(LYNNWOOD, WA) The Lynnwood Convention Center is proud to announce that the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) will be returning to the Lynnwood Convention Center August 20-26th for the American Contract Bridge Tournament.
According to www.acbl.org, American Contract Bridge League is the largest bridge organization in the world, promoting the fun and challenge of bridge to enthusiasts throughout North America. Bridge is a partnership game using a standard deck of 52 cards dealt equally among four players. The players bid in a coded language to describe their hands to their partners and then play to make their contract. Generally, one suit is determined as "trump," leading to the expression, "Play your trump card."
The primary goal of members of the ACBL is to achieve the rank of Life Master, requiring 300 masterpoints earned at club and tournament games. The weeklong tournament at the Lynnwood Convention Center will serve as the Puget Sound Regional Tournament for the ACBL and its members.
Hours of the tournament are August 20th from 7-11 p.m. and August 21-26 from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m.
For a complete list of events and tournament information, please visit www.acbl.org.
About Lynnwood Convention Center
Opened in 2005 in Lynnwood, Washington, the Lynnwood Convention Center is situated in the heart of Washington's aerospace, high tech and bio-med corridor. Conveniently located near I-5, I-405 and Hwy 99, the Center offers individualized meeting spaces with full onsite audiovisual and electrical support, and first class, 5-star resort quality in-house catering. The facility has adopted green/sustainable initiatives that include composting, an extensive recycling program, and transitioning to the use of all green chemicals. For more information, visitwww.lynnwoodcc.com.
Events at the Lynnwood Convention Center generate an estimated $17 million in annual economic impact.
Frontier is the official Wi-Fi partner and Media Lounge sponsor of the Lynnwood Convention Center.
About Lynnwood Public Facilities District
Formed in 1999, the Lynnwood Public Facilities District is governed by a Board of five members appointed by the Lynnwood City Council. The District retains SMG to manage the facility.
Since 1977, SMG has provided management services to over 220 public assembly facilities including arenas, stadiums, theatres and performing arts centers, equestrian facilities, convention, congress and exhibition centers, science centers and a variety of other venues. Across the globe, SMG manages more than 12 million square feet (1.1 million square meters) of exhibition space and over 1.5 million arena and theatre seats. As the recognized global industry leader, SMG provides venue management, sales, marketing, event booking and programming, construction and design consulting, and pre-opening services. SMG also offers food and beverage operations through its concessions and catering company SAVOR, currently serving more than 100 accounts worldwide. For more information, visit www.smgworld.com.