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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.

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

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.

Northern League

Manchester teams played the second round of four of the Northern league on Saturday 11th August at Bradford, Leeds and Bradford in the A, B and C divisions respectively.  In the C Division Manchester 1 won again to increase their lead, Manchester 2 improved their position compared to the previous round.  In the A division Manchester 2 did well to finish second on the day ahead of Manchester 1, Manchester 1 actually increased their lead at the top of the table.  Unfortunately in the B division Manchester had a poor day and dropped to fourth overall.

Teams were A Division: Manchester 1 John Holland/Alan Mould, John Currie/Rodney Lighton, Irving & Joy Blakey, Alec Smalley/Michael Newman.  Manchester 2 Kath & Alan Nelson, Raymond Semp/Henry Bissell, Nicholas Greer/John Parsons, John Roberts/Pete Foster.  John and Alan topped the cross-IMPs with Raymond and Henry, John and Pete, Alec and Michael also doing well.

B Division: Eve Lighthill/Howard Kay, Andy Green/David Sarabowski, Steve Mattinson/Rod Franks, Jeanne & Ron Bayly.  Steve and Rod were our best pair on cross-IMPs.

C Division: Manchester 1 Stephen Ward/Michael Wymer, Victor Ridding/Mary Green, Elena & Marcelo Rosenbaum, Phillip Taylor/Josh Clarke.  Manchester 2 George Leigh/John Moran, Wei Che Tham/Daniel Kelsall, Gordon Bickley/Ann Farquhar, Sally Bray/Judith Dunkerley.  Elena and Marcelo, Gordon and Ann, Phillip and Josh, Stephen and Michael, Victor and Mary were all positive on cross-IMPs.

All results are on the NBL web site (may need a refresh F5 to see latest results)
TIPS FOR IMPROVERS

***NEW MONTH.....

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

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

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.

RESULTS

Scarborough Summer Congress

Congratulations to John Holland who won the teams at Scarborough on the 27th July with Jackie Pye, Jeremy Dhondy and Bill Hirst and to Gary Hyett who was third in the Seniors Pairs on 26th July with Alan Cooke.  Gary and Alan were also third in the Swiss Pairs on 28-29th July.

THE MICHELLE BRUNNER

CHARITY MEMORIAL EVENT

at Manchester Bridge Club

 

SATURDAY 21st JULY 2018

 

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Sixteen teams of 4 took place in this memorial pivot teams event and a really pleasurable competitive session was enjoyed by everyone.

Thank you to Henry for directing so well (and for free!), to David for organising everything in Jeff's absence, to Simon for his auctioning and raffle skills and to all the backroom boys and girls who worked so hard to ensure things ran smoothly.....and to all those people who so generously donated bottles and gifts to ensure the charities do well.

(Not to mention Dave D and Michael B who generously auctioned themselves in order to add to the pot!!)

 

 

WINNERS

 

1st Place -  John Holland, Jeff Smith, Jackie Pye 

& Alan Mould

2nd Place - Rodney Lighton, Michael Newman, Sally Brock 

& Axel Johannsson

3rd Place - Tracy Capal, David Flacks, John Parsons 

& John Stell

 

INTERMEDIATE TROPHY WINNERS

 

 

 Iain Mackie, Hilary Boydell, Rose Davenport 

& Simon Townsend,

 

The final amount raised in aid of St Ann's Hospice and The Christie was

£1860

to be shared equally between the two charities.

FANTASTIC!....Well Done Everyone.

 

 

 

St Ann's Hospice                     The Christie Logo 

                                            The Christie Charitable Fund Logo

Green Point Teams

There was a full house at Altrincham for the Green Point Teams on Sunday 22nd July, including visitors from the US and Australia.  However, the winners were the Southport team of Roger Allison, Peter Richmond, Bill & Liz Wattleworth who won their last two matches against illustrious opposition to finish ahead of Bernard & Rhona Goldenfield, Joy & Irving Blakey, with Karen McCallum, Axel Johannsson, Alan Mould and Michael Newman third.
(Full results, details & photos are on the MCBA website www.manchesterbridge.org.uk )

Two medals and other good results for England at the 14th European Youth Pairs Championship held in Opatija, Croatia 11-18th July 2018

England's Juniors have enjoyed a successful trip to Croatia for the European Youth Pairs Championships, leaving with two bronze medals and a number of other good results.

