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Welcome to

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

 

 

Now firmly established in our new home premises at

81 WELLINGTON ROAD, FALLOWFIELD, MANCHESTER M14 6BN

(See yellow tab 2nd from top left for directions)

Ring the club on 0161 445 3712  or Dave on 07717 252114 for any clarification

or email daviddebbage@hotmail.co.uk

 

EUGENE HUTTON
EUGENE HUTTON

We are very shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden death of Eugene Hutton on Wednesday 23rd January.

This is particularly poignant as he has so recently undertaken an enormous amount of invaluable work helping to get our new venue ready.

We send heartfelt condolences to his wife Avril and family.

The funeral is to be held a St Chads Church in Cheadle on Thursday 14th February at 1.15pm.

NEWS

EBED Teacher's Course has celebrity guests!

The students at the latest EBED Teaching Course at Stretford Bridge Club were surprised to discover two members of the popular quiz show Eggheads were at the club at the same time.  Eleven students from local and far-flung places (two from Guernsey and one from Scotland) were all learning to become EBU bridge teachers under EBU tutor Mike Hickling as well as being fed and watered by Stretford BC Catering Manager Sheila Reynolds.
The two TV quizzers: Pat Gibson, currently the top quizzer in the country and the world and Dave ‘Tremendous Knowledge’ Rainford were taking part in the Quizzing Circuit monthly American Grand Prix quiz under the proctorship of Club Secretary Dave Tilley.  If you are interested in quizzing and would like to come and try a British or American Grand Prix quiz (held in Warrington on the first or second Saturday), contact Dave at tilsit@btinternet.com.  Entry is free for first-timers and many of the popular TV quizzers take part in the local heat from time to time.
Bridge Course
See if you can spot Irene and Barbara!

It's that time of year again when 

your annual membership payment is due.  

The fees are the same as for last year (again!),

so it's £50 for Single Membership,

£80 for Joint Membership and Junior Students are free.

Membership runs from January through to December each year. 

Payments should be made asap (by end February latest) in cash or a cheque made out to Manchester Bridge Club.

"Guests are welcome at the club for a couple of visits before needing to join as a member.

Beginners attending courses receive their first 6 months membership free.

Club Membership includes EBU Registration."

THANK YOU.

EBU ARTICLE

31 Jan 2019

Playing with novices and how it affects NGS grades

EBU Membership Campaign Officer Tim Anderson has written a new blog post looking at the how playing bridge with a novice affects your NGS grade.

In the blog, Tim addresses the worries of some players that playing with a novice will negatively impact their NGS rating and explains the options clubs have for holding novice sessions.

CHEADLE ROYAL WINNERS
CHEADLE ROYAL WINNERS

CHEADLE ROYAL TROPHY WINNERS

Congratulations to STEPHEN WARD & CHRISTOPHER HINE for winning the 2018 CHEADLE ROYAL CUP.

This is awarded to the top pair on Monday Nights between September & December each year.

CONGRATULATIONS!

SELECTIONS

Tollemache Selection

The selection committee has picked the following team for the Tollemache Final at Brandon on February 16-17th.  Michael Newman/Gary Hyett, John Holland/John Hassett, Catherine Draper/Andrew Woodcock, Alan Mould/Ollie Burgess.  This is the nearly same team that qualified in November.  Ollie Burgess replaces Michael Byrne who is unavailable.

Blue Point Teams

Congratulations to Neil Thomas, Nicholas Greer, John Currie and Rodney Lighton who won at Preston on Sunday 13th January, just ahead of John Holland, Alan Mould, Jackie Pye and Jeff Smith.  Results are on the Preston Bridge Club web site.

The 2018 Manchester Congress

Another succesful and enjoyable congress was held at the Victoria and Albert Hotel over the weekend of 5-6th January. 
Guests were welcomed from all over the UK including two teams from Norway. 
David Debbage and Andrew Woodcock repeated their success of 2017 in winning the pairs
by a smidgeon ahead of Michael Byrne and Andrew Murphy (who won the Men's Pairs Trophy).  
Manchester Bridge Club players were well represented and are highlighted in the honours below
presented by International Sally Brock.
 
PAIRS FINAL
winners
Winners DAVID DEBBAGE & ANDREW WOODCOCK (not shown)
 
2nd and mens
Pairs 2nd & Mens Pairs MICHAEL BYRNE & ANDREW MURPHY
 
TEAM A FINAL
Teams Winners
Winners JOHN HASSETT, JEFFREY SMITH, JACKIE PYE & JOHN HOLLAND
 
Second
2nd JUSTIN & BARBARA HACKETT, MARTIN TAYLOR & PAUL HACKETT
 
TEAM B FINAL
Teams B 2nd
2nd  KIRIL DELEV, MICHAEL BYRNE, ALEXANDRA BIRCHALL & ANDREW MURPHY (not shown)
 
3rd CHRISTOPHER HINE, STEPEN WARD, PAUL MORRELL & ANDY GREEN
(No photo available)
 
TEAM C FINAL
4th BARBARA LEWIS, ANN THORNTON, CELIA & KEVIN COMRIE
(No photo available)
 
INTERMEDIATE
Int 2
 
2nd HENRY BISSELL & JOSH CLARKE
 
ASCENDERS 
Ascenders
ANDY GREEN & DAVID HAMMONDS (not shown) 
 
THE PLAYERS PROGRESS CUP
5th
5th ANN WOOD & ANNIE CURTIS
 
THE KEVIN COMRIE CUP
3rd
3rd. ANNIE CURTIS & ANN WOOD
 
(For full results see the bottom right of this page and the MCBA website)
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! 

