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
MCBA INTERMEDIATE SWISS PAIRS
Winners Wendy Burton and Angela Ashleigh
Third Annie Curtis and Jackie Lowrie
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!!"
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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
ACTIVITIES FOR NEWCOMERS AND IMPROVERS
Manchester Bridge Club provides Foundation Courses for Beginners
in both Card Play and Bidding
and also ensures plenty of activities to help and support players who are keen to improve.
You do not need to have a partner - just come along and partners will be found.
COMPLETE BEGINNERS FOUNDATION COURSES
New courses for Beginners are held throughout the year at regular intervals both in the evening and during the day.
Details of these Courses, thier content and dates are on the Beginners' Courses Page.
Please contact David at the Club for more information or to enrol.
There are a number of ongoing activities for Newcomers and Improvers:-
MONDAY AFTERNOON SUPERVISED DUPLICATE WITH DAVID DEBBAGE at 1pm
(Suitable for Improvers & Refreshers)
David gives a brief lesson at 1pm followed by Supervised Duplicate finishing around 4.15pm
Partners always found.
TUESDAY EVENING SUPERVISED PLAY CLASS & LESSON WITH DAVID DEBBAGE at 7.30pm
(Suitable for Newcomers, Improvers & Refreshers)
David talks for about 30 minutes on the topic of the day and then helps and advises during the following supervised duplicate. Partners always found.
WEDNESDAY EVENING SUPERVISED PLAY CLASS at 7.30pm
(Suitable for Newcomers and Improvers)
THURSDAY EVENING SWISS PAIRS at 7.30pm
(Suitable for Improvers upwards)
This is not supervised play but is an ideal stepping stone to 'the real thing!'
After the first round your pair is matched against players of a similar standard so it's a friendly and enjoyable experience but a good opportunity to mix with people who are more experienced.
♠ SUNDAY SEMINAR WORKSHOPS with OLLIE BURGESS from 2.30pm to 5pm (NB Occasionally also held on Saturday mornings - keep an eye on the Home Page!)
DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - OLLIE'S SEMINAR WORKSHOPS:
New 2019 dates coming soon
Any enquiries please contact David Debbage at Manchester Bridge Club
Tel: 0161 445 3712
Mobile: 07717 252114