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.
Hotel Reservations Open January 17, 2023
301 East North Water Street
Chicago IL 60657
$209 + tax
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
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.
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.
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 email@example.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.
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 ParkNot 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 ChicagoSitting 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.
Chicago Architecture ToursChicago 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 CenterSet 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.
Wrigley FieldKnown 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.
Guaranteed Rate FieldHome 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.
Restaurant GuideComing Soon!
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|Position||Name & Email|
|Tournament Chair||Suzi Subeck
|Intermediate/Newcomer||Ginny & Jeff Schuett
|Registration||Mike & Linda Saltzman
|Information||Adrienne & Larry Cohen
|Tours||Demaris & Chuck Johnson
|Transportation & Parking||George Jacobs
|Restaurant Guide||Ron Smith