2022 Penticton Regional: Monday, June 13

It was three years ago today....

...that the Raptors won the NBA championship in Oakland! Oddly enough I cannot find a single reference to it in the 2019 online Bulletins; I was probably too busy....

June 13 Historical Headlines (from Wikipedia)

Can you fill in the blanks and then put them into the correct chronological order? (Answers at the bottom of the page...)

Attendance So Far

99½ tables at the end of Monday, 51.1% of the 2019 total. For full details, check out the new Table Counts page!

Bridge clubs and tournaments throughout the ACBL are struggling with returning to live play, so comparing this tournament's attendance to one before the pandemic is not really fair. We'll be happy if the tournament hits 50% of the 2019 table count of 3217½ tables (so 1609 is the target number).

Masterpoint Leaders thru Monday Evening

Should be up by about 11:45pm

Overall Leaders

1Bryan Maksymetz, Vancouver BC12.74
1Frances Corney, Vancouver BC12.74
3Derrick Furber, Saskatoon SK9.56
3Edgar L'Heureux, White Rock BC9.56
3Mark Churchman, Saskatoon SK9.56
3Sally Craig, Port Moody BC9.56
7John Hurdle, Richmond BC7.17
7Roberta McIlwain, Invermere BC7.17
7Sandy McIlwain, Invermere BC7.17
7Trudy Hurdle, Richmond BC7.17
11Anne Kendall, Prince George BC5.38
11Robert Coole, Prince George BC5.38
13Carol Smith, Oakland CA4.19
13David Cartwright, Oakland CA4.19
15Dariusz Matus, Surrey BC4.04
15Michael Desaulniers, Maple Ridge BC4.04
17Claire Valente, Walla Walla WA3.03
17Mary Eliza Balof, Walla Walla WA3.03
19Charlotte Jobb, Medicine Hat AB3.02
19Mona Girling, Dunmore AB3.02
21Colleen Power, Summerland BC2.99
21Sherri Macdonald, Summerland BC2.99
23Don Bell, Vernon BC2.98
23Kelly Meenagh, Kelowna BC2.98
25Danny Zaitsoff, Vernon BC2.27
25Kathleen Harvey, Edmonton AB2.27
25Michael Harvey, Edmonton AB2.27
25Ruth Embree, Salmon Arm BC2.27

Non-Life Master Leaders

1Dariusz Matus, Surrey BC4.04
1Michael Desaulniers, Maple Ridge BC4.04
3Mary Eliza Balof, Walla Walla WA3.03
4Colleen Power, Summerland BC2.99
4Sherri Macdonald, Summerland BC2.99
6Danny Zaitsoff, Vernon BC2.27
6Ruth Embree, Salmon Arm BC2.27
8Bud Bishop, Delta BC2.24
8Mary Frances Bishop, Delta BC2.24
10Debra Sutherland, Burnaby BC1.68
10Kathy Dreisinger, Delta BC1.68
12Terry Huxter, Grand Forks BC1.67
12Wendy McCulloch, Grand Forks BC1.67
14Leeann Lagace, St Albert AB1.53
14Marne Turnbull, Edmonton AB1.53

Masterpoints will be updated first on the masterpoints page. Leaders will appear here later, when the results are posted.

Cashless Entries Are Now In Canada!

(Canadian TDs learning the system, arrive early!)

The decision has been made to try to make this a cashless tournament. (We changed Marv's message on the Welcome page to reflect this, like a "1984" edit of the Times!). If you haven't brought a credit or debit card with you to make the transaction, ask your partner to do so for you and give them the cash you have collected! After a few days, I'm told that this system is easy and quick compared with the old insecure way of having massive amounts of cash laying around as games were getting started.

20% bonus for overall awards!

At Regionals and Sectionals for the next year

A recent ACBL decision to put a spark into offline play at sectionals and regionals is a 20% increase in all overall awards. Session awards are not affected, but the overalls in all strats and knockout brackets will be. We hear that ACBLscore is being a bit finicky about this so we'll be checking closely. For the online Bulletins today I originally added a fifth to the KO overall awards, but it turned out that was not necessary and only proved that I'm not sure about the innards of my own program (anyhow, they've been changed back...).

Merlot Knockout Teams, Bracket One

Bracket One has thirteen teams and a masterpoint average of 7910 per player.  ACBL Live link to brackets
Opening Round
Monday Afternoon
4.50 red
Monday Evening
22.24 gold
Tuesday Afternoon
38.91 gold
Tuesday Evening
55.59 gold

3-way : Anderson vs Lambert vs Burns

Millens vs Levine

3-way : Lawrence vs Jacob vs McDonald

3-way : Steinberg vs Todd vs Su

Graves vs Meng

Anderson vs Millens

Lawrence vs Meng

Steinberg vs Lambert

Su vs Jacob<

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Hideous Hog (In Training)'s Prediction:

Steinberg over Jacob in the final.

