ACBL District 21 Let's Play Duplicate Bridge Grand National Teams

2012 Schedule

Changes

April 7, 2012
  • Open Flight finals changed from 1:00 to noon on Saturday, April 14, and venue changed to Walnut Creek from San Jose.
March 29, 2012
  • Open Flight finals changed from noon to TBA on Sunday, April 15.
  • Flight A finals changed from noon to TBA on Sunday, April 1.
February 22, 2012
  • Flight C also will receive complimentary entry fees to the GNT finals at the Summer Nationals in Philadelphia.
October 6, 2011
  • Open Flight semi-final and final sessions venue changed from Walnut Creek to San Jose.
  • Flight A semi-final and final sessions venue changed from San Jose to Walnut Creek.
  • Flight B pre-registration deadline changed from April 1 to April 15.
  • Flight B changed from April 14–15 to April 28–29, continuing on May 5 and/or 6 as needed.
September 9, 2011
  • Finalized the conditions of contest. Note registration deadlines.
August 20, 2011
  • Open Flight semi-finals moved to April 14 from April 28
  • Open Flight finals moved to April 15 from April 29
  • Flight B first and second sessions moved to April 14 from March 31, and venue changed
  • Flight B semi-finals and finals moved to April 15 from April 1, and venue changed

Open Flight

Session Date Time Location
First and second Saturday, March 10, 2012 12:00 noon & TBA Diablo Valley Bridge Center
2920 Camino Diablo, Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
Third and fourth Sunday, March 11, 2012 12:00 noon & TBA
Semi-final matches Saturday, April 2814, 2012 1:00 & 7:0012:00 noon & TBA Santa Clara Valley Spring Sectional
John Muir Middle School
1260 Branham Lane
San Jose, CA

Diablo Valley Bridge Center
2920 Camino Diablo, Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
Final Sunday, April 2915, 2012 TBA

Flight A

Session Date Time Location
First and second Saturday, February 11, 2012 12:00 noon & TBA Diablo Valley Bridge Center
2920 Camino Diablo, Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
Third and fourth Sunday, February 12, 2012 12:00 noon & TBA
Semi-final matches Saturday, March 31, 2012 TBA Santa Clara Valley Spring Sectional
John Muir Middle School
1260 Branham Lane
San Jose, CA

Diablo Valley Bridge Center
2920 Camino Diablo, Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
Final Sunday, April 1, 2012 TBA

Flight B

Session Date Time Location
First and second Saturday, March 31 April 14 April 28, 2012 12:00 noon & TBA Santa Clara Valley Spring Sectional
John Muir Middle School
1260 Branham Lane
San Jose, CA

Diablo Valley Bridge Center
2920 Camino Diablo, Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
Semi-final and final Sunday, April 1April 15April 29, 2012 12:00 noon & TBA
Final (if needed) Sunday, April 28Saturday, May 5 and/or Sunday, May 6, 2012 12:00 noon & TBA Diablo Valley Bridge Center
2920 Camino Diablo, Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA

Flight C

Session Date Time Location
First and second Saturday, March 10, 2012 12:00 noon & TBA Diablo Valley Bridge Center
2920 Camino Diablo, Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
Semi-final and final Sunday, March 11, 2012 12:00 noon & TBA



Conditions of Contest

The ACBL District 21 2012 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 2011 cycle.

  1. FLIGHTS
    Flight OpenUnlimited
    Flight AUp to 5000 masterpoints
    Flight BUp to 2000 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 Philadelphia to be held July 12–22, 2012. Flight C also receives entry fees.
  3. PRE-REGISTRATION
    All teams must pre-register with the District 21 GNT coordinator no later than:
    Flight OpenMarch 1, 2012
    Flight AFebruary 1, 2012
    Flight BApril 15, 2012
    Flight CMarch 1, 2012

    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 co-ordinator. 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 fifth and/or sixth player may be added to a team after completion of the District 21 final. Any such player must have played on another team in the same flight of the current year's GNT or have previously represented D21 in the same flight of the GNT at a prior summer Nationals.

