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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, July 23

International Fund 299er Stratified Pairs

1:00 p.m.

Educational Foundation 299er Stratified Pairs

8:00 p.m.

Friday, July 24 (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, July 25 SUPER SATURDAY (Entry Special Today*)

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

10.30 a.m., 3 p.m.

Bridge University FREE Lessons (See full curriculum at bottom of page)

10:30 a.m.

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, July 26 SUPER SUNDAY (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.

***Free 2-hour Lesson with Jerry Helms

10:00 a.m.

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

12:30 p.m.

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

7:30 p.m.

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Monday, July 27

Stratified 299er Pairs

***Free 2-hour Lesson with Amy Nellissen

10:00 a.m.

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

12:30 p.m.

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

7:30 p.m.

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, July 28

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.

Wednesday, July 29

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

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

RECEPTION

6:30 p.m.

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

7:30 p.m.

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 30

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

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

Gold Points! NABC 199er 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, July 31

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

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

FREE Lessons Start to Play and Advance Your Play

10:00 a.m.

RECEPTION

6:30 p.m.

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

7:30 p.m.

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Saturday, August 1

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

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

FREE Lessons Start to Play-2 and Advance Your Play-2

10:00 a.m.

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

7:30 p.m.

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

7:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 22

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

7:30 p.m.

Stratified 299er Swiss Teams

10 a.m., 2 p.m.


*Entry Special 0 to 100 mp pairs Buy a regular entry on July 24, 25 and 26 and receive a price entry good on July 31, August 1 and August 2

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.

Bridge University Curriculum

Time Taft Room Taylor room Truman Room Tyler Room
9:00 Bridge University Kick-off: Audrey Grant
10:30 Leslie Shafler/ Charlie Williams
When NOT to Pull Trump
Julian Laderman
Inspired Declarer Play
John Mason
Rules to Abide By: When and Why
Dave Mclntyre
Losing trick Count
11:10 Break
11:15 Leslie Shafer / Charlie Williams
When To Lie To Your Partner
Julian Laderman
Loosing Tricks is a Winning Strategy
John Mason
Your Mistakes are Friends in Disguise
Dave Mclntyre
Tops and Bottoms
11:55 Break
12:00 Leslie Shafer / Charlie Williams
The Top 3 mistakes Your Partner Makes
Ron Kral
What's a "Good" 16 Points ?
Gene Schuyler
Establishing Long Suits
Nancy Abbott
Beyond the Limit Raise
12:40 Break
12:45 Leslie Shafer / Charlie Williams
Getting Rid of Losers
Ron Kral
A Quickie Convention Card
Gene Schuyler
Count and Attitude - When to do What !
Nancy Abbott
What is a Double?
1:25 Break
1:30 Wrap-up in big room
2:00 Lunch on your own
3:00 I/N Game