2012 News and Results
Year End Congresses
Congratulations to John Holland who was second with Ben Green at the London Swiss pairs in a large field of 144 pairs.
In the Blackpool Swiss Teams Tracy Capal won with three Merseyside team mates. Bernard and Rhona Goldenfield, Kath and Alan Nelson were fourth, closely followed by Tom Slater, Peter Jones, Alec Smalley and John Atthey. Karen Reissmann, Irene Davies, Gillian McMullan and Neil Thomas did well to finish 9th.
At the London Swiss Teams Michael Byrne was third. A very good result for Laura Bonney who finished 15th (out of 93) and won the category C prize, ahead of the category B winners!
Full results are on the EBU web site.
Congratulations to Manchester players John Holland and Paul Hackett who were members of the team which won the Senior's trial to represent England in the Senior's Camrose held at Solihull 15-16th December. The other players were David Mossop, Gunnar Hallberg, Colin Simpson and David Price.
Manchester was well represented in the Channel Trophy which took place in London the weekend before Christmas. The Girls' team finsished second equal with Sarah O'Connor & Sinead Bird the best English pair on the cross imps. Laura Bonney and Kirstyn Fuller also played. Rob Myers played in the U25 team and Michael Byrne captained the victorious U20 team. England played teams from France, The Netherlands and Belgium. Full results are on the EBU web site.
The county qualifying event for the Corwen Trophy was held at Manchester Bridge Club on Sunday 2nd December.
Congratulations to the young winners Mike Bell and Sarah O'Connor who just pipped Jeff Morris and John Hassett, overtaking them in the final round.
The other qualifiers were Rod Franks and David Pennington in third place and Rodney Lighton and Gary Hyett in fourth. 26 pairs entered.
Many thanks to Jeff Smith and Joan Lewis for directing, Irene Davies and Barbara Lewis for organising and entries and the MBC staff for hosting the event.
Llangollen Swiss Teams
In the Welsh Bridge Union Swiss teams held over the weekend of November 24th/25th at Llangollen the winning team was Michael Byrne, playing with Fiona Brown and Hugh McGann/Cieran Coyne of Ireland who finished 34 VPs clear of the field, winning with a match to go. Their score of 188 victory points was nearly 16 a match and they were undefeated in the entire event.
In 3rd place were Bernard and Rhona Goldenfield, fresh from celebrating Bernard's 80th birthday (with Jim Luck and Adrian Thomas of Wales).
Manchester failed to qualify for the first time for several years. The team of Michael Byrne, Michael Newman, Rodney Lighton, John Holland, Alan Mould, Gary Hyett, Bill Hirst and John Hassett were drawn in a group with Kent and London. A very strong London team soon built a substantial lead, but Kent and Manchester were neck and neck in second place for most of the weekend, with Kent pulling ahead after Manchester had a poor final match against Oxford. John and Rodney were the best pair on the cross-imping, followed by Alan and Gary.
Many thanks to Rhona and Bernard Goldenfield for npc and scoring duties. As usual Rhona had everything organised superbly and kept the team supplied with refreshments throughout the weekend.
Full results are on the EBU web site.
The final weekend of this year's Premier League took place at Solihull Bridge Club on 9-11th November.
Michael Byrne's team won the second division, therefore being promoted to the first division next year. Mike Bell's team finished in third place, missing out on promotion. Full results are on the EBU web site.
Autumn Intermediate Pairs
The MCBA Autumn Intermediate Pairs was held on Sunday Nov 4th at Altrincham Bridge Club.
26 pairs participated. Prizes were awarded to the following pairs:-
1st Haidee & David Tattersall 66.15%
2nd George Leigh & Sally Bray 56.94%
3rd Paul West & Rak Kapur 55.54%
4th Iain Hart & Paul Batstone 55.44%
1st Pat Dunningham & Peter Horn 59.54%
2nd Pam Hegarty & Jackie Walton 55.68%
3rd David & Marion McNeilie 54.98%
4th Susan Tarr & David Owen 54.87%
Full results, in more detail, will be available on the following website
www.altrinchambridgeclub.co.uk (click on results, then Sunday)
Thanks to Barbara Lewis and Irene Davies for organising and Joan Lewis for directing.
Manchester players dominated the EBU Autumn Congress. John Holland and Ben Green won the 2 Stars Pairs at Stratford on 20th-21st October. They then concluded a successful weekend by finishing third in the teams with Michael Byrne and Duncan Happer. Sarah O Connor and Sinead Bird finished a close fourth out of 100 in the Swiss pairs and then went on to win the Burlington Cup, finishing an impressive 33 IMPs ahead of the second team.
The final set of matches in the Northern League took place on Saturday 13th October. Manchester won both the A and B divisions overall.
In the A division Manchester dominated at half time but after enjoying too much cake they dozed off and scored 52/80 VPs to finish second on the day to Yorkshire 1, but held an 11 VP lead over Yorkshire in the overall score. The team was John Holland, Bill Hirst, Rhona Goldenfield, Bernard Goldenfield, Michael Byrne, Michael Newman, Gary Hyett, Alan Mould. Alan and Gary were our best pair in the Butlers.
In the B division Manchester held a good lead over Lancs, finished second equal on the day extending their lead over Lancashire and emerged comfortable winners.
In the C division the Manchester team of Karen Reissmann, Irene Davies, Gillian McMullan, John Fitzgerald, Dave Matthews, Ann Thornton, Paul Beckwith, Paul Worswick won on the day, with Karen and Irene second in the Butler rankings. This left Manchester still in bottom place in the table as earlier results had not been so successful.
Also thanks and congratulations to all the other players who have represented Manchester this season.
Full results and Butler scores are now on the Northern League web site.
More EBU simultaneous pairs were played from 8-12th October.
Noteworthy local successes:
Pete Foster and Phil Callow were second nationally on Monday at Manchester Bridge Club.
Ken Hassell and Ian Kane were 3rd nationally on Thursday at Altrincham, with Nicholas Greer and Mike Coop fifth at Manchester University.
EBU County News
Unfortunately, the county news item for Manchester missed the deadline for publication in the EBU October magazine.
To read it please click here
Northern Bridge League
The A team only managed fourth equal (out of five) in their group. However, this wasn't such a disaster, as the scores were extremely close. Merseyside/Cheshire won with 43 VPs (average 40) and Manchester scored 37, so go into the final match with a healthy 26 VP lead over Yorkshire. The team was Michael Newman/Rodney Lighton, Tom Slater/Alec Smalley, Kath & Alan Nelson, Joy & Irving Blakey. Joy and Irving Blakey were the best pair on Butler scores.
In the B team match the team of John Roberts, Fred Bell, Bill White, Joyce White, Eve Lighthill, Sidney Travers, Howard Stubbings, Dhun Daji finished a very close second 1 VP behind Lancashire. They have now increased their lead at the top of the table to 16 VPs. John and Fred were second in the Butlers, with Eve and Sid fifth and Bill and Joyce sixth.
