Ina Demme and Bill Kertes narrowly won the 0-5000 Blue Ribbon Pairs, edging out the second-place pair by less than a matchpoint. Demme, of Maple ON, and Kertes, of York ON, qualified mid-field for the final and scored 53.85% in the first final. A nice 61.38% game in the second final was just enough to get them to the winners’ circle.

Trailing the leaders by just 0.72 matchpoints were David MacRae and Christina van Leeuwen of Horn Lake MS.

Third place was also extremely close. Richard Higgins and Greg Frank of Hot Springs Village AR were just 0.45 matchpoints out of second place.