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Deal of the Week
Cumbria Green Point Weekend
Manchester players were out in force at the Cumbria event on 24th-25th September. Best results were achieved by Joyce and Bill White with Tim and Babs Matthews of Cumbria who were second in the Swiss Teams, Bernard and Rhona Goldenfield with Joy and Irving Blakey were fourth and Bernard and Rhona again who were third in the Swiss Pairs. Full results are here.
League and Cup
The new league season for 2016-17 is now well under way with several matches having been played and the preliminary round of the Higson Cup has also started. Go to the league page to click on the results link to see current standings.
World Bridge Games
The World Bridge Games take place in Wroclaw, Poland from 3rd to 17th September. England are represented in the Open, Women's, Seniors and Mixed events with Manchester interest in the Seniors where John Holland plays with Brian Senior, Patrick Collins, David Kendrick, Sandra Penfold and Norman Selway with Paul Hackett npc.
The Seniors failed to progress to the knock-out stages, John Holland and Paul Hackett led the Seniors Pairs after Friday's sessions, but slipped to ninth place by the finish on Saturday.
Click here for the event web site
Ben Franks - change of date AGAIN
The Ben Franks Pairs will be on Sunday 27th November, not the 11th or 4th December as previously advertised.
Northern League Round 3
The third round of Northern league matches took place on Saturday 10th September.
In the A division at Bradford, Manchester were third on the day and just retained their overall lead four VPs ahead of Yorkshire 2. The team was Alan Mould/Rob Myers, Alec Smalley/Tom Slater, Kath & Alan Nelson, Joy & Irving Blakey. Tom and Alec were our best pair on the cross IMPs. The A2 team of Pete Foster/John Roberts, Joyce & Bill White, David Sarabowski/Andy Green, Raymond Semp/Peter Jones finished fifth equal on the day.
The B division was played at Keighley where our team of Steve Mattinson/David Pennington, Gillian McMullan/Roger Hopton, Nicholas Greer/Neil Thomas, Herbert Potts/Sylvia Massey were fifth equal on the day and surrendered their overall lead by four IMPs to Cumbria. Neil and Nick were our only pair to score positive on the cross IMPs.
The C division was played at Brierfield where our team of Gordon Bickley/John Parry, Ken Hassell/Adam Wiseberg, Paul Beckwith/Paul Worswick, Anne Whitehead/Haidee Tattersall finished fourth equal but remain in last place overall. Paul and Paul were our best pair on cross IMPs.