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Upcoming Events

Summer Intermediate Pairs
Sunday June 8th, 1.30pm at St Peter's Assembly Rooms, Hale
Click here for more information and entry form

Manchester Green Point Swiss Teams
11.00 Sunday 20th July at St Peters Assembly Rooms Altrincham
Entry limited to 24 teams so early booking advisable
Click here for entry form and more information

Merseyside Green Point Swiss Pairs
Sunday 18th May 2014 Merseyside Bridge Centre at 1 pm
Entries to Bernard Kaye

Bridge and Golf
Thursday May 1st at Ringway Golf Club Hale Barnes
Click here for entry form and details

Manchester Congress 2015
A long way off, but advanced notice that next year's congress will be a week later on 10-11th January at the same venue - Victoria and Albert Hotel.

Mid Wales Swiss Teams
July 12-13th
Click here for details

EBU Events
Click here for the EBU calendar
Higson Finals

The finals of these events take place on Sunday, 27th April from 13.30 to about 19.45 at Manchester Bridge Club.

The Cup is being broadcast on Bridgebase Online
To watch:
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 4. Click VUGRAPH (live broadcasts)
 5. JOIN one of our 2 tables

If there's anything you don't understand in the play or the explanations of the commentators, feel free to ask them by sending them a message.  You might even spot a line of play missed by them.  Or you might know some inside information about the players or their system which you would like to share.

Goldstone Trophy
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.

Manchester League (15th Apr)
Grasshoppers won their final match 18-12 against DASH, so Curry Eaters (Justin Hackett) now need a modest 16-14 win against the bottom ranked team to overtake them.  St Titus still have an outside chance of winning, they managed the first of three good wins needed on Sunday 13th against Bare Bones.
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 City Aces (Phil Reed) promoted.
In division 5 Transfers (Jeffrey Marks) are a bit ahead of several teams fighting it out for the promotion spots.
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.

Portland Pairs
376 pairs competed in the annual EBU mixed pairs event on Sunday 23rd March.  Congratulations to the Manchester pairs who did well.   Best placed were Bernard and Rhona Goldenfield who were fourth, followed by Kath and Alan Nelson who were 15th.  Steve Mattinson and Pauline Lang had an average first session, but then recorded the top score in the country in the second session to move up to 23rd.  Eve Lighthill and Ian Kane finished 29th.

Northern Pairs
Congratulations to John Hassett/David Debbage and Jonathan Hill/Dave Hammonds who qualified for the National Pairs final by finishing third and fifth respectively at the Northern Pairs in Bradford on 16th March.

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