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. Players qualify as individuals at the club level and may form new teams for the District Finals stage.
The 2019 District 19 Grand National Teams Finals will be held on March 16 & 17 in Everett and April 13 & 14 in Victoria. Details can be found in the flyer.
In the 2018 competition, D19 Flight C Team did exceptionally well, coming in second overall at the Atlanta NABC. Read all about their exploits here.
Winners of this and last year’s D19 finals and championship are shown here.
There were 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.
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.