2017–2018 North American Pairs (NAP)

Conditions of Contest

District 17


District 17 NAP Chairman

Jim Horton

9322 E. Cedar Waxwing Drive

Sun Lakes, AZ 85248-7441

480 883-6369 (H)   480 200-7566 (C)




ACBL 2017-2018 Conditions of Contest for the North American Pairs Contest are part of these conditions. To view the ACBL North American Pairs National Conditions of Contest, go to:





Welcome to the 2017-2018 North American Pairs competition. If you are a club owner or unit coordinator, you should have already received packets from ACBL which should include conditions of contest, AND result forms ND REPORT FORMS. If not contact the Manager of Special Events and ask for the NAP packet. The phone number is 662-252-3139. The following conditions of contest apply specifically to District 17 NAP club game and finals.


Club Qualifying Level

1.      Club qualifying events will be held in June, July, and August.

2.      The 2017-2018 NAP is divided into:

            Flight A  Open

            Flight B  0 to 2500 Master points

            Flight C  Non Life Masters with fewer than 500 Master points

All strata are determined by recorded Master points as of June 1, 2017

3.      A list of all qualifiers must be sent to the District 17 NAP Coordinator at the address above or by means of e-mail to jhorton2739@gmail.com, no later than September 30, 2017.

4.      There is no District 17 Sanction fee for NAP qualifying games.


Unit Final

In the 2017-2018 NAP there are no unit finals in District 17. Any pair that qualifies is eligible to play in the NAP District 17 championships held in conjunction with the Taos Regional, held at the Sagebrush Inn & Suites in Taos, New Mexico during the week of October 9-15, 2017.


District Championship

The District 17 NAP Championships will be held on October 13 and 14 at the Taos Regional. The district finals will consist of two sessions. The Flight A and C competition will be held on Saturday, October 14 and the Flight B competition will be held on Friday October 13. The District will allow ACBL mid chart for Flight A. In Flights B and C the ACBL general chart will be used. District 17 waives the entry fee for Flight C players competing in the Flight C D17 NAP Finals.  Flight C players play for free at the District 17 finals, courtesy of District 17.


General Information

Most of your questions can be answered by referring to The ACBL Conditions of Contest for 2017 – 2018 North American Pairs event. The three top pairs will be eligible to play in the National Finals at the 2018 Spring NABC in Philadelphia, PA. The top four pairs in Flights B and C will be eligible to play in the National Finals at the 2018 Spring NABC in Philadelphia.  The National finals for Flight A will be held Wednesday and Thursday, March 7 and 8, 2018. The National finals for Flights B and C will be held Sunday and Monday, March 11 and 12, 2018.


ACBL provides free entries for all participants at the NAP Finals and first place winners in every flight will receive a stipend of $700 each to compete at the National Finals, second place winners will receive $300 each, and D17 provides the third place finishers $200 each upon participation at the National Finals. The fourth-place finishers in Flights B and C will receive an invitation to the finals in Philadelphia.  Plan to qualify and join us in Taos.


Membership Dues or Life Master Service Fees must be current and continuous from the start of the unit qualifying to the completion of the National Finals. If a qualifying pair chooses not to participate in the National Finals the qualification for that position will be extended to the next ranked qualifiers.


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