July 14-24, 2022

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Play will be a the Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin St, Providence RI 02903

Reservations are now closed through our housing bureau ConferenceDirect. You may contact the hotel directly to make a reservation but the bridge rate may not be available depending on your dates.

Host Hotels




Omni Providence Hotel
1 West Exchange Street
Providence RI 02903
$209 + tax
Providence Graduate Hotel
11 Dorrance Street
Providence RI 02903
$185 + tax
Hilton Providence Hotel
21 Atwells Avenue
Providence RI 02903
$191 + tax
hotel Providence
Residence Inn Providence

Hotel Providence
139 Mathewson Street
Providence, RI 02903
$179 + tax
Homewood Suites
5 Exchange St
Providence, RI 02903
$209 + tax
Residence Inn
100 Sabin St
Providence, RI 02903
$266 + tax (1 bedroom)
$235 + tax (Suite)

Marriott Courtyard Downtown
32 Exchange Terrace
Providence, RI 02903
$199 + tax

Hotels & Transportation

Air

TF Green Airport is served by most major national airlines and is a short 15 minute ride to downtown Providence. The train station, Union Station, is located in the center of the city and is served by Amtrak and MBTA commuter railroads.

Taxi/Car Sharing Services from T.F.Green:
Distance – 9.9 miles (approximately 13 minutes).
Taxi cost approximately $40 plus gratuity.
Ride Share (pickup on outer curb at arrivals) cost is approximately $20

West coast and international travelers may find it more convenient to fly into Boston Logan International Airport. Boston Logan airport offers non-stop service from all major US cities. Logan airport is located 55 miles north of Providence, RI. Travel time to Providence is about an hour via highway.

Bus

Peter Pan Bus Lines provides bus service from Boston Logan Airport to Kennedy Plazza in downtown Providence. All host hotels are less than a 5 minute walk. The pick up location for arriving passengers is outside the baggage area at each terminal, directly outside the main doors. The cost of a one-way ticket from Logan Airport to Providence is $24.00 per person. Bus service runs from 8:00 am to 10:30 pm every day at intervals ranging from 1 to 2 hours.

Train

Train service is available to downtown Providence. Union Station is located adjacent to the State Capital building and a short 10 minute walk to the RI Convention Center and all of the 4 host hotels. Amtrak provides rail passenger service from major cities such as Boston, New York, New Haven, Philadelphia and other cities in the Northeast Corridor. High speed Acela rail service is available into Providence.

Commuter rail service to downtown Providence is provided by the MBTA Providence / Stoughton line. The MBTA provides train service from the north between Boston and Providence. In addition, train service is provided from the south from Wickford, RI and from the Providence Airport to downtown Providence. The roundtrip commuter rail ticket cost from Boston to Providence is $23 per person.


Parking

There are plenty of safe and secure parking facilities downtown. The RI Convention Center Garage has 2,400 parking spaces available. The rate for daytime parking is just $10 and overnight parking is only $20.

For all players needing 24-hour parking please contact Kenny Rodriguez, parking manager of the Convention Center Garage. He will give you a temporary parking pass for the days you will be attending the NABC and will send you a secure payment link so you can prepay your parking and obtain your pass. Click here to email Kenny take make arrangements for overnight parking.

Additional parking is also available at the Providence Place Mall Garage which has almost 4,000 available parking spaces. You can park in the mall garage for up to 5 hours for just $2. Players can use the covered sky-bridge to walk in comfort from the Mall to the Convention Center without going outside.

Click here for the best driving directions from your location.


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 Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin St, Providence RI 02903. For a specific event’s location, please check the Daily Bulletin prior to the event.

Full Tournament Schedule

Schedule of Events

Revised 7/9/2022

 
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Wednesday, July 13

1&7 pm MOREHEAD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT
Pre-qualification required.
GOLDMAN GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT A
Pre-qualification required
SHEINWOLD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT
Pre-qualification required
MACNAB GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT C
Pre-qualification required

Thursday, July 14

EASTERN MA BRIDGE ASSOCIATION DAY

10 am International Fund Open Pairs
International Fund Swiss Teams
International Fund299er Pairs
10am & 3pm Educational Foundation Open Pairs
Educational Foundation Gold Rush Pairs
Educational Foundation Bracketed Round Robin Teams
10am & 3:30pm MOREHEAD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS CHAMP. FLIGHT
GOLDMAN GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT A
SHEINWOLD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT B
MACNAB GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT C
3pm Educational Foundation Pairs
Educational Foundation Swiss Teams

