I'm heading to San Diego for the national bridge tournament called the NABC (North American Bridge Championships) for the next two weeks, so I'll be doing limited blogging. There are three of these tournaments each year, and they are generally held at nice places. Next year it's Reno, New Orleans and Orlando.
In San Diego, besides the Americans and Canadians, other top players in the world will come. The Italians, the Poles and the Scandinavians will play along with the Chinese and Dutch, as well. Bulgeria is beginning to make it international bridge presence felt -- they'll be represented.
Generally the NABCs are stronger than the world championships. Huh? It's true. For most world championship play, countries can only send one (or two) team(s) in each event. Countries that have many strong players can send multiple teams/pairs to the NABC. Many countries send teams to world play that have no chance. There will be fewer of these type teams in San Diego.
If you like bridge, you can follow the tournament via the Daily Bulletins (beginning Friday), by clicking here. Look for Daily Bulletin, then look for the date. You can also follow the Reisinger Teams during the second weekend on (Internet) Vugraph at BBO (Bridge Base Online).
Happy Thanksgiving to
Images copied from the ACBL web site.