Youth North American Bridge Championships
The American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) celebrates its 75th
anniversary this year — and holds its annual Youth North
American Bridge Championships (NABC) in Philadelphia Thursday,
19 July - Saturday, 21 July.
Any player 19 years of age or younger with fewer than 5000
ACBL masterpoints may participate — and compete for the $1,000
and $4,000 scholarships. Register by Friday, 15 June, in order
to receive a gift.
This year's Youth Championships include a live panel discussion
featuring former youth players who went on to current stardom,
such as Player of the Year Joel Wooldridge, Fred Gitelman,
Gavin Wolpert, Jenny Wolpert, and Adam Kaplan.
Part math, part science, part logic, part reason, bridge
embodies cooperation, logic and problem-solving. As a
partnership game, bridge also cultivates trust, communication,
For lessons and other teaching materials, check out the ACBL's
freely downloadable teacher manuals:
- Bidding in the 21st Century
- Play of the Hand in the 21st Century
- Defense in the 21st Century
A not-for-profit organization founded in 1937, ACBL today is
the largest bridge organization in the world, with more than
160,000 members living in the United States, Canada, Mexico