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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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Tollemache Qualifying - MBC players

enjoy terrific success!

The Manchester team of Michael Byrne, Michael Newman, John Holland, Gary Hyett, Jeff Morris, John Hassett, Catherine Draper and Andrew Woodcock
played at Solihull in the inter counties teams of eight over the weekend of 18th-19th November in the qualifier for the final in February. 
They were drawn in a tough group including London, Cambs and Hunts, the North East and Surrey. 
They won the group convincingly ahead of Cambs and Hunts.  All four pairs did well on the cross IMPs with Jeff and John heading the list
just ahead of Andrew and Catherine. 
Full results are on the EBU web site.
RESULTS

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CONGRATULATIONS to PAUL HACKETT and BHIM RUIA

WINNERS OF THE INTERNATIONAL BRIDGE TOURNAMENT

at THE MARBELLA BRIDGE CONGRESS

RESULTS

MBC Members have great results in the Premier League

Over three weekends of hard fought head to head matches MBC members have done superbly well.

Michael Byrne's Team finished 2nd in Division 1 anchoring their place for next year.

Jeff Morris's Team finished a great 2nd in Division 2 and will be promoted to Division 1 as a result. Congratulations to team members John Hassett, Alec Smalley, Catherine Draper and Andrew Woodcock.

Ollie Burgess's Team finished 2nd in Division 3 and are promoted to Division 2.

A remarkable result all round.

PLAYING CARDS FOR SALE

80p per pack

Only used once for Rubber Bridge

(Standard pattern - not the MBC logo packs)

Contact Jeff or Dave on 0161 445 3712

or email jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

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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.

GARY WALLMAN
GARY WALLMAN
I am terribly sad to report the death of Gary Wallman a supporter of the club since our days in Central Road – over 45 years ago!!
Gary was basically a rubber bridge player but did turn out to play in the occasional duplicate event such as the Santa Claus Pairs. Gary also sponsored and played in a team that played in the Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championship Open Invitation Teams. However his main love was rubber bridge and I remember well the many enjoyable Charity Rubber Bridge Competitions that we played together over many years.
Gary was President of Sale synagogue and despite failing health in recent years continued energetically to fulfil his duties including cooking for a lunchtime club for the elderly. He is survived by his wife Anita and children Jonathan, Paul and Suzie. He will be greatly missed.
Jeff Morris
TIPS FOR IMPROVERS

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***NEW MONTH.....

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

(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.

Current Competitions

2017 Cheadle Royal Cup

This Monday Evening Pairs Contest runs from

September 1st until the end of December

Northern Bridge League Final Matches

The Manchester A1 team left it late this year! Going into the last round of matches they were level with Lancashire and only a few ahead of the Yorkshire teams.  However a solid performance at Bolton left them winners by a clear margin.
 
Winners at Bolton

The Manchester A1 team
Rodney Lighton, Alan Mould, Michael Byrne,
Michael Newman, Alec Smalley, Tom Slater,
John Currie & John Holland (not pictured)
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 TONY WOOD CUP WINNERS
2017 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)

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

 

To celebrate their 70th Birthday the EBL (European Bridge League) have inaugurated their own

EBL HALL OF FAME

 and just nine International Players were 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 were presented at the European Open Championship held in Montecatini (Italy) in June of this year.

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)

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

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.

 
Welcome to Manchester Bridge Club
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

♠ SUNDAY 3rd DECEMBER

OLLIE'S SEMINAR WORKSHOP

2,30pm to 5pm

"A RECAP OF 2017 - Slams,

Card Play Techniques & Defence"

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  SUNDAY 17th DECEMBER

SANTA CLAUS PAIRS

Two session pairs event

Sumptuous Buffet

1.30pm fpr 2pm start

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♠ WEDNESDAY 20th DECEMBER

THE PETER ADER TROPHY

7.30pm

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 THURSDAY 28th DECEMBER

6.30pm AGM for All with Festive Nibbles

followed by

7.30pm SWISS PAIRS

 

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

OLLIE'S UPCOMING SEMINARS...

(New 2018 dates added - see below)

 

SUNDAY 3rd DECEMBER

2.30pm to 5pm  

"A RECAP OF 2017 - Slams, Card Play Techniques & Defence"

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

Forward Dates:

Sunday 14th January   2.30pm to 5pm (Topic tba)

Sunday 4th February   2.30pm to 5pm (Topic tba)

Sunday 18th March   2.30pm to 5pm (Topic tba)

 

 

 

SANTA CLAUS PAIRS

SUNDAY 17th DECEMBER

1.30pm for prompt 2pm start

This is a Two Session Pairs Event.

Festive drink on arrival

The highlight between sessions is always our

SUMPTUOUS CHRISTMAS BUFFET

CASH PRIZES!

Coffee / Tea & Mince Pies during the prize giving…

….and everyone goes home with a gift!

Entry fee: £30 per player

Entries to Jeff Morris at Manchester Bridge Club,

                    30 Palatine Rd, Manchester M20 3JJ Tel: 0161 445 3712                    

e-mail: jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

LIMITED ENTRIES - PLEASE BOOK EARLY

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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!!"

IMPROVERS NIGHT TUESDAY 21st NOVEMBER
IMPROVERS NIGHT TUESDAY 21st NOVEMBER

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 22nd NOVEMBER

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EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30

(plus a separate Supervised Play Class for Improvers)

THURSDAY 23rd NOVEMBER
THURSDAY 23rd NOVEMBER

EVERY THURSDAY EVENING

SWISS PAIRS

Suitable for all - great fun!

HAPPY MONDAYS! 27th NOVEMBER (Daytime)
HAPPY MONDAYS! 27th NOVEMBER (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 Dave Debbage this week, then duplicate aiming to finish by 4.15pm.

 Dave's topic today is

"Should you double a slam with two aces?"

Guests always welcome & Partners found!

MONDAY 27th NOVEMBER (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.)

Results
Mon 20th Nov 2017
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 20th Nov 2017
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Thu 16th Nov 2017
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Wed 15th Nov 2017
CHILDREN IN NEED ECATS CHARITY SIMS at 7.30pm
Tue 14th Nov 2017
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Mon 13th Nov 2017
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 13th Nov 2017
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Thu 9th Nov 2017
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Wed 8th Nov 2017
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 7th Nov 2017
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Calendar
Tue 21st Nov 2017
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 22nd Nov 2017
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 22nd Nov 2017
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Wed 22nd Nov 2017
Beginners Evening Course Module 2 Lesson 4
7.30pm to 9.30pm
Thu 23rd Nov 2017
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Including The Merton Cantor Cup - individual competition for top 7 results during October, November & December.
Mon 27th Nov 2017
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Dave's lesson topic today is "Should you double a slam with two aces?"
Mon 27th Nov 2017
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 28th Nov 2017
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 29th Nov 2017
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 29th Nov 2017
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Wed 29th Nov 2017
Beginners Evening Course Module 2 Lesson 5
7.30pm to 9.30pm
Thu 30th Nov 2017
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Including The Merton Cantor Cup - individual competition for top 7 results during October, November & December.
Sun 3rd Dec 2017
OLLIE WORKSHOP SEMINAR at 2.30pm
Topic tba
Sun 3rd Dec 2017
MCBA BEN FRANKS TOURNAMENT 2pm
See MCBA website for details www.manchesterbridge.org.uk
Mon 4th Dec 2017
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Dave's lesson topic today is tba
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?

Image result for card playing partner pics

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!!"

IMPROVERS NIGHT TUESDAY 21st NOVEMBER
IMPROVERS NIGHT TUESDAY 21st NOVEMBER

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 22nd NOVEMBER

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EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30

(plus a separate Supervised Play Class for Improvers)

THURSDAY 23rd NOVEMBER
THURSDAY 23rd NOVEMBER

EVERY THURSDAY EVENING

SWISS PAIRS

Suitable for all - great fun!

HAPPY MONDAYS! 27th NOVEMBER (Daytime)
HAPPY MONDAYS! 27th NOVEMBER (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 Dave Debbage this week, then duplicate aiming to finish by 4.15pm.

 Dave's topic today is

"Should you double a slam with two aces?"

Guests always welcome & Partners found!

MONDAY 27th NOVEMBER (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.)

Results
Mon 20th Nov 2017
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 20th Nov 2017
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Thu 16th Nov 2017
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Wed 15th Nov 2017
CHILDREN IN NEED ECATS CHARITY SIMS at 7.30pm
Tue 14th Nov 2017
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Mon 13th Nov 2017
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 13th Nov 2017
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Thu 9th Nov 2017
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Wed 8th Nov 2017
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 7th Nov 2017
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Calendar
Tue 21st Nov 2017
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 22nd Nov 2017
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 22nd Nov 2017
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Wed 22nd Nov 2017
Beginners Evening Course Module 2 Lesson 4
7.30pm to 9.30pm
Thu 23rd Nov 2017
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Including The Merton Cantor Cup - individual competition for top 7 results during October, November & December.
Mon 27th Nov 2017
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Dave's lesson topic today is "Should you double a slam with two aces?"
Mon 27th Nov 2017
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 28th Nov 2017
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 29th Nov 2017
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 29th Nov 2017
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Wed 29th Nov 2017
Beginners Evening Course Module 2 Lesson 5
7.30pm to 9.30pm
Thu 30th Nov 2017
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Including The Merton Cantor Cup - individual competition for top 7 results during October, November & December.
Sun 3rd Dec 2017
OLLIE WORKSHOP SEMINAR at 2.30pm
Topic tba
Sun 3rd Dec 2017
MCBA BEN FRANKS TOURNAMENT 2pm
See MCBA website for details www.manchesterbridge.org.uk
Mon 4th Dec 2017
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Dave's lesson topic today is tba