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"Get the kids off the street!"

This refers to running trumps early. One of the worst things that can happen to declarer is having an ace or king you thought was a winner get trumped by opponents. As long as opponents hold trumps, they’re a risk. Sometimes you need to work on a side suit early, to set up later winners or so that you can trump losers in the dummy but once that’s done, get back to the business of running the opponents out of trumps!

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THE HIGSON CUP & PLATE
THE HIGSON CUP & PLATE

THE HIGSON CUP & PLATE FINALS

was held at Manchester Bridge Club on

SUNDAY 26th April at 1.30pm

(Results are bottom right of this page)

"CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS"

 

TIPS FOR IMPROVERS
TIPS FOR IMPROVERS

NEW MONTH...

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

(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'.

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

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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THE MARTIN BRAID MEMORIALTROPHY EVENT
THE MARTIN BRAID MEMORIALTROPHY EVENT

SATURDAY 25th APRIL 2015

MARTIN BRAID MEMORIAL TROPHY

SWISS PIVOT TEAMS COMPETITION

(Photos & Results are posted under the yellow tab, top left of this page)

"WHAT A  SUCCESSFUL AND ENJOYABLE EVENT!

....A MEMORABLE AFTERNOON!"

The Raffle raised a magnificent £320 (and climbing)

which will be donated to The British Heart Foundation

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Congratulations to all - a great result all round.

THE RUIA CUP
THE RUIA CUP

THE RUIA CUP SWISS TEAMS COMPETITION

This is taking place over

three sessions on

THURSDAY 14th MAY

THURSDAY 11th JUNE

THURSDAY 9th JULY

Start getting your teams together and get the dates into your diaries!

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

Please enter your teams on the Entry Form on the Club Notice Board

or let Jeff know that you intend to enter or are looking for teammates.

(The regular weekly Swiss Pairs will not be affected by this competition and will be held as usual on each of these dates.)

BEN BEEVER'S SUNDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP SEMINARS
BEN  BEEVER'S SUNDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP SEMINARS
 
Sunday Seminar Workshops
3.15pm to 5.30pm
(See new dates added below)
 
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 10th MAY

"SQUEEZES"

(An Introduction)

Performing a squeeze is one of the most satisfying plays in the game. Here we shed some light on this mysterious technique and show how anyone can do one if they follow a few fairly simple principles.

 

SUNDAY 31st MAY

"5 CARD MAJORS"

Most of the bridge world use a bidding system where 1H/S openings promise at least 5 cards in the suit. In this lesson we take a look at the common ones that do this and have a go at one of your choosing, noting the advantages of this agreement.

Plus new dates.........
SUNDAY 21st JUNE
SUNDAY 12th JULY
SUNDAY 26th JULY
.....topics to be announced.
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.

Michael Byrne and Mike Bell have won the pairs competition at the prestigious Yeh Bros event in Shanghai last week!

After coming through two qualifying rounds they dominated the final, finishing 136 IMPs clear of the other nine pairs after 27 boards. Paul Hackett, playing with Irishman Tom Hanlon, was second. In the consolation final Barry Myers and Sally Brock were third.

The two English teams had earlier failed to reach the knockout stages of the teams event. The field featured teams from the world's strongest bridge nations, invited as a result of good performances in World and European competitions, and was won by the China Open team

CONGRATULATIONS ALL ROUND!

He's done it again!!
He's done it again!!

John Holland tops Master Point list yet again!

Congratulations to John Holland who has won the Sunday Telegraph Salver for the most Master Points accumulated in the calendar year for the fourth time.

John, who also won this award in 2009, 2012 and 2013, gained a total of 28,824 points in 2014.

AMAZING!

(Full details are on the EBU website www.ebu.co.uk )

HAPPY MONDAY AFTERNOONS!
HAPPY MONDAY AFTERNOONS!

THIS AFTERNOON!

MONDAY 27th APRIL

at 1pm. (prompt!)

Come and play in our enjoyable

Afternoon Supervised Duplicate

with a brief lesson at 1pm

then duplicate aiming to finish by 4.15pm.

David's topic will be 

"Jacoby 2NT"

....a "must have" weapon in your bridge arsenal!

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

JUST FOR IMPROVERS!!

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 there's 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

THIS WEEK - SUPER SUPPER!!

THURSDAY 30th APRIL 2015

at 7.30pm

SWISS PAIRS

Suitable for Experts & Improvers alike!

.........and tonight with

Fish. Chips & Garden Peas!!

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 26th Apr 2015
MCBA HIGSON PLATE FINAL at 1.30pm
Sun 26th Apr 2015
Higson Cup Final
Thu 23rd Apr 2015
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Wed 22nd Apr 2015
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 21st Apr 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Mon 20th Apr 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.15pm
Mon 20th Apr 2015
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Thu 16th Apr 2015
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Wed 15th Apr 2015
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 14th Apr 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Calendar
Mon 27th Apr 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.15pm
David's topic this week is "Jacoby 2NT".
Mon 27th Apr 2015
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 28th Apr 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 28th Apr 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 29th Apr 2015
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 29th Apr 2015
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Wed 29th Apr 2015
Beginner's Foundation Card Play Course #3 at 7.30pm
Week 3 - Trumps
Thu 30th Apr 2015
SWISS PAIRS FOR ALL with Fish, Chips & Garden Peas!
Great Fun - suitable for all standards and tonight with Fish, Chips & Garden Peas!
Mon 4th May 2015
Bank Holiday Monday Any Questions at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate
Mon 4th May 2015
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 5th May 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 5th May 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 6th May 2015
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 6th May 2015
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Wed 6th May 2015
Beginner's Foundation Card Play Course #4 at 7.30pm
Week 4 - Further Principles of Good Card Play
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