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AYE AYE CAPTAIN!

England retain the Peggy Bayer trophy under Michael's guidance!

The England junior teams once again dominated the annual home international series which took place in Wales over the weekend of 20th February. 

In the Peggy Bayer, the Under-20s won every match, mostly by large amounts, to finish up 28 VPs ahead of second-placed Ireland.

Peggy Bayer: Freddie Illingworth & Ben Norton,,Nick Dean & Sam Behrens, Laura Covill & Stephen Kennedy with NPC Michael Byrne.

CONGRATULATIONS!

TERRIFIC TOLLEMACHE FINAL

Tollemache Final

The inter county teams of eight final took place on Feb 14-15th at West Bromwich.  The Manchester team of Michael Byrne/Michael Newman, Jeff Morris/John Hassett, Alec Smalley/Tom Slater, Gary Hyett/Alan Mould/Ollie Burgess were leading after four matches on the first day but were pipped at the post into a still magnificent second place in the final.
This equalled Manchester's best ever result achieved recently in 2011, 2010 and 2003.  Congratulations to Alec and Tom who were second best pair overall on the cross IMPs.  Jeff and John also scored well on the cross IMPs and Gary and Ollie did well together.  Full results are on the EBU web site www.ebu.co.uk

Hackett team wins NEC Cup in Japan

The team of Jason Hackett, Brian Senior, John Holland and Gunner Hallberg has won the prestigious NEC Cup in Yokohama, Japan. They overcame a deficit at the halfway point to beat the team of David Bakhshi, David Gold, and Dutch pair Ricco van Prooijen, Louk Verhees, in the almost-all-English final.

Another English team - that of Frances Hinden, Graham Osborne, Alex Hydes and Mike Bell - were defeated in the semifinal by the Hackett team.

CONGRATULATIONS!

MANCHESTER TEAM WINS AGAIN!

Manchester Team wins the Gazette Cup

The Inter clubs Teams of Eight, which is a qualifier for the Garden Cities Trophy was held on Sunday 8th February at Altrincham Bridge Club.
Nine teams entered (a record) with Manchester (Newman) winning and Cheadle Hulme second.
The winning team go on to represent Manchester in the regional finals in May.
The winning team were Michael Newman, Jeff Morris, David Debbage, Ollie Burgess, Ed Levy, John Hassett,
Alan Nelson & Kath Nelson
Congratulations also to the winners of the Intermediate Team Trophy:-
Susan Triggs, Graham Winn, Pat Gorham, Tony O'Neill,
Irene Davies, Karen Reissmann, Philip Taylor & Ross Allen
(Details & photos are on the MCBA website www.manchesterbridge.org.uk )

YOUR 2015 ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION IS NOW DUE

Single : £50

Joint : £80

Payments can be made in cash or cheques made out to Manchester Bridge Club.

Guests are always welcome at the club for a couple of visits before needing to becoming a member.

Beginners attending courses receive their first 6 months membership free.

Club Membership includes EBU Registration.

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.

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

TIPS FOR IMPROVERS
TIPS FOR IMPROVERS

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

(See the yellow tab above top left)

One of the very positive suggestions in response to the questionnaire responses from 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'.

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.

Club Champion May 2013 - April 2014
Club Champion                                               May 2013 - April 2014

Club Champion

Martin Taylor does it again....and again!!

For a truly fantastic fourth consecutive year, Martin has retained his title as Club Champion by coming top of the players list for the Wednesday Evening Duplicate for the 2013 - 2014 year. This is quite an achievement as many top class national and international players regularly play in our Wednesday Evening Duplicate Session.

Congratulations!


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DIDN'T THEY DO WELL?!!!!
DIDN'T THEY DO WELL?!!!!

The 24 Hour Charity Bridge Marathon!

Hi Everyone,

Our Marathon went very well! Currently our online and offline donations total approx. just over £600 but we have plenty more coming in! Not quite sure what the grand total will be but hopefully over £750.
 
A special mention should go to Corin Hoad, our resident DJ, who had us singing along to songs from "Stairway to Heaven" to "I'm a barbie girl"!
 
The event was great, with 3 fun duplicates including a speedball at midnight which was won in superb fashion by the partnership of Sue Bailey and Alex Combe with a smashing 64%! The worst hand of the night goes to Henry Bissell and the best hand of the night would have to be me being dealt a 7-6 in the majors, AKQJxxx, AKQxxx, which promptly made 7S!
 
Thank you for all the help from the members of the club in making this such a great success, and all for such a good cause!....still time to donate of course!
 
Regards,
Mitchell  (Manchester University Bridge Club)
All proceeds to the Motor Neurone Disease Association
BEN BEEVER'S SUNDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP SEMINARS
BEN  BEEVER'S SUNDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP SEMINARS
 
NEXT SUNDAY!
Sunday Seminar Workshops
3.15pm to 5.30pm
 
Ben always ensures that each seminar has elements of interest to everyone.
Players of all standards are welcome to attend these workshops 
whether they are new to the topic or just want some revision.
 

SUNDAY 8th MARCH

 "TO COVER HONOURS OR NOT?"

