Welcome to the San Diego NABC!
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Schedule of Events
Friday, November 24
Saturday, November 25
Sunday, November 26
Monday, November 27
Tuesday, November 28
Wednesday, November 29
Thursday, November 30
Friday, December 1
Saturday, December 2
Sunday, December 3
Players not staying at the hotel can pick up discounted parking tickets at the Information Desk beginning Friday, Nov. 24, at the following times: 8:30-10 a.m., noon-
1 p.m., 2:30-3 p.m., 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Free Ride Service
The Free Ride offers free rides throughout the downtown area, approximately a 1.5-mile radius of the Hyatt. For hours and to download the app here.
The Playing Area
Manchester Grand Hyatt Map
NABC+ and NABC Events – Grand Hall, lobby level.
Regional Events (1 & 7:30 pm) – Seaport Ballroom, second floor.
Regional Events (10 am & 3pm) – Harbor Ballroom D-F, second floor.
Intermediate/Newcomer Events (I/N)– Harbor Ballroom GH, second floor.
Now Accepting Credit Cards
Purchase your entries for all events at the NABC via credit card! All major credit cards are
accepted wherever entries are sold. Charges will appear from PurplePass. Please be patient with
directors using this new system.
Players must be ACBL members whose service fees or dues are current in order to compete in any of the following nationally ranked events: Nail Life Master Open Pairs, Whitehead Women’s Pairs, Reisinger Board-a-Match Teams, Keohane North American Swiss Teams, NABC+ Mixed Swiss Teams, Kaplan Blue Ribbon Pairs, Mitchell Open Board-a-Match Teams, Marsha May Sternberg Women’s Board-a-Match Teams, Senior Mixed Pairs, Super Senior Pairs and Baze Senior Knockout Teams. The entry fee for these contests is $25 per player per session. For team events, this means $100 per team per session for four-person teams, $125 per team per session for five-person teams, and $150 per team per session for six-person teams.
Note: $1.50 per person per session benefits the International Fund.
Players must also be current ACBL members to play in the 0-5000 Mini-Blue Ribbon Pairs, the 0-10,000 Swiss Teams, the 0-10,000 IMP Pairs and the 0-10,000 Fast Pairs. The entry fee is $17 per
player per session. For the team events, this means $68 per team per session for teams of four, $85 per team per session for teams of five, and $102 per team per session for teams of six.
Regional championships are $16 per player per session for ACBL members, $20 for nonmembers. For multi-session team events of three sessions or more, the entry fee is $64, $80 or $96 for teams of four, five or six, respectively. For team events of one or two sessions, the entry fee is $64.
All other events are $15 per player per session for ACBL members, $19 for nonmembers.
Food and Fun
A traditional Thanksgiving dinner will be held Thursday, Nov. 23, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Coronado Ballroom on the fourth fl oor. Blue Hawaii, featuring Greg Miller and Sonia Cruz, will perform.Fee: $60, cash or check; pay at the Registration Desk.
On Friday, Nov. 24, join us in the Coronado Room on the fourth floor after the evening session for a night of fun, food, drinks and dancing as we welcome you to the 2017 Fall NABC.
Elvis (aka Greg Miller) has not left the building! He will have everyone all shook up. Put on your blue suede shoes because it’s now or never to party to the jailhouse rock.
San Diego Restaurant Guide