Marv Riedesel, has sent me the list of the Top 100 masterpoint holders in Minnesota. Thanks for the list and your explanation, Marv. As for your vacation - we'd be jealous if we weren't busy digging our cars out of ice and snow!
It’s time to publicize the Minnesota Top 100 all time. Last year I wrote this summary article as a diversion from editing a calculus book in cool Prior Lake. This year I am writing it while sitting on the beach in Mazatlan – about 80 degrees warmer than Minneapolis.
Our current membership roster includes 1673 members of ACBL in units 103 & 178 as of January 24. 2011. There are 833 members in Unit 103 and 840 members in Unit 178. This is 16 more members than we had last year at the same time. Many of our members move to warmer climates during the winter and change their membership to their snowbird address.
The mean number of MP earned by Minnesota players is 588 (Last year it was 563.) but as was the case last year this number is dramatically affected by those players who have earned lots of MP. The median number of points earned is 153 - an increase of about 10 points from last year. That means that half of the players in MN have earned more than 153 MP in their lifetime and half of the players earned less than 153.
Number 1 in the Minnesota Top 100, once again, is Peg Kaplan our blog master with over 12,500 MP – a nice lead of 2500 MP over Jerry Lee. To make the Minnesota Top 100 you need to have earned 2163 MP. This is up from 2030 last year. If you have earned 1600 MP you place in the top 10% f Minnesota members of ACBL and earning 670 MP would place you in the top 25%.
This article is much shorter than last year because I don’t need a diversion. It is 10:00 in the morning, I am on the beach, Mary is by my side, the temperature is in the high 70’s, not a cloud in the sky, the herons are dive bombing to catch fish, my Kindle is on my lap and I have a couple of hours to read before the 1:30 bridge game.