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2024 NABC Las Vegas

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The North American Bridge Championships (NABC) offers an excellent chance to dive into the world of bridge and explore the best of a new city.

More advanced players can play in premier events awarding platinum masterpoints; those looking for gold points will have plenty of opportunities, too. Newer players, and even absolute beginners, can learn and hone new skills in a dedicated space just for them.

Whether you’re here for a day, a weekend or all 10 days, it’s a wonderful time full of meeting fellow bridge players from all over and playing the world’s best card game.

Hotel & Transportation

Host Hotel

Westgate Las Vegas Resort and Casino
3000 Paradise Rd
Las Vegas, NV 89109

Weekday $65+tax per night
Weekend $99+tax per night

Reservations will open on May 28, 2024. We will be sending out emails and post a direct link, phone number, and email address of our housing provider for you to use to book your room. Please do not contact the hotel directly.

Hotel Cancellation Policy
The ACBL will no longer charge a one-night room deposit to the credit card of a guest at the time of booking their hotel reservation. ACBL will charge a $150 CANCELATION FEE starting at sixty (60) days prior to that NABC’s Major Arrival Date, in addition to any cancelation fees the hotel may charge. Request for cancelation policy exceptions should be directed in writing to the ACBL Meeting Services Manager at nabc@acbl.org.
NABC Hotel Reservations FAQ
How do I book a hotel for the NABC?
Visit the “Hotel and Transportation” section at the top of the NABC page on ACBL’s website. This section will have the link for booking via ConferenceDirect (our housing partner).

Are there special hotel rates for NABC participants?
Yes. When you make your hotel reservation through ConferenceDirect, you will receive a discounted rate if you have booked by the published cut-off date. The discounted rate will not be available for reservations made after the published cut-off date. Reservations must be made through ConferenceDirect.

How do I contact ConferenceDirect if I want to book over the phone or have other questions?
You can reach ConferenceDirect by phone at 855-956-0776 or email at acbl@conferencedirect.com.

What information is needed for making a hotel reservation?
You will need to provide your name, credit card, arrival/departure dates and any room preferences.

What’s the cancellation policy for NABC hotel reservations?
Starting 60 days prior to the NABC’s Major Arrival Date, there is a $150 cancellation fee, in addition to any cancellation fees the hotel may charge. Requests for cancellation policy exceptions should be directed in writing to the ACBL Meeting Services Manager at nabc@acbl.org.

How can I request special accommodations?
If you have special needs, please signal them when booking the room online. (There is a box for special requests when booking online.) You can also contact the hotel directly two weeks prior to your arrival date.

Can I extend my stay at the NABC rate?
Dates requested outside of the listed NABC dates are subject to availability at the hotel and can be requested through the waitlist option. They are not guaranteed.

How do I change or cancel my booking?
Use the ConferenceDirect link or phone number provided in your confirmation. Changes must be requested via ConferenceDirect before the listed cut-off date. After that date, you need to contact the hotel directly. A $150 cancellation fee will apply to cancellations made less than 60 days ahead of the NABC.

Who to contact for booking issues?
Reach out to ConferenceDirect customer service by phone at 855-956-0776 or email at acbl@conferencedirect.com with issues booking through ConferenceDirect. If you made your reservation directly with the hotel or another service, please contact the hotel.

Is transportation to the NABC venue included?
Depending on the hotel’s availability, there may be a shuttle service. Check the NABC page of ACBL’s website or the hotel website for availability.

Are roommate matching services offered?
No, participants must arrange their own roommates.

Can I earn hotel loyalty points with my booking?
Yes, if you provide your loyalty number during check-in at the hotel.

What if the official NABC host hotels are full?
Reservations at the host hotel are not guaranteed. If the room block is full, ConferenceDirect or the ACBL may suggest alternative accommodations or provide a link to make reservations at additional locations.

Are group bookings available for bridge clubs?
Yes, you will need to contact the Meeting Services Department at ACBL 662-662-3173 or nabc@acbl.org.

How soon should I book my hotel for the NABC?
Reservations open nine months in advance of the NABC for ACBL Patron members and six months in advance for all other ACBL members. Note that rooms in the official block tend to fill quickly.

