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Fall 2012 North American Bridge Championships

San Francisco

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The restaurant at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, Mission Grille, is offering a Thanksgiving Feast for our players at the discounted price of $29 (plus tax and tip). Please click here for the menu.

It is strongly suggested that you make advance reservations through Open Table. Please click here to go to Open Tables website. Please search for Mission Grille at the Marriott Marquis.

For over 150 years, San Francisco has been a magnet for fortune-seekers, immigrants, artists and poets. Guarded by the famous bridge spanning the Golden Gate, the city by the bay is famous for its diverse citizenry, Victorian architecture, iconic San Francisco cable cars and scenic views - and for its fog in June and July.

The fog will be gone when ACBL brings in the 2012 Fall North American Bridge Championships! The host hotel and bridge play will be at the Marriott Marquis located at 55 Fourth Street. Please click the housing link on the left for more information.

A few interesting facts:

A city built on 43 hills will surely have steep, curving streets. Vermont Avenue between 22nd and 23rd is "crookedest," and Filbert between Hyde and Leavenworth is steepest at 31.5 degrees, but neither fact discourages tourists from flocking to Lombard Street's seductive curves. Often billed as the "crookedest street," San Francisco's Lombard Street is, in fact, neither the crookedest nor the steepest street in the city, let alone the world. Oddly, that fact doesn't deter the hordes of tourists who come every year to see this famous street, built with eight switchbacks on a 40-degree slope.

San Francisco cable cars are the only moving National Historic Landmark, and 9.7 million people take a nine mile per hour ride on them each year. At the Cable Car Barn Museum, 500-horsepower electric motors turn the endless cable loops.

John C. Fremont named the San Francisco Bay's entrance "Chrysopylae" (Golden Gate) because it resembled Istanbul's Golden Horn. The Golden Gate Bridge, with 23 miles of ladders and 300,000 rivets in each tower, was the world's longest span when it opened in 1937. Seventeen iron workers and 38 painters constantly fight rust and renew the international orange paint on its 1.7-mile span.

See you in San Francisco!

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