2005 News and Results
Rosie in Manchester
It was lovely to see Rosie Broome-Bingham and her new husband Alan who made a brief visit to Manchester Bridge Club on December 22nd. Rosie met up with a few old friends from many years ago. Rosie (nee Broome, previously married to Alan Hudson) was a member of the England Ladies team in the late 1970s playing with Michelle Brunner (winning European Gold and Silver medals) and a well known player in Manchester in the seventies. She no longer plays bridge, working too hard in Boston Mass. and enjoying ballroom dancing these days.
Year End Congress at Blackpool
A successful congress for the Nelsons. Kath and Alan won the Mixed Pairs and followed that up by winning the Swiss Teams with Jeff Morris and Oliver Burgess. John Holland won the open pairs with Clive Owen. Full results are on the EBU web site.
Santa Claus Pairs
Manchester Bridge Club's annual Christmas event, was won for the second year running by Alex Wilkinson and his father Tony.
Alex has represented Scotland at Junior level for many years. Along with his father he has now been selected to play for the Scottish Camrose team at full open leve. When he plays it will make Alex the youngest ever player to participate in a Camrose Match.
The half time leaders were Sam Herman and Barbara Lewis who just slipped a bit in the 2nd half to finish 4th, in 2nd overall were reliable veterans Gerry Cohen and Boris Mendelson, with former winners Dave Baskin and Derry McCarthy in 3rd.
50 pairs took part in all. Tony Wilkinson in accepting the first prize of £150 thanked Jeff Morris particularly for all his encouragement for young players in the North.
1st Alex Wilkinson and Tony Wilkinson 61.70%
2nd Gerry Cohen and Boris Mendelson 57.83%
3rd David Baskin and Derry McCarthy 57.45%
4th Barbara Lewis and Sam Herman 57.11%
5th Irving and Joy Blakey 57.05%
6th Flo Spiggs and Margaret Howe
7th Maurice and Anne Super
8th Alan and Kath Nelson
9th Stella Menashe and John Gardener
10th Paul Hackett and Brian Cornelius
Peter Jones and Pete(r) Foster were deserved winners of the Ben Franks trophy held on December 11th at Manchester Bridge Club, just ahead of father and son combination Alex and Jeff Morris, winner in 2000.
At half time the two Peters were lying 4th on 59% less than 3% short of the Morrises in 1st , with Kath and Alan Nelson in 2nd and John Holland / Michelle Brunner in 3rd.
In the second session it became a two horse race but the two Peters produced a second session stormer, with 70% that saw them clear winners by nearly a whole board.
In 3rd position were the experienced combination of Sid Travers and Geoffrey Fink, with Bill Hirst and Michael Byrne just grabbing 4th place and the last qualifying position for the Corwen Trophy to be held in June.
1st Peter Jones / Peter Foster 64.44%
2nd Alex Morris / Jeff Morris 62.49%
3rd Geoffrey Fink / Sidney Travers 60.66%
4th Bill Hirst / Michael Byrne 57.50%
5th John Holland / Michelle Brunner 57.15%
(25 pairs competed).
Manchester failed to qualify in the inter counties teams of eight on 26th-27th November. They were in second place for much of the weekend, but a late slump left them in a disappointing sixth place. The team was John Holland/Michelle Brunner, John Hassett/Bill Hirst, Michael Byrne(Capt) /Kath Nelson, Jeff Smith/ David Adelman, Dave Debbage/Michael Newman.
Manchester v Merseyside
The annual Manchester v Merseyside match took place at Manchester Bridge Club on Sunday 27th November.
It was good to see a junior match taking place at the same time, although one of the pairs looked suspiciously over age.
When I visited the club in the afternoon it was half time in the main match and the players were tucking into an excellent tea, with Manchester leading by 15 IMPs. They went on to win comfortably. Click here to read a brief report by Boris Ewart (Word format).
The Manchester team included Peter and Joyce Hishmurgh, David Pennington, Barbara Lewis, Sam Herman, Kevin and Celia Comrie, Craig Fisher, Mike Goldsmith, Boris Ewart, Peter Foster, Frank Brown and Dave Audley.
Congratulations to Alan and Kath Nelson who won the A Final Pairs at the Senior's Congress on 5th November. John Holland and Erika Slatcher won the Swiss Pairs.World Team Championships
Alan and Kath Nelson
The World Championships in Estoril finished on Saturday 5th November. Rhona Goldenfield and Michelle Brunner playing in the England Women's team in the Venice Cup were eliminated at the quarter final stage by Germany. Germany went on to reach the final where they lost to France. Barbara Hackett was a member of the German team, playing with Pony Nehmert.
