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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.

 
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Premier League in Manchester

Manchester Bridge Club hosted the second weekend of the Premier League for the top two divisions on 23rd-24th September.

Manchester players participating are Michael Byrne, Alan Mould and John Holland in division 1, Jeff Morris, John Hassett, Alec Smalley and Tom Slater in division 2 and Ollie Burgess in division 3.

Results are on the EBU web site.  At the end of the second weekend Michael Byrne is in the second team in division one and Jeff Morris, John Hassett, Alec Smalley and Tom Slater are second in division two.

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THE FRONT DOOR MUST BE KEPT LOCKED DURING PLAY SO IF YOU GO OUTSIDE TO SMOKE YOU MUST REMEMBER TO CLOSE AND LOCK THE DOOR WHEN YOU COME BACK IN.

WE HAVE HAD THEFTS BY PERSONS ENTERING THE CLUB DURING PLAY AS A RESULT OF THE FRONT DOOR BEING LEFT UNLOCKED.

GRAHAM WATTON
GRAHAM WATTON

We are very sorry to inform members of the club of the death of Graham who passed away earlier this week. Graham was a popular member of the club who had to stop playing several years ago after the discovery of a brain tumour. He was a keen rubber bridge and duplicate player and a member of the Club Committee for a number of years.

His funeral will take place  at 10.00 am on Tuesday 26th September 2017 at Stockport Crematorium.

Sincere condolences from all at the club to Kim, James and Charlotte.

RESULTS

11 Sep 2017

Byrne team leads Premier League after first weekend

The team of Michael Byrne, Kieran Dyke, Frances Hinden, Jeffrey Allerton & Chris Jagger are leading Division 1 of the Premier League after the first weekend. They took a large lead on the first day but this was reduced to just 4.63 VPs on the second day by the Allfrey team (Alexander Allfrey, Mike Bell, Tony Forrester, David Gold, Graham Osborne & Andrew Robson) - in part by a large victory in the head-to-head match. The Rosen team lies third.

Division 2 is being led by the Morris team (Jeff Morris, John Hassett, Tom Slater & Alec Smalley, plus Catherine Draper & Andrew Woodcock joining the team later in the competition), 12.43 VPs ahead of the Dhondy team, with the Pryor team in third.

(Full details are on the MCBA website www.manchesterbridge.org.uk)

TIPS FOR IMPROVERS

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***NEW MONTH.....

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

(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.

RESULTS

Northern Bridge League

The second round of matches took place on Saturday 19th August.

In the A division at Bradford the teams were A1 Michael Byrne/Michael Newman, John Holland/Gary Hyett, Kath & Alan Nelson, Leslie Klein/David Barton and A2 Rodney Lighton/Royce Alexander, John Parsons/Nicholas Greer, Joy & Irving Blakey, Joyce & Bill White.  The A1 team were second and remain in second place overall while the A2 team were fifth, but stay in sixth place.  Michael and Michael and Royce and Rodney were best on the cross IMPs.

In the B division at Manchester the team of Howard Stubbings/Dhun Daji, Jeanne & Ron Bayly, Ken Hassell/Adam Wiseberg, Eve Lighthill/Raymond Semp finished seventh and dropped to fifth overall.  Howard and Dhun did well on the cross IMPs.

In the C division at Leeds Karen Reissmann/Irene Davies, Elena & Marcelo Rosenbaum, Gordon Bickley/Ann Farquhar, Gilbert Fletcher/Steve Mattinson were third on the day and remain in fourth position overall.  Irene and Karen were the best pair on the cross IMPs.

See the NBL site for detailed results.
TONY WOOD CUP WINNERS
TONY WOOD CUP WINNERS

CONGRATULATIONS TO  JANET TOLAN & ANDY GREEN

WINNERS OF THE 2017 TONY WOOD CUP

(Best pairs performance on Monday evenings between May and the end of August)

Bridge is a sport, says preliminary ruling in European Court VAT case

The EBU has said that it is very pleased that a report prepared by the European Court of Justice has concluded that contract bridge should be considered a sport for VAT purposes.

