On Tuesday, 13 January, 19 pairs played a Mitchell movement with an arrow switch. Top with a decisive 70.31% were Frank Grace and Isobel Ross, followed by Glenys Barton & Roy Blackmore with 61.56%, third were Bill & Lyn Stubbins with 57.64%, fourth Greta Taylor & Diana Kinch with 56.56%.
On Wedesday 9 pairs played a Mitchell movement in the Practice session. Top of the North/South pairs were Bob & Barbara Rankin with 60.42%, followed by Carl & Ann Paulo with 55.56%. The East/West pairs were headed by Lyn & Bill Stubbins with 58.33%, followed by Howard Carless & Gordon McLachlan with 56.25%.
Eight pairs took part in the Thursday duplicate session in a single winner movement. Winners were Janet O'Connor & Don Prowse with 61.81%, followed by a Graham Clarke & Phil Quinn with 59.03%. Brian Mawby & David Reed were third with 57.64%. Two pairs tied for fourth place, Zena Hutchinson & Val Richards and Cecilia Walker & Chris Cooper with 49.31%. This session qualifies for entry into the Champagne Handicap competition which is based on the individual's NGS.
On Monday nine full tables played a one winner Mitchell movement. Winners were Brian Mawby & David Reed with 68.15%, second Judy Douglas & Diana Kinch 60.12%, third Jane Reed & Christine Greenaway 58.04% and fourth Adrian Williams & Don Prowse 57.74%.
A new extra session of duplicate pairs is starting on Monday, 26 January, and will take place between 2.00 and 4.00pm. A host, master points, input into the NGS, coffee, tea, biscuits and a fully qualified director are all included.
The Pairs Ladder competition starts on Wednesday, 28 January.
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