The C Team of Lance Bloohn/Roger Hopton, Gillian McMullan/John FitzGerald, Geoff Hull/Ken Hughes, Marcelo & Elena Rosenbaum were sixth out of seven on the day and are currently bottom of the table. Lance and Roger were the best Manchester pair.
Manchester once again proved victorious in the annual match against Derbyshire.
The winning team was
Sylvia Massey/Herbet Potts, Susan Triggs/Graham Winn, George Leigh/Michael Wymer, Dave Matthews/Anne Thornton, Haidee Tattersall/Irene Davies, Nicholas Greer/Sean Mekie.
The match was held at the Old School House in Spondon on September 16th, and the refreshments were enjoyed by all. The final margin of victory was 71 IMPs.
The MCBA handbook should be available at clubs in Manchester for players to pick up.
For those who would prefer to print their own copy please click on the link below.
Simultaneous PairsEBU simultaneous pairs were played from 10-14th September.
On Monday John Holland and Enid Noronha were fourth nationally; on Tuesday Rhona Goldenfield playing with Marianne Farr at Bolton won nationally with a fine score of 72% (Rhona's second 72% session in a week at Bolton). On Wednesday Tracy Capal and Michael Clarke were fourth with Michael Byrne and Sarah O'Connor sixth. On Thursday Pete Foster and John Roberts were fourth nationally.
Manchester players did well in the Bolton Congress on the weekend of 7-9th September.
In the Women's pairs Rhona Goldenfield was second with Marianne Farr and in the Men's pairs Dave Debbage was second with Andrew Woodcock.
In the Championship pairs Rhona and Bernard Goldenfield managed a 72% second session to move up from 3rd= to first, ahead of Rodney Lighton and Neil Thomas.
In the Championship Teams there was a win for Michael Byrne, Michael Newman, Mike Bell & Sarah O'Connor who recovered from being whitewashed 20-0 in the opening match to win their next five matches convincingly to finish with 93VPs out of 120.Full results are on the Bolton Bridge Club results page.
The selection committee has picked the following pairs for the inter counties team of eight on 17-18th November.
Michael Newman/Michael Byrne, Gary Hyett/Alan Mould, John Hassett/Bill Hirst, John Holland/Rodney Lighton.
Non playing captain is Rhona Goldenfield.
The team has qualified for the final in the past three seasons, finishing second twice and fourth last year.
National Women's TeamsIn the Whitelaw Cup on 1st-2nd September Sarah O'Connor with Emily Middleton, Barbara Hackett and Margaret Wort were runners up after winning the round robin and semi-final match.
The EBU's major congress of the year took place in Brighton from 10th-19th August.
Kath Nelson won the Mixed Pairs playing with Steve Auchterlonie, Mike Bell was second with Katy Lee.
In the Four Stars Teams B final Tracy Capal's team was fourth and in the Brighton Bowl Michael Byrne's team won with Kath and Alan Nelson fifth.
Full results of all the events are on the EBU web site.
The second round of this season's event took place on Saturday 25th August.
In the A division at Manchester Bridge Club Manchester won the event and increased their lead in the division. The team was Michael Newman/Alec Smalley, Bernard & Rhona Goldenfield, Kath & Alan Nelson, John Holland/Rodney Lighton. The scratch partnership of Michael and Alec headed the Butlers with Kath and Alan second.
The B team finished second to Westmorland at Manchester Bridge Club. As a result they are now in the overall lead in the B Division. Top pair in the Butlers were Rod Franks and David Pennington. The rest of the team was Pauline Lang/Steve Mattinson, Bill & Joyce White, Howard Stubbings/Dhun Daji.
The C Team at Blackburn was Joyce Jones/Pat Booth (second in the Butlers), Bob Cooke/Celia Comrie, Kevin Higgins/Richard Sinton, Elena/Marcelo Rosenbaum. They finished third on the day, but remain in bottom position in the C division, though the gap at the bottom is now smaller.
Results (overall positions and Butlers) are on the Northern Bridge League web site (which I am now responsible for and has recently moved). The results for the second match (and Butlers) can be found by clicking on 2012 cumulative results (no sub menu).
World Bridge Games
The World Bridge Games took place in Lille, France from the 9th to 23rd August. Manchester interest was provided by John Holland and Paul Hackett who played in the England Senior's team with Gunnar Hallberg, Tony Waterlow, David Price and Colin Simpson.
The Senior's team lost narrowly to Poland in the round of 16 after qualifying comfortably in the group stage
The selection committee met on 17th July and made the following selections for county matches in September and October.
top with 58 VPs with Yorkshire B in second place on 53,
Yorkshire A in third place with only 35 VPs, Merseyside
& Cheshire (the reigning champions from 2011) were
4th on 34 VPs and Lancashire 5th with 20 VPs.
There was a degree of amusement about how the
Particular mention must go to Mike Bell & Sarah O’Connor who had a tremendous day finishing top of the Butler Rankings of the 20 pairs in the event with 1.32 Butler IMPs per board.
Thanks to Michael Newman for this report.
The C team of Jeanne and Ron Bayly, George Balon/Len Gorodkin, Chris Hine/Stephen Ward and Karen Reissmann/Irene Davies played at Manchester on Saturday.
Eight teams were scheduled to compete however the team from Lincolnshire didn't arrive. It wasn't until 30 minutes after the start of play that it was established for certain that they wouldn't be turning up at all, and as a consequence each pair had to sit out for six boards as it was too late too change the movement.
The winners were Lancashire with 93 VPs - unfortunately, luck seemed to conspire against the Manchester team throughout the day, they finished in 7th position.Thanks to Stephen Ward for this report.
B Team of David Audley/Frank Brown, John Roberts/Fred
Bell, Eve Lighthill/Ken Hassell and David Pennington/Rod
Franks did well to finish a close second behind Yorkshire.
Scarborough Summer Congress
Congratulations to John Holland who won the Swiss Pairs with Clive Owen from the North-East on 27-28th July.
World Youth Championships
Michael Byrne is npc of the England U20 team playing in China from 25th July to 4th August. The U20 team recently played a practice match at Manchester Bridge Club against a Manchester all stars team and showed great promise although losing by a small margin. The Juniors reached the knock out stage of the championships, but lost to Poland after leading for most of the match.
Green Point Swiss Teams
The Green Point Swiss Teams was held at St Peters Assembly Rooms Hale on Sunday 22nd July. Congratulations to the winners John Holland, Gillian Whyte (visiting from Aberdeen), Pauline Lang and Pat Burrows who finished ahead of Barry Myers, Sally Brock, Simon Cope (all visiting from the London area) and Michael Byrne.
Thanks to Rhona Goldenfield for organising the event and to David Stevenson for running it.