Educational Foundation 299er Pairs

Friday, July 15

SHEILA & RUSS EKEBLAD DAY

9:30am & 3:30pm MOREHEAD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS CHAMP. FLIGHT
GOLDMAN GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT A
SHEINWOLD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT B
MACNAB GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT C
10 am Friday Morning Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10 am & 3 pm VON ZEDTWITZ LIFE MASTER PAIRS
2 qualifying, 2 semifinal & 2 final sessions
BRUCE LM-6000 LIFE MASTER PAIRS
2 qualifying, 2 semifinal & 2 final sessions
YOUNG 0-2500 PAIRS
2 qualifying, 2 semifinal & 2 final sessions
Connecticut Bridge Association Open Pairs (unlim./3000/1500)
Connecticut Bridge Association Gold Rush Pairs (750/400/200)
Bracketed Round Robin Teams
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 Compact KO Teams
Continues Saturday 7/16, 7:30 pm

Saturday, July 16

JUNIOR DAY / BOB BERTONI DAY

9:30am & 3:30pm MOREHEAD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS CHAMP. FLIGHT
GOLDMAN GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT A
SHEINWOLD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT B
MACNAB GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT C
10 am 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 VON ZEDTWITZ LIFE MASTER PAIRS
BRUCE LM-6000 LIFE MASTER PAIRS
YOUNG 0-2500 PAIRS
NABC 0-10,000 PAIRS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
Victor Silverstone and Gerald Haase Top-Flight Pairs (unlim./5000)
Lewis and Andrea Finkel Mid-Flight Pairs (3000/1250)
Victor Silverstone and Gerald Haase Gold Rush Pairs (750/400/200)
Bob Bertoni Grand Poobah Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4000)
Shelia & Russ Ekeblad Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0-3000)
3pm Harriett Leavitt Saturday Afternoon Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30pm Saturday Evening Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Evening Series
Friday-Saturday Evening Compact KO Teams
Saturday Evening Zip KO Teams

Sunday, July 17

PETER MARCUS DAY

9:30am & 3:30pm MOREHEAD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS CHAMP. FLIGHT
GOLDMAN GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT A
SHEINWOLD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT B
MACNAB GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT C
10 am Sunday Morning Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs
Bridge Plus+
Free two-hour lesson, then 14 deals (0-20)
10am & 1pm Fast Pairs
10am & 3pm VON ZEDTWITZ LIFE MASTER PAIRS
BRUCE LM-6000 LIFE MASTER PAIRS
YOUNG 0-2500 PAIRS
NABC 0-10,000 PAIRS
Bill Hunter / Shome Mukherjee Open Pairs
Phyllis Chase Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./5000)
Steve Weinstein and Galvin Wolpert Mid-Flight Swiss Teams (3000/1250)
Shelia & Russ Ekeblad Gold Rush Swiss Teams (750/400/200)
3 pm Fred Rogler Sunday Afternoon Side Pairs
Fri-SunDaylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Sunday Evening Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Evening Series
Sunday-Monday Evening Bracketed Round Robin Teams
continues Monday 7/18, 7:30pm
Sunday Evening Zip KO Teams

Monday, July 18

GOODWILL DAY

10 am Monday Morning Side Pairs
Mon-Tue Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10 am & 3 pm WAGAR WOMEN’S PAIRS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
Carolyn Lynch Open Pairs (unlim./3000/1500)
Gold Rush Pairs (750/400/200)
Pamela Hoffer Bracketed Round Robin Teams
10am & 3:30pm TRUSCOTT/USPC SENIOR SWISS TEAMS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
Full-day knockout matches ending Sunday 7/24; Pre-registration
required (closing time 4 pm Sun 7/17)
3 pm Monday Afternoon Side Pairs
Mon-Tue Daylight Series
Janet McGlynn 299er Pairs
7:30 pm Rich DeMartino Monday Evening Side Pairs
Mon-Wed Evening Series
Sunday-Monday Evening Bracketed Round Robin Teams
Monday Evening Zip KO Teams