(Suitable for Intermediate Level upwards)

‘Cover honours with honours’ is fine for beginners, but this adage isn’t always correct. Here we look at the relevant issues in order to work out whether to follow the principle in any given situation.

 

SUNDAY 22nd MARCH

"FINESSING"

(Suitable for Intermediate Level upwards)

We all learn about finesses early on in our bridge career. In this lesson we see the wide variety of different types of finesses and learn how to choose which suit to finesse in and which card to finesse!

 
Each seminar starts with a discussion on the topic of the day. This is followed by the opportunity to play a number of set hands that have been designed to illustrate the topic and help establish the new techniques learned. There's a short break in the middle for light refreshments provided by the club and the workshop usually lasts around two hours.
Cost is £8 for Members
and £10 for non-members.
All are very welcome
and partners not required.
PIVOT TEAMS COMPETITION
PIVOT TEAMS COMPETITION

SATURDAY 25th APRIL 2015

12.45 for 1pm start

PIVOT TEAMS COMPETITION

in memory of Martin Braid

Each team of four will play 2 sessions of 5 boards with each of their team members ....so 30 boards in all with a break in the middle for refreshments.

A variety of generous prizes have been donated

£10 per player

Please enter your team on the Form on the Board in Club Reception or contact Jeff on 0161 445 3712

SWISS PERFECTION!!

Congratulations to

TRICIA BLUM

and

HILARY BOYDELL

for achieving the perfect maximum 80 score in Thursday night's Swiss Pairs...............a unique achievement not seen at the club in recent living memory!!

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 )

IMPROVERS NIGHT
IMPROVERS NIGHT

TUESDAY NIGHTS

AT 7.30pm

ARE ALWAYS

IMPROVERS NIGHTS!!

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,

play in 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 5th MARCH 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.

HAPPY MONDAY AFTERNOONS!
HAPPY MONDAY AFTERNOONS!

MONDAY 9th MARCH at 1pm.....

(Prompt start please!)

Come and join us to play in our enjoyable

Afternoon Supervised Duplicate

with a brief lesson at 1pm

then duplicate aiming to finish by 4.15pm.

Dave's topic is "Watch those cards"

('Sneaky' ways to gain the advantage!)

The highlight of the afternoon, as always,

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

Guests always welcome & Partners found!

EBU STRATIFIED SIM PAIRS
EBU STRATIFIED SIM PAIRS

 

Manchester Bridge Club

will be hosting a heat of the 

EBU CLUB STRATIFIED SIM PAIRS

on

Wednesday 11th March 2015

 

The winning pair of each heat, and each host club, 

will have a chance to win up to £1000.

The national results will be stratified into four categories:

A  One or both members of the pair are above ‘Tournament Master’

B  Both members of the pair are below ‘Tournament Master’

C  Both members of the pair are below ‘Master’

D  Both members of the pair are below ‘District Master’

 

Blue Points and local points will be awarded to the top third of the overall ranking list.

In addition, the top 1/3 of each stratification will get Blue Points and local points.

 

For scores and hand commentaries after the event visit

www.ebu.co.uk/sim-pairs  

Results
Mon 2nd Mar 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with Jeff Morris followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
Mon 2nd Mar 2015
Monday Evening Duplicate at 7.30pm
Thu 26th Feb 2015
SWISS PAIRS for ALL with Home-made Chilli & Rice at 7.30pm
Wed 25th Feb 2015
Wednesday Evening Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 24th Feb 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Mon 23rd Feb 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with Jeff Morris followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
Mon 23rd Feb 2015
Monday Evening Duplicate at 7.30pm
Sun 22nd Feb 2015
MCBA CANTOR CUP being held at MBC
Thu 19th Feb 2015
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Wed 18th Feb 2015
Wednesday Evening Duplicate at 7.30pm
Calendar
Tue 3rd Mar 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 3rd Mar 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 4th Mar 2015
Wednesday Evening Duplicate at 7.30pm
Wed 4th Mar 2015
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play at 7.30pm
Wed 4th Mar 2015
Foundation Bidding & Bidding Refresher Course #4 at 7.30pm
Lesson 4 - Competitive Bidding
Thu 5th Mar 2015
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Suitable for all standards - Great Fun!
Sun 8th Mar 2015
BEN BEEVER SUNDAY WORKSHOP SEMINAR AT 3.15pm
The topic this time is "TO COVER HONOURS OR NOT"
Mon 9th Mar 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
David's topic this week is "Watch those cards" (Sneaky ways to win!)
Mon 9th Mar 2015
Monday Evening Duplicate at 7.30pm
Mon 9th Mar 2015
Foundation Bidding & Bidding Refresher Course #4 at 1pm
Lesson 4 - Competitive Bidding
Tue 10th Mar 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 10th Mar 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 11th Mar 2015
EBU STRATIFIED SIM PAIRS at 7.30pm
For full details see Website Home Page
Wed 11th Mar 2015
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play at 7.30pm
Wed 11th Mar 2015
Foundation Bidding & Bidding Refresher Course #5 at 7.30pm
Lesson 5 - Conventional Bids & Further Bidding Practice
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