In second were Friday’s leaders, the Pennsylvania team of Deepak Khanna, Tom Kriz, John Botzum and Miriam Harris-Botzum. The top two teams started the day with almost identical carryover, separated by just .42 VPs, both with a lead of more than 6 on the rest of the field.
Stein noted that everyone on his team would have been eligible to play in the event if the limit had been as low as 6000. Their final score was 134.37.
“We just played solidly throughout the whole event,” Stein said. “We only lost two matches, and we had a good two last rounds,” winning those matches by more than 20 IMPs. Noting they’d been leading all day, Arshan added, “It’s not a position we’re used to.”
Arshan and Ross won the Grand National Teams Flight C in 1993. It is the first NABC win for Stein and Helfgott.
Sixteen teams made the overalls, which pay 10 percent platinum points.
Results may be found here.