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Deal of the Week
Autumn Intermediate Pairs
A single session pairs event for those of rank of Regional Master and below and NGS Jack or below.
Sunday 7th November at 13.30 at Bramhall and Cheadle Bridge Centre.
Northern Bridge League
The third round of the NBL was played on Saturday 18th September online. Manchester teams are struggling to make much of an impression this season.
In the A division the team finished fourth and are now third overall 15 VPs behind the leaders Lancashire. The team was Rodney Lighton/John Currie, Kath & Alan Nelson, John Holland/Tom Dessain, Pete Foster/John Roberts. Pete and John were the best pair on the cross-imps.
In the B division the team were fourth equal and are second overall eight VPs behind Merseyside & Cheshire. The team was Phillip Taylor/Josh Clarke, Andy Green/Stephen Ward, Paul Beckwith/Joyce Jones, Pauline Lang/Steve Mattinson. Phillip & Josh were the best pair on cross-imps closely followed by Steve and Pauline.
In the C division the team also finished fourth and are fourth overall over fifty VPs behind Yorkshire. The team was Victor Ridding/Mary Green, Ben Anwyl/Martin Hurley, Paul Murray/Mike Wakefield, Sally Bray/Judith Dunkerley with Ben and Martin our best pair on cross-imps.
A meeting of the MCBA executive was held on Sunday 5th September. It was noted that not many members are playing face to face at clubs. Accordingly the congress next year will be online. An attempt will be made to hold other events face to face, but if there is not enough uptake they will be held online.
Minutes of the meeting can be accessed via the documents page.
The long delayed 2019-20 Crockford's Final was held at Stratford on 4-5th September. Congratulations to Michael Byrne playing with Fiona Brown and Mike and Sarah Bell who finished second. Full results are on the EBU web site.
Bolton Congress Pairs
The 75th anniversary Bolton Congress Pairs took place online on Saturday 4th September. John Holland finished second with Jackie Pye and Rhona Goldenfield was third with Marianne Farr. Full results are on the Bolton web site.
Starting in September and October there will be a variety of classes and tuition available across Greater Manchester, both online and face-to-face, for newcomers to bridge and for improvers.
The next meeting of the MCBA council will be on Thursday 28th October at 19.00 on Zoom.
Joining instructions will be posted later.