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).
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.
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.
Bold indicates the record of number of masterpoints won was broken.
|Year||Winners||Number of masterpoints|
|1963||Sidney Silodor, Norman Kay||n/a|
|1972||Paul Swanson, Jack Blair||159|
|1976||Larry T. Cohen||225|
|1980||Jeff Meckstroth, Eric Rodwell||173|
|1982||David Berkowitz, Harold Lilie||198|
|1987||Steve Robinson, Peter Boyd||200|
|2004||Fulvio Fantoni, Claudio Nunes||363.82|
|2008||Krzysztof Jassem, Krzysztof Martens||257.50|
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