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July 12, 2010


Mike Cassel

Item 102-54: GNT Conditions of Contest

Sharon knows how much time and energy has gone into GNT discussion with the ACBL in the last month.
I've corresponded with Rich deMartino who wrote me that the proposal does not cut the number of overall awards. On it's face this is true. But it would have cut the masterpoints awarded in the Championship Flight in 9 of the 25 districts this year who did not have flight fields of 5 teams. I wonder if Meckwell & co. in Florida and Hamman, Bramley, Morse et. al in Texas will think their efforts over 2 days and over 100 boards are only worth a 67% award.
I agree completely with Peg that any tinkering with the GNT should encourage more, not less participation.

The current arbitrary awards based on sessions played at the District finals may be overly generous to the small-sized flights and smaller districts, but cutting the awards for more than 1/3 of the league's districts isn't going to enhance the event.

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