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Deal of the Week
Hubert Phillips - Manchester Final
Following on from Jeff Smith's team's win in the semi-finals (see below), Michael Byrne's team (Ollie Burgess, Fiona Brown, Hugh McGann) beat Sally Brock's team at Spondon on Saturday 19th March to set up a final featuring a majority of Manchester players for the first time since 1999 when the final was held at Manchester Bridge Club with a large crowd of spectators watching.
Congratulations to Jeff Smith, John Holland, Alan Mould and Rhona Goldenfield (substituting for Jackie Pye who is recovering from a recent operation) who have reached the final of the EBU's Mixed Teams Championship. They beat the Hinden team in the semi finals and will play the winners of Michael Byrne vs Sally Brock.
The Cumbria Congress is taking place over the weekend of 17-19th March.
In the Mixed Pairs on Friday Steve Mattinson and Pauline Lang won, with John Holland and Jackie Pye third. In the Ladies pairs Joyce White was second playing with Babs Matthews. Joy and Irving Blakey were third in the Championship Pairs.
All results are on the Cumbria web site.
A number of Manchester pairs went to Bradford on Sunday 12th March to play in the Northern heat of the National Pairs qualifying. Only John Roberts and Pete Foster were successful, finishing second at Bradford after a big second session and qualifying for the national final next month.
Green Point Pairs
There was a full house at Altrincham on Saturday 4th March where fifty pairs competed in the Swiss Pairs. Congratulations to the joint winners Jeff Smith/Alan Nelson and Marianne Farr/John Morrell who were ahead of Kath Nelson/Jeff Morris in third place.
Thanks to Rhona Goldenfield for organising this enjoyable event assisted by Bernard and committee members. Also thanks to the directors David Stevenson and Joan Lewis for running the event efficiently.
More details on the Altrincham and Manchester Club web sites
PotY results have been updated. In the Intermediate category Adam Wiseberg has taken the lead, John Holland still leads the expert category.
League Update (25th Feb)
In division one Mouldy Mutton Tours (Adrian Kenworthy) are ahead of Grasshoppers (Alec Smalley), Adrian's team have played four matches so far. In division two last year's relegated teams The North Star (Mike Hart) and Team Mayhem (Neil Thomas) are leading both having played most of their nine matches. In division three Bank (Nigel Pearce) have won seven out of seven in front of Smash the System (Irene Davies) who have won five out of six. In division four Manchester A (Ray Ashleigh) are leading with Hydrangeas (Gordon Johnson) second, both well ahead of the third placed team. In division five The Four Dummies (Karen Jones) have completed all their fixtures and now lead narrowly from Ashton Aces (Gordon Bickley) who still have three to play. In division six Overtrick Lunatics (Faye Georgiou) have jumped into the top spot with LastMinute.bid (Adam Wiseberg) second and Double Trouble (John Berry) third. Jems (Peter Elton) is averaging 25 VPs per match in division seven, but School of Slamwich, the University team captained by Henry Bissell has dropped to second place.
Our current treasurer, Haidee Tattersall, will be giving up the post from the end of May. See below for an advert for someone to replace her.