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Green Point Pairs
The Manchester Green Point Swiss Pairs will be held online on
Saturday 6th March 11.00 am on RealBridge.
The inter county teams of eight final took place on RealBridge on 20th-21st February. Manchester finished fourth, just behind Surrey and Sussex and a fair way behind Kent. The team was Michael Byrne/Gary Hyett, John Holland/John Hassett, Alan Mould/Rodney Lighton, Tom Slater/Alec Smalley, Catherine Draper/Andrew Woodcock. Our best pairs on cross imps were John Holland/John Hassett (who played all the boards) just ahead of Tom Slater/Alec Smalley. Full results are on the EBU web site. Thanks to Michael Byrne for his hard work organising and captaining the team.
Congratulations to Jeff Morris's team (John Hassett, Catherine Draper, Andrew Woodcock) who won the much delayed 2020 Goldstone competition by beating Michael Byrne's team (John Holland, Alan Mould, Gary Hyett, Rodney Lighton) by about 30 imps. They go on to represent Manchester in the EBU's Pachabo event in June.
EBU Spring Congress
The Harrogate Congress took place this year online from 13-14th February. In the Swiss Pairs the best placed Manchester pair were John Holland and Rodney Lighton who were fourth. In the Swiss Teams Gary Hyett won with Alan Cooke, Ollie Burgess and Fiona Brown.
The Gazette inter clubs team of eight competition took place on Sunday 7th February online. There was an excellent entry of thirteen teams from Altrincham, Ashton, Bramhall & Cheadle, Manchester and Marple clubs.
Winners were Bramhall and Cheadle - Alec Smalley, Tom Slater, John Holland, Michael Byrne, Peter Foster, John Roberts, John Currie and Rodney Lighton.
They will go on to represent Manchester in the EBU's Garden Cities event.
Second were Manchester - Ed Levy, Mike Goldsmith, Barbara Hackett, Martin Taylor, Eve Lighthill, David Debbage, David Sarabowski, Andrew Brocklehurst
Third were Bramhall and Cheadle - Steve Mattinson, Pauline Lang, Stephen Harris, Pam Stone, Howard Stubbings, Dhun Daji, Richard Acaster, Gil Fletcher
The Intermediate (NGS average of Jack or below) winners were Ashton Bridge Club who finished a creditable fifth. The team was - Neville Cavill, John Parry, Ben Anwyl, Martin Hurley, Gordon Bickley, Ann Farquhar, Jenny, Chris and Matthew Rippin.
Thanks to Adam Wiseberg for organising and to Ken Johnson for directing and setting up a teams of eight competition on RealBridge.
Full results are on the Manchester Events web site.
The Manchester Norfolk match took place on Saturday 6th February. The A team won comfortably, the B team just lost and the C team lost heavily. All this translated into a small win for Norfolk.
The teams were:
A Rhona Goldenfield/Kath Nelson, John Roberts/Peter Foster, Rodney Lighton/Neil Thomas, Joy & Irving Blakey.
B Stephen Ward/Chris Hine, Irene Davies/Bob Cooke, Espen Gisvold/Janet Tolan, Joyce White/Steve Mattinson.
C Adam Wiseberg/Jonathan Engler, Adele Hodari/Suzanne Beckett, George Leigh/Yvonne Barnes, John Browning/Sylvia Massey, Ann Whitehead/Nicki Decent, Ray & Angela Ashleigh.
Thanks to all for participating and to Adam Wiseberg for organising.
Full results are on the Manchester Events site.
The Cantor Cup event for beginners and improvers will be held on Saturday 27th February at 11 a.m. hosted on RealBridge.
The event will be 18 boards. In the afternoon at 2.30, after a short lunch break, Michael Byrne will hold a zoom clinic to discuss the deals.
Entry is £5 per player. See the Manchester Events web site for more information and online entry form.