Recent News

REGIONAL CANCELLED: The Metropolis IL Regional, scheduled for June 16-22, has been cancelled because the playing site has been closed. 

University of Illinois team qualifies for the  the 2014 Collegiate Championship Finals in Las Vegas.

District 8's Top 100

Irene Singleton of South Bend IN was the top point winner in the Winter Sectional-at-Clubs (Feb 3-9).

Phoenix NABC report by Georgia Heth, ACBL Director

Regional winners:

  Champaign IL - 2013

  Crystal Lake IL - 2013

  Metropolis IL - 2013

  St. Louis MO - 2013

  Fort Wayne IN - 2013

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Upcoming Events

Spring North American Championships
  March 20-30, Dallas TX

District 8 Grand National Teams
   April 26 & 27, 2014
   Eagles Club, Springfield IL

Illini Regional - May 20-26, 2014
   Hilton Garden Inn, Champaign IL

Crystal Lake IL Regional - June 16-22

Youth Bridge Camp
June 22-28
   Lake Williamson, Carlinville IL

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 Welcome to District 8 Online

District 8 is home to 3800 members of the American Contract Bridge League (ACBL). Our District includes five ACBL Units and covers parts of four Midwest states:

   Illinois  (all counties outside the Chicago metro area)

   Indiana  (northern third)

   Missouri  (eastern half)

   Kentucky  (western tip)


Get your team together for the

District 8 Grand National Teams

April 26 & 27, 2014

Eagles Club, 2700 East Ash, Springfield IL   MAP

 Saturday, April 26:  1:00 pm & TBA  -- 2-session qualifying

 Sunday, April 27:  10:30 am (or TBA) -- Knockout finals

     Note Depending on how many teams are entered in a flight, the event may be completed in one day (Saturday only).

Trips to Las Vegas -- and regional-rated gold points -- are offered in the 2014 District 8 finals of this national team event. Any team of four, five or six District 8 members can enter in one of four separate flights. Note the new flight limits this year:

Championship:  Open

Flight A:   0-6000 masterpoints

Flight B:   0-2500

Flight C:   0-500 (non-Life Masters)

The winning team in each flight will receive a travel award from the District Board to play in the national finals in Las Vegas in July.

Your flight eligibility is determined by the number of masterpoints you held on September 1, 2013. 

Directions:  The Eagles Club is on the south side of East Ash Street, just off Dirksen Parkway.
From the south and west -- Take I-72/I-55 to the Stevenson Drive exit (west). Turn right on Dirksen Parkway. Drive north 1.3 miles and turn left on East Ash.
    From the north and east -- Take I-72/I-55 to the South Grand exit (west). Turn left on Dirksen Parkway. Drive south 0.7 miles and turn right on East Ash.
    Google map (with links for driving directions).

Reservations requested:  Please notify GNT Coordinator Georgia Heth by phone (573-999-5969) or email ( if you plan to play. In your message, include the names of your team members and indicate which flight you'll be entering.