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

2015 Schedule

Schedule Changes

Jan 20, 2015
Start time of Flight B on Mar 7 moved up to 11 AM. Address of East Bay Community Bridge Center corrected.
Nov 26, 2014
Flight C will be a two-day event beginning on Feb 7, 2015.

Open

Session Date Time Location
First and second Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 noon and TBA East Bay Community Bridge Center
9520 Mountain Blvd
Oakland CA
Third and fourth Sunday, Feb 8, 2015 noon and TBA
Semi-final Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 noon and TBA
Final Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 noon and TBA
Additional sessions will be added if needed.

Flight A (0–6,000)

Session Date Time Location
First and second Saturday, Feb 28, 2015 noon and TBA East Bay Community Bridge Center
9520 Mountain Blvd
Oakland CA
Third and fourth Sunday, Mar 1, 2015 noon and TBA
Semi-final Saturday, Mar 28, 2015 West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Ave
Saratoga CA
(at Santa Clara Valley Spring Sectional)
Final Sunday, Mar 29, 2015
Additional sessions will be added if needed.

Flight B (0–2,500)

Session Date Time Location
First and second Saturday, Mar 7, 2015 11 AM and 5 PM El Cerrito Community Center
7007 Moeser Lane
El Cerrito CA
(at Almost Spring Sectional)
Third and fourth Sunday, Mar 8, 2015 11 AM and TBA
Semi-final Saturday, Apr 11, 2015 noon and TBA East Bay Community Bridge Center
9520 Mountain Blvd
Oakland CA
Final Sunday, Apr 12, 2015 noon and TBA

Flight C (0–500 NLM)

Session Date Time Location
First and second Saturday, Feb 7, 2015 noon and TBA East Bay Community Bridge Center
9520 Mountain Blvd
Oakland CA
Semi-final and final Sunday, Feb 8, 2015 noon and TBA



Entrants

Open Entrants

THIS IS A LIST OF ALL PLAYERS THAT HAVE PRE-REGISTERED FOR THE GNT OPEN AND IS *****NOT****IN SEEDED ORDER *******************BELOW YOU WILL FIND THE SEEDING AND THE MATCHES BY CAPTAIN ********* 1. SPITALNICK VS. 14, SEPUTIS 2, CHEN VS 13. YANG 3. NAGY VS. 12. SHANNON 4. JOEL VS 11. VIDWANS 5. VANCE VS 7. HEID VS 10. FRIEDMAN 6. SOULES VS 8. LAQUERRIERE VS 9. BARR 1. Cris Barrere Gary Macgregor Bob Thomson Mark Moss 2. Li Cheng CHEN Ari Greenberg Yul Inn Cheryl Mandala Adam Meyerson Howard Liu 3. Richard Spitalnick Ed Barlow Srikanth Kodayam Nick Bykov 4. Geeske Joel William Watson Victor Chubukov Eric Mayefsky 5. Gary Soules Mark Ralph Bill Sanford Tom Stern John Jefferson 6. Bob Etter Bill Heid Bob Munson Bill Nutting Ann Nutting Bruce Tuttle 7. Vandana Vidwans Shelly Lapkoff Tanakorn Lavanakul Rajeev Gupta 8. Tien Chun Yang Peter Sun Sathya Bettadapura Jun Shi Ethan Liu 9. Grant Vance Gregory Vance Jessica Lai Dmitri Shabes Len Vishnevsky Jo Ginsberg 10. Erwin Seputis Denis Racine Dan Wong Prakash Karamchandari 11. Gerard Laquerriere Stephen Kanzee Richard Meffley Jean Barry Farid Assemi Nick Wiebe 12. Dan Friedman Linda Friedman Michael Schneider Jack Beers 13. Lynn Shannon Steve Chen Stephen Tu Michael Cailean 14. Edward Nagy Gene Simpson Jeff Polisner James Griffin

