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EBU / MANCHESTER GREEN POINT EVENT (Teams)

Sunday 23rd July at Altrincham Bridge Club

26 teams took part in this event which was won by JOHN HOLLAND with Gillian Whyte, Pauline Lang, and Patricia Burrows.

In Second Place were MICHAEL NEWMAN with ALAN MOULD, TOBY NONNENMACHER & RAYMOND SEMP.

Congratulations to all.

MBC TEAM REACH QUARTER FINALS OF THE GOLD CUP!!
 
The Gold Cup is Britain’s most prestigious knockout teams event and is considered to be the pinnacle of a bridge player’s career to win it.
There have been some Manchester players who have won it over the years. In recent times John Hassett and myself were in the winning team in 1987 and Alan Mould and Gary Hyett were winners in 1997 and 1999. John Holland won the Gold Cup for the first and only time in 2015. Jason and Justin Hackett have won it four times –in 2000, 2001,2005 and 2008. Paul Hackett has never won it!
 
It is a knockout event throughout and we have managed to reach the last eight with a close victory over a team including players from the Welsh national team. In the quarter final, due to take place in September, we are drawn against one of the top seeds including Andrew Robson ,Tony Forrester and Mike Bell.
Our team is John Hassett and myself and David Debbage and Ed Levy,  with Michael Newman and Adrian Kenworthy having played one match in an earlier round.
 
Jeff
NATIONAL INTER-COUNTY LEAGUE FINALS RESULTS
 
On 9th July the National Inter- County League Finals were held in Coventry. Manchester had two teams that had qualified by virtue of winning their divisions in the Northern Bridge League. In the A division final the Manchester team comprising Michael Newman, Alan Mould, Alec Smalley,Tom Slater, Bernard & Rhona Goldenfield and Kath & Alan Nelson finished second to a rampant Cambridgeshire team that scored 54 out of a possible 60 victory points!
In the B division final Manchester took the trophy with an excellent victory. The team was John Roberts & Peter Foster, Joyce & Robert Jones, Eve Lighthill & Ken Hassell and Gillian McMullan & Neil Thomas.
 
Congratulations to all.

14th July - Final Day

Two medals and Four World Championship places earned at European Youth Championships!!

England have enjoyed a fantastic European Youth Team Championships, which finished yesterday in Slovakia.

The U26 Women and U21s won bronze medals, and all four teams qualified for next year's World Championships - England being the only country to achieve this. This exceeds the pre-tournament expectations with Alan Shillitoe, NPC of the U26 team calling it, "by far the best all-round performance we have achieved at this level". We echo his "congratulations to all the players who achieved this and thanks to all the coaches, captains and mentors who helped to develop and lead the players".

Under 21 NPC Michael Byrne says:
"I am incredibly proud of my team of 6 players Ben Norton, Sam Behrens, Liam Sanderson, Daniel Winter, Jonathan Clark, Kripa Panchagnula and Bryony Youngs as Coach who showed nothing but true grit and strength of character in the final day to win the Bronze medal.

"They played their hearts out and never gave up even when bad luck and illness threatened to ruin our success. They were all fantastic team players who gave their heart and soul to represent their country, and I am proud to stand alongside them as we collect our medal"

Alan and Michael have been writing blogs which you can read here. Alan has also been taking photographs which you can see here.

    Final Position  
Under 26s Shivam Shah & Alex Roberts; Michael Alishaw & Stephen Kennedy; Toby Nonnenmacher & Kyle Lam; NPC: Alan Shillitoe; Coach: Jon Cooke (team photo) 6th Link to results
Under 26 Women Alex Birchall & Yvonne Wiseman; Siyu Ren & Ewa Wieczorek; Olivia Bailey & Hanna Tuus; NPC: Sally Brock; Coach: Bryony Youngs (team photo) 3rd Link to results
Under 21s Ben Norton & Sam Behrens; Kripa Panchagnula & Jonathan Clark; Liam Sanderson & Daniel Winter; NPC: Michael Byrne; Coach: Bryony Youngs (team photo) 3rd Link to results
Under 16s Competition finished on Wednesday - see here    
OUR STUDENTS QUALIFY AS TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS!
 
