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Deal of the Week
67 teams have entered the league this year, the same as last year and 50 the Higson Cup and Plate.
Some matches have already been played in the league, to see the results for both competitions follow the links on the league and cup pages which which take you to the relevant page on the EBU web site.
Michael Byrne will give two seminars for county players this autumn.
The first will be held at Manchester Bridge Club on Saturday afternoon 28th October for county C players and other interested players.
The second will be at Cheadle Hulme Bridge Club on Saturday afternoon 2nd December for county B players and other interested players.
Invitations will be sent out by the match secretary in the next few days, but if you are interested in attending please contact him.
There is plenty of space so as many of the county's members are welcome as is practical.
The selection committee has made the following selections.
In the Senior's pairs on the 13th Sept. at the EBU congress Joy and Irving Blakey won with Rhona and Bernard Goldenfield third.
The Goldenfields and the Blakeys won the multiple teams on the 14th Sept. and the seniors teams on the 14-15th Sept. and were second in the Swiss teams on the final weekend.
Congress results are on the EBU web site.
Northern Bridge League
The third round (of four) of the Northern League was played on Saturday 9th September at Bradford, Keighley and Brierfield for the A, B and C teams respectively.
In the A division the A1 team of David Barton/Leslie Klein, Alan & Kath Nelson, John Roberts/Pete Foster, Gary Hyett/Michael Newman finished second on the day and moved into first equal position overall. The A2 team of Nicholas Greer/Henry Bissell, Herbert Potts/Sylvia Massey, Rodney Lighton/Royce Alexander, Marcelo & Elena Rosenbaum were sixth and remain in sixth place overall, but did have the satisfaction of beating the A1 team in their individual match. Gary and Michael were best on the cross IMP scores with Pete and John also doing well.
In the B division Eve Lighthill/Ken Hassell, Dhun Daji/Howard Stubbings, Rod Franks/Steve Mattinson, Roger Hopton/David Fussell finished fifth equal and now lie sixth equal overall. Ken and Eve did well on the cross IMPs.
In the C division Karen Reissmann/Irene Davies, Joan Lewis/Barbara Eastabrook, Adam Wiseberg/Jonathan Engler, Michael Wymer/Stephen Ward were seventh and now lie sixth overall.
The EBU's Premier League event takes place over three weekends from 9th September to 5th November this year with three divisions this year. Manchester Bridge club hosts the second weekend for the top two divisions on 23-24 September.
Manchester players participating are Michael Byrne, Alan Mould and John Holland in division 1, Jeff Morris, John Hassett, Alec Smalley and Tom Slater in division 2 and Ollie Burgess in division 3.
Results are on the EBU web site and some matches are being shown on BBO. At the end of the first weekend Michael Byrne is in the leading team in division one and Jeff Morris, John Hassett, Alec Smalley and Tom Slater are leading division two.
John Currie, Rodney Lighton, Nicholas Greer and Neil Thomas won the Swiss teams at Bolton on 3rd September for the third year running.
Stephen Ward and Michael Wymer were second in the consolation pairs on the previous day.
Congratulations to all, results are on the Bolton web site.
The draw for this season's Goldstone Trophy has now been made and is posted on the Goldstone page. Twenty two teams have entered, the winners will represent Manchester in the EBU's Pachabo Cup competition next June.