NAP

North American Pairs &

North American Non-Life Master Pairs

Qualifying Games may be held June 1 - August 31, 2016

and may not conflict with tournaments being held within 25 miles.


2016 District 8 NAP Finals

No Club qualifying slip needed  to play in the District 8 Finals. 

Club Managers will send the names of all Unit 143 NAP qualifiers.

Finals this year on SUNDAY only

November 13, 2016

Noon PM & TBA

2 sessions in one day for all flights

Fluid Event Center

601 N. Country Fair Drive2700 E. Ash

Champaign, IL  61821

(217) 359-6960

 

$25.00 per person for the 2 sessions

Flight A Open to all players Qualifying in Flight A

Flight B Players up to 2500 Master Points

Flight C Players Non-Life Masters up to 500 MPs

   

Master Point Totals as of June, 2016 Master Point Cycle

1st, 2nd, and 3rd. place in Flight A and 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th place in Flight B and C

will qualify to play in the National Finals in Kansas City in March 2017

All Participants must have qualified at the club level and be paid up members of the ACBL to play in the District Finals in Champaign in November

 

Contact Martha Leary, NAP Coordinator, District 8, 217-766-6294,   martha@marthaleary.com

 

Tournament Flyer

 

The District 8 Board has changed the Finals Qualification system.

Our Unit 143 NAP Coordinator, Mark Boswell, will submit the names of NAP qualifiers from our Unit clubs to District 8 Coordinator to confirm everyone who is eligible to play. 

*You will NOT receive a postcard with details of the event. 

The District NAP event is open to all District 8 players who qualified in any club-level NAP game in any ACBL District this summer.

Flights:  Separate events will be held in three flights: A (2500+);  B (0-2500) and C (non-Life Master, 0-500 pts.). Eligibility for each flight is determined by your masterpoint holding on June 1, 2016. 

 

District 8 Conditions of Contest

1. The District 8 adopts the National Conditions of Contest.

2. District 8 elects not to have Unit Finals.

3. Each player must qualify at the club level to be eligible to play in the District Final.

4. The District 8 Final for all three flights is held annually on the second weekend of November. In all flights, the event will be two sessions (one day). Starting time is 1:00 pm.

Unit 143 Coordinator:Mark Boswell 636-532-2889 e-mail

Club Qualifying:

  • Club qualifying begins on June 1 and ends August 31.
  • Each club could hold two NAP games per sanctioned session during each of the months of June, July and August

NAP History

A highly prestigious "grassroots" event, the North American Pairs starts at the club level in June and continues into August.  NAP has been a major ACBL pair championship since 1979. The event was originally known as the Grand National Pairs. The Grand National Pairs became the North American Pairs in 1987 and a special form of the event for non-Life Masters was also added. Winners of the North American Pairs are awarded the Baldwin Trophy. The trophy honors Russell Baldwin, former director and treasurer of the ACBL and coinventor, with Bill McKenney, of the McKenney-Baldwin movements used in tournament bridge.

Club-level qualifications may be earned at any club in any unit in any district. A player may qualify as often as desired and with as many different partners as desired. At the district final, both players must have qualified at the club level and must be members of the parent district.

Masterpoints:
• Club qualifying games 50/50 red and black at sectional rating.
• One-session unit qualifying games sectional rated red.
• Two-session unit qualifying games include percentage of gold for overalls.
• District finals award gold for section firsts and overalls. Flight C is 25% gold for overalls. Other masterpoints in all flights are red.
Flights: A (Open), B (0-2500), C (0-500 Non-Life Masters)
Final: 2015 Spring NABC in New Orleans, LA

The NAP games are held during the months of June-July-August with players qualifying at the Club level, continues with the District 8 finals in early November, and ends with players qualifying to go to the National Finals (a 2-day event) the following year at the Spring NABC.

Flight A: open to all players Flight B: open to all players with <2500 MPs Flight C: 0-500 Non-Life Master
Masterpoint qualifications are based upon the member's standing as of June 1, 2016.
2016 NAP & NA Non-LM Pairs Qualifying Games
Date Site Time Director

