MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB.,
We are no longer at Palatine Road or The Casino for any bridge whatsoever!
. . . BECAUSE WE HAVE MOVED, FROM 2ND JANUARY, TO OUR NEW "HOME" PREMISES. . . .
81 WELLINGTON ROAD, FALLOWFIELD, MANCHESTER M14 6BN
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Ring the club on 0161 445 3712 or Dave on 07717 252114 for any clarification
or email email@example.com
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.
If you prefer to pay by BACS Electronic Transfer the club details are
Barclays Bank - Account Number 60613355 - Sort Code 20-26-20
"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."
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.
(Photo to follow)
The 2018 Manchester Congress
Blue Point Teams
3 Jan 2019
This weekend sees the first weekend of the 2019 Camrose Trophy, the competition between the teams of the 'home nations', hosted by the Welsh Bridge Union in Mold, North Wales, taking place from 4th - 6th January.
Janet de Botton & Artur Malinowski
Espen Erichsen & Glyn Liggins
Tom Townsend & David Bakhshi
NPC Alan Mould
For full details of all team taking part, visit Bridge Great Britain
The action starts at 7pm on Friday evening, and will be shown on Bridgebase.com.
Results will be updated next week. Good luck to all involved.
11 Dec 2018 | Internationals
This weekend the Senior Trials take place at West Midlands Bridge Club.
Manchester players participating are John Holland in the Hackett team and Alan Mould and Gary Hyett
The winning team will be chosen to represent England in the Teltscher Trophy, set to be held in Edinburgh Scotland, 5th-7th April 2019.
Coverage of the event will be shown on Bridge Base Online starting at 10.45 on Saturday.
For full details on eligibility criteria and entries:
17 Dec 2018 | Internationals
The Mossop team have won the Senior Trials, which took place at West Midlands Bridge Club at the weekend, and will be representing England in the Teltscher Trophy next year. The team of David Mossop, Paul Hackett, Gunnar Hallberg, John Holland and Brian Senior finished undefeated, with the Penfold team close behind and then a large gap to third.
The Teltscher Trophy will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 5th-7th April 2019.
SANTA CLAUS PAIRS
Palatine Road enjoyed it's last FULL HOUSE when 22 pairs took part in the annual Santa Claus Pairs event - Manchester Bridge Club's flagship event.
The eventual winners were JOY and IRVING BLAKEY Ist
with MBC's OLLIE BURGESS playing with Dan Crofts in 2nd Place
and TRACY CAPAL & JOHN STELL in Third
Full results details are bottom right of this page.
Congratulations to Josh Clarke and Daniel Kelsall for coming second in the Swiss Pairs at the Scottish Congress in Peebles.
European Mixed Teams Trials
The play-offs for the team to represent England in the European Mixed event took place on 8-9th Dec. at the Young Chelsea Bridge Club. Congratulations to Michael Byrne playing with Fiona Brown, Frances Hinden, Graham Osborne, Sally Brock and Barry Myers who won both their semi-final and final matches convincingly. The European event will be in Lisbon in February.
Senior World Championship
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!
2018 / 19 Club Championship
This Wednesday Evening Individual Player Contest runs from
May 1st 2018 until the end of April 2019
2019 Geoff Nuttall Trophy
This Monday Evening Duplicate Individual Player Contest runs from
January 2019 until the end of April 2019
The Winning Pair on Monday,
Wednesday and Thursday evenings
can claim their
NEXT BRIDGE NIGHT FREE!!
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!!"
Are you receiving the Bridge Club e-Mails & Newsletter?
If not - please let Dave / Jeff know so they 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The Club will be open on New Years Eve and New Years Day for Rubber Bridge in the afternoon and Supervised Duplicate in the evening on New Years Day. From Wednesday 2nd January onwards the Club will be open as usual.
Don't forget Ben Beever's first Sunday Seminar of the new year takes place on Sunday 13th January starting at 3.15pm and covers Declarer Play Technique.
Winners of this year's Santa Claus Pairs were Jason Hackett and Rob Myers. For more photos click on the orange tab above.
Reminder. Our Monday Afternoon Christmas Party and special duplicate starts at 1.00.p.m.
Congratulations to two pairs from Manchester Bridge Club who were both winners of the Manchester County Bridge Association Intermediate Pairs event held on 4th November. David and Haidee Tattersall were the north/south winners and Pat Dunningham and Peter Horn, were the winning east/west pair.
