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Green Point Swiss Teams - places still available
The Manchester One Day Swiss Teams on 1st August will run as a face to face event at Bramhall.
The number of teams will be restricted to 16, 11 have already
Face to Face Bridge
Several clubs are starting face to face sessions either this week (19th July) or soon. Ashton, Bramhall & Cheadle and Manchester are those that I know of. Check their club web sites for further details.
The inter-counties team of eight competition was held over the weekend of 17-18th July. Congratulations to the Manchester B team who won by a large margin, after lying second overnight on Saturday.
Playing for Manchester B were Catherine Draper/Andrew Woodcock (both days), Michael Byrne/Rhona Goldenfield, Alan Mould/John Holland, Raymond Semp/Gary Hyett (Sat), Michael Byrne/Rodney Lighton, John Holland/John Hassett, John Currie/Royce Alexander (Sun).
The Manchester A team was Adam Wiseberg/Phil Taylor, John Stell/Andy Green, Eddie Thornton-Chan/Graham Currie, Irene Davies/Barbara Lewis (Sat), Roger Hopton/David Fussell, Pauline Lang/Steve Mattinson, Peter Foster/John Roberts, Josh Clarke/Phil Taylor (Sun).
The Annual General Meeting of the MCBA took place on Zoom on Thursday 15th July.
Minutes of the meeting are now posted on the documents page.
National Inter-County League Finals
The National Inter County League finals were held on Sunday July 11th online. Manchester had teams in the A and C finals as a result of winning the respective divisions of the Northern League in 2019. The teams both finished in a disappointing last place in their divisions.
The A team was John Holland/Alan Mould, Rodney Lighton/Michael Byrne, Alec Smalley/Tom Slater, John Roberts/Pete Foster, with only John and Alan positive on cross imps.
The C team was Gordon Bickley/Ann Farquhar, Irene Davies/Karen Reissmann, Victor Ridding/Mary Green, Gil Fletcher/Richard Acaster. Gordon and Ann were our best pair on cross imps.
Northern Bridge League
After a fallow year in 2020 the Northern Bridge League is up and running again this summer, albeit online.
The event was re-scored on Weds 14th July, which results in Manchester now leading the A division.
In the first round on Saturday 10th July the A team of Catherine Draper, Andrew Woodcock, Kath & Alan Nelson, Joy & Irving Blakey, Neil Thomas, Pete Foster were in first place. Catherine and Andrew headed the cross imps for the division with all four pairs positive on cross imps.
In the B division Manchester finished fourth, the team being Irene Davies, Karen Reissmann, Roger Hopton, David Fussell, Steve Mattinson, Pauline Lang, Andrew Jackson, Nathan Marks. Roger and David, Andrew and Nathan were plus on cross imps.
In the C division the Manchester team were again mid-table, third of six. The team was Gordon Bickley, Ann Farquhar, Liz & Stephen Halstead, Sally Bray, Judith Dunkerley, Karen Jones, Barbara Eastabrook. Gordon and Ann were our best pair on cross imps.