HORN LAKE, Miss., Jan. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) announces Brad Moss as the 2010 Player of the Year, a title earned by that bridge player who achieves the best performance at the ACBL's three annual North American Bridge Championships (NABCs). Moss, 39, of San Anselmo, CA, recently profiled in Fortune magazine for his investing prowess, topped the list of ACBL bridge competitors in 2010 by earning more Platinum Points in top-level competition than any other player. Moss picked up 660.02 Platinum Points in 2010 (awarded in top-level NABC contests only), just edging ACBL Hall of Fame member Lew Stansby of Dublin CA, who finished the year with 659.78 Platinum Points.
Moss's bridge victories in 2010 include the Jacoby Open Swiss Teams at the Spring NABC and the Spingold Knockout Teams at the Summer NABC. Moss was also part of the winning squad at the World Championships held in Philadelphia in October, 2010. Moss's team won the World Open Team Championship to claim their first world-level title. Moss also earned the title of ACBL Grand Life Master last year.
Moss, a portfolio manager for a hedge fund, credits the skills he acquired playing bridge to his success in the investing world. Moss played most of 2010 with longtime bridge partner Fred Gitleman of Las Vegas NV, founder of the highly successful online bridge club, Bridge Base Online. Their partnership is part of a sixman squad that includes John Diamond of Boca Raton FL, Brian Platnick of Evanston IL, Eric Greco of Wynnewood PA and Geoff Hampson of Las Vegas NV. The members of this team dominated headlines in the bridge world last year.
Founded in 1937, the ACBL, with over 165,000 members, is one of the largest bridge organizations in the world. It supports 3,200 bridge clubs and 1,100 regional tournaments throughout North America. For more information about the ACBL, visit their web site at www.acbl.org.
SOURCE American Contract Bridge League