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Welcome to

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

(See Centre Column on this page ►)

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

or email daviddebbage@hotmail.co.uk

 

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."

THANK YOU.

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!

(Photo to follow)

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)

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.

3 Jan 2019

2019 Camrose Trophy - 1st Weekend

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.

Representing England:
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

Teltscher Trophy Trials

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

Latest update...........

Mossop team wins Senior Trials

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.

 

RESULTS

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.

 

Scottish Congress

Congratulations to Josh Clarke and Daniel Kelsall for coming second in the Swiss Pairs at the Scottish Congress in Peebles.

Great Result!

 

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.

 

Mixed Trials
Barry Myers, Sally Brock, Fiona Brown,
Michael Byrne, Frances Hinden, Graham Osborne

Senior World Championship

Congratulations to John Holland and Alan Mould who have been chosen to play for the England senior team in the World Championships in China next September. 
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

*************

2019 Geoff Nuttall Trophy

This Monday Evening Duplicate Individual Player Contest runs from

January 2019 until the end of April 2019

*************

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 / 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 davedebbage@hotmail.co.uk

Thankyou.

Archive 2012
Dates for your diary over the New Year Period
Dates for your diary over the New Year Period

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.

Bridge with Burgers - Thursday 7th February
Bridge with Burgers - Thursday 7th February We are holding our next bridge with food evening on Thursday 7th February.  We will be serving home made beef or veggie burgers with salad and coleslaw during the half time break.
AGM - 30th December 2012
AGM - 30th December 2012 This year's AGM will take place on Sunday 30th December at 6.30 pm.  The meeting will be followed by a buffet at 7.00 pm and a Duplicate session at 7.30 pm.  Jeff and David, with the help of the Committee, have put in place many new suggestions and requests made by Members in response to our questionnaire.  We hope as many Members as possible will attend this year's AGM so we can continue to get Members' views on the changes we have put in place, along with new ideas for 2013.
Winners of the 2012 Santa Claus Pairs
Winners of the 2012 Santa Claus Pairs

Winners of this year's Santa Claus Pairs were Jason Hackett and Rob Myers.  For more photos click on the orange tab above.

Monday Afternoon Christmas Party Duplicate
Monday Afternoon Christmas Party Duplicate

Reminder. Our Monday Afternoon Christmas Party and special duplicate starts at 1.00.p.m. 

All welcome. 

Intermediate Pairs Winners
  • Haidee and David Tattersall
  • Pat Dunningham and Peter Horne

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.

Mixed Pivot Teams Event 21st July at 1.00pm in memory of Michelle Brunner

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.

Donations for Michelle Brunner's Memoral Event this Saturday
Donations for the raffle are still being accepted for this Saturday.  Please bring any items which can be given as prizes to the club during the week or let David or Jeff know in advance of your intention to bring a donation with you on Saturday. 
CELTIC GREEN POINTED PAIRS
CELTIC GREEN POINTED PAIRS
Pit your wits against our Celtic neighbours this Thursday evening,6th December at 7.30.p.m. and sample Bridget's delicious chicken soup with crusty bread(vegetarian option)- ideal for a winter's night.!. NOTE THIS IS A GREEN POINTED EVENT RUN BY ECATS.Partners always found.
Winners of Tom Middleton Memorial Evening
Winners of Tom Middleton Memorial EveningIn an exciting finish Joyce Goldstone and her partner Doreen Jacobs won the first prize of 300 in the Swiss Pairs Rubber Bridge evening held at the club in memory of Tom Middleton.  In their last match Joyce and Doreen bid and made a doubled Grand Slam to pip John Parsons and Mike Burtt into second place.  Over 50 members and friends attended the evening and had a really enjoyable time.  Middle Eastern food was provided by Mrs. Seka (Tom's favourite type of food) and a raffle was organised by Eve Lighthill. Generous sponsership for this event was provided by Farhad Seka through his companies Linco Care Ltd and Dimples Wigs. A total of 750 was raised for the two charities Marie Curie Cancer Care and Parkinson's UK. 
Success in Autumn Pairs
Success in Autumn PairsTwo Manchester Bridge Club pairs were successful in the Autumn Pairs held by the Manchester Contract Bridge Association on Sunday 6th November.  Michael Coop and Nicholas Greer were the winning East/West pair and Graham Winn and Susan Triggs were the North/South winners.  Pat Dunningham/Jean Reed and Carol Frost/Hilary Boydell were 3rd and 4th.  The Autumn Pairs is for improvers and regular club players who don't often play in Green Point/Tournament events. Irene Davies and Barbara Lewis organised this years event which was very successful and attracted so much interest that entries had to be closed a couple of weeks before the event.   
Congratulations Again to David and Lesley
Congratulations Again to David and LesleyMonday 30th April was the last session in this year's Geoff Nuttall Trophy.  The joint winners of the Trophy are David Sarabowski and Lesley Johnson with 64.22% with Stephen Ward in third place, Chris Hine 4th and Graham Winn in 5th place. 
Success For Our Juniors
Success For Our Juniors

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.

