First up was the Borders KO semifinal and the first half was one of the more amazing set of hands we've played. After 12 hands the aggregate score at our table was 6,400-100. LotG and I bid one slam, nine games and two part-scores, with one of the part-scores failing by a trick; at the other table, Reg and Malcolm's score was (something like) 100-5,600, gaining their 100 points on the same hand that we lost them!
Our opponents, Jean, Penny, Diana and Margaret, had a handicap start of +250, so we had wiped that out at the half. The second set was a lot flatter and we won that half by 50, to emerge winners by about 700 points. We'll play a Kelso or Berwick team in the final.
LotG played this hand very nicely to earn us some of the first-half lead (this is my first attempt at a BBO movie file).
In the evening we teamed up with Diana and Ros in the next round of the club teams. Little seemed to go right - on a fairly flat set of boards we lost two games swings when they were played the other way around, another when 3NT proved better than the major game, and one more when the opposition played it better than us. Too much in 21 boards and we finished below average.
We also missed this slam, but it looks tough to bid it: