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The ACBL North American Bridge Championships (NABC) has many exciting things to offer newer players and first-time attendees:
- Celebrity speakers twice daily
- Welcome reception
- Free Daily Bulletin featuring:
- Photos and results of events
- Interesting bridge hands, puzzles and appeals cases
- Daily schedule of events
- Free two-hour lessons from world class teachers
- Free BridgePlus+ games for players with 0-20 masterpoints — perfect for those who want to try their first duplicate game
All with the opportunity to play up to four sessions of bridge each day!
Celebrity Speakers (Friday, March 9 through Saturday, March 17)
What is that new convention everyone is talking about? When do I finesse for the jack? How can I take more tricks at notrump? What are my options when there is a lead out of turn? Ask the experts!
The ACBL celebrity speaker program offers lectures twice each day from the top teachers, players and directors in the field. Noted speakers may include:
- Jerry Helms
- Audrey Grant
- Patty Tucker
- And more!
Each speaker presents a topic and provides handouts allowing you to practice the lesson. With time permitting, they will open discussion for questions, thoughts or stories. From world famous deals to the most creative plays, get all the inside information directly from the source.
- Where: Check Daily Bulletin for celebrity speaker location
- When: 9:15 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. daily (no speakers on final Sunday)
- Who: Speakers and subjects will be posted closer to tournament date
Free Bridge Lesson (Saturday, March 10)
10 a.m. – noon
Free Bridge Lesson (Sunday, March 11)
10 a.m. – noon
Learn Bridge in A Day?® (Saturday, March 10)
You’ll nail the basics of bridge in this interactive class that has both instruction and coached play. If you’re just starting, returning to the game or wanting to “test the waters” before taking formal lessons, this course is for you. The concentrated course includes both class instruction and coached play
Date: Saturday, March 10
Time: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Fee: $15 when you pre-register, $20 at the door. Textbooks and door prizes are included in the fee.
Notrump in A Day? (Sunday, March 11)
Be one of the first to experience the new “In A Day” workshop series, Notrump in a Day. This workshop explores basic notrump bidding and the most common responses, from raises to Stayman and Jacoby Transfers. Want to be sure when to use which convention, what your second bid should be or what your partner is telling you? Then this workshop is for you!
Course includes student workbook, presentation and practice hands.
Date: Sunday, March 11
Time: 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Fee: $15 when you pre-register, $20 at the door. Textbooks are included in the fee.