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All three of our students, Henry Bissell, Joshua Clarke and Rocky Bullin have passed the English Bridge Union Club Tournament Directors Course – with Rocky attaining the best mark of all attendees!

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Thank you MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB!

For your £100.00 donation to the One Love Manchester Concert

Your generous donation will help the victims of this attack and their families.

At this incredibly difficult time, your support is hugely appreciated - on behalf of the team here at the British Red Cross and the We Love Manchester Charity, we just wanted to say a big thank you.

Your donation reference no is: IPP00049770

GARDEN CITIES TROPHY SUCCESS FOR MBC PLAYERS!

 

The Final of the Garden Cities Trophy was held at Solihull Bridge Club on Saturday 24 June.  Due to holidays and other absences Manchester Bridge Club had great difficulty in getting a competitive team together.  However despite this they managed to win this event for the fifth time in thirty years scoring 110 Victory Points out of 140. They won six and drew one of their seven matches.  The fifth win now equals the total of Coventry Bridge Club.  Well done to:-

Jeff Morris & John Hassett

Bernard & Rhona Goldenfield

Michael Newman & David Debbage

Edward Levy & Rob Myers

This is the third win in the event for Jeff, John, Bernard, Rhona and Michael.

Edward Levy & Rob Myers have only played together on half a dozen occasions while Newman & Debbage last played a competitive game together exactly ten years ago in June 2007 ! ! !

YEAH!!

HUBERT PHILLIPS FINAL

The final of the EBU Mixed Pivot Teams was held here, at the club, on Sunday June 25th.  Michael Byrne, Ollie Burgess, Fiona Brown and Hugh McGann beat Jeff Smith, Jackie Pye, Alan Mould and John Holland over 60 boards.  Four of the eight finalists were Manchester players.  Paul Hackett presented the trophy.
Winners
 
Congratulations to all.
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO LESLEY JOHNSON

WINNER OF THE 2017 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

This is the Club Senior Individual Player Contest on Wednesday Evenings for the 12 months each year from May to April.

A remarkable achievement.

2017 JOHN BIRD MEMORIAL CUP

Congratulations to NICHOLAS GREER, Winner of the 2017 Thursday Night John Bird Memorial Cup.

(Top 10 results for Thursday nights between January and the end of May)

Bridge is a sport, says preliminary ruling in European Court VAT case

The EBU has said that it is very pleased that a report prepared by the European Court of Justice has concluded that contract bridge should be considered a sport for VAT purposes.

Please see www.ebu.co.uk for the full details - makes interesting reading!

TIPS FOR IMPROVERS

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***NEW MONTH.....

CHECK OUT MICHAEL NEWMAN'S NEW TIPS FROM HANDS PLAYED IN JUNE........

(See the yellow tab above top left)

Every month Michael Newman selects three hands played at the Club during that month and comments on the bidding and play offering invaluable hints and tips on how they should have been played!

You can check out not only the current month but also the archive of all previous editions.

We have just heard that to celebrate their 70th Birthday

the EBL (European Bridge League) have inaugurated their own

EBL HALL OF FAME

 and just nine International Players have been newly elected......

... one from Italy, two from France, one from Norway/Monaco, two from Poland, one from The Netherlands and two from England.

ONE OF THESE VERY SPECIAL PLAYERS IS OUR OWN

JOHN HOLLAND

"What a truly fantastic achievement! ...........

.........We are all so proud of you John!"

Special awards for the players in the EBL Hall of Fame will be presented at the European Open Championship being held in Montecatini (Italy) in June of this year.

