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Hotels
All bridge play will be at the Phoenix Convention Center.
Hotel Reservations Now Open

For assistance, contact Conference Direct at (855)956-0776 or email acbl@conferencedirect.com

Reservations through our housing bureau ConferenceDirect close October 23, 2022. After this date please contact the hotel directly for your reservation. Please note you may not get the bridge rate if you reserve after October 23, 2022.

Hotel Cancellation Policy
Hotel cancellation policy

All reservations require a one-night room and tax deposit charged at the time of booking. This will appear on your credit card as “Convention Services, Folsom CA.” Effective Sept. 27, 2022, the one-night room and tax deposit becomes non-refundable.

The ACBL housing bureau, ConferenceDirect, will charge a 5% cancellation fee for cancellations made between booking and Sept. 27. Should you cancel, this charge will appear on your credit card statement as “Convention Services, Folsom CA.”

Host Hotels

hyattphoenix
renaissancephoenix
sheratonphoenix
Hyatt Regency Phoenix
122 North Second Street
Phoenix AZ 85004
$179 + tax
0.08 Mile(s) from Phoenix Convention Center
Renaissance Phoenix Downtown
100 N. 1st Street
Phoenix AZ 85004
$179 + tax
0.14 Mile(s) from Phoenix Convention Center
Sheraton Phoenix Downtown
340 North 3rd Street
Phoenix AZ 85004
$179 + tax
0.17 Mile(s) from Phoenix Convention Center


Transportation

Hotels do not provide shuttle transportation

  • Uber, Lyft and Other Ride Share Services
  • Valley Metro Rail – Service to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

  • Parking

    Coming Soon

    Tournament Fees
    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 ACBL Members* Inactive members**
    NABC+ (Platinum points)
    $1.50 per entry benefits the International Fund
    $30 Not Eligible
    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.

    YOUTH & JUNIOR ENTRY FEES
    Youth Regional-rated Event Free Entry All Youth members are eligible for free entries that may be used at any Regional-rated event***.

    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.

    These are the amounts that each eligible Junior category will pay during NABCs (screen fees are not included in the Junior/Youth coupons and must be paid separately):

    Events Youth Full-time Student,
    age 21-25
    NBO Junior
    Player
    NABC+ $10 $10 Free
    NABC $7 $7 Free
    Regional / Gold Rush Free $5 Free
    Intermediate/Newcomer Free Free Free

    *** All Intermediate/Novice and Gold Rush events at NABCs are Regional-rated events


    Tournament Schedules

    Play will be a the Phoenix Convention Center, 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004. For a specific event’s location, please check the Daily Bulletin prior to the event.

    Full Tournament Schedule

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    Schedule of Events

    Revised 3/29/2022

    Thursday, Nov. 24

    noon International Fund Open Pairs
    International Fund Swiss Teams
    International Fund299er Pairs
    5pm Educational Foundation Pairs
    Educational Foundation Swiss Teams
    Educational Foundation 299er Pairs

    Friday, Nov. 25

    Gary Zeiger Memorial Day
    About Gary Zeiger

    10 am Friday Morning Side Pairs
    Fri-Sun Daylight Series
    299er Pairs
    10am & 3pm NAIL LIFE MASTER PAIRS
    2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
    Open Pairs (unlim./3000/1500)
    Gold Rush Pairs (750/400/200)
    Bracketed Round Robin Teams
    10am & 3:30pm SOLOWAY KNOCKOUT TEAMS
    2-day Swiss Qualifying and 5-day KO
    3 pm Friday Afternoon Side Pairs
    Fri-Sun Daylight Series
    299er Pairs
    7:30 pm Friday Evening Side Pairs
    Fri-Sun Evening Series
    Friday-Saturday Evening Bracketed Round Robin Teams
    continues Saturday 11/26, 7:30pm

    Saturday, Nov. 26

    JUNIOR DAY

    10 am Bridge and Heat DBC Saturday Morning Side Pairs
    Fri-Sun Daylight Series
    299er Pairs
    Bridge Plus+
    Free two-hour lesson, then 14 deals (0-20)
    10 am & 3 pm NAIL LIFE MASTER PAIRS
    Sun Lakes DBC Open Pairs (unlim./3000/1500)
    Bridge on Shea Gold Rush Pairs (750/400/200)
    Sun Lakes DBC Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0-3000)
    10 am & 3:30 pm SOLOWAY KNOCKOUT TEAMS
    NABC 0-10,000 SWISS TEAMS
    2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
    Bridge on Shea Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4000)
    3pm Bridge and Heat DBC Saturday Afternoon Side Pairs
    Fri-Sun Daylight Series
    299er Pairs
    7:30pm Saturday Evening Side Pairs
    Fri-Sun Evening Series
    Friday-Saturday Evening Bracketed Round Robin Teams
    Saturday Evening Zip Swiss Teams

