This past weekend, players from Flights A, B and C competed at the Edina Senior Center to become one of the (3 in Flight A, 4 in Flights B and C) to represent District 14 at the Spring NABC in Memphis.
While most winners were Twin Citians, we did have some qualifiers from other locales. In the fledgling Northfield Club, which meets twice per month, we had C qualifiers and also our first place C winners were from Avon, just outside of St. Cloud. We also had a St. Cloud qualifier in Flight A. Two of our B qualifiers hoofed it to Edina from Omaha, Nebraska, with 1 B qualifier from Morehead and another from Preston, outside of Rochester.
Another highlight was that our U of MN student pair qualified second place in C!
Flight A had 7.5 tables; Flight B had 8 tables and an impressive 11.5 tables showed up for Flight C!
Something your webmaster has never seen before occurred in Flight A. A District 14 player from Iowa was perusing the results in Flight A, and noticed an anomaly in the scoring. He contacted a friend about it, and the friend (one of our players) realized that the score could not be accurate. He got in touch with our fine Tournament Director, Tony Ames, and places were adjusted. Because of the correction, places 2, 3 and 4 were separated by a total of .14 of a masterpoint!
While this surely was a quirk, we are glad that the proper scores were posted.
Ron DeHarpporte - Peg Waller
Terry Beckman - John Koch
Richard Lawson - Andy Caranicas
Diane Henson - Larry Henson
Judy Hansen - Grant Broadwine
Gary Knippenberg - Erwin Heisler
Keith Thompson - Gerald Burdeski
James Schnepf - Connie Nelson
Sean McNally - Morgan Johnstone
Rodney Anderson - Martin Mueller
James Finholt - David Finholt
Big thanks to both Diane Henson (winner, winner!) and coordinator for District 14 NAP - and of course to Tony Ames, our head director and Scott Smith directing Flight C.
Additional thanks to Sue Jackson for working with Diane for pre-event publicity. Sue also managed the playing site, ably assisted by Sandy Nelson for session goodies. Ann House helped, too, with the luncheon on Sunday, as did Diane and her husband, Larry.
Photos of some of our qualifiers below - then more of our competitors below the line. Apologies for not getting shots of every qualifier - but - we wish you all the best in Memphis!