Mott-Smith Trophy

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The Mott-Smith Trophy, named for writer and cryptographer Geoffrey Mott-Smith, is awarded to the player who wins the most masterpoints at the spring American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) North American Bridge Championship (NABC).

History[edit]

The Mott-Smith Trophy was donated by friends in memory of Geoffrey Mott-Smith in 1961 and made retroactive to 1958 to include all the winners.

Namesake[edit]

Mott-Smith (1902–1960) was co-chairman of the ACBL Laws Commission, editor of the ACBL Bridge Bulletin 1935-36, a contributor to The Bridge World, a writer and cryptographer. During World War II, Mott-Smith served as chief instructor for the OSS in the training of cryptographers and cryptanalysts. He authored or co-authored more than 29 books on games and served as games consultant for the Association of American Playing Card Manufacturers.

Winners[edit]

Boldface indicates a new record number of master points.

Mott-Smith Trophy
Year Winners Masterpoints
1958 Ivar Stakgold n/a
1959 Lew Mathe n/a
1960 Norman Kay n/a
1961 Robert Jordan n/a
1962 Robert Jordan n/a
1963 Sidney Silodor, Norman Kay n/a
1964 Lew Mathe n/a
1965 Phil Feldesman n/a
1966 Phil Feldesman n/a
1967 Lew Mathe n/a
1968 Norman Kay n/a
1969 Sue Sachs 168
1970 Barry Crane 155
1971 Barry Crane 135
1972 Paul Swanson, Jack Blair 159
1973 Bobby Wolff 233
1974 Ron Andersen 250
1975 Roger Bates 203
1976 Larry T. Cohen 225
1977 Mark Blumenthal 200
1978 Mike Passell 250
1979 Jeff Meckstroth 215
1980 Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell 173
1981 Allan Stauber 166
1982 David Berkowitz, Harold Lilie 198
1983 Mike Passell 214
1984 Lew Stansby 172
1985 Jeff Meckstroth 196
1986 Lew Stansby 207
1987 Steve Robinson, Peter Boyd 200
1988 Roger Bates 193
1989 Eddie Wold 167
1990 John Sutherlin 300
1991 Zia Mahmood 183
1992 Roger Bates 186
1993 Michael Seamon 196
1994 Chip Martel 250
1995 Michael Polowan 242
1996 Zia Mahmood 252
1997 Bart Bramley 292
1998 Eddie Wold 243
1999 Petra Hamman 265
2000 Jeff Meckstroth 313
2001 Jill Meyers 234
2002 Paul Soloway 357.41
2003 Geoff Hampson 317.42
2004 Fulvio Fantoni, Claudio Nunes 363.82
2005 Eddie Wold 282.05
2006 Fred Chang 347.50
2007 Roy Welland 380.00
2008 Krzysztof Jassem, Krzysztof Martens 257.50
2009 Jeff Meckstroth 304.92

See also[edit]

Sources[edit]

  • List of previous winners, Page 6. Daily Bulletin (PDF) 49–6 (6), April 5, 2006 
  • 2006 winner, Page 1. Daily Bulletin (PDF), 49-11 (11), April 10, 2006 
  • 2007 winner, Page 1. Daily Bulletin (PDF), 50-11 (11), March 19, 2007 
  • 2008 winners, Page 1. Daily Bulletin (PDF), 51-11 (11), March 17, 2008 
  • 2009 winner, Page 3. Daily Bulletin (PDF), 52-11 (11), March 23, 2009 

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