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110 East 2nd
Austin, TX 78701
$179 + tax
304 East Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701
$179 + tax
Supershuttle: Fee $15 (one way). Reservations required.
Estimated taxi fare: $32 (one way)
Bus service fee: $2 (one way)
Texas Eagle: Chicago – San Antonio
Metro Bus #4 $1.25
Metro Bus #7 $1.25
MetroRail $3.50 (30 min)
- Street Parking:
$2 hr; ParkATX app or Google Maps
- Uber from the Bridge Center
- Metro Bus Service $1.25
- MetroRail and MetroExpress $3.50
- JW Marriott: 0-3 hrs, $20; 3-6 hrs, $30; 6+ hrs, $49
- Austin City Hall Garage: 3+ hours $25
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). If you have never been an ACBL member, you can purchase a full-year membership or become a guest member (120 days Free). Join now!
Entry Fees (per person/per session)
All fees are subject to change without notice.
|Events||ACBL Members*||Inactive members**|
|NABC+ (Platinum points)
$1.50 per entry benefits the International Fund
|NABC (Gold and Red points)||$22||Not Eligible|
|Regional / Gold Rush (Gold and Red points)||$20||$24|
|Intermediate/Newcomer (0-299er, Red points)||$15||$19|
* Members who are up-to-date with their membership dues or service fee** Inactive members may renew during the event, or pay a $4 upcharge per session
Team Entry Fees: For team events of three or more sessions, the entry fee is the base price of the event, times the number of people on the team. For example, an event with a base price of $20 is $80 for a team of four, $100 for a team of five, or $120 for a team of six. In all team events, except one- or two-session Swiss events, entry fees are charged on a per person basis.
Screen Fees: $10 per session per pair and $20 per session per team is added to events when screens are in use.
All bridge play will be at the JW Marriott. I/N Schedule
Conditions of Contest
Like all Olympic sports, bridge has a precise set of rules for competition. The Conditions of Contest detail these protocols and regulations for every event played at the NABC. Whether you need to know the rules for General Knockout Teams or you are looking for specific information about Blue Ribbon Pairs, the Conditions of Contest will guide you.
Best Practices Teacher Workshop
This workshop covers proven techniques that help teachers be more effective in their classroom. The focus is on how, rather than what, to teach. It is built around simulations to engage participants in analyzing and practicing as well as giving and receiving feedback on working with students while delivering bridge lessons.
Best Practices Teacher Certification: To earn it, workshop participants are required to pass a proficiency assessment. Assessments are conducted at the conclusion of the workshop and are scheduled in 20 minute time slots.
Learn Bridge in A Day?®
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.
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!
Learn Bridge in A Day? Instructor Accreditation
This program instructs teachers in methods of administering and presenting LBIAD. Teachers wishing to be accredited must complete the following two requirements:
- Serve as a Table Mentor at an LBIAD seminar led by Patty Tucker, and
- Attend a two-hour LBIAD Teacher Training event presented by Whirlwind Bridge.
Teacher Training will include information on organizing and marketing LBIAD as well as maximizing retention rates, writing effective grant requests and the presentation of the seminar.
Club and Cruise Directors Course
This comprehensive course prepares candidates for directing club and bridge cruise games. Anyone interested in becoming a club director or a director aboard a cruise ship is invited to participate.
Club Director Refresher Course
This continuing education course for club directors covers updates to Chapters 4 and 5 of the ACBL handbook. Participants must attend both sessions.
Reception for Club Officials & Teachers
Enjoy ACBL’s thank you reception for the club officials and teachers who recruit and retain our members. All club managers, teachers and club directors are invited to attend. Only those who Preregister for the reception will be eligible to win a door prize at the event.
Friday, Nov. 26 – 4:30 pm to 6 pm
Meeting of the Board of Governors
Board of Governors discussion will include recent actions of the Board of Directors and reports from the Executive Director, In-house Counsel and treasurer, as well as new proposals from the Board of Governors. All ACBL members are invited to attend.
Sunday, November 28 – 10 am to noon
Audrey Grant’s Continuing Education for Teachers and Club Managers
When it comes to bridge, Audrey Grant is a household name. For decades, she has taught students, teachers and club owners across the world. Her hands-on approach and creative use of the table, cards and bid boxes has helped keep students engaged, excited and focused.
Audrey will walk through and explain teaching techniques in this hour-and-a-half seminar. Following the seminar, you can attend her free two-hour bridge lesson.
While you’re in Austin, take some time to explore the city and some of its one-of-a-kind attractions! While known for its thriving live music scene, there’s plenty more to do in this Texas town, like visiting historic sites, sampling local barbecue and Tex-Mex, viewing local art and more.
Texas State Capitol
Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
1100 Congress Ave.
Holding the largest public art collection in Central Texas, the Blanton Museum of Art has been recognized for its selection of modern and contemporary American and Latin American art as well as European paintings, prints and drawings.
Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
200 E. Martin Luther King Blvd.
See the “Story of Texas” with three floors of interactive exhibits at the Bullock Texas State History Museum or take in an IMAX or special effects show. In November, there will be a visiting exhibition of American folk art and objects. Advance tickets are required.
Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
1800 N. Congress Ave.
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|Position||Name & Email|
|I/N Chair||Jean Durocher
|I/N Co-Chair||Earnestine Broyles
|Facilities Coordinator||Tom Bell
|Volunteer Hospitality||Cindy Bell
|Restaurant Guide||Larry Davis
In accordance with the city of Austin’s current safety requirements to minimize COVID-19 exposure and spread, face masks must be worn at all times in the tournament area. Additionally, participants of any NABC event must be fully vaccinated and will be required to show proof of their COVID-19 vaccine status. We will notify attendees at a later date with details on how to verify their vaccination status to ensure the verification process is as seamless as possible.