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Grand National Teams
Come represent D19 in Chicago this summer in the Grand National Teams! The GNT Championships will be held July 12-16.
The Grand National Teams (GNT) is a grass-roots event that normally begins at the club level, continues with the District Finals competition in the spring, and concludes at the Summer North American 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 flights of the GNT at the Summer NABC. If at least eight teams enter flights B&C, D19 also invites the 2nd placed team in the B and C strat to represent us at the Summer Nationals.
Subsidies. The winning teams will receive the following subsidies: Winning teams earn a $2,000 subsidy to represent D19. If at least eight teams enter flights B&C, second place teams earn a $1,200 subsidy.
You can buy-in to play. Club qualification ends February 28, 2023. If you did not qualify, D19 allows you to play but you will have to buy-in for $30.00. If you do buy-in, Ann Romeo, D19’s GNT coordinator, will be reaching out to you to collect your fee.
All teams need to preregister for the finals. Registration deadline for Open Championship and Flight B (0-2500) is March 30, 2023 at 8pm PDT.
The finals will be held on BBO on April 1-2, 2022. The link for registration will be posted on the D19 website. Here are the links for registering Open and B teams.
Flight B: https://cloud.bridgefinesse.com/BigTeam/bigteamteams/addteam.php?tkey=BF999019-230104B
Registration deadline Flight A (0-6000) and Flight C (NLM 0-500) is May 11, 2023
The finals will be held on BBO on May 13-14 for Flight A and Flight C plays its event on one day, May 13, 2023. The link for registration will be posted on the D19 website. Here are the links for registering A and C teams.
Flight A: https://cloud.bridgefinesse.com/BigTeam/bigteamteams/addteam.php?tkey=BF999019-230104A
Flight C: https://cloud.bridgefinesse.com/BigTeam/bigteamteams/addteam.php?tkey=BF999019-230104C
The GNT Finals at the Summer NABCs will take place July 12-16, 2023 in Chicago, IL.
FLIGHT MASTERPOINT LIMITS:
Open Championship Flight: unlimited masterpoints
Flight A: all members of the team under 6000 masterpoints
Flight B: all members of the team under 2500 masterpoints
Flight C: all members of the team under 500 masterpoints and Non-Life Masters
Flight eligibility is established by players’ masterpoint totals as of the September 2021 masterpoint cycle, as reflected in the ACBL’s masterpoint run produced in Horn Lake, MS on August 6, 2022.
If you have any questions, please email the GNT coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org
Local home: 206-526-0871
My cell: 425-615-1413 (text ok)
For even more information have a look at the flyer and Conditions of Contest, below:
Flyer2022-2023 gnt flyer
Conditions of ContestD19 GNT Conditions of Contest 2022-2023 revised 01 19 2023
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.