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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 'Information' tab

in the menu on the left.

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

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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MICHELLE BRUNNER CHARITY EVENT RESULTS
MICHELLE BRUNNER CHARITY EVENT RESULTS

Congratulations to Michael Byrne, Alan Mould, Sally Brock and Barry Myers who won this year's Charity event with a total of 89 VPs. In second place were Eve Lighthill, Raymond Semp, John Hassett and Jeff Morris.  The best placed non-expert team of Linda Williams, Hilary Boydell, Rose Davenport and Stephen Ward came a very creditable third in the overall rankings,  

And the best news of all is that we raised over £1,800 which will be shared between the Christie Hospital and St Anne's Hospice.

What a wonderful result........thankyou to everyone for their generous contributions! 

(Full results and more photos are under the yellow tab to the top left of this page marked "Michelle Brunner 2014")

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

THE EVE LIGHTHILL CUP 2014

This Annual Swiss Teams Event will take place over three consecutive Thursdays

Thursday 4th September

Thursday 11th September

Thursday 18th September

Please enter your team on the registration form on the club notice board

or contact Jeff on 0161 445 3712

(The weekly Swiss Pairs will also still be held as usual on these three Thursdays)

MORE GOOD NEWS.........

OUR YOUNG PLAYERS ENJOY CONTINUED SUCCESS AT EUROPEAN LEVEL!

Congratulations to Sarah O'Connor who has just finished sixth in the Mixed Pairs Under 25 European Championship in Germany. She then went on to win fifth place, with Sinead Bird, in the Girls Pairs which was a tough competion of 25 pairs from 10 countries!

We're so proud of you both!

RUIA CUP SWISS TEAMS COMPETITION
RUIA CUP SWISS TEAMS COMPETITION

2014 RUIA CUP SWISS TEAMS COMPETITION

The final session of three took place on

Thursday 10th July.

Congratulations to the winning team who won with a magnificent score of 94 VP's

Michael Byrne, Rodney Lighton, Gary Hyett, John Holland & Alan Mould

(Full details of all the results are under the yellow tab on the left hand side of this page marked Ruia Cup 2014)

STOP PRESS - FANTASTIC NEWS !

MBC Seniors win European Gold!......plus a Silver in the Ladies and a Bronze in the Open!!!

The England Senior Team have won the gold medal at the European Championships in Opatija, Croatia.

The team, including MBC members John Holland & Paul Hackett, finished 12 VPs clear of silver medalists Sweden with Poland third. This is England's first medal in this event and it also means they now qualify for the World Championships in Chennai next year.

Our other two teams have just finished playing and the Open team, which included Justin & Jason Hackett  from MBC, picked up a terrific Bronze Medal and Catherine Draper from MBC in the Ladies team won the Silver Medal!!

We couldn't be more proud than to have 5 members of our club representing their country in this prestigious event and all bringing home the medals - Brilliant!

BEN BEEVER'S SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTERMEDIATE SEMINAR WORKSHOPS
BEN  BEEVER'S SUNDAY AFTERNOON INTERMEDIATE SEMINAR WORKSHOPS
 
Sunday Seminar Workshops
3.15pm to 5.30pm

 
Sunday 17th August at 3.15pm
"Slam Practice"
14 Boards to let you practice your slam-bidding techniques, but beware - 12 tricks are not available on all of these hands so try to stay out of the bad ones!
 
Sunday 31st August at 3.15pm
"2C Openings"
Once in a while you have a hand that's too strong to open at the 1 level and is unsuitable for the 2NT opening.
This lesson will explain how to recognise and bid such hands, using an all-purpose strong, artificial 2C opening.
 
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.
 
 
SWISS PAIRS ON THURSDAYS
SWISS PAIRS ON THURSDAYS

THURSDAY 24th JULY

SWISS PAIRS

Suitable for Experts & Improvers alike!

Thursdays are now very popular due to it's friendly and 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.

HAPPY MONDAY AFTERNOONS!
HAPPY MONDAY AFTERNOONS!

MONDAY 28th JULY

Come and join us for the enjoyable

Afternoon Supervised Duplicate

with a brief lesson at 1pm

Dave's topic this week will be

"DOUBLES"

This lesson is at 1pm followed by the Duplicate at 1.30pm

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 NIGHT

IS ALWAYS

IMPROVERS NIGHT!!

There's so much going on here 

every Tuesday at 7.30pm!

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

Results
Tue 22nd Jul 2014
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate
Mon 21st Jul 2014
Brief Lesson with David Debbage at 1pm followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
Mon 21st Jul 2014
Monday Evening Duplicate
Mon 21st Jul 2014
Ruia Cup 2014
Sat 19th Jul 2014
Michelle Brunner Memorial Charity Event
Thu 17th Jul 2014
SWISS PAIRS for ALL
Wed 16th Jul 2014
Wednesday Evening Duplicate
Tue 15th Jul 2014
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate
Mon 14th Jul 2014
Brief Lesson with David Debbage at 1pm followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
Mon 14th Jul 2014
Monday Evening Duplicate
Calendar
Wed 23rd Jul 2014
Wednesday Evening Duplicate
Wed 23rd Jul 2014
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class
Thu 24th Jul 2014
SWISS PAIRS for ALL
Suitable for all standards - Great Fun!
Mon 28th Jul 2014
Brief Lesson with David Debbage at 1.30 followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
David's lesson topic is "Doubles".
Mon 28th Jul 2014
Monday Evening Duplicate
Tue 29th Jul 2014
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate
Tue 29th Jul 2014
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class
Wed 30th Jul 2014
British Summer SIM Pairs
Wed 30th Jul 2014
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class
Thu 31st Jul 2014
SWISS PAIRS for ALL with Spaghetti Bolognaise, Garlic Bread & Salad (+ Veggie option)
Suitable for all standards - Great Fun!
Sun 17th Aug 2014
Ben Beever Sunday Afternoon Intermediate Workshop at 3.15pm
Ben's topic this time is "SLAM PRACTICE". (See Home Page for full details)
Mon 25th Aug 2014
BANK HOLIDAY
Sun 31st Aug 2014
Ben Beever Sunday Afternoon Intermediate Workshop at 3.15pm
Ben's topic this time is "2 CLUB OPENINGS"! (See Home Page for full details)
Thu 4th Sep 2014
The Eve Lighthill Cup - Round 1
This Annual Cup Competition will take place over three consecutive Thursday nights - 4th, 11th and 18th September
Thu 4th Sep 2014
SWISS PAIRS FOR ALL - as usual
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