    Sunday, Nov.27

    9:30am & 3:30pm SOLOWAY KNOCKOUT TEAMS
    10 am Mary Eager and Mary Porter Sunday Morning Side Pairs
    Fri-Sun Daylight Series
    Eileen Utter 299er Pairs
    Bridge Plus+
    Free two-hour lesson, then 14 deals (0-20)
    10 am & 1 pm Jim Horton Fast Pairs
    10am & 3pm MITCHELL OPEN BOARD-A-MATCH TEAMS
    2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
    SUPER SENIOR PAIRS
    2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
    Dale Sweetwood Open Pairs
    David Zapatka Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./5000)
    Vern Hoover Mid-Flight Swiss Teams (3000/1250)
    Jim Utter Gold Rush Swiss Teams (750/400/200)
    10am & 3:30pm NABC 0-10,000 SWISS TEAMS
    3 pm John Euler Sunday Afternoon Side Pairs
    Fri-SunDaylight Series
    Gordon Markham 299er Pairs
    7:30 pm Marv Topper Sunday Evening Side Pairs
    Fri-Sun Evening Series
    Linnea Tow and Jennifer O’Neill Sunday-Monday Evening Bracketed Round Robin Teams
    continues Monday 11/28, 7:30pm
    Kitty Larson Sunday Evening Zip Swiss Teams

    Monday, Nov.28

    GOODWILL DAY/ PLAYER APPRECIATION DAY

    9:30am & 3:30pm SOLOWAY KNOCKOUT TEAMS
    10 am Jeff Phillips Monday Morning Side Pairs
    Mon-Tue Daylight Series
    Sam Stoxen 299er Pairs
    10 am & 1 pm Fast Pairs
    10am & 3pm MITCHELL OPEN BOARD-A-MATCH TEAMSS
    SUPER SENIOR PAIRS
    NABC 0-10,000 IMP PAIRS
    2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
    Paul Soper and Mark Hay Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./5000)
    Paul Soper and Mark Hay Mid-Flight Swiss Teams (3000/1250)
    Sam Stoxen Gold Rush Swiss Teams (750/400/200)
    James Utter Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4000)
    Gordon Markham 0-3000 Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0-3000)
    3 pm Jeff Phillips Monday Afternoon Side Pairs
    Mon-Tue Daylight Series
    299er Pairs
    7:30 pm Baubie Rae Monday Evening Side Pairs
    Fri-Mon Evening Series
    Gaylor Kasle Sunday-Monday Evening Bracketed Round Robin Teams
    Jeff Phillips Monday Evening Zip Swiss Teams

    Tuesday, Nov.29

    FELICITY ‘FELIX’ MOORE DAY

    9:30am & 3:30pm SOLOWAY KNOCKOUT TEAMS
    10 am Felix Moore Tuesday Morning Side Pairs
    Mon-Tue Daylight Series
    Felix Moore 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
    0-6000 BLUE RIBBON PAIRS
    2 qualifying, 2 semifinal & 2 final sessions
    NABC 0-10,000 IMP PAIRS
    Felix Moore Open Pairs (unlim./5000)
    Felix Moore Gold Rush Pairs (750/400/200)
    Felix Moore Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4000)
    Felix Moore Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0-3000)
    3 pm Felix Moore Tuesday Afternoon Side Pairs
    Mon-Tue Daylight Series
    299er Pairs
    7:30 pm Felix Moore Tuesday Evening Side Pairs
    Tue-Fri Evening Series
    Tuesday-Wednesday Evening Bracketed Teams
    continues Wednesday 11/30, 7:30pm

    Wednesday, Nov. 30

    DAVID DIVINE DAY

    9:30am & 3:30pm SOLOWAY KNOCKOUT TEAMS
    10am Pat Linville Split Wednesday Morning Side Pairs
    Wed-Thu Daylight Series
    Stephanie Haddy 299er Pairs
    10am & 1pm Julie Bosserman Fast Open Pairs
    10 am & 3 pm KAPLAN BLUE RIBBON PAIRS
    WHITEHEAD WOMEN’S PAIRS

    0-6000 BLUE RIBBON PAIRS
    Gavin Wolpert Top-Flight Pairs (unlim./5000)
    Rob Barrington Mid-Flight Pairs (3000/1500)

    Dan Korbel Gold Rush Pairs (750/400/200)
    Haig Tchamitch Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4000)
    Suzette Wynn Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0-3000)
    3pm Pete Hollands Wednesday Afternoon Side Pairs
    Wed-Thu Daylight Series
    Troon Bridge 299er Pairs
    7:30 pm Josh Donn Wednesday Evening Side Pairs
    Tue-Fri Evening Series
    Karen Divine Tuesday-Wednesday Evening Bracketed Teams
    Dan Coughenour Wednesday Evening Zip Swiss Teams

