2015 - NORTH AMERICAN PAIRS

 

 

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Final District 1 - Maritimes - Results:

 

Flight - A    Flight  "A" District 1 Final Results 
First - Second  Xiaolun Yi and Peter Coates
First - Second  Linda Cobham and Gerald Laflamme
Third  Kathie Macnab and Bill Halliday

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Flight - B    Flight  "B" District 1 Final Results 
First  Brian Maciver and Mark Golding
Second  Gerardo Malazdrewicz - Mike Tanner
Third  Maureen Donovan - Scott Rappard

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Flight - C    Flight  "C" District 1 Final Results  
First  Shane Savage Gilbert and Ross Meredith
Second  Derick Fury and David Etter
Third  Malcolm Millar and Rosalyn Millar

 

 

Club Qualifying N. A. P. Dates: June 1 - August 31, 2015

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 2015 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 2016 in Reno, NV 


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.

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

Ŗ      Flight “B” is limited to players with LESS THAN 2500 Masterpoints

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

( Masterpoint limits as of May 6th, 2015 - See your June 2015 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:

Ŗ      Entry Fee is $ 50.00 per pair 

Flight “A”

 ( Open )   Sunday Oct 25th

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

Moncton Bridge Club,  720 Coverdale Road Riverview, Moncton N.B.

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

or email: mikehartop@rogers.com

Flight “B”

 ( 0 to 2500 M. Pts )  Saturday October 31st

2 Sessions with starting times of: 10:30am 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 “C”

 (Non-life Masters with less than 500 M. Pts.)   Saturday Oct 24th    

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

Moncton Bridge Club,  720 Coverdale Road Riverview, Moncton N.B.

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

or email: mikehartop@rogers.com

 

 

 

District  Finals:

North American Pairs (NAP)

Special Conditions for District 1

Qualification to the National NAP Finals

District 1 is the only District in the ACBL currently holding a ‘split final’: one final is held in the Eastern portion of the district, and another in held in the Western portion. The following describes how the representing pairs will be selected for participation in the National NAP Finals in the Spring NABC.  

The District finals will generally be completed by the first half of November. The District coordinator will work diligently with the coordinators in each portion of the district and the finalists, to confirm the participating pairs to the national finals and confirm their participation to the ACBL.  

Flight A (Open)

˛     District 1 can send three (3) pairs to the National NAP Finals.

1st place: $700.00 subsidy per player from ACBL

2nd place: $300.00 per player from ACBL

3rd place: earns the right to attend the finals with no ACBL subsidy

˛     In the odd numbered years of the ACBL NAP Finals, the 1st place subsidy is awarded to the Western portion of District 1 and the 2nd place subsidy is awarded to the Eastern portion.

˛     In the even numbered years of the ACBL NAP Finals, 1st place subsidy is awarded to the Eastern portion and the 2nd place subsidy is awarded to the Western portion.

˛     The third place invitation is first awarded to the portion of the District that has the largest number of tables participating in the District Split Final. If that pair does not wish to accept the invitation then the invitation reverts to the other final, and back and forth until a pair accepts the invitation.

˛     If, for some reason, no pair from one portion of the district wishes to participate to the NAP Finals, the available seat will be offered to the other portion of the District (and subsidy if applicable).

Flight B (0-2500) & Flight C (Non-Life Master under 500)

˛     District 1 can send four (4) pairs to the National NAP Finals.

1st place: $700.00 subsidy per player from ACBL

2nd place: $300.00 per player from ACBL

3rd and 4th place: earn the right to attend the National Finals with no ACBL subsidy

˛     In the odd numbered years of the ACBL NAP Finals, the 1st place subsidy and the 3rd place non‑subsidized participation are awarded to the Western portion of District 1, the Eastern portion being awarded the 2nd place subsidy and 4th non-subsidized seat for the finals.

˛     In the even numbered years of the ACBL NAP Finals, the 1st place subsidy and the 3rd non‑subsidized participation are awarded to the Eastern portion, the Western portion being awarded the 2nd place subsidy and the 4th place non‑subsidized seat for the finals.

˛     If, for some reason, a district portion’s 1st or 2nd place pair chooses not to attend the finals, and a subsequent ranked pair wants to attend, that pair will receive the subsidy allotted to their district portion as described above. Each portion of the district goes down its own list to send two finalists.

˛     If one portion of the District cannot fill its two seats for the ACBL NAP Finals, the available seat will be offered to the other portion of the District (and subsidy if applicable).

 It is the District board’s decision whether or not to allot some subsidy for the “Grass Roots” funds. Individual Units can also decide to subsidize players who may be winners from their Unit.

 

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 Reno, NV 

 

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 9 and March 10, 2016

Flight B:  Golder Pairs March 13 and March 14, 2016

Flight C:  President's Cup Pairs March 13 and March 14, 2016

 

The monetary prizes are as follows:

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

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

3rd Place :  District 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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