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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.

Two medals and other good results for England at the 14th European Youth Pairs Championship held in Opatija, Croatia 11-18th July 2018

England's Juniors have enjoyed a successful trip to Croatia for the European Youth Pairs Championships, leaving with two bronze medals and a number of other good results.

In the President's Cup - the consolation event alongside the Pairs Championships -  Joshua Clarke & Henry Bissell finished in eighth place!

 

RESULTS
RESULTS

 

THE 2018 RUIA CUP

MULTIPLE TEAMS COMPETITION

This took place over 3 sessions in May, June & July. 

WINNERS

EVE LIGHTHILL, SID TRAVERS,

MARCELLO & ELENA ROSENBAUM

(and BOB COOKE in the first round)

Eve Lighthill’s team started the evening with two good sessions behind them and a substantial lead. But as the final session progressed Barbara Lewis's team whittled away at the lead until, after the last of the 24 boards, only two victory points separated the teams.
Well done to Eve's team on an excellent win and commiserations to Barbara Lewis, Alec Smalley, Irene Davies and Karen Reissmann on a fine performance on the final evening but just finishing second.
Thanks also to Bhim Ruia for presenting the Ruia Cup to the winning team. Looking at the plinth the first year was 1978 and won by a team captained by Jeff Morris and containing Boris Ewart, John Holland and Michelle Brunner. Another interesting win was 1985 when the cup was won by Celia Rawlings playing with Kevin Comrie and Frank Starkie. For those that do not remember that far back Celia is now Celia Comrie!
 
Regards, Jeff.

Crockfords

Congratulations to John Holland, Alan Mould, Michael Byrne and Kieran Dyke (London) who have won their fourth round Crockford's match qualifying them for the multi-team final to be held in Solihull in September.

NICKO

And then there was one! The MBC Team of Michael Byrne, Gary Hyett, John Holland, Alan Mould (also Michael Newman) beat Allendale and are now the only county team left in the competition. They will now play Tunbridge Wells in the semi-final.
 
CONGRATULATIONS!

President's Cup - Manchester A Team Win!

The annual inter county teams of eight was held over the weekend of 30th June to 1st July at Spondon, Derby.  This year counties were allowed to enter more than one team.  Only Manchester availed themselves of this opportunity, eight teams entered:- Derby, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Merseyside, North Wales, Hereford and the Manchester teams.  At the end of Saturday Derby were leading and the Manchester B team were just ahead of Manchester A.  On Sunday the Manchester B team changed completely and five of the Manchester A team changed.   Manchester B dropped a little to fourth, but did well, Manchester A overtook Derby and just pipped Lancashire to win by 3 VPs.  This is Manchester's third successive victory.  Full results are on the Manchester and Altrincham club web sites.

Playing for Manchester A were: on Saturday John Holland/Alan Mould, John Parsons/Nicholas Greer, David Barton/Leslie Klein, Andy Green/David Sarabowski; on Sunday John Holland/Rodney Lighton, Leslie Klein/David Barton, Tom Slater/Alec Smalley, Kath & Alan Nelson.
TIPS FOR IMPROVERS

***NEW MONTH.....

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

(See the yellow tab above left "NEW - TIPS FOR JUNE")

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.

National Inter Counties Finals

The finals of the inter counties league were held at Coventry on Sunday 24th June.  Manchester had qualified for the A division by winning the Northern Bridge League last summer.  The team of John Holland, Gary Hyett, John Currie, Rodney Lighton, Michael Byrne, Michael Newman, Tom Slater, Alec Smalley finished second to Devon.  John and Gary were Manchester's best pair on the cross IMPs.  Full results are here.

Garden Cities

The Manchester Bridge Club team of John Hassett, Jeff Morris, John Holland, Gary Hyett, Michael Newman, David Debbage, Catherine Draper, Andrew Woodcock finished fourth in the national inter club teams of eight competition at Solihull on Saturday 23rd June.  Catherine and Andrew were the best of the Manchester pairs on the cross-IMPs.  Full results are on the EBU web site.

