ZIMMERMAN RALLIES TO WIN REISINGER
Four members of the winning squad in the Reisinger Board-a-Match Teams: Tor Helness, Claudio Nunes, Geir Helgemo. Not pictured are team captain Pierre Zimmermann and Franck Multon. The Zimmermann team overcame a string of poor results in the middle of the second final by winning their final seven boards.
MILNER WINS KEOHANE NORTH AMERICAN SWISS TEAMS
Unofficial non-playing captain Jacek Pszczola (second from left) with
four members of the winning squad in Keohane North American Swiss Teams: Apolinary Kowalski, captain Reese Milner, Dennis Bilde and Jacek
Romanski. Not pictured: Anders Hagen and Lars Blakset.
With 348.08 platinum masterpoints earned at the 2012 Fall NABC, Zia Mahmood racked up a rare double – he is 2012 ACBL Player of the Year and winner of the Goren Trophy, awarded to the player who does the best at a Fall NABC. Zia’s total of 348.08 was more than 60 points better that Goren runner-up Justin Lall. The masterpoints Zia won were all platinum, awarded for NABC+ events (national rating, no upper masterpoint restrictions). The Player of the Year is the ACBL member who wins the most platinum masterpoints in a calendar year.
Entering the Fall NABC in San Francisco, Zia had earned 453.96 platinum points. His total in San Francisco boosted his 2012 tally to 802.04 to 724.07 for runner-up Thomas Bessis.