Tuesday, July 19

CLINT WRIGHT DAY

10 am Tuesday Morning Side Pairs
Mon-Tue Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10 am & 3 pm WAGAR WOMEN’S PAIRS
Clint Wright Top-Flight Pairs (unlim./5000)
Narragansett Bridge Club Mid-Flight Pairs (3000/1250)

Clint Wright Gold Rush Pairs (750/400/200)
Bracketed Round Robin Teams
10am & 3:30pm TRUSCOTT/USPC SENIOR SWISS TEAMS
SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
0-6000 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
Full-day knockout matches until complete; Pre-registration required
(closing time 8 pm Monday 7/18)

0-2500 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
Full-day knockout matches until complete; Pre-registration required
(closing time 8 pm Monday 7/18)
3 pm Tuesday Afternoon Side Pairs
Mon-Tue Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Tuesday Evening Side Pairs
Tue-Fri Evening Series
Tuesday-Wednesday Evening Bracketed Teams
continues Wednesday 7/20, 7:30pm

Wednesday, July 20

9:30am & 3:30pm SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
0-2500 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
10am Marilyn Falk Wednesday Morning Side Pairs
Wed-Thu Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10 am & 3 pm WERNHER OPEN PAIRS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
FREEMAN MIXED BOARD-A-MATCH TEAMS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
Open Pairs (unlim./3000/1500)
Lorraine and Charlie Rosenthal Gold Rush Pairs (750/400/200)
Carolyn Lynch Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4000)
Central MA 0-3000 Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0-3000)
10am & 3:30pm 0-2500 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
3pm Peg Kaplan Wednesday Afternoon Side Pairs
Wed-Thu Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Collegiate Individual
Wednesday Evening Side Pairs
Tue-Fri Evening Series
Tuesday-Wednesday Evening Bracketed Teams
Wednesday Evening Zip KO Teams

Thursday, July 21

9:30am & 3:30pm SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
0-6000 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
10 am Thursday Morning Side Pairs
Wed-Thu Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10am & 1pm Fast Open Pairs
10am & 3pm WERNHER OPEN PAIRS
FREEMAN MIXED BOARD-A-MATCH TEAMS
Top-Flight Pairs (unlim./5000)
Rosemary Meehan Tator Mid-Flight Pairs (3000/1250)

Gold Rush Pairs (750/400/200)
Eric Schwartz Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4000)
Bracketed Round Robin Teams
Collegiate Bridge Bowl Championship
Round robin or Swiss qualifier
10am & 3:30pm 0-2500 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
3 pm Thursday Afternoon Side Pairs
Wed-Thu Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Collegiate Individual
Thursday Evening Side Pairs
Thu-Sat Evening Series
Thursday-Friday Evening Bracketed Round Robin Teams
continues Friday 7/22, 7:30pm
Thursday Evening Zip Knockout Teams

Friday, July 22

VICTOR KING DAY

9:30am & 3:30pm SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
0-6000 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
0-2500 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
10 am Friday Morning Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10am & 1pm Fast Open Pairs
10am & 3pm BEAN RED RIBBON PAIRS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
Betty Crowther/Ed and Isle Rothman Open Pairs (unlim./3000/1500)
Gold Rush Pairs (750/400/200)
Victor King Bracketed Round Robin Teams
10am & 3:30pm ROTH OPEN SWISS
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 KO Teams

Saturday, July 23

RHODE ISLAND BRIDGE ASSOC. DAY

9:30am & 3:30pm SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
0-6000 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
0-2500 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
10am Saturday Morning Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10am & 1pm RIBA Fast Open Pairs
10am & 3pm BEAN RED RIBBON PAIRS
Victor King Top-Flight Pairs (unlim./6000/4000)
RIBA Mid-Flight Pairs (3000/1500/750)
Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4000)
Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0-3000)
10am & 3:30pm ROTH OPEN SWISS TEAMS
0-10,000 MIXED SWISS TEAMS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
3 pm Saturday Afternoon Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs

Sunday, July 24

9:30am & 3:30pm ROTH OPEN SWISS TEAMS
SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
10 am Sunday Morning Side Pairs
Fri-SunDaylightSeries
299er Pairs
10 am & tba Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4000)
Playthrough with a short break
Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0-3000)
Playthrough with a short break
10am & 1pm Fast Open Pairs
10am & 3:30pm 0-10,000 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 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.


