The squad led by Paul Fireman won the Freeman Mixed Board-a-Match Teams by the thin margin of .08 over Jessica Hayman’s team in yesterday’s final. Fireman of Chestnut Hill MA played with Shannon Cappelletti of Delray Beach FL, John Hurd of New York City, Sylvie Willard and Benedicte Cronier of Paris, France, and Vince Demuy of Palm Beach Gardens FL.

Hayman of New York City played with Sweden’s Per-Ola Cullin, and teammates Grazyna Brewiak and Jaroslaw Piasecki of Mundelein IL.

The Hayman team led the contest after the first final session, but Fireman got serious in the second session, posting a strong 20.50 score to catapult into first.

Fireman finished with 33.08, just ahead of Hayman who finished with 33.00. The difference came from the teams’ respective carryovers from the qualifying round.