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.
Early doors but good wins for Allfrey, de Botton and Ireland see them take the top 3 positions.