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
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 September 1, 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you plan to play. In your email, include the names of your team members and indicate which flight you'll be entering.