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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

 

EBU ARTICLE

4 Mar 2019

Rare Bridge Mention on BBC Sport

This weekend saw a rare Bridge mention on the BBC website's sports pages, following one year ban handed to World Number one Bridge Player Geir Helgemo.

RESULTS

Eric Howarth Cup

Congratulations to the team of Catherine Draper, Andrew Petrie, David Debbage and Andrew Woodcock on winning the Eric Howarth Cup held at the Deva.

(03/03/2019 Merseyside & Cheshire Bridge Association)

Green Point Pairs

Manchester's Annual Green Point Pairs was held at Altrincham on Saturday 2nd March.  Forty eight pairs competed with many MBC members taking part.
Full details and photos are on the MCBA website. Results are bottom right of this page.
RESULTS
RESULTS

The Cantor Cup

The 21st Cantor Cup Competition was held on Sunday 24th February at Manchester Bridge Club.  
21 pairs had an enjoyable and competitive afternoon, including afternoon tea with freshly baked scones. 
 
Full results and photos are on the MCBA website

 

RESULTS

Tollemache

Manchester finished third in the Tollemache Final at Coventry on February 16-17th.  The team was Michael Newman/John Holland, Jeff Morris/John Hassett, Catherine Draper/Andrew Woodcock, Alan Mould/Ollie Burgess.  After a poor day on Saturday where they were lying seventh at the end of the day they won all three matches on Sunday to move up to third place.  Best pair on the cross IMPs were John and Michael, followed by Catherine and Andrew.  Full results are on the EBU web site.

26 Feb 2019

England fifth at European Mixed Teams

The England team have finished fifth at the European Mixed Teams Championship in Lisbon, Portugal. It was an up-down-campaign that kept their supporters guessing until the very end. A great start, a fairly quiet couple of days in the middle that left them in danger of missing out, and a superb finish where they won seven out of the last eight matches. They have now qualified for the World Championships in Wuhan, China, in September. Congratulations to all the team!

(Full details on the EBU website)

RESULTS

Lederer Trophy

The annual invitation Lederer Trophy took place on 23-24th February at the RAC club in London.  There were many international stars playing in the various teams.  Manchester players in the Chairman's team were John Holland, Alan Mould and Gary Hyett with Graham Kirby, Ben Norton and Alex Roberts.  For the event web site click here.

21 Feb 2019

John Holland tops National Master Point list

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 six previous occasions, earned 26,361 points in 2018. Gary Hyett, was second with 21,699. 

John also topped the Gold Point list.

CONGRATULATIONS!

18 Feb 2019

England retains Junior Camrose & Peggy Bayer Trophies

 

For the third year in a row, England has retained both the Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer Trophies, which this year was hosted by Ireland at the weekend.

In the Junior Camrose, the England team finished with a total of 152.04, Scotland were second with 145.58.

In the Peggy Bayer competition, England were emphatic winners, finishing with a total of 171.33, 2nd placed Ireland finished on a total of 95.27.

Congratulations to both teams.

(Full details & photos on the EBU & MCBA websites)

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!
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.

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.

Archive 2019

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.

BEGINNERS LESSONS ON BIDDING START TONIGHT!

TUESDAY 5th FEBRUARY at 7.30pm

EVERY TUESDAY FOR 4 WEEKS Just £50

David Debbage will be tutoring these invaluable sessions.

Please contact him on  07717 252114  for further information or to enrol

"There's still a couple of places to fill.....

so give us a ring and come along this evening ,,,

it's good fun and you'll be very welcome!"

Happy New Year 2019

TONIGHT!

♥ WEDNESDAY 6th MARCH

ECATS CHARITY CHALLENGE

in aid of the RNLI

(Open to all)

Please come and support this event to halp raise vital funds for the Lifeboats and their brave crews.

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.

 
 
 
A NEW BRIDGE BEGINNERS COURSE COMMENCING

 

Since 2nd January 2019

we have moved to………..

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB
81 WELLINGTON ROAD
FALLOWFIELD
MANCHESTER
M14 6BN
Tel: 0161 445 3712 (as before)

WiFi Code  3NdaGxAePWNR

The New Club is easy to get to from the main arterial roads in South Manchester

and is less than a mile from Palatine Rd.

https://goo.gl/maps/zep3LKiZkw72  (Click to see map)


From  Altrincham / Hale take the M56, straight on to Princess Parkway (A5103), right on to Mauldeth Rd West.,

after just over  ½ mile turn left on Wellington Rd.

The Club is about 200 yds on the right opposite Withington High School for Girls.


From Cheadle, Stockport get on to M60 exiting north towards Manchester onto Princess Parkway,

right on to Mauldeth Rd West, after just over ½ mile turn left on Wellington Rd.

The Club is about 200 yds on the right opposite Withington High School for Girls.


From Didsbury, Parrs Wood, Burnage and Heaton Moor/Mersey take the A34/ Kingsway north,

turn left on Mauldeth Rd West and 2nd right after crossing Wilmslow Rd on to Wellington Rd.

The Club is about 200 yds on the right opposite Withington High School for Girls.


From Manchester,
EITHER take the A34 south and turn right at Mauldeth Rd. West. Take second right on to Wellington Rd.

The Club is about 200 yds on the right opposite Withington High School for Girls.


OR take Princess Rd south from Mancunian Way (A5103), turn left onto Mauldeth Rd West

at Hough End Playing Fields. After just over ½ mile turn left on to Wellington Rd.

The Club is about 200 yds on the right opposite Withington High School for Girls.


Via public transport, the bus stops near the junction of Wilmslow Rd and Granville Rd

(near Shell petrol station) are the closest. Walk along Granville Rd, turn left on Wellington Rd.

The Club is on the left opposite Withington High School for Girls.

 

 

The Manchester Congress

5th-6th January 2019
Victoria and Albert Hotel Spinningfields


Manchester's Friendly Flagship Event

Visit  www.manchesterbridge.org.uk for full details

 

NEW PREMISES IN PROGRESS!

 

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)

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.

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.