Manchester wins Garden Cities Trophy

The Garden Cities Trophy has been won by Manchester Bridge Club for the fifth time.

The competition is for each county's 'teams-of-eight champions', and the final featured the eight teams which qualified from the Regional Finals which took place in May.

The Manchester team of John Hassett, Rhona Goldenfield, Bernard Goldenfield, Michael Newman, Jeff Morris, David Debbage, Edward Levy & Robert Myers finished on 110 VPs, well ahead of Nottingham BC (82 VPs) in second, and Bristol BC (79 VPs) in third.