Just for Newcomers

The ACBL North American Bridge Championships (NABC) has many exciting things to offer newer players and first-time attendees:

  • Two celebrity speakers daily
  • Welcome reception
  • Free Daily Bulletin featuring:
    • Photos and results of events
    • Interesting bridge hands, puzzles and appeals cases
    • Daily schedule of events
  • Free two-hour lessons from world class teachers
  • Free Bridge+ games for players with 0-20 masterpoints — perfect for those who want to try their first duplicate game

In addition, the local District may run various events, such as:

  • Intermediate/Newcomer (I/N) reception
  • Nightly hospitality snacks and beverages
  • Nightly entertainment
  • Local tours and excursions

All with the opportunity to play up to four sessions of bridge each day!

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Celebrity Speakers

(Thursday, March 12 through Saturday, March 21)

Hear daily presentations (except the final Sunday) by some of the best-known players and teachers at 9:15 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. Free of charge.


Learn Bridge in A Day?® (Sunday, March 15)

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. For more information contact Patty Tucker at patty@whirlwindbridge.com or call 404-735-4779.
Fee: $15 when you pre-register. $20 at the door. Textbooks and door prizes are included in fee.

Date: Sunday, March 15

Time: 1 p.m. – 6 p.m.