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 firstname.lastname@example.org
The 2019 Buffett Cup took place in China this year, in the southern coastal city of Haikou, capital of Hainan Province.
Starting on 24th April and running until 28th April, the competition included a team from Europe, the United States and China, each team consisting of 8 players. The Buffett Cup is similar to the prestigious Ryder Cup of golf and Davis Cup of tennis. Each squad has a number of players who compete in multiple formats. The outcome of the event is determined by the aggregate results of the segments.
First held in 2006, the Buffett Cup consists of pairs, teams, and individual competitions. The event is named after world-renowned businessman Warren Buffett, lifelong bridge devotee and competitor.
This year there were two English Pairs playing for Europe:
For more information about the event visit the Buffett Cup website.
The final result saw the USA team in first place with 972.3 and Jason and Justin's European team coming a very close second with 967.7.
Schapiro Spring Foursomes
John Armstrong Swiss Pairs
Teltscher Trophy Result
The Teltscher Trophy - the 'senior Camrose' competition - took place in April. This year the event was held in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The England team (pictured from left to right: Norman Selway, Gunnar Hallberg, Paul Hackett, Brian Senior, John Holland, David Mossop and NPC Simon Cochemé) were victorious, winning all 10 matches on the way to the trophy.
Last year's champions Scotland were runners up.
AGM of MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB
Sunday 7th April 2019
Members attending participated in a brief round-up by Jeff of last years' exciting news items culminating in the move to Fallowfield. This was followed by a delicious supper prepared and served by Eylem and a duplicate from 7.30pm.
Jeff's Review of 2018 Activities, Successes and Results are now under the yellow tab top left of this page marked "2019 AGM"
21 Feb 2019
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.
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!
2019 / 20 Club Championship
This Wednesday Evening Individual Player Contest runs from
May 1st 2019 until the end of April 2020
2019 Tony Wood Cup
This Monday Evening Duplicate Pairs Contest runs from
May 2019 until the end of August 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 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 email@example.com
11 Feb 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!"
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
THIS SUNDAY 7th APRIL
£5 RELAXED DUPLICATE
“Come and join in Dave’s first (brief!) AGM news roundup ...it’s been quite a year!”
♥ 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.
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.
MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB
OLLIE’S SEMINAR WORKSHOP
SUNDAY 14th APRIL
2.30pm to 5pm
(at Fallowfield venue)
"ESTABLISHING A FORCING AUCTION AND EXPLORING THE BEST FINAL CONTRACT...
….... including Reverses, Responders Reverses & 4th Suit Forcing”
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.
TUESDAY 8th JANUARY at 7.30pm
Manchester Bridge Club, 81 Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6BN
(This is our new home from 2nd January 2019 which we will share with
Fallowfield Bowling and Lawn Tennis Club)
This Course offers the best lessons in the county,
and is run by David Debbage, one of England's leading experienced Bridge teachers.
The course consists of two four week modules
at a cost of £50 for each module.
The first four lessons concentrate on Play
and the second four lessons on Bidding
Manchester Bridge Club runs a series of Foundation Courses for those interested in learning to play Bridge in a relaxed and very sociable environment,
Lessons last for approximately 2 hours with a break for refreshments provided by the Club at half time.
Please contact Dave at the Club on 0161 445 3712 or 07717252114 or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to secure your place.
The Cantor Cup
HAVE YOU OFTEN THOUGHT...
"I'd love to learn how to play Bridge?"
........WELL NOW'S YOUR CHANCE!!
We have a new Beginners Course starting
on TUESDAY 7th MAY at 7.30pm
The Course is split into 2 Modules - 4 weeks on Play and 4 weeks on Bidding
(See more information under the yellow "Beginners" tab top left of this page.)
Places are limited so please get in touch as quickly
as possible to express your interest.
Contact David on 0161 445 3712 or email him at email@example.com
Members - please let David know of anyone you know who may be interested.
Since 2nd January 2019
we have moved to………..
MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB
81 WELLINGTON ROAD
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.
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.
EITHER take the A34 south and turn right at Mauldeth Rd. West. Take second right on to Wellington Rd.
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.
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.
Preston Blue Point Pairs
5th-6th January 2019
Victoria and Albert Hotel Spinningfields