Club Members’ Achievements beyond Bramhall in 2016/17 – complied by Richard Acaster
EBU National Grading Scheme: we have several highly ranked players: of those whose grades are not anonymous we have Gary Hyett (AH), Steve Tearle, Kevin Higgins (AD), Neil Thomas, Christine Benson, Howard Stubbings, Roger Hopton, (AC), Rodney Lighton, Ian Pendlebury, John Roberts, Chris Barnard and Geoff Hull (K)
Portland Pairs (2016): Roger Hopton playing with Irene Davies finished 4th nationally out of 360 Pairs.
John Armstrong Pairs: Linda Williams and Ann Thornton were joint 4th.
Pachebo Trophy: Rodney Lighton and Gary Hyett were in the team that finished 2nd.
Castle Swiss Pairs: Neil Thomas playing with Gillian McMullan won this event in Huddersfield.
President's Cup: Gary Hyett was in the winning team.
National Inter County League finals: Rodney Lighton was in the winning team.
Altrincham Swiss Teams:: Pat Burrows and Pauline Lang were 5th equal.
Eastbourne Summer meeting: Gary Hyett's team won the A final and was 3rd in the mixed pivot teams.
Bolton Congress: Rodney Lighton, John Currie and Neil Thomas were in the winning team.
Cumbria Green Point Congress: Joyce and Bill White were 2nd in the Swiss teams.
Northern League: Gary Hyett was in the team that won the A Division. John Roberts and Neil Thomas were in the team that won the B Division.
Chester Bowl: Rodney Lighton and John Currie were 2nd in the main final and Roger Hopton was 3rd in the consolation final.
Lancashire Swiss Teams: Rodney Lighton and John Currie were 3rd.
Pendle Witch Pairs: Rodney Lighton and John Currie were 3rd.
Aviemore Congress: Bill and Joyce White were winners of the consolation teams. Neil Thomas was 2nd in this event and 2nd in the Swiss teams.
Foundation Cup: John Roberts, Neil Thomas and Neil Thomas won the team’s event.
Ben Franks: Rodney Lighton and John Currie were 2nd.
Blackpool Congress: In the Swiss pairs Kevin Higgins and Richard Acaster were 5th equal and winners of the category B prize. Gary Hyett was also 5th equal.
Manchester Congress: Mel Pelham and Rod Franks won the 1st session of the Pairs, In the teams Gary Hyett was a winner of the A team final and Rodney Lighton and John Currie were 2nd.
Chester Congress: Rodney Lighton & John Currie were 1st equal in the Pairs final.
Gazette Trophy: Rodney Lighton was 2nd playing for Cheadle Hulme. Our team was 8th out of 10..
National Pairs: John Roberts qualified for the National Final finishing 2nd at Bradford.
Cumbria Congress: Steve Mattinson and Pauline Lang won the Mixed Pairs and Joyce White was 2nd in the Ladies Pairs...
Wrexham: Pat Burrows and Pauline Lang were 2nd in the Pairs and Gary Hyett won the teams.
Higson Cup and Plate: Rodney Lighton came 2nd in the Cup and Richard Acaster playing as a substitute won the Higson Plate event.
Manchester League Teams: Congratulations to Chris Barnard and Ian Pendlebury (North Star) who have won Division 2 of the League.