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WEDNESDAY 24th DECEMBER

THURSDAY 25th DECEMBER

FRIDAY 26TH DECEMBER

WEDNESDAY 31st DECEMBER

THURSDAY 1st JANUARY

 

...... but OPEN AS USUAL on all other days

between Christmas and New Year.

"May we wish you all a happy and healthy festive season"

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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.

NEW YEAR BIDDING & REFRESHER COURSE

FOUNDATION BIDDING & REFRESHER COURSE STARTING

TUESDAY 6th JANUARY

at 7.30pm

Ideal for any player, new or old, who wants to refresh & update their bidding techniques.

This 5 week Course covers all aspects of Basic Bidding.

Each lesson finishes by 10pm with a break at half time for refreshments provided by the Club.

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 this essential course or for further information

please contact Jeff or Dave at the Club on 0161 445 3712

or email jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

JANUARY BEGINNERS COURSES

 

What’s your New Year Resolution for 2015?

Why not plan to have fun and learn how to play the wonderful game of Bridge?

You’ll make new friends,

enjoy a great social life….

…..and learn something new and exciting!!

 

Beginners 5 Week Foundation Courses Starting on

WEDNESDAY 7th JANUARY at 7.30pm

and also on

MONDAY 12th JANUARY at 1pm

These courses teach you everything you need to know to get started.

Each lesson lasts around two and a half hours with refreshments half way through provided by the Club.

“You can come along on your own …….

or bring a friend and learn together”

For more information or to enrol please contact Jeff or David on 0161 445 3712

or e-mail jeff@manchesterbridge.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

TIPS FOR IMPROVERS
TIPS FOR IMPROVERS

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

(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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SANTA CLAUS PAIRS RESULTS
SANTA CLAUS PAIRS RESULTS
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

4TH JANUARY 2015

6.30pm

Please come and join us for a brief round-up of the Club News, Comments & Successes over the last 12 months. This will include complimentary Buffet Bites followed by Duplicate at only £5.

All welcome - partners found.

The Peter Ader Memorial Trophy
The Peter Ader Memorial Trophy

Congratulations to

Ollie Burgess and Mike Barlow

for winning this one session pairs event

held on Wednesday 17th December 2014.

They are pictured here being presented with the Memorial Trophy by Rhona Goldenfield

BEN BEEVER'S SUNDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP SEMINARS
BEN  BEEVER'S SUNDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP SEMINARS
Sunday Seminar Workshops
2015
3.15pm to 5.30pm
 
Many thanks to Ben for providing such interesting workshops this year. More topics are now in the diary for 2015.......see below
 

SUNDAY 18th JANUARY 

 "WHEN TO DRAW TRUMPS?"

(Suitable for Improver and Intermediate level)

Working out whether to draw trumps immediately is a crucial skill every aspiring player needs to have. This lesson will explain how to decide.
 

SUNDAY 1st FEBRUARY 

"ACCURATE HAND EVALUATION"

(Suitable for Intermediate and Advanced level)

High Card Points are sometimes a long way off describing the strength of the hand. In this lesson you will see how to adjust the points (both up and down) in order to judge whether you should be in Part-score, Game or Slam!

 

SUNDAY 15th FEBRUARY

"HOLDING UP & DANGER HANDS"

(Suitable for Improver and Intermediate level)

The ‘hold-up’ is a technique regularly used by good declarers in order to make it harder for the defenders to take lots of tricks in a particular suit. In this lesson we cover this skill along with how to prevent a particular defender (the danger hand) gaining the lead!

 

SUNDAY 1st MARCH

 "TO COVER HONOURS OR NOT?"

(Suitable for Intermediate level)

‘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)

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.
HAPPY MONDAY AFTERNOONS!
HAPPY MONDAY AFTERNOONS!

MONDAY 22nd December at 1pm

Come and join us to play in our enjoyable

HAPPY MONDAYS CHRISTMAS PARTY

WITH FESTIVE QUIZ!

Afternoon Supervised Duplicate

with a brief lesson at the beginning.

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

JOIN US FOR THE LAST TUESDAY BEFORE CHRISTMAS

 on TUESDAY 23rd DECEMBER

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 8th JANUARY

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
Sun 21st Dec 2014
SANTA CLAUS PAIRS
Thu 18th Dec 2014
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm with Home Made Meat or Vegetable Pie, Chips and Peas!
Wed 17th Dec 2014
Peter Ader Trophy at 7.30pm
Tue 16th Dec 2014
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Mon 15th Dec 2014
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
Mon 15th Dec 2014
Monday Evening Duplicate at 7.30pm
Thu 11th Dec 2014
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Wed 10th Dec 2014
Wednesday Evening Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 9th Dec 2014
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Mon 8th Dec 2014
Brief Lesson with David Debbage at 1pm followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
Calendar
Mon 22nd Dec 2014
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm and a Christmas Party!
Join us for our Happy Monday Club Christmas Party with Festive Food and a Fun Quiz!
Mon 22nd Dec 2014
Monday Evening Duplicate at 7.30pm
Festive Food!
Tue 23rd Dec 2014
Tuesday Evening Festive Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Festivities tonight for the last Tuesday night before Christmas!
Tue 23rd Dec 2014
Tuesday Evening Festive Supervised Play Class with Lesson at 7.30pm
Festivities tonight for the last Tuesday night before Christmas!
Wed 24th Dec 2014
CLOSED
Thu 25th Dec 2014
CLOSED
Fri 26th Dec 2014
CLOSED
Mon 29th Dec 2014
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
David's topic is "Any Questions?".
Mon 29th Dec 2014
Monday Evening Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 30th Dec 2014
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 30th Dec 2014
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 31st Dec 2014
CLOSED
Thu 1st Jan 2015
CLOSED
Mon 5th Jan 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
David's topic this week is to be decided.
Mon 5th Jan 2015
Monday Evening Duplicate at 7.30pm
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