We are coming to the end of the calendar year which means the 2014 masterpoint races are concluding. District 23’s Sherman Gao (Pomona) has a commanding lead in the 200-300 category.
Om Chokriwala is the other D23 competitor vying for victory – in the 500-1000 category. He led his category most of the year, but has been overtaken by a Bay Area competitor. Om trails by 60 points as of the November data on acbl.org.
Om is not taking this lying down, however. He played in numerous sessions of the Holiday STaC. Om won some minor masterpoints for section tops and a nice 4th place STaC finish with Peter Benjamin. But, he made great progress (~15 points each) with two STaC first place finishes partnering Aram Bedros (Wednesday night and Sunday afternoon). Note that Aram won three of the STaCs this week including a Monday evening victory with Peter Benjamin.
Edit: a late results change for the Sunday game dropped Aram and Om into 2nd place.
The results for the December 8-14 STaC can be found here.
Edit: a reader notes that the ACBL link may be more up-to-date.
The December Bridge News is now available.
Just completed the 2nd Semi-Final for our D23 NAP competition. Nice paragraph in the December Bridge News. See below (9 Sept post) for the Finals flyer in January and here is the complete list of qualifiers for that game:
Click here for the STaC links.
The morning and afternoon results for the second D23 NAP semifinal are now available.
Remember: qualifiers can play in the finals in Barrington on January 18th where top finishers earn a partially reimbursed trip to the nationals next spring.
Thank you to Mike Marcucci for a well-run event.
The first District 23 NAP semifinal was held at Beverly Hills Sunday.
Results and hand records for the morning session and afternoon session are now available.
Qualifiers can play in the semifinal at the Barrington Bridge Club in Santa Monica in January.
Thanks go to Mike Marcucci for organizing an outstanding event.
Sherman Gao of Pomona is leading the Mini-McKinney 200-300 division by a large amount: 436-275 with 3 months to go.
Om Chokriwala of Sherman Oaks has a narrow 538-518 lead in the 500-1000 division
Other D23 players ranked nationally include: Fred Upton, Bob Shore, Steve Ramos and Leo Bell.
Mike Marcucci has prepared a list of 2015 Qualifiers for the North American Pairs.