25 Apr 2017 | Laws and Ethics

Laws of Duplicate Bridge to be updated in 2017

The World Bridge Federation will be updating the Laws of Duplicate Bridge in 2017, and these will come in to effect in competitions in England from the start of August.

(See EBU website for further details www.ebu.co.uk)

Current Competitions

2017 Tony Wood Memorial Trophy

This Monday Evening Pairs Contest runs from

May 1st until the end of August 28th

Your best 8 results count.

About Manchester Bridge Club
About Manchester Bridge Club

Welcome to

Manchester Bridge Club. 

We are at 30 Palatine Road, Didsbury, M20 3JJ.

Ring us on 0161 445 3712

or email jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

For directions on how to find

us please click on the 

yellow 'Club Information' tab

top left of this page.

FUNCTION ROOMS FOR HIRE
FUNCTION ROOMS FOR HIRE

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

has a number of rooms

which can be hired

 for celebrations and functions. 

Suitable for special occasions such as

BIRTHDAY PARTIES,  RECEPTIONS,

CHRISTENINGS and BARMITZVAHS.

Please ring Jeff or David on

0161 445 3712

or email jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

2016 ANNUAL REVIEW

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB ANNUAL REVIEW 2016

Jeff's detailed and comprehensive Annual Report for 2016,

which was given at the recent AGM,

can now be read under the yellow tab top left of this page.

What a successful year!

DO YOU RECEIVE OUR E-MAILS & NEWSLETTER?
DO YOU RECEIVE OUR E-MAILS & NEWSLETTER?

Are you receiving the Bridge Club e-Mails & Newsletter?

If not - please let Jeff know so he can make sure you are included.

Tel: 0161 445 3712 or jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

Thankyou.

 
Welcome to Manchester Bridge Club
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 SATURDAY 29th JULY at 10.30am

(Please note change of date)

OLLIE'S SEMINAR WORKSHOP

"Keeping the Bidding Alive - Protecting in the 4th seat & Balancing to the max"

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♠ SUNDAY 13th AUGUST

OLLIE'S SEMINAR WORKSHOP

2.30pm to 5pm

(Topic tba)

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THE MICHELLE BRUNNER MEMORIAL CHARITY EVENT

SATURDAY 22nd JULY 2017

21 Teams of four took part in this very special event and really enjoyed a truly memorable session.

1ST PLACE: JOHN MORRELL, JIM LUCK, PETER JONES & MARIANNE FARR (81 VP's)

2ND PLACE: KEVIN & CELIA COMRIE with BERNARD & RHONA GOLDENFIELD (79 VP's)

INTERMEDIATE WINNERS: GRAHAM WINN, SUSAN TRIGGS, DIANA CALVERT & HAZEL POWELL (70 VP's)

 

                                            

Huge thanks must be given to all the people participating with special thanks to JOHN HOLLAND for donating the prizes and paying for the delicious buffet, to ROB DIXON who acted as Director free of charge, to DAVID & JEFF for the staging of the event & use of the Club, to JOSH who spent a whole day (unpaid!!) duplimating all the boards, to SIMON for his auctioneering skills (hope you get your voice back soon!), to ANNIE for all her PR, Advertising & work on the day and to all the backroom "boys and girls" who helped make this event such a success.

THE DAY RAISED A FANTASTIC

£2000

WHICH WILL BE DIVIDED BETWEEN

THE CHRISTIE & ST. ANN'S HOSPICE

St Ann's Hospice                     The Christie Logo 

                                            The Christie Charitable Fund Logo

(FULL RESULTS ARE NOW UNDER THE YELLOW TAB TOP LEFT OF THIS PAGE)

 

 

 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

OLLIE'S SEMINARS...

SATURDAY 29th JULY

(Please note change of date)

10.30am to 1pm  

"Keeping the Bidding Alive - Protecting in the 4th seat & Balancing to the max."

Each session starts with a comprehensive topic discussion followed by practice hands. 

The cost of the seminar is £10.00 for members, £12 for visitors & £5 for students.  This includes light refreshments during the brief break.

