We were second with 64% and closed the gap a little, but still a mountain to climb. Reg and Malcolm did achieve the 70% mark, but they need to score the same in both the final two rounds to even compete for the Royal Bank trophy. Two more 64% sessions would make us competitive but unlikely to win, which is why we need a monster score ourselves.
We had one system disagreement last night. What do you think double should show in these sequences (and are they the same)?
The other interesting point from last night was the effect of the arrow switch. For probably the first time the five strongest pairs (as most, probably except for the sixth strongest pair, would agree) were all sitting North-South. With eight and one half tables in play, a simple Mitchell movement would probably have left at least one of these pairs below average and the others all scoring in the mid- to lower-50%. The arrow switches, designed to deliver a single winner for the evening, enabled all five to finish in the top positions with scores above 55%. It certainly feels fairer.