Will I pay the full price upfront for my hotel?
No. While credit card information is taken upon reservation, you will be charged at check-out (unless hotel policy states otherwise).

Is there a deadline for the discounted NABC hotel rates?
Yes, check the NABC page of ACBL‘s website for the booking cut-off date.

Can I book hotels for the NABC outside ConferenceDirect?
You are not required to book through ConferenceDirect, but doing so is the only way to access the specially negotiated rate for members. Neither ConferenceDirect nor the ACBL can help with reservations, waitlists or special requests if booked otherwise.

What does it mean to be waitlisted?
Being waitlisted doesn’t necessarily mean that there are no available rooms. It indicates that the requested accommodation is not immediately confirmed due to various reasons.

  • Examples of waitlisted scenarios:
  • • Insufficient contracted rooms for that night.
  • • Requested night falls outside our contracted dates.
  • • Limited inventory available for the requested night.
  • • Specific room type not available.

How are waitlisted reservations managed?
To address a waitlisted situation, ConferenceDirect takes the following steps:

  • • Contacts the hotel to check for availability at our contracted rate; if unavailable, explores options at the rack rate.
  • • Adjusts the room block by reallocating rooms from other blocks (e.g., patron, staff, board, etc.).
  • • May adjust from another block or negotiate with the hotel for additional room availability.

In some cases, there might not be an immediate fix available. In such instances, we determine the best alternative among our other contracted hotels. If you encounter this scenario, please direct inquiries to nabc@acbl.org.

Schedules & Fees
Each NABC has a wide variety of events each day, whether you’re just starting out, looking for gold points or aiming for an NABC title. The Full Schedule shows each event broken down by date and time and is color coded to help you find games to suit your interest.

Full Schedule
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2024 Las Vegas HTML Schedule

Thursday, November 28

12 pm International Fund Pairs
Thu-Sat Daylight Series
International Fund Swiss Teams
International Fund 299er Pairs
5 pm Educational Foundation Pairs**
Thu-Sat Daylight Series
Educational Foundation Swiss Teams**
Educational Foundation 299er Pairs**

Friday, November 29

10 am Friday Morning Side Pairs
Thu-Sat Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10 am & 3 pm NAIL LIFE MASTER PAIRS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
Open Pairs (unlim./4000/1500)
Gold Rush Pairs
Open Bracketed Round Robin Teams
New Time!
1 & 7:30 pm
SOLOWAY KNOCKOUT TEAMS
2-day Swiss Qualifying and 5-day KO
3 pm Friday Afternoon Side Pairs
Thu-Sat Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Friday Evening Side Pairs
Fri-Mon Evening Series

Saturday, November 30

10 am Saturday Morning Side Pairs
Thu-Sat Daylight Series
299er Pairs
Bridge Plus
Free: 12 deals (0–20), follows 8 am lesson
10 am & 3 pm NAIL LIFE MASTER PAIRS
NABC 0–2500 PAIRS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
Top-Flight Pairs (unlim./5000)
Mid-Flight Pairs (4000/1250)
Gold Rush Pairs
Open Bracketed Round Robin Teams
10 am & 3:30 pm SOLOWAY KNOCKOUT TEAMS
NABC 0–10,000 SWISS TEAMS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
3 pm Saturday Afternoon Side Pairs
Thu-Sat Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Saturday Evening Side Pairs
Fri-Mon Evening Series

Sunday, December 1

9:30 am & 3:30 pm SOLOWAY KNOCKOUT TEAMS
10 am Sunday Morning Side Pairs
Sun-Tue Daylight Series
299er Pairs
Bridge Plus
Free: 12 deals (0–20), follows 8 am lesson
10 am & 3 pm MITCHELL OPEN BOARD-A-MATCH TEAMS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
SUPER SENIOR PAIRS
Must be 75 or older; 2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
NABC 0–2500 PAIRS
Open Pairs
Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./5000)
Mid-Flight Swiss Teams (4000/1250)
Gold Rush Swiss Teams
10 am & 3:30 pm NABC 0–10,000 SWISS TEAMS
3 pm Sunday Afternoon Side Pairs
Sun-Tue Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Sunday Evening Side Pairs
Fri-Mon Evening Series

