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Education Programs

There is more to the game at NABCs, when members have an opportunity to take advantage of numerous educational and social activities. Here is a listing of the seminars being offered in Boston at the Copley Connection (Westin Copley Place Boston and Marriott Boston Copley Place). Check out the Boston entertainment section for social activities. For more information, send email to

Club Directors Course

Comprehensive course that 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.
Click here to pre-register online by November 7. You can also contact Joyce Stone by email or call
901-332-5586, Ext. 1337.
Fee: $50
Date: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday — November 18, 19, 20
Time: 1-10 p.m. Tuesday with dinner break
9 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday with lunch and dinner breaks
9 a.m.-noon Thursday followed by lunch break and testing
Marriott – Regis Room

The "New" TAP — Teacher Accreditation Program (TAP)

Introduction to the updated ACBL Bridge Series material and other popular teaching products. Learn modern teaching techniques from one of the ACBL’s premier teachers in this 10-hour interactive learning course which includes three hours of hands-on experience. Learn the business side of teaching bridge and be introduced to 64 weeks of class material and more! There are even techniques to move your students into duplicate faster. Leave with the tools needed to develop a successful teaching career.
Click here to pre-register or contact Dana Norton by email or call 901-332-5586, ext. 1264 for more information.
Fee: $125 (ACBL Accredited Teachers can retake for no course fee.)
Date: Thursday, November 20 – 1pm to 10 pm with a dinner break
Friday, November 21 – 9am to noon
Marriott – Suffolk Room

Free Bridge Lessons

Jerry Helms – Saturday, November 22, 9:45 a.m.-noon
Marti Ronemus – Sunday, November 23, 9:45 a.m.-noon
Marriott – Salon C

Understanding Changes in the Laws

Club Managers and Directors are invited to join ACBL staff for an overview of the recent changes in the Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2008. Q & A period included.
Free of charge
Date: Saturday, November 22 & Saturday, November 29
Time: 10:30 a.m. to noon
Marriott – Regis Room

Board of Governors Meeting

All members of the ACBL Board of Governors are invited to attend the Fall NABC meeting. This meeting is also open to the general membership of the ACBL. Discussion will include recent actions of the Board of Directors, reports from the CEO and treasurer and new proposals from the Board of Governors.
Free of charge
Date: Sunday, November 23
Time: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Westin – America Room

Reception for Bridge Teachers of Junior Players

Interested in teaching the game of bridge to Juniors? Currently teaching Juniors?
Meet officials from The School Bridge League and the ACBL Education Department staff to exchange ideas and find others interested in pursuing junior bridge activities in their areas. Any questions please call Patty Tucker by email or call 404-735-4779.
Free of charge
Date: Sunday, November 23
Time: 10 a.m. to Noon
Marriott – Regis Room

Get Online with Bridge Base

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet with Fred Gitelman, the creator of the ACBL’s Learn to Play Bridge program. Get a guided tour of the Bridge Base site and its outstanding teaching features.
Free of charge
Date: Monday, November 24
Time: 11 a.m.-noon
Marriott – Regis Room

Recorder Seminar

Join ACBL’s NABC Recorders for details on how to effectively serve as a recorder. An overview on handling player memos and Q&A.
Date: Tuesday, November 25
Time: 11 a.m. to noon
Westin – Great Republic Room

Celebrity Speakers

Daily presentations (except the final Sunday) by some of the best-known players and teachers at 9:45 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Free.
See Celebrity Speaker site for details