A holiday weekend means more time for Bridge! This sectional includes a mix of pairs and team "knockout" events running Friday through Monday.
If you've never tried a knockout before, they can be a fun and different event from the typical pairs/club game. Knockout teams are a team of 4-6 players. Teams are "bracketed" into divisions by masterpoint totals. Each bracket comprises a separate event with its own masterpoint awards, so you play against teams of roughly the same skill (as judged by masterpoint totals) as your team. Instead of playing lots of different pairs, you play one pair from one other team for an entire session. This lets you adjust to a given pair's style of play as well as enjoy each other's company more than the typical table-switching in pair movements. After you've played a session against a team and compared scores, you either win or you're "knocked out" and free to play in other events. In this way, a knockout is often considered a "win-win" event. Either you win the match (and thus some amount of masterpoints) and advance or you are free to play a different event!
A unit meeting will be held before the Saturday evening session (~6:45pm).