2010 May Sectional Results


EventField Strength (MP)Tables
AX Swiss Teams3538241912 x 2
BCD Swiss Teams75942315 x 2


EventField Strength (MP)Tables
Saturday Morning Open Pairs2845147630.5
Saturday Afternoon Open Pairs2903159329
Saturday Morning 499er Pairs18710011
Saturday Afternoon 499er Pairs1669811


EventField Strength (MP)Tables
Friday Morning Open Pairs2726142426
Friday Afternoon Open Pairs2647136624
Friday Morning 499er Pairs1901249
Friday Afternoon 499er Pairs1841008

Total table count: 202.5

304 players attended, 235 taking home masterpoints, with 715.98 total masterpoints awarded. David Walters was the overall masterpoint winner, earning 20.96 MP. View the full list of winners. See the ACBL website results for a summary of the winners in each event. Financial recap.

The field strength numbers are computed as the arithmetic and geometric means respectively of the masterpoint holdings for all ACBL members in a field. Granted, the masterpoint system partly rewards longevity and frequency of play and it has suffered from grade inflation, a problem significantly exacerbated in recent years by triple point charity games. But still masterpoint holdings must have some correlation with skill level and in a Rumsfeldian sort of way it is the ranking system we have if not the one we want to have.

ACBLmerge Recap Hyperlink Illustration ACBLmerge Copy-and-Paste Aid Illustration

Did you know your recap sheet is just a click away? Click on your pair number and wait a couple of seconds for the popup window to appear. Want to copy hands more conveniently? Click on the C button below the double dummy results on a hand to bring up the cut-and-paste aid.


Four bridge players playing outside

The Memorial weekend sectional (flyer PDF icon Microsoft Word icon) borrows an illustration from the The Rubáiyát of Bridge, published in 1909. Many of its words seem true today. I know I have lost ‘Nightly Beauty-Snooze’ to ‘Subtle Bridge[’s] alluring Woos!’

Free plays good for any 2010 La Jolla unit game were awarded to each member of the top pair in each strat (scored across sections) and each member of the top team in each start. That’s up to 24 free plays every day!


Histogram number of sessions played at May 2010 La Jolla sectional
Histogram of masterpoints for May 2010 La Jolla sectional