With Mike and Miro at the other table we had a comfortable 51-16 imps win, converting to 23-7 VPs. We retain the final qualifying position in the group but play the team below us next week in what, in all probability, will decide who makes the knock-out stages.
Things started well when our opponents had a bidding misunderstanding and stopped in a partscore after a game-forcing response. I was slightly worried that 3NT appeared to have little play and they'd get lucky: indeed Mike and Miro bid a poor slam on the cards, but their defender tried to take the contract two down and inadvertently let it make for 13 imps to the good/lucky guys.
Phil and I pulled in twelve imps when the opponents got too high and we were able to double when trumps were 5-0. Then a decision in the auction for me:
In the remaining boards Phil and I missed a twenty-one point game that probably needed two of three finesses and a 3-2 break, but all finesses worked and breaks were friendly: but got the points back when our opponents missed an easier game.
All to play for next week.