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Seminars and Meetings at the San Diego Fall NABC

There is more to the game at the 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 San Diego at the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Check out the San Diego web site for social activities. For more information, contact

Club Directors Course (November 23, 24, 25)

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 November 13 or contact Joyce Stone at 901-332-5586, ext. 1337, or send email to
Fee: $50
Date: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday - November 23, 24, 25
Time: 1-10 p.m. Monday with dinner break
9 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday with lunch and dinner breaks
9 a.m.-noon Wednesday followed by lunch break and testing
Location: Ford A & B

Reception for Teachers and Club Officials (Friday, November 27)

This is the ACBL's "thank you" reception for the teachers and club officials who work so hard to recruit and retain our members. All teachers are welcome, along with club managers, directors and owners.
Free of charge.
Date: Friday, November 27
Time: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: Randle

The "New" TAP - Teacher Accreditation Program (TAP) (Nov. 28, 29, 30)

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. Click here to pre-register. Contact Dana Norton at 901-332-5586, ext. 1264 or for more information.
Fee: $125 (ACBL Accredited Teachers can retake for no course fee.)
Date: Saturday, Sunday, Monday - 9 a.m. to noon
Location: Ford B

Marketing Tips (Saturday, November 28)

ACBLs Marketing Director, Vicki Campbell, will host a program for anyone interested in marketing their clubs, bridge lessons, tournaments, etc. Dont miss this chance to meet Vicki and explore your options.
Free of charge.
Date: Saturday, November 28
Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location: Maggie

Club and ACBLscore Seminar (Saturday, November 28)

Carol Robertson, Director of Club and Member Services, will be available to answer questions you may have on managing your club and an ACBL Tournament Director will be available to answer your questions on scoring and reporting your games. Join us and share your experiences with other club owners, managers and directors.
Free of charge
Date: Saturday, November 28
Time: 11 a.m. noon.
Location: Maggie

Free Bridge Lesson (Saturday, November 28)

Barbara Seagram Saturday, November 28, 9:45 a.m.-noon.
Location: Manchester B

Board of Governors Meeting (Sunday, November 29)

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 29
Time: 10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m..
Location: Douglas

Seminar for Teaching Young People Bridge (Sunday, November 29)

Teaching bridge to young people now or just thinking about it, this seminar will help you focus on goals, format, course materials and successful practices. Join Patty Tucker, ACBL Youth Coordinator, for an interesting continuing education opportunity. You wont want to miss it.
Free of charge
Date: Sunday, November 29
Time: 10 a.m. to noon.
Location: Maggie

Workshop for Teachers of Youth Players (Sunday, November 29)

Informal meeting for anyone interested in teaching the game of bridge to young people or currently teaching young students. Meet with Patty Tucker (ACBL Youth Coordinator) and Julie Greenberg (ACBL Ed Department) to exchange ideas, to look at materials available for teachers and to find others interested in pursuing youth bridge activities in their areas. Any questions please call Patty Tucker at 404-735-4779 or e-mail
Free of charge
Date: Sunday, November 29
Time: Between sessions 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: Maggie

Get Online with Bridge Base (Monday, November 30)

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 features.
Free of charge
Date: Monday, November 30
Time: 11 a.m. noon
Location: Ford A

Bridge Teachers and Bridge Cruises (Tuesday, December 1)

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. Sign up at
Date: Tuesday, December 1
Time: 9:00 a.m. noon.
Location: Maggie

Club Director Refresher Course (Tuesday and Wednesday, December 1 & 2)

Continuing education for bridge directors to increase their skills. Must attend both sessions (Tuesday and Wednesday).
Fee: $15 covers both sessions. Sign up at door.
Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, December 1 & 2
Time: 9:00 a.m. noon, both days.
Location: Ford B

Recorder Q & A (Thursday, December 3)

Join the National ACBL Recorders for an informal question and answer program about the responsibilities of being a recorder.
Free of Charge
Date: Thursday, December 3
Time: 11 a.m. noon.
Location: Ford B

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.