Eric Greco and Geoff Hampson stormed out of the gate with a 69.23% game in the opening session of the Nail Life Master Pairs and led from wire to wire in winning the event for the second time. Between them, the longtime partners have 35 North American championships, including the Nail LM Pairs in 2002. Greco lives in Wynnewood PA, Hampson in Las Vegas.
Second place went to Kevin Castner of Kentfield CA and David Gold of Great Britain. Les Amoils of Toronto and Tom Hanlon of Dublin, Ireland, finished third.
Leading by just 14.38 matchpoints on a 77 top at the beginning of the second day, Greco and Hampson posted a 59.27% game in the first final session and followed with 53.27% in the second final.
The winners didn’t know it, but they were nearly overtaken late in the event. After the 11th round, their lead had shrunk to .19 matchpoints. Their results improved in the final two rounds, however, and they won by 21.75 matchpoints.