Get your team together for the
District 8 Grand National Teams
April 28 & 29, 2018
Public Library, 1 Community Drive, Rochester IL
♠ Saturday, April 28: 1:00 pm & TBA -- Flights A & B
Sunday, April 29: 10:30 am -- Open & Flight C
Please note the new dates. The event was originally scheduled for May 5-6, but was changed because of site availability.
Trips to Atlanta GA -- and regional-rated gold points -- are offered in the 2018 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 Atlanta in July.
Your flight eligibility is determined by the number of masterpoints you held on September 1, 2017. 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.