March 9-19, 2023



Reservations will open on July 11 at 12:00 pm eastern for Patron Members. Reservations for regular members will open on September 13 at 12:00 pm eastern. We will be sending out emails and post a direct link, phone number, and email address of our housing provider for you to use to book your room. Please do not contact the hotel directly.

Host Hotels

555 Canal STreet
New Orleans LA 70130
$225 + tax
500 Canal Street
New Orleans LA 70130
$225 + tax

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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 & Junior Entry Fees
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 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.

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

New Orleans Attractions
New Orleans is a one-of-a-kind city full of unique dining, vibrant culture and charm galore. Here are some things you might want to explore away from the bridge table. For a detailed list and more information, visit

French Quarter

The most famous neighborhood in New Orleans! The French Quarter has a wonderful mix of old and new with dining, boutiques, architecture, ghost tours, steamboat cruises and, of course, Bourbon Street.


National World War II Museum

The National World War II Museum is a world-class, immersive experience showcasing America’s role in World War II through galleries, exhibits, oral histories and more. Listed as TripAdvisor’s number one attraction in New Orleans.

Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
945 Magazine St.
(504) 528-1944

Audubon Aquarium of the Americas

aquariiumnolaTucked in the French Quarter, the Audubon Aquarium of the Americas features nearly 600 species of aquatic life including everything from white alligators and jaunty penguins to poisonous frogs and sharks.

10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday to Monday
1 Canal St.
(504) 212-5157

New Orleans Museum of Art

One of the top art museums in the South, the New Orleans Museum of Art hosts a permanent collection of French and American art, photography, glass and African and Japanese works.

10 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday to Thursday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday to Sunday; closed Monday
1 Collins Diboll Cir.
(504) 658-4100

Restaurant Guide

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Tournament Committee

Position Name & Email
Tournament Co-Chairs Larry Federico
Jackie Madden
Finance Sid Leblanc
Fundraising Jennie Sauviac
Sid Leblanc
Information Newt Jackson
Intermediate/Newcomer Kathy Pkauche
Wayne Weisler
Partnership Jackie Madden
Collleen Walker
Prizes John Federico
Theresa Federico
Restaurant Guide Debbie Habig
Terry Habig
Publicity Sue Himel
Registration Sherrie Goodman
Volunteers Diana Powell

Safety Protocols

While we are excited to bring players back together to the bridge table, we will still approach the tournament with caution. All NABC attendees, staff and volunteers must be fully vaccinated as per the Centers for Disease Control guidelines. While booster shots are currently not required, they are highly recommended.

Mask protocol update

Effective March 1, 2022, The ACBL will require masking of players, staff and volunteers when the COVID-19 Community Level rate is indicated as “High,” and will not require masks when the Community Level rate is indicated as “Low” or “Medium.” This will be reviewed on a daily basis for the Summer NABC using the Community Level county check system. Players at the NABC will receive updates in the Daily Bulletin notifying them of that day’s status, and signage will be posted throughout tournament areas each morning.

Attendees should be prepared by bringing masks to the tournament playing areas in the event the Community Level rate changes to “High.” Masks are still recommended for attendees who are at high risk for severe illness or otherwise are a member of a vulnerable population. We also ask attendees to be courteous and wear a mask if seated at a table with a high-risk player who asks for tablemates to wear masks.

Additionally, all monetary transactions will be cashless, including tournament fees.