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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, November 26

International Fund 299er Stratified Pairs

1:00 p.m.

Educational Foundation 299er Stratified Pairs

7:30 p.m.

Friday, November 27 (Entry Special Today*)
*** 0 to 5 masterpoint players play free today

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

10:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m.

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

7:30 p.m.

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, November 28 SUPER SATURDAY (Entry Special Today*)

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

10.30 a.m., 3 p.m.

***Free 2-hour lesson with Barbara Seagram

10:00 a.m.

Free Happy Bridge (0 to 49 play 14 hands)

12:30 p.m.

Intermediate-Newcomer Reception

6:30 p.m.

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

7:30 p.m.

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 29 (Entry Special Today*)

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

10:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m.

299er Stratified Swiss Teams

10:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m.

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

7:30 p.m.

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Monday, November 30

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

10:30 a.m., 3 p.m.

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

7:30 p.m.

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, December 1

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

10:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m.

Poinsetta Pairs (0-300, 300-750 - Gold Points!!!)

1 p.m., 7:30 p.m.

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

7:30 p.m.

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, December 2

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

10:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m.

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

7:30 p.m.

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Thursday, December 3

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

10:30 a.m., 3:00 p.m.

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

7:30 p.m.

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Friday, December 4

Gold Points! NABC 99er Pairs

10:30 a.m., 3 p.m.

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

10:30 a.m., 3 p.m.

Poinsetta Pairs (0-300, 300-750 - Gold Points!!!)

1 p.m. & 7:30 p.m..

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

7:30 p.m.

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

December 5

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

10:30 a.m., 3 p.m.

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

7:30 p.m.

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, December 6

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

10 a.m., 2 p.m.

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

10 a.m., 2 p.m.


*Entry Special 0 to 100 mp pairs can buy a regular entry on November 27, 28, 29 and receive a price entry good on December 4, 5, 6.

Partnerships Partners are guaranteed for players who sign up one hour before game time.

Celebrity Speakers Free half-hour lessons are available twice a day throughout the tournament.