1 Gillian Whyte, John Holland, Pauline Lang, Patricia Burrows 94 2.75
2 Barry Myers, Sally Brock, Michael Byrne, Simon Cope 90 1.75
3 Mike Bell, Sarah O'Connor, Barbara Lewis, Alec Smalley 89 1.75
4 Julian Merrill, Joan Marray, Liz Commins, David Flacks 86 1.50
5 Nick Woodcock, Sue Woodcock, William Alston, Andrew Petrie 84 1.25
6 Dave Keen, Jean Keen, Peter Foster, Neil Thomas 83 1.25
7 John Parsons, Nicholas Greer, Sue Richmond, Mike Goldsmith 80 0.75
8 John Morrell, Marianne Farr, Desmond King, Mike Nicholson 79 1.00
9 Eve Lighthill, Sidney Travers, Ian Kane, Kenneth Hassell 78 1.00
10 NE Stephen Ward, Christopher Hine, Edward Jones, Michael Wymer 76 1.00
11= Bill Wattleworth, Liz Wattleworth, Glen Oliver, Anthony Butler 71 1.25
11= Bernard Goldenfield, Rhona Goldenfield, Joy Blakey, Irving Blakey 71 1.00
13 Jeff Smith, Alan Nelson, Michael Newman, Kath Nelson 68 1.00
14 Bill Hirst, Dick Fleischman, Kevin Comrie, Celia Comrie 67 0.75
15 John Farmer, Babs Matthews, Joyce White, Bill White 65 0.75
16 Jenny Morris, Jim Morris, Kevin Higgins, Richard Sinton 64 1.00
17 Clive Owen, John Hassett, Gary Hyett, Raymond Semp 63 0.50
18= Ewart Evans, David W Briggs, Michael Tomlinson, Brian Irlam 60 0.75
18 NE Roger Hopton, Ann Thornton, Angela Parkinson, Ray Ashleigh 60 1.00
20 NE John Ashworth, Catherine Hornby, Diane Ault, Duncan Ault 55 0.25
21 NE Graham Campbell, Lindsey Barnes, Mariam Jabbar, Mohammed Jabbar 47 0.25
22 Gillian McMullan, John Fitzgerald, Karen Reissmann, Irene Davies 45 0.50
23 NE Glenda Lloyd, Peter Boardman, Trevor Ward, Christine Skellon 35 0.50
Michelle Brunner Memorial
A charity bridge event was held at Manchester Bridge Club on 21st July 2012 in memory of Michelle Brunner. Michelle had requested that it be a mixed pivot teams event similar to the Hubert Phillips (which she won six times).
There was a good turn out of 23 teams. Winners were David Debbage, Catherine Draper, Andrew Woodcock, John Hassett and Oliver Burgess who won all their matches and finished with an excellent score of 95 out of a possible 120. Second were Barbara Lewis, Peter Jones, Tom Slater and Jeff Smith, with John Holland, Dick Fleischman, Jackie Pye and Bill Hirst third. Full results are on the Manchester Bridge Club web site.
The Scottish Summer congress over the weekend of 13-15th July was a successful event for Alan Mould, Raymond Semp, John Holland and American visitor Dick Fleischman. Raymond and Alan won the main pairs event by a margin of 10% and playing as a team they came third in the main teams event. Raymond, Dick and John Holland also won an open teams on the Friday playing with Peter Cohen, the Congress Secretary and John and Dick were second in the consolation pairs final.
Congratulations to Sue Richmond and Neil Thomas who won the WBU Swiss Pairs at Llandudno on July 7-8th.
National League Finals
Manchester came second in the C section of the National Counties League's finals at Solihull on Sunday 8th July. The finals were contested between Manchester, Somerset, Warwickshire, Northants and Sussex. At half time Manchester C lay fourth but improved in the second half to achieve the runners-up spot behind Sussex. Well done to all the team.
Gillian McMullan, Karen Reissmann, Irene Davies (capt), Chris Hine,
Stephen Ward, John Fitzgerald, Kevin Higgins, Richard Sinton
John Holland and Erika Slatcher (from the Isle of Man) did well to finish in third place in the pairs event.
European Youth Pairs
Congratulations to Sarah O'Connor and Sinead Bird who finished fifth in the Girls event at the in Vejle, Denmark played 4-6th July.
Michael Byrne took a team of juniors (Freddie Illingworth, Michael Alishaw, Toby Nonnenmacher) to the Riviera congress in Torquay on the 30th June to 1st July. They did very well to finish second in the teams. Michael and Freddie were seventh in the Swiss pairs.
Manchester finished fourth of nine counties in the annual President's Cup held in Merseyside on the weekend of 30th June to 1st July.
The team was Michael Newman (capt), Rodney Lighton, Kath and Alan Nelson (both days), Tom Slater, Peter Jones, David Barton, Alan Jones (Sat), Tom Slater, Alec Smalley, Gary Hyett and Raymond Semp (Sunday). Yorkshire won, with Lancashire and Merseyside in second and third place. Thanks to David and Liz Stevenson for running an enjoyable event.
The European Championships took place in Dublin this year from 12th to 23rd June. Manchester interest was provided by John Holland and Paul Hackett who played in the Seniors event where they finished mid-table. The England women played very well to win Gold and the Open team were fourth. The women and open teams will go on to play in the world championships next year.
The selection committee met on 5th June and made the following selections for county matches in August.
Congratulations to Manchester players who won the major events at the Yorkshire Congress at Harrogate on 9th-10th June. Michael Byrne playing with Hugh McCann of Yorkshire won the pairs, with Jason Hackett and Mike Goldsmith fourth. Irving and Joy Blakey won the B pairs final. In the teams Bernard and Rhona Goldenfield and Joy and Irving Blakey won, with David Pennington, Rod Franks, Pauline Lang and Steve Mattinson third.
In the inter county pairs on 26-27th May Jeff Morris and John Hassett were the highest placed Manchester pair at 13th. The other Manchester pairs Rod Franks/David Pennington, Eddie Thornton-Chan/Ben Beever and Raymond Semp/Ken Hassell were above average. Full results are on the EBU web site.
The AGM was held at Altrincham Bridge Club on Wednesday 23rd May.
Kath Nelson was elected as league secretary to replace Tean Porteus who has resigned.
The selection committee is Barbara Lewis, Peter Jones, Michael Newman, Ian Kane and Rodney Lighton. Ian Kane replaces Alec Smalley who no longer wished to select.
The main topics of discussion were the MCBA constitution and league eligibility rules.
The constitution is to be amended to satisfy the EBU with regard to disciplinary procedures and other matters.
The league rules are to be amended to restrict teams to eight registered players, but there will be no restriction on number of affiliated members.
Presentations were made by President Eve Lighthill to league captains and for player of the year.