Flight B Entrants

#1 CHEN VS # 23 HUANG #2 NEUMAN VS #22 PAGE #3 SIEGEL VS #21 LEVINE #4 ZHANG VS #20 LAM #5 FEINBERG VS #19 SEPUTIS #6 TSOU VS #18 DITKA #7 MERRY VS #17 KAUK #8 ROSENFELD VS #16 LICHTBLAU #9 CHANG VS #15 OKUI #10 RYALS VS #14 HAAR #11 FRIEDMAN VS #13 SHARMA VS #12 HERSKO MARCH 7TH 1ST SESSION AS ABOVE 2ND SESSION 12 TEAMS MARCH 8th 1ST SESSION 8 TEAMS 2ND SESSION 4 TEAMS APRIL 11TH 1ST SESSION 2 TEAMS = WINNER BELOW LISTED ARE GNT FLIGHT B and they are ******NOT*******in seeded order

Flight C Entrants

THIS IS THE LIST OF ALL GNT FLIGHT C PLAYERS THAT HAVE PRE-REGISTERED FOR THIS EVENT and ****NOT**** IN ANY SEEDED ORDER 1. Andy Wasserman Marcia Wasserman Russell Rector Alden Sprowles 2. David Cheng Leila Mattinger Linzhi Hu Qing Lu 3. Steve Mercer Susie Davis Roger Bohl Rick Davis Pat Mcloughlin 4. Yu Chang Winston Huang Tao Fan Di Wu Erli Zhou Panjlie Xu 5. Linda Nemmer Randy S. Jones Laurie Faulkner Robert Allen 6. Marcia Mattoon J.D. Lin Lisa Euphrat Amy Hansell 7. Terry Kee Gail Haar Bart Rhoades Melanie Haddad 8. Russell Kirschenbaum Kathy Wolf Steven Drucker Libby Silver 9. Edward Ted Easley Jocelyn Startz Deborah Drysdale Lucy Buchanan 10. Samuel Kuang William Bailey C.J. Jameson Antony Lee 11. Dorr Clark Mary Steele Anne Bossange Terry Ahern 12. Chin Huang Ming-Xiangli Donghui Lu Michael Yang Chun Chang Frank Xie

