Austin NABC


Hotels & Transportation
Reservations Open June 22 at Noon

Host Hotels

JW Marriott
110 East 2nd
Austin, TX 78701
$179 + tax
Austin Marriott
304 East Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701
$179 + tax



Austin Bergstrom
Airport (ABIA)

Supershuttle: Fee $15 (one way). Reservations required.
Estimated taxi fare: $32 (one way)
Bus service fee: $2 (one way)



Triweekly service
Texas Eagle: Chicago – San Antonio
1.1 mi
Metro Bus #4 $1.25



5.7 mi
Metro Bus #7 $1.25
MetroRail $3.50 (30 min)

Driving Directions


JW Marriott JW Marriott
Downtown Downtown

  • Street Parking:
    $2 hr; ParkATX app or Google Maps
  • Uber from the Bridge Center
  • Metro Bus Service $1.25
  • MetroRail and MetroExpress $3.50
  • JW Marriott: 0-3 hrs, $20; 3-6 hrs, $30; 6+ hrs, $49
  • Austin City Hall Garage: 3+ hours $25
  • Frost Tower Garage (Premier Parking):
    401 Congress Ave, (3 blocks), 1400 spaces
    $33 ($15 with QR code)
  • Austin Convention Center
    2nd St. Garage: 201 E 2nd St, (one block away) 8 hrs $10, 12 hrs $15, 1000 spaces
    We can purchase pre-paid vouchers 30 days prior – no refunds.

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). If you have never been an ACBL member, you can purchase a full-year membership or become a guest member (120 days Free). 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 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

NABC Schedule

Print Schedule

I/N Schedule
Coming Soon

Conditions of Contest
Like all Olympic 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 & Meetings

Coming Soon!

Around Town
Austin Attractions
While you’re in Austin, take some time to explore the city and some of its one-of-a-kind attractions! While known for its thriving live music scene, there’s plenty more to do in this Texas town, like visiting historic sites, sampling local barbecue and Tex-Mex, viewing local art and more.

Texas State Capitol

A grand, granite tribute to the Lone Star State, the Texas State Capitol is widely recognized as one of the nation’s most impressive capitol buildings. It has been named a National Historic Landmark and is also on the National Register of Historic Places. Free guided tours are available Monday to Friday.

Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
1100 Congress Ave.
(512) 305-8400

Blanton Museum of Art
Holding the largest public art collection in Central Texas, the Blanton Museum of Art has been recognized for its selection of modern and contemporary American and Latin American art as well as European paintings, prints and drawings.

Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
200 E. Martin Luther King Blvd.
(512) 471-7324

Bullock Texas State History Museum
See the “Story of Texas” with three floors of interactive exhibits at the Bullock Texas State History Museum or take in an IMAX or special effects show. In November, there will be a visiting exhibition of American folk art and objects. Advance tickets are required.

Daily, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
1800 N. Congress Ave.
(512) 936-8746

A full list of Austin attractions is available on the tourism website or you can order a free printed version of an Austin visitors guide here.

Restaurant Guide

Coming Soon!

Click here for the current forecast.

Tournament Committee

Position Name & Email
Chair BJ Sanders
Co-Chair Sally Sassen
I/N Chair Jean Durocher
I/N Co-Chair Earnestine Broyles
Facilities Coordinator Tom Bell
Sponsorships Pat Berry
Rachell Jackson
Partnerships Pat Berry
Information Terri O’Brien
Linda Griffith
Volunteers Rachell Jackson
Cindy Bell
Volunteer Hospitality Cindy Bell
Registration Rita Wiegenstein
Billie Ogens
Prizes Sharon Hoger
Restaurant Guide Larry Davis
Bobbie Gruhlkey
Treasurer Robert Donathan