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.
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Autumn Intermediate Pairs
CHECK OUT MICHAEL NEWMAN'S NEW TIPS FROM HANDS PLAYED IN OCTOBER........
(See the yellow tab above left "NEW - TIPS FOR OCTOBER 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.
I am sad to inform members of the death of Joyce Goldstone. She was a tutor here for several years and a great supporter of Manchester Bridge Club. Her husband Merville was chairman of MBC and a member of MCBA for a considerable time and the Goldstone Trophy is still keenly competed for annually.
She will be sadly missed and we send condolences to her family and friends.
The funeral was held on TUESDAY 6th NOVEMBER, at the Jewish Cemetary in Failsworth - 12.30pm
Jeff Morris 5th November 2018
MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB PLANS
Jeff Morris and Dave Debbage
Manchester Bridge Club
Mobile: 07960 871035
Tel: 0161 445 3712
Autumn is the busiest time of year for bridge lessons, and this month many have started around the country at bridge clubs, and with independent teachers.
In a humorous column for the Sunday Times, Jeremy Clarkson has written about his recent attempts to learn to play to bridge - with varying degrees of success, confusion, and inebriation.
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!
MCBA Player of the Year
20 Feb 2018 | Clubs | Youth
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
2018 / 19 Club Championship
This Wednesday Evening Individual Player Contest is running from
May 1st 2018 until the end of April 2019
2018 Cheadle Royal Cup
This Monday Evening Duplicate Pairs Contest is running from
September 2018 until the end of December 2018
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 Jeff or David ahead of the session to ask them to find someone for you.
"We aim to please!!"
MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB
(at the 30 Palatine Road Venue)
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Suitable for special occasions such as
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Points ofinterest from the August 2012 duplicates
1 Do not lead MUD in partner’s suit especially in No Trumps
Board 12 Wednesday 15 August
Playing in NT this was the Diamondsuit
The opening lead was the 6 of Diamondsto the 9, King and low. The Jack ofDiamonds was returned winning with the Ace and LHO now played the up part ofmiddle up down ie the 8. This left:-
Declarer was now left with a finesseposition of A7 over 10x and when RHOsubsequently decided to continue with Diamonds Declarer made three tricks. So the moral is
Always leadlow from small cards in partners suit. The recommended expert lead is to lead third highest in partner’s suitfrom either three or four small cards.
2 Always be alert to the possibility ofdoubling a transfer bid for the lead
Board 20 Wednesday 15 August
After a weak No trump from North,South made a transfer bid of 2 Hearts. If West doubles to demand a Heart lead then if opposition end up in NoTrumps they will lose a minimum of four Heart tricks and the pointed Aces. When West failed to double then declarer hadno difficulty in making at least eight tricks in NT when he won the Club leadand started on Spades taking out West’s entry immediately.
3 Raising responder or bidding a new suit
Suppose that you are dealt a 4-3-5-1or 4-3-1-5 hand. You open 1 of a minorand partner bids 1 Heart. Do you rebid 1Spade or raise partner’s Hearts?
The answer depends on how strong youare. If you have say:-
Board 20 Wednesday 22 August
You open 1 Club and partner bids 1Heart. As you have a minimum hand youmust raise Hearts immediately to 2 Hearts. This is because if you instead bid 1 Spade and partner now bids either1NT or 2 Clubs then you would like to then bid 2 Hearts at your third bid. However you cannot follow such a course ofaction because TO BID TWO SUITS AND THENSHOW DELAYED SUPPORT FOR RESPONDER’S FIRST SUIT SHOWS A GOOD HAND.
In the Wednesday Duplicate on 22August 5 of the 9 North’s failed to bid 2 Hearts because from the travellersfive North Souths ended up in 3NT opposite:
3NT made only 9 tricks compared to the11 available in Hearts:
Clearly the majority of the Wednesdaynight players could improve their bidding by taking note of this tip ! ! !
Board 22 Thursday 30 August
You open 1 Diamond and partner bids 1Heart. You must again raise Heartsimmediately because you are not strong enough to bid 1 Spade and subsequentlyshow delayed support for Hearts.
This may be put down in the form of arule:-
When holdinga 4-3-5-1 or 4-3-1-5 hand as opener you must raise a response of 1 Heart if youare minimum in the range 11 to 14 points. If you are 16+ you can bid 1 Spade and then subsequently raiseHearts. You will note that if you have 15points you will have to use your judgement as to whether to follow theconservative or more aggressive action.