Another International success for John Holland, playing for Bernard Teltscher's Great Britain team on 18-20th May at Ayr with Gunnar Hallberg, Victor Silverstone, Tony Waterlow and Tony Priday. They won the event, but the trophy was awarded to second placed Scotland as Teltschers's team was not representing a home country.
In the Garden Cities Qualifier on Saturday 19th May, Manchester finished 3rd out of 6 teams and failed to qualify for the national final.
The team was Jeff Morris/John Hassett, Michael Byrne/Michael Newman, Raymond Semp/Gary Hyett, Joy and Irving Blakey. The Michaels were our best pair on the cross IMPs.
The qualifiers were the North East and Sheffield.
Bramhall Green Teams of Eight
From seven teams entered in the Bramhall Green BC teams of eight event for local clubs, held on Sunday 13th May at the Brookdale Club, Bramhall - Marple BC emerged victorious after making up a considerable half time lead held by Cheadle Hulme BC.
The first three in the event were 1st - Marple BC, 2nd - Cheadle Hulme BC and 3rd - Bramhall BC.
The winning Marple team
Jeanne & Ron Bayly, Joyce Jones & Pat Booth, Ian Kane & Ken Hassall, Fred Ogden & Bob Bradbury.
John Hassett, Jeff Morris, Michael Byrne and John Holland finished fourth in the EBU Teams of Four finals on 11th-12th May.
Full results are on the EBU web site.
Player of the Year
The PotY competition has been won by Michael Byrne with a record score. Surprisingly this is his first win, second was last year's winner Michael Newman. In the intermediate category joint winners are Stephen Ward and Christopher Hine, closely followed by Michael Wymer and George Leigh.
In Division 2 Tempo beat Petersfield 23-7 on May 8th to gain promotion to Division 1, along with Proteus and Team Mayhem.
Schapiro Spring Fours - Win for John Holland
Congratulations to John Holland on becoming the first ever Manchester player to win the prestigious Spring Fours. After five days of tough competition his team of Ben Green, Glyn Liggins and Joe Fawcett claimed their extra eight boards in the final as the undefeated team. At that point they were losing by 29 IMPs , they lost 17 on the first two boards of the last eight, but then scored 60 IMPs over the next 6 boards to win by 14 against Allfrey, the team selected for England in this year's international events.
Full results are on the EBU web site.
Higson Cup and Plate
Isolated Menaces built up a useful, but not insuperable lead at half time of the Higson Cup held at Manchester Bridge Club on Sunday 29th April. They made sure of the cup in the second half though by scoring 58 VPs out of 60 to finish well ahead of The Curry Eaters. St Titus failed to do the treble, finishing third equal with Tracy Capal's team.
In the plate Jim and Jenny Morris, Bill and Joyce White won by a good margin over Hindsight Convention with Ashton Aces third.
Thanks to all those who helped on the day, especially Irene Davies, Kevin Comrie and Dave Debbage. Also thanks to Tean Porteus for running the Cup this year and to anyone that I haven't mentioned, but should have.
1 Isolated Menaces 121
Bernard Goldenfield,Rhona Goldenfield,Bill Hirst,John Holland
2 Curry Eaters 84
Paul Hackett,Darren Evetts,Martin Taylor,Justin Hackett
3= St Titus 80
Gary Hyett,Alan Mould,Sarah O'Connor,Michael Byrne
Rodney Lighton,Michael Newman
3= By One Imp 80
Tracy Capal,Ted Reveley,Alan Stephenson,Stuart Matthews
5 Inverted Minors 70
Joy Blakey,Irving Blakey,Jeff Smith,David Barton
6 Manchester A 69
Denis Robson,Val Robson,Ray Ashleigh,Anne Super
7 Petersfield 36
Eddie Thornton-Chan,Nigel Matthews,Graham Currie,Phil Boyd
8 Red Bull 20
Marcelo Rosenbaum,Lesley Johnson,Ed Glinert,Howard Stubbings
1 Jim Morris,Jenny Morris,Joyce White,Bill White 128
2 Colin Humphrey,Donald Fitzpatrick,Alan Tranter,Andy Burnett 116
3 Gordon Bickley,Ann Farquhar,John Parry,June Chadwick 99
4 Barry Fine,Ivor Rosenberg,Howard Harris,Peter Maclese 85
5 Roger Hopton,Ken Ward,Peter Cooke,Laura Frampton 74
6 Catherine Kramer,Eugene Hutton,Ann Morris,Alan Bray 68
7 Carol Frost,Angela Parkinson,Tean Porteus,Craig Porteus 64
8 Sean Mekie,Nicholas Greer,Sophie Harper,Nathaniel Jowitt 60
9 Paul Batstone,Sue Bailey,Phil Hayward,Shirley Leak, Louise Vincent 28
In the final match of the season St Titus claimed the League title by beating Curry Eaters 25-5 (41 IMPs). The wind was blowing their way and they built on a healthy 17 IMP half time lead. The team of Michael Byrne, Michael Newman, Rodney Lighton, Gary Hyett and new addition Alan Mould won every match after their initial hiccup against Inverted Minors back in September when they lost by 8 imps.
St Titus previously won the league in 2008 and 2009 with the same 4 players, Alan Mould has previously won with both Curry Eaters and Isolated Menaces many times.
This season they have also won the teams of four knockout (Goldstone Trophy), teams of eight (Garden Cities).
Well done to all teams for getting most of the matches played by the deadline and to those promoted; commiserations to those relegated, please enter next year's league, one of the best supported and organised in the country.
Michael Newman, Rodney Lighton, Gary Hyett, Michael Byrne and Alan Mould
In the Portland Bowl Final (inter universities) Manchester's Laura Bonney representing Oxford A finished a close second to Southampton A. This is the best performance in the Portland Bowl by a Manchester player for many years.
The final of the Goldstone Trophy was won by the team captained by Michael Byrne (Alan Mould, John Holland, Rodney Lighton, Michael Newman, with Gary Hyett in earlier rounds) who beat Barbara Lewis (Sam Herman, Tom Slater, Alec Smalley) by 15 imps. The team built up an impressive half time lead but a fight back from Lewis brought the margin much closer including a thin slam rolled in during the last set from the captain. Surprisingly this was a first time win for Rodney Lighton, whilst John Holland leads the way with 10 wins, just ahead of Gary on 7, with Alan and Michael on 6.
The match was played in excellent spirit with both teams sharing and providing joint refreshments at half time and the end.
Team Byrne will go on to represent Manchester in the Pachabo over the weekend of June 16th/17th.
