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Experience Providence RI, Your New Favorite Place to Play

2022 Summer North American Bridge Championship

Providence, Rhode Island

Welcome back to Providence, Rhode Island – host of the 2022 Summer North American Bridge Championship.  The city of Providence and the NABC Host Committee are excited to have an NABC in 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 Downtown

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 $179 per night.  The Providence airport is only 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.


Rhode Island Convention Center


The Rhode Island Convention Center will be host to 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 are within easy walking distance (5 minutes or less) to the Convention Center. 


Providence’s Signature Event is WaterFire 

Providence Waterfire

We are pleased to announce a special WaterFire will be held at dusk on Saturday, July 16.  WaterFire is a spectacular must see event.  First time visitors will be amazed.   For more information about WaterFire, please click on the WaterFire Facts button on the left.  Click here to watch a video of WaterFire.


Federal Hill

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.   

Groceria Federal Hill

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 by the readers of Leisure + Travel magazine.


Providence Performing Arts Theater


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 Award winning Trinity Repertory Theater is one of the most respected regional theaters in America. 


          To make the most of your stay in the Providence/Warwick, Rhode Island area, be sure to:

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We look forward to seeing you in Providence for the

2022 Summer North American Bridge Championship!

Providence Waterfire

Watch Providence WaterFire Video