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QUOTE OF THE WEEK!

"PREFER LENGTH TO STRENGTH"

A long suit, even if weaker, is often more powerful as a contract than a short suit, however good, because long trumps make more tricks and allow a greater level of control during the game.

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CALLING ALL BRIDGE BEGINNERS!

Now's your chance to "spring" into action

and join our fun & friendly

Bridge Beginners Play Course

which starts on

Wednesday 15th April at 7.30pm

and runs for 5 weeks.

(Full details are under the yellow "Beginners" tab top left of this page.

Call Jeff on 0161 445 3712 to register).

OUR STUDENTS WIN THROUGH TOWARDS THE PORTLAND BOWL!

The Portland Bowl is the prestigious National Inter-University Contest.

On Sunday,15th March 2015, 

the Manchester University A Team comprising

Alex Combe, Kirsty Fuller, Kelvin Lau and Mitchell Dytham
travelled up to Durham to face off against their A team for a place in the semi finals.

After a fierce battle Manchester A pushed their lead further in the final 2 quarters to secure a 75 IMP win.

They now face Imperial in the semi-final onthe 11th April, with the final being played the following day.

CONGRATULATIONS ON A MAGNIFICENT WIN & GOOD LUCK FOR THE NEXT ROUND!

Well Done John!

National Pairs Qualifier

Congratulations to John Holland and partner Tony Coley who have qualified for the National Pairs final in April by finishing seventh in the Northern Pairs at Bradford on Sunday 15th March.

 

 

 

FINAL CALL FOR YOUR 2015 ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

Single : £50

Joint : £80

Payments can be made in cash or cheques made out to Manchester Bridge Club.

Guests are always welcome at the club for a couple of visits before needing to becoming a member.

Beginners attending courses receive their first 6 months membership free.

Club Membership includes EBU Registration.

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

TIPS FOR IMPROVERS
TIPS FOR IMPROVERS

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

(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'.

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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MARTIN BRAID MEMORIAL TROPHY
MARTIN BRAID MEMORIAL TROPHY

SATURDAY 25th APRIL 2015

12.45 for 1pm start

MARTIN BRAID MEMORIAL TROPHY

SWISS PIVOT TEAMS COMPETITION

Each team of four will play 2 sessions of 5 boards with each of their team members ....so 30 boards in all.

SANDWICHES AND SCONES AT HALF TIME

1st Prize (Expert)  £200

2nd Prize (Expert) £100

3rd Prize (Expert) £50

1st Prize (Non-Exp) £90

2nd Prize (Non-Exp) £60

£10 per player

Raffle proceeds and any additional monies to be donated to The British Heart Foundation

(Please try and bring a raffle gift or a bottle!)

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Enter your team on the Board in Club Reception

or contact Jeff on

0161 445 3712

or jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

(Open to All - Members and Non-Members)

STUDENT CHARITY MARATHON RESULT!

STUDENTS CHARITY MARATHON RAISES A MAGNIFICENT £893.48!

Students from Manchester University Bridge Society staged a 24 hour bridge marathon recently in aid of the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Please see their thankyou letter under the yellow tab top left of this page.

There's still time to donate if you haven't yet done so!

BEN BEEVER'S SUNDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP SEMINARS
BEN  BEEVER'S SUNDAY AFTERNOON WORKSHOP SEMINARS
Sunday Seminar Workshops
3.15pm to 5.30pm
(NEW DATES ADDED - SEE 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 12th APRIL

"DEFENSIVE SIGNALLING"

As a defender, if we want partner to lead a diamond we must not play with our earrings; we are only allowed to signal using the cards we play. This lesson will describe these techniques with chances to practice them.

SUNDAY 26th APRIL

"RESPONDERS'S REBIDS

& 4th SUIT FORCING"

As a responder, your 2nd bid is often the final contract, so understanding your options at this stage is important. This lesson covers these options, including the handy '4th suit forcing' convention, for when you are still undecided as to the right place in which to play.

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.

 
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.
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 )

TONIGHT!

The EBU Northern Counties

REGIONAL IMPROVERS PAIRS

COMPETITION!

TUESDAY 31st MARCH at 7.30pm

This is a new fun duplicate event just for players who are unranked or below the rank of master (i.e. everyone who usually plays on Tuesday nights at the club!)

It's being held, for one night only, in place of our usual Tuesday supervised session.

Half of all the pairs taking part will be eligible for the final

which will be held here on Sunday 17th May.

This is the first event of its kind with an Overall Winner's Trophy and a Trophy for Winners in each County.

GO ON ... GIVE IT A GO!

 

(Further details are on the MCBA Website  www.manchesterbridge.org.uk )

IMPROVERS NIGHT
IMPROVERS NIGHT

TUESDAY NIGHTS

AT 7.30pm

ARE ALWAYS

IMPROVERS NIGHTS!!

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,

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

SWISS PAIRS
SWISS PAIRS

THURSDAY 2nd APRIL 2015

at 7.30pm

SWISS PAIRS

Suitable for Experts & Improvers alike!

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.

HAPPY MONDAY AFTERNOONS!
HAPPY MONDAY AFTERNOONS!

EASTER MONDAY 

6th APRIL at 1pm.....

(Prompt start please!)

Come and join us to play in our enjoyable

Afternoon Supervised Duplicate

with a brief lesson at 1pm

then duplicate aiming to finish by 4.15pm.

Dave's topic is

"Anything you like!!"

The highlight of the afternoon, as always,

are Bridget's delicious Home Made Scones with Jam & Cream!

Guests always welcome & Partners found!

Results
Mon 30th Mar 2015
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Mon 30th Mar 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.30pm
Thu 26th Mar 2015
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm with Delicious Hot Pot, Red Cabbage & Crusty Bread!!
Wed 25th Mar 2015
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 24th Mar 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Mon 23rd Mar 2015
Monday Afternoon Duplicate
Mon 23rd Mar 2015
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Thu 19th Mar 2015
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Wed 18th Mar 2015
CHARITY CHALLENGE SIM PAIRS at 7.30pm
Tue 17th Mar 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Calendar
Tue 31st Mar 2015
REGIONAL IMPROVER PAIRS COMPETITION at 7.30pm
Suitable for everyone who usually plays in the Supervised Duplicate on Tuesday nights but for tonight only will be a fun Duplicate Competition (not supervised)
Tue 31st Mar 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 1st Apr 2015
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 1st Apr 2015
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 2nd Apr 2015
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Suitable for all standards - Great Fun!
Mon 6th Apr 2015
Easter Monday Any Questions at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate
Mon 6th Apr 2015
EASTER MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tue 7th Apr 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate at 7.30pm
Tue 7th Apr 2015
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class with Lesson at 7.30pm
Wed 8th Apr 2015
EBU SIM PAIRS at 7.30pm
Wed 8th Apr 2015
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 9th Apr 2015
SWISS PAIRS for ALL at 7.30pm
Suitable for all standards - Great Fun!
Sun 12th Apr 2015
BEN BEEVER SUNDAY SEMINAR WORKSHOP AT 3.15pm
Ben's topic to be announced
Mon 13th Apr 2015
Brief Lesson at 1pm with David Debbage followed by Supervised Duplicate at 1.15pm
Mon 13th Apr 2015
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
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