Despite the truncation on account of the new coronavirus regulations, Day 2 of the Teams produced a lot of excitement. Team Nuno Matos were in the lead at the end of the first day and the second, but in between the top placings changed hands several times.
A momentary lapse of concentration by one of the Nuno Matos line-up gave Match 3 by a narrow margin to GBRD, no shame given that GRBD ‘s members hold at least 13 world titles between them. This allowed Don Julio, the Iceland-Finland combo, to take the lead, a lead which they retained in Match 4.
It didn’t last. Nuno Matos won the Match 5 head-to-head against Don Julio and retook the lead, with Plan B Bridge – a Danish-Dutch-German combo – lying second.
Match 6 produced no change at the top, but DARFF – António Palma and his Swedish team-mates – rose from their disappointing Day 1 placing to occupy 5th place. The standings after six matches, with four to play on Sunday, are as follows:
1. Team Nuno Matos (Miguel Teixeira, Diego Brenner, Carlos Luiz, Nuno Paz) 89.90
2. Don Julio (Julius Sigurjonsson, Kauko Koistinen, Sveinn Runar Eiriksson, Magnus Eidur Magnusson) 82.84
3. GBRD (Sally Brock, Barry Myers, Sabine Auken, Roy Welland) 74.02
4. Plan B Bridge (Christian Lahrmann, Niels Steenstrup Zeeberg, Nikolas Bausback, Michael Pauly, Marie Eggeling) 73.08
5. DARFF (António Campos Palma, David Wrang, Fredrik Nystrom, Frederik Wrang) 69.67
FULL RESULTS HERE