For the second year running, Joe Grue hoists the Goren Trophy. He dominated the masterpoint winnings roster in Honolulu, amassing 422.31 points to win the award, which is given to the player who wins the most masterpoints at the Fall NABC.
Grue, of New York City, was a member of the Fleisher team that won the Mitchell Open Board-a-Match (140 points) and finished fourth in the Reisinger BAM (84 points). His win in the Blue Ribbon Pairs was worth 190 masterpoints.
His closest competition, teammate Martin Fleisher, was 60 points out of the top spot.