2015 District Results

GNT Open Finals
14 Tables
MPsRankNames
36.001 Bob Etter, Sacramento CA; Bill Heid, Pacifica CA; Robert Munson, Danville CA; Bill Nutting - Ann Nutting, Stockton CA; Bruce Tuttle, Berkeley CA
27.002 Edward Barlow - Richard Spitalnick, Sunnyvale CA; Srikanth Kodayam, Fremont CA; Nick Bykov, Stockton CA; Tom Trachuk, Walnut Creek CA
18.003/4 Edward Nagy, Danville CA; Gene Simpson, San Rafael CA; Jeffrey Polisner, Lafayette CA; James Griffin, Sausalito CA; Harvey Brody, San Francisco CA
18.003/4 Grant Vance - Jessica Lai, Oakland CA; Gregory Vance, Pacifica CA; Dmitri Shabes, San Ramon CA; Len Vishnevsky - Jo Ginsberg, San Francisco CA
GNT Flight A Finals
20 Tables
MPsRankNames
30.001 Crispin Barrere, Berkeley CA; Bruce Tuttle, Santa Rosa CA; Mark Moss, Piedmont CA; Robert Thomson, San Rafael CA
22.502 Grant Vance - Jessica Lai, Oakland CA; Dmitri Shabes, San Ramon CA; Len Vishnevsky, San Francisco CA; Gregory Vance, Pacifica CA
15.003/4 Li-Chung Chen - Cheryl Mandala, Cupertino CA; Han-Yu Chang - Eugene Hung, Sunnyvale CA
15.003/4 Daniel Raider - Pat Galligan, San Mateo CA; Ron Karr, Sunnyvale CA; Robert Ng, Millbrae CA; Bruce Luttrell, San Jose CA
6.755/8 Vandana Vidwans, Fremont CA; Shelley Lapkoff, Berkeley CA; Tanakorn Lavanakul, Dublin CA; Rajeev Gupta, Oakland CA
6.755/8 Erwin Linzner - Gary Robinson, Santa Rosa CA; Manfred Michlmayr, Orinda CA; Jack Beers, Oakland CA
6.755/8 Ditka (NPC), ; Bob Enenstein, Los Altos CA; Richard Spitalnick, Sunnyvale CA; Tom Trachuk, Walnut Creek CA; Alan Wood, San Jose CA
6.755/8 Cole Powell, Oakland CA; Tracey Bauer, San Rafael CA; Lawrence Swanson, Walnut Creek CA; Mark Peterson, Larkspur CA
GNT Flight B Finals
23 Tables
MPsRankNames
26.001 Joanne Merry - John Jefferson, Davis CA; Mark Stern, Fresno CA; David Haberstich, North Fork CA
19.502 Elenalani Lam, Sunnyvale CA; Ivan Jen, San Francisco CA; Nathaniel Munger, Palo Alto CA; Qucheng Gong, San Jose CA
13.003/4 Polly Siegel, Los Altos CA; Ron Karr, Sunnyvale CA; Michael Bodell, Santa Clara CA; Elianna Meyerson, San Jose CA
13.003/4 Chin Huang, Foster City CA; Ming-Xiang Li, Fremont CA; Donghui Lu - Frank Xie, Sunnyvale CA; Michael Yang - Chun Chang, Palo Alto CA
5.855/8 Ken Rosenfeld, San Jose CA; Joel Koransky, Saratoga CA; Luen-Jyh Luo, Milpitas CA; Tsao-Tung Tsai, Cupertino CA
5.855/8 Yu Chang, Milpitas CA; Winston Huang, Los Altos CA; Tao Fan, Fremont CA; Pangjie Xu, Santa Clara CA
5.855/8 Mark Hersko, Windsor CA; Kathy Venton, Petaluma CA; Mary Omodt, Rohnert Park CA; Cecelia Zachar, Santa Rosa CA
5.855/8 Rajeeva Sharma - Amar Chunder - Paul Lee, San Jose CA; Eusebio Menezes, Cupertino CA
GNT Flight C Finals
12 Tables
MPsRankNames
15.001 Yu Chang, Milpitas CA; Winston Huang, Los Altos CA; Tao Fan, Fremont CA; Pangjie Xu - Di Wu, Santa Clara CA; Erli Zhou, Stanford CA
11.252 Samuel Kuang, San Francisco CA; C.J. Jameson, Menlo Park CA; Qucheng Gong, San Jose CA; Antony Lee, Berkeley CA
7.503/4 Linzhi Hu - Michael Hu - Qing Lu, San Jose CA; Leila Mattinger, Cupertino CA
7.503/4 Chin Huang, Foster City CA; Ming-Xiang Li, Fremont CA; Chun Chang, Palo Alto CA; Frank Xie, Sunnyvale CA

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

Conditions of Contest

The ACBL District 21 2015 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, 2014 cycle.

  1. FLIGHTS
    Open FlightUnlimited
    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. District 21 shall give each flight $2,000.00 to represent District 21 at the Summer NABC in Chicago IL to be held Aug 6–16, 2015. Flight C also receives entry fees.
  3. PRE-REGISTRATION
    All teams must pre-register with the District 21 GNT Coordinator no later than:
    Open Flight Feb 1, 2015
    Flight A Feb 15, 2015
    Flight BMar 1, 2015
    Flight CFeb 1, 2015

    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 District 21 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 District 21 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 District 21 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 District 21, 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 Flight and Flight A will consist of 60 boards divided into two 30-board halves. Flight 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 60-board matches, the higher ranked team 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 District 21 GNT coordinator.

GNT Coordinator: Jackie Ortiz, jackieo@sonic.net