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The Intermediate-Newcomer (IN) Program

The NABCs are a showcase for the ACBL IN Program, the best opportunity for the newer tournament player to enjoy the NABC experience! Download the Welcome Guide for even more information.

The IN Program consists of bridge activities designed especially for the newer player in a special playing area. Each day the IN players meet in the program area and get to know one another. This environment allows the ACBL to create a home away from home for first-time tournament players.

Schedule of events for the IN Program:

Thursday, Nov 20

International Fund Stratified 299er Pairs

1:00 p.m.

Educational Foundation Stratified 299er Pairs

7:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov 21 *0 to 5 masterpoint players play free today

299er, 199er, 99er, 49er, 0-20 & 0-5 Newcomer Pairs

10 a.m., 3 p.m.

299er, 199er, 99er, 49er, 0-20 & 0-5 Newcomer Pairs

7:30 p.m.

Old Orchard Beach Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov 22 (Entry Special Today*)

Stratified 299er Pairs & Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

10 a.m., 3 p.m.

***Free Bridge Lesson with Jerry Helms

9:45 a.m.

Free Bridge Plus+ Game (0 to 5 mps play 14 hands)

12:30 & 3 p.m.

Joe Vaas Memorial 299er,199er, 99er, 49er, 0-20 & 0-5 Pairs

7:30 p.m.

EMBA/Tom Wilker Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov 23 (Entry Special Today*)

299er, 199er, 99er, 49er, 0-20 & 0-5 Newcomer Pairs

10 a.m., 3 p.m.

HBC Directors Fun and Fair Game 299er Strat Swiss Teams

10 a.m., 3 p.m.

***Free Bridge Lesson with Marti Ronemus

10 a.m.

Free EasyBridge Game (0 to 49 mps play 14 hands)

12:30 p.m., 3 pm

299er, 199er, 99er, 49er, 0-20 & 0-5 Pairs

7:30 p.m.

HBC Owned & Run by Members Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Monday, Nov 24

299er, 199er, 99er, 49er, 020 & 05 Newcomer Pairs

10 a.m., 3 p.m.

Tidy Table 299er, 199er, 99er, 49er, 020 & 05 Newcomer Pairs

7:30 p.m.

Jane Hunter Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov 25

299er, 199er, 99er, 49er, 020 & 05 Newcomer Pairs

10 a.m., 3 p.m.

299er, 199er, 99er, 49er, 020 & 05 Newcomer Pairs

7:30 p.m.

Charlie Oak Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, Nov 26

299er, 199er, 99er, 49er, 020 & 05 Newcomer Pairs

10 a.m., 3 p.m.

299er, 199er, 99er, 49er, 020 & 05 Newcomer Pairs

7:30 p.m.

Chapachet Village Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Thursday, Nov 27

299er, 199er, 99er, 49er, 020 & 05 Newcomer Pairs

10 a.m., 3 p.m.

299er, 199er, 99er, 49er, 020 & 05 Newcomer Pairs

7:30 p.m.

Edwin & Ruth Brooks Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Friday, Nov 28

299er, 199er, 99er, 49er, 020 & 05 Newcomer Pairs

10 a.m., 3 p.m.

GOLD POINTS! National 99er Pairs

10 a.m., 3 p.m.

Pawtuckaway Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov 29

299er, 199er, 99er, 49er, 020 & 05 Pairs

10 a.m., 3 p.m.

299er, 199er, 99er, 49er, 020 & 05 Pairs

7:30 p.m.

Vermont Granite Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, Nov 30

299er, 199er, 99er, 49er, 020 & 05 Newcomer Pairs

10 a.m., 2 p.m.

Historic New England Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

10 a.m., 2 p.m.

*ENTRY SPECIAL 0-100 mp pairs can buy a regular entry and receive a price entry good on Nov 28, 29 or 30.

PARTNERSHIPS Partners are guaranteed for players if you register (1) one hour before game time.

Games may be stratified at the director's discretion

Single-session events may be stratified