JUNE

Tuesday 6/7 Jeffco 10:00 AM B. Ponzar
Friday 6/10 Jeffco 10:00 AM B. Ponzar
Sunday 6/12
Bridge Haven 1:00 PM C. Starovasnik
Monday 6/13
Bridge Haven 10:30 AM C. Starovasnik
Monday 6/13
Bridge Haven 6:30 PM M. Arnheim
Tuesday 6/14
Bridge Haven 6:30 PM C. Starovasnik
Wednesday 6/15 Bridge Haven 10:30 AM P. Siegel
Thursday 6/16
Bridge Haven 10:30 AM M. Arnheim
Saturday 6/18
Bridge Haven 6:30 PM C. Starovasnik
Tuesday 6/21 Jeffco 10:00 AM B. Ponzar
Wednesday 6/22 Bridge Haven 10:30 AM P. Siegel
Wednesday 6/22
SLBC 10:00 AM M. Ehret
Wednesday 6/22 Bridge Haven 6:30 PM M. Arnheim
Thursday 6/23 Bridge Haven 6:30 PM M. Arnheim
Friday 6/24 Jeffco 10:00 AM B. Ponzar
Friday 6/24 Bridge Haven 7:00 PM C. Starovasnik
Sunday 6/26 Bridge Haven 1:00 PM C. Starovasnik
Monday 6/27 Lee's West County 10:00 AM L. Hastings
Monday 6/27 Bridge Haven 10:30 AM C. Starovasnik
Tuesday 6/28 Bridge Haven 6:30 PM C. Starovasnik
Wednesday 6/29 Bit O' Bridge 6:30 PM J. Vontz
Thursday 6/30 Bridge Haven 10:30 AM M. Arnheim
Thursday 6/30
SLBC 10:00 AM B. Percich
JULY
Saturday 7/2 Bridge Haven 6:30 PM P. Siegel
Wednesday 7/6 Bridge Haven 10:30 AM P. Siegel
Thursday 7/7 J's Bridge Pad 10:00 AM J. Shah
Thursday 7/7 J's Bridge Pad 6:45 PM J. Shah
Friday 7/8
SLBC 10:00 AM B. Percich
Monday 7/11 Lee's West County 10:00 AM L. Hastings
Tuesday 7/12 Jeffco 10:00 AM B. Ponzar
Wednesday 7/13 Bridge Haven 10:30 AM P. Siegel
Wednesday 7/13 Bit O' Bridge 6:30 PM J. Vontz
Friday 7/15 Jeffco 10:00 AM B. Ponzar
Tuesday 719 Jeffco 10:00 AM B. Ponzar
Thursday 7/21 J's Bridge Pad 10:00 AM J. Shah
Friday 7/22 Jeffco 10:00 AM B. Ponzar
Saturday 7/23
SLBC 6:00 PM J. Vontz
Monday 7/25 Lee's West County 10:00 AM L. Hastings
Tuesday 7/26
SLBC 6:30 PM M. King
August
Tuesday 8/2 SLBC 10:00 AM B. Percich
Wednesday 8/3 Bit O' Bridge 6:30 PM J. Vontz
Monday 8/8 Lee's West County 10:00 AM L. Hastings
Tuesday 8/9 Jeffco 10:00 AM B. Ponzar
Wednesday 8/10 SLBC 10:00 AM M. Ehret
Thursday 8/11 J's Bridge Pad 10:00 AM J. Shah
Thursday 8/11 J's Bridge Pad 6:45 PM J. Shah
Friday 8/12 Jeffco 10:00 AM B. Ponzar
Saturday 8/13 SLBC 6:00 PM J. Vontz
Tuesday 8/23 Jeffco 10:00 AM B. Ponzar
Wednesday 8/24 Bridge Haven 10:30 AM P. Siegel
Thursday 8/25 J's Bridge Pad 10:00 AM J. Shah
Friday 8/26 Jeffco 10:00 AM B. Ponzar
Saturday 8/27 SLBC 1:00 PM J. Vontz
Monday 8/29 Lee's West County 10:00 AM L. Hastings
Wednesday 8/31 Bit O' Bridge 6:30 PM J. Vontz

Masterpoints:

  • Club qualifying games 50/50 red and black at sectional rating

  • One-session unit qualifying games sectional rated red

  • Two-session unit qualifying games include percentage of gold for overalls.

  • District finals award gold for section firsts and overalls.

  • Flight C is 25% gold for overalls. Other masterpoints in all flights are red.

Flights: A (Open), B (-2500), C (0-500 Non-Life Masters)

Masterpoint totals for flight eligibility are determined by the 2016 June masterpoint cycle run by ACBL data processing in early May 2016. Any points won but not included in this cycle do not affect masterpoint eligibility.

Points as of June 2016

NAP Finals: Spring 2017 NABC

RESULTS HISTORY

 

For 2015 District 8 Finals, click here

FLIGHT A.  MILT ZLATIC & TOM OPPENHEIMER

FLIGHT B. NORM GOLDMAN & CLAY CUTHBERTSON

FLIGHT C  AARON KRIESER & JAMES VOELZ

 

For 2014 District 8 Finals, click here

For 2013 District 8 Final results, click here

Flight A - Debra Romero and En Xie, Mike Giacaman and Richard Haacke, Tom Kniest and Sue Perez

For 2012 District 8 Final results, click here

For 2011 District 8 Final results, click here. 

Flight C  -William Maack and Jack Britton

For 2010 District 8 Final results, click here

For 2009 District 8 Final results, click here. 

Jack Bryant and Rod Van Wyk.

For 2008 District 8 Final results, click here. 

En Xie and Jacque Sincoff, Tom Kniest (playing with Karen Walker), & Maureen Swihart and Linda Mize

For 2007 winners, click here.

 

 

 


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