwitz LM Pairs
Bruce 5000 LM Pairs
Young 1500 LM Pairs
0-10,000 Open Pairs
Mitchell Open BAM
M.M. Sternberg Women’s BAM
Baze Senior KO Teams
Super Senior Pairs (70+)
0-10,000 Swiss
Monday Vanderbilt KO
Leventritt Silver Ribbon Pairs
0-10,000 KO Teams
NAP Flight B
NAP Flight C
Spingold KO Teams
0-5000 Mini Spingold KO
0-1500 Mini Spingold KO
Wagar Women’s KO
Truscott/USPC Senior Swiss
Mitchell Open BAM
M.M. Sternberg Women’s BAM
Baze Senior KO Teams
Super Senior Pairs (70+)
0-10,000 IMP Pairs
Tuesday Vanderbilt KO
Rockwell Mixed Pairs
0-10,000 KO Teams
Spingold KO Teams
0-5000 Mini Spingold
0-1500 Mini Spingold
Wagar Women’s KO
Truscott/USPC Senior Swiss
Blue Ribbon Pairs
Baze Senior KO Teams
Mini Blue Ribbon Pairs
Whitehead Women’s Pairs
0-10,000 IMP Pairs
Wednesday Vanderbilt KO
Rockwell Mixed Pairs
0-10,000 KO Teams
Spingold KO Teams
0-5000 Mini Spingold
0-1500 Mini Spingold
Wagar Women’s KO
Wernher Open Pairs
Freeman Mixed BAM
Kaplan Blue Ribbon Pairs
Mini Blue Ribbon Pairs
Baze Senior KO Teams
Whitehead Women’s Pairs
Thursday Vanderbilt KO
Silodor Open Pairs
Smith LM Women’s Pairs
0-10,000 KO Teams
Spingold KO Teams
0-5000 Mini Spingold
0-1500 Mini Spingold
Wagar Women’s KO
Wernher Open Pairs
Freeman Mixed BAM
Kaplan Blue Ribbon Pairs
Mini Blue Ribbon Pairs
Senior Mixed Pairs
0-10,000 Fast Pairs
Friday Vanderbilt KO
Silodor Open Pairs
Smith LM Women’s Pairs
0-10,000 KO Teams
Spingold KO Teams
0-5000 Mini Spingold
0-1500 Mini Spingold
Wagar Women’s KO
Bean Red Ribbon Pairs
Keohane NA Swiss Teams
Reisinger BAM
Senior Mixed Pairs
0-10,000 Fast Pairs
Saturday Vanderbilt KO
Jacoby Open Swiss
Machlin Women’s Swiss
NABC+ Fast Pairs
Spingold KO Teams
0-5000 Mini Spingold
0-1500 Mini Spingold
Bean Red Ribbon Pairs
Keohane NA Swiss Teams
0-10,000 Mixed Swiss
Reisinger BAM
Roth Swiss Teams
NABC+ Mixed Swiss
Sunday Vanderbilt KO
Jacoby Open Swiss
Machlin Women’s Swiss
NABC+ Fast Pairs
Spingold KO Teams
0-5000 Mini Spingold
Keohane NA Swiss Teams
0-10,000 Mixed Swiss
Reisinger
Roth Swiss Teams
NABC+ Mixed Swiss

Note: In order to participate in a National-rated event, you must be an ACBL member whose service fees or dues are current.

B. REGIONAL EVENTS

ACBL management is responsible for scheduling all events except charity and national-rated events which are set by the ACBL Board of Directors. For regional-rated events, input from the host organization is requested to ensure that local preferences are considered. The regional schedule must include an Open Pair event opposite any Swiss Team event, except for the final Sunday.

Sessions including gender-restricted pair events must contain events in which any combination of genders may play. This means that a Mixed or Open Pair event must be scheduled concurrently when both a Men’s and Women’s Pair event are scheduled, and an Open Pair event must be scheduled concurrently when either a Women’s or Men’s Pair event is scheduled.

C. INTERMEDIATE/NEWCOMER EVENTS

The ACBL Education Department in conjunction with the host organization is responsible for developing a complete Intermediate/Newcomer schedule of events. ACBL Headquarters has the primary responsibility for this program including fliers, ads, special club or teacher incentives, mailings, newcomer program speakers, etc.

The North American Bridge Championships Operations Manual for Tournament Chairpersons provides guidelines for host organization input to help ensure a successful program.