Set 5 was action packed with 82 imps shared between the two teams ..
Saturday continued with Barton gaining 15 imps early but Coyne responded with a 33-7 imp finish to to tighten the match closer. Part of these imps saw 4H redoubled making at one table followed by a quick game swing added to that.
So now after 96 of the 160 boards it was a 3 imp game Coyne 190 plays Barton 193.
Meanwhile back on Galligans laptop Galligan and Jack computer took up the challenge using 1set of Jack comparisons plus my table plus the live trials comparisons.For the moment Galligan is doing well on paper but Galligan received a large gift of Jack flooring 7 spades when cold and gifting Galligan 57 imps when making the contract was probably 20 imps the other way so near 80 cross imps on 1 board of a gift. However that's what happened. Even Hanlon nods the odd time.
On the 2nd board Glynn rolled home 4HX while 5C went down at the other table.
On the 9th board Garvey pulled one of his back catalog 8 card 2C openings and that ended in 3N down 4 for minus 400 ...added to the cold 5C for 600 made 1000 … and 14 imps
Team Barton went on a little rumble for the last 7 boards racking up 25-2 imps trim the lead.
Overall Score on Saturday night left both sides sleeping on 223 imps each ..a draw.
The final board on Saturday saw the first wind of Storm Hanlon on the horizon finding a good berth in 4H on a Moysian fit ...the old 4-3.