This is the first open NABC title for Jones, although he has previously won three limited NABC titles: the Mini-Blue Ribbon Pairs and the 0-5000 Mini-Spingold in 2010, and the 0-10,000 KO Teams in 2016.
This was the first NABC title for Hall also, and he became a Grand Life Master with the victory.
Jones and Hall qualified 55th in Friday’s opening round of the IMP Pairs, but their first-final result of 66.42 IMPs, combined with their carryover of 11.55, propelled them into the lead. Their second-session result of 58.33 IMPs was enough fo them to claim the win by more than 15 IMPs of runners-up Seligman and Rodwell.
Results may be found here.