Get your team together for the     

District 8 Grand National Teams

May 6-7, 2017

Public Library, 1 Community Drive, Rochester IL

 Saturday, May 6:  2:00 pm & TBA  -- Flights A & B

 Sunday, May 7:     10:30 am  -- Open & Flight C
                                                       --  A & B semi-finals and finals   


Note The Open and Flight C events will be one day only (Sunday). Depending on how many teams are entered in Flights A and B, these events may be completed in one day (Saturday).

Trips to Toronto ON -- and regional-rated gold points -- are offered in the 2017 District 8 finals of this national team event. Any team of four, five or six District 8 members can enter in one of four separate flights.

Open championship:  Unlimited

Flight A:   0-6000 masterpoints

Flight B:   0-2500

Flight C:   0-500 (non-Life Masters)

The winning team in each flight will receive a travel award (a minimum of $1000 per team) from the District 8 Board to play in the national finals in Toronto ON in July.

Your flight eligibility is determined by the number of masterpoints you held on August 6, 2016. You must be a paid-up member of ACBL to enter.


Open flight:  One day only (Sunday). Straight KO or two-session round-robin and KO.

A & B flights:  Qualifying round on Saturday. Finals and semi-finals on Sunday if needed. Four or fewer teams in a flight will be a straight KO; 5-7 teams will be three sessions (Swiss qualifying on Saturday; KO on Sunday); 8+ teams will be four sessions. 

Flight C:  One day only (Sunday). Two-session Swiss teams.

Directions: The Community Library is in Rochester IL, about 8 miles southeast of Springfield. From Highway 29 (Illinois Avenue), turn north on Cardinal Hill Road, then take the first left (Community Drive).

Reservations requested:  Please notify GNT Coordinator Georgia Heth by phone (573-999-5969) or email ( if you plan to play. In your email, include the names of your team members and indicate which flight you'll be entering.