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Deal of the Week
Pendle Witch Pairs
John Stell and Tracy Capal won at Brierfield on Sunday 11th November, also doing well were Christopher Hine and Stephen Ward who were fourth winning the B category prize. Full results are on the Brierfield web site.
Northern League Trophies
If any members of the A or B team would like the trophies for winning the Northern League to be displayed at their house for the coming year please contact the match secretary. They have both been engraved.
Autumn Intermediate Pairs
19 pairs played at Altrincham on November 4th. Players had an enjoyable afternoon, with Angela Ashleigh and Wendy Burton winning ahead of Sally Bray and George Leigh with Elaine Preece and Peter Butterworth in third place.
Thanks to Barbara Lewis for organising and to Joan Lewis for directing.
Detailed results are on the Altrincham Club web site.
Higson Cup and Plate
Adam Wiseberg has taken over the running of the cup and plate from Kath Nelson. Please see the cup page for details of the latest draw. Thanks to Kath for running these events for several years.
The Manchester league has been running for a couple of months now and, with most teams having played at least a couple of matches, the league tables are beginning to take shape.
In division one Michael Byrne's St Titus team are off to a good start with two big wins, Justin Hackett's Mutton Madras, Alec Smalley's Grasshoppers and Kath Nelson's Agamemnon are in second to fourth place some way behind. In division two Proteus (Frank Brown) and New Connections (Roger Hopton) are the early leaders.
Ray Ashleigh's Manchester A team lead division three with two good wins. David Milne's Astrazeneca Stars lead in division four, closely followed by Bev Pardoe's Chorlton Challengers.
In Division five Maggie McPhillips' Biddables lead, but have only played one match, in second place are Heather Saunders' Enigmas. Division six has only had one match played so far. In division seven Ruff Diamonds (Peter Shakespeare) have won their only match 30-0, Ashton United ( Sheila Wimbleton) have had two good wins to lie second.
Martin Taylor playing with Justin Hackett finished third in the Two Star Pairs in the EBU congress at Daventry on 20th October.
Meanwhile John Holland with Jackie Pye, Sally Brock and Barry Myers won the teams in the Scottish congress at Peebles; John and Jackie were third in the pairs final which was won by Sally and Barry. Results are on the SBU site.
The annual charity event at Deva Bridge Club on Sunday 14th October was well attended with many Manchester participants. The qualifying section was won by Pauline Lang and Steve Mattinson with Gary Hyett and Peter Carey-Yard second and Mohamed and Mariam Jabber third. In the final Keith Boulton and Nigel Pearce were second with Rodney Lighton and John Currie third. Full results are on the Deva web site.