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2024 NABC Toronto

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The North American Bridge Championships (NABC) offers an excellent chance to dive into the world of bridge and explore the best of a new city.

More advanced players can play in premier events awarding platinum masterpoints; those looking for gold points will have plenty of opportunities, too. Newer players, and even absolute beginners, can learn and hone new skills in a dedicated space just for them.

Whether you’re here for a day, a weekend or all 10 days, it’s a wonderful time full of meeting fellow bridge players from all over and playing the world’s best card game.

All bridge play will be at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North building.

Hotels & Transportation

Host Hotels


InterContinental Toronto Centre

225 Front Street West
Toronto, ON M5V 2X3, Canada
$209 CAD + tax per night



Sheraton Centre Toronto

123 Queen Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 2M9, Canada
$203 CAD + tax per night



The Westin Harbour Castle

1 Harbour Square
Toronto, ON M5J 1A6, Canada
$203 CAD + tax per night


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

Reservations through our housing bureau ConferenceDirect close May 21. After this date please contact the hotel directly for your reservation. Please note you may not get the bridge rate if you reserve after May 21, 2024. Online reservations will still be available.

Toronto is filling up fast! Don’t miss out—if a night appears sold out, stay tuned. We’re constantly adding more rooms. Questions? Send us an email nabc@acbl.org.


Schedules & Fees
Each NABC has a wide variety of events each day, whether you’re just starting out, looking for gold points or aiming for an NABC title. The Full Schedule shows each event broken down by date and time and is color coded to help you find games to suit your interest.

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2024 Toronto HTML Schedule

Wednesday, July 17

12 & 6 pm MOREHEAD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT
Pre-qualification required
GOLDMAN GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT A
Pre-qualification required
SHEINWOLD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT B
Pre-qualification required
MACNAB GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT C
Pre-qualification required

Thursday, July 18

10 am International Fund Pairs
Thu-Sat Daylight Series
International Fund 299er Pairs
10 am & 3 pm Educational Foundation Open Pairs (unlim./4000/1500)
Educational Foundation Gold Rush Pairs
Educational Foundation Bracketed Round Robin Teams
10 am & 3:30 pm MOREHEAD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT
GOLDMAN GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT A
SHEINWOLD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT B
MACNAB GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT C
3 pm Educational Foundation Pairs
Thu-Sat Daylight Series
Educational Foundation 299er Pairs

Friday, July 19

9:30 am & 3:30 pm MOREHEAD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP 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
Thu-Sat 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
Open Pairs (unlim./4000/1500)
Gold Rush Pairs
Open Bracketed Round Robin Teams
3 pm Friday Afternoon Side Pairs
Thu-Sat Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Friday Evening Side Pairs
Fri-Mon Evening Series

Saturday, July 20

9:30 am & 3:30 pm MOREHEAD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP 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
Thu-Sat Daylight Series
299er Pairs
Bridge Plus+ (0-20)
Free: 12 deals (0-20), follows the 8 am lesson
10 am & 3 pm NABC+ OPEN PAIRS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
VON ZEDTWITZ LIFE MASTER PAIRS
BRUCE LM-6000 LIFE MASTER PAIRS
YOUNG 0-2500 PAIRS
Open Pairs (unlim./4000/1500)
Gold Rush Pairs
Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4500)
Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0-4000)
3 pm Saturday Afternoon Side Pairs
Thu-Sat Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Saturday Evening Side Pairs
Fri-Mon Evening Series

Sunday, July 21

9:30 am & 3:30 pm MOREHEAD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP 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
Sun-Tue Daylight Series
299er Pairs
Bridge Plus+ (0-20)
Free: 12 deals (0-20), follows the 8 am lesson
10 am & 1 pm Fast Pairs
10 am & 3 pm NABC+ OPEN PAIRS
BRUCE LM-6000 LIFE MASTER PAIRS
YOUNG 0-2500 PAIRS
Open Pairs
Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./5000)
Mid-Flight Swiss Teams (4000/1250)
Gold Rush Swiss Teams
10 am & 3:30 pm VON ZEDTWITZ LIFE MASTER PAIRS
3 pm Sunday Afternoon Side Pairs
Sun-Tue Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Sunday Evening Side Pairs
Fri-Mon Evening Series

