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"Ruff & Slough (pronounced Sluff). American slang for trump & discard. When both Dummy & Declarer are out of a suit, playing this suit helps Declarer to Trump in one hand while Discarding a Loser from the other. Similar to rough & tumble! (or fumble) but much less fun!"

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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 'Information' tab

in the menu on the left.

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

TIPS FOR IMPROVERS
TIPS FOR IMPROVERS

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

(See the yellow tab above)

One of the very positive suggestions in response to the questionnaire responses from 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'.

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.

STOP PRESS - FANTASTIC NEWS !

MBC Seniors win European Gold!......plus a Silver in the Ladies and a Bronze in the Open!!!

The England Senior Team have won the gold medal at the European Championships in Opatija, Croatia.

The team, including MBC members John Holland & Paul Hackett, finished 12 VPs clear of silver medalists Sweden with Poland third. This is England's first medal in this event and it also means they now qualify for the World Championships in Chennai next year.

Our other two teams have just finished playing and the Open team, which included Justin & Jason Hackett  from MBC, picked up a terrific Bronze Medal and Catherine Draper from MBC in the Ladies team won the Silver Medal!!

We couldn't be more proud than to have 5 members of our club representing their country in this prestigious event and all bringing home the medals - Brilliant!

Club Champion May 2013 - April 2014
Club Champion                                               May 2013 - April 2014

Club Champion

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

For a truly fantastic fourth consecutive year, Martin has retained his title as Club Champion by coming top of the players list for the Wednesday Evening Duplicate for the 2013 - 2014 year. This is quite an achievement as many top class national and international players regularly play in our Wednesday Evening Duplicate Session.

Congratulations!


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FOR NEWCOMERS & IMPROVERS
FOR NEWCOMERS & IMPROVERS

"REFRESH YOUR BIDDING"

WORKSHOP

SUNDAY 31st AUGUST

at 7pm

DO YOU COME TO ANY OF

THESE SESSIONS BELOW?

Monday Afternoon Supervised Duplicate

Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate

Tuesday Evening Supervised Play

Wednesday Evening Supervised Play

IF SO….THIS WORKSHOP

IS FOR YOU!

It’s a ‘one-off’ Bidding Refresher Session where Ben will help you to sort out all those bidding problems that still get you in a muddle!

You’ll be all set for this autumn and winter bridge season and see your expertise improve no end!

Come on your own or with a friend - all welcome.

£10 per person which includes light refreshments.            

LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE
LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE

NEW BEGINNERS
FOUNDATION COURSES
ON CARD PLAY

Two new 5 week courses

are starting soon

 

TUESDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER

at 7.30pm

or

WEDNESDAY 17th SEPTEMBER

at 7.30pm

For full details click on the

yellow "Beginners' Courses" tab

located top left on this Home Page.

Start your new hobby in time for the autumn and winter.....

..... and watch it turn into a passion!!

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

THE EVE LIGHTHILL CUP 2014

This Annual Swiss Teams Event will take place over three consecutive Thursdays at 7.30pm

Thursday 4th September

Thursday 11th September

Thursday 18th September

Please enter your team on the registration form on the club notice board

or contact Jeff on 0161 445 3712

(The weekly Swiss Pairs will also still be held as usual on these three Thursdays)

BEN BEEVER'S SUNDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP SEMINARS
BEN  BEEVER'S SUNDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP SEMINARS
 
Sunday Seminar Workshops
3.15pm to 5.30pm
 
Sunday 7th September at 3.15pm
"2 Club Openings"
Once in a while you have a hand that's too strong to open at the 1 level and is unsuitable for the 2NT opening. This lesson will explain how to recognise and bid such hands, using an all-purpose strong, artificial 2C opening.
 
Sunday 12th October at 3.15pm
"Entries"
It is often crucial to be able to lead from a particular hand at the right time. This Workshop / Seminar will show you how to take care of your entries so you don't get cut off from your winners.
 
