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World Championships Update Friday
The World Championships are being held in Wuhan, China from 14th-28th September. England has a team in each of the four events: Open, Women, Mixed and Senior. Manchester players involved are John Holland and Alan Mould in the Seniors and Michael Byrne playing with Fiona Brown in the Mixed and Catherine Draper playing with Gillian Fawcett in the Women's. Good luck to all the teams. Some matches will be on BBO.
With 18 of 23 round robin matches played all the England teams are in the top eight which, if they remain so, means they qualify for the knock out phase. Best placed are the Mixed team who have been leading since round five and have a good lead. The Seniors are in fourth place and are well ahead of the ninth placed team. The Women's team is in third place. All these three teams look likely to qualify for the knock out stages.
Congratulations to Jeff Smith, Jeff Morris, John Hassett, Peter Foster and John Roberts who won the Welsh Fours at Wrexham over the weekend of 14-15th September. Full results are on the North Wales web site.
Peter Foster, John Roberts, John Hassett, Jeff Morris
League and Cup
The league has started! The first match of the season was played on 4th Sept in division 2. All the divisions have now been set up by Adam Wiseberg. The draw for the first round of the Higson Cup has also been made. See the league and cup pages for details.
Congratulations to Rodney Lighton and John Currie who won the pairs at Bolton on Saturday 31st August by a good margin. In fourth place were Stephen Ward and Paul Morrell. In the Teams on Sunday Alec Smalley, Barbara Lewis, Irene Davies and Karen Reissmann were second, with Kath & Alan Nelson, Stuart Shalom and Daniel Kelsall fourth. Results are on the Bolton web site.
These are the selections for rounds 3 and 4 of the NBL to be played on Saturday 21st September and Saturday 12th October.