Grue Wins Goren Trophy

Joe Grue won the Goren Trophy, which recognizes the player who captures the most masterpoints at the Fall NABC. Grue’s total included 190 masterpoints for winnng the Edgar Kaplan Blue Ribbon Pairs. He picked up another 40 for his fifth-place finish in the NABC Mixed Swiss on Sunday.

Top Masterpoint Winners

1           266.10  Joe Grue, New York NY

2-3        247.76  Nikolay Demirev, Arlington Heights IL

2-3        247.76  Rose Meltzer, Chapel Hill NC

4-7        245.40  Vladimir Marashev, Sofia, Bulgaria

4-7         245.40  Rosen Gunev, Sofia, Bulgaria

4-7         245.40  Kalin Karaivanov, Varna, Bulgaria

4-7         245.40  Ivan Tsonchev, Sofia, Bulgaria

8            243.53  David Gold, London, England

9             239.71  Eric Greco, Beverly Hills CA

10-11     237.02  Thomas Bessis, Paris, France

10-11     237.02  Frederic Volcker, Issy Les Moulin, France

12-15     232.31  Bob Drijver, Rotterdam, Netherlands

12-15      232.31  Dano De Falco, Rubano, Italy

12-15      232.31  Patricia Cayne, Boca Raton FL

12-15      232.31  Bart Nab, Tilburg, Netherland

16-17      231.81  Danny Molenaar, Den Haag, Netherlands

16-17      231.81  Tim Verbeek, Utrecht, Netherlands

18-19      230.40  Diyan Danailov, Sofia, Bulgaria

18-19      230.40  Jerry Stamatov, Sofia, Bulgaria

20            226.17  Michael Bell, London, England