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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...

...BUT WE HAVE MOVED ON MONDAYS, TUESDAYS & THURSDAYS TO THE CARD ROOM, GROSVENOR CASINO, PARRS WOOD ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE, WILMSLOW ROAD M20 5PG FOR ALL DUPLICATES, TEAM ACTIVITIES & BEGINNERS CLASSES.

Ring us on 0161 445 3712  for any clarification

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.

Tollemache

The inter counties teams of eight qualifying weekend takes place on 17-18th Novenber at Daventry.  The Manchester team is John Holland/John Hassett, Michael Byrne/Michael Newman, Catherine Draper/Andrew Woodcock, Alan Mould/Gary Hyett.  Good luck to them, they are drawn in Group A which includes London, Middlesex, Somerset, Hants & IOW, Sussex, Devon, Hertfordshire and Notinghamshire.  Results will be on the EBU web site over the weekend.

Autumn Intermediate Pairs

19 pairs played at Altrincham on November 4th.  Players had an enjoyable afternoon, with Angela Ashleigh and Wendy Burton winning ahead of Sally Bray and George Leigh.
 
Winners

Winners Wendy Burton and Angela Ashleigh
TIPS FOR IMPROVERS

***NEW MONTH.....

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

(See the yellow tab above left "NEW - TIPS FOR OCTOBER 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.

Lancashire Congress

The Lancashire Congress took place over the weekend of 27-28th October in Brierfield for the Swiss Pairs and in Bolton for the Swiss Teams.  Gary Hyett won the Swiss Pairs with Alan Cooke of Bedfordshire.  Results of both events are on the Lancashire web site.

Autumn Congresses

Martin Taylor playing with Justin Hackett finished third in the Two Star Pairs in the EBU congress at Daventry on 20th October.
Meanwhile John Holland with Jackie Pye, Sally Brock and Barry Myers won the teams in the Scottish congress at Peebles; John and Jackie were third in the pairs final which was won by Sally and Barry.  Results are on the SBU site.

Chester Bowl

The annual charity event at Deva Bridge Club on Sunday 14th October was well attended with many Manchester participants.  The qualifying section was won by Pauline Lang and Steve Mattinson with Gary Hyett and Peter Carey-Yard second and Mohamed and Mariam Jabber third.  In the final Keith Boulton and Nigel Pearce were second with Rodney Lighton and John Currie third.  Full results are on the Deva web site.

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB PLANS

Dear Member,

 
As you are probably aware the Manchester Bridge Club will be vacating our Palatine Road premises at the beginning of 2019.
Of course it is with great sadness that we do so, but we can reflect that Palatine Road has been a wonderful venue for 40 years – for which we will be having a celebratory party this Autumn on Sunday 9th December.
In the meantime all our activities will be as normal with the club premises being available for matches, county events and meetings, afternoon rubber bridge and Wednesday night duplicate and play class.
On Mondays,Tuesdays and Thursdays the club will still be using the Casino until the end of the year.
It is our intention to continue the Manchester Bridge Club activities in different premises in 2019 and we are currently looking at some options. However, if members of the club have any suggestions, we would be happy to investigate.
 

Best Wishes 

Jeff Morris and Dave Debbage

Manchester Bridge Club

Mobile: 07960 871035

Tel: 0161 445 3712

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
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

 SUNDAY 2nd DECEMBER

BEN FRANKS PAIRS

at Palatine Road 7.30pm

Qualifier for the Corwen Trophy
Click here for entry form and details

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♠ SUNDAY 9th DECEMBER

FAREWELL PARTY to CELEBRATE

 "40 YEARS at PALATINE ROAD"

4pm to 7pm

Drinks, Hot Buffet from Pasha and Reminiscences!

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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

6.30pm AGM with Supper

7.30 Club Duplicate

(Venue to be announced)

 

 

 

You are invited to join us on

SUNDAY 9th DECEMBER

4pm to 7pm for a

“A CELEBRATION OF 40 YEARS

AT PALATINE ROAD”

Come along and share in all the memories and reminiscences of the wonderful times at

Manchester Bridge Club.

 

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Drinks & Hot Buffet from Pasha will be served.

 

 

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 19h NOVEMER (Daytime)
MONDAY 19h NOVEMER (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 afternoon extra lessons!

MONDAY 19th NOVEMBER (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.)

TUESDAY 20th NOVEMBER
TUESDAY 20th NOVEMBER

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 21st NOVEMBER

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 EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

(plus a separate Supervised Play Class for Improvers)

(Both sessions at Palatine Road)

THURSDAY 22nd NOVEMBER
THURSDAY 22nd NOVEMBER

EVERY THURSDAY EVENING

SWISS PAIRS

(at our Parrs Wood Casino Venue)

Suitable for all - great fun!

 

Results
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
CHILDREN IN NEED CHARITY ECATS 7.30pm
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
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.
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Calendar
Mon 19th Nov 2018
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 19th Nov 2018
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the 2018 Cheadle Royal Cup Duplicate Pairs competition from September to end of December.
Tue 20th Nov 2018
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 21st Nov 2018
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
At Palatine Road
Wed 21st Nov 2018
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
At Palatine Road
Wed 21st Nov 2018
Beginners Course Wk 2 Module 2 @ 7.30pm
Thu 22nd Nov 2018
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Mon 26th Nov 2018
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 26th Nov 2018
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the 2018 Cheadle Royal Cup Duplicate Pairs competition from September to end of December.
Tue 27th Nov 2018
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 28th Nov 2018
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
At Palatine Road
Wed 28th Nov 2018
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
At Palatine Road
Wed 28th Nov 2018
Beginners Course Wk 3 Module 2 @ 7.30pm
Thu 29th Nov 2018
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Sun 2nd Dec 2018
MCBA BEN FRANKS PAIRS @ Palatine Road
Qualifier for the Corwen Trophy