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Grand National Teams

GNT Report: Team Ford wins A Flight; Team Li wins C Flight; and GNT District Finals for Champion and B Flights will be in Burnaby May 18-19

Our District Finals for C and A were held in conjunction with the Everett Sectional in March.  Congratulations to Team Ford (Jeff Ford, Nathan Gong, Arthur Gong and Sriram Ganesan, photo below) for winning Flight A, and to Team Li (Qiao Li, Jin Mei Luo, Hong Helen Chang and Juan Xu) for winning Flight C.

We will be holding the finals for the Champion and B Flights in conjunction with the Burnaby Sectional on May 18-19 in Burnaby, British Columbia.  This event will start each day at 10:00, and will be held at IUOE Engineers Hall, 4333 Ledger Avenue, Burnaby, BC V5G 3T3.  Put together a team and come play!  I know of pairs looking for partners, so let me know if you need teammates at [email protected].  And please remember your passport!  All winners win the opportunity to represent D19 this summer at the NABCs in Toronto, July 10-14.


It’s GNT Season: Put Together a Team and Qualify!

Important: note change of venue for GNT B and Open!

It is Grand National Teams season, and we’re calling all players at all levels to come out and play!  Watch for games to be offered by your local clubs.  If you and your team qualify at the club level, you get the chance to play at the District finals, which will be held face to face:  GNT C and A teams will play at the Everett Fun Sectional Saturday and Sunday March 2-3; GNT B and Open will play at the IUOE Local 115 Engineers’ Hall, 4333 Ledger Ave, Burnaby, BC V5G 3T3 on Saturday/Sunday May 18/19.

If you do well in the district finals, you win the right to represent D19 in the Summer Nationals in Toronto, Canada.  You will also win a small stipend (from the Grassroots Fund) to help with expenses.

This is a fun event.  Last year, our very own GNT-A team (Jeff Ford, Kevin Bolan, Kim Eng, Eric Sieg) won the national title.  You can get your shot by qualifying at the club level, then playing in the District finals.If you choose not to qualify, you will be able to buy in at the D19 finals.

 Any questions? Email your friendly GNT coordinator, Ann Romeo, at [email protected].

Conditions of Contest

D19 GNT Conditions of Contest 2023-2024 - revised with new location and start times 1 13 2024

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
For detailed results go on ACBL Live:


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.

Open Flight winners, left to right: Michael Hargreaves, Michael Roche, Cam Doner and Bryan Maksymetz (Team members not pictured: Dan Jacob and Kenny Scholes)


Flight B winners, left to right: Ryley Breiddal, Daniel Lyder, Tom Anderson and Jordan Tessarolo

Second place Flight B team, who will also represent D19 at the GNT National Finals, left to right: Tim White, Beau Hovda, Ann Romeo and Jim Dukelow


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
. 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.