July 20-22, 2023

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Over 100 students gathered this summer in Providence Rhode Island July 21-23, 2022 to compete in the annual Youth North American Bridge Championships. From pair events to team events, players 20 and younger played for fun, trophies and scholarships.

Be sure to check out the Youth NABC album on Facebook for photos of the 2022 event!

We hope to see you next summer in Chicago IL, July 20-22, 2023, and are planning an even bigger event! Players of all skill levels are welcome, with special events for those new or just learning the game, and scholarship opportunities for more serious players. Complete schedule coming soon!

 

Entry Fees

Entry to the 2023 Youth NABC is free to ACBL members, and membership is only $5, click here.


Eligibility

Events are open only to ACBL members 20 years of age and younger with fewer than 5000 ACBL masterpoints (or equivalent) as of June 15, 2023.



FAQ

Youth NABC FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

Can I watch my child play during the tourney?
Because it can be so distracting to the participants, parents and siblings should refrain from being in the playing room. There is an area outside the playing room where you can wait comfortably. If you play yourself, you might watch any of the national experts who will be playing. Ask and we’ll point them out for you.
Can I leave the hotel while my child is playing?
Yes, during the play; IF you leave a contact telephone number with the officials.
If I don’t pre-register, can I still come to play?

Yes, but we must have a completed and signed Parental Consent Form and Liability Waiver. These forms are obtainable from the website on the Youth NABC page.

What do I win?

Masterpoints, trophies and fame! There will be trophies for the winners of every session, warm-up games and side games and of course, the national events and Sportsmanship Award.

What about the Scholarships?
A $1000 college scholarship will be awarded to the winner of the Master Point Press Sportsmanship Trophy and to each winner of the Baron Barclay Youth National Pair Event. In addition, we have a $4,000 scholarship for the winners of the Educational Foundation/BridgeWhiz Swiss Teams event. Visit our Scholarship Opportunities page for more information.
Am I eligible for the Sportsmanship Award?
Anyone playing in the tournament is eligible. The Sportsmanship award is determined by tournament director and peer nominations based on fairness, self control, respect and courtesy. The winner of the Sportsmanship Award will be a person who plays to ensure that everyone enjoys the game and the experience of playing and meeting other students who share a passion for bridge. (Eligible through age 20). The winner will be announced at the Winners’ Reception Saturday evening.
How many participants are expected?

We are expecting approximately 200 players. Please pre-register so we can be prepared.

What transportation options are available for the Youth NABC?
See transportation for details.