EBU National Grading Scheme
Have you checked the EBU site yet to find out your new grade?  All players are now graded from '2' to 'Ace'.  The grades are updated very regularly and are based on your results in P2P events.  These grades will be used in the new EBU Simultaneous Pairs events, the first of which was held at our club on Thursday 12th April.  As well as being compared against all players nationally, you will also be able to see how you did against players of a similar grade to yourself.
Peter Ader Memorial Pairs
Peter Ader Memorial Pairs

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.

Win For Sue and Neil
Win For Sue and Neil

 Congratulations to Sue Richmond and Neil Thomas who won the North Wales Swiss Pairs.

Very Well done!

Cantor Cup Success for Beginners
Cantor Cup Success for BeginnersAvril Hutton and Ally Oliver came 8th out of 29 pairs in the Cantor Cup played at Manchester Bridge Club.  Avril and Ally scored an excellent 56.24% which is even more impressive when you know they only started to play bridge in September 2011.  Ally and Avril have been coming along to David Debbage's beginners classes on a Monday afternoon and  really enjoy learning the complexities of bridge. David regularly runs new classes for beginners so if you are interested in learning to play bridge or improve your skills get in touch with the club on 0161 445 3712.

                               

                                         STOP PRESS

Simultaneous Pairs Monday 30th July,  Wednesday 1st August, Thursday 2nd August.  7.30.p.m.    Partners always found.

Beginner's Summer Bridge Course

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 jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk or ring Jeff or David on 0161 445 3712 or 07960 871035

SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS THURSDAY 28TH JUNE
SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS THURSDAY 28TH JUNE

    Bill Hughes Simultaneous Pairs this Thursday 28th June. Partners will alway be found.   

                      

Review of Manchester Bridge Club activities during 2011
Click on the orange tab '2011 Annual Review' above to read the report given by Jeff Morris to our AGM on 15th January 2012 
MEXICAN EVENING THURSDAY 24TH MAY
  • Chilli
  • Mexico
  • Mexico

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.

NEW BEGINNER'S COURSES STARTING NOW
NEW BEGINNER'S COURSES STARTING NOWOur next evening beginner's course starts this Wednesday evening (18th April) and our next day time course starts on Monday 23rd April at 1.30 pm.  Full details of our courses are in the item beneath the orange menu tabs  - see below left.
Cheadle Cup Winners 2011
Cheadle Cup Winners 2011Congratulations to Lesley Johnson and David Sarabowski for their latest success - winning the Cheadle Royal Cup which was competed for in the Monday evening duplicate from September through to December 2011. 
Manchester Bridge Club Success in Gazette Cup
Manchester Bridge Club Success in Gazette CupManchester Bridge Club's A team  of Jeff Morris, Rodney Lighton, Michael Newman, Kath Nelson, Michael Byrne, John Hassett, Alan Nelson and Gary Hyett won the inter club teams of eight at Altrincham on Sunday 29th January with a huge score of 96 out of a possible 100 VPs. They qualify to represent the county in the regional finals of the Garden Cities at Bradford in May. Six teams entered from Manchester, Altrincham and Cheadle Hulme clubs.



Newcomers League started on 2nd February

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.

Speed Ball - 19th April
Speed Ball - 19th AprilPlease come along and support our juniors in this exciting new event organised by the Manchester University Bridge Society.  See if you can bid both quickly and accurately.  Pizza will be served of course during the break.
Italian Swiss Pairs Evening
  • Italian flag
  • Italy image
  • Lasagne
We are holding an Italian Swiss Pairs Evening on Thursday 29th March.  During the half time break we will be serving meat or veg lasagne, garlic bread and salad - all prepared by Bridget. We will start the session promptly at 7.30 pm.
David Debbage is running a Half Marathon for charity
David Debbage is running a half marathon on 1st April (is this date relevant???) in Reading.  David would be very grateful for any sponsorship from members and friends.  David is running on behalf of St Ann's Hospice (Heald Green).  Manchester Bridge Club will also be holding an event in memory of Michelle Brunner on Saturday 21st July at 1.00 pm - the proceeds of this Pivot Teams event will also be donated to St. Ann's Hospice.  Please keep this date free in your diary and we will update this website with more details soon.
David Debbage Sunday Seminar - 4th March
David Debbage Sunday Seminar - 4th MarchDavid's next seminar on Weak 2's will take place on Sunday 4th March at 2.00 pm.  There will be a break for refreshments part way through with our popular home made scones and sandwiches.
Stratified Simultaneous Pairs
Stratified Simultaneous Pairs

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.

Manchester Bridge Club hosts the 2012 Cantor Cup

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 babsandalec@dsl.pipex.com

World Wide SIMS this Thursday 26th January
World Wide SIMS this Thursday 26th January
David Debbage January Sunday Seminar - More Slam Bidding

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 jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk or ring Jeff or David on 0161 445 3712 or 07960871035.