The Daily Telegraph
The inaugural National Handicap Pairs Championship has taken place via heats held by clubs or counties, either face-to-face or online, writes Julian Pottage, Bridge Correspondent. For this event, results took into account the player’s National Grading Scheme standing, which meant that all players had the chance to win. The winners, with scores adjusted to incorporate handicap, are as follows:
1st Cyril Green and Jim Berry (Cheltenham), 64.07%; 2nd Stephen Button and Peter Adams (Scunthorpe), 63.64%; 3rd Colin Lennox and John Jenkins (Cheltenham), 62.09%; 4th Patrick Mcculloch and Rosaleen Kaye (Cheltenham), 61.67%; and 5th Sue Simpson and Sandy Reismoser (Worthing), 61.47%.
Isle of Man Congress has taken place at the Best Western Palace Hotel and Casino in Douglas, and the winners are as follows:
Swiss Pairs: 1st Eric Cummings and Ceri Pierce, 130 VPS; 2nd Carole Kelly and Geoff Kenyon, 123 VPS; and 3rd= Stephen Baggs and John Large, 121 VPS; 3rd= Sue Fjortoft and Nick Woodcock, 121 VPS.
Swiss Teams: 1st Gill Copeland, Steve Blackburn, Carole Kelly and Geoff Kenyon, 90 VPS; 2nd Jim Hay, Derrick Peden, Lindsay Herbert and Diccen Sargent, 87 VPS; and 3rd Sue Woodcock, Bill Carr, Sue Fjortoft and Nick Woodcock, 76 VPS.
Mixed Pairs: 1st Steve Blackburn and Nichola Cockerillsmith, 60.12%.