Welcome to the Memphis NABC


Throughout the NABC, this post will remain at the top of BridgeFeed. Below are links and information to help you make the most of your NABC experience.

Full Schedule of Events
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Free Tours

ACBL Museum

See the premier collection of bridge-related artifacts, including collections of trump indicators and trophies, at ACBL Headquarters. Bridge comes alive at the ACBL Museum, from homages to early legends to the modern era.

Free tours during the NABC!
Limited seating, so reserve your spot now:

SCHEDULE & RESERVATIONS

Museum regular hours are Monday to Friday, 9 am to 3:30 pm,
6575 Windchase Blvd., Horn Lake MS 38637 DRIVING DIRECTIONS

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Campus Tours

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® is the leading research hospital for childhood cancers. Here, world-renowned scientists are working to find cures, and St. Jude won’t stop until no child dies from cancer. ACBL has arranged special campus tours for NABC attendees. See the monumental strides this institution is making.

Campus tours during the NABC!
To protect the health and safety of our patients, group sizes are limited – so reserve your spot now!

SCHEDULE & RESERVATIONS

Daily Bulletins

PreBulletin
Friday, March 22
Saturday, March 23
Sunday, March 24
Monday, March 25
Tuesday, March 26
Wednesday, March 27
Thursday, March 28
Friday, March 29
Saturday, March 30
Sunday, March 31
Final

Results

The Playing Area

Most events will be played at the Memphis Cook Convention Center.

On Wednesday, March 20, and Thursday, March 21, all bridge play will be in the Ballroom on the second floor of the convention center.

Here is an overview of event locations, all on the second floor of the convention center, beginning Friday, March 22:

Event Type Location
NABC+ and NABC Events Ballroom
Regional Teams
(1 pm & 7:30 pm)
Southwest Hall
Regional Pairs
(1 pm & 7:30 pm)
Northwest Hall
Most Regional Events
(10am & 3pm)
East Hall
Intermediate/Newcomer (I/N) Events East Hall

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 on the second floor of the convention center.

Enjoy your stay in Memphis!

Entry Fees

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, Leventritt Silver Ribbon Pairs, Lebhar IMP 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

Opening Reception

Join us Friday, March 22, from 10:30 to 12:30 for the Memphis NABC opening reception featuring the Bouffants.

From Minneapolis to New Orleans, Chicago to Atlanta, The Bouffants have thrilled audiences with classic songs from groups like The Jackson Five, Aretha Franklin, Tina Turner, and Sly & the Family Stone. But the dancing doesn’t stop there! You’ll hear the classic hits from Motown and Stax, to rock and roll, and current favorites. Far more than just an awesome band, The Bouffants turn any event into an instant party!

Restaurant Guide
Memphis Restaurant Guide