Rodney Lighton, Michael Byrne, Michael Newman, Alan Mould, John Holland
P Dunningham, M Saffer, P Cathcart, V James, J Gilbert
D Matthews, A Thornton, K Higgins, R Sinton
R Ashleigh, A Super, D Robson, V Robson
J White, B White, P Lang, S Mattinson
N Greer, S Bird, K Fuller, S Meekie
B Lewis, A Smalley, K & C Comrie, S Herman, T Slater
R Semp, K Hassell, P Jones, D Audley
M Byrne, J Holland, M Newman, G Hyett, A Mould, R Lighton
J Morris, J Hassett, I & J Blakey
E Thornton -Chan, N Matthews, B Beever, G Currie
V Newgrosh, B Newgrosh, P Chetham, J Rich
E Rosenbaum, M Rosenbaum, H Sstubbings, D Daji
I Davies, K Reissman, M & M Jabbar
M Braid, M Clarke, D Barton, A Jones
Well done to Paul Worswick and Paul Beckwith who finished fifth in the National Pairs B final on 14th April.
Congratulations to Sinead Bird and Sarah O'Connor who have won the Under 25 pairs at the London Easter Festival. Laura Bonney playing with Rasool Somji was third.
In the Northern Festival at York Alec Smalley, Tom Slater, Peter Jones and Jeff Smith were second in the Swiss Teams.
Other good results by young Manchester players were Rob Myers winning the Swiss Pairs at York with James Thrower and Mike Bell winning the Monday Swiss Pairs at London with Simon Creasey.
Full results for both festivals are on the EBU web site.
Congratulations to Bramhall club members Christine Benson and Richard Acaster who have finished highest placed of Manchester players in the National Mixed Pairs on 25th March. They were 14th two places ahead of Irving and Joy Blakey in a field of nearly 400 pairs.
Full results are on the EBU web site.
John Hassett/Jeff Morris, Michael Byrne/John Holland have once again reached the final of Crockfords after beating Butland, Reardon, Dan MacIntosh and Filip Kurbalija over 48 boards. The margin was very close and the team were 25 IMPs down after 16 but pulled it all back and won by 6 IMPs, mostly thanks to their consistency in the slam zone - (they bid 4 and made 0).
They are the first team to make it through to the final, and will join 7 of the country's leading teams in the all play all final on May 12th/13th.
White House Junior Internationals
Manchester Juniors Sinead Bird and Sarah O'Connor played for England U25 in the above tournament in Amsterdam from 25th-30th March. Their team mates were Tom Paske, Graeme Robertson, Ed Jones and Basil Letts. They finished in fifth place in the main teams event out of 24 teams.
Green Point Swiss Pairs
This annual event was held at Altrincham on Saturday 10th March. A full turnout of 24 tables included competitors from far afield. It was nice to see Pat Davies and Warner Solomon who travelled from the South West and Barry Myers and Sally Brock who were up from the London area.
Sally and Barry reached table one after a few matches, but fell away towards the end, but Warner and Pat climbed steadily to third place, beaten by local pairs Kath and Alan Nelson in second place and winners Michael Byrne and Michael Newman who had an excellent score of 101 VPs after seven matches.
Congratulations to Intermediate winners Irene Davies and Karen Reissmann. The ascenders prize went to MCBA President Eve Lighthill and Vice President Sid Travers.
Thanks to tournament directors David Stevenson and Joan Lewis, Sally Brock for presenting prizes and especially to Rhona Goldenfield for organising the whole event and working tirelessly on the day (with Bernard's help).
1 9 Michael Byrne & Michael Newman 101 3.25
2 20 Kath Nelson & Alan Nelson 97 2.50
3 34 Warner Solomon & Pat Davies 96 2.25
4 31 Nick Woodcock & Sue Woodcock 94 1.88
5 39 Tom Slater & Rodney Lighton 92 2.03
6 13 John Morrell & Marianne Farr 91 1.69
7= 29 Sally Brock & Barry Myers 90 1.59
7= 26 Bill Alston & Andrew Petrie 90 1.34
9 5 Tracy Capal & Jon Middleton 89 1.25
10 46 Paddy Murphy & Liz Commins 88 1.00
11 37 Catherine Draper & Sue Richmond 87 1.25
12 7 Joyce White & Bill White 85 1.25
13= 25 David Pennington & Bob Cooke 82 1.25
13= 40 Boris Ewart & Peter Foster 82 1.00
15= 11 Bob Loveridge & Helen Montgomery 81 1.25
15= 8 Peter Boardman & Glenda Lloyd 81 1.00
15= 12 Eddie Thornton-Chan & Graham Currie 81 1.00
18 38 Eve Lighthill & Sidney Travers 79 1.00
19= 47 John Holland & Gillian Whyte 75 1.00
19= 43 Sarah Teshome & Ollie Burgess 75 0.75
21 23 N Karen Reissmann & Irene Davies 73 0.75
22 14 Max Richman & Sandra Richman 72 1.00
23 6 Jenny Morris & Jim Morris 71 0.75
24= 44 N Mohammed Jabbar & Mariam Jabbar 70 0.75
24= 36 Bill Wattleworth & Liz Wattleworth 70 0.75
26 42 Ian Kane & Kenneth Hassell 69 0.75
27 32 Barbara Henderson & Clive Henderson 68 1.00
28 24 John Farmer & Babs Matthews 65 1.00
29 27 Jeffrey Smith & Tony Coley 64 1.00
30= 2 David Burrows & Margaret Howe 62 1.00
30= 30 Geoff Cowie & Robbie Roberts 62 1.00
30= 3 N Duncan Ault & Diane Ault 62 1.00
33= 28 Irving Blakey & Joy Blakey 61 0.75
33= 48 Gillian McMullan & John Fitzgerald 61 0.75
33= 10 Peter Jones & Celia Comrie 61 0.50
33= 4 N Lance Bloohn & Ann Thornton 61 0.50
37= 33 Richard Acaster & Christine Benson 60 0.50
37= 35 Peter Hand & Jean Hand 60 0.75
39 18 Steve Mattinson & Pauline Lang 58 1.00
40 16 N Stephen Ward & Michael Wymer 55 0.75
41 15 Gordon Rice & Stefan Bielecki 52 0.50
42 19 Denis Robson & Val Robson 50 0.50
43 22 N David Murray & Andrea O'Rafferty 48 0.50
44 45 N Sally Bray & George Leigh 41 0.50
45= 1 N Pat Dunningham & Peter Horn 40 0.50
45= 17 Bernard Kaye & Leonard Gorodkin 40 0.25
45= 21 N David Tattersall & Haidee Tattersall 40 0.25
48 41 Trevor Ward & Christine Skellon 28 0.25
In the Highland Congress at Strathpeffer on Feb 24-26th there was great success for Dave Hammonds again. He won the pairs against a quality field with his local Scottish partner, Andrew Dutton, for the second year running. Ed Glinert and Jonathan Hill (Trafford) won the Sunday night's "Play with Internationals" Cup, seven years after Ed won it with Paul Worswick.
The Cantor Cup was held on Sunday February 26th at Manchester Bridge Club. There was a full house of 14 and a half tables, many of the players participating in a competitive event for the first time. The afternoon was enjoyed by all, and included freshly baked scones with jam and cream for tea.
