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Welcome to

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

 

 

Now firmly established in our new home premises at

81 WELLINGTON ROAD, FALLOWFIELD, MANCHESTER M14 6BN

(See yellow tab 2nd from top left for directions)

Ring the club on 0161 445 3712  or Dave on 07717 252114 for any clarification

or email daviddebbage@hotmail.co.uk

 

 

 

AGM of MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

Sunday 7th April 2019

Members attending participated in a brief round-up by Jeff of last years' exciting news items culminating in the move to Fallowfield. This was followed by a delicious supper prepared  and served by Eylem and a duplicate from 7.30pm.

Jeff's Review of 2018 Activities, Successes and Results are now under the yellow tab top left of this page marked "2019 AGM"

 

 

Michael Clarke

With great sadness we must inform members that Michael Clarke died on 17th April.  He was primarily a rubber bridge player but had been a member of the Agamemnon league team for many years, playing with Martin Braid until Martin's death then with Jeff Morris.  The team always placed well in the league, winning in 2007 and finishing second this year.  Michael was also on the Goldstone Trophy winning team in 2007 and won the Gazette Trophy a couple of times on Manchester Bridge Club teams.  In 1982 he won the National Masters Pairs with Jeremy Wyndham.  Our condolences go to his wife and family.
RESULTS

Teltscher Trophy Result

England regain the Teltscher Trophy

The Teltscher Trophy - the 'senior Camrose' competition - took place this weekend. This year the event was held in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The England team (pictured from left to right: Norman Selway, Gunnar Hallberg, Paul Hackett, Brian Senior, John Holland, David Mossop and NPC Simon Cochemé) were victorious, winning all 10 matches on the way to the trophy.

Last year's champions Scotland were runners up.

RESULTS

Preston Blue Point Pairs

Nearly half the field were Manchester players at Preston on 14th April.  Best Manchester result was achieved by John Holland with Jackie Pye who were second.  Jeff Morris and John Hassett were third. 
Results are on the Preston site.

2019 Yeh Bros Cup

The 2019 Yeh Bros Cup (Shanghai Bridge Master Championship) started on 8th April.

28 Teams are taking part. The England team includes: Andrew Black (Captain), Gunnar Hallberg, Phil King, Andrew McIntosh, Artur Malinowski and David Bakhshi.

There are also English players in the Pharon Team (Paul Hackett, Jason Hackett, Justin Hackett, Brian Senior, Mike Bell and Alex Hydes) and the Allfrey Team (Thomas Paske, Ed Jones, and David Gold).

Live coverage of the event will be shown on Bridge Base Online. Good Luck to all involved.

MCBA INTERMEDIATE SWISS PAIRS

 
26 pairs from various clubs in the area had a very enjoyable afternoon playing Swiss Pairs at the Club on March 24th.
Congratulations to the winners Wendy Burton and Angela Ashleigh, with Susan Bloor and Sue Ralph in second place, only just ahead of third placed Annie Curtis and Jackie Lowrie.
Full results can be found on the club websites of Manchester, Larkhill and Altrincham.
 

Winners

Winners Wendy Burton and Angela Ashleigh

third

Third Annie Curtis and Jackie Lowrie

EBU ARTICLE

4 Mar 2019

Rare Bridge Mention on BBC Sport

This weekend saw a rare Bridge mention on the BBC website's sports pages, following one year ban handed to World Number one Bridge Player Geir Helgemo.

RESULTS

Eric Howarth Cup

Congratulations to the team of Catherine Draper, Andrew Petrie, David Debbage and Andrew Woodcock on winning the Eric Howarth Cup held at the Deva.

(03/03/2019 Merseyside & Cheshire Bridge Association)

RESULTS

Hubert Phillips

Congratulations to John Holland, Alan Mould, Jeff Smith and Jackie Pye who have reached the final of the Hubert Phillips with a good win over Heather Dhondy's team.  This team has now reached the final in two of the last three years.
RESULTS

Lederer Trophy

The annual invitation Lederer Trophy took place on 23-24th February at the RAC club in London.  There were many international stars playing in the various teams.  Manchester players in the Chairman's team were John Holland, Alan Mould and Gary Hyett with Graham Kirby, Ben Norton and Alex Roberts.  For the event web site click here.

21 Feb 2019

John Holland tops National Master Point list

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 six previous occasions, earned 26,361 points in 2018. Gary Hyett, was second with 21,699. 

John also topped the Gold Point list.

CONGRATULATIONS!

NEWS

EBED Teacher's Course has celebrity guests!

