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Seminars and Meetings at the St. Louis Spring NABC

There is more to the game at the NABCs when Members have an opportunity to take advantage of numerous educational programs. Here is a listing of the seminars being offered in St. Louis at the Renaissance Grand. For more information, contact education@acbl.org.

Club Directors Course – (March 12, 13, 14)

This is a 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 (www.baronbarclay.com). Pre-register online by March 4 at https://web.acbl.org/Education/CDC/index.do, or contact Joyce Stone at 662-253-3138, or send an e-mail to directorcourses@acbl.org.
Fee: $50
Date: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday – March 12, 13, 14
Time: 1-10 p.m. Tuesday with dinner break
9 a.m.-10 p.m. Wednesday with lunch and dinner breaks
9 a.m. - noon Thursday followed by lunch break and testing

Club Director Refresher Course (Tuesday and Wednesday, March 19 and 20)

This is a continuing education course for bridge directors to increase their skills. Participants must attend both sessions (Tuesday and Wednesday).
Fee: $15 covers both sessions. Sign up at door.
Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, March 19 and 20
Time: 9:00 a.m. – noon, both days

The TAP -- Teacher Accreditation Program – (March 14, 15, 16)

This is an introduction to the ACBL Bridge Series material and other popular teaching products. Learn modern teaching techniques from one of the ACBL’s 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.
Use the link at https://web.acbl.org/Education/tap/index.do to pre-register, or contact the Education Department at 662-253-3161 or education@acbl.org for more information.
Fee: $125 (Previously ACBL Accredited Teachers and players 25 and younger are free)
Date: Thursday, Friday, Saturday – March 14, 15, 16
Time: March 14: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.; March 15 & 16: 8:30 a.m. - Noon

Club Manager and Teacher Q & A (Saturday, March 16)

Come by for coffee and meet with members of the ACBL staff. This interactive information session will be hosted by Carol Robertson, Director of Club and Member Services and Bryan Delfs, Education Program Manager. We will be there to answer your questions and share thoughts about club games, marketing tools and programs. Nicholas Hammond will be in attendance to answer questions about the new ACBLscore+ that is in development. Bring your ideas and hear from others about growing the game of bridge.
Free of charge
Date: Saturday, March 16
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Free Bridge Lesson (Saturday, March 16)

Audrey Grant – Saturday, March 16, 10 a.m. – noon

Free Bridge Lesson (Sunday, March 17)

Jerry Helms – Sunday, March 17, 10 a.m. – noon

Free Bridge Lesson (Monday, March 18)

Barbara Seagram – Monday, March 18, 10 a.m. – noon

Celebrity Speakers (March 14 – 24)

Daily presentations (except the final Sunday) by some of the best-known players and teachers at 9:15 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Free.
See Celebrity Speaker site for details.