ACBL District 21 From the Golden Gate
to the Silver City
North American Pairs

2017–18 North American Pairs


Schedule Changes

Club-Level Qualifying Games

Players must qualify at the club level to advance to a unit-level qualifying game. Club-level qualifying games will be held during June through August. Check the schedule for your local club. Players receive one-half red and one-half black masterpoints at sectional rating.

Unit-Level Qualifying Games

Players must qualify at the club level to be eligible to enter a unit-level qualifying game, and must qualify at the unit level in order to advance to the District finals. Unit-level qualifying games will be held during September through December. A player may play in only one unit-level qualifying game in any unit in the district. Unit qualifying games are single sessions unless noted otherwise.

Unit Date Time Location Contact
502 East Bay Sunday, Sep 10 1:00 p.m.
499 Diablo Valley Sunday, Oct 1 1:00 p.m. Contra Costa BC
Concord CA
506 San Francisco Saturday, Oct 7 noon
500 South County Sunday, Oct 8 noon
509 Santa Rosa Sunday, Oct 29 1:00 p.m.
465 Carson/Tahoe Saturday, Nov 4 noon
507 Silicon Valley Saturday, Nov 4 noon and TBA (2 sessions)
512 Napa Sunday, Nov 5 1:00 p.m.
510 Stockton Monday, Nov 6 11:30 a.m.
550 Santa Cruz Saturday, Nov 11 10:30 a.m.
508 Marin Sunday, Nov 12 1:00 p.m.
498 Burlingame to be announced
503 Palo Alto to be announced
505 Folsom to be announced
522 Fresno to be announced
529 Modesto to be announced
530 Monterey to be announced

District Finals

Players must qualify at the club and unit NAP levels to be eligible to enter the District 21 finals. The top three winners of Flight A will represent District 21 at the Spring NABC (March, 2018) in Philadelphia PA. The top four winners of Flight B and Flight C will be eligible same as above. The District finals will be held January and February, 2018.

Flight Date Time Location
Flight A Saturday, Jan 20, 2018
(qualifying sessions)

Sunday, Jan 21, 2018
(final sessions)
Noon & TBA San Mateo Bridge Center
1300 Bayshore Highway, Suite 168
Burlingame CA
Flight B Saturday, Feb 3, 2018 Noon & TBA San Jose Bridge Center
1190 S. Bascom Avenue, Suite 105
San Jose CA
Flight C Sunday, Jan 21, 2018 Noon & TBA San Mateo Bridge Center
1300 Bayshore Highway, Suite 168
Burlingame CA

Conditions of Contest

The ACBL District 21 2017–18 North American Pairs will be played according to the 2017–18 North American Pairs 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.

The time has arrived to start planning for the 2017–2018 NAP club-level qualifying games during the months of June, July, and August. Your club may hold two NAP qualifying games per sanctioned session per month. The sanction fee is only $5.00 per table payable to ACBL. Your players receive 50/50 red and black masterpoints at sectional rating. Clubs do not need a special sanction — just use the NAP strata and random deals. Players are allowed to play with different players at a Club or a Unit NAP game. Unit and District 21 final NAP games are Gold and Red masterpoints at sectional rating.


Players must first qualify at the club level and then after you qualify at the club level you are allowed to enter into the Unit Nap Level = a Player can ONLY PLAY IN ONE UNIT GAME IN THE DISTRICT. A Unit can have only ONE UNIT NAP QUALIFYING GAME and the UNIT NAP game must be approved by for the month of Sept., Oct., Nov. OR Dec. 2017. After approval then send to ACBL for an sanction. The fee to Units for the Unit NAP game is $7.00 per table. After qualifying at the Club and Unit Level NAP game you may now enter into the D21 finals with NO EXCEPTION TO QUALIFICATION. The top three finishers in Flight A and the top four finishers in Flight B and Flight C are invited to attend the Spring NABC in Philadelphia PA in March 2018.

ACBL monetary awards will be given on site and players must play in the event until eliminated to receive the award. All players must be a paid member of District 21 in good standing.

NAP Coordinator: Jackie Ortiz,