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Manchester Clubs Online Schedule
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Manchester v London
Manchester played London online in a team of 24 match organised into A, B and C sections on Saturday 26th September. After the first half Manchester held a small lead, but it drifted away in the second half. The event was played online using the RealBridge interface which was new to many of us. It was nice to be able to see and hear the players at your own table, though the interface takes a bit of getting used to and is occasionally flaky.
Overall London won by 50 imps (35.5 to 24.5 VPs) with our A team losing by 17, the B team losing by 59 and the C team winning by 25 imps.
The teams were:
A Michael Byrne/Rodney Lighton, Catherine Draper/Andrew Woodcock, Jeff Morris/Stuart Shalom, Alec Smalley/Tom Slater.
B Joy & Irving Blakey, Phil Taylor/Josh Clarke, Kath Nelson/Rhona Goldenfield, John Stell/Andy Green
C Alan Tranter/Andy Burnett, Sam & Will Wakefield, Roger Hopton/Irene Davies, Paul Beckwith/Joyce Jones
Top of the x-imp rankings were Alan Tranter and Andy Burnett. Thanks to all for playing and to Adam Wiseberg for organising the match.
Detailed results are on the Manchester Online Event web site.
Online League Season 2
Congratulations to Tracy Capal's Deal or No Deal team (Paddy Murphy, Liz Commins, David Stevenson, Ted Revely) who have won division 1 by large margin. In division 2 A41 Adventurers (Richard Alcock, Trevor Hails, Chris Ryall and Simon Whitehouse) also won comfortably. Division 3 was won by Rejuvenated ( Jonathan Engler, Peter Jones, Alan Mould, Daniel Kelsall, Adam Wiseberg and Stuart Shalom). Misfits (Mark Gomme, Ron Lowe, Vivienne Newgrosh and Enid Noronha) won division 4. Wild Cards (Jean Crowhurst, Rosemary Moorhouse, John and Linda Varley) were well ahead in division 5, whereas in division 6 Marple Bridgers (David Bakewell, Nick Collett, Ralph Deane, Hari Gohil, Ash & Jackie Shah) just won. Finally in division 7 Ruff Diamonds (Barbara & Martyn Andrews, Ann & Peter Shakespeare) won. Season 3 will start soon.
Green Point Swiss IMP Pairs
Two sessions of 24 boards played online from the comfort of your home, with your own choice of refreshments and dress code.
Sunday 11th October at 11.00
EBU Lockdown League
Michael Byrne's team have won the fifth season of the lockdown league. They have won every season so far, but the latest win was by only 1.4 VPs, so there is hope for other teams.
The Goldstone continues at a slow pace. Michael Byrne's St Titus beat Roger Hopton's New Connections online on 16th September to reach the final. This competition usually qualifies for the Pachabo, but that was cancelled long ago, so expect the other semi and the final to be played within a few months.
Charity Pairs - Bid to Play With Sally Brock
Sally Brock, multiple Ladies World Champion and regular visitor to Manchester events will play in the Charity Event on 30th September with the person who makes the highest bid. See the Manchester Events page for details. The event is being held in aid of The Nicky Alliance.
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