John Diamond and Geoff Hampson started the day on Friday in fourth place in the Silodor Open Pairs. They wasted little time in roaring into the lead, then cruised to the championship with two 66% games. On a 64 top, their margin of victory over runners-up Zach Grossack and Richard Budd was 4.34 boards.

Diamond was captain of the No. 3 seed in the Vanderbilt Knockout Teams. The team – Hampson, Brian Platnick and Eric Greco – lost on the second day of play. Platnick and Greco finished 13th in the Silodor.

The Diamond team – with Fred Gitelman and Brad Moss – won the Rosenblum Cup at the World Bridge Championships in Philadelphia in 2010.