How the MUG race works: The top player in the standings gets his or her name on the MUG trophy, and free plays to all of the MUGs in the following calendar year. The top player in Flight B (under 2000), and Flight C (under 750) both receive six free plays for MUGs in the following calendar year. Nobody is allowed to win more than one prize; if a player wins in multiple flights, the lower prize(s) go to the next highest eligible player. Everyone competes in the race(s) that he or she was eligible for on January 1, even after accumulating enough masterpoints since to move up a strat. The 2012 prize winners were: Baixiang (Brian) Liu (Flight A winner, by just 0.04 points over Larry Pocock!); Eric Pan (second to Baixiang Liu in Flight B), and Ron Kuiper (Flight C winner). The current standings in the 2013 race:
Game Results: posted shortly after the game at the Bridge Results website. (Select "Unit 430 Sectionals & Events".)
All 2013 games will be on the first Saturday of each month, with one exception. The popularity of the Seaside Regional and the number of other bridge events in October has convinced the Unit Board to run no Monthly Unit Game in October, instead having a two-session Swiss Teams on November 2, starting at 1pm. Masterpoint awards for this game will be higher because it is a two-session game and may well decide the Unit Game race this year. The final December 7 game will be opppsite the Fall NABC in Phoenix and attendance and masterpoints may be lower than usual.
over 2000 MP
under 750 MP
110.62 masterpoints have been won by 65 different players in the first three Monthly Unit Games of 2013.
Twenty-three players have played in all three games so far! Thanks for your great support!
Note that the Ev Hodge Charity Classic and the quarterly Saturday Afternoon Mentor-Mentee Team Games, while run under a Unit Championship sanction, are NOT part of the Monthly Unit Game masterpoint race.