Please see www.ebu.co.uk for the full details - makes interesting reading!

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2017
CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO LESLEY JOHNSON

WINNER OF THE 2017 CLUB CHAMPIONSHIP

This is the Club Senior Individual Player Contest on Wednesday Evenings for the 12 months each year from May to April.

A remarkable achievement.

2017 JOHN BIRD MEMORIAL CUP WINNER

Congratulations to NICHOLAS GREER, Winner of the 2017 Thursday Night John Bird Memorial Cup.

(Top 10 results for Thursday nights between January and the end of May)

ACHIEVEMENT

We have just heard that to celebrate their 70th Birthday

the EBL (European Bridge League) have inaugurated their own

EBL HALL OF FAME

 and just nine International Players have been newly elected......

... one from Italy, two from France, one from Norway/Monaco, two from Poland, one from The Netherlands and two from England.

ONE OF THESE VERY SPECIAL PLAYERS IS OUR OWN

JOHN HOLLAND

"What a truly fantastic achievement! ...........

.........We are all so proud of you John!"

Special awards for the players in the EBL Hall of Fame will be presented at the European Open Championship being held in Montecatini (Italy) in June of this year.

ACHIEVEMENTS
OUR STUDENTS QUALIFY AS TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS!
 
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All three of our students, Henry Bissell, Joshua Clarke and Rocky Bullin have passed the English Bridge Union Club Tournament Directors Course – with Rocky attaining the best mark of all attendees!

25 Apr 2017 | Laws and Ethics

Laws of Duplicate Bridge to be updated in 2017

The World Bridge Federation will be updating the Laws of Duplicate Bridge in 2017, and these will come in to effect in competitions in England from the start of August.

(See EBU website for further details www.ebu.co.uk)

Current Competitions

2017 Cheadle Royal Cup

This Monday Evening Pairs Contest runs from

September 1st until the end of December

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

2016 ANNUAL REVIEW

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB ANNUAL REVIEW 2016

Jeff's detailed and comprehensive Annual Report for 2016,

which was given at the recent AGM,

can now be read under the yellow tab top left of this page.

What a successful year!

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.

Tel: 0161 445 3712 or jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

Thankyou.

 
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DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

♠  THIS TUESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER

EVE LIGHTHILL CUP ROUND #3 - FINAL

7.30pm

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♦ FRIDAY 6th OCTOBER

DAYTIME NON-SUPERVISED DUPLICATE

STARTS AGAIN at 10am

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♥ SUNDAY 8th OCTOBER

OLLIE'S SEMINAR WORKSHOP

"To Reverse or Not to Reverse?"

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CURRENT COMPETITION

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THE EVE LIGHTHILL CUP 2017

SWISS TEAMS COMPETITION

To be held over three sessions

at 7.30pm on TUESDAYS in SEPTEMBER

Round 3 (final) on

TUESDAY 26th SEPTEMBER

(Substitutes are allowed if required)

Results after Round Two

Paul Hackett’s team have taken a commanding lead after a storming session on Tuesday night 19th September 2017 despite Paul and Jason being unable to play.

1st  HACKETT TEAM                 111 imps     

(Paul Hackett, Bhim Ruia, Richard Bowdery, Barbara Hackett, Jason Hackett & Adrian Kenworthy)                                                 

2nd    LIGHTHILL TEAM                57 imps    

(Eve Lighthill, Raymond Semp, Ian Kane, Howard Kay, Bob Cooke)                                                                                                 

3rd      DRAPER TEAM                  42 imps

(Catherine Draper, Andrew Woodcock, Jeff Morris, John Hassett, Elena & Marcelo Rosenbaum)                                                  

4th      FOSTER TEAM                   35 imps

(Peter Foster, John Roberts, Boris Ewart & Phil Callow)                                                                                                                  

5th     LEWIS TEAM                        8 imps   

(Barbara Lewis, Alec Smalley, Josh Clarke, Kevin Comrie & Henry Bissell                                                                                        

6th     TRIGGS TEAM                   -31 imps

(Susan Triggs, Pat Gorham, Tony O’Neill, Graham Winn & Angela Ashleigh)                                                                                  

7th     GISVOLD TEAM                 -49 imps

(Espen Gisvold, Nick Clayton, Wendy Verber, Ray Ashleigh, Anne Super, Paul Murray, Alan Birchall)                                     

8th   WISEBERG TEAM               -85 imps

(Adam Wiseberg, Jonathon Engler, Sally Bray, Barbara Eastabrook, Judith Dunkerley, Karen Jones, Joan Lewis, Roy Higginbottom)

9th     TATTERSALL TEAM         -88 imps

(David Tattersall, Haidee Tattersall, Ann Wood, Hilary Boydell, Tricia Blum & Simon Townsend)                                                        

 

 

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NEW BRIDGE BEGINNERS EVENING COURSE STARTS

THIS  WEDNESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER

7.30pm to 9.30pm (approx)

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Each Course consists of two five week modules at a cost of £50 for each module.

The first five lessons are generally on Play and the second five weeks on Bidding.

Manchester Bridge Club runs a series of Foundation Courses throughout the year for those interested in learning to play Bridge in a relaxed and very sociable environment.

It's a 10 week course split into 2 Modules

Lessons last for approximately 2 hours with a break for refreshments provided by the club at half time.

Please contact Jeff or Dave at the Club on 0161 445 3712 

or email jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk for details and to secure your place

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

OLLIE'S UPCOMING SEMINARS...

SUNDAY 8th OCTOBER

2.30pm to 5pm  

"TO REVERSE OR NOT TO REVERSE?"

....High Level Bidding Judgements.

Each session starts with a comprehensive topic discussion followed by practice hands. 

The cost of the seminar is £10.00 for members, £12 for visitors & £5 for students.  This includes light refreshments during the brief break.

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

NEW Forward Dates added to the calendar:

Sunday 22nd October   2.30pm to 5pm (Topic tba)

Sunday 12th November   2.30pm to 5pm (Topic tba)

Sunday 3rd December   2.30pm to 5pm (Topic tba)

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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!!"

MONDAY 25th SEPTEMBER (pm)

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EVERY MONDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

(Including the Cheadle Royal Cup - Duplicate Pairs competition for Mondays from September to the end of December.)

IMPROVERS NIGHT TUESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER
IMPROVERS NIGHT TUESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER

EVERY TUESDAY EVENING

at 7.30pm

......JUST FOR IMPROVERS!!

Enjoy a short lesson

followed by

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.

WEDNESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER

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EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30

(plus a separate Supervised Play Class for Improvers)

THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER
THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER

EVERY THURSDAY EVENING

SWISS PAIRS

Suitable for all - great fun!

FRIDAY DUPLICATE RESTARTS OCTOBER 6th

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DAYTIME DUPLICATE

ON FRIDAYS WILL RE-START ON

FRIDAY 6th OCTOBER at 10am 

This is an enjoyable non-supervised duplicate with tea/coffee & biscuits for only £6.

Partners found if required.

HAPPY MONDAYS! 2nd OCTOBER (Daytime)
HAPPY MONDAYS! 2nd OCTOBER (Daytime)

EVERY MONDAY AFTERNOON

Come and play in our enjoyable

Supervised Duplicate with Brief Lesson at 1pm

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

There's a brief lesson first with David Debbage this week, then duplicate aiming to finish by 4.15pm.

 Dave's topic today is

"Supporting Partner - Always Support with Support"

Guests always welcome & Partners found!

