November 30, 2018

Plan What Happens

Reservations

Reservations for Las Vegas will open on January 15.
The link and phone number to make online reservations will be available when reservations open.

CANCELLATION POLICY: A one-night room deposit will be charged to your credit card when booking your stay. This charge will be refundable for reservations canceled before or on September 17, 2018 (additional cancelation charges from the hotel may apply).

Host Hotel


Cosmopolitan

3708 S. Las Vegas Blvd.
Las Vegas NV 89109

Room rates are $159


Transportation

Travel to and from the airport and get around town with these transit options:

Taxis
Need a taxi in Las Vegas? Here is a list of a few Las Vegas cab companies. The Cosmopolitan is about 4.2 miles from McCarran International Airport. Cab fare is approximately $17 without tip and taxes.
Cab Taxi
Oncabs Las Vegas
Yellow Checker Star
Rates vary. Please confirm rates with the taxi company

Accessibility

If you would like to pay by debit, are transporting an animal, need an accessible vehicle or have any other special needs, you should tell the dispatcher when you phone. While most of these companies can accommodate these situations, it may affect which driver can pick you up.

Parking

Pay-on-foot kiosks are located on each level of the parking garage near the elevator banks on both sides of the resort. Cash and credit cards are accepted on garage levels B2 and B3. Credit cards are accepted on B4 and B5. Rates are subject to change

Valet Parking Rates

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  • Identity Members: Valet parking is complimentary for Gold status or higher, subject to availability. Must have Identity card present.
  • 0-4 hours $13
  • 4-24 hours $18
  • 24+ hours $18 per day (or additional portion thereof)

Self-Parking Rates

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  • Identity Members:Self-parking is complimentary for Sterling status or higher, subject to availability. Must have Identity card present.
  • 0-1 hour: Complimentary
  • 0-4 hours $7
  • 4-24 hours $10
  • 24+ hours $10 per day (or additional portion thereof)
  • Motorcycles and two-wheeled vehicles: Exempt from parking fees

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 a temporary membership (one month of benefits for only $7.99). Click here for more information.

Entry Fees (per person/per session)

All fees are subject to change without notice.

Event ACBL Members* Lapsed members
North American Bridge Championships with no upper masterpoint limit
($1.50 per entry benefits the International Fund)
$25 Not Eligible
Other North American Championships $17 Not Eligible
Regional Events $16 $20
All Other Events $15 $19
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 $16 is $64 for a team of four, $80 for a team of five, or $96 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.

*Members whose payment of dues is current and Life Masters whose service fee payment is current. Lapsed members may opt to renew their membership or pay the $4 per session upcharge.

YOUTH & JUNIOR ENTRY FEES

$10 coupon
All Juniors 21 and under and full-time students 26 and under are entitled to coupons that may be used for any event. Full-time students must provide proof of eligibility. Coupons have a $10 value.

Free plays
Any Junior 19 and under may play for free in any regional-rated event (for other events, see $10 coupon).

NBO Junior Teams
Junior players named to teams to represent Zone 2 NBOs in world competitions will receive free plays at NABCs when playing with members of their team or members of another team representing a Zone 2 NBO. These free plays are valid for NABCs occurring between the time they are named to the team and the world championship.

Seminars and Meetings

Beyond the games at the NABCs, members can enjoy educational programs. Below is a listing of the seminars being offered in Honolulu. For more information, contact education@acbl.org.

Best Practices Teacher Workshop


This workshop covers proven techniques that help teachers be more effective in their classroom. The focus is on how, rather than what, to teach. It is built around simulations to engage participants in analyzing and practicing as well as giving and receiving feedback on working with students while delivering bridge lessons.

Best Practices Teacher Certification: To earn it, workshop participants are required to pass a proficiency assessment. Assessments are conducted at the conclusion of the workshop and usually take 20 minutes.

REGISTRATION INFO

Workshop

Pre-register online HERE
All registrants must pass a Basic Bridge Knowledge Test to participate in the workshop (pass score: 70%)
Workshop fee: $125
Dates: July 19-21 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday)
Time: Friday, 1-5pm, Saturday and Sunday, 8am-noon

Proficiency Assessment

Pre-register to participate in the workshop and the ACBL Education department will contact you to schedule your assessment. Assessments take only 20 minutes.
Assessment fee: $25
Dates:
Sunday, July 21 (between 2 and 6pm)
Monday, July 22 (between 8am and 2pm).

For more information contact the ACBL education department at 662-253-3115 or education@acbl.org

Learn Bridge in A Day?®

Move quickly along the initial learning curve. Participants should include true beginners, those returning to bridge after long absences and those wanting to “test the waters” before committing to formal classes. The concentrated course includes both class instruction and coached play. Special pricing for pre-registrations.

