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
$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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.|
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
FLIGHT A. MILT ZLATIC & TOM OPPENHEIMER
FLIGHT B. NORM GOLDMAN & CLAY CUTHBERTSON
FLIGHT C AARON KRIESER & JAMES VOELZ
Flight A - Debra Romero and En Xie, Mike Giacaman and Richard Haacke, Tom Kniest and Sue Perez
Flight C -William Maack and Jack Britton
Jack Bryant and Rod Van Wyk.
En Xie and Jacque Sincoff, Tom Kniest (playing with Karen Walker), & Maureen Swihart and Linda Mize