Brian, Martin and Phil Cantor sponsor the event in memory of their parents, and the brothers were all there to present the prizes.
The winners, who had not played in an MCBA event before, were Margaret Elliott and Mavis White.
Thanks to Stan Blaiwais (Director) and Barbara Lewis (Organiser) for their hard work.
1 21 Margaret Elliot & Mavis White 63.42
2 3 Doreen Cook & Shirley Pryce 61.90
3 12 Paul West & Diana Calvert 61.54
4 14 Annie Garry & Peter Watts 60.99
5 16 Judith Gay & Lee Beeston 60.76
6 26 Donald Walton & Andrea Mills 59.95
7 29 Gill North & Tom North 59.04
8 19 Avril Hutton & Ally Oliver 56.24
9 30 David Owen & Nigel O. Campbell 53.55
10 27 Joe Farrel & Rak Kapur 53.46
11 4 Christine Boal & Gillian Leather 53.08
12 10 Jackie Lowrie & Malcolm Allum 51.93
13 17 Annie Curtis & Peter Collinson 51.31
14 28 Wendy Verber & Irene Davies 49.45
15 18 Doreen Hall & Elizabeth Araj 48.88
16 20 Pat Cotter & Anne Richardson 48.59
17 11 Stewart Grace & Julie Grace 47.88
18 7 Kate Durham & Graham Keay 47.45
19 6 Angela Thompson & Liz Green 46.94
20 9 John Davies & Alan Swarbrick 45.69
21 23 Joyce Wooley & Maureen Beresford 45.45
22 15 John Bridgeman & Lionel Cox 45.38
23 22 Peter Hallsworth & Sonia Hopkinson 45.29
24 2 Christine Middlehurst & Chris Batt 45.23
25 1 Jo Krasner & Amy Dean 40.08
26 25 Olivia Oldham & Len Sharpe 39.18
27 24 Sue Margolis & Annie Dove 36.72
28 5 Karen Jones & Chris Silk 35.38
29 8 John Kelsall & Janet Kelsall 35.07
In the junior home internationals held on 19-20th February in Dublin the England Under 20s won the Peggy Bayer trophy. The team was Shivam Shah (London), Alex Roberts (Manchester), Freddie Illingworth (Oxford), Chris Huber (Wimbledon), Kyle Lam (Nottingham), Tommy Brass (Reading) and npc Michael Byrne, who was seeking to break the curse that he had never captained a team to victory two years in succession.
In the U25s the team came 2nd with Robert Myers making his debut. Scotland won comfortably, with their most experienced player being Alex Wilkinson who plays in Manchester regularly.
Harrogate Spring Congress
Bill and Joyce White finished second in the mixed pairs, while Martin Taylor and Justin Hackett won the Open pairs. Paul Beckwith and Paul Worswick were Manchester' highest placed pair in the Swiss Pairs finishing eighth. Congratulations to them all. Full results are on the EBU web site.
The Manchester team finished fourth of eight teams in the Tollemache final at Hinckley on 11-12th February, a creditable performance especially with the problems that occurred just before and over the weekend.
The team finally playing was not quite as expected. Alan Mould fell on ice and was unavailable, so Rodney Lighton partnered John Holland. Overnight on Sunday Kath Nelson was ill, so npc Raymond Semp stepped in to play with Alan Nelson for the final three matches. The team won five of seven matches, but lost heavily to the top two teams, Middlesex and North East. The other two pairs were Jeff Morris/John Hassett and Michael Byrne/Michael Newman. Michael/Michael were our best pair on the Butler scores, with John/Rodney and John/Jeff also positive. Thanks to Raymond Semp for doing an excellent job as npc.
Full results and Butler rankings are on the EBU web site.
Gazette Trophy 2012
Manchester Bridge Club's A team won the inter club teams of eight at Altrincham on Sunday 29th January with a huge score of 96 out a possible 100 VPs.
They qualify to represent the county in the regional finals of the Garden Cities at Bradford in May.
Six teams entered from Manchester, Altrincham and Cheadle Hulme clubs.
Jeff Morris, Rodney Lighton, Michael Newman, Kath Nelson,
Michael Byrne, John Hassett, Alan Nelson and Gary Hyett
1 3 Manchester A 96
Gary Hyett,Rodney Lighton,John Hassett,Jeff Morris
Michael Byrne,Michael Newman,Kath Nelson,Alan Nelson
2 6 Cheadle A 72
Bill White,Joyce White,Howard Stubbings,Dan Daji
Neil Thomas,Sue Richmond,John Currie,Royce Alexander
3 4 Altrincham 55
Geoffrey Fink,Sidney Travers,Geoff Hull,Ann Jordan
Mohammed Jabbar,Mariam Jabbar,Ian Kane,Kenneth Hassell
4 1 Manchester B 37
Karen Reissmann,Irene Davies,Gillian McMullan,John Fitzgerald
David Matthews,Ann Thornton,George Leigh,John Moran
5 2 Cheadle B 28
Barbara Lewis,Pat Booth,A McKillop,Terry McCaughey
Victor Ridding,Mary Green,Rod Franks,David Pennington
6 5 Manchester C 12
Roger Hopton,Peter Carey-Yard,Christopher Hine,Stephen Ward
Graham Winn,Susan Triggs,Haidee Tattersall,David Tattersall
Swiss Teams Congress
Congratulations to John Holland on yet another win, this time at Hinckley on January 21-22nd with David Kendrick, Nicola Smith and Jeremy Dhondy (all from somewhere South of Knutsford). At the end of play on Saturday they held a huge lead of 30 VPs over second place which they held onto winning by a comfortable margin of 13 VPs. Full results are on the EBU web site.
John Holland playing with Gunnar Hallberg, Paul Hackett with Tony Waterlow and Colin Simpson with David Price have won the Seniors' Trials at Solihull on 14-15th January. They thus qualify to represent England in the European Seniors' event in June.
Lady Milne Trials
Sarah O'Connor and Lavinia Constantin finished a commendable fifth of 18 pairs in the trials held in London over the weekend of 14-15th January.
Lavinia now lives in London, but was in Manchester for a couple of years recently, Sarah has been a Manchester player since the start of this season. Only the top three pairs qualified to represent England, but this is an encouraging result for a new and youthful partnership.
Manchester Congress 2012
The 2012 Congress at the Renaissance Hotel was well supported, with 78 pairs and 35 teams from all over Britain playing as well as a good number of tables for the Progress Cup and Kevin Comrie Trophy. Encouragingly there was also a good turn out of Junior players.
