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Manchester League to the Wire (23rd Apr)
Curry Eaters duly beat Red Bull in their final match to overtake Grasshoppers. However, they won 22-8 which leaves them with a wait until Monday to see whether St Titus can beat Agamemnon 28-2 or better to overhaul them. St Titus have beaten Agamemnon 29-1 in the past, but it was in 2007-8.
In the second division Eddie Thornton-Chan's Petersfield team are almost certain to win and will be promoted along with (probably) Team Mayhem (Neil Thomas), the third promotion spot is still open to several teams.
In division 3 Jeanne Bayly's Leaders with Attitude and Kevin Higgin's Tricksters are promoted.
Division 4 is now almost complete with Ashton Aces (Gordon Bickley) and probably City Aces (Phil Reed) promoted.
In division 5 Transfers (Jeffrey Marks) need 12 VPs in their final match to win the division.
In division 6 Jim Regan's Radbroke Bandits lost their unbeaten record in the last match, but still finshed with a fine average of over 20 VPs.
In division 7 Eureka led by Ann Morris are also well ahead, although they have lost 1 match narrowly.
Congratulations to Tracy Capal who won the Swiss Teams at York with Paddy Murphy, Liz Commins and David Stevenson. John Holland was third in the Swiss Pairs. Results are on the Yorkshire web site. Meanwhile at London Michael Byrne was fourth in the Championship Pairs with Graeme Robertson and then third with Freddie Illingworth in the Swiss Pairs on Easter Monday. Results for the London event are on the EBU web site.
The finals of these events take place on Sunday, 27th April from 13.30 to about 19.45 at Manchester Bridge Club.
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The county knock out competition to determine who plays for Manchester in the Pachabo has reached the final stage. Byrne (Newman, Lighton, Hyett, Mould, Holland) beat Tempo (Bob Cooke, Rod Franks, Dhun Daji, David Pennington, Gill Griffiths) and Blakey (Joy, Irving, Jeff Morris, John Hassett) beat Tricksters (Kevin Higgins, Richard Sinton, David Matthews, Ann Thornton). This means that the final will be between the same teams as last year. The final will take place at Manchester Bridge Club on Monday 2nd June, spectators welcome.North Wales Spring Congress
In the North Wales Congress at Wrexham on 5-6th April there were wins for Tracy Capal (with Mike Pownall) in the Pairs and Neil Thomas and Sue Richmond (with Alan Whittam and Paul Evans of Lancashire) in the Swiss Teams. Congratulations to all - click here for full results.
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