The Great Northern Swiss Pairs, held on 3rd-4th October, was won by Kieran Dyke (London) & Michael Byrne (Manchester).
The event, run by the Yorkshire Contract Bridge Association on behalf of the EBU, was played over 12 rounds, with Kieran & Michael winning 11 of their matches. They finished on 191 VPs, 24 VPs ahead of second place. Tom Cohen & Sarah Teshome (both Yorkshire), who won ten matches, were second, and Alan Hayward & Tom Copeland (both Yorkshire), who also only lost twice, were a further 2 VPs back in third.
The Improvers Pairs, which was held on the Sunday afternoon, was won by Joan Eager & Brian Eager (both Yorkshire). They finished on 64.77%, with John Attree & Peter Allison (both Lancashire) second on 63.19%.