The students at the latest EBED Teaching Course at Stretford Bridge Club were surprised to discover two members of the popular quiz show Eggheads were at the club at the same time.  Eleven students from local and far-flung places (two from Guernsey and one from Scotland) were all learning to become EBU bridge teachers under EBU tutor Mike Hickling as well as being fed and watered by Stretford BC Catering Manager Sheila Reynolds.
The two TV quizzers: Pat Gibson, currently the top quizzer in the country and the world and Dave ‘Tremendous Knowledge’ Rainford were taking part in the Quizzing Circuit monthly American Grand Prix quiz under the proctorship of Club Secretary Dave Tilley.  If you are interested in quizzing and would like to come and try a British or American Grand Prix quiz (held in Warrington on the first or second Saturday), contact Dave at tilsit@btinternet.com.  Entry is free for first-timers and many of the popular TV quizzers take part in the local heat from time to time.
Bridge Course
See if you can spot Irene and Barbara!
EBU ARTICLE

31 Jan 2019

Playing with novices and how it affects NGS grades

EBU Membership Campaign Officer Tim Anderson has written a new blog post looking at the how playing bridge with a novice affects your NGS grade.

In the blog, Tim addresses the worries of some players that playing with a novice will negatively impact their NGS rating and explains the options clubs have for holding novice sessions.

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! 

Current Competitions

2018 / 19 Club Championship

This Wednesday Evening Individual Player Contest runs from

May 1st  2018 until the end of April 2019

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2019 Geoff Nuttall Trophy

This Monday Evening Duplicate Individual Player Contest runs from

January 2019 until the end of April 2019

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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 David ahead of the session to ask him to find someone for you.

"We aim to please!!"

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 Dave know so he can make sure you are included.

If you would prefer not to be contacted please email Dave at the address below.

Tel: 0161 445 3712 or davedebbage@hotmail.co.uk

Thankyou.

Welcome to Manchester Bridge Club
LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE
LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE

HAVE YOU OFTEN THOUGHT...

"I'd love to learn how to play Bridge?"

........WELL NOW'S YOUR CHANCE!!

We have a new Beginners Course starting on TUESDAY 7th MAY at 7.30pm 

The Course is split into 2 Modules - 4 weeks on Play and 4 weeks on Bidding

Places are limited so please get in touch as quickly

as possible to express your interest.

Contact David on 0161 445 3712 or email him at daviddebbage@hotmail.com

 

Members - please let David know of anyone you know who may be interested.

THE RUIA CUP MULTIPLE TEAMS COMPETITION 2019

This is taking place over 3 sessions

at Manchester Bridge Club at 7.30pm on

TUESDAY 14th MAY

TUESDAY 18th JUNE

TUESDAY 9th JULY

Start getting your teams together

and put the dates in your diaries!

Substitutes can be played if required on any of the dates.

Please enter your teams on the Entry Form at The Club

or let Dave know that you intend to enter.

(and/or that you are looking for teammates)

Tel: 07717 252 114 or daviddebbage@hotmail.co.uk

Manchester Bridge Club,  81 Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6BN

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

♣ TUESDAY 14TH MAY

TUESDAY 18TH JUNE

& TUESDAY 9TH JULY

THE RUIA CUP MULTIPLE TEAMS COMPETITION

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The New Home of Manchester Bridge Club

The Club is now well established in its new premises at 81 Wellington Road,Fallowfield M14 6BN. 
The club has its own private rooms within the Fallowfield Bowling and Lawn Tennis club. 
The main room is plushly appointed and nicely decorated with room for twelve tables. 
There is a small refurbished kitchen and a bar area which has room for a further half dozen or so tables. 
Car parking is plentiful with space available on Wellington Road if the car park is full. 
(For Directions look under the yellow tab "Club Information" top left of this page)
 
Main area

The Main Playing Area

 

Bar area

The Bar and Additional Playing Area

 

 

EASTER MONDAY 22nd APRIL (Daytime)
EASTER MONDAY 22nd APRIL (Daytime)

EVERY MONDAY AFTERNOON

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 22bd APRIL (pm)

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EVERY MONDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

(Including the 2019 Geoff Nuttall Trophy for individual players from January to end of April.)

MONDAY 22bd APRIL (pm)
TUESDAY 23rd APRIL
TUESDAY 23rd APRIL

EVERY TUESDAY EVENING

 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 24th APRIL

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 EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING

 CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

(plus a separate Supervised Play Class for Improvers)

THURSDAY 25th APRIL
THURSDAY 25th  APRIL

EVERY THURSDAY EVENING

SWISS PAIRS

Suitable for all - great fun!

 

Results
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
monday EVE
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson 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
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Calendar
Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Easter Monday Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 22nd Apr 2019
EASTER MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the Geoff Nuttall Trophy for an individual player from January to the end of April.
Tue 23rd Apr 2019
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 24th Apr 2019
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 24th Apr 2019
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 25th Apr 2019
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Includes the John Bird Memorial Trophy for individual winner achieving top 12 results between January and May.
Sun 28th Apr 2019
HIGSON CUP & PLATE FINALS at Altrincham
Mon 29th Apr 2019
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 29th Apr 2019
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the Geoff Nuttall Trophy for an individual player from January to the end of April.
Tue 30th Apr 2019
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 1st May 2019
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 1st May 2019
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 2nd May 2019
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Includes the John Bird Memorial Trophy for individual winner achieving top 12 results between January and May.
Mon 6th May 2019
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 6th May 2019
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the Tony Wood Cup for Monday duplicate pairs from May to the end of August.