Phoenix Wrap-up

The Fall NABC in Phoenix wrapped-up on Sunday, Dec. 8 with the conclusion of the Reisinger Board-a-Match Teams and the Keohane North American Swiss Teams.

Team Monaco (Pierre Zimmermann, Franck Multon, Tor Helness, Geir Helgemo, Claudio Nunes and Fulvio Fantoni) posted their second consecutive win in the Reisinger. In second place were Krzysztof Buras, Norberto Bocchi, Andrew Gromov, Aleksander Dubinin, Grzegorz Narkiewicz and Agustin Madala.

The winners of the Keohane North American Swiss Teams were 14th at the start of play on the final day. The winners were team captain Rose Meltzer Steve Robinson, Carlos Pellegrini, Diego Brenner, John Mohan and Peter Boyd. Second place went to Jan Jansma, JohnValliant, Michael Polowan, team captain Ron Zambonini, Darren Wolpert and Shan Huang.

Martin Fleisher, captain of the third-place squad in the Reisinger Board-a-Match Teams, earned enough platinum masterpoints to win the Player of the Year masterpoint competition for 2013.

The Player of the Year is the ACBL member who wins the most platinum masterpoints, available only in NABC events, in a calendar year. Fleisher’s platinum point total of 746.25 put him 41.6 points ahead of Steve Weinstein, the leader at the conclusion of the Kaplan Blue Ribbon Pairs on Thursday, Dec 5. Weinstein’s team did not make the cut on the first qualifying day of the Reisinger.

The Goren Trophy goes to the player who wins the most masterpoints of any pigment. This year it belongs to Agustin Madala, whose 402.22 points (all platinum) led the field.

The final table count was 12,565.