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"Don't overcall with a suit you'd be embarrassed for your partner to lead!"

This comes up quite often in a competitive auction when the opponents have opened the bidding. Just because you have enough points and a long enough suit to overcall doesn't necessarily mean you should bid. Sometimes, with a poor suit, it's better to pass and surprise the opposition later with your extra points. If you overcall with a bad suit, and the opposition win the contract, you can be sure your partner will lead your 'dodgy' suit!!

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Bridge - an Olympic sport in 2020?

The World Bridge Federation has been invited by the organisers of the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo to submit an application for bridge to be included in the Games.

Bridge was one of 33 sports specifically approached by the organising committee. After a two-part application process the Tokyo committee will then make a recommendation to the International Olympic Committee for its consideration.

Whilst the likelihood of bridge ultimately being chosen may be small, it is noteworthy that bridge should be included in this list of 'sports', and that it meets the criteria for consideration of the Olympic organising committee.

(Article taken from EBU website)

Club Champion Again from May 2014 - April 2015
Club Champion Again  from  May 2014 - April 2015

Club Champion

Martin Taylor does it again....and again....and again!!!

For a positively fantastic fifth consecutive year, Martin has retained his title as Club Champion by coming top of the players list for the Wednesday Evening Duplicate for the 2014 - 2015 year. This is quite an achievement as many top class national and international players regularly play in our Wednesday Evening Duplicate Session.

There's being consistent....then there's being just brilliant!!!

Congratulations!

TIPS FOR IMPROVERS
TIPS FOR IMPROVERS

NEW MONTH...

CHECK OUT MICHAEL NEWMAN'S TIPS FOR APRIL...........

(See the yellow tab above top left)

One of the very positive suggestions in response to the questionnaire sent out to members was that we should have a 'Tips for Improvers' section based on hands recently played at Manchester Bridge Club. 

Michael Newman now writes tips on hands played during the last month which are posted on the website at the end of each month.

Please click on the yellow tab (top left) for Michael's invaluable current and earlier 'Tips for Improvers'.

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.

DO YOU RECEIVE OUR E-MAIL NEWSLETTER?
DO YOU RECEIVE OUR E-MAIL NEWSLETTER?

Are you receiving the Bridge Club Newsletter by e-mail?

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

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

Thankyou.

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


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Ruia Cup Results so far...
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SPEEDBALL

THURSDAY 4th JUNE

7.30pm

Come and meet the University Bridge Club Students and see just how fast you can play!!

 

 

It will be a really enjoyable evening…..

…..speed vs experience!!!

 

This is always a popular event so don’t miss out on the fun!

Suitable for everyone - Partners found.

(No Swiss Pairs on this Thursday)

THE RUIA CUP
THE RUIA CUP

 

THE RUIA CUP SWISS TEAMS COMPETITION

This is a three session event. 

The remaining two sessions are on

THURSDAY 11th JUNE

THURSDAY 9th JULY

Keep the dates in your diaries!

Substitutes can be played if required on any of the dates.

Let Jeff know if you are looking for teammates for either of the two remaining dates.

For the results so far from the first round - click on the yellow tab top left of this page

(The regular weekly Swiss Pairs will not be affected by this competition and will be held as usual on each of these dates.)

DIARY DATE

SATURDAY 18th JULY

12.30pm for a prompt 1pm start

The Michelle Brunner

Annual Memorial Charity Event

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This is a Mixed Teams Pivot Event which will be run using the same format as last year’s enjoyable session which raised over £1800 for The Christie and St. Ann's Hospice in fond memory of Michelle.

Each team of 4 must have at least one male and one female team member!

Start thinking about getting your teams together.

Entry forms are on the board in Club Reception

or contact Jeff on 0161 445 3712

or email jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

We are also now collecting for the Grand Raffle - PLEASE bring any gifts or bottles to the club from now onwards.

St Ann's Hospice                     The Christie Logo 

                                            The Christie Charitable Fund Logo

INTERMEDIATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Player of the Year

Congratulations to
Peter-Carey Yard
who has won the intermediate category of the Player of the Year competition, just ahead of last year's winners Stephen Ward and Christopher Hine. 
BEN BEEVER'S SUNDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP SEMINARS
BEN  BEEVER'S SUNDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP SEMINARS
Sunday Seminar Workshops
3.15pm to 5.30pm
 
Ben always ensures that each seminar has elements of interest to everyone.
Players of all standards are welcome to attend these workshops 
whether they are new to the topic or just want some revision.
 
SUNDAY 21st JUNE
"ENDPLAYS"
Ever been given a Ruff and Discard as Declarer? This session shows how to force or persuade the defenders to allow you one....or make them take the risk out of a finesse.
 
SUNDAY 12th JULY
"BID, DOUBLE or PASS?"
When you have a good hand how do you decide whether to make a take-out double or bid your suit? And when you suspect your opponents are not making their contract, what factors should influence your action?
 
SUNDAY 26th JULY
"COMBINING CHANCES"
There are often several places to look for extra tricks as Declarer. This session will show you how to open as many boxes as possible in your search and in which order to open them.
 
 
SUNDAY 16th AUGUST
"FIVE CARD MAJORS"
Most of the bridge world use a bidding system where a 1Heart or 1Spade opening promises at least 5 cards in the suit. In this session we take a look at the common ones that do this and have a go at one of your choosing, noting the advantages of this agreement.
 
Each seminar starts with a discussion on the topic of the day. This is followed by the opportunity to play a number of set hands that have been designed to illustrate the topic and help establish the new techniques learned. There's a short break in the middle for light refreshments provided by the club and the workshop usually lasts around two hours.
Cost is £8 for Members
and £10 for non-members.
All are very welcome
and partners not required.
He's done it again!!
He's done it again!!

John Holland tops Master Point list yet again!

Congratulations to John Holland who has won the Sunday Telegraph Salver for the most Master Points accumulated in the calendar year for the fourth time.

John, who also won this award in 2009, 2012 and 2013, gained a total of 28,824 points in 2014.

AMAZING!

(Full details are on the EBU website www.ebu.co.uk )

HAPPY MONDAY AFTERNOONS!
HAPPY MONDAY AFTERNOONS!

MONDAY 1st JUNE

at 1pm. (prompt!)

Come and play in our enjoyable

Afternoon Supervised Duplicate

with a brief lesson at 1pm

then duplicate aiming to finish by 4.15pm.

David's topic will be 

"SPLINTER BIDS"

The highlight of the afternoon, as always,

are Bridget's delicious Home Made Scones with Jam & Cream!

Guests always welcome & Partners found!

IMPROVERS NIGHT
IMPROVERS NIGHT

TUESDAY NIGHTS at 7.30pm

ARE ALWAYS

JUST FOR IMPROVERS!!

There's so much going on here every Tuesday!

For the newer learners enjoy a lesson followed by a fun Supervised Play Class

OR

if you are a little braver there's the relaxed 

Supervised Duplicate.

 

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

Guests are always welcome.

For further information contact

jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

or telephone  0161 445 3712

SWISS PAIRS
SWISS PAIRS

THURSDAY 11th JUNE 2015

at 7.30pm

SWISS PAIRS

Suitable for Experts & Improvers alike!

(NO SWISS PAIRS ON 4th JUNE - Play SPEEDBALL with the students instead!)

Thursdays are very popular due to the friendly, relaxed atmosphere and the range of bridge abilities that are able to play together.

If you haven't tried it.....then you're missing a really enjoyable evening!

Partners always found and guests always very welcome.

Results
Thu 28th May 2015
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm with SUPER SUPPER!
Wed 27th May 2015
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 26th May 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Mon 25th May 2015
Bank Holiday Monday Any Questions at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate
Mon 25th May 2015
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Thu 21st May 2015
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Wed 20th May 2015
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 19th May 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Mon 18th May 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.15pm
Mon 18th May 2015
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Calendar
Mon 1st Jun 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.15pm
David's topic this week is "SPLINTER BIDS"
Mon 1st Jun 2015
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Mon 1st Jun 2015
Basics of Bidding Course at 1.30pm - Week 4
Lesson 4 - Competitive Bidding
Tue 2nd Jun 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 2nd Jun 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 3rd Jun 2015
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 3rd Jun 2015
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 4th Jun 2015
SPEEDBALL with the Students !
Great fun for everyone! All Welcome - partners found!
Mon 8th Jun 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.15pm
David's topic this week is "DOUBLES"
Mon 8th Jun 2015
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 9th Jun 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 9th Jun 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 10th Jun 2015
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 10th Jun 2015
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 11th Jun 2015
RUIA CUP Session 2 at 7.30pm
Final Session (#3) will be held on Thursday 9th July
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