ACBL District 21 From the Golden Gate
to the Silver City
Grand National Teams

2014 Schedule

Changes

September 3, 2013
Flights A and B limits increased by ACBL to 6,000 and 2,500 masterpoints, respectively.
July 18, 2013
  • Flight Open changed to February 8–9 and March 15–16.
  • Flight A changed to February 15–16 and April 12–13.
  • Flight C changed to February 8–9.

Open

Session Date Time Location
First and second Saturday, February 8, 2014 noon & TBA Bayshore Bridge Club
1300 Bayshore Highway #168
Burlingame CA
Third and fourth Sunday, February 9, 2014 noon & TBA
Semi-final Saturday, March 15, 2014 noon & TBA
Final Sunday, March 16, 2014 noon & TBA

Flight A (0–6,000)

Session Date Time Location
First and second Saturday, February 15, 2014 noon & TBA Bayshore Bridge Club
1300 Bayshore Highway #168
Burlingame CA
Third and fourth Sunday, February 16, 2014 noon & TBA
Semi-final Saturday, April 12, 2014 noon & TBA
Final Sunday, April 13, 2014 noon & TBA

Flight B (0–2,500)

Session Date Time Location
First and second Saturday, March 15, 2014 noon & TBA Bayshore Bridge Club
1300 Bayshore Highway #168
Burlingame CA
Third and fourth Sunday, March 16, 2014 noon & TBA
Finals Thursday, April 17, 2014 ??? San Jose Bridge Center
1300 White Oaks Road
Campbell CA
408-871-1232

Flight C (0–500 NLM)

Session Date Time Location
First and second Saturday, February 8, 2014 noon & TBA Bayshore Bridge Club
1300 Bayshore Highway #168
Burlingame CA
Semi-final and final Sunday, February 9, 2014 noon & TBA



Conditions of Contest

The ACBL District 21 2014 Grand National Teams will be played according to the ACBL Grand National Teams Conditions of Contest, with District 21 electing the following options as allowed in those Conditions. Any changes to the ACBL Conditions of Contest and their allowed options take precedent over the items listed here.

In accordance with ACBL regulations, each participant in the GNT must be an ACBL member in good standing and must follow ACBL residency requirements.

The GNT is divided into four flights as defined below. Players will be allowed to participate in as many flights as they desire, provided that they are eligible to play based upon their masterpoint holdings as of the September, 2013 cycle.

  1. FLIGHTS
    Flight OpenUnlimited
    Flight A Up to 6,000 masterpoints
    Flight B Up to 2,500 masterpoints
    Flight CNon Life Master with up to 500 masterpoints
  2. ENTRY FEES
    Entry fees will be $40.00 per team per session. D21 shall give each flight $2,000.00 to represent District 21 at the Summer Nationals in Las Vegas, Nevada to be held July 17–27, 2014. Flight C also receives entry fees.
  3. PRE-REGISTRATION
    All teams must pre-register with the District 21 GNT Coordinator no later than:
    Flight Open February 1, 2014
    Flight AFebruary 1, 2014
    Flight BMarch 1, 2014
    Flight CFebruary 1, 2014

    Late registration will be accepted only at the discretion of the GNT District 21 coordinator.
  4. CAPTAINCY
    Each team must designate the team captain from amongst its own playing members on its registration entry, and said captain will be responsible for all represention of the team.
  5. TEAM COMPOSITION AND PLAY REQUIREMENTS
    Teams may consist of four, five or six players. Players may be added at any time before actual competion begins. Each player must play at 50% of the boards or one full session during the first stage, and at least 50% of the semi-final and final knockout matches thereafter. Exception to this rule may be made by request to the D21 GNT coordinator but will be entertained only with good cause. No exceptions will be made for the final match.
  6. ITEMS NOT COVERED
    Any items not covered by these Conditions of Contest will be resolved by the D21 GNT coordinator in consultation with the Director-In-Charge.
  7. CONVENTIONS
    All conventions in the General Chart are permitted in all flights. Only General Chart conventions will be allowed in Flight B and Flight C. Mid Chart conventions will be allowed in the other flights provided that two legible written viable defenses with auction extensions and continuations are provided for the opponents. .
  8. SUBSTITUTIONS, REPLACEMENT AND AUGMENTATIONS
    A permanent replacement for a player who, for cause, cannot continue in the event is permitted only with the permission the of the D21 GNT coordinator. Prior to the completion of the District final, the replacement need not have played in the event but must: (1) be a member of the ACBL and maintain their membership in D21, and (2) not appreciably strenghten the team.

    A replaced player permanently leaves the event with all masterpoints already earned and the replacement continues in the event earning masterpoints thereafter. Play percentage requirements apply to the replacement only for the portion of the event yet to be played. A third, fourth, fifth, and/or sixth player may be added to a team after completion of the District 21 finals. Any such player must by approved by the District 21 GNT Coordinator and National Representative.

  9. KNOCKOUT MATCH DURATION
    Each KO match in Open and Flight A will consist of 64 boards divided into two 32-board halves. Flights B and Flight C will play 28 board matches. In each 28 board head-to-head match, the higher ranked team will decide whether to be seeded for the first or second half. In 64-board matches, the higher ranked teams will decide to exercise their seeding rights in the first and fourth quarters or the second and third quarters. There will be no playbacks until the final match.
  10. SEEDING
    Final seeding for all flights will be chosen by the Director-In-Charge and the D21 GNT coordinator.

GNT Coordinator: Jackie Ortiz, jackieo@sonic.net

2014 District Results

>>> District 21 Dominates NABC GNT <<<

GNT Open Finals
18 Tables
MPsRankNames
36.001 Richard Spitalnick - Edward Barlow, Sunnyvale CA; Srikanth Kodayam, Fremont CA; Nick Bykov, Stockton CA
27.002 Manfred Michlmayr, Orinda CA; Jack Scott, El Cerrito CA; Grant Vance, Oakland CA; Gregory Vance, Pacifica CA; Dmitri Shabes, San Ramon CA
18.003/4 Adam Meyerson, San Jose CA; Howard Liu, San Mateo CA; Floyd McWilliams, Sunnyvale CA; Rich Pavlicek Jr, Santa Clara CA
18.003/4 Geeske Joel, Palo Alto CA; Debbie Rosenberg, Cupertino CA; Eric Mayefsky - Victor Chubukov, San Francisco CA
GNT Flight A Finals
18 Tables
MPsRankNames
30.001 Crispin Barrere, Berkeley CA; Mark Moss, Piedmont CA; Robert Thomson, San Rafael CA; Sathya Bettadapura, Campbell CA
22.502 Manfred Michlmayr, Orinda CA; Jack Scott, El Cerrito CA; Erwin Linzner, Santa Rosa CA; Laurence Hansen, Healdsburg CA
15.003/4 Len Vishnevsky - Eric Mayefsky - Victor Chubukov, San Francisco CA; Henri Farhi, Berkeley CA
15.003/4 Han-Yu Chang - Eugene Hung, Sunnyvale CA; David Weinberg, Reno NV; Li-Chung Chen, Cupertino CA
GNT Flight B Finals
21 Tables
MPsRankNames
26.001 Lynn Shannon, Los Gatos CA; Steve Chen, San Jose CA; Stephen Tu, Milpitas CA; Mike Cailean, Santa Clara CA
19.502 Cheryl Haines, San Carlos CA; Blair Hoffman, Moraga CA; Norma Bozzini, San Mateo CA; Jack Fulcher, Danville CA
13.003/4 Bin Liang, Union City CA; Tanakorn Lavanakul, Dublin CA; Qiang Zhang, Mountain House CA; Daniel Rubinfeld, Berkeley CA
13.003/4 Mike Develin - Jennifer Ewald, Mountain View CA; Jennifer Lin - Belinda Gu, San Francisco CA
5.855/8 Lauren Friedman, Daly City CA; Michael Levin - Richard Bellerose - Edmund Wu, San Francisco CA
5.855/8 Steve Hubbell, Mountain View CA; Michael Hughes, San Jose CA; Bob Enenstein, Los Altos CA; Alan Wood, Sunnyvale CA
5.855/8 Kathy Venton, Petaluma CA; Chris Flindt, Napa CA; Cecelia Zachar, Santa Rosa CA; Mary Omodt, Rohnert Park CA
5.855/8 Art Quey, San Mateo CA; Peter Cheung, Fremont CA; Gary Near - Emmanuel Vacakis, San Francisco CA
GNT Flight C Finals
14 Tables
MPsRankNames
15.001 Samuel Kuang - Kendrick Chow, San Francisco CA; Tsao-Tung Tsai, Cupertino CA; Luen-Jyh Luo, Milpitas CA
11.252 Yu Chang, Milpitas CA; Winston Huang, Los Altos CA; Edward Lin, Saratoga CA; Tao Fan, Fremont CA
7.503/4 Frank Lin - Qunxiang Ong, Stanford CA; Antony Lee, Berkeley CA; C.J. Jameson, Menlo Park CA; Di Wu, New York NY; Pangjie Xu, NY
7.503/4 Irene Hashfield - Paul Hashfield, Aptos CA; William Shepherd, Ben Lomond CA; Jonni Faircrest, Soquel CA

The results reported here are unofficial and subject to revision at the discretion of the Director-in-Charge.