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Welcome to

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

 

 

Now firmly established in our new home premises at

81 WELLINGTON ROAD, FALLOWFIELD, MANCHESTER M14 6BN

(See yellow tab 2nd from top left for directions)

Ring the club on 0161 445 3712  or Dave on 07717 252114 for any clarification

or email daviddebbage@hotmail.co.uk

 

MCBA INTERMEDIATE SWISS PAIRS

 
26 pairs from various clubs in the area had a very enjoyable afternoon playing Swiss Pairs at the Club on March 24th.
Congratulations to the winners Wendy Burton and Angela Ashleigh, with Susan Bloor and Sue Ralph in second place, only just ahead of third placed Annie Curtis and Jackie Lowrie.
Full results can be found on the club websites of Manchester, Larkhill and Altrincham.
 

Winners

Winners Wendy Burton and Angela Ashleigh

third

Third Annie Curtis and Jackie Lowrie

EBU ARTICLE

4 Mar 2019

Rare Bridge Mention on BBC Sport

This weekend saw a rare Bridge mention on the BBC website's sports pages, following one year ban handed to World Number one Bridge Player Geir Helgemo.

RESULTS

Eric Howarth Cup

Congratulations to the team of Catherine Draper, Andrew Petrie, David Debbage and Andrew Woodcock on winning the Eric Howarth Cup held at the Deva.

(03/03/2019 Merseyside & Cheshire Bridge Association)

RESULTS

Hubert Phillips

Congratulations to John Holland, Alan Mould, Jeff Smith and Jackie Pye who have reached the final of the Hubert Phillips with a good win over Heather Dhondy's team.  This team has now reached the final in two of the last three years.

Green Point Pairs

Manchester's Annual Green Point Pairs was held at Altrincham on Saturday 2nd March.  Forty eight pairs competed with many MBC members taking part.
Full details and photos are on the MCBA website. Results are bottom right of this page.
RESULTS
RESULTS

The Cantor Cup

The 21st Cantor Cup Competition was held on Sunday 24th February at Manchester Bridge Club.  
21 pairs had an enjoyable and competitive afternoon, including afternoon tea with freshly baked scones. 
 
Full results and photos are on the MCBA website

 

RESULTS

Tollemache

Manchester finished third in the Tollemache Final at Coventry on February 16-17th.  The team was Michael Newman/John Holland, Jeff Morris/John Hassett, Catherine Draper/Andrew Woodcock, Alan Mould/Ollie Burgess.  After a poor day on Saturday where they were lying seventh at the end of the day they won all three matches on Sunday to move up to third place.  Best pair on the cross IMPs were John and Michael, followed by Catherine and Andrew.  Full results are on the EBU web site.

26 Feb 2019

England fifth at European Mixed Teams

The England team have finished fifth at the European Mixed Teams Championship in Lisbon, Portugal. It was an up-down-campaign that kept their supporters guessing until the very end. A great start, a fairly quiet couple of days in the middle that left them in danger of missing out, and a superb finish where they won seven out of the last eight matches. They have now qualified for the World Championships in Wuhan, China, in September. Congratulations to all the team!

(Full details on the EBU website)

RESULTS

Lederer Trophy

The annual invitation Lederer Trophy took place on 23-24th February at the RAC club in London.  There were many international stars playing in the various teams.  Manchester players in the Chairman's team were John Holland, Alan Mould and Gary Hyett with Graham Kirby, Ben Norton and Alex Roberts.  For the event web site click here.

21 Feb 2019

John Holland tops National Master Point list

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 six previous occasions, earned 26,361 points in 2018. Gary Hyett, was second with 21,699. 

John also topped the Gold Point list.

CONGRATULATIONS!

18 Feb 2019

England retains Junior Camrose & Peggy Bayer Trophies

 

For the third year in a row, England has retained both the Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer Trophies, which this year was hosted by Ireland at the weekend.

In the Junior Camrose, the England team finished with a total of 152.04, Scotland were second with 145.58.

In the Peggy Bayer competition, England were emphatic winners, finishing with a total of 171.33, 2nd placed Ireland finished on a total of 95.27.

Congratulations to both teams.

(Full details & photos on the EBU & MCBA websites)

NEWS

EBED Teacher's Course has celebrity guests!

The students at the latest EBED Teaching Course at Stretford Bridge Club were surprised to discover two members of the popular quiz show Eggheads were at the club at the same time.  Eleven students from local and far-flung places (two from Guernsey and one from Scotland) were all learning to become EBU bridge teachers under EBU tutor Mike Hickling as well as being fed and watered by Stretford BC Catering Manager Sheila Reynolds.
The two TV quizzers: Pat Gibson, currently the top quizzer in the country and the world and Dave ‘Tremendous Knowledge’ Rainford were taking part in the Quizzing Circuit monthly American Grand Prix quiz under the proctorship of Club Secretary Dave Tilley.  If you are interested in quizzing and would like to come and try a British or American Grand Prix quiz (held in Warrington on the first or second Saturday), contact Dave at tilsit@btinternet.com.  Entry is free for first-timers and many of the popular TV quizzers take part in the local heat from time to time.
Bridge Course
See if you can spot Irene and Barbara!
EBU ARTICLE

31 Jan 2019

Playing with novices and how it affects NGS grades

EBU Membership Campaign Officer Tim Anderson has written a new blog post looking at the how playing bridge with a novice affects your NGS grade.