Partnership Desk

The local committee is proud to offer an online partnership portal available only BEFORE the NABC event starts. Please go to the Partnership Desk for pairing should you need a partner after arriving in Providence.

The online partnership requests will close at 10 PM EDT, Tuesday, July 12. Please go to the Partnership Desk on the third floor of the Convention Center for pairing once the tournament has started. If you submitted a partnership request and did not get a partner, we will fill out a partnership card for you and place it on the partnership board.

Pair Games Team Games
Seminars and Meetings
Beyond the games at the NABCs, members can enjoy educational programs. Below is a listing of the seminars being offered in Providence. 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, July 15 (1-5 pm )
Saturday, July 16 (8 am to noon)
Sunday, July 17 (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:
July 17, 2 to 6pm
July 18, 8am to 2pm

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

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 join us for a light meal, adult beverages and door prizes. Registration required.

Friday, July 15 – 6:30 pm to 8 pm

Register

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: Saturday, July 16
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

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, July 16
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

Audrey Grant’s Continuing Education for Teachers and Club Managers

For decades, Audrey Grant has taught students, teachers and club owners across the world. Her hands-on approach and creative use of the table, cards and bidding boxes has helped keep students engaged, excited and focused.

Audrey will walk through teaching techniques in this hour-and-a-half seminar. Following the seminar, you can attend her free two-hour bridge lesson to see her techniques in action. Visit betterbridge.com for more information.

Date: Sunday, July 17, 8:30–10 a.m. (Followed by free lesson)
Fee: Free (RSVP required)

Reserve your seat

Doubles in A Day

Learn two useful doubles that happen every time you play.

REGISTRATION INFO

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

Fee: $20 online, $25 at the door
Date: Sunday, July 17
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

Meeting of the Advisory Council

Members of the ACBL Advisory Council are encouraged to attens. Discussion will include recent actions of the Board of Directors and reports from the executive director, director of finance and in-house counsel, as well as new proposals from the Advisory Council.

Sunday, July 17 – 8 pm


Providence Attractions

To make the most of your stay in the Providence/Warwick, Rhode Island area, be sure to:

  • Visit us at GoProvidence.com for tips on dining, shopping and things to do.
  • Like us on Facebook (GoProvidenceRI) for the latest on what’s happening in the destination.
  • Follow us on Twitter (@ProvidenceRI) for up-to-date happenings, and share your stories using #goprov.
  • Post your favorite Providence/Warwick photos on Instagram using #goprov and tag @GoProvidence.

Waterfire


A dazzling spectacular as the rivers that intersect Providence are set ablaze with bonfires. Named one of the Top 100 Events in America, the event is free and popular with residents and visitors alike.

We are pleased to announce a special Waterfire will be held at dusk on Saturday, July 16. Waterfire is a spectacular must see event. First time visitors will be amazed.

Hours: Dusk to Midnight
Website: waterfire.org

Federal Hill

Providence’s historic Federal Hill neighborhood spans iconic Atwells Avenue and the surrounding streets. Largely settled by Italian-American immigrants in the early 1900s, Federal Hill effuses a sense of warmth and community that embraces visitors and locals alike. While the neighborhood has evolved, the influence of the Italian people and culture is ever present. When shopping or dining, take the time to talk to a shop owner or interact with a food purveyor, as they will likely share a story about the history of the store or neighborhood.

Providence Performing Arts Center

The Providence Performing Arts Center is the second largest theater of its kind in New England and is host to major Broadway shows. The Tony Award winning Trinity Repertory Theater is one of the most respected regional theaters in America.

Rhode Island School of Design Musem

With a collection of more than 100,000 objects — ranging from ancient times to the present — the RISD Museum is a dynamic cultural center offering critically acclaimed exhibitions, lively public programs for all ages, and a renowned museum store, RISD WORKS.

224 Benefit Street
https://risdmuseum.org/

Roger Williams Park

Roger Williams Park is a top-notch family attraction that has delighted generations of visitors. The zoo earns rave reviews and stellar attendance each year at its Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular. The park also contains waterways, walks, the Botanical Center, Carousel Village, and the Museum of Natural History and Planetarium.

