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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.

LESLEY JOHNSON
LESLEY JOHNSON

This photo of Lesley Johnson with bridge partner David Sarabowski dates from September 2016

Lesley passed away last night (1st October) after a long battle with motor neuron disease.
She was diagnosed five years ago with a life expectancy of two years. However, she battled to keep going, and despite a gradual loss of her physical abilities her brain was active to the very end.
In recent years she played regularly on Monday and Wednesday duplicates and won all the Monday night competitions (Cheadle Royal Cup, Geoff Nuttall Trophy and Tony Wood Memorial Trophy).
In addition she was Club Champion in two successive years –2016 and 2017
Prior to her illness she was a keen rubber bridge player and a successful league player.
She will be greatly missed.
Jeff
 
Lesley's funeral will be on Thursday October 18th at 3.15pm, Rowan Chapel, Stockport Crematorium
 

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.
RESULTS

North Wales Swiss Pairs

Manchester players were out in force at Northop on Sunday 7th October.  In second place was John Holland plaing with Jackie Pye, Gary Hyett was third playing with Dan Crofts and Pauline Lang and Alan Barnes were fourth equal with Josh Clarke and Paul Murray.  Full results are on the North Wales site.
TIPS FOR IMPROVERS

***NEW MONTH.....

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

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

1 Oct 2018 | Internationals

Fiona Brown and Sally Brock are World Champions; plus silver & bronze for English players

Fiona Brown and Sally Brock are World Champions! After success in recent years for England's Women's team, they have now added the McConnell Cup, the World Championship for Women's teams at the World Bridge Series. Unlike in other Championships, where teams are restricted to players of the same nationality, this event is open to mixed teams, and in combination with four players from the USA Fiona and Sally have claimed the gold medal.

Whatever the result in the final, there would have been cause for British celebration, as they defeated a team which included Nicola Smith, Yvonne Wiseman, and Scotland's Paula Leslie.

And to complete the set of medals, a bronze medal has been won in the Rosenblum Cup (for Open teams) by the team of Andrew Robson, Alexander Allfrey, Tom Paske & Ed Jones.

Congratulations to them all. This medal haul makes it the best result by English players in the event in many years - and with more competitions over the next five days there may still be more...

You can follow the competitions in Orlando on the event website and through the live coverage on Bridge Base Online.

Great Northern Swiss Pairs

John Holland playing with Clive Owen of the North East retained the trophy at Leeds on 29-30th September.  Kath & Alan Nelson were fourth equal. 
Congratulations to all, results are on the EBU web site.
EVE LIGHTHILL CUP RESULT
EVE LIGHTHILL CUP RESULT

THE EVE LIGHTHILL CUP 2018

SWISS TEAMS COMPETITION

 

This annual competition takes place over three sessions.

 The final round took place on Tuesday 25th September.

 

1st. Sam Herman, David Evans, Mike Clarke, Stuart Shalom.

I Blakey, J Blakey & Peter Jones.

106 VP's

 

2nd. Eve Lighthill, Sid Travers, Ian Kane, Howard Kay,

Jeff Morris & R Cooke.

97 VP's

 

3rd. Gary Hyett, John Hassett, Henry Bissell, 

Raymond Semp & John Holland.

90 VP's

(Full results are bottom right of this page)

 

World Bridge Series

The World Bridge Series is taking place in Orlando from 21st September to 6th October.  Michael Byrne is playing with Mike Bell in the Lilienstein team.
For results click here.  Some matches will be on BBO.

Northern Bridge League- Manchester Lead All Divisions

After the third round of matches on Saturday 22nd September Manchester now lead all three divisions.

In the A division at Bradford Manchester 1 finished just below average, but nearest rivals Yorkshire 2 were only able to reduce the gap at the top to 5 VPs.  Manchester 2 finished fifth and remain at the bottom of the table.  The teams were Manchester 1: John Holland/Rodney Lighton, Alec Smalley/Tom Slater, Kath & Alan Nelson, David Barton/Leslie Klein.  Manchester 2: Joy & Irving Blakey, John Roberts/Howard Kay, Raymond Semp/Jeff Morris, Nicholas Greer/John Parsons.  On the cross IMPs Jeff and Raymond were our best pair, with John and Rodney, Alec and Tom, Joy and Irving also positive.

