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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)

RESULTS

Hubert Phillips

Congratulations to John Holland, Alan Mould, Jeff Smith and Jackie Pye who have reached the final of the Hubert Phillips with a good win over Heather Dhondy's team.  This team has now reached the final in two of the last three years.

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.

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