Marble House

Marble House was built between 1888 and 1892 for Mr. and Mrs. William K. Vanderbilt and the home of ACBL Hall of Fame member Harold Vanderbilt who is recognized as the inventor of contract bridge. It was a summer “cottage”, as Newporters called them in remembrance of the modest houses of the early 19th century. But Marble House was much more; it was a social and architectural landmark that set the pace for Newport’s subsequent transformation from a quiet summer colony of wooden houses to the legendary resort of opulent stone palaces.

Providence Place Mall

The Providence Place Mall has over 160 stores and shops, an IMAX theater and a 16 screen cinema, and many restaurants.
providenceplace.com

Casinos

Twin River in Lincoln, RI and Tiverton Casino Hotel in Tiverton, RI are very popular destinations for out-of-state visitors. Both have thousands of slot machines, table games, live entertainment and a variety of dining options.

Restaurant Guide

NABC Restaurant Guide

Weather

Click here for the most recent weather update.


Contacts
D25 NABC Website

Tournament Committee

Position Name & Email
Tournament Co-Chairs Lois DeBlois
Lois@ProvNABC.Org
Joe Brouillard
Joe@ProvNABC.Org
District Director Mark Aquino
Mark@ProvNABC.Org
Intermediate/Newcomer Sue Miguel
INProgram@ProvNABC.Org
Sue@ProvNABC.Org
Partnership Jan Smola
partnership@ProvNABC.Org
Sonya@ProvNABC.Org
Carol Seager
carol@ProvNABC.Org
Volunteers Meg Gouise
Meg@ProvNABC.Org
Linda Ahrens
Linda@ProvNABC.Org
Scheduling Mark Aquino
Mark@ProvNABC.Org
Registration / Prizes Brenda Montague
Brenda@ProvNABC.Org
Neil Montague
Neil@ProvNABC.Org
Sponsorship Phyllis Chase
Phyllis@ProvNABC.Org
Megan Mihara
Megan@ProvNABC.Org
Hospitality Sally Kirtley
Sally@ProvNABC.Org
Helen Pawlowski
Helen@ProvNABC.Org
Restaurant Guide Paula Najarian
Paula@ProvNABC.Org
Publicity Mike Wavada
Mike@ProvNABC.Org
Finance Joe Brouillard
Joe@ProvNABC.Org
Comments / Contact Us: Linda Ahrens
Linda@ProvNABC.Org


Safety Protocols

While we are excited to bring players back together to the bridge table, we will still approach the tournament with caution. All NABC attendees, staff and volunteers must be fully vaccinated as per the Centers for Disease Control guidelines. While booster shots are currently not required, they are highly recommended.

Mask protocol update

Effective March 1, 2022, The ACBL will require masking of players, staff and volunteers when the COVID-19 Community Level rate is indicated as “High,” and will not require masks when the Community Level rate is indicated as “Low” or “Medium.” This will be reviewed on a daily basis for the Summer NABC using the Community Level county check system. Players at the NABC will receive updates in the Daily Bulletin notifying them of that day’s status, and signage will be posted throughout tournament areas each morning.

Attendees should be prepared by bringing masks to the tournament playing areas in the event the Community Level rate changes to “High.” Masks are still recommended for attendees who are at high risk for severe illness or otherwise are a member of a vulnerable population. We also ask attendees to be courteous and wear a mask if seated at a table with a high-risk player who asks for tablemates to wear masks.

Additionally, all monetary transactions will be cashless, including tournament fees.

Vaccine Verification

For assistance, please contact VOW Digital Health’s customer service at CustomerSupport@vow.app

Please watch the video or click the button 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

What health and safety measures are in place at the Summer 2022 NABC?

We want to assure all attendees that several precautions are being put in place for your safety. You can expect the following precautions at our event:

    • We require all guests to be fully vaccinated according to the CDC guidelines to attend the event.
    • All monetary transactions will be cashless, including payment to participate in an NABC or Regional-rated game. (ACBL accepts all major credit cards.)
    • There will be an increased frequency of cleaning of community spaces, tables, chairs and other commonly occupied areas.
    • Hand sanitizer will be readily available. Signage encouraging safety precautions will be prevalent.
    • Attendees will only be able to enter the tournament playing areas after receiving COVID-19 vaccination clearance at any of the four VOW check-in desks. Attendees will receive a tournament wristband designating their clearance after presenting VOW credentials. Wristbands must be worn at all times and will be required to enter the tournament playing areas.
What do I do if the Community Level rate is “High” and I’m unable to wear a face covering due to a disability?