MCBA Summer Intermediate Pairs

The 21 pairs had an enjoyable afternoon at Altrincham Bridge Club on Sunday 24th June. 
Full results are on the Altrincham web site.

Spade Heart The North Wales Bridge Association Diamond Club

Congratulations to .....

Haidee and David Tattersall

....who came First in the Welsh National Final of the Teams of Eight Competition held last weekend in Llandindrod Wells.

Manchester Win Pachabo......again!

Congratulations to the Manchester team of John Holland, Rodney Lighton, Michael Byrne and Michael Newman who won the inter-counties teams of four at Bedford on 9-10th June.  The team started well on the Saturday, neck and neck with Hampshire throughout the day, ending second by about 4 VPs.  The Sunday morning session saw Manchester win all five of their matches by good margins to lead by about 15 VPs.  On the Sunday afternoon Manchester managed to avoid snatching defeat from the jaws of victory despite losing four of their five matches, fortunately by not too large margins, to finish just ahead of Nottingham who had a late surge to push Hampshire into third place.  This result continues Manchester's fine run in the last five years; first, second, second, first, and second.

Full results are on the EBU web site.
Pachabo Winners

John Holland, (Jeremy Dhondy EBU Chairman), Michael Byrne, Rodney Lighton, Michael Newman

16 Jun 2018 | Internationals

All 3 England teams qualify for World Championships!

England's campaign at the European Team Championships has ended with all three teams qualifying for the World Championships. Although no medals will be coming back across The Channel, England can be pleased to be one of four European nations represented in all three competitions in China next year.

Yorkshire Congress

Well done to Irene Davies, Karen Reissmann, Nicholas Greer and Henry Bissell who finished second in the B final of the teams at Harrogate on 3rd June.
RESULTS

JOHN HOLLAND AND ALAN MOULD WIN CORWEN TROPHY

 

John Holland and Alan Mould have won this year's event with 60.98% over four sessions.

The Corwen is the EBU's inter-county pairs championship for which pairs qualify from their county's pairs championships.

John has won it twice previously - last year with Michael Byrne and in 1991 with Alan Nelson.

CONGRATULATIONS!

RESULTS

NICKO

The Manchester Bridge Club team of Michael Byrne, Michael Newman, John Holland, Alan Mould, and Gary Hyett has now reached the quarter finals of the National Inter Club Knock Out and will play a team from the South-West in the next round.
CONGRATULATIONS!
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!
 

U16 & U21 teams for China selected

The England U16 and U21 teams to compete in the 2018 World Youth Team Championships, in China in August, have been selected.

The teams will be:
U21s - Sam Anoyrkatis & Theo Anoyrkatis; Harry Madden & Kripa Panchagnula; Liam Sanderson & Daniel Winter; NPC Michael Byrne
U16s - Jasmine Bakhshi & Henry Rose; Jamie Fegarty & Liam Fegarty; Oscar Selby & Andy Cope; NPC Giorgio Provenza; coach Laura Porro.

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 Tony Wood Cup

This Monday Evening Duplicate Pairs Contest is running from

May 2018 until the end of August 2018

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2018 John Bird Memorial Cup

This Thursday Evening Individual Player Contest is running from

January 2018 until the end of May 2018

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. 

(These will continue to be available after the club move on January 2nd 2018)

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

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING IN A BOTTLE OR GIFT FOR THE MICHELLE BRUNNER CHARITY RAFFLE / AUCTION

  THIS SATURDAY

21ST JULY

MICHELLE BRUNNER MEMORIAL

MIXED PIVOT TEAMS EVENT

at MBC (Palatine Road)

11.30am start

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♥ SUNDAY 5th AUGUST 

OLLIE'S SEMINAR WORKSHOP

at 2.30pm - Palatine Road

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THE MICHELLE BRUNNER

CHARITY MEMORIAL EVENT

at Manchester Bridge Club, 30 Palatine Road, Didsbury M20 3JJ

SATURDAY 21st JULY 2018

 

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11am for a prompt 11.30am start

 

This is a Mixed Teams Pivot Event which will be run using the same format as last year’s enjoyable session 

which raised over £2000 for The Christie and St. Ann's Hospice.

