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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 Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Hilton. Check out the Las Vegas entertainment section for social activities. For more information, contact

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. Pre-register online by June 16, contact Joyce Stone at 901-332-5586, Ext. 1337, or send e-mail to
Fee: $50
Date: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday July 15, 16, 17
Time: 1 p.m. 10 p.m. Tuesday with dinner break
9 a.m. 10 p.m. Wednesday with meal breaks
9 a.m. noon Thursday, followed by lunch break and testing
Location: Ballroom E

Reception for Club Officials and Teachers

This is the ACBL's "thank you" reception for the club officials and teachers who work so hard to recruit and retain our members. All teachers are welcome, along with club directors, managers and owners.
Free of charge.
Date: Friday, July 18
Time: 4:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Location: Conference Rooms 12 - 14

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 ACBLs 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.
You can pre-register online, contact Dana Norton at 901-332-5586, ext. 1264 or email for more information.
Fee: $125 (ACBL Accredited Teachers can retake for no course fee.)
Dates: Saturday, Sunday and Monday - July 19, 20, 21
Time: 9 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. each day
Location: Pavilions 9 - 10

Free Bridge Lessons

Jerry Helms Saturday, July 19, 9:45 a.m.-noon
Barbara Seagram Sunday, July 20, 9:45 a.m.-noon
Location: Pavilion 1

Coffee with Carol and ACBLscore

A lively 90 minutes hosted by Carol Robertson, Director of Club and Member Services. Carol, along with Tournament Directors Dan Plato and Rick Beye will answer questions you may have on managing your club and scoring and reporting your games. Join us and share your experiences with other club owners from around ACBLand.
Free of charge
Date: Saturday, July 19
Time: 10:30 a.m. noon
Location: Conference Rooms 13 - 14

Reception for Bridge Teachers of Junior Players

Interested in teaching the game of bridge to Juniors? Currently teaching Juniors? Meet officials from Atlanta Junior Bridge, The School Bridge League and the ACBL Education Department to exchange ideas and find others interested in pursuing junior bridge activities in their areas. Any questions please call Patty Tucker at 404-735-4779 or e-mail
Free of charge
Date: Sunday, July 20
Time: 10 a.m. to Noon
Location: Conference Room 7

Board of Governors Meeting

All members of the ACBL Board of Governors are invited to attend the Summer 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, July 20
Time: 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Location: Ballroom A

Bridge Teachers and Bridge Cruises

Join Peg Cundiff, host of more than 100 bridge cruises, for an informative session about what you need to know to be a successful teacher and bridge host on a cruise ship.
Fee: $25 at door. Send email to Dana Norton to sign-up.
Date: Tuesday, July 22
Time: 9:00 a.m.-12 noon
Location: Conference Rooms 13 - 14

Get Online with Bridge Base

Dont miss this opportunity to meet with Fred Gitelman, the creator of the ACBLs Learn to Play Bridge program. Get a guided tour of the Bridge Base site and its outstanding teaching, learning and playing features.
Free of charge
Date: Thursday, July 24
Time: 11 a.m.-noon
Location: Conference Room 13

Celebrity Speakers

Daily presentations (except the final Sunday) by some of the best-known players and teachers at 12:15 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Free.
See Celebrity Speaker web page for details