Welcome to the Honolulu NABC


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Full Schedule of Events
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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 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.

Daily Bulletins

PreBulletin
Friday, November 23
Saturday, November 24
Sunday, November 25
Monday, November 26
Tuesday, November 27
Wednesday, November 28
Thursday, November 29
Friday, November 30
Saturday, December 1
Sunday, December 2
Final

Results

The Playing Area

All bridge play will be at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Please check the Daily Bulletin for the most up-to-date schedule information.

On Thursday, Nov. 22, all games are in the Tapa Ballroom on the second floor of the Tapa Tower. Here is an overview of event locations beginning Friday, Nov. 23:

Event Type Building Room Location
NABC+ and NABC Events Tapa Conference Center, second floor Tapa Ballroom
Regional Events
(1 pm & 7:30 pm)
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, second floor Coral Ballroom 4
Regional Events
(10 am & 3 pm)
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, second floor Coral Ballroom 3
Intermediate/
Newcomer Events (I/N)
Mid-Pacific Conference Center, second floor Coral Ballroom 1

The complete tournament schedule is included in the Restaurant Guide, which is available at the Welcome Desk. The Welcome, Prizes, Information and Partnership desks and vendors are located outside the Coral Ballroom on the second floor of the Mid-Pacific Center.

Enjoy your stay in Hawaii!

Entry Fees

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.

Players must be ACBL members whose service fees or dues are current in order to compete in any of the following nationally ranked events: Nail Life Master Open Pairs, Whitehead Women’s Pairs, Reisinger Board-a-Match Teams, Keohane North American Swiss Teams, NABC+ Mixed Swiss Teams, Kaplan Blue Ribbon Pairs, Mitchell Open Board-a-Match Teams, Marsha May Sternberg Women’s Board-a-Match Teams, Senior Mixed Pairs, Super Senior Pairs and Baze Senior Knockout Teams. The entry fee for these contests is $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 0-6000 Mini-Blue Ribbon Pairs, the 0-10,000 Swiss Teams, the 0-10,000 IMP Pairs and the 0-10,000 Fast Pairs. The entry fee is $17 per player per session. For the team events, 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 lapsed members. For multi-session team events of three sessions or more, the entry fee is $64, $80 or $96 for teams of four, five or six, respectively. For team events of one or two sessions, the entry fee is $64.

All other events are $15 per player per session for current members, $19 for lapsed members.

Food and Fun

Opening Reception

On Friday Nov. 23, join us outside the Coral Ballroom after the evening session for a night of food, live music, drinks and dancing as we welcome you to the 2018 Fall NABC. The reception will be in the Coral Lounge on the second floor of the Mid-Pacific Center, across from the Tapa Tower.

The Island Kings are an eight-piece band specializing in high-energy music. Their “cooler-than-average” song list focuses squarely on filling the dance floor. These musicians will play your favorite music from Bruno Mars to Nat King Cole.

Restaurant Guide
Honolulu Restaurant Guide

Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving specials will be served at several of the Hilton Hawaiian Village restaurants, including the Rainbow Lanai buffet 3-8 p.m., Tropics Bar & Grill 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Bali Steak & Seafood 5-9 p.m. and the Waikiki Starlight Luau at 5:30 p.m.

Other Info

No Smoking
Hawaii state law forbids smoking or vaping in public places, including restaurants, hotels, parks and beaches. There is a designated smoking area between the Diamond Head and Ali‘i towers. The legal age is 21 to smoke or vape in Hawaii.

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