“I have a better team this year,” said Shrive, noting his lineup was three players from last year’s squad and three new players. Shrive played with Don Dalpe, Michael Ranis, Anthony Barre, Saul Gross and Juan Castillo. Anikovich played with David Pelka, Alan Daniels and Bob and Ellen Kent, all winners in Kansas City, though they were down a man.
Shrive led all the way, going up 32–8 in the first quarter and widening the lead by about 10 IMPs each quarter thereafter. The event is limited to players with less than 10,000 masterpoints.
It was a first-time limited NABC win for four members of the team. Gross and Castillo won the Mini-Blue Ribbon Pairs last fall in San Diego, and Gross previously won the Mini-Spingold in 2011.
Bracket sheet may be found here.