Conditions of Contest
The 299er Award at Duncan Bridge Center
sponsored by Marilyn and Jerry Gitt

Purpose:  To promote player skill-development in the game of duplicate bridge among our advancing players.

Eligibility:  All ACBL members having earned less than 300 masterpoints at the start of the qualifying period.  Determination of masterpoint holdings will be based on the published ACBL report of earned masterpoints on or about March 10 and September 10, prior to each qualifying period

2 Qualifying Contest Periods/Year:  April 1  through September 30 and October 1 through March 31.

Award:  25 Free Game passes for games held at Duncan Bridge Center, Palm Desert, CA, for each qualifying period. Unit Games played at DBC are included.

Winners:  There will be 3 winners in each qualifying period, one each from three (3) categories of  masterpoint-holdings.

Categories:  0 to 49, 50 to 149, and 150 to less than 300 masterpoints.

How to Win:  Earn the most masterpoints in your starting-category during the qualifying contest period in games held at Duncan Bridge Center.  Masterpoints earned at other venues and overall points scored at the district level will not be counted toward the award for purposes of this competition.

Free Passes:

  • Redeemable at Duncan Bridge Center only.  Exception:  3 Unit Games:  The Annual Unit Election Game, Unit Awards Game and Unit Holiday Game.
  • Valued at regular card fee rate.  Any additional fees charged by a director for Special Event, STaC and/or Charity Games, will be paid by the Free Pass holder.
  • Free Passes are transferable.  Holders may use more than one pass at a game, i.e.:  treat a partner.
  • Free passes for this qualifying period will be issued for use during a 12 month period, expiring a year after issue.

Contact for any additional questions or call 760 318 4266