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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.

Spade Heart The North Wales Bridge Association Diamond Club

Congratulations to .....

Haidee and David Tattersall

....who came a magnificent second 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!
RESULTS

Goldstone

The final of the Goldstone Trophy has been won by Michael Byrne's team.
Michael Byrne, Michael Newman, John Holland, Alan Mould, Gary Hyett and Rodney Lighton therefore qualify to represent Manchester in the Pachabo on June 9th/10th.

 
In the final they beat Jeff Morris/John Hassett, Catherine Draper/Andrew Woodcock by 41 IMPs, winning every set.
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!
 
TIPS FOR IMPROVERS

***NEW MONTH.....

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

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

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.

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.

23 Mar 2018 | Clubs

Changes to the National Grading Scheme

Changes have been introduced to the National Grading Scheme. These were made in response to feedback received during the consultation of clubs which took place last year.

  • The grade of players with 'mature' grades will not change when they partner players who have played fewer than 150 graded boards. The session will not count towards the grade of the more experienced player, but will count towards the grade of the less experienced player. It is hoped that this will stop people being deterred from acting as a host or mentor at their club due to concerns they have about how it might affect their NGS.
  • Grades will be published once you have played 150 boards (previously 300) but they will change more quickly than before to enable new players to reach an appropriate grade sooner. A grade will still be considered 'evolving' until you have played 1000 boards, at which point it 'matures'.

These changes are now in effect.

RESULTS

Garden Cities Regional Finals

Congratulations to the Manchester Bridge Club team of David Debbage, Michael Newman, Andrew Woodcock, Catherine Draper, Edward Levy, Robert Myers, John Hassett and Jeff Morris who won the Northern heat at Bradford and qualify for the National finals in June.  Catherine and Andrew headed the cross IMPs.  Full results are on the EBU web site.

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!

EBU ARTICLE

6 Feb 2018 | Clubs | Education

Playing bridge could contribute to a long life

A TED talk has outlined that the social interaction which comes from activities such as playing bridge (with bridge specifically referenced) could be a key to a long and happy life. A study found that frequent face-to-face social interaction was a greater indicator of long life than other factors such as your weight or whether you drink. Watch the talk to find out more.

Bridge has also been identified in this article as a great activity for older people to combat loneliness.

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
COMPETITION DATES & RESULTS

THE 2018 RUIA CUP

MULTIPLE TEAMS COMPETITION

This takes place over 3 sessions

at Palatine Road.

 

Round 2  is TONIGHT!   

TUESDAY 19th JUNE

 

Round 3 TUESDAY 10th JULY

Make sure the dates are in your diaries!
 

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

Tel: 0161 445 3712 or jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB  30 Palatine Road, Didsbury M20 3JJ

(Please note this competition is being held on Tuesdays )

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RUIA CUP 2018 - RESULTS AFTER ROUND 1


Eve Lighthill’s team took a commanding lead in the first round of the Ruia
Cup, winning every match.


Eve Lighthill (Bob Cooke,Elena and Marcello Rosenbaum) +68imps
Barbara Lewis ( Alec Smalley,Irene Davies, Linda Williams) +34 imps
Paul Hackett (Bhim Ruia,Martin Taylor,Justin Hackett) +17 imps
Josh Clarke (Richard Bowdery, Raymond Semp, Rodney Lighton) +5 imps
Andy Green (Haidee Tattersall, John Moran, Simon Alexander) -18 imps
Ted Cadman (Iain Mackie, Simon Townsend, Anne Super) -52 imps
Vera Lowson (Stephen Fernley,Richard Cross,Carol McKinnon) -54 imps

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

♦ TUESDAY 19th JUNE

RUIA CUP Round 2

MULTIPLE TEAMS EVENT

at MBC Palatine Road 7.30pm

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♥ SUNDAY 1st JULY

OLLIE'S SEMINAR WORKSHOP

at 2.30pm - Palatine Road

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♦ TUESDAY 10th JULY

RUIA CUP Round 3 (Final)

MULTIPLE TEAMS EVENT

at MBC Palatine Road 7.30pm

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  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 1st JULY

2.30pm to 5pm

(at Palatine Road Venue)

 

"SITUATIONS WHERE YOU BID THE ENEMY SUIT!”

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.  

Forward Dates for the Summer Term

Sunday 5th August   2.30pm to 5pm

(New Autumn term dates coming soon….)

 

TUESDAY 19th JUNE
TUESDAY 19th JUNE

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

(This week "tba"!)

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 20th JUNE

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EVERY WEDNESDAY

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

(plus a separate Supervised Play Class for Improvers)

BOTH SESSIONS NOW RELOCATED BACK TO PALATINE ROAD

THURSDAY 21st JUNE
THURSDAY 21st JUNE

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!

MONDAY 25th JUNE (Daytime)
MONDAY 25th JUNE (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 this week, then duplicate aiming to finish by 4.15pm.

 Dave's topic is

"tba"

Guests always welcome & Partners found!

MONDAY 25th JUNE (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.)

Results
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 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
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson from David at 7.30pm
Calendar
Tue 19th Jun 2018
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Tue 19th Jun 2018
RUIA CUP Round Two - 7.30pm @ Palatine Road
Wed 20th Jun 2018
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 20th Jun 2018
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 21st Jun 2018
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Sun 24th Jun 2018
SUMMER INTERMEDIATE PAIRS @ ABC
Mon 25th Jun 2018
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Dave's topic is "tba"
Mon 25th Jun 2018
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Including the 2018 Tony Wood Cup Duplicate Pairs competition from May to end of August.
Tue 26th Jun 2018
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 27th Jun 2018
BILL HUGHES NORTH WEST SIM PAIRS 7.30pm
Wed 27th Jun 2018
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 28th Jun 2018
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Sun 1st Jul 2018
OLLIE WORKSHOP / SEMINAR at 2.30pm (Palatine Rd)
Sun 1st Jul 2018
FIFA WORLD CUP - 14/6 to 15/7
Sat 7th Jul 2018
FIFA WORLD CUP - 14/6 to 15/7