Current Competitions

2018 / 19 Club Championship

This Wednesday Evening Individual Player Contest runs from

May 1st  2018 until the end of April 2019

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2019 Geoff Nuttall Trophy

This Monday Evening Duplicate Individual Player Contest runs from

January 2019 until the end of April 2019

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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 David ahead of the session to ask him to find someone for you.

"We aim to please!!"

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 Dave know so he can make sure you are included.

If you would prefer not to be contacted please email Dave at the address below.

Tel: 0161 445 3712 or davedebbage@hotmail.co.uk

Thankyou.

Welcome to Manchester Bridge Club

11 Feb 2019

Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer 2019

The Junior Camrose Trophy and the Peggy Bayer Trophy take place this weekend, 15th - 17th February.

The Junior Camrose Trophy is contested between England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland with the participants being under the age of 26. Six teams will compete with hosts Ireland providing the sixth team, named as CBAI. Each team plays 2 matches against each other team. Each match comprises 16 boards.

The Peggy Bayer Trophy will be contested between England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland with the participants being under the age of 21. Each of the 4 teams will play 3 matches against each other team. Each match comprises 16 boards.

Watch all the action on Bridge Base Online, starting from 7pm on Friday.

Full details will be available on the event website.

 

The New Home of Manchester Bridge Club

The Club is now well established in its new premises at 81 Wellington Road,Fallowfield M14 6BN. 
The club has its own private rooms within the Fallowfield Bowling and Lawn Tennis club. 
The main room is plushly appointed and nicely decorated with room for twelve tables. 
There is a small refurbished kitchen and a bar area which has room for a further half dozen or so tables. 
Car parking is plentiful with space available on Wellington Road if the car park is full. 
(For Directions look under the yellow tab "Club Information" top left of this page)
 
Main area

The Main Playing Area

 

Bar area

The Bar and Additional Playing Area

 

 

LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE
LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE

HAVE YOU OFTEN THOUGHT...

"I'd love to learn how to play Bridge?"

........WELL NOW'S YOUR CHANCE!!

We are planning a new Beginners Course for the Spring and would like to hear from anyone who would be interested in coming along.

We can then sort the dates to suit everyone.

Please contact David on 0161 445 3712 or email him on daviddebbage@hotmail,com

Members - please let David know of anyone you know who may be interested.

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

 OLLIE’S SEMINAR WORKSHOP

NEW!

 SUNDAY 3rd MARCH

2.30pm to 5pm

(at Fallowfield venue)

 

"KEYCARD BLACKWOOD - Looking for better slams

with Keycards and Special Responses!”

 

The seminar starts with a comprehensive topic discussion followed by specific practice hands which include notes on the correct bidding, leads 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.  

 

 

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

♦ SUNDAY 24th FEBRUARY

THE CANTOR CUP (Newcomers Competition) 

(Manchester Bridge Club, 81 Wellington Road,

Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6BN)

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 SUNDAY 3rd MARCH

OLLIE'S SUNDAY SEMINAR / WORKSHOP

2.30pm

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♥ WEDNESDAY 6th MARCH

ECATS CHARITY CHALLENGE

in aid of the RNLI

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♠ SUNDAY 24th MARCH

MCBA INTERMEDIATE SWISS PAIRS

1.45 for 2pm start

(Manchester Bridge Club, 81 Wellington Road,

Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6BN)

 

MONDAY 18th FEBRUARY (Daytime)
MONDAY 18th FEBRUARY (Daytime)

EVERY MONDAY AFTERNOON

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 18th FEBRUARY (pm)

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EVERY MONDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

(Including the 2019 Geoff Nuttall Trophy for individual players from January to end of April.)

TUESDAY 19th FEBRUARY
TUESDAY 19th FEBRUARY

EVERY TUESDAY EVENING

 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 20th FEBRUARY

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 EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING

 CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

(plus a separate Supervised Play Class for Improvers)

THURSDAY 21st FEBRUARY
THURSDAY 21st FEBRUARY

EVERY THURSDAY EVENING

SWISS PAIRS

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 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 at 7.30pm
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Calendar
Mon 18th Feb 2019
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 18th Feb 2019
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the Geoff Nuttall Trophy for an individual player from January to the end of April.
Tue 19th Feb 2019
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Tue 19th Feb 2019
Beginners Course Module 2 Week 3 @ 7.30pm
81 Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6BN
Wed 20th Feb 2019
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 20th Feb 2019
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 21st Feb 2019
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Includes the John Bird Memorial Trophy for individual winner achieving top 12 results between January and May.
Sun 24th Feb 2019
CANTOR CUP (Newcomers)
Mon 25th Feb 2019
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 25th Feb 2019
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the Geoff Nuttall Trophy for an individual player from January to the end of April.
Tue 26th Feb 2019
Tuesday Evening Supervised Duplicate with Lesson at 7.30pm
Tue 26th Feb 2019
Beginners Course Module 2 Week 4 @ 7.30pm
81 Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6BN
Wed 27th Feb 2019
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 27th Feb 2019
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 28th Feb 2019
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Includes the John Bird Memorial Trophy for individual winner achieving top 12 results between January and May.