Sunday 26th October at 3.15pm
"Finessing"
We all learn about finesses early on in our bridge career. In this Workshop / Seminar we take a closer look at this technique and examine how to choose which suit to finesse in and which card to finesse!
 
Sunday 16th November at 3.15pm
"Establishing"
Long suits and high cards often allow extra tricks to be made. This Workshop / Seminar will show you how to identify and tackle such holdings.
 
Sunday 30th November at 3.15pm
"Winning at Duplicate"
Understanding how bridge duplicate scoring works is vital if you want to win regularly. Here we take a close look at the 'scoreslip' and extract some useful tips for scoring heavily.
 
 
 
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.
 
 
WHAT A WIN!
WHAT A WIN!

ENGLAND WIN THE CHAIRMAN'S CUP IN SWEDEN!!

Congratulations to Michael Byrne and Mike Bell who were part of the team invited to represent England.

162 teams took part - 136 from Sweden, 12 from Norway and 14 from other countries.

After several days of tight fought battles our team went into the final and the opposition conceded the match after 48 of the 64 boards had been played!

FANTASTIC NEWS!

SWISS PAIRS ON THURSDAYS
SWISS PAIRS ON THURSDAYS

THURSDAY 21st  AUGUST at 7.30pm

SWISS PAIRS

Suitable for Experts & Improvers alike!

Thursdays are now very popular due to it's friendly and 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.

HAPPY MONDAY AFTERNOONS!
HAPPY MONDAY AFTERNOONS!

MONDAY 25th AUGUST at 1pm

Come and join us for the enjoyable

Afternoon Supervised Duplicate

with a brief lesson at the beginning.

Jeff's topic this week will be

"ANY QUESTIONS"

(Your chance to ask Jeff anything you like.....as long as it's about Bridge!!)

This lesson is at 1pm followed by the Duplicate at 1.30pm

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 NIGHT

AT 7.30pm

IS ALWAYS

IMPROVERS NIGHT!!

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,

play in 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

Results
Tue 19th Aug 2014
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Mon 18th Aug 2014
Monday Evening Duplicate
Thu 14th Aug 2014
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Wed 13th Aug 2014
Wednesday Evening Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 12th Aug 2014
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Mon 11th Aug 2014
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
Mon 11th Aug 2014
Monday Evening Duplicate
Thu 7th Aug 2014
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Wed 6th Aug 2014
Wednesday Evening Duplicate
Tue 5th Aug 2014
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate
Calendar
Tue 19th Aug 2014
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 20th Aug 2014
Wednesday Evening Duplicate at 7.30pm
Wed 20th Aug 2014
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play at 7.30pm
Thu 21st Aug 2014
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Suitable for all standards - Great Fun!
Mon 25th Aug 2014
Brief Lesson at 1pm with Jeff Morris followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
'ANY QUESTIONS?'....your chance to ask Jeff anything you like (about bridge!!)
Mon 25th Aug 2014
Bank Holiday Monday Evening Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 26th Aug 2014
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 26th Aug 2014
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 27th Aug 2014
Wednesday Evening Duplicate at 7.30pm
Wed 27th Aug 2014
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play at 7.30pm
Thu 28th Aug 2014
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm with Home Made Quiche & Salad! (+ veggie option)
Suitable for all standards - Great Fun!
Sun 31st Aug 2014
"REFRESH YOUR BIDDING" WORKSHOP at 7pm
A 'one-off' workshop to refresh your bidding ready for the autumn / winter season. Suitable for everyone who already attends Monday Afternoon, Tuesday & Wednesday evening supervised play sessions.
Mon 1st Sep 2014
Brief Lesson with Jeff Morris at 1pm followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
'ANY QUESTIONS?'....your chance to ask Jeff anything you like (about bridge!!)
Mon 1st Sep 2014
Monday Evening Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 2nd Sep 2014
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
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