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"YOU SHOULD NEVER JUMP WITH A TWO SUITED HAND".

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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.

2014 Club Annual Review

The AGM was held on Sunday 4th January where Jeff gave his Review of the Clubs' exceptional year.

Bridget then produced a magnificnt complimentary buffet followed by some enjoyable New Year Duplicate.

The Annual Review can be seen by clicking on the second yellow tab at the top of this page.

It makes very interesting reading!

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 DECEMBER................

(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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BEN BEEVER'S SUNDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP SEMINARS
BEN  BEEVER'S SUNDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP SEMINARS
THIS 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 1st FEBRUARY 

"ACCURATE HAND EVALUATION"

(Suitable for Intermediate Level upwards)

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 & Intermediate Level upwards)

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 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.
WELL DONE SARAH!

Lady Milne Trials Success!

Sarah O'Connor, playing with Anne Rosen of London has finished second in the Lady Milne Trials and so earns the right to be selected onto the National EBU team when the event is held in April in Birmingham. 
This will be Sarah's first appearance on the full England team, although she has previously represented England U25s and girls teams, and played in the Ladies invitation event in China in 2013.

Sarah now lives in London but is still registered as a Manchester Bridge Club player and visits us when she can.
The trials were held at Richmond Bridge Club on 23-25th January, full results are on the EBU web site.
NATIONAL PAIRS CONTEST
NATIONAL PAIRS CONTEST

The first round of the National Pairs Competition was held at the Club on Thursday 22nd January.

Three pairs have won their place in the next heat, the Northern Regional Final, which will be held on 15th March at Bradford Bridge Club.

Michael Byrne & Rodney Lighton

Tracy Capal & Tom Cohen

David Debbage & Peter Carey-Yard

The competition culminates in the National Final where the top 50 pairs from the country will compete.

Watch this space!! ..........

HAPPY MONDAY AFTERNOONS!
HAPPY MONDAY AFTERNOONS!

MONDAY 2nd FEBRUARY at 1pm.....

(Thanks to all for being prompt last week!)

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.

David's topic is "Second Hand Plays Low

unless covering an Honour with an Honour"

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

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 FEBRUARY 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.

Results
Thu 29th Jan 2015
SWISS PAIRS FOR ALL with CURRY & RICE!
Wed 28th Jan 2015
Wednesday Evening Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 27th Jan 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Mon 26th Jan 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
Mon 26th Jan 2015
Monday Evening Duplicate at 7.30pm
Thu 22nd Jan 2015
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Thu 22nd Jan 2015
NATIONAL PAIRS HEAT at 7.30pm
Wed 21st Jan 2015
Wednesday Evening Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 20th Jan 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Mon 19th Jan 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
Calendar
Sun 1st Feb 2015
BEN BEEVER SUNDAY WORKSHOP SEMINAR AT 3.15pm
The topic this time is "ACCURATE HAND EVALUATION"
Mon 2nd Feb 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
David's topic this week is to "Second Hand plays Low unless covering an Honour with an Honour?"
Mon 2nd Feb 2015
Monday Evening Duplicate at 7.30pm
Mon 2nd Feb 2015
Beginner's Foundation Card Play Course #4 at 1pm
Week 4 - Further Principles of Good Card Play
Tue 3rd Feb 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 3rd Feb 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class with Lesson at 7.30pm
Tue 3rd Feb 2015
Foundation Bidding & Bidding Refresher Course #5 at 7.30pm
Lesson 5 - Conventional Bids & Further Bidding Practice
Wed 4th Feb 2015
SIM Pairs at 7.30pm
Wed 4th Feb 2015
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play at 7.30pm
Wed 4th Feb 2015
Beginner's Foundation Card Play Course #5 at 7.30pm
Week 5 - Rules & Scoring of Bridge
Thu 5th Feb 2015
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Suitable for all standards - Great Fun!
Mon 9th Feb 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
David's topic this week is "Which card to play in 3rd seat & Summary of 2nd and 3rd Hand Play"
Mon 9th Feb 2015
Monday Evening Duplicate at 7.30pm
Mon 9th Feb 2015
Beginner's Foundation Card Play Course #5 at 1pm
Week 5 - Rules & Scoring of Bridge
Tue 10th Feb 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
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