Looking Forward to the Las Vegas 2022 Sectional Tournament
It can be a lot of fun to play bridge with friends, but what about playing with strangers? And not for fun, either, but for glory? You’ll have a chance to do just that at the Las Vegas 2022 Sectional Tournament, which will be taking place in, you guessed it, Las Vegas from the end of February through to the beginning of March.
So if you’re looking for a reason to travel and you’ve been on a hot bridge winning streak recently, why not consider taking part? In this blog, we’ll run through everything you need to know about the tournament, as well as information about Las Vegas, including where to stay, what to do, and popular day trips.
First thing’s first: let’s run through the need-to-know details. The tournament will be hosted by the Western Section American Bridge Association and will take place from Sunday, February 27, until Thursday, March 3, at the Plaza Hotel. There’s a selection of different bridge game types during the tournament, so you’ll need to get your name down for your chosen style, or you can try your hand at all of them. It’s $11 a game, while you’ll also need to pay $77-80 for access to the tournament. Point of note: while you don’t have to, the organizers recommend that you bring your own bidding box!
Where to Stay
You can stay at the Plaza Hotel if there’s availability, but given that this is Las Vegas and there’s a selection of world-class hotels on offer, you don’t necessarily need to. It all depends on what you’re looking for. If you want to be at the Bridge tournament all day, then onsite accommodation will be best. If you’re looking to make the most of the city while you’re there, then somewhere on the Strip will be better.
Which Strip hotel you choose will depend on budget and style. If you like the best of the best, then the Wynn or Bellagio will be the way to go. They’re both located around a 10-15 minute taxi journey from the bridge tournament. If you’re bringing a car to Vegas, it’ll be best to pay for parking at the Plaza Hotel and take taxis to and from the Strip since parking on the Strip can be a little tricky, and taxis are both readily available and affordable.
What To Do
You’ll be traveling to Las Vegas primarily for the tournament. But don’t forget that Sin City is also one of the most fun cities in the world, so be sure to make the most of all that it has to offer. If you’ve still got a competitive edge after your bridge game, swing by one of the many great casinos on the Strip for a chance to win big. Improve your chances of victory by gaining experience beforehand through reading up on poker tactics, learning how to play roulette, or playing online slot games to put your knowledge into practice. Away from the casinos, you can catch a world-class show or dine in the city’s finest restaurants, which are among the best in the country.
Of course, while you’ll want to spend some time exploring the attractions that Las Vegas and the surrounding area have to offer, don’t forget that there’ll be plenty of passionate bridge players in town. So be sure to set aside some time to get to know the other players. It’s entirely possible that you might pick up some tips and make new friends!
After a year when traveling and public gatherings have been difficult, there’s real excitement about all the forthcoming bridge tournaments that are due to take place in 2022. Las Vegas isn’t the first one of the year, but it is the most hotly anticipated, in large part because of where it’s taking place. Begin planning your trip now, and you’ll have something to look forward to when the New Year rolls around. Just be sure to practice your bridge skills beforehand!
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