    Thursday, Dec. 1

    9:30am & 3:30pm SOLOWAY KNOCKOUT TEAMS
    10 am Thursday Morning Side Pairs
    Wed-Thu Daylight Series
    299er Pairs
    10am & 1:30pm NABC 0-10,000 FAST OPEN PAIRS
    2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
    10am & 3pm KAPLAN BLUE RIBBON PAIRS
    SENIOR MIXED PAIRS
    2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
    0-6000 BLUE RIBBON PAIRS
    Open Pairs (unlim./5000)
    Gold Rush Pairs (750/400/200)
    Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4000)
    Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0-3000)
    3 pm Thursday Afternoon Side Pairs
    Wed-Thu Daylight Series
    299er Pairs
    7:30 pm Thursday Evening Side Pairs
    Thu-Sat Evening Series
    Thursday-Friday Evening Bracketed Round Robin Teams
    continues Friday 12/2, 7:30pm
    Thursday Evening Zip Knockout Teams

    Friday, Dec.2

    10 am Friday Morning Side Pairs
    Fri-Sun Daylight Series
    299er Pairs
    10am & 1pm Fast Open Pairs
    10am & 1:30pm NABC 0-10,000 FAST OPEN PAIRS
    10am & 3pm SENIOR MIXED PAIRS
    REISINGER BOARD-A-MATCH TEAMS

    2 qualifying, 2 semifinal & 2 final sessions
    Open Pairs (unlim./3000/1500)
    Gold Rush Pairs (750/400/200)
    Bracketed Round Robin Teams
    10am & 3:30pm 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
    Thursday-Friday Evening Bracketed Round Robin Teams
    Friday Evening Zip Swiss Teams

    Saturday, Dec. 3

    9:30am & 3:30pm REISINGER BOARD-A-MATCH TEAMS
    10am Saturday Morning Side Pairs
    Fri-Sun Daylight Series
    299er Pairs
    10am & 1pm Fast Open Pairs
    10am & 3pm Top-Flight Pairs (unlim./6000/4000)
    Mid-Flight Pairs (3000/1500/750)
    Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4000)
    Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0-3000)
    10am & 3:30pm KEOHANE NORTH AMERICAN SWISS TEAMS
    MIXED SWISS TEAMS

    2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
    3 pm Saturday Afternoon Side Pairs
    Fri-Sun Daylight Series
    299er Pairs

    Sunday, Dec. 4

    9:30am & 3:30pm KEOHANE NORTH AMERICAN SWISS TEAMS
    REISINGER BOARD-A-MATCH TEAMS
    10 am Maria Davis and Anne Newman Morning Side Pairs
    Fri-SunDaylightSeries
    Karin Hansen 299er Pairs
    10 am & tba David ZapatkaTop-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4000)
    Playthrough with a short break
    Gordon Markham Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0-3000)
    Playthrough with a short break
    10am & 1pm Janis Holle Fast Open Pairs
    10am & 3:30pm MIXED SWISS TEAMS
    2 pm Jim Horton Sunday Afternoon Side Pairs
    Fri-Sun Daylight Series
    Nancy Espy 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 start 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.

     

    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.


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

    Best Practices Teacher Workshop

    Teaching bridge or want to start? This workshop equips you with proven techniques for increasing student engagement and will help you be a more effective teacher. The focus is on how, rather than what, to teach. Participants have the opportunity to demonstrate their Best Practices proficiency after the workshop to earn certification as an ACBL Best Practices Teacher.

    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 1 hour time slots.

    REGISTRATION INFO

    Workshop

    Pre-register online and guarantee your seat. All registrants must pass a Basic Bridge Knowledge Test to participate in the workshop (pass score: 70%).

    Workshop fee: $125
    Dates: Participants must attend all three days
    Friday, Nov. 25 (1-5 pm )
    Saturday & Sunday, Nov. 26 & 27 (8 am to noon)

    Thanks to a program from the Educational Foundation, TAP-accredited teachers can get a special deal on workshop fees. The foundation will pay a partial rebate for costs over $50. Just apply for the rebate after you attend the workshop. The amount charged over the first $50 will be reimbursed (maximum $75 repayment).

    Proficiency Assessment

    Pre-register to participate in the workshop and the ACBL Education department will contact you to schedule your assessment.

    Assessment fee: $25
    Dates:
    November 27, 2 to 6pm
    November 28, 8am to 2pm

    For more information contact the ACBL education department at education@acbl.org or 662-253-3115

    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.

    REGISTRATION INFO

    Pre-register online and guarantee your seat. Textbooks and door prizes are included in the fee.

