The Northern Midweek Congress has taken place near Burnley this week.
The Championship Pairs was won by George Bak & Stuart Davies (both Yorkshire) (pictured left). They finished on 58.79% having started the event with a huge score of 68.25% in the first session. Paul Worswick & Dave Hammonds (both Manchester) were second with 56.25%, and Bill Wattleworth & Liz Wattleworth (both Lancashire) were third on 56.00%.
The Swiss Teams was won by the team of Richard Horsley, Jeff Calladine, John Shaw & Malcolm Young (all Derbyshire). They won all six matches to finish on 80 VPs. The team of Bernard Burns, Mark Weeks, Stuart Matthews (all Merseyside & Cheshire) & Alan Stephenson, were second on 78 VPs - they only won three matches but their margins of victory and defeat were large enough and small enough respectively for them to take the runners-up spot. The team of Roland Gronau, David Wing (both London), Chris Taylor (Essex) & Mike Skelly (Surrey) were third on 77 VPs.