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

  • 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!

Free Bridge Lessons

  • Saturday, July 22 – Jerry Helms – 10 a.m. – noon
  • Sunday, July 23 – Audrey Grant– 10 a.m. – noon
  • Monday, July 24 – Barbara Seagram– 10 a.m. – noon

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Celebrity Speakers

(Friday, July 21 through Saturday, July 29)

What is that new convention everyone is talking about? When do I finesse for the Jack? How can I take more tricks at notrump? What are my options when there is a lead out of turn? Ask the experts!

The ACBL celebrity speaker program offers two unique lectures each day from the top teachers, players and directors in the field. Noted speakers include:

  • Jerry Helms
  • Audrey Grant
  • Patty Tucker
  • Barbara Seagram
  • And more!

Each speaker presents a topic and provides handouts allowing you to practice the lesson.

With time permitting, they will open discussion for questions, thoughts or stories. From world famous deals to the most creative plays, get all the inside information directly from the source.

  • Where: Check Daily Bulletin for celebrity speaker location
  • When: 9:15 a.m. and 6:45 p.m. daily (no speakers on final Sunday)
  • Who: Speakers and subjects will be posted closer to tournament date

Notrump in A Day (Saturday, July 22)

Be one of the first to experience the new “In A Day” workshop series, Notrump in a Day ™. This workshop explores basic notrump bidding and the most common responses, from raises to Stayman and Jacoby Transfers. If you need help knowing when to use which convention, what your second bid should be or what your partner is telling you, this workshop is for you!
Date:Saturday, July 22
Time:1-5 p.m.
Fee: US$15 pre-registered, Can$25 / US$20 at the door. Course includes student workbook, presentation and practice hands.

More information about the event: Email or call 662-253-6112.
Questions about course content: Email or call Patty Tucker (404) 735-4779

Learn Bridge in A Day? (Sunday, July 23)

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. No pre-registration required.

Fee: US$15 when you pre-register, Can$25 / US$20 at the door. Textbooks and door prizes are included in the fee.

Time: 1-6 p.m.

More information about the event: Email or call 662-253-6112.
Questions about course content: Email or call Patty Tucker (404) 735-4779