Team Monaco, captained by Pierre Zimmermann, scored its second win in a row in the Spingold Knockout Teams on Sunday. Trailing by 10 IMPs coming into the fourth quarter, Team Monaco dominated the last 16 boards to defeat the Nickell team, 143-101.
The Roth Open Swiss saw the John Diamond team prevail, with a 2.5 VP margin of victory over the second-place team captained by Carolyn Lynch. Diamond was trailing the Lynch squad by 1 victory point going into the final round. Lynch won their last-round match against Rose Meltzer’s team by a 15-5 VP margin. Diamond, however, outperformed the leaders by beating Michael Schreiber’s squad 18-2, to win the contest by 2.47.
The Fishbein trophy, awarded to the player who earns the most masterpoints at the Summer NABC, was won by Alan Sontag. Sontag totaled 315 masterpoints from his victory in the von Zedtwitz Life Master Pairs and his semifinal run in the Spingold as part of Mark Gordon’s team.
Thanks to all who joined us at the Philadelphia NABC, and we hope to see you in San Francisco in the fall. For full results from Philadelphia, click here.