  9. KNOCKOUT MATCH DURATION
    Each KO match in the Open Flight 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

2012 District Results

Open Flight

D21 GNT Open Finals
15 Tables

MPsRankNames
36.00
1
Kyle Larsen - Ron Smith, San Francisco CA; Rose Meltzer, Los Gatos CA; Chip Martel, Davis CA; Kit Woolsey, Kensington CA; Brad Moss, San Anselmo CA
25.20
2
Edward Barlow - Richard Spitalnick, Sunnyvale CA; Ronald Powell, Santa Clara CA; Tom Trachuk, Walnut Creek CA; Harvey Brody, San Francisco CA
14.40
3/4
Cheryl Mandala - Yul Inn, Cupertino CA; William Harker, San Ramon CA; William Watson, Sunnyvale CA; Lew Stansby - Jo Anna Stansby, Dublin CA
14.40
3/4
Farid Assemi, Fresno CA; Edward Wojewoda, Tempe AZ; Nick Bykov, Stockton CA; Srikanth Kodayam, Fremont CA

Flight A

District 21 GNT-A
13 Tables / Based on 17 Tables

MPsRankNames
30.00
1
Crispin Barrere, Berkeley CA; Nick Wiebe, Oakland CA; Jack Scott, El Cerrito CA; Manfred Michlmayr, Orinda CA
21.00
2
Lynn Shannon, Los Gatos CA; Lynn Yokel, Campbell CA; Mark Moss, Piedmont CA; Robin Roche, San Francisco CA
12.00
3/4
Len Vishnevsky, San Francisco CA; Rajeev Gupta, San Mateo CA; Tanakorn Lavanakul, Dublin CA; Dmitri Shabes, San Ramon CA; Grant Vance - Gregory Vance, San Leandro CA
12.00
3/4
Chuck Wong, Danville CA; Grant Robinson, Orinda CA; Teresa Boyd, Lafayette CA; Michael Gosnell, Walnut Creek CA

Flight B

D21 GNT - Flight B
19 Tables

MPsRankNames
26.00
1
David Neuman, San Francisco CA; Geoff Hopcraft, Piedmont CA; Terry Darwin, Millbrae CA; Gregory Vance, San Leandro CA
19.50
2
Richard Feinberg, Union City CA; Rajan Jeyakumar - Douglas Burke, Fremont CA; Kevin Schoenfeld, Pleasanton CA
13.00
3/4
Andrew Van Wye, Orinda CA; Evan Price, Walnut Creek CA; Nathan Wilmes, Oakland CA; Spencer Sun, San Jose CA
13.00
3/4
Yu Chang, Milpitas CA; Yu-Huai Hsiao, Fremont CA; Edward So, Pleasanton CA; Don-Min Tsou, Cupertino CA
5.85
5/8
Dan Scarola, Oakland CA; Thomas Franklin III, Martinez CA; Buzz Kribs, Danville CA; Charles Manning, Concord CA
5.85
5/8
Michael Bodell - Elianna Meyerson, Santa Clara CA; Han-Yu Chang - Eugene Hung, Palo Alto CA
5.85
5/8
Daniel Harting, Hayward CA; Jennifer Ewald, Mountain View CA; David Weinberg, Reno NV; Florin Constantin, Palo Alto CA
5.85
5/8
Qiang Zhang, Mountain House CA; Wanwan Ren, Sunnyvale CA; Zizhuo Wang, Palo Alto CA; Tao Fan, Fremont CA

Flight C

District 21 Flight C GNT
11 Tables

MPsRankNames
15.00
1
Bo Xiao, Fremont CA; Frank Lin - Martin Laplaca - Antony Lee, Berkeley CA; Samuel Kuang, San Francisco CA; Renjun Guo, Mountain House CA
11.25
2
Yu Chang, Diamond Bar CA; Tsao-Tung Tsai, Cupertino CA; Winston Huang, Los Altos CA; Yu-Huai Hsiao, Fremont CA
7.50
3/4
Michael Leitner - Fred Brown - Lawrence Max Frazier, San Jose CA; Benjamin Leitner, Mountain View CA
7.50
3/4
Don-Min Tsou, Cupertino CA; Pei Sun, Palo Alto CA; Curt Engelhard, Portola Valley CA; Edward So, Pleasanton CA