Monday, December 2

9:30 am & 3:30 pm SOLOWAY KNOCKOUT TEAMS
10 am Monday Morning Side Pairs
Sun-Tue Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10 am & 3 pm SUPER SENIOR PAIRS
MITCHELL OPEN BOARD-A-MATCH TEAMS
NABC 0–10,000 IMP PAIRS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
Top-Flight Pairs (unlim./5000)
Mid-Flight Pairs (4000/1250)
Gold Rush Pairs
Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4500)
Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0–4000)
3 pm Monday Afternoon Side Pairs
Sun-Tue Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Monday Evening Side Pairs
Fri-Mon Evening Series

Tuesday, December 3

9:30 am & 3:30 pm SOLOWAY KNOCKOUT TEAMS
10 am Tuesday Morning Side Pairs
Sun-Tue Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10 am & 3 pm KAPLAN BLUE RIBBON PAIRS
2 qualifying, 2 semifinal & 2 final sessions
WHITEHEAD WOMEN'S PAIRS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
NABC 0–10,000 IMP PAIRS
0–6000 BLUE RIBBON PAIRS
2 qualifying, 2 semifinal & 2 final sessions
Open Pairs (unlim./4000/1500)
Gold Rush Pairs
Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4500)
Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0–4000)
3 pm Tuesday Afternoon Side Pairs
Sun-Tue Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Tuesday Evening Side Pairs
Tue-Fri Evening Series

Wednesday, December 4

9:30 am & 3:30 pm SOLOWAY KNOCKOUT TEAMS
10 am Wednesday Morning Side Pairs
Wed-Thu Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10 am & 1:30 pm NABC 0–10,000 FAST PAIRS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
10 am & 3 pm KAPLAN BLUE RIBBON PAIRS
WHITEHEAD WOMEN'S PAIRS
0–6000 BLUE RIBBON PAIRS
Top-Flight Pairs (unlim./5000)
Mid-Flight Pairs (4000/1250)
Gold Rush Pairs
Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4500)
Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0–4000)
3 pm Wednesday Afternoon Side Pairs
Wed-Thu Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Wednesday Evening Side Pairs
Tue-Fri Evening Series

Thursday, December 5

9:30 am & 3:30 pm SOLOWAY KNOCKOUT TEAMS
10 am Thursday Morning Side Pairs
Wed-Thu Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10 am & 1:30 pm NABC 0–10,000 FAST PAIRS
10 am & 3 pm NABC+ MIXED PAIRS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
0–6000 BLUE RIBBON PAIRS
Top-Flight Pairs (unlim./5000)
Mid-Flight Pairs (4000/1250)
Gold Rush Pairs
Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4500)
Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0–4000)
10 am & 3:30 pm KAPLAN BLUE RIBBON PAIRS
3 pm Thursday Afternoon Side Pairs
Wed-Thu Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Thursday Evening Side Pairs
Tue-Fri Evening Series

Friday, December 6

9:30 am & 3:30 pm REISINGER BOARD-A-MATCH TEAMS
Pre-registration required by 8pm 12/5; 2 qualifying, 2 semifinal & 2 final sessions
10 am Friday Morning Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10 am & 1 pm Fast Pairs
10 am & 3 pm NABC+ MIXED PAIRS
Top-Flight Pairs (unlim./5000)
Mid-Flight Pairs (4000/1250)
Gold Rush Pairs
Open Bracketed Round Robin Teams
10 am & 3:30 pm KEOHANE NORTH AMERICAN SWISS TEAMS
2 qualifying, 2 semifinal & 2 final sessions
3 pm Friday Afternoon Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Friday Evening Side Pairs
Tue-Fri Evening Series

Saturday, December 7

9:30 am & 3:30 pm REISINGER BOARD-A-MATCH TEAMS
10 am Saturday Morning Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10 am & 1 pm Fast Pairs
10 am & 3 pm NABC 0–6000 PAIRS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
Open Pairs (unlim./4000/1500)
Gold Rush Pairs
Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4500)
Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0–4000)
10 am & 3:30 pm KEOHANE NORTH AMERICAN SWISS TEAMS
NABC+ MIXED SWISS TEAMS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
3 pm Saturday Afternoon Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs

Sunday, December 8

9:30 am & 3:30 pm REISINGER BOARD-A-MATCH TEAMS
KEOHANE NORTH AMERICAN SWISS TEAMS
10 am Sunday Morning Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10 am & 1 pm Fast Pairs
10 am & tba Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4500)
Playthrough with a short break
Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0–4000)
Playthrough with a short break
10 am & 3 pm NABC 0–6000 PAIRS
10 am & 3:30 pm NABC+ MIXED SWISS TEAMS
2 pm Sunday Afternoon Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs
Stratification for open regional events is unlimited/2500/750 unless otherwise noted.

