Jim McKenna Cup

2012 winner -- Suzanne Jones

The Jim McKenna Cup is a traveling award which each year goes to the Unit 359 member who wins the most aggregate Masterpoints in our two unrestricted annual tournaments -- the Boulder Bonanza Spring Sectional and the Kay McKenna Boulder Fall Sectional.

The Cup was established decades ago as the McKenna Cup and was made a memorial award in memory of Jim McKenna following his death. Prior to 1994, the Cup winner could be from any Unit. At that time the rules changed so that the winner must be a Unit 359 member. Both McKennas were giants in Unit 359 bridge, being among our earliest Life Masters. Kay was in fact our Unit's very first Life Master. The "Kay McKenna Boulder Fall Sectional" tournament is named in Kay's honor -- she was a great supporter and benefactor of duplicate bridge in our area.

Unit 359 veteran Suzanne Jones captured the trophy in 2012, for the ninth time! Suzanne played steadily in both our Sectionals, collecting 15 mp's in the spring Bonzana before finishing strongly in the fall McKenna to come home with 19.33 in October. Linda Sundbye also won 10+ mp's in each tourney to take runner-up honors.   Here are details of Suzanne's victory (overall finishes only -- section and Swiss match awards not shown):

Tournament    Event    Finish
Bonanza-May Sunday Flight A Swiss 1st
McKenna-Oct Fri Bracketed KO's (top bracket) 1st
Sat Open Pairs, Strat A 13th
Sunday Flight A Swiss tie 4th

Here are the top 10 contenders in the 2012 race, with their Masterpoint aggregates over the two tournaments:

     34.33 Suzanne Jones
30.40 Linda Sundbye
27.94 Jim Hoerlein
27.77 Bob Sherman
22.80 Scott Needham
19.51 Joanna Chau
17.13 Michael Perlman
16.74 Gary Steiner
16.10 Jim Johnson
15.36 Gary Greene