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.
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Autumn Intermediate Pairs
CHECK OUT MICHAEL NEWMAN'S NEW TIPS FROM HANDS PLAYED IN OCTOBER........
(See the yellow tab above left "NEW - TIPS FOR OCTOBER 2018")
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.
I am sad to inform members of the death of Joyce Goldstone. She was a tutor here for several years and a great supporter of Manchester Bridge Club. Her husband Merville was chairman of MBC and a member of MCBA for a considerable time and the Goldstone Trophy is still keenly competed for annually.
She will be sadly missed and we send condolences to her family and friends.
The funeral was held on TUESDAY 6th NOVEMBER, at the Jewish Cemetary in Failsworth - 12.30pm
Jeff Morris 5th November 2018
MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB PLANS
Jeff Morris and Dave Debbage
Manchester Bridge Club
Mobile: 07960 871035
Tel: 0161 445 3712
Autumn is the busiest time of year for bridge lessons, and this month many have started around the country at bridge clubs, and with independent teachers.
In a humorous column for the Sunday Times, Jeremy Clarkson has written about his recent attempts to learn to play to bridge - with varying degrees of success, confusion, and inebriation.
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!
MCBA Player of the Year
20 Feb 2018 | Clubs | Youth
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
2018 / 19 Club Championship
This Wednesday Evening Individual Player Contest is running from
May 1st 2018 until the end of April 2019
2018 Cheadle Royal Cup
This Monday Evening Duplicate Pairs Contest is running from
September 2018 until the end of December 2018
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 Jeff or David ahead of the session to ask them to find someone for you.
"We aim to please!!"
MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB
(at the 30 Palatine Road Venue)
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.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or ring Jeff or David on 0161 445 3712 or 07960871035.