The LMBA presented Colin Freeman and Simon Gillis with London Life Membership awards to thank them for their support for the event over the last several years. Colin has done sterling work as the RAC liaison and Simon generously sponsored the event for the first six years at the venue. The LMBA committee is very grateful to them both.
Allfrey, from Ireland, from de Botton after Match 5.
Here’s a hand where half the field reached 6 spades (doubled once) and half did not.
The auction in the Vugraph room with Phil King as North and Andrew McIntosh as South was:
1d -(1h)-P-(2d) 2h-(P)-2s-(3h) 4NT*-(P)-5c*-(P) 6s * RKCB and response
The other table stopped in 4 spades.
Narrower lead now for Allfrey as they lose to Black. Ireland second, Zia moves into third.
Allfrey still ahead. Gillis and Ireland in second and third.
Allfrey have increased their lead. Ireland and de Botton have changed places and are now second and third respectively.