In the blog, Tim addresses the worries of some players that playing with a novice will negatively impact their NGS rating and explains the options clubs have for holding novice sessions.

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! 

Current Competitions

2018 / 19 Club Championship

This Wednesday Evening Individual Player Contest runs from

May 1st  2018 until the end of April 2019

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2019 Geoff Nuttall Trophy

This Monday Evening Duplicate Individual Player Contest runs from

January 2019 until the end of April 2019

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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 David ahead of the session to ask him to find someone for you.

"We aim to please!!"

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 Dave know so he can make sure you are included.

If you would prefer not to be contacted please email Dave at the address below.

Tel: 0161 445 3712 or davedebbage@hotmail.co.uk

Thankyou.

Welcome to Manchester Bridge Club
LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE
LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE

HAVE YOU OFTEN THOUGHT...

"I'd love to learn how to play Bridge?"

........WELL NOW'S YOUR CHANCE!!

We are planning a new Beginners Course to start after Easter and would like to hear from anyone who would be interested in coming along.

Places are limited so please get in touch as quickly

as possible to express your interest.

Contact David on 0161 445 3712 or email him at daviddebbage@hotmail.com

Members - please let David know of anyone you know who may be interested.

SUNDAY 7th APRIL

at 6.30pm

plus SUPPER….

 

….followed by

£5 RELAXED DUPLICATE

at 7.30pm

 

“Come and join in Dave’s first (brief!) AGM news roundup ...it’s been quite a year!”

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

 OLLIE’S SEMINAR WORKSHOP

 

 

SUNDAY 14th APRIL

2.30pm to 5pm

(at Fallowfield venue)

 

 "ESTABLISHING A FORCING AUCTION AND EXPLORING THE BEST FINAL CONTRACT...

….... including Reverses, Responders Reverses & 4th Suit Forcing 

 

 

The seminar starts with a comprehensive topic discussion followed by specific practice hands which include notes on the correct bidding, leads 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.  

 

 

THE RUIA CUP MULTIPLE TEAMS COMPETITION 2019

This is taking place over 3 sessions

at Manchester Bridge Club at 7.30pm on

TUESDAY 14th MAY

TUESDAY 18th JUNE

TUESDAY 9th JULY

Start getting your teams together

and put the dates in your diaries!

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

Please enter your teams on the Entry Form at The Club

or let Dave know that you intend to enter.

(and/or that you are looking for teammates)

Tel: 07717 252 114 or daviddebbage@hotmail.co.uk

Manchester Bridge Club,  81 Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6BN

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 

 SUNDAY 7th APRIL

AGM, SUPPER & £5 DUPLICATE!

6.30pm

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 SUNDAY 14th APRI:

OLLIE'S SUNDAY SEMINAR / WORKSHOP

(See separate blog for topic)

2.30pm

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♣ TUESDAY 14TH MAY

TUESDAY 18TH JUNE

& TUESDAY 9TH JULY

THE RUIA CUP MULTIPLE TEAMS COMPETITION

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The New Home of Manchester Bridge Club

The Club is now well established in its new premises at 81 Wellington Road,Fallowfield M14 6BN. 
The club has its own private rooms within the Fallowfield Bowling and Lawn Tennis club. 
The main room is plushly appointed and nicely decorated with room for twelve tables. 
There is a small refurbished kitchen and a bar area which has room for a further half dozen or so tables. 
Car parking is plentiful with space available on Wellington Road if the car park is full. 
(For Directions look under the yellow tab "Club Information" top left of this page)
 
Main area

The Main Playing Area

 

Bar area

The Bar and Additional Playing Area

 

 

MONDAY 1st APRIL (pm)
MONDAY 1st APRIL (pm)

 

EVERY MONDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

(Including the 2019 Geoff Nuttall Trophy for individual players from January to end of April.)

TUESDAY 26th MARCH
TUESDAY 26th MARCH

EVERY TUESDAY EVENING

 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 27th MARCH

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 EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING

 CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

(plus a separate Supervised Play Class for Improvers)

THURSDAY 28th MARCH
THURSDAY 28th  MARCH

EVERY THURSDAY EVENING

SWISS PAIRS

Suitable for all - great fun!

 

MONDAY 1st APRIL (Daytime)
MONDAY 1st APRIL (Daytime)

EVERY MONDAY AFTERNOON

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!

Results
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
MCBA INTERMEDIATE SWISS PAIRS
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson 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
Calendar
Tue 26th Mar 2019
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 27th Mar 2019
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 27th Mar 2019
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 28th Mar 2019
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Includes the John Bird Memorial Trophy for individual winner achieving top 12 results between January and May.
Mon 1st Apr 2019
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 1st Apr 2019
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the Geoff Nuttall Trophy for an individual player from January to the end of April.
Tue 2nd Apr 2019
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 3rd Apr 2019
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 3rd Apr 2019
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 4th Apr 2019
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Includes the John Bird Memorial Trophy for individual winner achieving top 12 results between January and May.
Sun 7th Apr 2019
AGM, SUPPER & 5 DUPLICATE at 6.30pm
A brief roundup of the years events at 6.30pm with supper followed by 5 duplicate at 7.30pm. Come and join us our special annual event.
Mon 8th Apr 2019
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 8th Apr 2019
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the Geoff Nuttall Trophy for an individual player from January to the end of April.
Tue 9th Apr 2019
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 10th Apr 2019
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm