John Hurd and Joe Grue, 67 matchpoints out of first with one session to play, came through with a good game despite some hiccups near the end to win the Kaplan Blue Ribbon Pairs by 15 matchpoints on a top of 38. The win was the second in a row for Hurd, who won with Justin Lall in Providence last year.

Second place went to Frenchmen Thomas Bessis and Frederic Volcker, whose 60.78% game in the second final session lifted them from 12th place to the runner-up spot.

In third place were Owen Lien and Zach Brescoll, the leaders at the start of the day on Thursday and after the first final session.

Hurd now has eight North American championships, Grue six.