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

2013 Schedule

Changes

September 17, 2012
  • Flight A semi-finals and finals changed to March 9/10 from March 23/24 (if needed), noon and TBA, and venue changed to Walnut Creek from Santa Rosa.
October 16, 2012
  • Flight A semi-finals and finals changed to April 20/21 from March 9/10.

Open Flight

Session Date Time Location
First and second Saturday, March 9, 2013 noon & TBA Diablo Valley Bridge Center
2920 Camino Diablo, Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
Third and fourth Sunday, March 10, 2013 noon & TBA
Semi-final Saturday, April 13, 2013 noon & TBA
Final Sunday, April 14, 2013 noon & TBA

Flight A (0–5,000)

Session Date Time Location
First and second Saturday, February 9, 2013 noon & TBA Diablo Valley Bridge Center
2920 Camino Diablo, Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
Third and fourth Sunday, February 10, 2013 noon & TBA
Semi-final Saturday, March 9 April 20, 2013 noon & TBA
Final Sunday, March 10 April 21, 2013 noon & TBA

Flight B (0–2,000)

Session Date Time Location
First and second Saturday, April 13, 2013 noon & TBA Diablo Valley Bridge Center
2920 Camino Diablo, Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
Semi-final and final Sunday, April 14, 2013 noon & TBA

Flight C (0–500 NLM)

Session Date Time Location
First and second Saturday, March 9, 2013 noon & TBA Diablo Valley Bridge Center
2920 Camino Diablo, Suite 100
Walnut Creek, CA
Semi-final and final Sunday, March 10, 2013 noon & TBA



Conditions of Contest

The ACBL District 21 2013 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 2012 cycle.

  1. FLIGHTS
    Flight OpenUnlimited
    Flight A Up to 5,000 masterpoints
    Flight B Up to 2,000 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 Atlanta, Georgia to be held August 1–11, 2013. 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, 2013
    Flight AFebruary 1, 2013
    Flight BApril 1, 2013
    Flight C March 1, 2013

    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 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 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

2013 District Results

2013 Open Flight GNT
20 tables
RankNames
36.001 Howard Liu - Jason Rosenfeld, San Mateo CA; Adam Meyerson, Santa Clara CA; Samuel Ieong, Mountain View CA
27.002 Eugene Hung, Palo Alto CA; Ari Greenberg, San Francisco CA; Li-Chung Chen, Cupertino CA; Ron Smith, San Francsico CA
18.003/4 Cheryl Mandala - Yul Inn, Cupertino CA; William Watson, Sunnyvale CA; William Harker, San Ramon CA; Srikanth Kodayam, Fremont CA; Nick Bykov, Stockton CA
18.003/4 Richard Spitalnick - Edward Barlow, Sunnyvale CA; Harvey Brody, San Francisco CA; Tom Trachuk, Walnut Creek CA
8.105/8 Kit Woolsey - Sally Woolsey, Kensington CA; Jan Martel - Chip Martel, Davis CA; Jo Anna Stansby - Lew Stansby, Dublin CA
8.105/8 Gary Soules, Elk Grove CA; Mark Ralph, San Francisco CA; William Sanford, Orangevale CA; James Tritt, Yorba Linda CA; Bruce Noda, Corte Madera CA
8.105/8 Bill Heid, Pacifica CA; Bob Etter, Sacramento CA; Bill Nutting - Ann Nutting, Stockton CA
8.105/8 Len Vishnevsky - Jo Ginsberg, San Francisco CA; John Hodges, Santa Clara CA; Don Laycock, Union City CA
2013 GNT Flight A
13 tables
RankNames
30.001 Gregory Vance - Grant Vance, San Leandro CA; Tanakorn Lavanakul, Dublin CA; Rajeev Gupta, San Mateo CA; Dmitri Shabes, San Ramon CA; Jessica Lai, Oakland CA
21.002 Daniel Raider, San Mateo CA; Ronald Karr, Sunnyvale CA; Mansoor Gowani, San Jose CA; Rajan Jeyakumar, Fremont CA
12.003/4 Adam Meyerson - Elianna Meyerson - Michael Bodell, Santa Clara CA; Li-Chung Chen, Cupertino CA
12.003/4 Polly Siegel, Los Altos CA; Kevin Schoenfeld, Pleasanton CA; Melinda Foos, Campbell CA; Michael Fleisher, San Jose CA
2013 GNT Flight B Upcoming Matches
22 tables
MPsRankNames
26.001 Eugene Hung, NPC - Han-Yu Chang, Palo Alto CA; Lynn Shannon, Los Gatos CA; Stephen Tu, Milpitas CA; David Weinberg, Reno NV
19.502 David Neuman - Gregory Vance, San Francisco CA; Geoff Hopcraft, Piedmont CA; Michael Bodell, Santa Clara CA
13.003/4 Polly Siegel, Los Altos CA; Kevin Schoenfeld, Pleasanton CA; Ron Karr, Sunnyvale CA; David Wheeler, Palo Alto CA
13.003/4 Qiang Zhang, Mountain House CA; Steve Chen - Sarah Chen - Bin Liang, Fremont CA
5.855/8 Ken Rosenfeld - Ronald Baron, San Jose CA; Joel Koransky, Saratoga CA; Dana Brown, Los Gatos CA
5.855/8 Ameen Paul, Mountain House CA; Gilbert Reeser - Gary Minnig - Stan Sitzmann, Pleasanton CA
5.855/8 Yu Chang - Luen-Jyh Luo, Milpitas CA; Edward So, Pleasanton CA; Tsao-Tung Tsai, Cupertino CA
5.855/8 Elenalani Lam, Sunnyvale CA; Bo Xiao, Fremont CA; John Chan, Sacramento CA; Valentin Vieru, Citrus Heights CA
GNT Flight C
3 tables / based on 4 tables
MPsRankNames
15.001 Yu Chang - Luen-Jyh Luo, Milpitas CA; Edward So, Pleasanton CA; Winston Huang, Los Altos CA; Tsao-Tung Tsai, Cupertino CA