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Pyne Selected as September Referee of the Month

USQ is pleased to announce that its September 2014 Referee of the Month is Martin Pyne.

USQ is pleased to announce that its September 2014 Referee of the Month is Martin Pyne. Pyne, who graduated from Harvey Mudd College in 2009, now lives in Sunnyvale, California where he is currently employed as a software engineer. When he's not refereeing, Pyne maintains the website Quidditch-reference.com and volunteers for USQ on the Gameplay Policies Team. He also likes to relax by cheering on the San Francisco Giants, San Jose Sharks, and San Francisco 49ers or reading one of his many sci-fi/fantasy/comic books.

Pyne has been instrumental at a number of tournaments so far this season, and it is due to his assistance that many official games have taken place this season. He has consistently received excellent reviews by both his peers and tournament directors, and USQ is proud to count him among the USQ striped.

"I am honored to accept the inaugural Referee of the Month Award,” Pyne said. “I'd like to thank Dan Hanson, Sequoia Thomas, and Kevin Oelze, whose advice and critiques have been essential in my development as a referee.”

The USQ Referee of the Month program runs in the six months from September to February, with one winner to be chosen per month. The six winners of the Referee of the Month Award will be eligible for the Referee of the Year award and a USQ World Cup travel grant.