2016 - NORTH AMERICAN PAIRS
Club Qualifying N. A. P. Dates: June 1 - August 31, 2016
Flights: A (Open), B (0-2500 Master Pts), C (0-500 Master Pts and Non-Life Master)
Check your Masterpoint totals in the June 2016 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 2017 in Kansas City, MO
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.
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.
ͺ Flight A (open) is available for ALL members of the ACBL.
ͺ Flight B is limited to players with LESS THAN 2500 Masterpoints
ͺ Flight C is limited to Non-Life Master players with less than 500 Masterpoints
limits as of May
- See your June 2016
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:
ͺ Entry Fee is $ 50.00 per pair
North American Pairs (NAP)
Special Conditions for District 1
Qualification to the National NAP Finals
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.
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.
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
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).
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
$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 is awarded to the Western portion of
District 1, the Eastern portion being awarded the 2nd place subsidy for the finals.
In the even numbered years
of the ACBL NAP Finals, the 1st place subsidy is awarded to the Eastern portion, the Western portion being
awarded the 2nd place subsidy for
Each half of the district is awarded the 3rd & 4th non subsidized invitation to the finals.
If, for some reason, a
district portions 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
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 Kansas City, MO
Districts are entitled to send four pairs in Flight B: (0-2500) and Flight C: (under 500 Non-Life Master) and three pairs in Flight A: (Open).
Flight A: Baldwin Pairs March 8 and 9, 2017
Flight B: Golder Pairs March 12 and 13, 2017
Flight C: President's Cup Pairs March 12 and 13, 2017
The monetary prizes are as follows:
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
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
Club Qualifiers - Bridge Studio: