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
4 Mar 2019
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.
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
The Cantor Cup
26 Feb 2019
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)
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.
18 Feb 2019
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)
EBED Teacher's Course has celebrity guests!
31 Jan 2019
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
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 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!"
♥ 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Blue Point Teams