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Deal of the Week
Only the longest standing members of the county will remember Peter Watson who died on 22nd June. Peter was one of the most talented players of his era and a great mentor to the generation of Manchester University players of the early seventies. As a player his best achievement was winning the National Swiss Teams in 1992. Sadly, ill health meant that he participated little in later years. He left the Manchester area to live near London when his wife's job moved and they returned to the Manchester area a few years ago when Frances retired. He was always full of ideas and fun to associate with. Our condolences to his wife and children.
Hubert Phillips Final
The final of the EBU Mixed Pivot Teams was held at Manchester Bridge Club on Sunday June 25th. Around 20 spectators turned up at one time or another. Michael Byrne, Ollie Burgess, Fiona Brown and Hugh McGann beat Jeff Smith, Jackie Pye, Alan Mould, John Holland over 60 boards. Four of the eight finalists were Manchester players. Paul Hackett presented the trophy.
Garden Cities Trophy
The final of the Garden Cities Trophy was held at Solihull Bridge Club on Saturday 24th June. Due to holidays and other absences Manchester Bridge Club had great difficulty in getting a team together. Despite this Manchester Bridge Club managed to win this event for the fifth time in thirty years scoring 110 Victory Points out of 140. They won six and drew one of their seven matches. The fifth win now equals the total of Coventry Bridge Club. Well done to:- Jeff Morris & John Hassett, Bernard & Rhona Goldenfield, Michael Newman & David Debbage, Edward Levy & Rob Myers
This is the third win in the event for Jeff, John, Bernard, Rhona and Michael.
Edward Levy & Rob
Myers have only played together on half a dozen occasions while Newman
& Debbage last played a competitive game together exactly ten years
ago in June 2007.
John Hassett, Rhona and Bernard Goldenfield, Michael Newman
Jeff Morris, Dave Debbage, Ed Levy, Rob Myers
The selection committee has selected the teams below for the first two rounds of the NBL this summer and the team for the match against Derbyshire.
The European Open Championships are being held at Montecatini, Italy from 10th-24th June. Michael Byrne and John Holland from Manchester are playing in some of the events. The event web site is here.
EBL inaugural Hall of Fame
Benito Garozzo, Geir Helgemo, John Holland,
Apolinary Kowalski, Nicola Smith and Sylvie Willard