Archive News 2010
Xmas EventAt the BIBA English Open on 5-6th June George Hall won the Last Chance and the one pointer, while Kevin Jones won the team event. Liverpool's Peter Chan, an occasional visitor to the Manchester Club, won the main event. Congratulations to all.
Mark Calderbank winner of the Battle of the Roses
on December 28th at Heaton Moor
Club Championship 2010
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Dorothy Wins at Las Vegas
An excellent performance by Dorothy Lee, who won the Intermediate tournament at Las Vegas on 14th November.
Brian Lever won the consolation event at BIBA's November Swiss event.
Congratulations to Mark Calderbank who won this event on 17th October, his first major win I believe.BIBA Sandy Osborne
Mark on the left collecting his trophy
Manchester's Brian Lever and George Hall were runners up in the main and consolation event respectively. Well done to them.
Congratulations to George Hall who won the consolation event. Also to Jon Williams who won a large Meerkat in the One Pointer. Brian Lever was a semi-finalist in the main event and Roger Keys a semi-finalist in the consolation.
George Hall with runner-up Adrian Jones
Jon Williams with Meerkat
George Wins BIBA
Congratulations to George Hall who won the BIBA World Championship on 5-6th July. A report of his win is on the BIBA web site.
Manchester One Day - 25th April
Despite Manchester's best attempts we couldn't win all the events. As (too) often seems to happen a Liverpool player won the main event. Congratulations to Adrian Jones who beat Birmingham's Matthew Fisher in the final, with Manchester's Brian Lever and Paul Harper losing semi-finalists. The remainder of the trophies, however, went to Manchester players. Peter Snape beat Michael Horne in a very close consolation final and Rodney Lighton won the Last Chance against Dorothy Lee. The one pointer went to Irving Czechowicz who beat Neil Everitt.
The event followed its usual format. An initial entry of 42 players competed (slightly down on previous years). Five rounds of five point matches were played in a Swiss format. Those with four or five wins qualified for the main final together with 8 of 13 who scored three points. The remaining 26 players went into a consolation final. Those who lost early in the main or consolation got entries to the Last Chance.
Everyone enjoyed the day. Lots of backgammon and copious amounts of food. As usal thanks to all who helped to make the event run smoothly. Susan Bourne for taking entries and running the finances, Irving for directing. Annette Jones for scoring. Lorraine Lighton for the buffet tea and scoring. Various Manchester club members for helping to set up the tables. Manchester Bridge Club and Jeff Morris for hosting the event.
Irving Wins at BIBA
Congratulations to Irving Czechowicz, winner of the Last Chance at the British Open at BIBA in April.
Irving and Stuart Mann