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Scientists prove that Donald Trump is affecting bridge players!

A satirical scientific study has 'proved' that the rise of Donald Trump in the US Presidential race has had an impact on how bridge players are bidding. The researchers have shown that US bridge players are more likely to bid 'No Trump' than before he was a candidate.

As well as political satire, the 'research' was also used to highlight how statistical data can be misinterpreted to 'prove' a fatuous and unrelated hypothesis.

Nonetheless, if at your next game your partner makes an unwise no trump bid, maybe they too have been affected by the Republican candidate.

 
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Time to enter your team for the 2016/17 League

Kath Nelson has posted an entry form for the League, Cup and Goldstone on the League page of the MCBA website.  Please enter as soon as possible to help her sort out the divisions. www.manchesterbridge.org.uk/league
Tony Wood Memorial Trophy

The summer Monday evening Duplicate scores go towards the Tony Wood Memorial Trophy. The best 8 scores count over the summer, starting on Monday 2nd May and finishing on Monday 29th August.  The current leading pair are Lesley Johnson and David Sarabowski.

European Youth Pairs Championships start on Wednesday 13th July

The 13th European Youth Pairs Championships start on Wednesday in Liepaja in Latvia. The event takes place over five days, with competitions for Under 26 Open, Under 26 Ladies, Under 21 Open, Under 16 Open, and Mixed Pairs for all ages.

MBC's SEAN MEKIE is taking part in the Mixed Pairs and in the Under 26 Open Pairs - GOOD LUCK SEAN!!

TIPS FOR IMPROVERS
TIPS FOR IMPROVERS

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.

Manchester retains National Inter-County League Trophy

The National Finals of the Inter-County Leagues took place at Coventry Bridge Club on Sunday 10th July.

Congratulations to Manchester who retained the 'A' final, Warwickshire for winning the 'B' final, and Hertfordshire for winning the 'C' final.

Pictured are the Manchester team (L to R: Tom Slater, Michael Byrne, Kath Nelson, Rodney Lighton, Michael Newman, Alan Nelson, Alan Mould, Alec Smalley).

WBU Swiss Pairs

Several Manchester pairs went to Llandudno on the 2nd-3rd July for the Swiss Pairs event.  Bernard and Rhona Goldenfield finished third out of 71 pairs.  The event was won by a large margin by Jason Hackett and John Sansom who didn't lose a single match.
Full results are here

England's women are European Champions!

England's Women's team, which includes MBC member Catherine Draperhave won the European Championships in Budapest!

Starting the day in third place, they won all three matches, including victory against overnight leaders Poland in the final match.

This adds another medal to impressive haul collected by this team and it is Catherine's first European Gold.

For the full results and news of the Open and Senior Competitions see www.ebu.co.uk

Piekarek-Smirnov banned by EBL; Fantoni-Nunes ban upheld;

The European Bridge League have announced that German players Josef Piekarek and Alexander Smirnov have been banned from EBL competitions for four years, and for life as a partnership. The pair pleaded guilty to "pre-arranging the method of inappropriate communication and of practicing it, by indicating the strength of their hands by placement of the bidding cards on bidding tray".

It has been reported that the ban by the Italian Bridge Federation imposed on Fulvio Fantoni and Claudio Nunes has been upheld by the Italian Federal Court of Appeals. Fantoni and Nunes had appealed against the three year ban which had been imposed earlier this year.

CONGRATULATIONS TO
LESLEY JOHNSON and DAVID SARABOWSKI

2015/16 JOINT CLUB CHAMPIONS
Wednesday Evenings

This is a well-deserved achievement amongst a very strong field of players - many of whom are internationals.

Well Done!

Join a bridge club in retirement and live longer!

Researchers at the University of Queensland have published a study in the online medical journal BMJ which concludes that being a member of clubs and social groups - such as a bridge club - after retirement reduces your risk of premature death.

(For the full editorial go to www.ebu.co.uk )

He's done it again.....again!!
He's done it again.....again!!

John Holland tops National Master Point list for the fifth time!

Congratulations to John Holland, who has topped the annual Master Points list for the fifth time (the last four years in succession!) and has claimed the Sunday Telegraph Salver.

John Holland's good year has seen him reclaim the top spot in the Gold Point rankings. He moved marginally ahead of the 2014 leader, David Gold, holding 98.92 to David's 98.02. Andrew Robson, Tony Forrester and Alexander Allfrey complete the top five.

John, who also won this award in 2009, 2012 and 2013 & 2014 gained a total of 29,397 points in 2015.

AMAZING!

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

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

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.

 
DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

OLLIE'S NEXT SEMINAR WORKSHOP IS 

THIS SUNDAY 31st JULY

 

  2.30pm to 5pm       

"More Aspects of Winning Defence"

(Forward Dates for your Diary are Sundays on 21st August, 18th September, 16th October, 13th November and 4th December)

The seminar starts with a comprehensive topic discussion followed by numerous practice hands.  The cost of the seminar is £10.00 for members, £12 for visitors & £5 for students.  This includes refreshments during the brief break.

This next seminar will be suitable for a wide range of intermediate players as Ollie will cover more aspects of defence. Ollie is well known to members of the club and plays bridge at National & International level having represented England as a Junior and for the Under 28 Team including the World Bridge Games in Beijing.

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

RESULTS

THE RUIA CUP

SWISS TEAMS

COMPETITION 2016

Congratulations to the winning teams....

1st: Rodney Lighton, Alan Mould, Michael Byrne, Toby Nonnenmacher, John Holland & Ollie Burgess

2nd: Irene Davies. Karen Reissman, John Parsons & Nicholas Greer

3rd: Catherine Draper, Andrew Woodcock, David Debbage & John Hassett

(Final results are under the yellow tab towards the top left of this page)

RESULTS

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"PAR CONTEST"

(Results are under the 3rd yellow tab down top left of this page)

BEN BEEVER MEMORIAL TRIBUTE PAIRS EVENT

22 pairs took part in this memorial event on Sunday and the afternoon was greatly enjoyed by everyone.

Please see the warm tribute by Vera under the yellow tab top left of this page.

David Tattersall and Graham Wood took the top spot .........

 

 

.....and the partnership of Gill Page and Stephen Harlow were Ben's highest ranking pupils.

 

 

(The charity amount raised for The British Red Cross by donations on the day and by a generous donation from the Club was a magnificent £200)

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

THE MICHELLE BRUNNER

CHARITY MEMORIAL EVENT

SATURDAY 13th AUGUST 2016

 12.30pm for a prompt 1pm start

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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 £1650 for The Christie and St. Ann's Hospice in fond memory of Michelle.

Each team of four must have at least

one male & one female member!

It's great fun and open to all…….Please support this event.

The Team Entry Form is on the board in Club Reception or contact Jeff or David direct on 0161 445 3712 or email jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk with your Team Entry details

Enjoy a tasty buffet at half time.

£50 per team of four

There will also be a GRAND RAFFLE to raise additional charitable funds – all bottles & gift vouchers will be gratefully received from now onwards!

St Ann's Hospice                     The Christie Logo 

                                            The Christie Charitable Fund Logo

 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

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THE EVE LIGHTHILL CUP 2016

SWISS TEAMS COMPETITION

to be held over three sessions at 7.30pm on

THURSDAY 15th SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER

THURSDAY 29th SEPTEMBER

Please enter your Team on the Registration Form on the Club Notice Board or let Jeff / Dave know..

(NB The Weekly Swsiis Pairs will also be held as usual on these dates but will take place upstairs.)

MCBA EXPERT PLAYER OF THE YEAR
MCBA EXPERT PLAYER OF THE YEAR

We are proud to announce that

MICHAEL NEWMAN

has won the

2016 EXPERT PLAYER OF THE YEAR AWARD

......his second win in this MCBA competition

having previously won in 2011!

CONGRATULATIONS!

The Winning Pair on Monday Evenings, Wednesdays and Thursdays can claim threir next bridge night FREE!!

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EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30

and tonight it's EBU SIMS

 

(plus a separate Supervised Play Class for Improvers)

EVERY THURSDAY 

at 7.30pm

SWISS PAIRS

Suitable for Experts & Improvers alike!

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

HAPPY MONDAYS!
HAPPY MONDAYS!

TODAY!

MONDAY 25th JULY

Come and play in our enjoyable

Afternoon Supervised Duplicate at 1pm

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

There's a brief lesson first with David Debbage

then duplicate aiming to finish by 4.15pm.


