District 4

North American Pairs

2016 NAP
North American Pairs

INTRODUCTION
The NAP, a major national pairs event sponsored by the ACBL, is a grass-roots event that is played in three stages and culminates at the spring NABC, where representatives from all 25 ACBL districts compete.

The event is played in three flights and all players must be members of District 4:

Flight A Any masterpoint level
Flight B Less than 2,500 masterpoints
Flight C Non-life master with fewer than 500 masterpoints

Players attempt to earn qualifications at local clubs throughout the summer. Eligible players then compete at the district level in the fall. Winners at the district level earn a place at the national finals.

The NAP final for all flights will be held at the NABC in Kansas City, Missiouri in March of 2017.

CLUB QUALIFICATION
A player must qualify at a local club to be eligible to play in the District finals. Club qualification games are played at local clubs during June, July, and August. Each club decides when to run its NAP qualifying games, so check with your clubs for the schedule. You can qualify in more than one flight and play in any flight for which qualify, as long as there are no playing time conflicts at the district level. Qualifying at the club level is on an individual basis Ė that is, if you qualify with one partner at a local club, you may play with anyone else at the District finals as long as both players are from District 4 and have qualified at a local club qualifying game. The club level qualification games award both black and red points.

DISTRICT FINALS
The District finals determine which pairs will advance from each flight to the NAP finals. The District finals award gold points in all three flights.

Flight A
The top three finishers in Flight A are eligible to play in the national event. In the event that any of the top three pairs cannot attend the national event, they are replaced with 4th and lower placed finishers down the line. The three pairs in Flight A that represent District 4 at the national event receive the following monetary subsidies to help pay for the trip:

1st Place $700 per player
2nd Place $300 per player
3rd Place $200 per player

Flights B and C

The top four finishers in Flight B and C are eligible to play in the national event. In the event that any of the top four pairs cannot attend the national event, they are replaced with 5th and lower placed finishers down the line. The four pairs in each flight that represent District 4 at the national event receive the following monetary subsidies to help pay for the trip:

1st Place $700 per player
2nd Place $300 per player
3rd Place $200 per player
4th Place $100 per player

Each player must attend the national event to receive the award.

FLIGHT A FINALS - Registration form

October 15-16, 2016

Ami Bridge
340 E. Maple Avenue
Suite 102
Langhorne, PA 19047
Contact: Bob Glasson
bglasson45@gmail.com

FLIGHT B FINALS - Flight B Information & Registration

October 22, 2016

Harrisburg Bridge Club
349 N. 21st Street
Camp Hill, PA 17011
Contact: Bob Priest
harrisburgbc@gmail.com

and

Broome West Senior Center
2801 Wayne Street
Endwell, NY 13760
Contact: Mary Poplawski
mpoplawski@stny.rr.com

FLIGHT C FINALS

October 15, 2016

Click for a List of District 4 Clubs

NAP FINALS
The NAP finals take place in March of 2017 at the spring NABC (Nationals) in Kansas City, MO. District winners compete against each other for the national title. All 25 districts are represented and, over the years, winners have come from each of those districts.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you have any questions, donít hesitate to ask your local club director or contact the NAP coordinator for District 4.

Here are the links to the national and district supplemental Conditions of Contest

Link to ACBL Conditions of Contest (2016-2017)

Link to District 4 Conditions of Contest (2016-2017)

Link to 2015 NAP Winners

District 4 NAP Coordinator
Bob Glasson

bglasson45@gmail.com
609-203-1250