Bracket One Quarterfinalist Team Rosters:

Andy Anderson - Curley Anderson; Saskatoon SK; Cindy Cossey - Glenn Cossey; Innisfail AB
Joan Millens; Kingston NY; Shan Huang; Palm Beach G FL; Kevin Dwyer; Jacksonville FL; Kevin Bathurst; Palm Bch Gdns FL; Jianfeng Luo; North York ON

Steven Lawrence - Pierre Beauregard - Nicole Beauregard - Frank Ayer; Calgary AB
Kole Meng; Niagara Falls ON; Zheng Zhang; Toronto ON; Yan Wang; Richmond Hill ON; Edward Xu; North York ON

Jonathan Steinberg; Toronto ON; Alex Hudson; Morrisville NC; Gerry Marshall; Calgary AB; Hendrik Sharples; Brush Prairie WA
Bernie Lambert; Acme AB; Keith Falkenberg; Calgary AB; Kevin Strangway; Grande Prairie AB; Robert Pratt; Edmonton AB

Yue Su - Larry Pocock; Vancouver BC; Baixiang Liu - Amy Gao; New Westminster BC
Dan Jacob; Vancouver BC; Piotr Klimowicz; Edmonton AB; Tom Carmichael; Marysville WA; Gordon McOrmond; Sidney BC

Merlot Knockout Teams, Bracket Two

Bracket Two has sixteen teams and a masterpoint average of 1643 per player.  ACBL Live link to brackets
Opening Round
Monday Afternoon
2.78 red
Monday Evening
11.13 gold
Tuesday Afternoon
19.48 gold
Tuesday Evening
27.83 gold

Balof vs Burnham

Mori vs Norden

Sprague vs McGuire

Goulet vs Koblenz

Long vs Foster

Glassford vs Metcalfe

Bailey vs Griffiths

Callas vs Eveland

Burnham vs Bailey

Long vs Koblenz

Norden vs McGuire

Metcalfe vs Eveland

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Hideous Hog (In Training)'s Prediction:

Bailey over Long in the final.

Bracket Two Quarterfinalist Team Rosters:

Shelley Burnham; Brentwood Bay BC; Evelyn Goedhart; Sidney BC; Rita Beny - Neville Hircock; Parksville BC
Kathryn Bailey; Dripping Spring TX; Barbara Morgan; New Braunfels TX; Lilly Justman - Melody Euler; Austin TX

Karen Long - David Smith - Louise Klimowicz - Lloyda Jones; Edmonton AB
Brian Koblenz - Richard D'Litzenberger; Leavenworth WA; Harry Satanove; Vancouver BC; Isabel Chernoff - Jane Youngberg; Surrey BC

Marv Norden; Peachland BC; David Schmidt; Chilliwack BC; Ken Beck; Keremeos BC; Ian Gibson; Naramata BC
Shirley McGuire - Claire Cook - Aileen Handyside; Saskatoon SK; Phyllis Minielly; Crossmount SK

Patty Metcalfe - James Metcalfe; Edmonton AB; Gerene Albrecht - Adam Thiel; Red Deer AB
Karen Eveland; Lewiston ID; Renee Petersen; Moscow ID; Bill Drayton; Sagle ID; Keith Carter; Sandpoint ID

Merlot Knockout Teams, Bracket Three

Bracket Three has sixteen teams and a masterpoint average of 588 per player.  ACBL Live link to brackets
Opening Round
Monday Afternoon
1.73 red
Monday Evening
4.60 red, 2.30 gold
Tuesday Afternoon
8.06 red, 4.02 gold
Tuesday Evening
11.51 red, 5.75 gold

Dickey vs Renner

Warick vs Geber

Elkin vs Carolsfeld

Webb vs Brown

Closson vs Senaratne

Allen vs Gangl

Murison vs Koffski

Chow vs Plasteras

Warick vs Chow

Elkin vs Senaratne

Webb vs Renner

Allen vs Koffski

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Hideous Hog (In Training)'s Prediction:

Koffski over Chow in the final.

