June is big! July is big! It’s going to be a big summer! Hopefully, this Speakeasy fills you with anticipation. Be sure to get out your calendar and circle all these dates.

13 Tasks = 13 Tricks = 13 Entries

What will you be doing on Monday, June 13? We hope it includes visiting our website because it’s Grand Slam Member Appreciation Day!

We’re giving away 13 of everything – pairs of socks, mugs, duffel bags, etc. – and you could earn up to 13 entries for the drawing. (One prize per person.) A true grand slam! Simply complete tiny tasks, like visiting our social media and answering poll questions.

Remember to check our website on Monday, June 13, to participate. (Don’t worry; we’ll send a reminder!)

The Longest Day is Almost Here!

TLDAnd that means we’re in the final stretch of fundraising for Alzheimer’s research and care, all culminating in a period of gameplay in which table sanction fees will be donated. (Fees collected in U.S. clubs will go to the Alzheimer’s Association; those collected in Canadian clubs will go to the Alzheimer Society of Canada.)

Every dollar counts! Click here to find a Longest Day team to donate to (or donate to HQ’s team) and talk to your face-to-face club manager about when they’ll hold Alzheimer’s games during the week of June 19-26. (Gameplay in the virtual clubs on June 18-19 is automatically included.)

BTW: We want to hear your stories about how Alzheimer’s has affected you. Click here to tell us if there were some things that gave you relief or helped you.

[box] Looking for a place to play a face-to-face game? Check out our Find a Club directory and Find a Tournament calendar! There’s nothing quite like in-person bridge.

Did You Know there are Exclusive T-shirts?

Attendees at both the Youth NABC and the Collegiate Bridge Bowl can get a FREE T-shirt with a special one-of-a-kind design! Our exclusive shirts pay tribute to the famous WaterFire sculpture of Providence RI, where both events will be held July 21-23.

Register for the Youth NABC by June 15 to guarantee a shirt in your size!


We Could All Use a Laugh

funnypages_thumbnailHave you checked in with BridgeFeed lately? We have a new recurring feature – the Funny Pages! You won’t want to miss these hilarious bridge-themed cartoons and jokes.

WhizKid Bridge Club

More than 350 youth players have graduated from the ACBLEF’s BridgeWhiz program. Now the organization is introducing a special club where they can play online for free, too! Click hereto learn more.

Share Your NABC Story

Do you have a unique story about playing at an NABC? Maybe you went with your father, or maybe you made a lifelong friend. We want to hear your tale! Click here and tell us today.

Many of you have had unique experiences at an NABC. We’ve heard tales of people who go every year, players who have made a love match at the table, father-and-son duos crossing the country, event winners who are still in school, first-time tournament attendees – all incredibly fascinating!

Do you have an NABC story to share? Let us know! Fill out this form and tell us about the interesting things that have happened to you at these mega-events .

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