Internationals John Holland and John Armstrong won the Renault Bridge Tour qualifying heat in Manchester on Oct 27th. They qualify for the final on Dec 3rd 2005 in Paris.First 20 pairs results.
1st John Armstrong & John Holland .............. 728.8 66.01 %
2nd Ted & Janet Latham ......................... 694.1 62.87 %
3rd Tracy Capal & David Adelman ................692.7 62.74 %
4th Paul Hackett & Hugh McGann ................. 689.4 62.45 %
5th Fiona Brown & Craig Fisher ................. 679.8 61.58 %
6th Joy & Irving Blakey ........................ 667.2 60.43 %
7th David Tobias & Sally Lewis (N/E) ........... 665.8 60.31 %
8th John Hassett & Bill Hirst .................. 661.2 59.89 %
9th Irene Bowers & Wynn Sutherland .............647.2 58.62 %
10th Gordon Rice & Lance Bloohn ................. 632.4 57.28 %
11th Andrew Petrie & Andrew Woodcock ......632.0 57.25 %
12th Stan Collins & Agnes Blewitt ............... 631.4 57.19 %
13th Jackie Pye & Ollie Burgess ................. 631.1 57.16 %
14th Peter & Jean Hand .......................... 624.2 56.54 %
15th John Moran & John Gardener (N/E) .......608.1 55.08 %
16th David Stevenson & Richard Silcock ......608.0 55.07 %
17th Jeanne & Ron Bayley ........................ 604.8 54.78 %
18th Dhun Daji & Howard Stubbings ............. 600.7 54.41 %
19th Robert & Joyce Jones ....................... 599.6 54.31 %
20th Sidney Travers & Geoffrey Fink .............592.6 53.68 %
1st Ron & Jeanne Bayly
2nd Paul Hackett & Hugh McGann
Match v Cumbria
Manchester beat Cumbria by 58 VPs on Sunday 23rd Oct.
The team was Dave Audley/Frank Brown, Ian Kane/David Olliver, Dave Pennington/Rod Franks, Dhun Daji/Howard Stubbings, Jean and Adrian Roberts, Elena and Marcelo Rosenbaum, Lesley Johnson/David Stuart, Lance Bloohn/Gordon Rice. Manchester's best pair were Dave Pennington and Rod Franks. Sorry no details as to venue or how the match went, but thanks to Dave Pennington for this information.
Rhona Goldenfield and Michelle Brunner finished 3rd in the EBU trials. Just behind in 4th place were Tracy Capal playing with Catherine Draper of Kent. Only the first two pairs were guaranteed selection, so the Manchester players will have to wait for the selection committee to choose the third pair. Full results on the EBU page.
Great Northern Swiss Pairs
John Holland continued his good run of form by capturing the Great Northern Swiss Pairs in partnership with Clive Owen from the North East at Risley on 1st-2nd October. They led the event from start to finish, and were comfortable winners in a strong field. Second were Bernard Goldenfield and Bill Hirst, and fifth were Michael Newman and Michael Byrne.
In the second weekend of the Open trials Stage 1 John Holland's team (John Armstrong, Paul Hackett, Tony Waterlow) scored a huge goal by finishing first on the weekend and 3rd overall to comfortably qualify for the next stage in two weeks time.
The Manchester team of Michael Byrne (Alex Morris, Craig Fisher, Andrew Woodcock) had a disappointing weekend and were never in contention, but they did at least salvage some pride by beating Tony Forrester's team (Alan Mould and Gary Hyett) by 31imps, to finish one place ahead of them. Full results are on the EBU web site.
Manchester's Michelle Brunner and Rhona Goldenfield won the Ron Morrish Memorial Trophy at the Pendle Witch Pairs on Sunday 25th September. Congratulations also to second placed 17 year old Elizabeth Roberts playing with David Pennington.
