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Deal of the Week
John Armstrong Pairs
About a dozen Manchester pairs went to Merseyside on Sunday 22nd May for the John Armstrong Swiss Pairs event. Successful were Steve Mattinson and Pauline Lang in second place, Kevin Higgins and Richard Acaster third, Rodney Lighton and John Currie fourth and Janet Tolan and Andy Green fifth. They were, however, a long way behind winners David Flacks and Paul Roberts from Merseyside. Full results are on the Manchester and Altrincham bridge club web sites.
The Senior Camrose took place on 19th-21st May in Belfast. John Holland played for England with team mates Nick Irens, David Kendrick, Tony Forrester and Norman Selway. The team won ahead of Ireland, full results are on the Irish web site.
League and Cup Rules
The rules for the league and Higson Cup and Plate have been revised for the 2017-18 season. They can be read by going to the league page and clicking on League Handbook.
National Swiss Teams Congress
Manchester players were in each of the top three teams at the Swiss Teams in Solihull on 13-14th May.
Michael Byrne's team (Toby Nonnenmacher, Ed Jones, Kieran Dyke) won. Catherine Draper and Andrew Woodcock were second playing with Nicola Smith and Michael Prior and John Holland was third with Ben Green, Barry Myers and Sally Brock. Full results are on the EBU web site.
Kieran Dyke, Michael Byrne, Toby Nonnenmacher and Ed Jones
I have added many events in neighbouring counties to the calendar page. Please let me know of any errors/omissions
National League Finals
The selection committee has selected the following players for the National League A and B finals on July 9th in Coventry.
A team: Alec Smalley/TomSlater, Kath & Alan Nelson, Rhona & Bernard Goldenfield, Michael Newman/Alan Mould.
B team: John Roberts/Peter Foster, Joyce & Robert Jones, Eve Lighthill/Ken Hassell, Gillian McMullan/Neil Thomas.
The teams qualified for these finals by winning their respective divisions in the Northern League last summer.
Hubert Phillips Final
The final of the EBU Mixed Pivot Teams will be held at Manchester Bridge Club on Sunday June 25th. Spectators will be welcome. The finalists are Jeff Smith, Jackie Pye, Alan Mould, John Holland against Michael Byrne, Ollie Burgess, Fiona Brown and Hugh McGann. Four of the eight finalists are Manchester players. Further details will be posted when available.