2014 - NORTH AMERICAN PAIRS

 

 

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Final District 1 - Maritimes - Results:

 

Flight - A    Flight  "A" District 1 Final Results 
First  Candace Flemming - Roddy Mackenzie
Second  Stephen Tynes - Ethan Macaulay
Third  Anne Posch - Jon Shute

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Flight - B    Flight  "B" District 1 Final Results 
First  Trisha & Geraldo Malazidrewicz
Second  Robert Kitchen & Mark Golding
Third  Brian & Fran DeLong

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Flight - C    Flight  "C" District 1 Final Results  
First  John Olsen - Donald Lutz 
Second  Celia Cobbett - Pattie Moody 
Third  Barb Croft - Karla Zwicker 

 

 

Club Qualifying N. A. P. Dates: June 1 - August 31, 2014

Masterpoints:

Club qualifying games 50/50 red and black at sectional rating

One-session unit qualifying games sectional rated red

Two-session unit qualifying games include percentage of gold for overalls.

District finals award gold for section firsts and overalls.  Flight C is 25% gold for overalls. Other masterpoints in all flights are red.

 

Flights: A (Open), B (0-2500 Master Pts), C (0-500 Master Pts and Non-Life Master)

 

Check your Masterpoint totals in the June 2014 Bridge Bulletin to determine 

which flight you are qualified for 

 

District winners in each flight will be recognized on the web site.

Championship Finals will be held at the Spring NABC in 2015 in New Orleans, LA 


A highly prestigious "grass roots" event, the North American Pairs starts at the club level in June, July and August. Club-level qualifications may be earned at any club in any unit in any district. A player may qualify as often as desired and with as many different partners as desired. Unit-level qualifiers are optional and held after Sept. 1 and before the district final, which may be held after the unit final until the third week in January.  At the district final, both players must have qualified at the club level and must be members of the parent district.  A fixed amount prize will be awarded in all flights as follows:

 

  1. In districts with three qualifiers, the 1st place qualifiers will receive $700 per person and the 2nd place qualifiers will receive $300 per person + Entry fees to the Finals. The 3rd place qualifiers will be invited to participate in the national level finals, but will not receive any prize.  

  2. No individual may collect two concurrent prizes.

The monetary award will be available on site.  Qualifiers must play in the national level event until eliminated to receive the award.

There will be no entry fee for the national level of the event.

Check with your district to learn whet
her it provides additional funding.  Some districts provide additional funding

The winning pairs of EACH flight will receive a subsidy from Unit 194-230 which will be the net proceeds from the District finals after expenses.

 

The American Contract Bridge League offers each District an opportunity to send players to the Spring Nationals to participate in the NATIONAL NORTH AMERICAN PAIRS EVENT.    

There are THREE flights available.

      Flight A (open) is available for ALL members of the A. C. B. L.

      Flight B is limited to players with LESS THAN 2500 Masterpoints

      Flight C is limited to Non-Life Master players with less than 500 Masterpoints

( Masterpoint limits as of May 6th, 2014 - See your June 2014 bulletin)  

 

YOU CANNOT PARTICIPATE IN THE DISTRICT FINAL UNLESS YOU QUALIFY AT THE CLUB LEVEL.  Club level games are held from June 1st to August 31st ONLY!!

Check your local bridge calendar and see when you have an opportunity to QUALIFY to win a trip to the Nationals and represent the Maritimes in the FINAL EVENT.

District - 1 Finals are 2 sessions ( 1 day event )  only as follows:

      Entry Fee is $ 50.00 per pair 

Flight A

 ( Open )  Saturday November 1st

2 Sessions with starting times of: 11:00am and T.B.A.

Halifax Bridge Studio, Suite 160, 6960 Mumford Road, Halifax, NS 

 

 For more information contact: Kathie Macnab - Bridge Studio 902-446-3910

 

or email: KMacnab@eastlink.ca

Flight B

 (0 to 2500 M. Pts)  Saturday Oct 25th

2 Sessions with starting times of: 10:30am and TBA

Moncton Bridge Club,  620 Coverdale Road Riverview, Moncton N.B.

For more information contact: Mike Hartop 506-384-7272

or email: mikehartop@rogers.com

 

Flight C

 (Non-life Masters with less than 500 M. Pts.)   Sunday November 2nd  

 

2 Sessions with starting times of: 11:00am and T.B.A.

 

Halifax Bridge Studio, Suite 160, 6960 Mumford Road, Halifax, NS 

 

 For more information contact: Kathie Macnab - Bridge Studio 902-446-3910

 

or email: KMacnab@eastlink.ca

 

National  Finals:

 

Your finish in your District's NAP Finals has earned you an opportunity to represent your District in the National Finals of the North American Pairs at the NABC in New Orleans, LA 

 

Districts are entitled to three pairs in each of the three flights (Open, 0-2500 and under 500 Non-Life Master).

 

Event Dates

Flight A:  Baldwin Pairs March 11 and March 12, 2015

Flight B:  Golder Pairs March 15 and March 16, 2015

Flight C:  President's Cup Pairs March 15 and March 16, 2015

 

The monetary prizes for 2013 2014 are as follows:

1st Place :   Qualifiers will receive $700.00 per person.

2nd Place : Qualifiers will receive $300.00 per person.

3rd Place :  Qualifiers will be invited to participate in the national level finals, but will not receive a prize.

 

No individual may collect two concurrent prizes.

 

The monetary award will be available on site. Qualifiers must play in the national level event until eliminated to receive the award.

 

There will be no entry fee for the national level of the event.

 

If any pair in any eligible position declines to participate, their prize be will forfeited and will be awarded to the next finisher in line who accepts the invitation. For example, if the 2nd place finishers decline to participate, the original 3rd place finishers will move up to 2nd place and receive the $300.00 prize. The original 4th place finishers will be invited to participate with no subsidy.

 

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