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 Winter Sectional-at-Clubs winners (February 2-8).

 Looking back: 25 years ago in District 8

Regional winners:

  Champaign IL - 2014

  Crystal Lake IL - 2014

  St. Louis MO - 2014

  Fort Wayne IN - 2014

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Upcoming Events

Grand National Teams - May 2-3
   UAW Hall, Bloomington IL

Illini Regional - May 19-25
   Hawthorn Suites, Champaign IL

Split Regional - June 22-28
  Crystal Lake IL  & Effingham IL

Youth Bridge Camp - June 28-July 3
   Lake Williamson, Carlinville IL

St. Louis Regional - July 13-19
   Renaissance Hotel, St. Louis

Summer NABC - August 6-16
   Hilton Hotel, Chicago 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)

 New site and schedule

Get your team together for the     

District 8 Grand National Teams  

May 2 & 3, 2015


UAW Union Hall, 10226 E. 1400 North Rd, Bloomington IL

 Saturday, May 2:  1:00 pm & TBA  -- Flights A and B qualifying

 Sunday, May 3:  10:00 am  -- Open and Flight C
                                                                                 -- Flights A and B semi-finals and finals

     Note Depending on how many teams are entered in Flights A and B, these events may be completed in one day (Saturday only).
The Open and Flight C events will be one day only.

Trips to Chicago -- and regional-rated gold points -- are offered in the 2015 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.

Open championship:  Unlimited

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 (a minimum of $1000 per team) from the District Board to play in the national finals in Chicago in early August.

Your flight eligibility is determined by the number of masterpoints you held on September 1, 2014. 


Open:  One day only. Straight knockout or other format, depending on number of teams.  

Flights A & B:  Qualifying round on Saturday; finals and semi-finals on Sunday if needed. Four or fewer teams will be a straight knockout, 5-8 teams will be three sessions (Swiss qualifying on Saturday; knockout on Sunday), 8+ teams will be four sessions.    

Flight C:   One day only. Two-session Swiss teams.

Directions:  Please note the new location in Bloomington. From I-55, take Exit 160 (IL 9/US 150 Market Street) toward Pekin. Follow Route 9 approximately 3 miles. The UAW Hall will be on your right.

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