We are holding a special charity bridge event on 21st July 2012 in memory of Michelle Brunner. Michelle asked us to hold a Mixed Pivot's Team event and our event will raise money for St Anne's Hospice and Christies. Please keep this day free. The entry fee is £10 per player but the whole of your entry fee will be donated to the two charities along with all the proceeds of the raffle. If you need help in getting extra members for your team or want to be put in touch with others wanting to play in a team please contact Jeff or David. We already have 20 teams entered so you must get any further entries to Jeff/David asap and by 1st July at the latest.
We will be holding a raffle at this event to help raise additional funds for Michelle's two nominated charities. We already have a significant number of donations but want more items so we raise as much money as possible for Michelle's charities. Please give any items/donations to Jeff and David.
Congratulations to one of our supervised play class teachers Rob Myers on winning the Northern Easter Pairs competition at York with James Thrower.Also to regular club players Sinead Bird and Sarah O'Connor on winning the under 25's competition in London.Great achievements from our Juniors.
Also our very own Mike Bell won the Swiss Pairs in London with Simon Creasey- fantastic result.
Well done all.
The 2012 Peter Ader Memorial Pairs was won by John Athey and Alec Smalley seen here receiving their trophy from Eve Lighthill. John had previously won this event in 2008 and Alec Smalley had also won it in 2009, both being partnered by Stuart Shalom.
Congratulations to Sue Richmond and Neil Thomas who won the North Wales Swiss Pairs.
Very Well done!
Simultaneous Pairs Monday 30th July, Wednesday 1st August, Thursday 2nd August. 7.30.p.m. Partners always found.
We are running our first Summer Foundation Course for Bridge Basics. This is a five lesson Course and started on Tuesday 26th June. It is ok to join this course for lesson 2 or later if you have already done a beginner's course. This course concentrates on the play aspects of Bridge. Each lesson starts at 7.30 pm and finishes by 9.45 pm with a short break for refreshments provided by the club. The venue is the Manchester Bridge Club,30,Palatine Road, Withington,Manchester M20 3JJ.
The teacher is Ben Beever who specialises in teaching beginners and the cost is £50 for the five lessons. If you are interested just email the club at email@example.com or ring Jeff or David on 0161 445 3712 or 07960 871035
Bill Hughes Simultaneous Pairs this Thursday 28th June. Partners will alway be found.
Come along to this Thursday's special evening with Bridget's home cooking (not to be missed). Bridge at 7.30 p.m.with a break for chilli (vegetarian option provided). Partners always found.
The first Newcomers League Evening was 2nd February.
Together with the Manchester Country Bridge Association we held teams practice sessions during November, December and January. We aim to encourage and help learners and improvers who are not yet in a league team to become part of a new team and to help them with gain some experience of playing in teams events ready to enter the main league next season. In February, March, April and May, the Newcomers Teams League will take place on the first Thursday in each month. This is a competition for the new teams formed over the last few months who are not playing in this seasons league and will give valuable experience ready for the next season.
If you are a current learner or improver and/or attending supervised play classes these sessions will be of particular relevance to you. Over 500 players already participate each year in the MCBA Teams' League. It gives you a great opportunity to meet and play against players of other clubs and is really enjoyable. Team mates and partners will always be found for you so if you are not currently in a team but would like to be - get in touch and we'll find team mates for you.
We are holding a heat of the new Stratified Simultaneous Pairs on Thursday 15th March @ 7.30.p.m. You will be able to check your results against all players and also against players of a similar standard to yoursef. Partners always found.
The Cantor Cup takes place at Manchester Bridge Club on 26th February. This event is organised by the Manchester Country Bridge Association and is for beginners and inexperienced duplicate players. You do not have to be a member of the EBU to enter.
The entry fee is £7 per player and there will be generous prizes.
Approximately 24 boards will be played and the session will be finished by 5.30 pm. Book your place by emailing Barbara Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
David's next seminar is on Sunday 15th January 2012 at 2.00 pm. David will be consolidating the material from his December Seminar on Slam Bidding and presenting some further ideas about how to bid your slams more successfully. David will cover Key Card Blackwood, Cue bidding and Splinters along with how to ask for the trump queen, show a void and other essential descriptions of your hand. There will be prepared hands for attendees to play after David's presentation to help learning. The seminar will be appropriate for people who attended David's December Slam Bidding seminar as well as others who want to learn a wider range of options for bidding slams more accurately.
The seminar will last til approximately 4.15 pm and there will be a short break for tea/coffee and scones.
The cost is £10 per person. To enrol email the club at email@example.com or ring Jeff or David on 0161 445 3712 or 07960871035.