In the B division at Keighley Manchester won with a huge score to jump from fourth to first in the division.  The team was David Sarabowski/Andy Green, Gillian McMullan/Neil Thomas, Howard Stubbings/Dhun Daji, Herbert Potts/Sylvia Massey.  All four pairs did well on the cross IMPs, Howard and Dhun were the top pair in the division.

In the C division, also at Bradford, Manchester 1 came second with Manchester 2 fifth.  Manchester 1 improved their lead at the top of the table, Manchester 2 are sixth.  The teams were Manchester 1 Victor Ridding/Mary Green, Paul Beckwith/Wei Che Tham, Paul Murray/Peter Grauer, Phillip Taylor/Josh Clarke.  Manchester 2: Ann Thornton/Peter Green, Vivienne Newgrosh/Karen Sandler, Joan Lewis/Nathan Marks, Liz & Stephen Halstead.  Victor and Mary headed the cross IMPs for the division with Paul and Peter also scoring well.

Premier League

The first weekend of three of the prestigious EBU Premier League was held on September 15th-16th.  The first two teams in the top division will be selected to play for England in the Camrose Trophy.  The Manchester team of Jeff Morris, John Hassett, Alec Smalley and Tom Slater (with Catherine Draper and Andrew Woodcock to play in subsequent weekends) are currently doing very well lying in second position.
 
Congratulations!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/45328519

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The 78-year-old whose "persistence" helped convince Asian Games organisers to include bridge wins bronze.

North Wales Green Point Swiss Pairs
Sunday Oct 7th
Northop Hall, Mold, Nr Chester.

Click here for details

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.
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

15 Aug 2018

Hacketts second in India

Jason and Justin Hackett have finished second in the Pairs competition at the annual HCL International Bridge Championship in New Delhi. India's most prestigious congress attracts an international field, and Jason and Justin were beaten only by the Russian pair of George Matushko & Dmitry Rogov.

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

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 SUNDAY 16th DECEMBER

SANTA CLAUS PAIRS

at Palatine Road

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FREE BRIDGE MAGAZINES

"A Treasure Trove of  hundreds of Bridge magazines going free to anybody who would like them."
Included  are  'Bridge International' (bound), 'The Irish Bridge Magazine', 'Bridge Plus', 'International Popular Bridge Monthly', 'Bridge' ,'English Bridge' and others.

Contact Kevin Comrie if you are interested at kevin.j.comrie1@ntlworld.com

MONDAY 15th OCTOBER (Daytime)
MONDAY 15th OCTOBER (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 15th OCTOBER (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 16th OCTOBER
TUESDAY 16th OCTOBER

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 17th OCTOBER

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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 18th OCTOBER
THURSDAY 18th OCTOBER

EVERY THURSDAY EVENING

SWISS PAIRS

(at our Parrs Wood Casino Venue)

Suitable for all - great fun!

 

Results
monday afternoon Duplicate
Chester Bowl Qualifying
Chester Bowl Consolation
Chester Bowl Final
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 15th Oct 2018
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 15th Oct 2018
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the 2018 Cheadle Royal Cup Duplicate Pairs competition from September to end of December.
Mon 15th Oct 2018
Beginners Course Module 2 Week 2 @ 11am
Tue 16th Oct 2018
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Tue 16th Oct 2018
Beginners Course Module 2 Week 2 @ 7.30pm
Casino Venue
Wed 17th Oct 2018
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
At Palatine Road
Wed 17th Oct 2018
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
At Palatine Road
Thu 18th Oct 2018
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Mon 22nd Oct 2018
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 22nd Oct 2018
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the 2018 Cheadle Royal Cup Duplicate Pairs competition from September to end of December.
Mon 22nd Oct 2018
Beginners Course Module 2 Week 3 @ 11am
Tue 23rd Oct 2018
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Tue 23rd Oct 2018
Beginners Course Module 2 Week 3 @ 7.30pm
Casino Venue
Wed 24th Oct 2018
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
At Palatine Road
Wed 24th Oct 2018
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
At Palatine Road