Regional top-flight, mid-flight, and side pair events play 26 or 27 boards per session. Gold Rush pairs play 24 boards per session. Swiss and Round Robin team events typically play 24 boards per session, depending on the event or bracket size.

In gold-point events of two or more sessions, overall awards and section tops are paid in gold to any strat that has a maximum of 750 or higher. Side Pairs Series pay gold only to the open strat, and it is necessary to play two or more sessions in the series to earn gold.

All regional team events use the 20-point VP scale.

I/N events are stratified as appropriate at the discretion of the director. No player may be over 300.

All players must have an ACBL member number to participate in any event (ACBL member numbers are valid for life, even if your membership is inactive). Not a member? Join now!

Entry Fees (per person/per session)
All fees are subject to change without notice.

Events ACTIVE ACBL MEMBERS
WITH DISCOUNT
ACTIVE ACBL MEMBERS
WITHOUT DISCOUNT
Premier NABC+ (Platinum points, some stages on screens)
$1.50 per entry benefits the International Fund
$40 $50
NABC+ (Platinum points)
$1.50 per entry benefits the International Fund
$35 $45
NABC (Gold and Red points) $25 $35
Regional / Gold Rush (Gold and Red points) $22* $32*
Evening Events (Gold and Red points) $22* $22*
Intermediate/Newcomer (0-299er, Red points) $18* $28*

* For Premier, NABC+ and NABC events, participants must be full ACBL members and up-to-date with their membership dues or services fees. For all other events, participants must be ACBL members (guest membership permitted). Inactive members may renew during the event, or pay a $5 upcharge per session.

DISCOUNT ELIGIBILITY:

  1. Members who stay at a contracted hotel will be eligible to receive a $10 per session discount through their Entry Express entry. (Up to two members, per room night, non-transferrable.)
  2. To qualify, make sure that each ACBL member is listed as a registered guest at the contracted hotel for the duration of the stay.
  3. Each member will receive two discounts per room night plus two additional entries. (e.g. A six-night stay is equivalent to 7 days or 14 sessions of discount.)

Members of the host district need not stay in a contracted hotel to receive the discount, but they must purchase through Entry Express.

Team Entry Fees: For team events of three or more sessions, the entry fee is the base price of the event, times the number of people on the team. For example, an event with a base price of $35 is $140 for a team of four, $175 for a team of five, or $210 for a team of six. In all team events, except one- or two-session Swiss events, entry fees are charged on a per person basis.

Screen Fees: Effective January 1, 2024, we are no longer charging screen fees for events.

Youth & Junior Entry Fees
All fees are in USD and subject to change without notice.

NBO Junior Player Free Entry: Juniors named to teams to represent Zone 2 NBOs in world competitions (“Junior NBO Player”) will receive free plays for NABCs occurring between the time they are named to the team and the world championship. These free entries can only be used while playing in a team or pair made up of Zone 2’s NBO Junior Players.

All other Youth and Juniors are eligible for free or discounted entries as follows (in USD):

Events Youth
age <21
Junior
age 21-25
NBO Junior
Player
Premier NABC+ $15 $15 Free
NABC+ $10 $10 Free
NABC Free Free Free
Regional / Gold Rush Free Free Free
Evening Events(Gold and Red points) Free Free Free
Intermediate/Newcomer Free Free Free

For New Players
Just getting started? Try the friendly bridge experience of the Intermediate/Newcomer Area at the NABC! This welcoming area features many chances to learn more (often for free) and practice with players at your skill level. Stop by the Intermediate/Newcomer Desk for more information.

