ACBL District 25 Conditions of Contest
the 2021/2022 North American Pairs
of the COVID pandemic, the district level events will be played online using
BBO. BBO requirements and practices may require some adjustments to these
conditions. As such, changes to these conditions to ensure smooth process of
the events may be made by the NAP Coordinator and Director-in-Charge. Any such
decisions will be final. Due to Covid
and related precautions, at this time it is not known if the Finals will take
place in person at the Reno, Nevada NABC or online. Please stay tuned for updates on tournament
confirmations or cancellations.
1. National Conditions:
The 2021-2022 North American Pairs (hereafter, NAP) Conditions
of Contest as published by the ACBL govern this competition. Refer to the ACBL
web site at
These District 25 Conditions of Contest cover circumstances
unique to the District and clarify options available to it in the National
Conditions of Contest.
To advance beyond the club level, a player must be a member in
good standing of both District 25, as of June 1 of the year prior to the
National Final, and the ACBL.
3. District Coordinator & District Director:
District 25's NAP Coordinator is Bart Bussink,
District Director is Carole Weinstein, firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Unit Responsibilities:
Not Applicable due to timing….
5. Club Stage
Club qualifying games will be conducted in June, July and August
of 2021 as specified in the ACBL National Conditions of Contest. Players must
qualify via these club games or through ACBL sanctioned online games.
6. Unit Level
The Unit Stage of the NAP competition will not be conducted in
District 25. Players who qualify in club qualifying games advance directly to
the District Finals.
7. District Finals (for A, B, and C Flights)
Players who qualified in a Club qualifying game and who are
otherwise qualified by the ACBL National Conditions of Contest are eligible to
compete in the District 25 NAP Finals.
8. Event Formats:
Each Flight A and B session is expected to consist of 24-30 boards.
Each Flight C session will consist of
18-24 boards. The director is empowered to modify the number of boards to
complete the movement or conform to other constraints. There will be an
approximately 30 minute break between sessions.
The director will announce the restart time for the second session at
the start of the break between sessions. Late arrivals at any session may be
subject to penalty or be unable to compete. Withdrawals require approval of the
Tournament Director and will only be granted under compelling circumstances.
(a) Flight A and C
The Flight C Final will consist of 2-sessions. Both will be conducted on BBO on October 16th. The morning session will start at 10:00
AM. A short break will occur between
sessions; the starting time for the second session will be announced by the
director at the start of the break between sessions.
The number of pairs qualifying for the finals will be
determined by the NAP Coordinator after consultation with the Tournament
Director. The intention is to qualify as close to 50% of the field for the
finals on Sunday as possible with the best movement for the finals being the major
factor in deciding the number of pairs qualifying for the final.
(b) Flight B:
The Flights B Final will consist of a 2-session qualifying event and a 2-session final on November 20th
and 21st. Both sessions will be
conducted on BBO. The morning sessions
will start at 10:00 AM. A short break
will occur between sessions; the starting time for the second session each day
will be announced by the director at the start of the break between sessions.
(c) Format Changes:
The NAP Coordinator may, after consultation with the
Tournament Director and the District Director, modify the format for any of the
Finals as needed to accommodate unanticipated circumstances.
9. Event Location, Dates, and Starting Times:
ALL DISTRICT LEVEL EVENTS
THIS YEAR WILL TAKE PLACE ON BBO. START
TIMES FOR ALL MORNING SESSIONS WILL BE 10:00AM.
SEE ABOVE FOR DATES.
The times are subject to change for good reason by the Tournament
Director, in conjunction with the NAP Coordinator and the District 25