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Deal of the Week
Northern Bridge League Round Two
The second round of the Northern Bridge League took place on Saturday 17th August with two Manchester teams in the A division at Brierfield, one in the B division at Altrincham and two in the C division at Bradford.
The Manchester teams in the A division finished fifth and sixth respectively, fortunately the Manchester 1 team did not lose much ground on the two Yorkshire teams who are leading the division. The teams were Rhona Goldenfield/John Holland, Rodney Lighton/John Currie, Tom Slater/Alec Smalley, Pete Foster/John Roberts and Eddie Thornton-Chan/Tony Hodgson, Paul Beckwith/Andy Green, Joy & Irving Blakey, Kath & Alan Nelson. Paul & Andy, Pete & John and Tom & Alec all scored well on cross IMPs.
In the B division the Manchester team won convincingly but remain second overall behind Yorkshire, these two teams are way ahead of the rest. The Manchester team was Joyce Jones/Joyce White, David Fussell/Roger Hopton, Eve Lighthill/Howard Kay, Howard Stubbings/Dhun Daji. Leading the cross IMP rankings for the whole division were Joyce & Joyce with Howard & Dhun second.
The Manchester teams in the C division finished fifth equal on the day. The Manchester 1 team remains top of the league with the Manchester 2 team now third. The teams were Rod Franks/Ann Thornton, Gordon Bickley/Ann Farquhar, Paul Murray/Peter Grauer, Gil Fletcher/Richard Acaster and Phillip Hayward/Nigel Catterall, Tricia Blum/Simon Townsend, Harold Weinstock/Pearl Epstein, Vivienne Newgrosh/Karen Sandler. Rod & Ann, Gordon & Ann were the best pairs on cross IMPs.
Click here for the NBL web site for detailed results.
Division B at Altrincham Bridge Club
A new venue for the NBL
League and Cup Entries Close 20th August
Entries close for these two competitions has been extended to midnight on Tuesday 20th August. Please go to the league page for an entry form and more details.
EBU Summer Congress
In the mid-week Seniors Pairs at Eastbourne on 6th August, Alan Nelson playing with former Manchester player Bill Hirst was second in the A final, with Kath Nelson and Rhona Goldenfield sixth. John Holland won the B final with Alan Cooke.
Gary Hyett won the Mixed Pivot Teams on 7th August with Brian Senior, Ros Wolfarth and Sue Millard; Rhona Goldenfield, Kath and Alan Nelson were third with David Dickson.
In the Senior Swiss Teams on 7-8th August John Holland's team won, Gary Hyett's team were third.
John Holland and Rhona Goldenfield were second in the Mixed Pairs on 8th August.
Michael Byrne was second in the Brighton Bowl with Kieran Dyke, Barry Myers and Sally Brock over the final weekend.
Congratulations to all. Results are on the EBU web site.
Preston Blue Point Swiss Pairs
Several Manchester pairs competed in this event on Sunday 4th August. Rodney Lighton and John Currie were best placed finishing third. Full results are on the Preston Club site.
EBU Scarborough Summer Congress
In the Senior's pairs on July 24-25th John Holland and Jackie Pye were second, Paul Murray and Peter Grauer were first equal in the B final. Congratulations to both pairs. In the teams on July 26th John and Jackie won the B final with Bill Hirst and Jeremy Dhondy. Full results are on the EBU web site.
The following selections have been made for the NBL in August.