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Unit 533's Annual Awards Program and Unit Game takes place every April. To see photos and a list of all 2018 Winners, click on Awards and Races at the upper left of this page.
2018 Mini-McKenney Award Winners: Sandy Young, Kurt Schoenhard, Michael Duniven, Pieter Bax, Ann Carter, Lori Kiefer, Mac Becket, Bob Wernick, Lou Goldsmith, Barbara Sue Seal, Bob Carroll, Jim Weeks, Martin Blain, Jim Darvey, and Bruce Ferguson
(L. to R.) Bob Wernick, Jim Darvey, Barbara Sue Seal, Lou Goldsmith,
Pieter Bax, Mac Becket, Jim Weeks, Martin Blain
The McKenney Trophy, named after ACBL Executive Secretary William E. McKenney, was first awarded in 1938. It went to the player who won the most masterpoints during each calendar year. In 1986, the competition was renamed the Barry Crane Top 500, after Barry Crane, the top masterpoint winner of his era. The Mini-McKenney Awards were created in 1974 to annually recognize top masterpoint winners in 15 categories based on number of masterpoints held at the beginning of each year, from 0-5 up to over 10,000. Masterpoints won at all ACBL-santioned events, excluding online points, are counted - including local club games, STaCs, Sectionals, Regionals, NABC tournaments, and Special Events.
Pictured below: The McKenney Trophy with eight-time winner Charles Goren.