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

2019–2020 North American Pairs

Schedule

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 between September 3 and November 17. 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.

To schedule a unit final, first check with NAP Coordinator Stu Goodgold whether the date is available, and then click here to register.

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, 2020) in Columbus OH. The top four winners of Flight B and Flight C will be eligible same as above. The District finals will be held as follows:

Flight Date Time Location
Flight A: Open Saturday, Jan 4, 2020
(qualifying sessions)

Sunday, Jan 5, 2020
(final sessions)
10:30 AM and tbd Fattoria e Mare Restaurant
1095 Rollins Road
Burlingame CA
650–342–4922
Directions

Limited on-site parking
Please carpool
Flight B:
0–2500
Saturday, Nov 23, 2019 11 AM and tbd East Bay Community Bridge Center
9520 Mountain Blvd.
Oakland CA
510–839–8896
Directions

Limited on-site parking
Please carpool
Flight C:
NLM 0–500
Sunday, Jan 5, 2020 10:30 AM and tbd Fattoria e Mare Restaurant
1095 Rollins Road
Burlingame CA
650–342–4922
Directions

Limited on-site parking
Please carpool

Resources for Clubs and Units

To schedule a unit final, first check with NAP Coordinator Stu Goodgold whether the date is available, and then click here to register.

NAP flier

Club NAP information

ACBLscore instructions

Additional resources

Conditions of Contest

The ACBL District 21 2019–2020 North American Pairs will be played according to the 2019–2020 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 2019–2020 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. Also see resources for club managers.

Strata:

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 the NAP Coordinator and take place between September 3 and November 17, 2019. 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 Columbus–OH in March 2020.

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: Stu Goodgold, stugo@sbcglobal.net