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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, March 12

International Fund 299er Stratified Pairs

1:00 p.m.

Educational Foundation 299er Stratified Pairs

7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 13 (Entry Special Today*)
*** 0 to 5 masterpoint players play free today

Stratified 299er Pairs

9:00 a.m.

Jo Dene Bond Memorial 299er Pairs I

1:00 p.m.

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

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

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 14 SUPER SATURDAY (Entry Special Today*)

Stratified 299er Pairs & Swiss Teams

9:00 a.m.

***Free 2-hour Lesson with Jerry Helms

9:45 a.m.

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

1:00 p.m.

Jo Dene Bond Memorial 299er Pairs II

1:00 p.m.

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

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

Reception

5:00 p.m.

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 15 SUPER SUNDAY (Entry Special Today*)

Stratified 299er Pairs & Swiss Teams

9:00 a.m.

***Free 2-hour Lesson with Gary King

9:45 a.m.

Free Happy Bridge Game (0 to 49 mps play 14 hands)

1:00 p.m.

Jo Dene Bond Memorial 299er Pairs III

1:00 p.m.

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

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

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Monday, March 16

Stratified 299er Pairs

9:00 a.m.

Jo Dene Bond Memorial 299er Pairs IV

1:00 p.m.

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

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

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, March 17

Stratified 299er Pairs

9:00 a.m.

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

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

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, March 18

Stratified 299er Pairs

9:00 a.m.

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

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

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Thursday, March 19

Stratified 299er Pairs

9:00 a.m.

Betty Starzec 299er, 199er, 99er, 49er, 020 & 05 Newcomer Pairs I

1:00 p.m.

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

7:30 p.m.

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Friday, March 20

Stratified 299er Pairs

9:00 a.m.

Betty Starzec 299er, 199er, 99er, 49er, 020 & 05 Necomer Pairs II

1:00 p.m.

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

7:30 p.m.

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, March 21

Stratified 299er Swiss Pairs & Swiss Teams

9:00 a.m.

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

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

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, March 22

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 Buy a regular entry on March 13, 14, 15 and receive a price entry good on March 20, 21, 22.

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. No speakers on the final Sunday.

Win a Bridge Book Library The more you play the more entries you will earn for a special drawing on Saturday, March 21.

Daily Table Giveaways - Snacks, door prizes.

Special Gifts - For all IN players.

Win - Trophies and section top awards.