Bridge players love to compete - and they love to do well. When we do well, we are rewarded with ACBL coin of the realm: masterpoints. Whether a beginner or a long time expert, we all delight in seeing our totals grow, and moving from one category of ACBL member to the next higher spot.
The final tally for Minnesota's top 100 masterpoint holders in 2013 is in. The list is below.
At the top with 14,054 masterpoints is your blogmaster - Peg Kaplan. As I state every year, no one at all earns their masterpoints on their own. I am most grateful for the special partners and teammates that I've had over the years. "I couldn't do it without them" is absolutely accurate.
The second masterpoint holder is Peder Langsetmo. Peder's 9941+ masterpoints show him threatening to soon go over 10,000 points and become Minnesota's only Platinum Life Master. Not far behind Peder is a Minnesota legend: Larry Oakey. Larry's total of 9824 is also close to the 10K mark. But, Larry has been more involved behind the scenes of bridge recently rather than At the Table. Should Larry decide to go after those points, though, no doubt he would earn them most rapidly!
Steve Gaynor rounds out Minnesota's top 10 with 7790. And to make it into the top 100 in 2013, you needed to have earned 2329, as Dave Hoffman did.
Congratulations to our top 100 for their success in 2013. Best of luck to us all - combined with a load of fun at the table - in 2014!