In the President's Cup - the consolation event alongside the Pairs Championships -  Joshua Clarke & Henry Bissell finished in eighth place!

 

Crockfords

Congratulations to John Holland, Alan Mould, Michael Byrne and Kieran Dyke (London) who have won their fourth round Crockford's match qualifying them for the multi-team final to be held in Solihull in September.

NICKO

And then there was one! The MBC Team of Michael Byrne, Gary Hyett, John Holland, Alan Mould (also Michael Newman) beat Allendale and are now the only county team left in the competition. They will now play Tunbridge Wells in the semi-final.
 
CONGRATULATIONS!
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 Tony Wood Cup

This Monday Evening Duplicate Pairs Contest is running from

May 2018 until the end of August 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. 

(These will continue to be available after the club move on January 2nd 2018)

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

 
 
 
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 SUNDAY 2nd SEPTEMBER

OLLIE'S SEMINAR WORKSHOP

at 2.30pm - Palatine Road

*************

♠  TUESDAY 4th SEPTEMBER

EVE LIGHTHILL CUP #1

Palatine Road 7.30pm

UPCOMING EVENT

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THE EVE LIGHTHILL CUP 2018

SWISS TEAMS COMPETITION

Open to All

To be held over three sessions

 on TUESDAYS at PALATINE ROAD

at 7.30pm

 

TUESDAY 4th SEPTEMBER

TUESDAY 11th SEPTEMBER

TUESDAY 25th SEPTEMBER

(Note: Not being held on 18th September)

 

Please enter your team of four

on the Registration Form at the Casino 

 or let Jeff / Dave know.

(Substitutes are allowed if required)

 

 

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

 OLLIE’S NEXT SEMINAR WORKSHOP

  

SUNDAY  2nd SEPTEMBER

2.30pm to 5pm

(at Palatine Road Venue)

 

"KILLER DEFENCE vs KILLER DECLARER PLAY ....... WHO WILL WIN?!"

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.  

NEW!!!   Forward Dates for the Autumn Term 

Sunday 7th October    2.30pm to 5pm

Sunday 11th November   2.30pm to 5pm

Sunday 9th December   2.30pm to 5pm

 

MONDAY 20th AUGUST (Daytime)
MONDAY 20th AUGUST (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 20th AUGUST (pm)

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EVERY MONDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

(at our Parrs Wood Casino Venue)

(Including the 2018 Tony Wood Cup Duplicate Pairs competition from May to end of August.)

TUESDAY 21st AUGUST
TUESDAY 21st AUGUST

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 22nd AUGUST

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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 23rd AUGUST
THURSDAY 23rd AUGUST

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
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson from David 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
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson from David at 7.30pm
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Calendar
Mon 20th Aug 2018
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 20th Aug 2018
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the 2018 Tony Wood Cup Duplicate Pairs competition from May to end of August.
Tue 21st Aug 2018
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson from David at 7.30pm
Wed 22nd Aug 2018
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 22nd Aug 2018
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 23rd Aug 2018
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Mon 27th Aug 2018
BANK HOLIDAY Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 27th Aug 2018
BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the 2018 Tony Wood Cup Duplicate Pairs competition from May to end of August.
Tue 28th Aug 2018
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson from David at 7.30pm
Wed 29th Aug 2018
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 29th Aug 2018
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 30th Aug 2018
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Sun 2nd Sep 2018
OLLIE WORKSHOP / SEMINAR 2.30pm
Mon 3rd Sep 2018
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 3rd Sep 2018
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the 2018 Cheadle Royal Cup Duplicate Pairs competition from September to end of December.