The Michelle Brunner Trophy was donated by Maureen Hiron, bridge correspondent of the Independent ad a long time friend of Michelle's for the Pairs. The first session saw Michael Byrne and Duncan Happer's score of 69% eclipsed by Graham Currie and Ben Beever's 71%. Unfortunately for Ben and Graham their second session was not so successful; Duncan and Michael finished an impressive 4% ahead of second. The revived partnership of Alan Mould and Howard Melbourne showed that they were still a force to be reckoned with in second place, with Ladies' pair Rhona Goldenfield and Marianne Farr third. A special mention to Jackie and Ian Clough, top intermediate pair, who were an excellent seventh.
Paul West organised an event for newcomers to tournament bridge each afternoon attracting 22 pairs on the Saturday.
The teams qualifier was on Sunday along with the Kevin Comrie Cup in the afternoon. The major surprise of the qualifying was that the team of Byrne, Happer, Mould and Melbourne failed to qualify for the final, but they won the consolation final in the evening.
In the main final Tracy Capal's team Liz Muir, Ted Reveley and Stu Matthews from Manchester, Scotland and Liverpool won with John Holland, Ben Green, Ollie Burgess and Sarah Teshome second.
Sarah O'Connor won the Tim Smith trophy for best Junior.
Prizes were presented by Nevena Senior, Alan Mould and Eve Lighthill. In addition many thanks to Maureen Hiron who made a trip up from London especially to present the Michelle Brunner Trophy.
As usual many thanks to Kevin Comrie and his team of helpers and the tournament directors for running, yet again, a very enjoyable and well supported event.
1 8 Duncan Happer & Michael Byrne 2565.33 3952 64.91
2 53 Howard Melbourne & Alan Mould 2381.58 3952 60.26
3 6 Marianne Farr & Rhona Goldenfield 2355.55 3952 59.60
4 64 John Holland & Martin Taylor 2332.93 3952 59.03
5 54 Marryat Stevens & Phil Godfrey 2321.14 3952 58.73
6 67 Sally Brock & Barry Myers 2290.40 3952 57.96
7 41 I Jackie Clough & Ian Clough 2288.82 3952 57.92
8 26 John Hassett & David Debbage 2278.93 3952 57.67
9 1 Paul Casselle & Alan Williams 2257.06 3952 57.11
10 33 John Rudolf & Pauline Rudolf 2255.37 3952 57.07
11 27 Tracy Capal & Liz Muir 2242.41 3952 56.74
12 61 Susan Stockdale & Tobias Bende 2239.20 3952 56.66
13 25 Anthony Lipson & Graham Burns 2233.38 3952 56.51
14 59 I Graham Currie & Ben Beever 2228.89 3952 56.40
15 57 I Adrian Lee & Gordon Scholes 2216.09 3952 56.08
16 42 Kerri Happer & Tom Slater 2201.01 3952 55.69
17 49 Ian Kane & Kenneth Hassell 2193.99 3952 55.52
18 78 Simon Creasey & Mike Bell 2193.97 3952 55.52
19 30 Edward Levy & Bernard Kaye 2182.50 3952 55.23
20 14 Stuart Shalom & Michael Newman 2182.02 3952 55.21
21 7 Patrick Jourdain & Ben Green 2172.44 3952 54.97
22 4 Jeffrey Smith & Jackie Pye 2164.12 3952 54.76
23 22 I Christopher Hine & Stephen Ward 2152.61 3952 54.47
24 21 Neil Zussman & David Audley 2150.41 3952 54.41
25 13 Jim Luck & Bernard Goldenfield 2121.01 3952 53.67
26 72 Sean Mekie & Lavinia Constantin 2104.32 3952 53.25
27 44 Liz Commins & David Flacks 2086.57 3952 52.80
28 46 Celia Comrie & Maggie Pierce 2081.47 3952 52.67
29 19 I John Moran & Peter Carey-Yard 2074.99 3952 52.50
30 17 Christopher Pope & Mark Weeks 2073.01 3952 52.45
31 40 Warner Solomon & Sandy Davies 2045.93 3952 51.77
32 48 Raymond Semp & Peter Jones 1981.35 3876 51.12
33 35 Pauline Lang & Malcolm Robinson 2006.94 3952 50.78
34 31 Sarah O'Connor & Sinéad Bird 1993.66 3952 50.45
35 58 Rodney Lighton & Steve Eginton 1988.59 3952 50.32
36 36 Richard Acaster & Michael Parr 1984.65 3952 50.22
37 68 Geoff Cowie & Robbie Roberts 1981.60 3952 50.14
38 50 I David Matthews & Ann Thornton 1980.86 3952 50.12
39 12 Jim Straffon & Lindsey Cook 1969.96 3952 49.85
40 75 Peter Hand & Jean Hand 1959.55 3952 49.58
41 32 Alan Jarvis & Suzy Lawson 1948.02 3952 49.29
42 74 Peter Green & Yvonne Barnes 1947.87 3952 49.29
43 52 Peter Richmond & Roger Allison 1947.00 3952 49.27
44 39 Jean Patefield & Mike Patefield 1931.64 3952 48.88
45 45 Christine Benson & Terry McCaughey 1930.29 3952 48.84
46 43 Lindsey Barnes & Graham Campbell 1926.32 3952 48.74
47 73 Barbara Henderson & Clive Henderson 1925.53 3952 48.72
48 24 John Fitzgerald & Steve Mattinson 1898.60 3952 48.04
49 28 Wynn Sutherland & Irene Bowers 1894.49 3952 47.94
50 70 Kath Nelson & Alan Nelson 1885.83 3952 47.72
51 62 David Pennington & Rod Franks 1870.68 3952 47.34
52 56 Neil Thomas & Sue Richmond 1866.39 3952 47.23
53 63 Frank McCarthy & Laura Bonney 1859.95 3952 47.06
54 16 Wyn Williams & Barry Wennell 1820.73 3876 46.97
55 5 Brian Senior & Tim Smith 1849.06 3952 46.79
56 29 Joy Blakey & Irving Blakey 1845.81 3952 46.71
57 2 Eve Lighthill & Sidney Travers 1799.57 3876 46.43
58 9 I Bob Bagot & Ian Bates 1825.17 3952 46.18
59 3 Paul Beckwith & Paul Worswick 1810.18 3952 45.80
60 51 Ray Ashleigh & Anne Super 1765.03 3876 45.54
61 76 I Sally Archer & Hilary Boydell 1786.90 3952 45.22
