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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.

INTERNATIONAL NEWS

9 Apr 2018 | Internationals

England wins the Camrose Trophy

England has won the Camrose Trophy, regaining the title and earning a 52nd outright victory in the 75 year history of the event.

The team of Janet de Botton, Artur Malinowski, Espen Erichsen, Glyn Liggins, David Bakhshi, Tom Townsend, and NPC Alan Mould, were top scorers on the second weekend (held five weeks later than originally planned after snow caused its postponement). Added to the 4.93 VP lead gained on the first weekend, England finished 12.93 ahead of Ireland, with the CBAI team in third.

RESULTS

Garden Cities Regional Finals

Congratulations to the Manchester Bridge Club team of David Debbage, Michael Newman, Andrew Woodcock, Catherine Draper, Edward Levy, Robert Myers, John Hassett and Jeff Morris who won the Northern heat at Bradford and qualify for the National finals in June.  Catherine and Andrew headed the cross IMPs.  Full results are on the EBU web site.

RESULTS

MCBA INTERMEDIATE PAIRS

SUNDAY 8th APRIL

 

Twenty One Pairs played in this tournament of whom nine pairs were MBC members.

Everyone enjoyed a very pleasant afternoon.

Congratulations to Susan Triggs and Graham Winn who came joint second.

(Full details and photos are on the MCBA Website  www.manchesterbridge.org.uk )

 

RESULTS

Northern Easter Festival

At Leeds on 30-31st March Alan Mould and John Holland won the Swiss Pairs with Bernard and Rhona Goldenfield third.  In the mixed pairs on Thursday John Holland and Jackie Pye were second.  Full results are on the EBU web site.
TIPS FOR IMPROVERS

***NEW MONTH.....

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

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

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.

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!

EBU ARTICLE

6 Feb 2018 | Clubs | Education

Playing bridge could contribute to a long life

A TED talk has outlined that the social interaction which comes from activities such as playing bridge (with bridge specifically referenced) could be a key to a long and happy life. A study found that frequent face-to-face social interaction was a greater indicator of long life than other factors such as your weight or whether you drink. Watch the talk to find out more.

Bridge has also been identified in this article as a great activity for older people to combat loneliness.

Current Competitions

2017 / 18 Club Championship

This Wednesday Evening Individual Player Contest is running from

May 1st  2017 until the end of April 2018

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2018 Geoff Nuttall Trophy

This Monday Evening Individual Player Contest is running from

January 2018 until the end of April 2018

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2018 John Bird Memorial Cup

This Thursday Evening Individual Player Contest is running from

January 2018 until the end of May 2018

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.

Tel: 0161 445 3712 or jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

Thankyou.

Welcome to Manchester Bridge Club
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

 SUNDAY 29th APRIL

MCBA HIGSON CUP & PLATE FINALS

at MBC (Palatine Road)

1.30pm start

(See MCBA website)

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♥ SUNDAY 13th MAY (Cancelled)

OLLIE'S SEMINAR WORKSHOP

at 2.30pm - Palatine Road

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♣ TUESDAY 15th MAY

RUIA CUP Round 1

MULTIPLE TEAMS EVENT

at MBC Palatine Road 7.30pm

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♥ SUNDAY 3rd JUNE

OLLIE'S SEMINAR WORKSHOP

at 2.30pm - Palatine Road

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♦ TUESDAY 19th JUNE

RUIA CUP Round 2

MULTIPLE TEAMS EVENT

at MBC Palatine Road 7.30pm

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♥ SUNDAY 1st JULY

OLLIE'S SEMINAR WORKSHOP

at 2.30pm - Palatine Road

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♦ TUESDAY 10th JULY

RUIA CUP Round 3 (Final)

MULTIPLE TEAMS EVENT

at MBC Palatine Road 7.30pm

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  SATURDAY 21ST JULY

MICHELLE BRUNNER MEMORIAL

MIXED PIVOT TEAMS EVENT

at MBC (Palatine Road)

11.30am start

Details to follow

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♥ SUNDAY 5th AUGUST 

OLLIE'S SEMINAR WORKSHOP

at 2.30pm - Palatine Road

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COMPETITION DATES

THE 2018 RUIA CUP

MULTIPLE TEAMS COMPETITION

This is taking place over 3 sessions

at Palatine Road on

TUESDAY 15th MAY

TUESDAY 19th JUNE

TUESDAY 10th JULY

Start getting your teams together

and put the dates in your diaries!

