Can I watch my child play during the tourney?
Because it can be so distracting to the participants, parents and siblings should refrain from being in the playing room. There is an area outside the playing room where you can wait comfortably. If you play yourself, you might watch any of the national experts who will be playing. Ask and we’ll point them out for you.
Can I leave the hotel while my child is playing?
Yes, during the play; IF you leave a contact telephone number with the officials.
If I don’t pre-register, can I still come to play?
Yes, but we must have a completed and signed Parental Consent Form and Liability Waiver. These forms are obtainable from the website on the Youth NABC page.
What do I win?
Masterpoints, trophies and fame! There will be trophies for the winners of every session, warm-up games and side games and of course, the national events and Sportsmanship Award.
What about the Scholarships?
A $1000 college scholarship will be awarded to the winner of the Sportsmanship Trophy and to each winner of the Baron Barclay Youth National Pair Event. In addition, we have a $4,000 scholarship for the winners of Double Dummy Swiss Teams event. Visit our Scholarship Opportunities page for more information.
Am I eligible for the Sportsmanship Award?
Anyone playing in the tournament is eligible. Read the criteria on this website. Nominations will be accepted through Friday, July 28. On Saturday, July 29, during the lunch break, the players and directors will vote from the top three nominations for the winner. Write-in votes will also be accepted on the ballot at that time. The winner will be announced at the Winners’ Reception Saturday night.
How many participants are expected?
We are expecting approximately 300 players. Please pre-register so we can be prepared.
What transportation options are available for the Youth NABC?
See transportation for details.
Do I have to have a partner?
No. There will be a partnership desk at the Youth NABC.