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Deal of the Week
The annual charity event at Deva Bridge Club on Sunday 14th October was well attended with many Manchester participants. The qualifying section was won by Pauline Lang and Steve Mattinson with Gary Hyett and Peter Carey-Yard second and Mohamed and Mariam Jabber third. In the final Keith Boulton and Nigel Pearce were second with Rodney Lighton and John Currie third. Full results are on the Deva web site.
North Wales Swiss Pairs
Manchester players were out in force at Northop on Sunday 7th October. In second place was John Holland playing with Jackie Pye, Gary Hyett was third playing with Dan Crofts, Pauline Lang and Alan Barnes were fourth equal with Josh Clarke and Paul Murray. Full results are on the North Wales site.
Northern Bridge League
Manchester just failed to win all three divisions on Saturday October 6th. They won convincingly in the A and B divisions, but lost on a split tie to Yorkshire NW in the C division.
At Bolton in the A division Manchester pulled away from Yorkshire 2 with a strong performance. The team was John Holland/Gary Hyett, Michael Newman/Alan Mould, John Roberts/Pete Foster, Rodney Lighton/John Currie. The Manchester 2 team of Kath & Alan Nelson. David Barton/Leslie Klein, Max Sampson/John Stell, Richard Acaster/David Olliver finished sixth. On the cross IMPs John and Gary headed the division with Alan and Michael second. Leslie and David and Pete and John also did well.
At Bradford in the B division the Manchester team of Eve Lighthill/Sam Herman, Chris Hine/Stephen Ward, Nicholas Greer/John Parsons, Gillian McMullan/Neil Thomas also won convincingly. Eve and Sam headed the cross IMPs with all the pairs positive.
At Leeds in the C division Manchester C1 were fourth on the day which meant that they tied overall with Yorkshire NW. Yorkshire NW however, beat them in the head to head over the four dates, so are winners. The team was Steve Mattinson/Rod Franks, Roger Hopton/David Fussell, Paul Murray/Peter Grauer, Herbert Potts/Sylvia Massey. The Manchester C2 team were sixth and finished seventh overall. The team was Harold Weinstock/Pearl Epstein, Daniel Kelsall/Wei Che Tham, Karen Jones/Barbara Eastabrook, Phillip Hayward/Nigel Caterall. Herbert and Sylvia, Daniel and Wei Che, Harold and Pearl and Steve and Rod all did well on the cross IMPs.
Thanks to all players for supporting the county teams throughout the season. We hope to have a few of the events in the Manchester area next year.
Results are on the NBL web site, you may need to do a refresh (F5) to see them.
We are sorry to report the death of Lesley Johnson on the first of October. Click here for an obituary.
Other obituaries are on the Manchester and Cheadle Hulme Bridge Club web sites.
Lesley's funeral will be on Thursday October 18th at 15.15, the Rowan Chapel, Stockport Crematorium.
Great Northern Swiss Pairs
John Holland playing with Clive Owen of the North East retained the trophy at Leeds on 29-30th September. Kath & Alan Nelson were fourth equal, Daniel Kelsall & Wei Che Tham were 13th, winning the C category prize and coming second in the B category. Congratulations to all, results are on the EBU web site.
Lancashire Mixed Pairs
Congratulations to Ian Kane and Barbara Eastabrook who won the Lancashire Mixed Pairs at Poulton on Sunday 23rd September.
Results are on the Lancashire web site.
World Bridge Series
The World Bridge Series is taking place in Orlando from 21st September to 6th October. Michael Byrne is playing with Mike Bell in the Lilienstein team.
For results click here. Some matches will be on BBO.