2014 Fall North American Bridge Championship
Providence, Rhode Island
Sponsored by Alex and Ani
Welcome to Providence, Rhode Island – host of the 2014 Fall North American Bridge Championship. The city of Providence and the NABC Host Committee are excited at the opportunity to have an NABC in the state of Rhode Island. You will find that Providence is a terrific city with all the amenities of a major city but still has the charm and friendly atmosphere of a small town. Providence was recently voted the #1 mid-size city in the United States! Read the Wall Street Journal article - A Perfect Long Weekend in Providence.
We are pleased to have Alex and Ani as our sponsor of the 2014 NABC. Alex and Ani produces high quality bangles, bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and rings that are hand crafted in America. At Alex and Ani sustainability is an essential idea that means contributing to a new way of thinking and acting that considers the wellbeing of our planet, our community, and our individual paths. Please visit their website, www.alexandani.com, and support our sponsor.
We hope that many people will find the Providence NABC an affordable event to attend. The hotel rates are very economical with a starting bridge rate of just $103 per night. You will be able to attend an NABC event for the cost of attending a regional tournament. The Providence airport is just 9 miles south of the downtown area and served by all major airlines. The Providence train station is a short 10 minute walk to the Convention Center and served by Amtrak and the MBTA commuter rail. See the transportation page for more information.
The Rhode Island Convention Center will be host to most of the bridge games and is located in the heart of the city. The Convention Center is an exposition center with 130,000 square feet of exhibition space and is connected via a covered walkway to one of the host hotels, the Omni Hotel. All of the other host hotels, Biltmore, Hilton, and Marriot are within easy walking distance (5 minutes or less) to the Convention Center.
We are also please to have FGX as a sponsor of the the 2014 Fall North American. FGX International Inc. is a leading designer and marketer of non-prescription reading glasses and sunglasses with a portfolio of established, highly recognized eyewear brands including Foster Grant®, Sight Station®, Magnivision®, Gargoyles®, Anarchy®, Corinne McCormack®, SolarShield® and PolarEyes®. Please visit their website, www.fgxi.com, and support our sponsor.
Providence’s Signature Event is WaterFire
We are pleased to announce a special basin WaterFire will be held at dusk on Saturday, November 29. WaterFire is a spectacular must see event. First time visitors will be amazed. Click here for a WaterFire video or click on the WaterFire Facts button on the left.
Providence is also well known for their restaurants and entertainment.
The Federal Hill section of Providence is the home of many outstanding restaurants and specializes in authentic Italian cuisine.
The New York Times said “Providence has exceptional food, compelling art and architecture, and an inordinate number of smart people. Yet the city remains unpretentious and affordable”. Providence was voted the #1 food city in the United States in 2012 by the readers of Leisure + Travel magazine.
The Providence Performing Arts Center is the
second largest theater of its kind in New England
and is host to major Broadway shows. The Tony
performing their annual adaptation of the Charles
Dickens classic A Christmas Carol.
We look forward to seeing you in Providence for the 2014 Fall North American Bridge Championship!