There will be no exceptions regarding masks should the Community Level rate change to “High” and attendees are asked to return to mask wearing. See the answer to Q1 above. You will not be allowed to enter and/or remain inside the tournament area if you are not wearing a mask according to the guidelines above.

What are my options if I cannot get vaccinated due to my age, a medical condition or a religious exemption?

There will be no exceptions to our vaccination policy. You will not be permitted entrance into the tournament playing area without VOW Digital Health’s proof of your vaccination status.

What do I need to do in order to show proof of vaccination?

Attendees are required to show their proof of vaccination through VOW Digital Health on their smartphone. All NABC attendees must access VOW (U.S. players here, and international players here) and follow the steps to verify their identity and submit their health credentials. On the first day of the tournament, attendees will automatically receive their pass on their smartphone. Passes will remain valid through the end of the tournament.

This process will provide us an easy way to verify your vaccination prior to your arrival at the NABC. It will help us avoid long lines and prevent crowding. We ask that you have this verification completed before your arrival at the event. For assistance, please contact VOW Digital Health’s customer service at CustomerSupport@vow.app.

How do I prove my vaccination if I don’t have a smartphone?

For the smoothest process, we suggest you register for clearance in VOW using this link if you’re a U.S. resident or this link for international visitors via any computer prior to the event. You will need to present a government-issued ID and a print-out of your confirmation or access pass at one of the four check-in tables located in lobbies of the Silver Legacy, Circus Circus and Eldorado hotels and near the large silver mine located in the casino rotunda of the Silver Legacy. A wristband will be provided for entrance into all tournament areas.

How do I complete vaccination verification through VOW?

VOW Digital Health provides an easy way to verify your vaccination in a few simple steps. Please view the video above to learn more.

I have a state- or country-approved vaccine passport on my phone. Can I use that to enter the tournament?

No. We are only accepting VOW Digital Health’s verification of your vaccination. Uploading your original vaccine record into VOW allows us to accurately verify your credentials, thus providing you clearance to enter the tournament areas. No QR codes will be accepted. To learn more about verifying your vaccination status on VOW Digital Health, click the following links:

Will there be staff members at the NABC to help me through the verification process if I can’t accomplish it on my own?

If you have questions about the process for verifying your vaccination status, please email CustomerSupport@vow.app to receive assistance or request to speak to a representative prior to your arrival.

What does “full vaccination” mean?

It means that by the date you attend the NABC, according to the CDC Guidelines, it must be:

  • at least 14 days after your second dose of an U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or World Health Organization (WHO) approved two dose COVID-19 vaccine, or
  • at least 14 days after your single dose of an FDA or WHO approved single dose COVID-19 vaccine.

While booster shots are currently not required, they are highly recommended.

What COVID-19 vaccinations will be accepted?

We will accept valid proof of full vaccination with:

  • Any COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use or approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration: Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson/Jansen.
  • Any COVID-19 vaccine authorized for emergency use by the World Health Organization: AstraZeneca/Oxford, Sinopharm-BBIBP, Sinovac, Covishield.
  • Any active COVID-19 vaccine used during a U.S.-based clinical trial: Novavax
  • All other COVID-19 vaccines, including Sputnik V, Sputnik Light, Covaxin and Sinopharm-WIBP, are not acceptable.
  • We will also accept mixed COVID-19 vaccine schedules of WHO-authorized vaccines to establish full vaccination status.
What do I do if I begin to feel symptoms or test positive for COVID-19 while at the tournament?

If you begin to feel symptoms, protect other players, staff and volunteers by getting tested. We’ll provide a list of nearby COVID-19 testing locations closer to the event date. If you test positive, please email nabc@acbl.org with your information and do not return to the tournament. Please follow the CDC’s guidelines and recommendations.

Will there be forced quarantining or contact tracing at the NABC?

Because all attendees will be vaccinated, the CDC does not require forced quarantine should you be in close contact with an individual who tests positive. However, we understand each individual has varying degrees of comfort. So, when ACBL is notified of a positive case, we will contact the players who played with that individual over the past 24 hours and provide information resources and CDC recommendations. If you do test positive for COVID-19, we ask that you email us at nabc@acbl.org so that we may notify close contacts.