Manchester MSO August 19th to 29th
1st Pauline Lang and Alan Jones
2nd John Hassett and Bill Hirst
1st John Armstrong and Paul Hackett
1st Michelle Brunner and Rhona Goldenfield
1st Michelle Brunner and John Holland
2nd Gareth and Pam Hyett
1st Raymond Semp, Patrick Jourdain, Kath and Alan Nelson
1st John Holland, Michelle Brunner, Bill Hirst and John Hassett
2nd Kath Nelson, Patrick Jourdain, Bernard and Rhona Goldenfield
2nd Alex and Tony Wilkinson
3rd Michelle Brunner and Kevin Comrie
Point a Board Teams
1st= Alan Mould, Gary Hyett, Brian Cornelius, Brian Senior
Paul Hackett, Hugh McCann, Jason and Justin Hackett
1st David Stevenson and John Armstrong
2nd Michelle Brunner and Rhona Goldenfield
3rd David Barton and Leslie Klein
1st Paul Hackett, Richard Probst, Jason and Justin Hackett
2nd Barbara Hackett, Sandra Probst, Jenny Rudenstal and Pony Nehmert
3rd Joy and Irving Blakey, Edward Levy and Mike Goldsmith
1st Andrew Woodcock & Alex Morris
2nd Paul Hackett & Justin Hackett
3rd Fiona Brown & Hugh McGann
Manchester v Derbyshire
A sunny Sunday afternoon conveniently between test matches brought two teams of twelve together at Manchester Bridge Club. MCBA was represented by:
David Stuart & Andy Green
Boris Ewart & Pete Foster
Jean & Adrian Roberts
David Pennington & Lisa Furnival
Pat Burrows & Paul Worswick
Joyce & Bill Whyte
A rather one-sided first half capped by a superb performance by David Pennington & Lisa Furnival produced a lead of 150 to 30 for the home team at the interval. After a fine feast supplied by Jeff and his team, battle recommenced in the late afternoon, but the exceptional early pace could not be maintained. MCBA gained a little in the second half, 98-82, to produce a final win by 248-112. Many thanks to Dave Debbage for running the event and to the Derbyshire team for providing an entertaining match played in good spirit throughout. Another team that should be mentioned is Pat Burrows and Paul Worswick playing with Joyce and Bill White who won all of their matches and were the best scoring team.
World Junior Championships
Took place in Sydney Australia from 7th to 17th August. England finished 13th in the round robin stage. The team was Michael Byrne, Alex Morris, Duncan Happer, Ben Green and Andrew Woodcock.
Manchester came 3rd out of 11 teams in the inter county teams of eight competition held at Welshpool, mid Wales on 29th-30th July.
The team was Sidney Travers/Eve Lighthill(Cap), Raymond Semp/Denis Robson, (both days).
Saturday only- Kath Nelson/David Adelman, Tracy Capal/Boris Ewart
Sunday only-David Debbage/Michael Newman, Craig Fisher/Alan Nelson
Overnight Manchester were second to Merseyside, who just pulled away on the Sunday.
The best Manchester pair were Dave Debbage and Michael Newman who were on the team last year when Manchester won it, they were also second the year before and Michael Newman won it in 2002.
All members should have received a county handbook. If not please send an e-mail to Jeff Smith requesting a copy. It contains details of all the officers and clubs as well as details and entry forms and a calendar for 2005-6.
Manchester Handbook 2005-6 Erratum
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Risley Green Point Events
The North West Swiss Pairs at Risley on 16th July was won by Jeff Morris and Paul Hackett with Boris Ewart and Michelle Brunner 6th. Neil Thomas and Ray Ashleigh were 8th equal with Pat Burrows & Paul Worswick.
In the Swiss Teams on the Sunday Boris Ewart, Michelle Brunner, John Holland and Dick Fleischmann were second. Fifth were David Olliver, Ian Kane, Eve Lighthill and Ken Hassell.
Full results are on the EBU web site.
European Youth Team Championship
Took place in Riccione Italy from 13th to 23rd July. Manchester's Elizabeth Roberts was in the England girl's team, Michael Byrne and Alex Morris in the Junior event.
The Juniors finshhed a disappointing seventh after leading for most of the first half of the tournament. The girl's team finished eighth of ten teams.
Manchester v Yorkshire
The annual Manchester v Yorkshire match took place on Saturday 9th July at Leeds Bridge Club. This was a very swingy match with Manchester securing an early lead of 2750 after 5 rounds, but then finding themselves -20 after the next round at halftime! Yorkshire then pulled away to a lead of 5100 after 2 more rounds, but then Manchester reduced that to 60 in the penutimate round and ran out “comfortable” winners by 3540 aggregate points! Top Manchester pair were Bill Hirst and John Hassett, with other good performances from Jeff Smith and David Adelman and Eve Lighthill and Sid Travers. Other Manchester participants were Rhone Goldenfield & Michelle Brunner, Denis Robson & Raymond Semp, Alan & Kath Nelson, Michael Newman & Dave Debbage, Mark Reeve & D. Collier, Mark Halliwell & Mike Ardron, Peter & Joyce Hishmurgh, David Olliver & Ken Hassell, Kevin & Celia Comrie.
Thanks to Jeff Smith for this report.
We are very sorry to report the death of Geoff Storry on the 25th June. He was still actively playing bridge and was present at a session the Friday prior to his death. Geoff was the membership secretary of the MCBA for many years, a post which involved a lot of hard work for the association, and also served as an EBU delegate for the county. He was a regular player at clubs in South Manchester and was always a pleasant and courteous opponent.
European Open Championships
Were held in Teneriffe from 18th June to 2nd July. John Holland, playing with David Bakhshi of London, reached the semi finals of the Open Teams and John Hassett and Bill Hirst did well to finish about half way in the Seniors pairs final.
Melih Ozdil (Turkey) and John Holland with bronze medals from the European Open Championships
Congratulations to the Manchester team who re-captured the Huggill trophy on Sunday 19th June at Merseyside Bridge Centre.
The team was Michael Byrne (Captain) / Craig Fisher, Dave Pennington / Pauline Lang, Dave Debbage / Michael Newman, Kevin and Celia Comrie, Joyce and Peter Hismurgh, Jeff Smith /Mark Halliwell, Raymond Semp/ Eve Lighthill, Alan Jones / David Barton.
At half time the Manchester team had a 16 victory point lead over Mersedyside, with Lancashire way behind in 3rd place. Towards the end the gap narrowed and Merseyside had taken the lead with one match to go, but Manchester held on to win by 1 vicxtory point, the narrowest possible margin.
The leading Manchester pair were Michael Byrne / Craig Fisher, who won the Butler with over 100 imps, they attributed their sucess mostly to luck and the ability to bid slams when the finesses were right!
The Huggill trophy was presented by Henry Huggill after the North West CBA split up, and the trophy is being held by County President Eve Lighthill for one year.
Thanks to Michael Byrne for this report.
The Manchester Bridge Club team of Michael Byrne, Bill Hirst, Michael Newman, Dave Debbage Jeff Morris, Denis Robson, David Adelman & Jeff Smith did well to finish second in the Garden Cities final on 18th June at Solihull, failing to regain the trophy that they had won in 2003.
The Manchester team of John Hassett, Bill Hirst, Michael Byrne, Alex Morris, Michael Newman and Jeff Smith finished a creditable fourth in the Pachabo final on the weekend of 11th to 12th June.
Full results are on the EBU web site.
Congratulations to Michael Byrne's team (John Hassett, Bill Hirst, Michael Newman, in earlier rounds Alex Morris) who won the Manchester County Cup this year. They defeated Smith (Leslie Klein, Jeff Morris, Jeff Smith, Dave Barton), taking the first set by an astonishing 42 imps to go into a lead they never relinquished. Although a few hard earned efforts by Leslie Klein brought in points for the underdogs in the last set, proving why he is such a feared competitor, Byrne emerged winners by 10 IMPs.
They will go forward and represent Manchester in the Pachabo Cup to be held in West Bromwich later in June.
Manchester BC Qualify in Garden Cities Regional Final
The Manchester Bridge Club team of Michael Byrne, Michael Newman, Bernard & Rhona Goldenfield, Jeff Smith, David Adelman, John Hassett and Bill Hirst won the Northern heat of the Garden Cities in Bradford on 22nd May with a fine score of 102, ten clear of second place. Full results on the EBU web site. They will play in the final on June 18th in Solihull.
MCBA Tournament Secretary Steve Mattinson was delighted to win the Bridge/Golf day at Whitefield Golf Club on Thursday 21st April. He finished 3rd in both the Bridge and Golf events to claim the overall prize. Mike Pomfrey won the golf with Gerry Cohen runner up. Dave McDouall won the bridge section with Tracy Capal runner up. Thanks to organisers Tracy Capal and Boris Ewart for their hard work.
Tracy Capal presents the Val and Denis Robson Trophy to Steve Mattinson
Mike Pomfrey, Boris Ewart, Dave McDouall, Steve Mattinson, Tracy Capal and Gerry Cohen
Risley Green Point Events
Manchester players won both the pairs and teams in the North West EBU joint ventures. Congratulations to David Olliver and Ian Kane from the Altrincham club who won the pairs. The teams was won by Manchester Bridge Club's Michael Byrne, Kath Nelson, Craig Fisher and Alan Nelson. Remarkably they only won 5 out of 7 matches, losing to the team that came 2nd in match 2. Going into the final match they were lying 3rd having lost to both teams ahead of them, but a 14-6 win combined with both other teams losing saw them shoot to 1st place by 3 victory points. Kath and Alan are regular winners at Risley, but this is a first success for Michael and Craig, both in first time partnerships!
A full list of results can be found on the EBU web site.
A fantastic result for Michelle Brunner, Rhona Goldenfield, Jeff Smith and Bernard Goldenfield who narrowly lost the final of this National double elimination event at Stratford over the bank holiday weekend. This is considered to be one of Englands most prestigious tournaments. Full results are on the EBU web site.
15th-17th April 2005
England won the Lady Milne with a match to spare over the weekend of 15-17th April at Manchester University's Chancellor Centre. An excellent vu graph presentation with commentators Michelle Brunner and Alan Mould kept a good sized audience well informed and entertained. Many thanks to all the Manchester volunteers who kept the event and the vu graph running smoothly all weekend. (I can't guarantee that all the players in the photos are labelled in the correct order at the moment, please e-mail me if you know who is who).
Full results are on the EBU web site.
The young England team of Michael Byrne, Alex Morris (Manchester), Andrew Woodcock, Ollie Burgess, Duncan Happer and Ben Green reached the final of this international junior event in Amsterdam, but lost to a strong Polish team in the final.
Easter Congress Blackpool
Congratulations to David Adelman and Tracy Capal who, playing with Alex Hogg and Ian Panto respectively, won the Swiss Teams at Blackpool on Easter Sunday. David (who is the resident teacher at Manchester Bridge Club) has had a good run recently, this success follows his Northern Pairs win and also winning the Year End Congress Swiss Teams at Blackpool. Full results from the Easter Congress are on the EBU web site.
In an exciting all -premier clash, Acolytes (Joyce and Peter Hismurgh, Rita and Peter Jordan ) unceremoniously dumped Curry Eaters out of the Higson Cup by 6 imps. As the holders, the all international Curry Eaters consisted of Englands top pair Justin and Jason Hackett, along with former ladies world champion Barbara Hackett and top international and winner of this year's open trials Alan Mould.
Acolytes also beat the Curry Eaters by over 100 imps when the two teams met earlier in this year's premier league, thus ending all chances of the Curry eaters retaining the title. Although their opponents were desperate for revenge, the Acolytes were just too good on the day.
Winners in the Northern Pairs final on Sunday 20th March were Manchester's David Adelman and Jeff Smith. Close behind in second place were Michael Byrne and Bill Hirst. Congratualtions to both pairs who qualify for the National Pairs final in April. Full results are on the EBU web site.
Golf Print Regional Final
Well done to the winning Whitefield Golf Club team Bev Morris, Faye Morris, Bernard Kaye, Marlene Kaye.
After several years of near misses, the above team succeeded in winning this year's Regional finals, an excellent performance.
The National Finals are to be held in Solihull on 19th March, 2005.
Bev Morris, Faye Morris, Bernard Kaye, Marlene Kaye
Manchester wins Harry Scully Trophy
Manchester swept the board at the annual Youth Bridge Challenge held at Loughborough Grammar School on Saturday 19th March.
In the Harry Scully Trophy, Jennie Marvin, Amy Stout (who study at Manchester High School for Girls), Alex Wilkinson (from Bolton) (all Manchester Bridge Club regulars) playing with Cheadle Hulme school girl Elizabeth Roberts headed the Swiss qualifying event then won the 8 board semi final by 13 imps before crushing The West of England bridge team in the final by a very comfortable 34 imps.
Alex Wilkinson represented Scotland under 25's in the last European, while Elizabeth is a member of the under 20's squad that demolished the Scottish youth team a few months ago in Darlington.
In the Schools Swiss teams, Richard O' Connor and Katy Roberts ( who play in the Manchester League alongside Jennie and Amy) teamed up with a pair from Liverpool to cruise to victory by a comfortable 12 victory points. The only match they lost all day was to the other Manchester team which stopped them qualifying!
Our congratulations go to them all, and we hope to see them at Manchester events in the future. (Thanks to Michael Byrne for this report - he supported the teams and acted as reserve for Katy Roberts in the first match when her train was delayed).
Leading Manchester players in the Swiss Pairs on the 12th March were Rhona and Bernard Goldenfield who were second. In fifth place were Bill and Joyce White.
In the Swiss Teams on the 13th March leading Manchester players were John Holland, Michelle Brunner, Mike Ash and Robert Ferrari who were second.
Full results are on the EBU web site.
Bridge in Oz
Not content with winning everything locally John Holland and Michelle Brunner travelled to Australia to play in the Gold Coast Congress where they won the pairs and teams. For results and pictures follow this link Gold Coast Congress
Some of the British bridge players in Australia
The Cantor Cup was held on Sunday February 20th 2005 at Altrincham Bridge Club - a non-expert pairs event for the trophy donated by the Cantor family in memory of Trudy and Oliver Cantor. There was a record entry of 15 and a half tables.
The main winners were:
1st June Cash and Rita Howard
2nd Nigel Catterall and Phil Hayward
3rd Malcolm Lockey and David McNeillie
4th Karen Reissman and Irene Davies
Pat Buxton, chair of MCBA tournament committee with winners, June Cash and Rita Howard
Manchester finished 3rd equal in the Tollemache final on 12-13th February 2005. This was an excellent result, especially since many of the first choice team were unavailable.
The team was:
Michael Byrne (Captain)/Alex Morris
Bernard and Rhona Goldenfield
Jeff Smith/David Adelman
David Barton/Leslie Klein
Jeff Morris/John Hassett
Scorer Michael Newman (and travelling reserve)
The inter club teams of eight competition was held on Sunday 6th Feb at Manchester Bridge Club.Second Manchester B
Winners were Manchester A (Michael Byrne, Michael Newman, Michael Goldsmith, Craig Fisher, Bernard and Rhona Goldenfield , Jeff Smith, David Adelman).
Eight teams participated, the winners will represent Manchester in the inter counties Garden Cities competition.
Jan 2005 Newsletter
EBU Online Players Congress
The EBU runs an annual congress at Watford for internet players, where they can play at a real table.
On Sunday Jan. 16th Manchester member Richard Acaster's team won the 2 session teams competition with a score of +118 IMPS. (28 teams) Other team members were Lindsey Clark (Kent) and Beth & Arnold (Staffs & Shrops).
Manchester member Roger Waddington was 2nd in the same event with +93 IMPS in partnership with Linda MacFarlane
Richard was also 2nd a few hours before in the midnight speedball with Lindsey Clark in a 16 table movement.
Richard Acaster with team.
Manchester Congress Saturday 8th January 2005
1 Michael Byrne & Bill Hirst 63.61% Championship Pairs
2 John Holland & Patrick Jourdain 62.17 Mens Pairs
3 Jeff Smith & David Adelman 60.07
4 Sue & Nick Woodcock 59.40 Mixed Pairs
5 Frank Brown & David Audley 58.55
6 Tracy Capal & Ray Semp 58.41
7 Bernard Goldenfield & Jim Luck 57.81
8 Rhona Goldenfield & Michelle Brunner 57.22 Ladies Pairs
9 Peter Foster & Peter Jones 55.73
10 Lila Panahpour & Jan Svendson 54.87
11 Neil Thomas & Dave Hammonds 54.84
12 Mark Reeve & David Collier (I) 54.35 Tournament Masters Pairs
13 Moza Panahpour & Andrew McIntosh 54.17
14 Mark Bass & Andy Brocklehurst 53.79
15 Eve Lighthill & Sid Travers 53.53
16 Graham Currie & Ben Beever (I) 53.50
17 Jeff Morris & Elizabeth Roberts 53.31
18 Patrick Betney & Michael Donegan (I) 52.77
19 David Pennington & Rod Franks 52.57
20 Anne Super & Irena Grugulis 51.75
21 David Barton & Leslie Klein 51.67
22 John & Muriel Hassett 51.38
23 Boris Ewart & Paul Casselle 51.26
24 Cecil Franks & Mike Burtt 51.20
25 Jim & Jenny Morris 50.63
26 Nick Sandqvist & Janet de Botton 50.35
27 Malcolm Robinson & Pauline Lang 50.27
28 Robert & Joyce Jones 49.91
29 Craig Fisher & Amy Stout (I) 49.88
30 Barbara Lewis & Elena Rosenbaum 49.19
31 Raj Gupta & Peter Harrison (I) 49.12
32 Bob Cooke & Gill Griffiths 48.98
33 Juliette Rickless & Cynthia Cowan 48.78
34 Vivienne Newgrosh & Jacqueline Rich (I) 48.67
35 Sally Archer & Hilary Boydell (I) 48.20
36 Geoff Cowie & John Rowland 48.01
37 Anne Jeater & Barbara Moore (I) 47.94
38 David Matthews & Anne Thornton (I) 47.53
39 John Hodgson & Bill Williams 47.31
40 Nigel Matthews & Eddie Thornton-Chan (I) 47.19
41 Paul Dennett & Mike O’Rourke (I) 46.47
42 Paul Beckwith & Linda Shuttleworth 45.94
43 Bill & Joyce White 45.94
44 Graham Campbell & Lindsey Barnes (I) 45.92
45 Howard Stubbings & Dhun Daji 45.81
46 Philip Meadowcroft & Frank McCarthy 45.69
47 Don Cross & Jill Entwistle 45.62
48 Kevin Higgins & Laura Frampton (I) 45.62
49 Ian & Susan Hazlehurst (I) 45.01
50 Celia Comrie & Peter Morgan (I) 44.91
51 Steve Mattinson & Di Lyons (I) 44.85
52 John Fitzgerald & Gillian McMullan (I) 43.88
53 Peter Brown & Linda Williams (I) 42.26
54 Gordon Rice & Lance Bloohn "nbsp; 41.75
55 Caryl Bloch & Jill Roe 41.71
56 Bernard & Marlene Kaye 41.65
57 Ann Morris & Alan Bray (I) 39.47
58 John & Tricia Berry (I) 38.91
1 J De Botton, N Sandqvist, J Hackett & J.Hackett 148 VP
2 T Capal & R Silcock, D Adelman & J Morris 137
3 M Brunner & P Casselle, B Hirst & J Hassett 135
4 J Svenden & L Panahpour, M Panahpour & A McIntosh 130
5 B & R Goldenfield, J Luck & B Ewart 128
6 E Lighthill & R Semp, I Kane & D Olliver 127
7= P Jourdain & J Holland, M Byrne & M Newman 116
7= M Reeve & D Collier, R Ashleigh & N Thomas 116
9 J & J Morris, B & J White 115
10= B Kaye & J Smith, G Cohen & B Mendlesohn 111
10= S Mattinson & L Hobbs, P Harrison & R Gupta 111
12 D Lyons & K Harris, P & B Greaves 101
13 P Booth & E Clarke, P & G Clarke 85
1 N & S Woodcock, M Nicholson & S Haley 68 IMP
2 B Cornelius & S Fenton, B Hackett & C Fisher 62
3 J Rudolf & J Liebeschuetz, P Jones & D Debbage 22
4 E Thornton-Chan & D Tattersall, B Beever & G Currie 18
5 D Matthews & R Cooke, B Hobden & D McNeillie -6
6 A Mattinson & R Rosenthal, L Goldstein & H Fisher -42
7 C Wood & W Blyth, M Cragg & B Heaton -49
8 I & V Hempstock, E & M Noronha -73
1 D Pennington & E Roberts, A & J Roberts 35 IMP
2 G Cowie & J Rowland, R Roberts & C Boyd 33
3 H Stubbings & D Daji, M & E Rosenbaum 28
4 D Cross & J Entwistle, M Gordon & P Barnes -1
5 B & V Newgrosh, A & J Brown -7
6 P Beckwith & T Marvin, D Ackroyd & G Johnson -22
7 D Hammonds & J Callaghan, J Fitzgerald & G McMullan -31
8 P Worswick & M Hassett, M O’Rourke & P Dennett -35
Sat Aft 8th Jan 2005
1 David Burrows & Jocelyn Shaffer 68.18%
2 Barry & Valerie Hobden 61.36
3 Ann Shaw & Brenda Jackson 57.27
4 Monica Lyness & Marie Hoctor 55.00
5 Graham winn & John Parsons 51.82
6 Joan Hobson & Gordon Hodgson 49.55
7 Yvonne Ellis & Joan Kelly 49.09
8 Keith & Pat Denham 48.64
9 Phil Hayward & Nigel Catteral 45.91
10 Sue Skinner & Diane Trotter 45.45
11 Margaret Ward & Betty Montrose 44.09
12 Norman Beenstock & Judy Hearson 42.27
13 Beryl Farthing & Ashley Kirey 34.55
Sat Eve 8th Jan 2005
1 Diane Trotter & Sue Skinner 60.00
2 Margaret Ward & Betty Montrose 56.25
3 Karen Reissmann & Irene Davies 55.00
4 Judy Hearson & Sue Bailey 48.75
5 Keith & Pat Denham 41.25
6 Yvonne Ellis & Joan Kelly 36.75
Sun Aft 9th Jan 2005
1 Laura Phillips & Heather Saunders 62.08
2 Myrna Essayan & Eileen Campbell 58.75
3 Pauline Cathcart & Yvonne Barnes 57.92
4 Bev Pardoe & Colin Skelton 49.17
5 Christine Butterworth & Bill Maude 47.92
6 Diane Trotter & Sue Skinner 46.67
7 Peter Green & Jack Hamer 45.83
8 John Baxter & Irene Davies 44.17
9 Lionel Cox & Ann Wood 38.33
1 Helen Reid & Karen Leigh 64.17
2 Valerie Hobdon & Marion McNeillie 55.00
3 Brenda Donough & Liz Neild 54.58
4 Andrea Hoyle & John Laughton 52.50
5 Charlotte Eva & Katy Roberts 49.17
6 David Geary & Pat Dunningham 48.75
7 Dave Walsh & Martin Crowther 45.83
8 Yvonne Elllis & Joan Kelly 42.50
9 Beryl Farthing & Ashley Kirby 40.83
Sun Eve 9th Jan 2005
1 Christine Butterworth & Bill Maude 60.71
2 Graham Winn & John Parsons 59.92
3 Bev Pardoe & Mike Green 54.76
4 Fiona Goode & Gerald Slack 49.60
5 Diane Trotter & Sue Skinner 48.41
6 Laura Phillips & Heather Saunders 47.22
7 Maggie Jackson & Georgie Kirk 41.67
8 Pauline Cathcart & Yvonne Barnes 38.89
1= Valerie Hobdon & Marion McNeillie 59.92
1= Helen Reid & Karen Leigh 59.92
3 Peter & Paula Berens 59.52
4 David Geary & Pat Dunningham 55.56
5 Charlotte Eva & Katy Roberts 53.97
6 Dave Walsh & Martin Crowther 46.43
7 Beryl Farthing & Ashley Kirby 42.86
8 Yvonne Elllis & Joan Kelly 23.02
Thanks to Bernard Kaye for all the photos.
County Cup 2004-5
D.AUDLEY F.Brown, M.Bass, M.Super
M.BYRNE A.Morris, B.Hirst,J.Hassett,M.Newman
B.KAYE D.Tobias, G.Cohen,B.Mendlesohn
P.LANG* Dr A.Jones,R.Franks,D.Pennington
B.LEWIS* S.Herman, K.Comrie,C.Comrie,P.Jones
R.SEMP* D.Robson, D.Debbage
Higson Cup 2004-5
1 Isolated Menaces -1 * 16 10 17 11 16 11 81.00 6 13.50
2 Imps R Us 4 * 20 6 19 15 13 77.00 6 12.83
3= Broadway Danny Rose 10 0 * 11 14 7 14 56.00 6 9.33
3= Acolytes 3 14 9 * 15 4 11 56.00 6 9.33
5 Pennine Predators 9 1 6 5 * 18 15 54.00 6 9.00
6 Four J's, The 4 5 13 16 2 * 12 52.00 6 8.67
7 Hindsight Convention 9 7 6 9 5 8 * 44.00 6 7.33
Isolated Menaces -1
Michelle Brunner; Boris Ewart; John Hassett; Bill Hirst
IMPs R Us
Dave Barton; Leslie Klein; Peter Jones; Alan Purdy
Plate Final Fin Alt Rad Red Exs Bro Spi Sci Bri Total Played Average
1 Finesse * 11 11 15 6 18 20 18 20 119.00 8 14.88
2 Altrincham A 9 * 7 14 18 16 15 18 16 113.00 8 14.13
3 Radbroke Bears 9 13 * 9 14 19 10 13 18 105.00 8 13.13
4 Red Bull 5 6 11 * 3 14 19 20 19 97.00 8 12.13
5 Exsaleans 14 2 6 17 * 4 19 6 16 84.00 8 10.50
6 Brookdale Club 2 4 1 6 16 * 4 16 20 69.00 8 8.63
7 Spinning Tops, The 0 5 10 1 1 16 * 15 20 68.00 8 8.50
8 Science Sagas 2 2 7 0 14 4 5 * 19 53.00 8 6.63
9 Bridge Builders, The 0 4 2 1 4 0 0 1 * 12.00 8 1.50
Mary Costagliola; Royce Alexander; Derek Gray; Robert Jones
Mike Asher; Elise Ford; Anne Jordan; Geoff Hull
including players of leading teams
(figure in brackets is number of matches played (including Cup &/or Plate))