Monday, July 22

10 am Monday Morning Side Pairs
Sun-Tue Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10 am & 3 pm WAGAR WOMEN'S PAIRS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
Open Pairs (unlim./4000/1500)
Gold Rush Pairs
Open Bracketed Round Robin Teams
10 am & 3:30 pm SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
Full-day knockout matches ending Sunday 7/28; Pre-registration required by 3:30 pm Sun 7/21
TRUSCOTT/USPC SENIOR SWISS TEAMS
Must have been born before Jan. 1, 1960; 2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
3 pm Monday Afternoon Side Pairs
Sun-Tue Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Monday Evening Side Pairs
Fri-Mon Evening Series

Tuesday, July 23

10 am Tuesday Morning Side Pairs
Sun-Tue Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10 am & 3 pm WAGAR WOMEN'S PAIRS
Top-Flight Pairs (unlim./5000)
Mid-Flight Pairs (4000/1250)
Gold Rush Pairs
Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4500)
Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0-4000)
10 am & 3:30 pm SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
TRUSCOTT/USPC SENIOR SWISS TEAMS
0-6000 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
Full-day knockout matches until complete; Pre-registration required by 3:30 pm Mon 7/22**
3 pm Tuesday Afternoon Side Pairs
Sun-Tue Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Tuesday Evening Side Pairs
Tue-Fri Evening Series

Wednesday, July 24

9:30 am & 3:30 pm SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
10 am 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./4000/1500)
Gold Rush Pairs
Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4500)
Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0-4000)
10 am & 3:30 pm 0-6000 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
0-2500 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
Full-day knockout matches until complete; Pre-registration required by 3:30 pm Tue 7/23**
3 pm Wednesday Afternoon Side Pairs
Wed-Thu Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Wednesday Evening Side Pairs
Tue-Fri Evening Series
Collegiate Individual

Thursday, July 25

9:30 am & 3:30 pm SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
0-6000 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
10 am Thursday Morning Side Pairs
Wed-Thu Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10 am & 1 pm Fast Pairs
10 am & 3 pm WERNHER OPEN PAIRS
FREEMAN MIXED BOARD-A-MATCH TEAMS
NABC 0-10,000 PAIRS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
Top-Flight Pairs (unlim./5000)
Mid-Flight Pairs (4000/1250)
Gold Rush Pairs
Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4500)
Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0-4000)
Collegiate Bridge Bowl Championship
Round-Robin or Swiss qualifier
10 am & 3:30 pm 0-2500 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
3 pm Thursday Afternoon Side Pairs
Wed-Thu Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Thursday Evening Side Pairs
Tue-Fri Evening Series
Collegiate Individual

Friday, July 26

9:30 am & 3:30 pm 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
10 am & 1 pm Fast Pairs
10 am & 3 pm NABC 0-10,000 PAIRS
Open Pairs (unlim./4000/1500)
Gold Rush Pairs
Open Bracketed Round Robin Teams
Collegiate Pairs
Collegiate Bridge Bowl Championship
10 am & 3:30 pm ROTH OPEN 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
Collegiate Bridge Bowl Championship
Collegiate Individual

Saturday, July 27

9:30 am & 3:30 pm SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
0-6000 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
0-2500 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
10 am Saturday Morning Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10 am & 1:30 pm OSHLAG FAST PAIRS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
10 am & 3 pm BEAN RED RIBBON PAIRS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
Open Pairs (unlim./4000/1500)
Gold Rush Pairs
Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4500)
Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0-4000)
Collegiate Pairs Championship
10 am & 3:30 pm 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 28

9:30 am & 3:30 pm SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
ROTH OPEN SWISS TEAMS
0-6000 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
0-2500 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
10 am Sunday Morning Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10 am & 1 pm Fast Pairs
10 am & 1:30 pm OSHLAG FAST PAIRS
10 am & tba Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4500)
Playthrough with a short break
Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0-4000)
Playthrough with a short break
10 am & 3 pm BEAN RED RIBBON PAIRS
10 am & 3:30 pm 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 strat 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.

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 in CAD (Canadian Dollars) and subject to change without notice. All discounts require the use of Entry Express to purchase entries.

Events MAPLE LEAF
DISCOUNT
HOST
DISCOUNT
ACTIVE ACBL MEMBERS
WITHOUT DISCOUNT
Premier NABC+ (Platinum points, some stages on screens)
$1.50 per entry benefits the International Fund
$50 $54 $64
NABC+ (Platinum points)
$1.50 per entry benefits the International Fund
$44 $48 $58
NABC (Gold and Red points) $30 $34 $44
Regional / Gold Rush (Gold and Red points) $24* $28* $38*
Evening Events (Gold and Red points) $24* $28* $28*
Intermediate/Newcomer (0-299er, Red points) $20* $24* $34*

All fees are in CAD (Canadian Dollars) and subject to change without notice. All discounts require the use of Entry Express to purchase entries.

MAPLE LEAF DISCOUNT ELIGIBILITY: Open to members who purchase entries through Entry Express and who satisfy all three of these requirements:

  1. Current Canadian residents
  2. Current ACBL members (up to date with their membership dues or services fees)
  3. Current Canadian Bridge Federation (CBF) members

HOST DISCOUNT ELIGIBILITY:

  1. Members who stay at a contracted hotel (Intercontinental Centre, Sheraton Centre, or Westin Harbour Castle) will be eligible to receive a $10 per session discount through their Entry Express entry. (Up to two members per room night, non-transferrable.)
  2. To qualify, make sure that each ACBL member is listed as a registered guest at the host hotel for the duration of the stay.
  3. Each member will receive two discounts per room night plus two additional entries. (e.g. A six-night stay is equivalent to 7 days or 14 sessions of discount.)
  4. Members of the Host District (District 2) are eligible for a $10 per session discount through their Entry Express entry. (These members do not need to be registered at a contracted hotel.)

* For Premier, NABC+ and NABC events, participants must be full ACBL members and current with their membership dues or services fees. For all other events, participants must be ACBL members (guest membership permitted). Inactive members may renew during the event or pay a $5 upcharge per session.

Youth & Junior Entry Fees
All fees are in CAD and subject to change without notice.

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.

All other Youth and Juniors are eligible for free or discounted entries as follows (in CAD):

Events Youth
age <21
Junior
age 21-25
NBO Junior
Player
Premier NABC+ $20 $20 Free
NABC+ $15 $15 Free
NABC Free Free Free
Regional / Gold Rush Free Free Free
Evening Events(Gold and Red points) Free Free Free
Intermediate/Newcomer Free Free Free

Contacts

Tournament Committee

Position Name & Email
Tournament Chair Darlene Scott Envelope Link
Intermediate/Newcomer Josee Hammill Envelope Link
Partnership Richard Garlick Envelope Link
Registration Janice Upenieks Envelope Link
Information Danny Miles Envelope Link
Finance Larry Murray Envelope Link
Sponsorship Elizabeth Williams Envelope Link
Charity, Prizes & Secretary Jennifer Verdam-Woodward Envelope Link
Volunteer Coordinator Glenna Richardson Envelope Link
Player Hospitality Susan Armstrong Envelope Link
Publicity Joo-Hee Janicki Envelope Link
Paul Janicki Envelope Link
Restaurant Guide TBD
Youth NABC Michael Yang Envelope Link

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