REGISTRATION INFO
Pre-register online and guarantee your seat. Textbooks and door prizes are included in the fee. For more info, contact marketing@acbl.org or 662-253-3112

Fee: $15 online, $20 at the door
Date: Saturday, July 20
Time: 1pm to 6pm
Questions about this course: Contact Patty Tucker at patty@whirlwindbridge.com or (404) 735-4779

Notrump in A Day?

Be one of the first to experience the new “In A Day” workshop series, Notrump in a Day. This workshop explores basic notrump bidding and the most common responses, from raises to Stayman and Jacoby Transfers. Want to be sure when to use which convention, what your second bid should be or what your partner is telling you? Then this workshop is for you!
Course includes student workbook, presentation and practice hands. Special pricing for pre-registration.

REGISTRATION INFO
Pre-register online and guarantee your seat. Textbooks and door prizes are included in the fee. For more info, contact marketing@acbl.org or 662-253-3112

Fee: $20 when you pre-register online, $25 at the door
Date: Sunday, July 21
Time: 1pm to 5pm
Questions about this course: Contact Patty Tucker at patty@whirlwindbridge.com or (404) 735-4779

Learn Bridge in A Day? Instructor Accreditation

This program instructs teachers in methods of administering and presenting LBIAD. Teachers wishing to be accredited must complete the following two requirements:

  • Serve as a Table Mentor at an LBIAD seminar led by Patty Tucker, and
  • Attend a two-hour LBIAD Teacher Training event presented by Whirlwind Bridge.

Teacher Training will include information on organizing and marketing LBIAD as well as maximizing retention rates, writing effective grant requests and the presentation of the seminar.

REGISTRATION INFO
Date: Saturday, July 20
Times: Seminar 1-6pm; Instructor Accreditation 6:30–8:30pm. A light meal will be provided.
Registration: Contact Patty Tucker at patty@whirlwindbridge.com or (404) 735-4779
Fee: 75. For any teacher wishing to purchase an LBIAD License within 30 days of Accreditation, $50 of the $75 fee will be applied to the first-year License fee.

Club and Cruise Directors Course

This comprehensive course prepares candidates for directing club and bridge cruise games. Anyone interested in becoming a club director or a director aboard a cruise ship is invited to participate. Study materials may be purchased through Baron Barclay Bridge Supply (www.baronbarclay.com).

REGISTRATION INFO
Pre-register online by July 20 here, contact Debbie Vicknair at 662–253–3164 or send an email to directorcourses@acbl.org.

Fee: $50
Dates and Times:
Tuesday, July 16 from 1 to 10pm (with dinner break)
Wednesday, July 17 from 9am to 10pm (lunch and dinner breaks)
Thursday, July 18 from 9am to noon, followed by lunch break and testing

Club Director Refresher Course

This continuing education course for club directors covers updates to Chapters 4 and 5 of the ACBL handbook. Participants must attend both sessions (Tuesday and Wednesday).

REGISTRATION INFO
Fee: $15 covers both sessions. Sign up at door.
Date: Tuesday and Wednesday, July 23 & 24
Time: 9am–noon, both days

Reception for Club Officials & Teachers

Enjoy ACBL’s thank you reception for the club officials and teachers who recruit and retain our members. All club managers, teachers and club directors are invited to attend.

MORE INFO
Date: Friday, July 19
Time: 4:30pm – 6pm
Free of charge.

Meeting of the Board of Governors

Board of Governors discussion will include recent actions of the Board of Directors and reports from the Executive Director, In-house Counsel and treasurer, as well as new proposals from the Board of Governors. All ACBL members are invited to attend.

MORE INFO
Date: Sunday, July 21
Time: 10am to noon

Be a Caddy

For information on being a caddy, contact Alan Crank acbl.caddies@gmail.com
Please note all NABC caddies must be at least 18 years old.

Local Contacts

Position Name & Email
Chair Liz Hamilton
grtscot@gmail.com
Treasurer Chris Hahn
hahncj2010@gmail.com
Welcome Desk Chair Leila Huff
grandgeekswife@yahoo.com
Intermediate/Newcomer Toby McEvoy
mcevoytm@1791.com
Partnership Rolf Houtkooper
rolfhoutkooper@gmail.com
Prizes Barbara Dunkley
bdunkley007@gmail.com
Restaurant Guide & Information Justine Hancock
lvbridgebum@gmail.com
Volunteer Chair Ev Dahl
edahl@cox.net
Member-At-Large Becky Rogers
rags04@gmail.com
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