Cash incentive for C players!
Unit 252 of the ACBL (Beaufort and Jasper counties) will offer a cash award of $1,000 to one local “C” team to travel for the two-day District 7 Grand National Teams (“GNT”) championship in Greenville, SC on May 21-22, 2016.
To be eligible,
(1) each player on the team must have fewer than 500 master points and be a non-life master as of August 1, 2015,
(2) each player must have his/her principal residence in Beaufort or Jasper County as of September 1, 2015 and
(3) each team must play together in two, three or four of the special Sun City club GNT Swiss team games at 1:00 on Saturday afternoons January 30, February 6, March 12 and April 2.
Only “C” players meeting the eligibility criteria may play in these four events.
The fee will be $16 per team ($4 each for a team of four players), payable at the game.
The two best results for each team in those games will be taken into account to determine the team eligible for the cash award. In the event of a tie, the most victory points scored in those two best games shall be used to break the tie. A team may consist of 4, 5 or 6 players, each of whom must play at least 50% of the matches on each day the team plays in order to be eligible.
The top scoring team will receive a cash award of $1,000, provided the team actually competes in the District 7 GNT championship in Greenville.
Note that in Greenville, the team will be competing only against other C teams. Thus, any qualifying team has an excellent chance of doing well there. Winning the event in May would qualify the team to compete in the national (“NABC”) GNT championship next July in Washington, DC. The team would receive a cash subsidy of $3,600 from District 7 to compete in Washington.
Whether or not a team participates in this competition, any team qualifying at a GNT Swiss team game in one of the local clubs may still choose to travel to compete in the District 7 championship and would be eligible to win a cash subsidy to compete in the NABC GNT championship.
If you have questions, please contact Lynne Hoos at 271-2114.