    Fee: $20 online, $25 at the door
    Date: Sunday, November 26
    Time: 1pm to 6pm

    Questions about this course? Contact Patty Tucker at patty@bridgewithpatty.com or (404) 735-4779
    Need help with registration? Contact marketing@acbl.org or 662-253-3112

    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!

    REGISTRATION INFO

    Pre-register online and guarantee your seat. Textbooks are included in the fee.

    Fee: $20 online, $25 at the door
    Date: Sunday, November 27
    Time: 1 pm to 5 pm

    Questions about this course? Contact Patty Tucker at patty@bridgewithpatty.com or (404) 735-4779
    Need help with registration? Contact marketing@acbl.org or 662-253-3112

    Learn Bridge in A Day? Instructor Accreditation

    This program instructs teachers in methods of administering and presenting LBIAD. Teachers wishing to be accredited must complete the following two requirements:

    • Serve as a Table Mentor at an LBIAD seminar led by Patty Tucker, and
    • Attend a two-hour LBIAD Teacher Training event presented by Whirlwind Bridge.

    Teacher Training will include information on organizing and marketing LBIAD as well as maximizing retention rates, writing effective grant requests and the presentation of the seminar.

    REGISTRATION INFO

    Fee: $75. Any teacher who purchases an LBIAD License within 30 days of Accreditation will receive a $50 discount.
    Date: Saturday, November 26
    Times:
    LBIAD Seminar: 1 to 6 pm
    LBIAD Instructor Accreditation: 6:30 to 8:30 pm
    (a light meal is provided between sessions)

    Registrations and more information: contact Patty Tucker at patty@bridgewithpatty.com or call 404-735-4779

    Reception for Club Officials & Teachers

    Enjoy ACBL’s thank you reception for the club officials and teachers who recruit and retain our members. All club managers, teachers and club directors are invited to attend. Only those who Preregister for the reception will be eligible to win a door prize at the event.
    Friday, November 25 – 6:30 pm to 8 pm

    Register

    Teacher Breakfast Meeting – Free

    See presentations from ABTA Master Teachers of award-winning teaching materials and learn how the ACBL and ACBL Educational Foundation can help you. The first 20 teachers who register receive complimentary copies of the materials, and non-ABTA members receive a free one-year membership in the ABTA.
    Monday, November 28, 9-11am

    Register

    Phoenix Attractions
    Whether you’re enjoying Phoenix’s perpetual sunshine in the great outdoors or exploring the city’s arts and heritage scene, there will be lots to do away from the bridge table!

    Papago Park

    papagoThe iconic Papago Park is home to red rock buttes, beautiful vistas and natural rock formations, all under a giant blue sky. You’ll also find the Desert Botanical Garden and the Phoenix Zoo at the park, two other great attractions!

    Papago Park
    Hours: Open 7 days a week, sunrise to sunset
    Address: 625/626 N. Galvin Pkwy.
    Website: Papago Park

    Desert Botanical Garden
    Thurs.-Mon., check website for winter hours
    1201 N. Galvin Pkwy.
    (480) 941-1225
    website

    Phoenix Zoo
    9 a.m.-5 p.m.
    455 N. Galvin Pkwy.
    (602) 286-3833
    Website

    Musical Instrument Museum

    music instrument museunSee, hear and even play instruments from around the world in the one-of-a-kind collection at the Musical Instrument Museum. You’ll tour through galleries featuring thousands of instrument sounds while listening to a synced headset.

    Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sun. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
    4725 E. Mayo Blvd.
    (480) 478-6000
    Website

    Heard Museum

    Heard MuseumExplore the tradition and culture of 22 regional American Indian tribes at the Heard Museum, from early history to powerful memories of boarding schools.

    Tues.-Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed Mon.
    2301 N. Central Ave.
    (602) 252-8840
    Website

    Taliesin West

    taliesinTour Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home, Taliesin West, and have a look into his desert inspiration. Visitors can walk through rooms, gardens, and more while learning about his signature architectural style.

    Open 7 days a week, reservations recommended
    12345 N. Taliesin Drive
    (480) 627-5340
    Website

    A full list of Phoenix attractions is available on their tourism website, visitphoenix.com. You can also request a free printed travel guide or read the guide online via their website.


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    Contacts

    Tournament Committee

    Position Name & Email
    Tournament Chair Kenneth Titow
    phx2022nabc@icloud.com
    Intermediate/Newcomer Stephanie Haddy
    shaddy@cox.net
    Partnership Phebe Packer
    phebepacker@gmail.com
    Registration Sharon Neff
    neffsm@aol.com
    Finance Jennifer O’Neill
    jjo4501@gmail.com
    Fundraising Susan Kraght
    slkraght@gmail.com
    Prizes Suzette McPhail
    suzettemcp@comcast.net