Tom Paske’s Lederer debut must be one of the most successful: his team (Allfrey) wins the whole thing and he and Ed win the Butlers. Well done!
* I think Ed Jones has only appeared once before. So pretty good showing by him too.
Both Allfrey tables played in 3 diamonds. But only Zia-Bilde as defenders actually made 9 tricks on the hand. It didn’t affect Allfrey’s win but was quite an amusing finish.
We had over 1,000 BBO kibitzers watching the winners play the last match. Many thanks to the Vugraph operators for their help!