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Full Schedule of Events
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Daily Bulletins

Friday, November 29
Saturday, November 30
Sunday, December 1
Monday, December 2
Tuesday, December 3
Wednesday, December 4
Thursday, December 5
Friday, December 6
Saturday, December 7
Sunday, December 8


Soloway Premieres

The inaugural Soloway Knockout Teams begins Friday, Nov. 29. The top-tier contest begins with a two-day Swiss qualifying round, reducing the field to 32 squads, followed by five days of knockout matches. The event offers platinum points, including match awards in the Swiss qualifier.

The Playing Area

All bridge play will be at the Marriott Marquis. Please check the Daily Bulletin for the most up-to-date schedule information.
Here is an overview of event locations beginning Friday, November 29:

Event Type Location
NABC+ and NABC Events Yerba Buena Ballroom, Lower Level B2
Regional Teams
(1 pm & 7:30 pm)
Yerba Buena 8, Lower Level B2
Regional Pairs
(1 pm & 7:30 pm)
Yerba Buena 9 or Golden Gate A
Daylight Goldrush Events
10am & 3pm
Golden Gate Ballroom, Level B2
Intermediate/Newcomer (I/N) Events SoMa Room, Level 2

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.

Entry Fees

A valid ACBL player number is required to play in all events at the NABC.
Players must be ACBL members whose service fees or dues are current in order to compete in any of the following nationally ranked events: Soloway Knockout Teams, Nail Life Master 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, Senior Mixed Pairs and Super Senior Pairs. The entry fees for these contests are $30 per player per session. For team events, this means $120 per team per session for four-person teams, $150 per team per session for five-person teams, and $180 per team per session for six-person teams. When screens are in use, there is an additional fee of $10 per pair or $20 per team per session.Note: Only ACBL members are eligible to play in NABC+ events. $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 $22 per player per session. For the team events, this means $88 per team per session for teams of four, $110 per team per session for teams of five, and $132 per team per session for teams of six.
Regional events are $20 per player per session for current members, $24 for lapsed members. For multi-session team events of three sessions or more, the entry fee is $80, $100 or $120 for teams of four, five or six, respectively. For team events of one or two sessions, the entry fee is $80 per session.
Events with a masterpoint limit of 300 or lower are $15 per player per session for current members, $19 for lapsed members.

Buy early for NABC+ Pairs

In an effort to speed up the start of all NABC+ pair events, please buy entries at least 15 minutes before game time. This is especially true if you expect to be a seeded pair.

Food and Fun

Opening Reception

On Friday, Nov. 29, join us for an evening of fun and music featuring the Speakeasies as we welcome you to the 2019 Fall NABC. The reception will be in the Golden Gate Ballroom C on Level B2.
Comprised of some of the most in-demand musicians in the Bay Area, the Speakeasies have become one of California’s premier event bands, playing authentic jazz and early soul. The founding members of the band have been playing together for over 15 years and have toured in over 50 countries, with everyone from Herbie Hancock to Lauryn Hill.


Parking is difficult in San Francisco. The Marriott offers valet parking only, for $79.99 a day. There is a municipal parking garage on Mission between Fourth and Fifth streets. Rates are $3/hour, with a $34 daily maximum.