 

Each team of four must have at least

one male & one female member!

It's great fun and open to all…….Please support this event.

 

The Team Entry Forms are at both The Casino & Palatine Road

or you can contact Jeff or David direct on 0161 445 3712

or email jeff@machesterbridge.co.uk with yout team details.

 

 

Sandwiches. Cakes. Pastries and Fresh Fruit will be served at half time

together with tea & coffee.

Entry is £50 for each team of four

 

There will also be a GRAND RAFFLE & AUCTION to raise additional charitable funds...

... all bottles, gifts & gift vouchers will be gratefully received from now onwards!

 

St Ann's Hospice                     The Christie Logo 

                                            The Christie Charitable Fund Logo

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

 OLLIE’S NEXT SEMINAR WORKSHOP

  

 

SUNDAY 5th AUGUST

2.30pm to 5pm

(at Palatine Road Venue)

 

"TO SACRIFICE OR NOT?.....AND THEN DO THE OPPONENTS BID ONE MORE?!”

The seminar starts with a comprehensive topic discussion followed by specific practice hands

which include notes on the correct bidding, lead and play.

The cost of these seminars 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.  

NEW!!!   Forward Dates for the Autumn Term 

Sunday 2nd September   2.30pm to 5pm

Sunday 7th October    2.30pm to 5pm

Sunday 11th November   2.30pm to 5pm

Sunday 9th December   2.30pm to 5pm

 

 

 

Manchester League

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Would you like to play in the Manchester League this coming season which starts in September?
It's great fun and you would be most welcome.
There are around 8 to 9 matches to be played (some home & some away) between September and April either in homes or in a local club.
We would like more entries for the lower divisions. 
New or inexperienced players would enter the 7th division, more experienced players will be placed in a higher division.
Please
e-mail Kath Nelson, the league secretary
if you are interested or have a chat with Jeff or Dave.
If you only have a pair they may be able to fix you up with another pair to form a team.

THURSDAY 20th JULY
THURSDAY 20th JULY

EVERY THURSDAY EVENING

SWISS PAIRS

(Including The John Bird Memorial Cup - individual competition for top 12 results from January through to end of May)

(at our Parrs Wood Casino Venue)

Suitable for all - great fun!

PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING IN A BOTTLE OR GIFT FOR THE MICHELLE BRUNNER CHARITY RAFFLE / AUCTION

MONDAY 23rd July (Daytime)
MONDAY 23rd July (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 23rd JULY (pm)

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EVERY MONDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

(at our Parrs Wood Casino Venue)

(Including the 2018 Tony Wood Cup Duplicate Pairs competition from May to end of August.)

TUESDAY 24th JULY
TUESDAY 24th JULY

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 25th JULY

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 EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

(plus a separate Supervised Play Class for Improvers)

BOTH SESSIONS NOW RELOCATED BACK TO PALATINE ROAD

Results
Swiss Pairs
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson from David 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
KIDNEY RESEARCH CHARITY SIMS 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
Calendar
Thu 19th Jul 2018
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Sat 21st Jul 2018
MICHELLE BRUNNER MEMORIAL EVENT at MBC Palatine Road 11.30am start
Mon 23rd Jul 2018
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 23rd Jul 2018
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the 2018 Tony Wood Cup Duplicate Pairs competition from May to end of August.
Tue 24th Jul 2018
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson from David at 7.30pm
Wed 25th Jul 2018
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 25th Jul 2018
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 26th Jul 2018
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Mon 30th Jul 2018
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 30th Jul 2018
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the 2018 Tony Wood Cup Duplicate Pairs competition from May to end of August.
Tue 31st Jul 2018
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson from David at 7.30pm
Wed 1st Aug 2018
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Sun 5th Aug 2018
OLLIE WORKSHOP / SEMINAR at 2.30pm (Palatine Rd)
Mon 6th Aug 2018
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 6th Aug 2018
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the 2018 Tony Wood Cup Duplicate Pairs competition from May to end of August.