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Welcome to

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.

Ring us on 0161 445 3712  for any clarification

or email jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

For directions on how to find us please click on the 

yellow 'Club Information' tab top left of this page.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/45328519

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The 78-year-old whose "persistence" helped convince Asian Games organisers to include bridge wins bronze.

North Wales Green Point Swiss Pairs
Sunday Oct 7th
Northop Hall, Mold, Nr Chester.

Click here for details

Premier League

The first weekend of three of the prestigious EBU Premier League was held on September 15th-16th.  The first two teams in the top division will be selected to play for England in the Camrose Trophy.  The Manchester team of Jeff Morris, John Hassett, Alec Smalley and Tom Slater (with Catherine Draper and Andrew Woodcock to play in subsequent weekends) are currently doing very well lying in second position.
 
Congratulations!
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The Crockfords Cup

The mainly Manchester team of John Holland, Alan Mould, Michael Byrne and Kieran Dyke finished third in the eight team final of the English National KO competition which was held in Solihull on 1st-2nd September.  Michael and Kieran were the second best pair on cross IMPs.  Full results are on the EBU web site.

24 Aug 2018

Hackett & Taylor win at Northern Midweek Congress

The Northern Midweek Congress saw its highest entry for five years, with Harrogate the venue for three days of weekday bridge.

The two-day Championship Pairs on 21st - 22nd August was won by Justin Hackett & Martin Taylor who finished with 60.00%.  Full results are on the EBU web site.

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB PLANS

Dear Member,

 
As you are probably aware the Manchester Bridge Club will be vacating our Palatine Road premises at the beginning of 2019.
Of course it is with great sadness that we do so, but we can reflect that Palatine Road has been a wonderful venue for 40 years – for which we will be having a celebratory party this Autumn.
In the meantime all our activities will be as normal with the club premises being available for matches, county events and meetings, afternoon rubber bridge and Wednesday night duplicate and play class.
On Mondays,Tuesdays and Thursdays the club will still be using the Casino until the end of the year.
It is our intention to continue the Manchester Bridge Club activities in different premises in 2019 and we are currently looking at some options. However, if members of the club have any suggestions, we would be happy to investigate.
 

Best Wishes 

Jeff Morris and Dave Debbage

Manchester Bridge Club

Mobile: 07960 871035

Tel: 0161 445 3712

TIPS FOR IMPROVERS

***NEW MONTH.....

CHECK OUT MICHAEL NEWMAN'S NEW TIPS FROM HANDS PLAYED IN AUGUST........

(See the yellow tab above left "NEW - TIPS FOR AUGUST 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.

15 Aug 2018

Hacketts second in India

Jason and Justin Hackett have finished second in the Pairs competition at the annual HCL International Bridge Championship in New Delhi. India's most prestigious congress attracts an international field, and Jason and Justin were beaten only by the Russian pair of George Matushko & Dmitry Rogov.

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! 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

MCBA Player of the Year

With only the final of the Goldstone Trophy to be played, the expert category has been won by Alan Mould ahead of Michael Newman, with John Holland third.
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
 
EBU SUCCESS

20 Feb 2018 | Clubs | Youth

John Holland tops Master Point list; Club Champions announced

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

Fantastic!

Current Competitions

2018 / 19 Club Championship

This Wednesday Evening Individual Player Contest is running from

May 1st  2018 until the end of April 2019

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2018 Cheadle Royal Cup

This Monday Evening Duplicate Pairs Contest is running from

September 2018 until the end of December 2018

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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 Jeff or David ahead of the session to ask them to find someone for you.

"We aim to please!!"

FUNCTION ROOMS FOR HIRE
FUNCTION ROOMS FOR HIRE

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.

Please ring Jeff on

0161 445 3712

or email jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

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 Jeff know so he 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 jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

Thankyou.

2012 December Newsletter

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2012

CELTIC SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS-THURSDAY 6th DECEMBER 2012

Celtic Simultaneous Pairs with home made soup and crusty bread refreshments. Green point event - table money 10.00. Pit your wits against our Celtic neighbours next 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.

