Becker team wins Reisinger Board-a-Match
ACBL President Ken Monzingo presented the Reisinger replica to the winning team: Mike Kamil, Walid Elahmady, Richard Coren, Tarek Sadek, Mike Becker and Aubrey Strul.
Members of the second-place squad: Geoff Hampson, Eric Greco, Justin Lall, Kevin Bathurst, John Diamond and Brian Platnick.
Levine strong in NA Swiss final
Mike Levine’s squad clinched victory in the Keohane North American Swiss Teams with one round still left to play: Ricco Van Prooijen, Louk Verhees, Dennis Clerkin, Eddie Wold and Jerry Clerkin and Captain Mike Levine. Their score was 134.41 VPs.
Stan Tulin’s team was second with 115.30 VPs: Alon Birman, Jacek Kalita, Michal Nowosadzki, Dror Padon, Stan Tulin and Kevin Dwyer.
Gupta captures Mixed Swiss Teams title
Winners of the NABC+ Mixed Swiss Teams: Billy Miller, Anam Tebha, captain Vinita Gupta, Sandra Rimstedt, Fredrik Nystrom and Zia Mahmood.
Second in the Mixed Swiss Teams: captain Josh Donn, Ida Groenkvist, Sally Meckstroth, Cecilia Rimstedt and Magnus Eriksson.
Greco is 2016 Player of the Year, wins Goren Trophy
Unofficial totals following the Fall NABC show that Eric Greco of Wynnewood PA is the winner of the 2016 Player of the Year contest, awarded to the player who earns the most platinum points in a calendar year. Greco’s total of 800.94 puts him just ahead of Jeff Meckstroth with 778.26.
The Daily Bulletin incorrectly reported earlier this week that Meckstroth had the contest wrapped up following his wins in the Baze Senior KO and the Kaplan Blue Ribbon Pairs. But because Meckstroth was allowed by the conditions of contest to drop into the semifinal round of the Blue Ribbon Pairs, he is allowed to keep the higher of the masterpoint awards from the two events, not awards from both.
Greco also won the most masterpoints at the Fall NABC in Orlando to capture the Goren Trophy, awarded annually to the player who accomplishes that feat. Greco’s total included 150 masterpoints for his second-place finish in the Reisinger, 78.75 for his third-place finish in the Mitchell Open BAM, and 106.88 for finishing third in the Kaplan Blue Ribbon Pairs.