GNT

Page last updated: 2021-06-12

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 GNT (Grand National Team) District finals will be held online on BBO over 2 weekends in June.

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      • Flights A & C : June 12-13 
      • Open and Flight B:  June 19-20 

WIN GOLD FROM HOME!!  
REPRESENT D19 AT THE SUMMER ONLINE NATIONALS 

This year there were no Club level qualifying games. Any resident of the District (if you got this email this means you!) can play, so grab 3 friends and form a team.  You compete only against your own Flight (and may also play up if you want to…see below!) 

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Open-unlimited:

    • A-no member of the team may have more than 6000 points 
    • B-no member of the team may have more than 2500 points 
    • C-no member of the team may have more than 500 and all team members must be non-life masters 
    • Point levels are as of the September 2019 masterpoint updateIf you are not sure what your total was as of that date email masterpoints@acbl.org  and ask for your September 6, 2019 point count.
        1. All teams are guaranteed a full day of Swiss on Saturday;
        2. Flight C winners determined on Saturday;
        3. After a full day of Swiss play Saturday, the top four teams in Flights A, B and Open qualify to the Sunday KO phase;
        4. Teams with all players under 6000 MP can play both weekends by playing up one flight.

      WATCH YOUR EMAIL FOR TIMES, COSTS, LOGIN INFO AND MORE!!! 

Game Schedule

Open flight  (unlimited)

Saturday June 19 12:30pm & 6:00pm
Sunday June 20 11:00am & tba
Registration deadline: 8:00pm Thursday June 17

Click here to register for the Open event

Flight A

(no member of the team may have more than 6000 points)

Saturday June 12 12:30 & 6:00pm
Sunday June 13  11:00am & tba
Registration Deadline: 8:00pm Thursday June 10

Click here to register for Flight A

Flight B

(no member of the team may have more than 2500 points)

Saturday June 19 12:30pm & 6:00pm
Sunday June 20 11:00am & tba
Registration deadline: 8:00pm Thursday June 17

Click here to register for Flight B

Flight C

(no member of the team many have more than 500 points and all members must be non life masters)

Saturday June 12 12:30 & 6:00pm

Flight C is a one day event and the winners will be declared Saturday at the conclusion of play

Registration Deadline: 8:00pm Thursday June 10

Click here to register for Flight C

You can contact the D19 GNT coordinator by clicking here.

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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 
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.