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Deal of the Week
Premier League in Manchester
The EBU trials for the Camrose Trophy are being played over three successive weekends this autumn. Last weekend (22-23rd Oct) saw the start of the event in London. On Oct 29-30th the event is at Manchester Bridge Club. Spectators are welcome at the club and matches are also broadcast on BBO. With almost all of England's top players in action this is an opportunity to see the elite in person. Manchester players participating are Michael Byrne, Paul, Jason and Justin Hackett, Ollie Burgess, John Holland, Alan Mould and Gary Hyett.Results can be found on the EBU web site.
Currently Ollie Burgess's team are leading division two.
Session times are 10.45-12.55 (Sat Div 1 only, Sunday both divisions), 13.25-15.35, 15.55-18.05, 18.25-20.35 (Sat only).
Many Manchester pairs went to Deva Bridge club for the charity pairs event on Sunday 24th October. Most successful were Lance Bloohn and Roger Hopton who were third in the consolation final and John Currie and Rodney Lighton second in the main final. Full results are here.
Northern League Dates
The dates for the Northern league matches for 2017 are posted on the calendar page.
North Wales Swiss Pairs
Congratulations to Bernard and Rhona Goldenfield who won at Shotton on Sunday 9th October, John Holland and Tony Coley were third.
Full results are here.
Northern League Final Round - Manchester win A and B Divisions
The final round of Northern league matches took place on Saturday 8th October.
In the A division at Bolton, Manchester, fielding their Tollemache team, won on the day and increased their overall lead to finish nine VPs ahead of Yorkshire 2. The team was Alan Mould/Ollie Burgess, Alec Smalley/Tom Slater, John Holland/Gary Hyett, Michael Byrne/Michael Newman. Tom and Alec were our best pair on the cross IMPs. The A2 team of Kath & Alan Nelson, Royce Alexander/John Currie, Sylvia Massey/Herbert Potts, Raymond Semp/Peter Jones finished fifth on the day and sixth overall. Peter and Raymond were the best of our A2 pairs.
The B division was played at Bradford where our team of Pete Foster/John Roberts, Gillian McMullan/Neil Thomas, Eve Lighthill/Ken Hassell, Robert & Joyce Jones had an excellent day, winning the day's event and overtaking Cumbria to take the division title. Special congratulations to Neil and Gillian who were the best pair in the division on the cross IMPs with 1.5 IMPs per board and to Eve and Ken who were second with 1.07 IMPs per board.
The C division was played at Manchester where our team of Irene Davies/Karen Reissmann, Ann Thornton/Paul Murray, Joan Lewis/Roy Higginbottom, Liz and Stephen Halstead finished seventh on the day and overall. Irene and Karen were our best pair on cross IMPs.
Detailed results are here
NBL B Division Winners
Ken Hassell, Joyce Jones, Gillian McMullan, Neil Thomas,
Pete Foster, John Roberts, Eve Lighthill, Robert Jones