July 13-23

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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.

 

Hotels
All bridge play will be at the Sheraton Grand Chicago.
Hotel Reservations Now Open

For assistance, contact Conference Direct at (855)956-0776 or email acbl@conferencedirect.com

Reservations through our housing bureau ConferenceDirect close June 22, 2023. After this date please contact the hotel directly for your reservation. Please note you may not get the bridge rate if you reserve after October 23, 2022.

Hotel Cancellation Policy
Hotel cancellation policy

The ACBL will no longer charge a one-night room deposit to the credit card of a guest at the time of booking their hotel reservation. ACBL will charge a $150 CANCELATION FEE starting at sixty (60) days prior to that NABC’s Major Arrival Date, in addition to any cancelation fees the hotel may charge. Request for cancelation policy exceptions should be directed in writing to the ACBL Meeting Services Manager at nabc@acbl.org.

Host Hotels

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Sheraton Grand Chicago
301 East North Water Street
Chicago IL 60657
312-464-1000
$209 + tax

Intercontinental Chicago Magnificent Mile
505 North Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60611
844-208-9436
$204 + tax


Transportation

 

Parking

Sheraton

50% off daily rate

$31.50 per day

Intercontinental

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 & 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
Player
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

 

Full Tournament Schedule


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Schedule of Events
 

Revised 1/11/2023

Wednesday, July 12

12 & 5pm MOREHEAD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT
Pre-qualification required
GOLDMAN GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT A
Pre-qualification required
SHEINWOLD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT B
Pre-qualification required
MACNAB GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT C
Pre-qualification required

Thursday, July 13

10am International Fund Pairs
International Fund Swiss Teams

International Fund 299er Pairs
10am & 3pm Educational Foundation Open Pairs (unlim./3000/1500)
Educational Foundation Gold Rush Pairs
Educational Foundation Bracketed Round Robin Teams
10am & 3:30pm MOREHEAD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT
GOLDMAN GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT A
SHEINWOLD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT B
MACNAB GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT C
3pm Educational Foundation Pairs
Educational Foundation Swiss Teams

Educational Foundation 299er Pairs

Friday, July 14

9:30am & 3:30pm MOREHEAD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT
GOLDMAN GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT A
SHEINWOLD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT B
MACNAB GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT C
10 am Friday Morning Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10am & 3pm VON ZEDTWITZ LIFE MASTER PAIRS
2 qualifying, 2 semifinal & 2 final sessions
BRUCE LM-6000 LIFE MASTER PAIRS
 2 qualifying, 2 semifinal & 2 final sessions
YOUNG 0-2500 PAIRS
 2 qualifying, 2 semifinal & 2 final sessions
Open Pairs (unlim./3000/1500)
Gold Rush Pairs
Bracketed Round Robin Teams
3 pm Friday Afternoon Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Friday Evening Side Pairs
Fri-Mon Evening Series

Saturday, July 15

9:30am & 3:30pm MOREHEAD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT
GOLDMAN GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT A
SHEINWOLD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT B
MACNAB GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT C
10 am Saturday Morning Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs
Bridge Plus+
Free lesson, then 12 deals (0-20)
10 am & 3 pm VON ZEDTWITZ LIFE MASTER PAIRS
BRUCE LM-6000 LIFE MASTER PAIRS
YOUNG 0-2500 PAIRS
NABC 0-10,000 PAIRS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
Top-Flight Pairs (unlim./5000)
Mid-Flight Pairs (3000/1250)

Gold Rush Pairs
Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4000)
Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0-3000)
3pm Saturday Afternoon Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30pm Saturday Evening Side Pairs
Fri-Mon Evening Series

Sunday, July 16

9:30am & 3:30pm MOREHEAD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT
GOLDMAN GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT A
SHEINWOLD GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT B
MACNAB GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS FLIGHT C
10 am Sunday Morning Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs
Bridge Plus+
Free two-hour lesson, then 14 deals (0-20)
10 am & 1 pm Fast Pairs
10am & 3pm VON ZEDTWITZ LIFE MASTER PAIRS
BRUCE LM-6000 LIFE MASTER PAIRS
YOUNG 0-2500 PAIRS
NABC 0-10,000 PAIRS
Open Pairs
Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./5000)
Mid-Flight Swiss Teams (3000/1250)
Gold Rush Swiss Teams
3 pm Sunday Afternoon Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
7:30 pm Sunday Evening Side Pairs
Fri-Mon Evening Series

Monday, July 17

GOODWILL DAY

10 am Monday Morning Side Pairs
Mon-Tue Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10am & 3pm WAGAR WOMEN’S PAIRS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
Open Pairs (unlim./3000/1500)
Gold Rush Pairs
Bracketed Round Robin Teams
10am & 3:30pm TRUSCOTT/USPC SENIOR SWISS TEAMS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
Full-day knockout matches ending Sunday 7/24;
 Pre-registration required by 8 pm Sun 7/16
3 pm Monday Afternoon Side Pairs
Mon-Tue Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Monday Evening Side Pairs
Fri-Mon Evening Series

Tuesday, July 18

10 am Tuesday Morning Side Pairs
Mon-Tue Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10 am & 3 pm WAGAR WOMEN’S PAIRS
Top-Flight Pairs (unlim./5000)
Mid-Flight Pairs (3000/1250)

