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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.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/45328519

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The 78-year-old whose "persistence" helped convince Asian Games organisers to include bridge wins bronze.

North Wales Green Point Swiss Pairs
Sunday Oct 7th
Northop Hall, Mold, Nr Chester.

Click here for details

13 Sep 2018 | Internationals

Premier League started last weekend (16/17th Sept)

The Premier League started last weekend, with 28 teams competing across the three divisions.

The second and third weekends take place on 27th/28th October and 3rd/4th November.

In addition to this being a prestigious competition in its own right, it serves as a trial with the winners of the First Division earning selection to represent England in one weekend of the Camrose Trophy.

  • Competition information; Results
  • 17 Sep 2018 | Internationals

    MBC Team come second in Round 1

    The team of Janet de Botton, David Bakhshi, Espen Erichsen, Glyn Liggins, Artur Malinowski & Tom Townsend lead the First Division after the first weekend of the Premier League. They ended the first round-robin with a 13.85 VP lead over the team of Jeff Morris, John Hassett, Tom Slater & Alec Smalley (Catherine Draper and Andrew Woodcock will join the team in later rounds).

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The Crockfords Cup

The mainly Manchester team of John Holland, Alan Mould, Michael Byrne and Kieran Dyke finished third in the eight team final of the English National KO competition which was held in Solihull on 1st-2nd September.  Michael and Kieran were the second best pair on cross IMPs.  Full results are on the EBU web site.

24 Aug 2018

Hackett & Taylor win at Northern Midweek Congress

The Northern Midweek Congress saw its highest entry for five years, with Harrogate the venue for three days of weekday bridge.

The two-day Championship Pairs on 21st - 22nd August was won by Justin Hackett & Martin Taylor who finished with 60.00%.  Full results are on the EBU web site.

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB PLANS

Dear Member,

 
As you are probably aware the Manchester Bridge Club will be vacating our Palatine Road premises at the beginning of 2019.
Of course it is with great sadness that we do so, but we can reflect that Palatine Road has been a wonderful venue for 40 years – for which we will be having a celebratory party this Autumn.
In the meantime all our activities will be as normal with the club premises being available for matches, county events and meetings, afternoon rubber bridge and Wednesday night duplicate and play class.
On Mondays,Tuesdays and Thursdays the club will still be using the Casino until the end of the year.
It is our intention to continue the Manchester Bridge Club activities in different premises in 2019 and we are currently looking at some options. However, if members of the club have any suggestions, we would be happy to investigate.
 

Best Wishes 

Jeff Morris and Dave Debbage

Manchester Bridge Club

Mobile: 07960 871035

Tel: 0161 445 3712

TIPS FOR IMPROVERS

***NEW MONTH.....

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

(See the yellow tab above left "NEW - TIPS FOR AUGUST 2018")

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.

15 Aug 2018

Hacketts second in India

Jason and Justin Hackett have finished second in the Pairs competition at the annual HCL International Bridge Championship in New Delhi. India's most prestigious congress attracts an international field, and Jason and Justin were beaten only by the Russian pair of George Matushko & Dmitry Rogov.

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!
 
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!

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 Cheadle Royal Cup

This Monday Evening Duplicate Pairs Contest is running from

September 2018 until the end of December 2018

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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!!"

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. 

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

TWO NEW 4 WEEK BRIDGE BIDDING MODULES STARTING!

  MONDAY 8th OCTOBER at 11am

and

  TUESDAY 9th OCTOBER at 7.30pm

(in the Card Room at The Grosvenor Casino, Parrs Wood)

These are designed for newcomers

who have completed Module One on Play

but are also a great opportunity for existing players to brush up on modern bidding techniques including 5 card majors.

Lessons last for approximately 2 hours with a break for refreshments provided by the club at half time.

Please contact Jeff or Dave at the Club on 0161 445 3712 or email jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk for details and to secure your place.

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

♠  TUESDAY 25th SEPTEMBER #3

EVE LIGHTHILL CUP Final Round

Palatine Road 7.30pm

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 SUNDAY 7th OCTOBER

SUNDAY 11th NOVEMBER

and

SUNDAY 9th DECEMBER

OLLIE'S SEMINAR WORKSHOPS

at 2.30pm - Palatine Road

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 SUNDAY 2nd DECEMBER

BEN FRANKS PAIRS

at Palatine Road

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 SUNDAY 16th DECEMBER

SANTA CLAUS PAIRS

at Palatine Road

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MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

 OLLIE’S NEXT SEMINAR WORKSHOP

SUNDAY 7th OCTOBER

2.30pm to 5pm

(at Palatine Road Venue)

 

"FORCING or NON-FORCING?

Looking at Modern 21st Century Bidding Agreements!”

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 Autumn Term

Sunday 11th November

Sunday 9th December

 

MONDAY 24th SEPTEMBER (Daytime)
MONDAY 24th SEPTEMBER (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, then duplicate aiming to finish by 4.15pm.

Guests always welcome & Partners found!

Monday afternoon extra lessons!

MONDAY 24th SEPTEMBER (pm)

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EVERY MONDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

(at our Parrs Wood Casino Venue)

(Including the 2018 Cheadle Royal Cup Duplicate Pairs competition from Sept to end of December.)

TUESDAY 25th SEPTEMBER
TUESDAY 25th SEPTEMBER

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

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 26th SEPTEMBER

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 EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

(plus a separate Supervised Play Class for Improvers)

(Both sessions at Palatine Road)

THURSDAY 27th SEPTEMBER
THURSDAY 27th SEPTEMBER

EVERY THURSDAY EVENING

SWISS PAIRS

(at our Parrs Wood Casino Venue)

Suitable for all - great fun!

 

Results
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE 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
EVE LIGHTHILL CUP Round 2 at 7.30pm
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Calendar
Mon 24th Sep 2018
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 24th Sep 2018
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the 2018 Cheadle Royal Cup Duplicate Pairs competition from September to end of December.
Mon 24th Sep 2018
Beginners Course Module 1 Week 4 @ 11am
Tue 25th Sep 2018
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson from David at 7.30pm
Tue 25th Sep 2018
EVE LIGHTHILL CUP Round 3 at 7.30pm
At Palatine Road
Tue 25th Sep 2018
Beginners Course Module 1 Week 4 @ 7.30pm
Casino Venue
Wed 26th Sep 2018
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
At Palatine Road
Wed 26th Sep 2018
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
At Palatine Road
Thu 27th Sep 2018
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Mon 1st Oct 2018
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Jeff Morris at 1pm
Mon 1st Oct 2018
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the 2018 Cheadle Royal Cup Duplicate Pairs competition from September to end of December.
Tue 2nd Oct 2018
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 3rd Oct 2018
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
At Palatine Road
Wed 3rd Oct 2018
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
At Palatine Road
Thu 4th Oct 2018
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm