Grand National Open Teams (GNOT)
Sydney Metropolitan Region
The NSWBA will send 22 teams to the GNOT National Final with 7 of those teams from the Sydney Metropolitan region (2 directly from the NSWBA qualifying event, 1 directly from the NSBC qualifying event and 4 from the Sydney Metropolitan final).
Sydney Metropolitan Qualifying
Sydney Metropolitan Direct Qualifiers
The NSWBA and the North Shore Bridge Club will each hold an event to qualify two and one teams respectively directly to the GNOT National Final.
NSBC GNOT Qualifier Starts Feb 18
NSWBA GNOT Direct Qualifier Starts May 10
Sydney Metropolitan Final
NSWBA September 18-19
A knock-out teams event (28 board matches) with Swiss repechage (14 board matches). Two teams from the knockout section and two teams from the Swiss repechage qualify to the National Final, held from 26-29 November.
Players who have failed to qualify via a club qualifying event may form teams and enter the Metropolitan Final directly via the NSWBA. All members of such teams must have participated in a DQE or a club qualifying event and the entry must specify the club(s) at which the members played. Direct entry costs $280 per team. Augmentation of such teams at the completion of the Metropolitan Final is not permitted - the team that enters is the team that qualifies to the National Final.
Metropolitan GNOT Organiser