By the merest margin, Michael Miedema of Hockley TX and Ted Bain from Houston TX emerged victorious in the Bean Red Ribbon Pairs.

They needed every bit of their 67% evening session Their 1233.12 (38 top) was but 2.85 points ahead of the second-place finishers – less than one twelfth of a board!

The runners up, Erli Zhou from Menlo Park CA and Zhou Wang from Philadelphia PA, hoped their 64.50% second final session would be enough to slide into the top spot. It wasn’t.

There was considerable separation between the top two pairs and third place. Andrew Clements from La Vista NE and Jonathan Cohn from Omaha NE finished almost two boards out.