BEN BEEVER SUNDAY INTERMEDIATE SEMINARS

Ben Beever's final seminar this year is on 9th December on Recommended Conventions including Transfers (we tell you about the most useful gadgets to polish up your bidding). The cost of this seminar is 8 for Members and 10 for non-members. The price includes tea, coffee and biscuits during a brief break. Start time is 3.15. There will be a short talk followed by a series of hands which will help you to learn the useful conventions covered.

CRAZY PAIRS

The University of Manchester Bridge Club are hosting another event at Manchester Bridge Club and they would like to welcome any bridge players who would like to support their University Bridge Club to come along and play at these events.

This event, on Thursday 13th December (a 7.30 pm start), is Crazy Pairs. This is a casual event where the rules of bridge are mixed up while playing. Sounds simple? Try : bidding a contract without being able to bid black suits, bidding a contract only to be told you're in a higher or lower contract or even in a different suit, playing a contract out but anti-clockwise. Sounds interesting? Give it a go! All abilities welcome.

SANTA CLAUS PAIRS

Get your entry in for the Santa Claus Pairs which is being held on Sunday 16th December. This is a two session event starting with Welcome Drinks at 1.30pm. The first session starts at 2 pm with our sumptuous Christmas Buffet being served between sessions. Entries are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. The entry fee is 27.50 per player. The 1st prize is 150 and 2nd prize is 80. There will be a small gift for every-one attending. Coffee and mince pies will be served at the end of the competition.

CHRISTMAS PARTY

Christmas Party and Duplicate Monday 17th December 2012 7.30pm for Monday Evening players. Also this is the last session of the Cheadle Royal Cup.

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB AGM – SUNDAY 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. Any nominations for Committee should be made to Jeff before 6.00pm on the 29th December 2012.

CLUB OPENING HOURS OVER FESTIVE SEASON

The club will close Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. We will, however, be open for rubber bridge every afternoon after Boxing Day(including New Years Eve and New Years Day) and for duplicate in the evenings on Thursday 27th December 2012 , Wednesday 2nd January 2013 and Thursday 3rd January 2013.

MANCHESTER CONGRESS

Manchester’s much loved congress will this year be held at a new venue over the weekend of 5th and 6th January 2013.The venue will be the Victoria and Albert Hotel, Water Street. There will be two great one session events for players new to tournament bridge –on the Saturday starting at 1.00pm the Players Progress Cup and on the Sunday the Kevin Comrie Cup starting at 11.00pm. All entries should be sent to Jeff Smith Tel: 0161 702 3773 Mobile: 07976 794390 Email: jasmith@nildram.co.uk.

CHANNEL TROPHY

Five players from the club will be representing England in the Under 25 International match against Holland, France and Belgium on the 22nd and 23rd December. Sarah O’Connor, Sinead Bird, Kirstyn Fuller and Laura Bonney will be playing in the Under 25 Girls Team and Rob Myers will be playing in the Under 25 Open Team.

Diary Dates For Events In The Club

Celtic Simultaneous Pairs Thursday 6th December 2012 7.30pm

SeminarRecommended Conventions including Transfers Sun 9th Dec. 3:15 pm

Crazy Pairs – Thursday 13th December 7:30 pm

Santa Claus Pairs – Sunday 16th December 1:30 pm for drinks

Christmas Party – Monday 17th December 7:30 pm

Peter Ader Memorial Pairs – Wednesday 19th December 7:30 pm

Duplicate - Thurs 27th December 2012 7.30pm

AGM and Duplicate – Sunday 30th December 6:30 pm

Duplicate –Wednesday 2nd January 2013 7.30pm. First Session Geoff Nuttall Memorial

Swiss Pairs –Thursday 3rd January 2013 7.30 pm

Jeff Morris and David Debbage

ManchesterBridge Club

Tel: 0161 445 3712

Mob: 07960 871035

e-mail: jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk