RISHTON Con £500 Doubles gets under way on Friday, May 16. First night pairings - C Hope and T Singleton, M Hodson and S Tate, N and J Spencer, M Wensley and partner, V O'Donnell and partner, A Whitehead and C Cornall, T Chiney and A Tate, L Burton and M Bradley.

Sunday, May 18 - G Stephenson and partner, N Wilson and F Whittaker, D and P Bonney, E and A Wallace, N Hill and R Westwell, D and M Ryan, G Roberts and M Burns, M Beardmore and S Gall.

Friday, May 23 – J Allen and K Channell, K Allen and J Eborall, M Yerkess and Partner, M Macintosh and M Treen, L Burns and P Bithell, D Shawforth and A Harris, J Rostron and P Bradley, C Rammell and L Whitehead.

Sunday, May 25 – S Smith and partner, P Brett and P Sutcliffe, J Slynn and partner, G Wood and partner, B Robinson and S Barnes, J Norris and D Burns, R Duxbury and P Robinson, D Ashworth and partner.

Two pairs to qualify on each night. Games start at 6.30 (practice from 6.15).

Finals night (last eight pairs) Saturday, May 31 (5.30 start).