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"A new suit by responder is forcing but a new suit by opener is not"

When you open and your partner responds, you only know that partner has a minimum of 6 points.....the top end is unknown (unless partner bids 1NT where the hand is limited to a maximum of 10 points which opener can pass) If responder rebids his suit at the next level or raises opener's bid at the next level then this shows a minimum response hand which, again, opener can pass.

So if responder wants opener to bid again he must either jump a level, change to a new suit  or use some other agreed technique that says in the strongest possible terms that you want partner to bid again.

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Third National Win for Manchester!!

Manchester has won the National Counties League final held at Coventry Bridge Club on Sunday 28th June to add to their recent wins in the Pachabo and Garden Cities .
The team was John Holland/Gary Hyett, Tom Slater/Alec Smalley, John Currie/Rodney Lighton and Michael Byrne/Michael Newman
The final is held between the winners of the Northern League, Southern League, Eastern Counties, Midlands League and Western league. 
The team started as heavy favourites on paper, but Manchester have a poor record in this event (finishing second nearly every year, winning it only once before in 2011). They won every match comfortably, and had a small half time lead which they more than doubled in the second half. 
 
The best pair on the cross-IMP scoring of all the pairs were John Holland and Gary Hyett by a large margin, the other pairs were all plus though and it was a good team effort, although perhaps slam bidding might be the topic of the next County Training Seminar.  This was John Currie's first National win.  Full results are here.

Derbyshire vs Manchester Match

The Derbyshire match took place on 5th July at Manchester Bridge Club with Manchester winning by 34 imps to regain the trophy. 
Derbyshire cleverly retained the trophy, however, by forgetting to bring it with them!
 
v Derbyshire

The Manchester Team
Richard Sinton, Kevin Higgins, Ron Bayly, Herbert Potts, Howard Stubbings, Dhun Daji, Marcelo Rosenbaum
Karen Reissmann, Irene Davies, Jeanne Bayly, Sylvia Massey, Elena Rosenbaum

Manchester Bridge Club Win Garden Cities Trophy!

Congratulations to the Manchester Bridge Club Team of Michael Byrne/Michael Newman, Alan Mould/John Holland, John Hassett/Jeff Morris and Andrew Woodcock/Catherine Draper who won the Garden Cities trophy at Solihull on Saturday 13th June.   They competed against seven other club teams who had qualified from regional finals.  Lying second to Cambridge after the first session they overtook them to win by six VPs with third placed Chislehurst (Kent) some way behind.  Manchester have won the trophy previously in 1988, 2000 and 2003.  Full results are on the EBU web site.
 
Winners

Jeff Morris, Alan Mould, Michael Newman, Michael Byrne
Catherine Draper, John Holland, Andrew Woodcock, John Hassett
(Dave Debbage,Edward Levy Ollie Burgess ,Kath and Alan Nelson also played in Qualifying round to help secure place in the finals)

Manchester Win Pachabo!

Congratulations to the Manchester team of John Holland, Alan Mould, Michael Byrne, Michael Newman and Rodney Lighton who have won the Pachabo Trophy for Manchester for the first time since Manchester became a separate county in 1987.  They played at West Bromwich on 6-7th June qualifying as Goldstone Trophy winners.
This win breaks a streak of Manchester teams finishing second in National Events.  Hopefully it presages a succesful Tollemache next season.
(Article taken from MCBA website)

Bridge won't be part of the 2020 Olympics

The shortlist has been announced for the second stage of the application process for sports wishing to join the Olympics programme for 2020. Sadly bridge did not make the list.

Last month the World Bridge Federation was specifically approached by the organising committee and asked to make a proposal to be included amongst the sports at the Tokyo games.

The eight shortlisted federations are: baseball/softball, bowling, karate, roller sports, sport climbing, squash, surfing and wushu.

 

Date set for Judicial Review into whether bridge is a sport

The Judicial Review into Sport England's refusal to recognise bridge as a sport is scheduled for 22nd - 23rd September. A summary of the arguments for a reversal of their position can be seen in the EBU Press Release.

TIPS FOR IMPROVERS
TIPS FOR IMPROVERS

NEW MONTH...

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

(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'.

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!

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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THE RUIA CUP
THE RUIA CUP

 

THE RUIA CUP SWISS TEAMS COMPETITION

This is a three session event. 

The final session is 

this week on 

THURSDAY 9th JULY at 7.30pm

Keep this date in your diary!

Substitutes can be played if required.

Let Jeff know if you are looking for teammates for the final session.

For the results so far from the first and second rounds - 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 8th July)

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!

It's time to get 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. 
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 )

Dr JOHN BIRD

It is with great sadness that I must inform members of the club of the death of John Bird.

John was a Member of the Manchester Bridge Club for very many years but he was also a regular player at Bramhall where he used to partner Geoff Storry amongst others.

He was a gentleman at the bridge table and will be greatly missed.

His funeral will be at St. Catherine’s Church, School Lane, Didsbury at 3.30pm on Thursday 9th July 2015.

 

BEN BEEVER

It is with great sadness that I must inform members of the club of the tragic death of Ben Beever.

Ben was an inspirational teacher of bridge at the Manchester Bridge Club but he was also Chairman of Bramhall Bridge Club as well.

He will be greatly missed.

Details of funeral arrangements will be circulated in due course.

 

Jeff Morris

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 9th JULY 2015

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.

(Swiss Pairs will be upstairs just for this week due to the final round of the RUIA Cup)

HAPPY MONDAY AFTERNOONS!
HAPPY MONDAY AFTERNOONS!

MONDAY 13th JULY

at 1pm. (prompt please!)

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 

"Choosing a suit to play on"

(Declarer Play - postponed from last week)

The highlight of the afternoon, as always,

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

Guests always welcome & Partners found!

Results
Mon 6th Jul 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.15pm
Mon 6th Jul 2015
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Thu 2nd Jul 2015
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Wed 1st Jul 2015
BILL HUGHES NW SIMS at 7.30pm
Tue 30th Jun 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Mon 29th Jun 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.15pm
Mon 29th Jun 2015
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE
Thu 25th Jun 2015
SWISS PAIRS FOR ALL with SUPER SUPPER!!
Wed 24th Jun 2015
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 23rd Jun 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Calendar
Tue 7th Jul 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 7th Jul 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 8th Jul 2015
Beginner's Foundation Card Play Course #2 at 5pm
Week 2 - No-Trump Card Play
Wed 8th Jul 2015
KIDNEY RESEARCH CHARITY SIMS at 7.30pm
Wed 8th Jul 2015
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 9th Jul 2015
RUIA CUP Session 3 at 7.30pm
Final session tonight.
Thu 9th Jul 2015
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Being held upstairs this week to allow for the last leg of the Ruia Cup
Mon 13th Jul 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.15pm
David's topic this week is "Choosing a suit to play on - Declarer Play"
Mon 13th Jul 2015
Supervised Play Class at 1pm
Suitable for newcomers and people very new to bridge - all welcome.
Mon 13th Jul 2015
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 14th Jul 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 14th Jul 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 15th Jul 2015
Beginner's Foundation Card Play Course #3 at 5pm
Week 3 - Trumps
Wed 15th Jul 2015
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 15th Jul 2015
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
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