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"Can I see your cards again please?"

How many times have you heard this request?

You can ask to see players cards again PROVIDING you have not turned your card face down onto the table. Once your card is face down you can only look at your own last card played.

So remember to keep your card face up on the table until you are sure you don't want another look at the other cards just played!

 
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The John Armstrong Award

2015 Winner: Sarah O'Connor (Pictured with EBU Chairman Jeremy Dhondy)


Sarah O'Connor was announced as the winner of the John Armstrong Award at the Summer Meeting in Brighton in August.

Sarah was coordinator and coach of the newly established England Under 15 team. She set up the squad, and organised training weekends, helping to develop them from being inexperienced players in to a team which finished 4th in the European Championships in Norway less than six months later. This was alongside her 'proper job' as a teacher at St Paul's Girls' School, where she has also established a bridge club.

"Well done Sarah - we're all so proud of what you've achieved"

World Youth Open Championships underway in Croatia

The World Youth Championships have started in Opatija, Croatia. The event, which features pairs and teams events in four age/gender categories, takes place from 20th - 29th August. The only English participant in the early Pairs events which start the competition is Rob Myers, playing with Dutchman Bas Van Beijsterveldt.

WOW - GREAT RESULTS FOR MBC!!

Michael Byrne wins Swiss Pairs at Brighton!

Michael Byrne (Manchester) and Kieran Dyke (London) have won the Harold Poster Cup for the Swiss Pairs at the Summer Meeting.

They finished level on 197 VPs with David Arundel (Middlesex) & Andrew Bannock (London), but Michael and Kieran took the title having won 11 matches and drawn two, compared with David and Andrew's 11 wins. Jeremy Dhondy and Andy Hughes (Hants & IOW) were third on 195 VPs.

.....and Sean Mekie wins the Under 25 Pairs!

Sean Mekie

A terrific result for Sean ......his first national win. CONGRATULATIONS!

Green Point Swiss Teams

The Green Point Swiss Teams was held at Altrincham on Sunday 19th July.  The event attracted many players who had come up for the weekend to play here and at the Michelle Brunner Memorial Event the day before, including internationals Barry Myers, Sally Brock and Susanna Gross.  This year's winners by a good margin were Raymond Semp, Alan Williams (from Bristol), Marianne Farr and Mike Nicholson (Lancashire), ahead of Alan Mould, Michael Newman, Ollie Burgess and Barry Myers who leapt into second place with a 20-0 win in their last match. 
The non-expert prize winners were Chris Hine, James Sheppard, Michael Wymer & Steven Ward.
(Full details and photos are on the MCBA Webiste www.manchesterbridge.org.uk)
INTERMEDIATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Intermediate 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. 
TIPS FOR IMPROVERS
TIPS FOR IMPROVERS

NEW MONTH...

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

(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'.

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.

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 )

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

 

THE CLUB IS OPEN AS USUAL TODAY

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY

Why not forget the wet weather and join us for Friendly Supervised Duplicate at 1pm

or for the Club Duplicate at 7.30pm

All welcome - partners found.

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THE EVE LIGHTHILL CUP 2015

SWISS TEAMS COMPETITION

Have you entered your team yet?

To be held over three sessions at 7.30pm

Thursday 10th September

Thursday 17th September

Thursday 24th September

Please note your diary and enter your team on the Registration Form on the club notice board or let Jeff / David know. (Substitutions are allowed if required - and speak to Jeff if you are looking for team members)

(NB The weekly Swiss Pairs will also be held as usual but will take place upstairs for these three Thursdays)

Two New 5 Week Foundation Bridge Courses Starting Soon!

  BEGINNERS CARD PLAY COURSE 

TUESDAY 8th SEPTEMBER

from 7.30pm to 10.15pm

This 5 week Beginners Course, run by David Debbage, is ideal for any beginner

and covers the basics of Bridge Card Play 

Lesson 1: Introduction & Rules of ‘No-trump Minibridge’

Lesson 2: No-trump Card Play

Lesson 3: Trumps

Lesson 4: Further Principles of Good Card Play

Lesson 5: Rules & Scoring of Bridge

 

 BIDDING & BIDDING REFRESHER COURSE

WEDNESDAY 9th  SEPTEMBER

from 5pm to 7pm

Ideal for any player, new or old, who has grasped the basics of card play and now wants to learn how to bid or to refresh & update their bidding techniques.

