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Grand National Teams
The Grand National Teams (GNT) is a grass-roots event that begins at the club level, continues with the District Finals competition in the spring, and concludes at the Summer North American Bridge Championships. There are four flights: Open Championship Flight, Flight A, Flight B, and Flight C. The winning team in each flight at the District Finals is invited to participate in the national finals of the GNT at the Summer NABC. In 2022, the Summer NABCs will be in Providence, RI, and the GNTs Championships will be July 13-17.
Our latest District Finals were held in April 2022.
GNTs in past years:
The 2021 GNT (Grand National Team) District finals concluded on June 20th 2021.
Here are the winners of each flight:
D19 GNT Final Championship Flight
- Michael Roche, Victoria, BC
- Michael Hargreaves, Victoria, BC
- Daniel Lyder, Vancouver, BC
- Gordon McOrmond, Vancouver, BC
- Dan Jacob, Vancouver, BC
- Bryan Maksymetz, Vancouver, BC
D19 GNT Final Flight A
- Paul Schwaighart, Normandy Park, WA
- Marty McCune, Seattle, WA
- David Taylor, Seattle, WA
- Gary Haldane, Issaquah, WA
D19 GNT Final Flight B
- Jennifer Hong, Burnaby, BC
- JinMei Luo, Burnaby, BC
- Amy Gao, Richmond, BC
- Diana Jing, Surrey, BC
D19 GNT Final Flight C
- Jennifer Hong, Burnaby, BC
- Henry Yao, Delta, BC
- Lucy Zhong, North Vancouver, BC
- Jack Qi, North Vancouver, BC
- Open and B flights: http://live.acbl.org/
- A and C flights: http://live.acbl.org/
The District 19 2020 finals were cancelled due to COVID-19.
The 2019 District 19 Grand National Teams Finals for the Open Flight and Flight B were held on April 13 & 14 in Victoria. Finals for Flights A and C were held on March 16 & 17 in Everett. All teams pictured below will be representing D19 at the GNT National Finals at NABC Las Vegas in July.
Flight B winners, left to right: Ryley Breiddal, Daniel Lyder, Tom Anderson and Jordan Tessarolo
Flight A winners left to right
Sidney Yang, Alex Hong, Lu Gan, Kai Zhou.
Flight C winners left to right
Henry Yao, Jennifer Hong, Lisa Li and Flora Yan.
District 19 awards the team representing the District in each flight a subsidy to assist with transportation and lodging expenses, provided they meet conditions discussed herein. Teams that win the District Finals are expected to represent the District in the National Finals or, if they cannot, to immediately so inform the District GNT Coordinator. Captains must verify that team members will play the entirety of the National Finals; entering the event with the knowledge that one cannot compete throughout is a violation of ACBL ethics guidelines.
Prospective participants should familiarize themselves with the
CONDITIONS OF CONTEST. Among other things, this document provides information on masterpoint awards for the club, District Finals, and National Finals stages of the event.
Winners of 2018 and 2017 D19 finals and championship are shown here.