Gold Rush Pairs
Bracketed Round Robin Teams
10am & 3:30pm TRUSCOTT/USPC SENIOR SWISS TEAMS
SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
0-6000 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
Full-day knockout matches until complete;
Pre-registration required by 6pm Sun 7/16
0-2500 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
Full-day knockout matches until complete;
Pre-registration required by 8pm Mon 7/17
3 pm Tuesday Afternoon Side Pairs
Mon-Tue Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Tuesday Evening Side Pairs
Tue-Fri Evening Series

Wednesday, July 19

9:30am & 3:30pm SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
0-6000 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
10am Wednesday Morning Side Pairs
Wed-Thu Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10 am & 3 pm WERNHER OPEN PAIRS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
FREEMAN MIXED BOARD-A-MATCH TEAMS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
Open Pairs (unlim./3000/1500)
Gold Rush Pairs
Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4000)
Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0-3000)
10 am & 3:30 pm 0-2500 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
3pm Wednesday Afternoon Side Pairs
Wed-Thu Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Collegiate Individual
Wednesday Evening Side Pairs

Tue-Fri Evening Series

Thursday, July 20

9:30am & 3:30pm SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
0-6000 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
10 am Thursday Morning Side Pairs
Wed-Thu Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10am & 1pm Fast Pairs
10am & 3pm WERNHER OPEN PAIRS
FREEMAN MIXED BOARD-A-MATCH TEAMS
Top-Flight Pairs (unlim./5000)
Mid-Flight Pairs (3000/1250)

Gold Rush Pairs
Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4000)
Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0-3000)
Collegiate Bridge Bowl Championship

Round robin or Swiss qualifier
10 am & 3:30 pm 0-2500 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
3 pm Thursday Afternoon Side Pairs
Wed-Thu Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Collegiate Individual
Thursday Evening Side Pairs

Tue-Fri Evening Series

Friday, July 21

9:30am & 3:30pm SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
0-6000 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
0-2500 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
10 am Friday Morning Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10am & 1pm Fast Pairs
10am & 3pm BEAN RED RIBBON PAIRS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
Open Pairs (unlim./3000/1500)
Gold Rush Pairs
Bracketed Round Robin Teams
10am & 3:30pm ROTH OPEN SWISS TEAMS
2 qualifying, 2 semifinal & 2 final sessions
3 pm Friday Afternoon Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs
7:30 pm Friday Evening Side Pairs
Tue-Fri Evening Series

Saturday, July 22

9:30am & 3:30pm SPINGOLD KNOCKOUTTEAMS
0-6000 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
0-2500 MINI-SPINGOLD KNOCKOUT TEAMS
10am Saturday Morning Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs
10am & 1pm Fast Pairs
10am & 3pm BEAN RED RIBBON PAIRS
Top-Flight Pairs (unlim./6000/4000)
Mid-Flight Pairs (3000/1500/750)
Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4000)
Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0-3000)
10am & 3:30pm ROTH OPEN SWISS TEAMS
0-10,000 MIXED SWISS TEAMS
2 qualifying & 2 final sessions
3 pm Saturday Afternoon Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs

Sunday, July 23

9:30am & 3:30pm ROTH OPEN SWISS TEAMS
SPINGOLD KNOCKOUTTEAMS
10 am Sunday Morning Side Pairs
Fri-SunDaylightSeries
299er Pairs
10 am & tba Top-Flight Swiss Teams (unlim./6000/4000)
Playthrough with a short break
Bracketed Round Robin Teams (0-3000)
Playthrough with a short break
10am & 1pm Fast Pairs
10am & 3:30pm 0-10,000 MIXED SWISS TEAMS
2 pm Sunday Afternoon Side Pairs
Fri-Sun Daylight Series
299er Pairs

Stratification for open regional events is unlimited/2500/750 unless otherwise noted.

Regional top-flight, mid-flight, and side pair events play 26 or 27 boards per session. Gold Rush pairs play 24 boards per session. Swiss and Round Robin team events typically play 24 boards per session, depending on the event or bracket size.

In gold-point events of two or more sessions, overall awards and section tops are paid in gold to any strat that has a maximum of 750 or higher. Side Pairs Series pay gold only to the open strat, and it is necessary to play two or more sessions in the series to earn gold.

All regional team events use the 20-point VP scale.

I/N events are stratified as appropriate at the discretion of the director. No player may be over 300.

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

Register

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

Register

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.

Register




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.

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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
 
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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.
 
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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.
 
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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.
800-THE-CUBS
 
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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.
312-674-1000
 
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Contacts

Tournament Committee

Position Name & Email
Tournament Chair Suzi Subeck
stansubeck@prodigy.net
Intermediate/Newcomer Ginny & Jeff Schuett
jgschuett2@comcast.net
Partnership Yvette Neary
yneary@gmail.com
Registration Mike & Linda Saltzman
saltzman@gmail.com
Information Adrienne & Larry Cohen
dolly370@aol.com
Treasurer Stan Subeck
thesubecks@sbcglobal.net
Tours Demaris & Chuck Johnson
demaris_j@hotmail.com
Prizes Marge Morgan
mumorgan55@gmail.com
Volunteers Kathy Fortney
kathleensfortney@gmail.com
Charity John Goldstein
johnagoldstein@yahoo.com
Transportation & Parking George Jacobs
gjacobs@windycitylimos.com
Stan Subeck
thesubecks@sbcglobal.net
Hospitality Suzi Subeck
stansubeck@prodigy.ne
Restaurant Guide Ron Smith
smithron@icloud.com
Sponsorship Guy Franklin
guyfranklinchicago@gmail.com
Publicity Patt Quinn
pattjq@gmail.com