It's almost here!!!!!!!!
In just a few weeks, we will be looking for you at
the Philadelphia NABC at the Marriott. Don't miss it!
Our terrific group of volunteers have been working
hard to provide a wonderful experience for all District 4 bridge players.
On Friday night, March 9th, the ACBL will be hosting
an opening reception after the evening session. The Jersey Tenors will
be the entertainment, singing the music from "Jersey Boys"
and other great hits.
There will be food and drinks and a great party atmosphere.
On Sunday, March 11th, Allison Brandt and Mike Giesler
invite you to take a stroll on the "Atlantic City Boardwalk",
right inside the hotel. The ballroom will be transformed into the Boardwalk
- the one we remember when we were kids.
The Boardwalk will have cotton candy, sno cones, hot
dogs and funnel cake with salt water taffy as a take-away "parting
There will be arcade games like Skee-Ball, Darts, Ring
Toss and Plinko. Strolling magicians will walk around and do up-close
magic and a balloon vendor will give away balloons. There will even
be photo booths with on-site printable pictures. It's an event not to
On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings there will
be a special 30 minute show after the evening session. Come watch the
"Counterparts", a nationally honored "a cappella"
group from the University of Pennsylvania - they are amazing! Their
show will combine bridge parodies with some other tunes you will just
love. Wednesday night will be a special performance - Jay Whipple, ACBL
President, will be a guest star! Make sure you catch one of the shows.
The Philadelphia NABC has events for bridge players
at every level, so don't be intimidated by the "national"
title. There are intermediate/newcomer games every day at 10:00am, 3:00pm
and 7:30pm. Debi and John Klinger will be waiting for your arrival with
A schedule of special bridge lessons and events are
listed on the attached
poster. Included are free two hour lectures on Saturday, March 10th
by Jerry Helms and Sunday, March 11th by Audrey Grant.
If you have a friend who would like to learn to "Play
Bridge in a Day" there is a five hour workshop for $15 on Saturday,
March 10th and a four hour workshop on Notrump on Sunday, March 11th.
an Event. It's not too late to name a regional event for a special
bridge partner, teacher, mentor or loved one. Your honored person's
picture and a writeup will be in the Daily Bulletin and we will send
you a gift certificate to give as a rememberance. Act quickly - time
See you all in Philadelphia!