Dave's topic today will be

"Simple Signals"

Guests always welcome & Partners found!

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EVERY MONDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

IMPROVERS NIGHT
IMPROVERS NIGHT

EVERY TUESDAY 

at 7.30pm

ARE ALWAYS JUST FOR IMPROVERS!!

Enjoy a short lesson and

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.

Results
Tue 26th Jul 2016
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Mon 25th Jul 2016
Monday evening duplicate at 7.30pm
Mon 25th Jul 2016
Brief lesson with David Debbage at 1pm followed by supervised duplicate at 1.15
Sun 24th Jul 2016
Manchester Green Point Swiss Teams at Altrincham BC
Thu 21st Jul 2016
Swiss Pairs for All
Wed 20th Jul 2016
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 19th Jul 2016
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Mon 18th Jul 2016
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
Mon 18th Jul 2016
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Thu 14th Jul 2016
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Calendar
Wed 27th Jul 2016
EBU SIMS at 7.30pm
Wed 27th Jul 2016
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 28th Jul 2016
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Great fun and suitable for all.
Sun 31st Jul 2016
OLLIE'S WORKSHOP SEMINAR at 2.30pm
"More Aspects of Winning Defence"
Mon 1st Aug 2016
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
David's topic this week is TBA
Mon 1st Aug 2016
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Mon 1st Aug 2016
Beginners Lesson & Play Course with Susan Triggs at 1.15pm
Tue 2nd Aug 2016
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 3rd Aug 2016
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 3rd Aug 2016
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 4th Aug 2016
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Great fun and suitable for all
Mon 8th Aug 2016
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
David's topic this week is TBA
Mon 8th Aug 2016
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Mon 8th Aug 2016
Beginners Lesson & Play Course with Susan Triggs at 1.15pm
Tue 9th Aug 2016
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm

The Winning Pair on Monday Evenings, Wednesdays and Thursdays can claim threir next bridge night FREE!!

Image result for Pics of duplicate bridge being played

EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30

and tonight it's EBU SIMS

 

(plus a separate Supervised Play Class for Improvers)

EVERY THURSDAY 

at 7.30pm

SWISS PAIRS

Suitable for Experts & Improvers alike!

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

HAPPY MONDAYS!
HAPPY MONDAYS!

TODAY!

MONDAY 25th JULY

Come and play in our enjoyable

Afternoon Supervised Duplicate at 1pm

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

There's a brief lesson first with David Debbage

then duplicate aiming to finish by 4.15pm.


Dave's topic today will be

"Simple Signals"

Guests always welcome & Partners found!

Image result for bridge card players pics

EVERY MONDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

IMPROVERS NIGHT
IMPROVERS NIGHT

EVERY TUESDAY 

at 7.30pm

ARE ALWAYS JUST FOR IMPROVERS!!

Enjoy a short lesson and

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.

Results
Tue 26th Jul 2016
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Mon 25th Jul 2016
Monday evening duplicate at 7.30pm
Mon 25th Jul 2016
Brief lesson with David Debbage at 1pm followed by supervised duplicate at 1.15
Sun 24th Jul 2016
Manchester Green Point Swiss Teams at Altrincham BC
Thu 21st Jul 2016
Swiss Pairs for All
Wed 20th Jul 2016
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 19th Jul 2016
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Mon 18th Jul 2016
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
Mon 18th Jul 2016
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Thu 14th Jul 2016
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Calendar
Wed 27th Jul 2016
EBU SIMS at 7.30pm
Wed 27th Jul 2016
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 28th Jul 2016
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Great fun and suitable for all.
Sun 31st Jul 2016
OLLIE'S WORKSHOP SEMINAR at 2.30pm
"More Aspects of Winning Defence"
Mon 1st Aug 2016
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
David's topic this week is TBA
Mon 1st Aug 2016
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Mon 1st Aug 2016
Beginners Lesson & Play Course with Susan Triggs at 1.15pm
Tue 2nd Aug 2016
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 3rd Aug 2016
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 3rd Aug 2016
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 4th Aug 2016
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Great fun and suitable for all
Mon 8th Aug 2016
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
David's topic this week is TBA
Mon 8th Aug 2016
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Mon 8th Aug 2016
Beginners Lesson & Play Course with Susan Triggs at 1.15pm
Tue 9th Aug 2016
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm