July 13-23, 2023



The Summer NABC is back in Chicago, July 13 to 23, 2023! Join us in the windy city for bridge in a city known for its beautiful architecture, world famous museums, fabulous restaurants and lots of exciting gameplay.

Held three times a year, the North American Bridge Championships offer a thrilling place to join thousands of bridge fans to play, learn, make friends and win masterpoints.


All bridge play will be at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.
Hotel Reservations Open January 17, 2023

Host Hotels

Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 East North Water Street
Chicago IL 60657
$209 + tax

Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
$204 + tax





50% off daily rate

$31.50 per day


10% off valet parking.

$60.35 per day

Tournament Fees
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 subject to change without notice.

Events ACBL Members* Inactive members**
NABC+ (Platinum points)
$1.50 per entry benefits the International Fund
$30 Not Eligible
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.

Youth Regional-rated Event Free Entry All Youth members are eligible for free entries that may be used at any Regional-rated event***.

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.

These are the amounts that each eligible Junior category will pay during NABCs (screen fees are not included in the Junior/Youth coupons and must be paid separately):

Events Youth Full-time Student,
age 21-25
NBO Junior
NABC+ $10 $10 Free
NABC $7 $7 Free
Regional / Gold Rush Free $5 Free
Intermediate/Newcomer Free Free Free

*** All Intermediate/Novice and Gold Rush events at NABCs are Regional-rated events

Tournament Schedules

Conditions of Contest

Like all 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.

Seminars and Meetings
Beyond the games at the NABCs, members can enjoy educational programs. Below is a listing of the seminars being offered in Chicago. Please check the NABC Daily Bulletin for the exact location of each session.

Best Practices Teacher Workshop

Friday–Sunday, July 14-16
This workshop covers proven techniques that help teachers be more effective in their classroom. The focus is on how, rather than what, to teach. Participants may opt to demonstrate their Best Practices proficiency on Sunday afternoon or Monday morning to earn certification as an ACBL Best Practices teacher. For more information visit acbl.org/bpteacher.

Workshop fee: $125
Time: 1–5 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.–noon Saturday and Sunday

Reception for Club Officials and Teachers

Friday, July 14, 6:30 – 8pm
The ACBL hosts this reception to say thank you to the club officials and teachers who recruit and retain our members. We invite club managers, teachers and club directors to attend. A light meal and adult beverages will be served. Event is free, but registration is required


Learn Bridge in A Day?®

Saturday, July 15, 1– 6 p.m.
You’ll nail the basics of bridge in this interactive class that has both instruction and coached play. If you’re just starting, returning to the game or wanting to test the waters before taking formal lessons, this course is for you. Leave the class and take on a newcomer game!
Fee: $20 pre-registered or $25 at the door – includes textbook


Learn Bridge in A Day? Instructor Accreditation

Saturday, July 15, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
A light meal will be provided 6–6:30 p.m.
This program instructs teachers in methods of administering and presenting LBIAD.
Fee: $75. To register, email Patty Tucker at patty@whirlwindbridge.com

Notrump in A Day

Sunday, July 17, 1–5 p.m.
This workshop explores basic notrump bidding and the most common responses, from raises to Stayman and Jacoby transfers. Course includes student workbook, presentation and practice hands.
Fee: $20 pre-registered, $25 at the door; includes textbook.


Chicago Attractions
Frequently named “Best Big City in the U.S.” by Condé Nast Traveler readers, Chicago is a vibrant, one-of-a-kind city you’ll truly enjoy. Be sure to explore its many unique neighborhoods, museums, restaurants and landmarks while you’re there.

Here are some things you might want to explore away from the bridge table. For a detailed list and more information, visit choosechicago.com

Millennium Park

chicago-nabc-attractionNot only home to the iconic Cloud Gate statue (better known as “The Bean”), Millenium Park features interactive fountains, public art, tranquil gardens and plenty of green space.


Skydeck Chicago

chicago-nabc-attractionSitting atop Willis Tower, Skydeck Chicago offers spectacular views of the city as well as a Chicago-centric museum. If you dare, step out on one of four thrilling glass viewing boxes. Just be sure to buy tickets in advance.

Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m.-10 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m.
233 S. Wacker Dr.
(312) 875-9696

Chicago Architecture Tours

chicago-nabc-attractionChicago is famous for its history-defining architecture beyond Willis Tower, too, try one of the many architecture tours of the city. Whether you’re walking the streets or touring from a boat, these sites are not to be missed.

Chicago Cultural Center

chicago-nabc-attractionSet in the heart of downtown, the Chicago Cultural Center takes up an entire block and features the world’s largest Tiffany stained glass dome, gorgeous mother of pearl mosaics and a new space giving local artists a place to showcase and sell their goods.

Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
78 E. Washington St.

Wrigley Field

chicago-nabc-attractionKnown for its treasured traditions and charm, Wrigley Field was built in 1914 and is home to the Chicago Cubs. Non-gameday tours take you through the seating bowl, press box, outfield ivy, Cubs’ dugout and more.

1060 W. Addison St.

Guaranteed Rate Field

chicago-nabc-attractionHome of the Chicago White Sox, Guaranteed Rate Field(https://www.mlb.com/whitesox/ballpark) is another Major League Baseball ballpark you’ll want to explore. Tours must be prearranged by calling the Chicago White Sox at 312-674-1000, ext. 7182. Donations are requested.

333 W. 35th St.

Restaurant Guide

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Tournament Committee

Position Name & Email
Tournament Chair Suzi Subeck
Intermediate/Newcomer Ginny & Jeff Schuett
Partnership Yvette Neary
Registration Mike & Linda Saltzman
Information Adrienne & Larry Cohen
Treasurer Stan Subeck
Tours Demaris & Chuck Johnson
Prizes Marge Morgan
Volunteers Kathy Fortney
Charity John Goldstein
Transportation & Parking George Jacobs
Stan Subeck
Hospitality Suzi Subeck
Restaurant Guide Ron Smith
Sponsorship Guy Franklin
Publicity Patt Quinn