Results
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Monday Afternoon
Thu 21st Sep 2017
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Wed 20th Sep 2017
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 19th Sep 2017
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Mon 18th Sep 2017
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Thu 14th Sep 2017
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Wed 13th Sep 2017
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 12th Sep 2017
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Tue 12th Sep 2017
Eve Lighthill Teams 1
Mon 11th Sep 2017
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Calendar
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Beginners Daytime Course Module 1 Lesson 1
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Dave's lesson topic today is "When Openers Re-bid should be Pass!"
Mon 25th Sep 2017
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Cheadle Royal Cup - Duplicate Pairs competition for Mondays from September to the end of December.
Tue 26th Sep 2017
EVE LIGHTHILL CUP Round 3 at 7.30pm
Tue 26th Sep 2017
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
This will be held upstairs this evening to accommodate the Eve Lighthill Cup Competition.
Wed 27th Sep 2017
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 27th Sep 2017
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Wed 27th Sep 2017
Beginners Evening Course Module 1 Lesson 1
7.30pm to 9.30pm
Thu 28th Sep 2017
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Mon 2nd Oct 2017
Beginners Daytime Course Module 1 Lesson 3
10am to 12 midday
Mon 2nd Oct 2017
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Dave's lesson topic today is "SUPPORTING PARTNER - ALWAYS SUPPORT WITH SUPPORT"
Mon 2nd Oct 2017
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Cheadle Royal Cup - Duplicate Pairs competition for Mondays from September to the end of December.
Tue 3rd Oct 2017
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 4th Oct 2017
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 4th Oct 2017
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Click for the latest results
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!!"

MONDAY 25th SEPTEMBER (pm)

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EVERY MONDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

(Including the Cheadle Royal Cup - Duplicate Pairs competition for Mondays from September to the end of December.)

IMPROVERS NIGHT TUESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER
IMPROVERS NIGHT TUESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER

EVERY TUESDAY EVENING

at 7.30pm

......JUST FOR IMPROVERS!!

Enjoy a short lesson

followed by

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.

WEDNESDAY 27th SEPTEMBER

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EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30

(plus a separate Supervised Play Class for Improvers)

THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER
THURSDAY 28th SEPTEMBER

EVERY THURSDAY EVENING

SWISS PAIRS

Suitable for all - great fun!

FRIDAY DUPLICATE RESTARTS OCTOBER 6th

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DAYTIME DUPLICATE

ON FRIDAYS WILL RE-START ON

FRIDAY 6th OCTOBER at 10am 

This is an enjoyable non-supervised duplicate with tea/coffee & biscuits for only £6.

Partners found if required.

HAPPY MONDAYS! 2nd OCTOBER (Daytime)
HAPPY MONDAYS! 2nd OCTOBER (Daytime)

EVERY MONDAY AFTERNOON

Come and play in our enjoyable

Supervised Duplicate with Brief Lesson at 1pm

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

There's a brief lesson first with David Debbage this week, then duplicate aiming to finish by 4.15pm.

 Dave's topic today is

"Supporting Partner - Always Support with Support"

Guests always welcome & Partners found!

Results
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Monday Afternoon
Thu 21st Sep 2017
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Wed 20th Sep 2017
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 19th Sep 2017
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Mon 18th Sep 2017
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Thu 14th Sep 2017
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Wed 13th Sep 2017
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 12th Sep 2017
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Tue 12th Sep 2017
Eve Lighthill Teams 1
Mon 11th Sep 2017
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Calendar
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Beginners Daytime Course Module 1 Lesson 1
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Dave's lesson topic today is "When Openers Re-bid should be Pass!"
Mon 25th Sep 2017
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Cheadle Royal Cup - Duplicate Pairs competition for Mondays from September to the end of December.
Tue 26th Sep 2017
EVE LIGHTHILL CUP Round 3 at 7.30pm
Tue 26th Sep 2017
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
This will be held upstairs this evening to accommodate the Eve Lighthill Cup Competition.
Wed 27th Sep 2017
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 27th Sep 2017
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Wed 27th Sep 2017
Beginners Evening Course Module 1 Lesson 1
7.30pm to 9.30pm
Thu 28th Sep 2017
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Mon 2nd Oct 2017
Beginners Daytime Course Module 1 Lesson 3
10am to 12 midday
Mon 2nd Oct 2017
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Dave's lesson topic today is "SUPPORTING PARTNER - ALWAYS SUPPORT WITH SUPPORT"
Mon 2nd Oct 2017
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Cheadle Royal Cup - Duplicate Pairs competition for Mondays from September to the end of December.
Tue 3rd Oct 2017
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 4th Oct 2017
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 4th Oct 2017
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm