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July 14-24, 2022

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Hotels

Reservations will open on November 16th at 12:00 pm eastern for Patron Members. Reservations for regular members will open on January 18th at 12:00 pm eastern. 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.

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


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 20903
$179 + tax
Homewood Suites
5 Exchange St
Providence, RI 20903
$209 + tax
Residence Inn
100 Sabin St
Providence, RI 20903
$266 + tax (1 bedroom)
$235 + tax (Suite)

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.

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. Click here to view the current bus schedule from Boston Logan Airport to Kennedy Plazza in Providence.

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 $12 and overnight parking is only $20. 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.

For Newcomers

Are you new to playing bridge? Do you play socially but want to try duplicate? Come to the area of the NABC that’s just for newcomers and intermediate players! You’ll find:

  • Limited and stratified games, where you compete at your level
  • Free two-hour lessons
  • Low-key play
  • A place to make new friends (and bridge partners for life!)

Intermediate/Newcomer Schedule

The I/N schedule lists only the game sessions for players under 300 masterpoints. There are many opportunities to compete against players at every level, from 0-5 Pairs all the way to 299er games. Plus daily celebrity speakers, free two-hour lessons and half-day seminars.


Full Tournament Schedule

Are you a more advanced player? You’ll have loads of games to choose from each day! You’ll find:

  • Pair and Team events
  • Regional, NABC and NABC+ events
  • Red, gold and platinum points

Some events are single-session, and others span multiple days. See the schedule below to learn what games will be played and when.

 

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 Providence. Please check the NABC Daily Bulletin for the exact location of each session.


Providence Attractions

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 17. Waterfire is a spectacular must see event. First time visitors will be amazed.

Hours: TBD
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 Vanderbuilt who is recognized af 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

Coming Soon!
Providence Restaurants

Weather

Click here for the most recent weather update.


Contacts

Tournament Committee

Position Name & Email
Tournament Co-Chairs Lois DeBlois
Lois@ProvNABC.Org
Joe Brouillard
Joe@ProvNABC.Org
District Director Carole Weinstein
district25director@acbl.org
Intermediate/Newcomer Sue Miguel
INProgram@ProvNABC.Org
Sue@ProvNABC.Org
Partnership Sonya Smith
partnership@ProvNABC.Org
Sonya@ProvNABC.Org
Paul Burnham
Paul@ProvNABC.Org
Volunteers Meg Gouise
Meg@ProvNABC.Org
Linda Ahrens
Linda@ProvNABC.Org
Youth Bridge Jim Rasmussen
Jim@ProvNABC.Org
Caddies David Rock
David@ProvNABC.Org
Debbie Ouelette
Debbie@ProvNABC.Org
Scheduling
Registration / Prizes Brenda Montague
Brenda@ProvNABC.Org
Neil Montague
Neil@ProvNABC.Org
Sponsorship Phyllis Chase
Phyllis@ProvNABC.Org
Megan Mehara
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