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

Please enter your teams on the Entry Form at The Casino

or let Jeff know that you intend to enter.

(and/or that you are looking for teammates)

Tel: 0161 445 3712 or jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB  30 Palatine Road, Didsbury M20 3JJ

(Please note this competition is being held on Tuesdays )

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY

OLLIE'S UPCOMING SEMINARS...

SUNDAY 3rd JUNE

2.30pm to 5pm

at Palatine Road (not The Casino)

(Please note that the advertised Sunday 13th May workshop has been postponed)

 

"GRABBING THAT EXTRA TRICK IN DEFENCE"

Each session starts with a comprehensive topic discussion

followed by practice hands. 

The cost of the seminar 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.  

You can just turn up on the day but it would be helpful to Ollie if you could let him know in advance

if you are intending to come along by emailing him at oliverburgess5@gmail.com

NEW Forward Spring & Summer Dates

Sunday 1st July   2.30pm to 5pm (Topic tba)

Sunday 5th August   2.30pm to 5pm (Topic tba)

 

WHAT'S ON THIS WEEK?

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL WEDNESDAY ACTIVITIES HAVE NOW MOVED BACK TO MBC AT PALATINE ROAD.

(Both the 7.30pm Wednesday Evening Duplicate and Ollie's Supervised Session)

All other weekday sessions remain at the Casino Venue.

WEDNESDAY 25th APRIL

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EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30

(plus a separate Supervised Play Class for Improvers)

BOTH SESSIONS NOW RELOCATED BACK TO PALATINE ROAD

THURSDAY 26th APRIL
THURSDAY 26th APRIL

EVERY THURSDAY EVENING

SWISS PAIRS

(Including The John Bird Memorial Cup - individual competition for top 12 results from January through to end of May)

(at our Parrs Wood Casino Venue)

Suitable for all - great fun!

MONDAY 30th APRIL(Daytime)
MONDAY 30th APRIL(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 this week, then duplicate aiming to finish by 4.15pm.

 Dave's topic is

"OPENING AT THE THREE LEVEL"

Guests always welcome & Partners found!

MONDAY 30th APRIL (pm)

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EVERY MONDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

(at our Parrs Wood Casino Venue)

(Including the Geoff Nuttall Trophy - Individual Player competition for Mondays from January to the end of April.)

TUESDAY 1st MAY
TUESDAY 1st MAY

EVERY TUESDAY EVENING

(at our Parrs Wood Casino Venue)

 7.30pm to 10.30pm

......FOR IMPROVERS AT ALL LEVELS!!

Enjoy a short lesson with Ollie Burgess

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.

Results
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson from Ollie at 7.30pm
ST GEORGE'S DAY - 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 Ollie 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
Calendar
Thu 26th Apr 2018
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Including The John Bird Memorial Cup - individual competition for top 12 results from January through to end of May.
Sun 29th Apr 2018
MCBA HIGSON CUP & PLATE FINALS at MBC Palatine Road 1.30 start
Mon 30th Apr 2018
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Dave's topic is "Opening at the Three Level"
Mon 30th Apr 2018
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Last Monday night for Geoff Nuttall Club Championship
Mon 30th Apr 2018
BEGINNERS COURSE. 1.30 at Casino Venue. Module 2 - Lesson 4
Tue 1st May 2018
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson from Ollie at 7.30pm
Tue 1st May 2018
Beginners Course - Module 1 Lesson 4 - 7.30pm in Omaha Room at The Casino
Wed 2nd May 2018
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
AT PALATINE ROAD - NOT AT THE CASINO
Wed 2nd May 2018
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
AT PALATINE ROAD - NOT AT THE CASINO
Thu 3rd May 2018
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Including The John Bird Memorial Cup - individual competition for top 12 results from January through to end of May.
Mon 7th May 2018
BANK HOLIDAY Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Dave's topic is "Overcalling in a Suit"
Mon 7th May 2018
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the 2018 Tony Wood Cup Duplicate Pairs competition from May to end of August.
Tue 8th May 2018
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson from Ollie at 7.30pm
Tue 8th May 2018
Beginners Course - Module 1 Lesson 5 - 7.30pm in Omaha Room at The Casino
Wed 9th May 2018
ECATS 2018 WORLDWIDE BRIDGE CONTEST SIM PAIRS at7.30pm
AT PALATINE ROAD - NOT AT THE CASINO The qualifying pairs wins a trip to China for the finals in October!