DISTRICT 22 GRAND NATIONAL TEAMS
CHAMPIONSHIP FLIGHT MATCHES

The following schedule will apply.  There will be full carryovers from one round to another.  All rounds are 32 boards, except that if there are eight or fewer teams, the final match will be 56 boards.

Five team round robins are 32 boards, using Round-Robin Movements for small team games. Three team round robins are two sessions of 32 boards, with one survivor. .  For three team round robins, the scoring is by standard ACBL quotient.  For five team round robins, the scoring is by Victory Points.

Whenever the second round consists of four head-to head matches, the winner of match 1 plays the winner of match 4. The match 2 and match 3 winners play.

The top eight teams are seeded.  Teams 9 and higher are assigned randomly.  Winners of head-to-head matches take over the higher seed in the match.   Surviving teams in round robin matches are considered winners.

THREE TEAMS
There will be a round robin movement for three teams, consisting of two 32-board sessions, with breaks after each 16 boards played.

The top two teams, using standard ACBL quotient, will play the final round of 56 boards with full carryover from the round robin. Note that this is an exception to the general rule for three team round robins stated above.

FOUR TEAMS
There will be a 56-board semi-final followed by a 56-board final.

FIVE TEAMS
A one-session round robin, with each team playing eight board matches against each other team.   The lowest scoring team, using victory points, will be eliminated.   The session will be divided into 2 sixteen-board rounds, with 4 boards played against each team.

The second session will be the 32-board semi-finals.    The top remaining seed will play against the lowest remaining seed.

SIX TEAMS
The teams will be divided into two round robins, with seeds 1, 3, and 6 in one bracket and 2, 4, and 5 in the other.   Each team will play 32 boards against the other teams in the bracket, divided into four quarters.   The top team in each bracket will be determined by the standard ACBL quotient. The other two teams will be eliminated. The two winners will play the final match.

SEVEN TEAMS
FIRST ROUND
Match 1   3 vs. 5
Match 2   2 vs. 6

Round Robin:  1 vs. 4 vs. 7
 
SECOND ROUND:
Winner Match 1 plays Winner Match 2  
Round Robin teams continue to play with full carryover.

EIGHT TEAMS
Standard Knockout.

NINE TEAMS
All Matches are 32 boards.
FIRST and SECOND ROUNDs: The teams are divided into three round robin brackets:
Bracket 1: 1 vs. 5 vs. 9
Bracket 2: 2 vs. 6 vs. 8
Bracket 3: 3 vs. 4 vs. 7.    One team survives from each round robin.
THIRD and FOURTH ROUNDs:  The winning team of each round robin play a final 64 board round robin.

TEN TEAMS
FIRST ROUND:  Team 3 plays 8; team 4 plays 7.   Round robins B1:1,5,10  B2: 2, 6, 9.
SECOND ROUND: 
Winners of head to head matches play each other. Teams in the round robins continue play with full carryover.
THIRD and FOURTH ROUND
There are three teams remaining. They play a two session round robin .

ELEVEN TEAMS:
FIRST ROUND: 2 vs. 10; 3 vs. 9; 4 vs. 8 5 vs 7;
Round Robin 1 vs. 6 vs. 11
SECOND ROUND:
Winner of 2 vs 10 plays winner of 5 vs. 7; Winner of 3 vs. 9 plays winner of 4 vs. 8; Rround robin matches continue with full carryover.
THIRD ROUND
Two head to head matches. Number 1 seed plays number 4 seed.

TWELVE TEAMS
FIRST and SECOND ROUNDs
Bracket 1: 1 vs. 7 vs. 12
Bracket 2: 2 vs. 8 vs. 11
Bracket 3: 3 vs. 5 vs. 10
Bracket 4: 4 vs. 6 vs. 9
THIRD ROUND
Two head to head matches. Number 1 seed plays number 4 seed.

THIRTEEN TEAMS
FIRST ROUND
4 vs. 10; 5 vs. 9
Round robins: Bracket 1: 1 vs. 8 vs. 13; Bracket 2: 2 vs. 7 vs. 12; Bracket 3: 3 vs. 6 vs. 11
SECOND ROUND
Round robin play continues . Winners of Head to head play each other.
THIRD ROUND
Winner of Bracket 1 plays winner of head to head and Winners of Brackets 2 and 3 play each other.

FOURTEEN TEAMS
ROUND 1
M1 3 vs. 12
M2 4 vs. 11
M3 5 vs. 10
M4 6 vs. 10
B1   1 vs. 7 vs. 14       B2 2 vs. 8 vs. 13
ROUND 2
M1 Winner M4 winner
M2 Winner vs. M3 winner
Round robin play continues, full carryover.
ROUND 3
Highest seed plays lowest seed.

FIFTEEN TEAMS
ROUND 1
M1 2 vs. 14
M2 3 vs. 13
M3 4 vs. 12
M4 5 vs. 11
M5 6 vs. 10
M6 7 vs. 9
B1   1 vs. 8 vs. 15
ROUND 2
Winners M1 vs M6; M2 vs. M5; M3 vs. M4;
Round robin play continues with full carryover.
ROUND 3
Head to head, Round robin winner plays winner of M3 vs. M4.

SIXTEEN TEAMS
Standard 16 team seeded knockout.

SEVENTEEN TEAMS
FIRST ROUND:
Teams 8, 9, and 17 play round robin with one survivor.
All other matches it as for 16 teams

IF MORE THAN 16 teams, there will be three-way matches with one survivor in the first round.   Team 18 will play with 7 and 10; team 19 will play with 6 and 11; etc