The Rudolfs, Bakers and Baileys win in Telford

The Telford Midweek Congress was a great advert for marital harmony at the bridge table, with couples scooping many of the prizes.

The Championships Pairs, which took place across the first two days, was won by John & Pauline Rudolf (picture). They finished on 62.05%, with John Holland & Pat Davies second on 60.84%. John Sansom & Grahame Weir were third with 58.89%.

The B Stratification of the competition was won by Martin & Jennifer Pope. The C Stratification winners were Angela Adams & Leonie Pulford.

In the Swiss Teams event, the team of Robert & Jacqueline Baker and Alan & Jette Bailey (picture) recovered from losing their first match to win the next five, and claim victory by 6 VPs. The team of Joy & Irving Blakey, Barbara Lewis and Alec Smalley were second, with Taf Anthias, Pat Davies, John Holland and Warner Solomon in third.