Michael Byrne and Michael Newman won the Ben Franks pairs earlier this month with an excellent score of 64% over the two sessions.
In the second session they bid and made two grand slams. On the deal above they were the only pair to bid the grand.
The auction was
After South opened and then forced to game with his change of suit jump rebid, North rebid his spades. South showed a club control with four clubs and North took charge to find that all the key cards and the king of hearts were held. North then bid the grand which must be a good bet after South's strong bidding. On a trump lead Michael Byrne drew trumps and then trumped a couple of diamonds in hand to cater for the small extra chance of someone holding KQx of diamonds if the hearts split 5-1. When the diamonds didn't behave he also ran the rest of the trumps in case the defence erred, before playing the hearts.