Kevin Bathurst and John Hurd will start play today in the final two sessions of the Norman Kay Platinum Pairs with a lead of 8.34 matchpoints on  a top of 13.

Close behind are the new partnership of Martin Fleisher, 2013 Player of the Year, and Chip Martel, newly elected to the ACBL Bridge Hall of Fame. Jill Meyers, also recently elected to the Hall of Fame and longtime partner Mitch Dunitz are only about 1 matchpoint out of second.