March 14-24, 2024



Hotel Reservations Open September 12, 2023

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

Host Hotels

The Galt House
140 N. Fourth Street
Louisville, KY 40202

East Tower – $184 + tax per night
West Tower – $164 + tax per night




Galt House
$20 Self parking per night
$30 Valet parking per night

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

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, March 15-17
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

Workshop fee: $125
Time: 1–5 p.m. Friday; 8 a.m.–noon Saturday and Sunday

Reception for Club Officials and Teachers

Friday, March 15, 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.


Learn Bridge in A Day? Instructor Accreditation

Saturday, March 16, 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

For New Players

Just getting started? Try the friendly bridge experience of the Intermediate/Newcomer Area at the NABC! This welcoming area features many chances to learn more (often for free) and practice with players at your skill level. Stop by the Intermediate/Newcomer Desk for more information.

Learn Bridge in A Day?®

Saturday, March 16, 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: $25 pre-registered or $30 at the door – includes textbook


Preempts in A Day

Sunday, March 17, 1–5 p.m.
Learn how to bid and respond to Weak Twos and Preempts! This seminar is for players who want to explore basic preemptive bidding, both as an opening bid or an overcall. Topics include when to open weak twos and preempts,
and how to respond with both a strong hand or a weak hand with a good fit. Come join us and explore the ins and outs of these bids!
Fee: $25 pre-registered or $30 at the door – includes textbook


Free Lessons

Both lessons will be followed by a free 12-board game for newer players (0-20 masterpoints).

Date: Saturday, March 16
Time: 8am -9:45am

Date: Sunday, March 17
Time: 8am -9:45am

Louisville Attractions
Louisville is a thriving city that combines heritage, originality and friendliness. It was also listed as one of 52 Places to Go in 2023 by The New York Times. While in this unique city for the NABC, be sure to explore its iconic attractions and vibrant neighborhoods – and enjoy the local bourbon scene!

For a detailed list and more information, visit

Local Bourbon Distilleries

louisville-nabc-attractionLouisville is known as Bourbon City, and as such, is home to countless bourbon experiences, like distillery tours, cocktail tastings and more. There are 11 distilleries to explore, from the historic to the artisanal.

Kentucky Derby Museum

louisville-nabc-attractionThe Kentucky Derby Museum is an American Thoroughbred horse racing museum located on the grounds of Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Dedicated to preserving the history of the Kentucky Derby, it first opened its doors to the public in the spring of 1985.


Louisville Slugger Museum

louisville-nabc-attractionLeaning like an all-American obelisk on its building, the Louisville Slugger Museum’s signature giant-size baseball bat is recognized as the biggest piece of ash that will never see any action on the diamond. Inside the facility, visitors are treated to a baseball experience that details the history of this iconic Major League Baseball fixture since 1884.

Monday – Saturday: 9:00 AM to 5:00 p.m., Sunday: 10:00 AM to 4:00 p.m.
800 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
(877) 775-8443


Muhammad Ali Center

louisville-nabc-attractionLocated in downtown Louisville, the Muhammad Ali Center features two and a half levels of award-winning exhibits exploring Ali’s epic life and core values. The center also includes a five-screen orientation film, Civil Rights Era media footage, video of Ali fights, hands-on boxing fun and art galleries.

Noon-5 p.m., Wed.-Sun.
144 N. 6th St.
(502) 584-9254


Frazier History Museum

louisville-nabc-attractionAn affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution, the Frazier is home to one of the largest collections of toy soldiersand historic miniatures on permanent public display in the world, The Stewart Collection. Subjects of other permanent exhibitions include historic arms, bourbon whiskey, and the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Founded in 2004 as a museum of historical arms and armor, the Frazier has since expanded its focus to cover regional, national, and international history.


Speed Art Museum

louisville-nabc-attractionThe Speed Art Museum( in Louisville is Kentucky’s oldest and largest art museums and features a fantastic collection spanning more than 6000 years of human history. Travel + Leisure Magazine calls it one of “The World’s Most Beautiful New Museums.”

10 a.m.- 5 p.m., Wed.-Sat.; noon-5 p.m., Sun.
2035 South Third St.
(502) 634-2700


Conrad-Caldwell House Museum

louisville-nabc-attractionConstructed by local architect Arthur Loomis, the Conrad-Caldwell House Museum is nestled in Old Louisville and sits among the largest collection of Victorian homes in the United States. From beautiful woodwork to magnificent stained-glass windows, the historic house has been lovingly restored to the Edwardian Era, complete with items owned by the Conrads and Caldwells.

Self-guided and docent-led tours at intervals between 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Thurs.-Sun.
1402 St. James Ct.
(502) 636-5023


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Tournament Committee

Position Name & Email
Tournament Chair Joanne Traver
Intermediate/Newcomer Sandy Spears
Tinker Zimmerman
Partnership Dallas Moore
Registration Judy Geralds
Information David & Linda Frantz
Finance Chuck Fassler
Fundraising Bob Losey
Prizes Denise Tonini
Volunteer Coordinator Helene Williams
Charity Beth Dlutowski
Hospitality Judy Banks
Restaurant Guide Carolyn Carpenter