Bracket Three Quarterfinalist Team Rosters:

Dana Warick; Penticton BC; Lyn Kristoff; Summerland BC; Judy Bateman; Kaleden BC; Gail Nixon; Naramata BC
Lana Chow - Irene Dundon; Vancouver BC; Dave Brett; Calgary AB; Jozef Stencel; Ashcroft BC

Clive Elkin - Peggy Fekete - Douglas Cramen; Kelowna BC; John Cryer; North Vancouver BC
Manohara Senaratne - Don Greenwood - Abdeali Naffar - Sharana Basappa; Edmonton AB

Bill Webb - David Johnson - Marcia Schoffer - Frances Monro; Penticton BC
John Renner - Carol Renner - Linda Underwood - Terry Underwood; Kamloops BC

Darlene Allen - Denise Holst; Courtenay BC; Darrel Mooney; Boise ID; Jayne James; Midvale UT
Leah Koffski - Andrea Johnson; Kelowna BC; Freda Cryer; North Vancouver BC; Judith Harris; West Kelowna BC

Evening Side Game Series, Game 1 of 5

Winners: Bryan Maksymetz, Frances Corney

At the end of the first round, eventual winners Bryan Maksymetz and Frances Corney were ... wait for it ... 84th overall. In twelve rounds they passed 83 pairs! That's even more overtakes than the dude driving the Kelowna-Penticton transit route I was on yesterday afternoon, who should be applying to replace Canadian F1 backmarkers Lance Stroll and Nicholas Latifi....B Winners Edgar L'Heureux and Sally Craig led the field during the middle rounds until a few A pairs passed them near the end, but held on for a tight B-strat win. C winners Michael Desaulniers and Dariusz Matus grabbed the final A overall spot with a score of 57%, putting them atop the non-LM leaderboard after Day One!

Single-session pairs event, scored in matchpoints.  Part of the Evening Side Game Series, session 1 of 5 in the series.  (In a side game series you are free to play as many sessions as you wish, even with different partners.)  Strat limits (by pair average): A: 2500+ / B: 750 - 2500 / C: 0 - 750.  
Average masterpoints for players in this event: 2511

MPts Score A B C Evening Side Game Series, Game 1 of 5 (46 tables)
ACBL Live Link
12.74 70.38% 1 Bryan Maksymetz - Frances Corney; Vancouver BC
9.56 66.15% 2 Mark Churchman - Derrick Furber; Saskatoon SK
7.17 62.74% 3 Trudy Hurdle - John Hurdle; Richmond BC
9.56 62.26% 4 1 Edgar L'Heureux; White Rock BC; Sally Craig; Port Moody BC
7.17 61.11% 5 2 Sandy McIlwain - Roberta McIlwain; Invermere BC
5.38 59.79% 6 3 Anne Kendall - Robert Coole; Prince George BC
2.98 59.36% 7 Don Bell; Vernon BC; Kelly Meenagh; Kelowna BC
4.19 59.02% 8 4 David Cartwright - Carol Smith; Oakland CA
3.02 58.85% 9 5 Charlotte Jobb; Medicine Hat AB; Mona Girling; Dunmore AB
1.58 58.80% 10 Michael Moffatt - Vicki Moffatt; Surrey BC
2.27 57.86% 11 6 Kathleen Harvey - Michael Harvey; Edmonton AB
4.04 57.44% 12 7 1 Michael Desaulniers; Maple Ridge BC; Dariusz Matus; Surrey BC
1.47 56.50% 8 Sandy Jean Robinson - Avril Karr; Calgary AB
3.03 55.98% 9 2 Mary Eliza Balof - Claire Valente; Walla Walla WA
2.27 54.91% 3 Ruth Embree; Salmon Arm BC; Danny Zaitsoff; Vernon BC
1.53 52.48% 4/5 Leeann Lagace; St Albert AB; Marne Turnbull; Edmonton AB
1.49 52.48% 4/5 Ben Levine - Nicholas Buck; Prince George BC
1.07 48.89% 6 Ken Sutley - Diana Sutley; Edmonton AB

Monday Evening 299er Pairs

Winners: Colleen Power, Sherri Macdonald

I hope Colleen Power and Sherri Macdonald, who had the last round sitout, stayed to enjoy a superb victory. They had one round of 52% and the rest were 66% or better!

Single-session pairs event, scored in matchpoints.  Strat limits (by pair average): D: 200 - 300 / E: 100 - 200 / F: 0 - 100.  No player over 300 was eligible.
Average masterpoints for players in this event: 143

MPts Score D E F Monday Evening 299er Pairs (8½ tables)
ACBL Live Link
2.99 71.96% 1 1 1 Colleen Power - Sherri Macdonald; Summerland BC
2.24 60.25% 2 Mary Frances Bishop - Bud Bishop; Delta BC
1.68 56.97% 3 Kathy Dreisinger; Delta BC; Debra Sutherland; Burnaby BC
1.26 56.76% 4 Doris Laktin - Peter Laktin; Nelson BC
0.95 56.61% 5 Susan Van - Elaine Beyeler; Kelowna BC
1.67 55.49% 2 Wendy McCulloch - Terry Huxter; Grand Forks BC
1.47 54.30% 3 2 Philippa Fitzgerald-Finc - Joy Crawford; Calgary AB
1.10 50.30% 4 3 Eloise Carbone; Vancouver BC; Lisa Bealle; New Westminster BC

June 13 Historical Headlines

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