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Soak up some bridge knowledge, sharpen your skills and take your game to new heights as you learn from world-class teachers and players.
Most days at 9:15 a.m. and 2:15 p.m. before the morning and afternoon games
Celebrity Speakers Schedule
2024 Fall NABC Celebrity Speaker Schedule*

Friday, November 29
9:15 a.m. • TBD
2:15 p.m. • TBD

Saturday, November 30
8 a.m. • TBD • Free Two-Hour Lesson
9:15 a.m. • TBD
1-6 p.m. • Patty Tucker • Learn Bridge in a Day® • $25pre-registered or $30 at the door

Sunday, December 1
8 a.m. • TBD • Free Two-Hour Lesson
9:15 a.m. • TBD
1-5 p.m. • Patty Tucker • Doubles in a Day • $25 pre-registered or $30 at the door
2:15 p.m. • TBD

Monday, December 2
9:15 a.m. • TBD
2:15 p.m. • TBD

Tuesday, December 3
9:15 a.m. • TBD
2:15 p.m. • TBD

Wednesday, December 4
9:15 a.m. • TBD
2:15 p.m. • TBD

Thursday, December 5
9:15 a.m. • TBD
2:15 p.m. • TBD

Friday, December 6
9:15 a.m. • TBD
2:15 p.m. • TBD

*Schedule subject to change

Learn Bridge in A Day?

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. Leave the class and take on a newcomer game!

Saturday, November 30
Time:
1– 6 p.m.
Fee: $25 pre-registered or $30 at the door – includes textbook
Location: TBD

Doubles in A Day

Learn how to use the most common doubles. Come join us and explore the ins and outs of these bids!

Sunday, December 1
Time:
1– 5 p.m.
Fee: $25 pre-registered or $30 at the door – includes textbook
Location: TBD

Free Lessons

Both lessons will be followed by a free 12-board game for newer players (0-20 masterpoints).

Saturday, November 30
Time:
8am -9:45am
Teacher: TBD
Topic: TBD
Location: TBD

Sunday, December 1
Time:
8am -9:45am
Teacher: TBD
Topic: TBD
Location: TBD

Other Games
Level up your experience at the Fall NABC with some bonus events! Experience two unique evening activities filled with a variety of entertaining games for bridge players and their companions.

Beyond Bridge

Picture yourself challenging Bob Hamman and Joe Grue at backgammon, John Hurd and David Grainger at Catan, Eddie Wold at cribbage, or George Jacobs at pretty much any game! No masterpoints, no directors (except as players), just snacks, a cash bar, friends and fun.

Sunday, December 1 (tentative)
Time:
8:30 p.m.
Location: TBD

Bridge Mania

Join us for bridge-themed games like Jeopardy, Family Feud, Wild Hand Tournament and “Whats the Score” Trivia. Light food, cash bar and prizes for winners handed out by ACBL Executive Director, Bronia Jenkins.

Wednesday, December 4 (tentative)
Time:
8:30 p.m.
Location: TBD

Seminars & Meetings
Beyond the games at the NABCs, members can enjoy educational programs. Below is a listing of the seminars being offered in Louisville. Please check the NABC Daily Bulletin for the exact location of each session.

Best Practices Teacher Workshop

This workshop covers proven techniques designed to enhance the effectiveness of teachers in their classrooms. The focus is on how, rather than what, to teach. Participants may opt to demonstrate their Best Practices proficiency on Sunday afternoon or Monday morning to earn certification as an ACBL Best Practices teacher. For more information visit acbl.org/bpteacher.

Friday–Sunday, November 29 – December 1
Time: 1–5 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.–noon Saturday and Sunday
Fee: $125 Assessment Fee (optional) $25
Location: TBD


Reception for Club Officials and Teachers

The ACBL hosts this reception to say thank you to the club officials and teachers who recruit and retain our members. We invite club managers, teachers and club directors to attend. A light meal and adult beverages will be served. Event is free, but registration is required. Walkup admittance is not guaranteed.

Friday, November 29
Time:
6:30 – 8pm
Location: TBD
Registration: Coming soon

Learn Bridge in A Day? Instructor Accreditation

This program instructs teachers in methods of administering and presenting LBIAD.

Saturday, November 30
Time:
12:30–8:30 p.m. You will serve as a table helper during the LBIAD class from 1 to 6 p.m.A light meal will be provided 6–6:30 p.m.
Fee: $75
Register: Email Patty Tucker at patty@whirlwindbridge.com


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