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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 Championships, North American Bridge Championship (NABC).


History

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


Namesake

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 Office of Strategic Services, OSS in the training of cryptographers and cryptanalysts. He wrote or co-wrote more than 29 books on games and served as games consultant for the Association of American Playing Card Manufacturers.


Winners

Boldface numerals represent a record-breaking number of masterpoints.


See also

*Fishbein Trophy *Goren Trophy


Sources

* List of previous winners, Page 6. * 2006 winner, Page 1. * 2007 winner, Page 1. * 2008 winners, Page 1. * 2009 winner, Page 3. * 2010 winner, Page 2. * 2011 winner
Spring 2011 NABC Final Results
* 2012 winner, Page 4. * 2013 winner, Page 1. * 2014 winner, Page 4. * 2015 winner, Page 1. * 2016 winner, Page 1. * 2017 winner, Page 1.


External links


ACBL official website
{{WPCBIndex North American Bridge Championships, +