This 5 week Course, with David Debbage, covers all aspects of Basic Bidding.

Lesson 1: Basic Opening Bids & Responses

Lesson 2: Other Openings and Rebids

Lesson 3: Uncontested Auctions

Lesson 4: Competitive Bidding

Lesson 5: Conventional Bids & Further Bidding Practice

 To enrol for either of these courses or for further information

please contact Jeff or Dave at the Club asap 

on 0161 445 3712

or email jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

 

HAPPY MONDAY AFTERNOONS!
HAPPY MONDAY AFTERNOONS!

TODAY!

BANK HOLIDAY

MONDAY 31st AUGUST

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.

Michael Newman's topic will be 

"Example Hand Bidding & Play"

The highlight of the afternoon, as always,

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

Guests always welcome & Partners found!

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 3rd SEPTEMBER

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.

Results
Thu 27th Aug 2015
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm with SUPER SUPPER!
Wed 26th Aug 2015
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 25th Aug 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Mon 24th Aug 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with Jeff Morris followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.15pm
Mon 24th Aug 2015
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Thu 20th Aug 2015
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Wed 19th Aug 2015
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 18th Aug 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Mon 17th Aug 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.15pm
Mon 17th Aug 2015
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Calendar
Mon 31st Aug 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with Michael Newman followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.15pm
Michael's topic this week is "EXAMPLE HAND BIDDING & PLAY"
Mon 31st Aug 2015
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 1st Sep 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 1st Sep 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 2nd Sep 2015
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 2nd Sep 2015
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 3rd Sep 2015
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Great fun and suitable for all!
Mon 7th Sep 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.15pm
David's topic this week is "TRANSFERS"
Mon 7th Sep 2015
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 8th Sep 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 8th Sep 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class with Lesson at 7.30pm
Tue 8th Sep 2015
Beginner's Foundation Card Play Course #1 at 7.30pm
Week 1 - Introduction & Rules of 'No-trump Mini-Bridge'
Wed 9th Sep 2015
BRIDGE ENGLAND EBU SIM PAIRS at 7.30pm
All winners will be entered into a draw to win 1000!
Wed 9th Sep 2015
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Wed 9th Sep 2015
FOUNDATION BIDDING & BIDDING REFRESHER COURSE #1 at 5pm
Suitable for all beginners who have attended the Play Course or for anyone wishing to brush up their bidding! Lesson 1 - Basic Opening Bids & Responses
HAPPY MONDAY AFTERNOONS!
HAPPY MONDAY AFTERNOONS!

TODAY!

BANK HOLIDAY

MONDAY 31st AUGUST

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.

Michael Newman's topic will be 

"Example Hand Bidding & Play"

The highlight of the afternoon, as always,

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

Guests always welcome & Partners found!

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 3rd SEPTEMBER

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.

Results
Thu 27th Aug 2015
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm with SUPER SUPPER!
Wed 26th Aug 2015
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 25th Aug 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Mon 24th Aug 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with Jeff Morris followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.15pm
Mon 24th Aug 2015
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Thu 20th Aug 2015
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Wed 19th Aug 2015
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 18th Aug 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Mon 17th Aug 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.15pm
Mon 17th Aug 2015
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Calendar
Mon 31st Aug 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with Michael Newman followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.15pm
Michael's topic this week is "EXAMPLE HAND BIDDING & PLAY"
Mon 31st Aug 2015
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 1st Sep 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 1st Sep 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 2nd Sep 2015
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 2nd Sep 2015
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 3rd Sep 2015
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Great fun and suitable for all!
Mon 7th Sep 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.15pm
David's topic this week is "TRANSFERS"
Mon 7th Sep 2015
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 8th Sep 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 8th Sep 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class with Lesson at 7.30pm
Tue 8th Sep 2015
Beginner's Foundation Card Play Course #1 at 7.30pm
Week 1 - Introduction & Rules of 'No-trump Mini-Bridge'
Wed 9th Sep 2015
BRIDGE ENGLAND EBU SIM PAIRS at 7.30pm
All winners will be entered into a draw to win 1000!
Wed 9th Sep 2015
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Wed 9th Sep 2015
FOUNDATION BIDDING & BIDDING REFRESHER COURSE #1 at 5pm
Suitable for all beginners who have attended the Play Course or for anyone wishing to brush up their bidding! Lesson 1 - Basic Opening Bids & Responses