62 37 I Edward Jones & Michael Wymer 1705.81 3800 44.89
63 77 I Duncan Ault & Diane Jane Ault 1753.91 3952 44.38
64 71 Beth Wennell & Margaret Barnes 1742.50 3952 44.09
65 18 Karen Reissmann & Irene Davies 1739.85 3952 44.02
66 11 I Anne Jeater & Barbara Moore 1706.38 3952 43.18
67 69 David Hammonds & Stephen Bearpark 1698.16 3952 42.97
68 66 Jim O'Neill & Chris Baker 1681.36 3952 42.54
69 20 Lance Bloohn & Roger Hopton 1642.69 3876 42.38
70 15 I Pat Dunningham & Peter Horn 1665.87 3952 42.15
71 55 Paul Yates & Martin Mueller 1662.05 3952 42.06
72 38 I Craig Porteus & Tean Porteus 1644.87 3952 41.62
73 60 Liam Kerey Hazlehurst & Sue Hazlehurst 1594.80 3952 40.35
74 34 I Dieter Salden & Tony Coley 1509.89 3800 39.73
75 47 I David De-Andrade & Lewis Pirnie 1569.32 3952 39.71
76 10 I Bev Pardoe & Steve Kelsall 1542.48 3952 39.03
77 23 I Alan Bray & Ann Morris 1490.78 3876 38.46
78 65 I Louise Vincent & Susan Bailey 1517.21 3952 38.39
1 4 Tracy Capal,Liz Muir,Ted Reveley,Stu Matthews 154
2 8 Ben Green,John Holland,Ollie Burgess,Sarah Teshome 149
3 6 Mike Bell,Simon Creasey,Sarah O'Connor,Lavinia Constantin 138
4 11 Catherine Draper,Andrew Woodcock,John Hassett,David Debbage 133
5 10 John Roberts,Fred Bell,David Olliver,Raymond Semp 125
6 2 Paul Hackett,Martin Taylor,Justin Hackett,Barbara Hackett 120
7 13 Steve Eginton,Sally Brock,Rodney Lighton,Barry Myers 118
8 7 Peter Jones,Tom Slater,Sinéad Bird,Kerri Happer 117
9 9 John Parsons,Sue Richmond,Mike Goldsmith,Edward Levy 116
10 1 Paul Casselle,Alan Williams,Joy Blakey,Irving Blakey 114
11 5 Karen Reissmann,Irene Davies,Celia Comrie,John Fitzgerald 103
12 3 Wyn Williams,Margaret Barnes,Beth Wennell,Barry Wennell 97
13 12 Marryat Stevens,Emily Middleton,Tobias Bende,Susan Stockdale 82
Teams Consolation Final
1 33 Howard Melbourne,Alan Mould,Michael Byrne,Duncan Happer 173
2 27 Paddy Murphy,Liz Commins,Pauline Rudolf,John Rudolf 154
3 35 Bob Cooke,Maggie Pierce,Jonathan Lillycrop,Suzy Lawson 153
4 31 Eve Lighthill,Sidney Travers,Ian Kane,Kenneth Hassell 128
5 29 David Matthews,Ann Thornton,Richard Sinton,Kevin Higgins 125
6 23 Howard Stubbings,Dhun Daji,Elena Rosenbaum,Marcelo Rosenbaum 122
7 28 Warner Solomon,Kath Nelson,Alan Nelson,Patrick Jourdain 116
8 34 Jeanne Bayly,Ron Bayly,Joyce Jones,Robert Jones 111
9 26 Barbara Lewis,Jeff Morris,Dieter Salden,Tony Coley 103
10 25 Peter Carey-Yard,Andy Green,John Moran,Yvonne Barnes 102
11 24 Nicholas Greer,Sean Mekie,Laura Bonney,Ross Allen 100
12 30 Ian Clough,Jackie Clough,Duncan Ault,Diane Ault 94
13 32 Louise Vincent,Susan Bailey,Lewis Pirnie,David De-Andrade 79
Teams 3rd Final
1 18 Brian Senior,Tim Smith,Sandra Penfold,Nevena Senior 121
2 20 Marianne Farr,Rhona Goldenfield,Bernard Goldenfield,Jim Luck 115
3 21 Stephen Bearpark,David Hammonds,Paul Beckwith,Paul Worswick 97
4 15 George Leigh,Michael Wymer,Christopher Hine,Stephen Ward 88
5 16 Julia Newall,Barrie Newall,Paul Hepworth,Lynn Hepworth 81
6 22 Eddie Thornton-Chan,Nigel Matthews,Graham Currie,Ben Beever 71
7 19 David Ackroyd,Gordon Johnson,John Browning,Hari Gohil 64
8 17 Derek Bailey,Chris Baker,Ralph Deane,Terry Ottway 48
9 14 John Hurst,Anthony Lawrence,Faye Georgiou,Sanjeet Kamath 35
Progress Cup (Saturday)
1 1 63.30 Diana Calvert Anne Richardson
2 24 59.62 Laurel Mollan Heather Saunders
3 15 59.52 Peter Watts Annie Garrie
4 14 57.14 Derek Allum Malcolm Allum
5 9 57.05 Jackie Walton Pam Hegarty
6 20 57.05 Pam Dorian Jessica Smith
7 23 55.77 Tom North Gill North
8 12 55.32 Hilary Hill David Hill
9 7 54.55 Janet Bailey Sheila Cornwell
10 8 50.00 Sheila Casey Yvonne Chadwick
11 13 48.78 Rak Kapur Joe Farrell
12 21 48.72 Adrienne Stone Barbara Taylor
13 16 48.21 Paul Batstone Iain Hart
14 10 47.02 Karen Jones Chris Silk
15 17 45.24 Beryl Ashurst Roger Richardson
16 2 45.00 Sandra Frost Don Gill
17 4 44.87 Nick Hinton Nil Gosh
18 22 42.31 Michelle Lees Barbara Eastabrook
19 11 39.44 Jan Coull Wendy Lyas
20 3 37.50 Paul West Michelle Rosenberg
21 5 35.42 Annie Curtis Peter Collinson
22 19 35.26 Elizabeth Araj Ida Butler
Kevin Comrie Trophy (Sunday)
1st David Murray & Andrea O'Rafferty 221 65.77
2nd Denise Phythian & Joan Hinchcliffe 219 65.18
3rd= Tony Ward & Eric Bell 192 57.14
3rd= Sheila Cornwell & Janet Bailey 192 57.14
5th= Barbara Eastabrook & Barbara Dickie 191 56.85
5th= Eric Clarke & Bruce Fishwick 191 56.85
7th Kate Fisher & Maureen Beresford 174 51.79
8th= Peter Jackson & Maggie Jackson 167 49.70
8th= Sonia Hopkinson & Peter Hallsworth 167 49.70
10th Felicity Byrne & Jackie Lowrie 166 49.40
11th David Hill & Hilary Hill 165 49.11
12th Brenda Bramhall & Margaret Liptrott 163 48.51
13th Paul West & Diana Calvert 162 48.21
14th Sheila Hardiman & Hilda Parkinson 151 44.94
15th Christine Barraclough & Nick Tarrier 137 40.77
16th= Pat Turner & Judith Eva 133 39.58
16th= Jo Krasner & Amy Dean 133 39.58
18th Anne Richardson & Margaret Fitzmaurice100 29.76
Teams for 2011-12
The fourth placed team will also be promoted to league 2.