Grand National Teams

Description
This event is a major ACBL team championship conducted with district (and sometimes unit) qualifying rounds that lead to a final round held in conjunction with the Summer NABC. The Grand National Teams (GNT) is a district event. Please read the District 16 Conditions of Contest (http://www.d16acbl.org/COC/COC_D16GNT.html) for more information.

2015 Grand National Teams

Qualify at the Unit Level:
Super Flight & Flight A do not need to qualify at the Unit Level & should advance directly to the District Level.

Play in the Unit Level Finals to be held February 22 for Flight C, and March 1 for Flight B (2014).
Teams finishing in the top 50% of their field plus any team scoring average or better will qualify for the District 16 Finals.
Flight C (NLM 0-500 MP*)- BAND
Flight B (0-2500 MP*) - Dorsey's
*(MP as of September, 2013)

Qualify at the District Level:
Play in the District Finals for Flights A and C to be held April 25-26, 2014 in Houston, TX (Houston Election Sectional).
Play in the District Finals for Flights B and Super Flight to be held May 23- 25, 2014 in Dallas, TX (Memorial Day Sectional).
The 1st place team will qualify to play in the National Finals at the Summer NABC in Chicago, IL Aug. 5-9, 2015.
All qualifiers will receive subsidies to defray their travel costs.

 

2014 Grand National Teams

Congratulations to the winners of the District GNT! Winners were:

  • Super Flight: Shawn Quinn, Joe Quinn, Ira Hessel, and Steve Shirey.TX
  • Flight A: Anthony Bianchi, Mitch Towner, Robert Whitcher, and Gary King
  • Flight B:James Breihan - Jennifer Breihan - Bill McCarty - Mike Doyle
  • Flight C:Robert Shanley, Suzanne Shanley, Courtney Coffman, and David Morris.

Superflight

Four teams entered the match on Saturday afternoon, playing three rounds of 17 boards.

Surviving to play on Sunday were the teams of

  • Gary King, Anthony Bianchi, Mitch Towner, and Robert Whitcher.
  • Shawn Quinn, Joe Quinn, Ira Hessel, and Steve Shirey.

Results from the qualifying round are shown here.

On Sunday, those two teams played a 48 board KO, with the Quinn team prevailing!

The details of the final round are here.

Flight A

Five teams entered the event. On Saturday they played a 4 round, 13 board per match Swiss to reduce the field to these 2 teams:

  • Anthony Bianchi, Mitch Towner, Robert Whitcher, and Gary King.
  • Hua Yang, Yan Song, Wanfeng Mou, Tiger King, and James Zhan.

The results from the qualifying round are shown here.

On Sunday, those two teams faced off in a knockout event to determine the winners, with the Bianchi team emerging victorius.

The results from the final rounds are shown here.

Flight B

Twenty three teams entered the event on Saturday. The qualifying round was a Swiss, with six eight board matches. These twelve teams qualified to play on Sunday:

  • Lawton Hutchison - Dean Truair - Wiley McMinn III - Joe Black
  • Jim Harp - Chris Anderson - Brett Elliott - Chris Myers
  • Daniel Jackson - Bill Gervais - Mark Wallet - Duane Friedrich
  • Pawel Hanus - Bogumil Knypinski - William Garrard Jr - Donna Garrard
  • Kathleen Bumgardner - James Richman - Jerrold Albom - Suvabrata Biswas
  • Bonnie Kay Yetter - Edward Yetter - Milton Neher - Bryan Morgan
  • Caron Peck - Karen Caton - Richard Langland - Charles Burke
  • Harry Elliott - Bob Wilkin - David Goldfarb - Donald Varvel
  • James Breihan - Jennifer Breihan - Bill McCarty - Mike Doyle
  • Bert Onstott III - Katherine Onstott - Youssef Youssef - Sanford Lobliner
  • Larry Levin - Laurie-Ann Levin - Susan Hernandez - Andy Villastrigo
  • George Fillis - Karen Fillis - Fran Vanecko - Jeri Tribo

The results from the qualifying round are shown here.

These 12 teams played a four session KO on Sunday and Monday to determine the winner.  The team of James Breihan, Jennifer Breihan, Bill McCarty, and Mike Doyleemerged victorious! 

The results of the final rounds are shown here.

 

Flight C

Eight teams entered the event. On Saturday a Swiss with six eight board matches was played to reduce the field to these four teams:

  • Chris Myers, Kevin Broderick, Judy Noble, and Cathy Bruff.
  • Walter Freitag, Lynne Andress, Katherine McClure, and Troy Carr.
  • Robert Shanley, Suzanne Shanley, Courtney Coffman, and David Morris.
  • Pam Barksdale, Jane Boozalis, Lisa Zummo, and Cheryl Mathias.

The results of the qualifying round can be seen here.

On Sunday, those four qualifying teams faced off in a knockout event, with the Shanley team defeating the Frietag team in the final round. Congratulations to the winners!

The results from the final rounds are here.