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Welcome to

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB. 

We are still at 30 Palatine Road, Didsbury, M20 3JJ. for weekday Rubber Bridge, Wednesday Night Supervised & Club Duplicate plus Weekend Bridge Activities...

...and at The Gold Room. Grosvenor Casino, Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre for all Duplicates, Team Activities and Beginners Classes on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.

......BUT WE ARE MOVING FROM 2ND JANUARY AND WILL, THEN, NO LONGER BE AT EITHER PALATINE ROAD OR THE CASINO.

(See Centre Column on this page)

Ring us on 0161 445 3712  for any clarification

or email jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

 

Ben Franks Pairs

Manchester's qualifier for the Corwen Trophy was held at Manchester Bridge Club on Sunday 2nd December.  A small but select field of 14 pairs played three boards against each other pair.  After the first session Alec Smalley and Barbara Lewis were leading ahead of John Holland and Rodney Lighton.  These two pairs met in the final round of the second session, with Alec and Barbara still just ahead until the last board, when Alec, playing in a pushy three notrump, guessed to knock out the opposition aces in the wrong order and went down, converting a potential top into a bottom.  Alec and Barbara finished third, with David Sarabowski and Sam Herman second.  In fourth place and also qualifying for the Corwen were Karen Reissmann and Irene Davies.
 
Winners

 Winners John Holland and Rodney Lighton with Ann Thornton (MCBA)
 
Second

 Second David Saraborowski and Sam Herman
 
Third

 Third Alec Smalley and Barbara Lewis
 

Senior World Championship

Congratulations to John Holland and Alan Mould who have been chosen to play for the England senior team in the World Championships in China next September. 

Tollemache - Manchester Qualify

The inter counties teams of eight qualifying weekend took place on 17-18th Novenber at Daventry.  After a ruling involving a match between Middlesex and Sussex Manchester finished second in their group qualifying for the sixth year in a row.  The Manchester team was John Holland/John Hassett, Michael Byrne/Michael Newman, Catherine Draper/Andrew Woodcock, Alan Mould/Gary Hyett.  John Holland and John Hassett headed the cross IMPs for their group, the other three pairs were negative on the cross IMPs.  The final is in February.
TIPS FOR IMPROVERS

***NEW MONTH.....

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

(See the yellow tab above left "NEW - TIPS FOR NOVEMBER 2018")

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.

Bridge lessons reach top gear

Autumn is the busiest time of year for bridge lessons, and this month many have started around the country at bridge clubs, and with independent teachers.

In a humorous column for the Sunday Times, Jeremy Clarkson has written about his recent attempts to learn to play to bridge - with varying degrees of success, confusion, and inebriation.

CLUB CHAMPION 2018
CLUB CHAMPION 2018

CLUB CHAMPION 2018

Congratulations to EVE LIGHTHILL on becoming our 2018 Club Champion.

This Club Senior Individual Player Contest has been achieved by coming top on Wednesday Evenings over the 12 months period between April 2017 and May 2018.

Well Done Eve! 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

MCBA Player of the Year

With only the final of the Goldstone Trophy to be played, the expert category has been won by Alan Mould ahead of Michael Newman, with John Holland third.
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
 
EBU SUCCESS

20 Feb 2018 | Clubs | Youth

John Holland tops Master Point list; Club Champions announced

John Holland has regained the Sunday Telegraph Salver, for the most Master Points earned in the calendar year.

John, who has won the competition on five previous occasions, earned 21,251 points in 2017. The 2016 winner, Mike Bell, was second with 20,604 and Michael Byrne was third with 18,929.

2017 Annual Leaderboard; 2017

Fantastic!

Current Competitions

2018 / 19 Club Championship

This Wednesday Evening Individual Player Contest is running from

May 1st  2018 until the end of April 2019

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2018 Cheadle Royal Cup

This Monday Evening Duplicate Pairs Contest is running from

September 2018 until the end of December 2018

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WIN A FREE SESSION!
WIN A FREE SESSION!

The Winning Pair on Monday,

Wednesday and Thursday Evenings 

can claim their

NEXT BRIDGE NIGHT FREE!!

NEED A PARTNER?

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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 suited 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!!"

FUNCTION ROOMS FOR HIRE
FUNCTION ROOMS FOR HIRE

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

(at the 30 Palatine Road Venue)

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 on

0161 445 3712

or email jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

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.

If you would prefer not to be contacted please email Jeff at the address below.

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

Thankyou.

Welcome to Manchester Bridge Club

From 2nd January 2019

we will have moved to………..

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB
81 WELLINGTON ROAD
FALLOWFIELD
MANCHESTER
M14 6BN
Tel: 0161 445 3712 (as before)

 

The New Club is easy to get to from the main arterial roads in South Manchester

and is less than a mile from Palatine Rd.

https://goo.gl/maps/zep3LKiZkw72  (Click to see map)


From  Altrincham / Hale take the M56, straight on to Princess Parkway (A5103), right on to Mauldeth Rd West.,

after just over  ½ mile turn left on Wellington Rd.

The Club is about 200 yds on the right opposite Withington High School for Girls.


From Cheadle, Stockport get on to M60 exiting north towards Manchester onto Princess Parkway,

right on to Mauldeth Rd West, after just over ½ mile turn left on Wellington Rd.

The Club is about 200 yds on the right opposite Withington High School for Girls.


From Didsbury, Parrs Wood, Burnage and Heaton Moor/Mersey take the A34/ Kingsway north,

turn left on Mauldeth Rd West and 2nd right after crossing Wilmslow Rd on to Wellington Rd.

The Club is about 200 yds on the right opposite Withington High School for Girls.


From Manchester,
EITHER take the A34 south and turn right at Mauldeth Rd. West. Take second right on to Wellington Rd.

The Club is about 200 yds on the right opposite Withington High School for Girls.


OR take Princess Rd south from Mancunian Way (A5103), turn left onto Mauldeth Rd West

at Hough End Playing Fields. After just over ½ mile turn left on to Wellington Rd.

The Club is about 200 yds on the right opposite Withington High School for Girls.


Via public transport, the bus stops near the junction of Wilmslow Rd and Granville Rd

(near Shell petrol station) are the closest. Walk along Granville Rd, turn left on Wellington Rd.

The Club is on the left opposite Withington High School for Girls.

 

 

NEW PREMISES IN PROGRESS!

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

 WEDNESDAY 12th DECEMBER

WORLD BRIDGE FEDERATION ECATS SIM PAIRS

IN AID OF YOUTH BRIDGE

at Palatine Road 7.30pm

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 SUNDAY 16th DECEMBER

SANTA CLAUS PAIRS

at Palatine Road 2pm

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♣ WEDNESDAY 19th DECEMBER

PETER ADER TROPHY

at Palatine Road 7.30pm

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 WEDNESDAY 2nd JANUARY

7.30 FIRST CLUB DUPLICATE AT OUR NEW HOME!!

(Manchester Bridge Club, 81 Wellington Road,

Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6BN)

 

 
 
 
A NEW BRIDGE BEGINNERS COURSE COMMENCING

 

SANTA CLAUS PAIRS

SUNDAY 16th DECEMBER

1.30pm for prompt 2pm start

This is a Two Session Pairs Event.

Festive drink on arrival

The highlight between sessions is always our

SUMPTUOUS CHRISTMAS BUFFET

CASH PRIZES!

Coffee / Tea & Mince Pies during the prize giving…

….and everyone goes home with a gift!

Entry fee: £30 per player

Entries to Jeff Morris at Manchester Bridge Club,

30 Palatine Rd, Manchester M20 3JJ

                   Tel: 0161 445 3712                    

e-mail: jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

LIMITED ENTRIES - PLEASE BOOK EARLY

 

MONDAY 10th DECEMBER (Daytime)
MONDAY 10th DECEMBER (Daytime)

EVERY MONDAY AFTERNOON

(at our Parrs Wood Casino Venue)

Come and play in our enjoyable

Supervised Duplicate with Brief Lesson at 1pm

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

Guests always welcome & Partners found!

Monday afternooners Christmas Meal!

MONDAY 10th DECEMBER (pm)

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EVERY MONDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

(at our Parrs Wood Casino Venue)

(Including the 2018 Cheadle Royal Cup Duplicate Pairs competition from Sept to end of December.)

MONDAY 10th DECEMBER (pm)
TUESDAY 11th DECEMBER
TUESDAY 11th DECEMBER

EVERY TUESDAY EVENING

(at our Parrs Wood Casino Venue)

 7.30pm to 10.30pm

......FOR IMPROVERS AT ALL LEVELS!!

Enjoy a short lesson with Dave Debbage

followed by

Relaxed Supervised Personalised 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 12th DECEMBER

WORLD BRIDGE FEDERATION ECATS SIM PAIRS

IN AID OF YOUTH BRIDGE

at Palatine Road 7.30pm

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Plus separate supervised session at 7.30pm

 

THURSDAY 13th DECEMBER
THURSDAY 13th DECEMBER

EVERY THURSDAY EVENING

SWISS PAIRS

(at our Parrs Wood Casino Venue)

Suitable for all - great fun!

 

Results
monday afternoon duplicate
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
MCBA BEN FRANKS PAIRS @ Palatine Road
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Calendar
Mon 10th Dec 2018
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 10th Dec 2018
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the 2018 Cheadle Royal Cup Duplicate Pairs competition from September to end of December.
Tue 11th Dec 2018
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 12th Dec 2018
ECATS SIM PAIRS at 7.30pm
Wed 12th Dec 2018
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 13th Dec 2018
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Sun 16th Dec 2018
SANTA CLAUS PAIRS at Palatine Road
Mon 17th Dec 2018
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 17th Dec 2018
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the 2018 Cheadle Royal Cup Duplicate Pairs competition from September to end of December.
Tue 18th Dec 2018
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 19th Dec 2018
PETER ADER TROPHY 7.30pm
Open to all
Wed 19th Dec 2018
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 20th Dec 2018
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Mon 24th Dec 2018
CHRISTMAS EVE - CLUB CLOSED
Tue 25th Dec 2018
CHRISTMAS DAY - CLUB CLOSED