Everyone is welcome to attend and you don't need a partner.  You can just turn up on the day but it would be helpful to Ollie if you could let him know in advance if you are intending to come along by emailing him at oliverburgess5@gmail.com

Forward Dates:

Sunday 13th August   2.30pm to 5pm (Topic tba)

THE RUIA CUP

SWISS TEAMS COMPETITION 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNING TEAM

BORIS EWART, PETER FOSTER, PHIL CALLOW & JOHN ROBERTS.

This has taken place over 3 sessions in May, June & July.

(Full results are posted bottom right of this page)

Click for the latest results

The Winning Pair on Monday,

Wednesday and Thursday Evenings 

can claim their

NEXT BRIDGE NIGHT FREE!!

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Here at Manchester Bridge Club we can always find you a playing partner but please arrive in good time to allow us to find someone suitable to your ability. If you arrive at the last minute you may have to take "pot luck"!  Alternatively please phone Jeff or David ahead of the session to ask them to find someone for you.

"We aim to please!!"

THURSDAY 27th JULY
THURSDAY 27th JULY

EVERY THURSDAY EVENING

SWISS PAIRS

Suitable for all - great fun!

FRIDAY DAYTIME DUPLICATE
FRIDAY DAYTIME DUPLICATE

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DAYTIME DUPLICATE ON FRIDAYS HAS NOW PAUSED FOR THE SUMMER RECESS & WILL RE-START IN SEPTEMBER.

(Watch this space for more news & dates)

HAPPY MONDAYS! 31st JULY (Daytime)
HAPPY MONDAYS! 31st JULY (Daytime)

EVERY MONDAY AFTERNOON

Come and play in our enjoyable

Supervised Duplicate with brief lesson at 1pm

(Prompt please as late-comers may not be able to be accommodated)

There's a brief lesson first with Dave Debbage this week, then duplicate aiming to finish by 4.15pm.

 Dave's topic is "THE REDOUBLE"

Guests always welcome & Partners found!

MONDAY 31st JULY (pm)

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EVERY MONDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

(Includes the Tony Wood Memorial Trophy. Monday Night Pairs Event - best 8 results from Monday 1st May to Monday 28th August)

IMPROVERS NIGHT TUESDAY 1st AUGUST
IMPROVERS NIGHT TUESDAY 1st AUGUST

EVERY TUESDAY EVENING

at 7.30pm

......JUST FOR IMPROVERS!!

Enjoy a short lesson

followed by

Relaxed Supervised Duplicate

 

Manchester Bridge Club positively encourages new and improving players and has an on-going series of Foundation Courses for Beginners and Improvers.

Guests are always welcome.

WEDNESDAY 2nd AUGUST

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EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30

(plus a separate Supervised Play Class for Improvers)

Results
Wed 26th Jul 2017
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 25th Jul 2017
Tuesday Supervised
Mon 24th Jul 2017
Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 24th Jul 2017
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Sun 23rd Jul 2017
EBU/MANCHESTER GREEN POINT EVENT (Teams) at Altrincham BCManchester 1-day teams
Thu 20th Jul 2017
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Wed 19th Jul 2017
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 18th Jul 2017
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Mon 17th Jul 2017
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 17th Jul 2017
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Calendar
Thu 27th Jul 2017
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Sat 29th Jul 2017
OLLIE WORKSHOP SEMINAR at 10.30am
Topic tba
Mon 31st Jul 2017
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Dave's lesson topic today is "THE REDOUBLE"
Mon 31st Jul 2017
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tony Wood Memorial Trophy. Monday Night Pairs Event from Monday 1st May to Monday 28th August
Tue 1st Aug 2017
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 2nd Aug 2017
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Thu 3rd Aug 2017
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Mon 7th Aug 2017
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Dave's lesson topic today is "PREFERENCE OR SUPPORT?"
Mon 7th Aug 2017
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 8th Aug 2017
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 9th Aug 2017
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Thu 10th Aug 2017
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Sun 13th Aug 2017
OLLIE WORKSHOP SEMINAR at 2.30pm
Topic tba
Mon 14th Aug 2017
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Dave's lesson topic today is tba
Mon 14th Aug 2017
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Click for the latest results

The Winning Pair on Monday,

Wednesday and Thursday Evenings 

can claim their

NEXT BRIDGE NIGHT FREE!!

