Holland (west) led a club against 3NT. We don't know the auction but probably clubs had not been bid. 3NT made for -400. 3 +1 was made at the other table but that was still 6 imps back for Italy, making the final score 32 - 27, 16 - 14 in vps.
A missed opportunity for England here. England play in 4 by south making. In the other room the Italian south is in 5, presumably pushed there. This can be beaten on a diamond ruff privided the right lead is chosen. Holland (west) led the 6 so the contract made. 1 imp to Italy when it could have been 10 to England. England's lead reduced to 32 - 21, 17 - 13 in vps.
For both teams East was declarer in 3NT. Hallberg for England made it on the J lead, the Italian East went one off on the J lead. 10 imps to England who are now ahead 32 - 20, 18 - 12 in vps.
5 by West made by both teams. Another push. England still lead 22 - 20, 15 - 15 in vps.
A push in what looks like a routine 3NT+1 by NS. Still 22 - 20, 15 - 15 in vps.
4x -1 by West at both tables. England still lead 22 - 20, 15 - 15 in vps.
3 by East at both tables, but England made an overtrick. 1 imp to England who now lead 22 - 20, 15 - 15 in vps.
For England, Price (North) plays in 1NT making +1 for +120. The Italian North lands up in 2. This is not a success. Down five and +250 for England. 9 imps back and England regain the lead 21 - 20, 15 - 15 in vps.
Hallberg sitting East plays in 7 and gets a heart lead. It's makeable double dummy but most lines will fail. He goes one down, -50. Italy stop in 6 in the other room for +920. 14 imps to Italy. England now trail 12 - 20 imps, 13 - 17 vps
Price (North) is in 3. His hand is J9873 AQ A64 T73, dummy's is KT62 KJ97 953 Q9. He guests a small spade lead. We don't have play records but my guess is that he read the lead correctly and rose with the K (the lead unlikely to be from Qxx or Qx). Made for +140, down 1 in same contract on heart lead for +100 and 6 imps to England who now lead 12 - 6, 16 - 14 in VP's
Boards 17 - 22. Score is 6 - 6 15 -15 Vps after 6 boards. I pick up the story here.