Welcome to the Philadelphia NABC!
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MEMBERSHIP IS REQUIRED
A valid ACBL player number is required to play in all events at the NABC. Along with one-year and three-year memberships, a new 30-day trial membership is available to new members for $7.99. Temporary and regular memberships can be purchased from Tournament Operations or the Check-Cashing Desk.
The Playing Area
Events will be played at the Philadelphia Marriott and the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Here is an overview of event locations beginning Friday, March 9:
NABC+ and NABC Events – Grand Ballroom, fifth floor, Marriott
Regional Teams (1 & 7:30 pm) – Franklin Hall A, fourth floor, Marriott
Regional Pairs (1 & 7:30 pm) – 118 and 119, ground level, Pennsylvania Convention Center
Regional Events (10 am & 3 pm) – Franklin Hall 9-12, Marriott
Intermediate/Newcomer Events (I/N) – Franklin Hall 5-8, fourth floor, Marriott
Now Accepting Credit Cards
Purchase your entries for all events at the NABC via credit card! All major credit cards are
accepted wherever entries are sold. Charges will appear from PurplePass. Please be patient with directors using this new system.
A valid ACBL player number is required to play in all events at the NABC.
Players must be members whose service fees or dues are current in order to compete in any of the following NABC+ events: Kay Platinum Pairs, Lebhar IMP Pairs, Leventritt Silver Ribbon Pairs, Vanderbilt Knockout Teams, Rockwell Mixed Pairs, Silodor Open Pairs, Smith Life Master Women’s Pairs, NABC+ Fast Pairs and the Jacoby Open Swiss Teams. The entry fees for these contests are $25 per player per session. For team events, this means $100 per team per session for four-person teams, $125 per team per session for five-person teams, and $150 per team per session for six-person teams.)
Note: $1.50 per person per session benefits the International Fund.
Players must also be current ACBL members to play in the 0–10,000 Swiss Teams and the 0–10,000 Knockout Teams. The entry fee is $17 per player per session. This means $68 per team per session for teams of four, $85 per team per session for teams of five, and $102 per team per session for teams of six.
Regional championships are $16 per player per session for current members, $20 for inactive members. For multi-session team events of three sessions or more, the entry fee is $64, $80 or $96 per session for teams of four, five or six, respectively. For team events of one or two sessions, the entry fee is $64 per session.
Other events are $15 per player per session for current members, $19 for inactive members. (There is no entry fee for any flight of North American Pairs.)
Food and Fun
On Friday, March 9, join us after the evening session for a night of fun, food, drinks and dancing as we welcome you to the 2018 Spring NABC. It will be on the fifth floor of the Philadelphia Marriott. We aren’t eating mashed potatoes, were doing the mashed potato as we groove to the sounds of the Jersey Tenors.
Atlantic City Boardwalk
We’re bringing it to you! Make your way to the fifth floor on Sunday, March 11, after the evening session to enjoy cotton candy, sno cones, hot dogs and much more. Watch the magicians, get a balloon and take a turn in the free photo booth!
After the evening sessions Wednesday through Friday, enjoy a 30-minute show by a cappella group Counterparts. They are from the University of Pennsylvania and they are amazing! The show combines bridge parodies with other tunes to enjoy.