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GNT Grand National Teams
District semi-finals and finals are April 21 to 22, 2012 at the Columbian Club, 2913 West Marine View Drive, Everett, WA 98201.
Participating teams should pre-register with the District Coordinator, firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration closes at 12:30.
Additional details here: http://d19.org/shopcontent.asp?type=gnt.
GNT - Vancouver BC Finals
OPEN Dan Jacob Vancouver BC; Lawrence Hicks Coquitlam BC; Rock Shi Yan Richmond BC; Bryan Maksymetz Squamish BC; Ken Scholes Bellevue WA; Dick Yarington Seattle WA.
GNT District 19 SemiFinals / Finals
See the club sites or our calendar for games to Qualify
GNT Grand National Teams
Grand National Teams
The 2011 edition of the District 19 Grand National Teams competition will conclude in Vancouver, British Columbia on the weekend of April 2-3, 2011, at the Van-couver Bridge Club. Local, club qualifying events have been ongoing for the past several months, and additional opportunities will ensue during February and March
check your club schedules for upcoming events. Those desiring to participate in the district finals, who have not qualified at the local stage can buy in for $25 per player beyond the card fees paid for the competition.
The competition has four brackets: Open, Flight A (up to 5000 masterpoints), Flight B (up to 2000 masterpoints) and Flight C (non-life masters under 500 masterpoints). You can always ―play up‖to a bracket beyond your
mas-terpoint total, if so desired. Our hope is that additional publicity will increase the participation level at the dis-trict final stage. The winning team from each division qualifies for the national finals stage, with some financial subsidy coming from District 19. The national finals will occur at the beginning of the Summer NABC in Toronto, Canada, with play starting July 21, 2011. More complete information will be forthcoming.
As past participants can attest, these are both enjoyable and challenging events. Our unit’s competitors have fre-quently prevailed at the district level, and performed with distinction at the national stage. We hope to have a strong contingent moving forward in 2011.
Pat Dunn (email@example.com) is now the district co-ordinator for both the Grand National Teams and North American Pairs events. Thanks and appreciation go to his predecessor Tom Hansen for his tireless service.
D19 GNT CHAMPIONSHIP FLT
1 Dick Yarington - John Schermer, Seattle WA; Ken
BC DISTRICT 19 GNT FLIGHT A
1 Dave Grubbs, Seattle WA; John Maki, Bothell WA;
1 Jingsong Liu, Renton WA; John Aslin, Seattle WA;
2 Shawn Abernethy - David Wright - David Taylor,
D19 GNT FLIGHT C
1 Amy Gao - Yizhong Wu, Richmond BC; Yinsheng Tu -
2 Hongqi Tian - Hongjun Liu - Jianmin Jim Ren,
2009 BridgeinSeattle Headlines
Congratulations to District 19 runner ups in the 2009 Bracket A Grand National Teams.
Members are Charles David Grubbs, Seattle WA; Kevin Bolan, Snohomish WA; John Maki, Bothell WA; Bill O’Brien, Mountlake Terr WA
News link is at http://www.acbl.org/nabc/bulletins/2009/02/4b/
GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS
DISTRICT 19 CONDITIONS OF CONTEST FOR GNT (GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS)
The Grand National Teams is a grass-roots event that begins at the club or unit level, continues with District Finals in the spring, and concludes at the Summer NABC. Players qualify as individuals at the club/unit level, and may form new teams for the District Final. There are four flights: Championship Flight, Flight A, Flight B, and Flight C. Each winning team at the District Final is invited to participate at the National Final of the GNT at the Summer NABC. District 19 awards the winning teams in each flight a subsidy to assist in transportation and accommodation costs, provided they play in the GNT National Final.
THE DISTRICT COORDINATOR FOR THE GNT IS:
THE ACBL DIRECTOR OF DISTRICT NINETEEN IS:
STRAT LIMITS FOR THE 2008-2009 EVENT ARE:
Open Championship Flight: unlimited
(These limits are based on the September 2008 masterpoint cycle done at ACBL Headquarters, and are usually run in the first or second week of August. A player who moves up a level over the course of the event is still eligible to compete at the original level.)
IMPORTANT DATES FOR THIS YEAR'S EVENT:
Tuesday, July 1, 2008: Deadline for applying for an exception from the residency requirements for the GNT, for players wishing to qualify in a different district than that of their primary physical residence
Wednesday, March 31, 2009: STAGE ONE (club qualifying) period ends
April 4-5, 2009: District Semifinals and Finals at the Vancouver Bridge Centre, 2776 East Broadway, Vancouver BC. Participating teams should pre-register with the District Coordinator. Registration closes at 12:30 pm. Game time 1:00 pm.
July 23-August 2, 2009: Summer NABC in Washington DC, where the National Final
STAGE ONE CLUB/UNIT SURCHARGE for 2008-09: $6.00 US per team, whether a one-session or two-session event is held. The surcharge enables District 19 to provide subsidies for teams that win the District Final. An additional ACBL sanction fee of $1.25 US per table per session is automatically paid with the club's monthly ACBL report.
SUBSIDY for each winning team (in each of the four flights) at the District Final is $1400.00 US. This subsidy is paid only if they play in the National Final according to the conditions below and the ACBL conditions of contest.
BUY-IN FEE at the District Semifinals, for players or full teams who have not qualified at a club or unit level event, is $25.00 US for each unqualified player, to a maximum of $100.00 US per team.
THE 2007-2008 EVENT
D19 GNT CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT
1 Pat Dunn - Jim Aitken - Ray Loftis, Bellevue WA; Ken Christiansen, Bothell WA
D19 GNT FLIGHT A
1 Dave Grubbs, Seattle WA; Steve Handley, Edmonds WA; Mike Wilson, New Westminster BC; Howard Epley, Kent WA; Alan Epley, Bellevue WA
D19 GNT FLIGHT B
1 Pat White, Bothell WA; Cristal Nell, Woodinville WA; Adam Ruprecht, Seattle WA; Jeff Ford, Redmond WA
D19 GNT FLIGHT C
1 Long Xie - Joan Tang - Roy Li, Burnaby BC;
Thomas O. Hansen
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