Image result for card playing partner pics

Here at Manchester Bridge Club we can always find you a playing partner but please arrive in good time to allow us to find someone suitable to your ability. If you arrive at the last minute you may have to take "pot luck"!  Alternatively please phone Jeff or David ahead of the session to ask them to find someone for you.

"We aim to please!!"

THURSDAY 27th JULY
THURSDAY 27th JULY

EVERY THURSDAY EVENING

SWISS PAIRS

Suitable for all - great fun!

FRIDAY DAYTIME DUPLICATE
FRIDAY DAYTIME DUPLICATE

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DAYTIME DUPLICATE ON FRIDAYS HAS NOW PAUSED FOR THE SUMMER RECESS & WILL RE-START IN SEPTEMBER.

(Watch this space for more news & dates)

HAPPY MONDAYS! 31st JULY (Daytime)
HAPPY MONDAYS! 31st JULY (Daytime)

EVERY MONDAY AFTERNOON

Come and play in our enjoyable

Supervised Duplicate with brief lesson at 1pm

(Prompt please as late-comers may not be able to be accommodated)

There's a brief lesson first with Dave Debbage this week, then duplicate aiming to finish by 4.15pm.

 Dave's topic is "THE REDOUBLE"

Guests always welcome & Partners found!

MONDAY 31st JULY (pm)

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EVERY MONDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

(Includes the Tony Wood Memorial Trophy. Monday Night Pairs Event - best 8 results from Monday 1st May to Monday 28th August)

IMPROVERS NIGHT TUESDAY 1st AUGUST
IMPROVERS NIGHT TUESDAY 1st AUGUST

EVERY TUESDAY EVENING

at 7.30pm

......JUST FOR IMPROVERS!!

Enjoy a short lesson

followed by

Relaxed Supervised Duplicate

 

Manchester Bridge Club positively encourages new and improving players and has an on-going series of Foundation Courses for Beginners and Improvers.

Guests are always welcome.

WEDNESDAY 2nd AUGUST

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EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30

(plus a separate Supervised Play Class for Improvers)

Results
Wed 26th Jul 2017
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 25th Jul 2017
Tuesday Supervised
Mon 24th Jul 2017
Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 24th Jul 2017
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Sun 23rd Jul 2017
EBU/MANCHESTER GREEN POINT EVENT (Teams) at Altrincham BCManchester 1-day teams
Thu 20th Jul 2017
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Wed 19th Jul 2017
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 18th Jul 2017
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Mon 17th Jul 2017
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 17th Jul 2017
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Calendar
Thu 27th Jul 2017
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Sat 29th Jul 2017
OLLIE WORKSHOP SEMINAR at 10.30am
Topic tba
Mon 31st Jul 2017
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Dave's lesson topic today is "THE REDOUBLE"
Mon 31st Jul 2017
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tony Wood Memorial Trophy. Monday Night Pairs Event from Monday 1st May to Monday 28th August
Tue 1st Aug 2017
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 2nd Aug 2017
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Thu 3rd Aug 2017
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Mon 7th Aug 2017
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Dave's lesson topic today is "PREFERENCE OR SUPPORT?"
Mon 7th Aug 2017
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 8th Aug 2017
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 9th Aug 2017
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Thu 10th Aug 2017
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Sun 13th Aug 2017
OLLIE WORKSHOP SEMINAR at 2.30pm
Topic tba
Mon 14th Aug 2017
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Dave's lesson topic today is tba
Mon 14th Aug 2017
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm