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110 East 2nd
Austin, TX 78701
$179 + tax
304 East Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701
$179 + tax
Estimated taxi fare: $32 (one way)
Bus service fee: $2 (one way)
Texas Eagle: Chicago – San Antonio
Metro Bus #4 $1.25
Metro Bus #7 $1.25
MetroRail $3.50 (30 min)
- Street Parking:
$2 hr; ParkATX app or Google Maps
- Uber from the Bridge Center
- Metro Bus Service $1.25
- MetroRail and MetroExpress $3.50
- JW Marriott: 0-3 hrs, $20; 3-6 hrs, $30; 6+ hrs, $49
- Austin City Hall Garage: 3+ hours $25
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). If you have never been an ACBL member, you can purchase a full-year membership or become a guest member (120 days Free). Join now!
Entry Fees (per person/per session)
All fees are subject to change without notice.
|Events||ACBL Members*||Inactive members**|
|NABC+ (Platinum points)
$1.50 per entry benefits the International Fund
|NABC (Gold and Red points)||$22||Not Eligible|
|Regional / Gold Rush (Gold and Red points)||$20||$24|
|Intermediate/Newcomer (0-299er, Red points)||$15||$19|
* Members who are up-to-date with their membership dues or service fee** Inactive members may renew during the event, or pay a $4 upcharge per session
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 $20 is $80 for a team of four, $100 for a team of five, or $120 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: $10 per session per pair and $20 per session per team is added to events when screens are in use.
All bridge play will be at the JW Marriott. I/N Schedule
Conditions of Contest
Like all Olympic sports, bridge has a precise set of rules for competition. The Conditions of Contest detail these protocols and regulations for every event played at the NABC. Whether you need to know the rules for General Knockout Teams or you are looking for specific information about Blue Ribbon Pairs, the Conditions of Contest will guide you.
Best Practices Teacher Workshop
This workshop covers proven techniques that help teachers be more effective in their classroom. The focus is on how, rather than what, to teach. It is built around simulations to engage participants in analyzing and practicing as well as giving and receiving feedback on working with students while delivering bridge lessons.
Best Practices Teacher Certification: To earn it, workshop participants are required to pass a proficiency assessment. Assessments are conducted at the conclusion of the workshop and are scheduled in 20 minute time slots.
Learn Bridge in A Day?®
Move quickly along the initial learning curve. Participants should include true beginners, those returning to bridge after long absences and those wanting to “test the waters” before committing to formal classes. The concentrated course includes both class instruction and coached play.
Notrump in A Day
This workshop explores basic notrump bidding and the most common responses, from raises to Stayman and Jacoby Transfers. If you need help knowing when to use which convention, what your second bid should be or what your partner is telling you, this workshop is for you!
While you’re in Austin, take some time to explore the city and some of its one-of-a-kind attractions! While known for its thriving live music scene, there’s plenty more to do in this Texas town, like visiting historic sites, sampling local barbecue and Tex-Mex, viewing local art and more.
Texas State Capitol
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
1100 Congress Ave.
Holding the largest public art collection in Central Texas, the Blanton Museum of Art has been recognized for its selection of modern and contemporary American and Latin American art as well as European paintings, prints and drawings.
Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
200 E. Martin Luther King Blvd.
See the “Story of Texas” with three floors of interactive exhibits at the Bullock Texas State History Museum or take in an IMAX or special effects show. In November, there will be a visiting exhibition of American folk art and objects. Advance tickets are required.
Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
1800 N. Congress Ave.
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|Position||Name & Email|
|I/N Chair||Jean Durocher
|I/N Co-Chair||Earnestine Broyles
|Facilities Coordinator||Tom Bell
|Volunteer Hospitality||Cindy Bell
|Restaurant Guide||Larry Davis
While we are excited to bring players back together to the bridge table, we will still approach the tournament with an abundance of caution. All NABC attendees, staff and volunteers must be fully vaccinated and have face masks properly worn at all times when present in the tournament areas. Attendees who are unable or unwilling to comply with these guidelines will not be admitted to the tournament. Additionally, temperature checks will be taken at each access point, and all monetary transactions will be cashless, including tournament fees.
We have procured VOW Digital Health to manage the verification process for vaccinations. To access VOW and begin the verification process, select a link:
- Domestic Players (travelers within the United States)
- International Players (travelers coming from outside the United States)
Please watch the video below for instructions on how to obtain clearance into NABC. We encourage attendees to complete this verification process prior to arrival at the tournament, as it will streamline your entry to the NABC tournament floor and help you avoid long lines.
Safety Protocols FAQ