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Welcome to

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB., 

We are no longer at Palatine Road or The Casino for any bridge whatsoever! 

 

. . .  BECAUSE WE HAVE MOVED, FROM 2ND JANUARY, TO OUR NEW "HOME" PREMISES. . . .

81 WELLINGTON ROAD, FALLOWFIELD, MANCHESTER M14 6BN

(See Centre Column on this page ►)

Ring the club on 0161 445 3712  or Dave on 07717 252114 for any clarification

or email daviddebbage@hotmail.co.uk

 

CHEADLE ROYAL WINNERS
CHEADLE ROYAL WINNERS

CHEADLE ROYAL TROPHY WINNERS

Congratulations to STEPHEN WARD & CHRISTOPHER HINE for winning the 2018 CHEADLE ROYAL CUP.

This is awarded to the top pair on Monday Nights between September & December each year.

CONGRATULATIONS!

(Photo to follow)

The 2018 Manchester Congress

Another succesful and enjoyable congress was held at the Victoria and Albert Hotel over the weekend of 5-6th January. 
Guests were welcomed from all over the UK including two teams from Norway. 
David Debbage and Andrew Woodcock repeated their success of 2017 in winning the pairs
by a smidgeon ahead of Michael Byrne and Andrew Murphy (who won the Men's Pairs Trophy).  
Manchester Bridge Club players were well represented and are highlighted in the honours below
presented by International Sally Brock.
 
PAIRS FINAL
winners
Winners DAVID DEBBAGE & ANDREW WOODCOCK (not shown)
 
2nd and mens
Pairs 2nd & Mens Pairs MICHAEL BYRNE & ANDREW MURPHY
 
TEAM A FINAL
Teams Winners
Winners JOHN HASSETT, JEFFREY SMITH, JACKIE PYE & JOHN HOLLAND
 
Second
2nd JUSTIN & BARBARA HACKETT, MARTIN TAYLOR & PAUL HACKETT
 
TEAM B FINAL
Teams B 2nd
2nd  KIRIL DELEV, MICHAEL BYRNE, ALEXANDRA BIRCHALL & ANDREW MURPHY (not shown)
 
3rd CHRISTOPHER HINE, STEPEN WARD, PAUL MORRELL & ANDY GREEN
(No photo available)
 
TEAM C FINAL
4th BARBARA LEWIS, ANN THORNTON, CELIA & KEVIN COMRIE
(No photo available)
 
INTERMEDIATE
Int 2
 
2nd HENRY BISSELL & JOSH CLARKE
 
ASCENDERS 
Ascenders
ANDY GREEN & DAVID HAMMONDS (not shown) 
 
THE PLAYERS PROGRESS CUP
5th
5th ANN WOOD & ANNIE CURTIS
 
THE KEVIN COMRIE CUP
3rd
3rd. ANNIE CURTIS & ANN WOOD
 
(For full results see the bottom right of this page and the MCBA website)

It's that time of year again when 

your annual membership payment is due.  

The fees are the same as for last year (again!),

so it's £50 for Single Membership,

£80 for Joint Membership and Junior Students are free.

Membership runs from January through to December each year. 

Payments should be made asap (by end February latest) in cash or a cheque made out to Manchester Bridge Club.

If you prefer to pay by BACS Electronic Transfer the club details are

Barclays Bank -  Account Number 60613355 - Sort Code 20-26-20

"Guests are welcome at the club for a couple of visits before needing to join as a member.

Beginners attending courses receive their first 6 months membership free.

Club Membership includes EBU Registration."

THANK YOU.

3 Jan 2019

2019 Camrose Trophy - 1st Weekend

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.

Representing England:
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.

11 Dec 2018 | Internationals

Teltscher Trophy Trials

This weekend the Senior Trials take place at West Midlands Bridge Club.

Manchester players participating are John Holland in the Hackett team and Alan Mould and Gary Hyett

The winning team will be chosen to represent England in the Teltscher Trophy, set to be held in Edinburgh Scotland, 5th-7th April 2019.

Coverage of the event will be shown on Bridge Base Online starting at 10.45 on Saturday.

For full details on eligibility criteria and entries:

17 Dec 2018 | Internationals

Latest update...........

Mossop team wins Senior Trials

The Mossop team have won the Senior Trials, which took place at West Midlands Bridge Club at the weekend, and will be representing England in the Teltscher Trophy next year. The team of David Mossop, Paul Hackett, Gunnar Hallberg, John Holland and Brian Senior finished undefeated, with the Penfold team close behind and then a large gap to third.

The Teltscher Trophy will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 5th-7th April 2019.

 

RESULTS

SANTA CLAUS PAIRS

Palatine Road enjoyed it's last FULL HOUSE when 22 pairs took part in the annual Santa Claus Pairs event - Manchester Bridge Club's flagship event.

The eventual winners were JOY and IRVING BLAKEY Ist

with MBC's OLLIE BURGESS playing with Dan Crofts in 2nd Place

and TRACY CAPAL & JOHN STELL in Third

Full results details are bottom right of this page.

 

Scottish Congress

Congratulations to Josh Clarke and Daniel Kelsall for coming second in the Swiss Pairs at the Scottish Congress in Peebles.

Great Result!

 

European Mixed Teams Trials

 

The play-offs for the team to represent England in the European Mixed event took place on 8-9th Dec. at the Young Chelsea Bridge Club.  Congratulations to Michael Byrne playing with Fiona Brown, Frances Hinden, Graham Osborne, Sally Brock and Barry Myers who won both their semi-final and final matches convincingly.  The European event will be in Lisbon in February.

 

Mixed Trials
Barry Myers, Sally Brock, Fiona Brown,
Michael Byrne, Frances Hinden, Graham Osborne

Senior World Championship

Congratulations to John Holland and Alan Mould who have been chosen to play for the England senior team in the World Championships in China next September. 
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

*************

2019 Geoff Nuttall Trophy

This Monday Evening Duplicate Individual Player Contest runs from

January 2019 until the end of April 2019

*************

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?

Image result for card playing partner pics

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 / Jeff know so they 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 davedebbage@hotmail.co.uk

Thankyou.

Archive 2013
2013 ANNUAL REVIEW

Please click on the

"2013 Annual Review"

yellow tab above

to see this

interesting news report

given by Jeff at the

Club AGM held on

Sunday 29th December 2013.

What a year!!

2013 CHEADLE ROYAL CUP WINNERS
2013 CHEADLE ROYAL CUP WINNERS

2013 CHEADLE ROYAL CUP WINNERS

Congratulations to Winners

LESLEY JOHNSON & DAVID SARABOWSKI

who achieved a magnificent overall 61.16%

This is a Monday Night Competition Cup for

top scores between September & December.

2nd. James Sheppard & Michael Wymer 60.2%

3rd. George Leigh & John Moran 59.35%

(For full details click on the yellow tab above left  "Archive 2013" and then onto "2013 Cheadle Royal")

2013 BEN FRANKS PAIRS RESULTS
2013 BEN FRANKS PAIRS RESULTS

RESULTS FOR THE

2013 BEN FRANKS PAIRS

This Green Pointed Pairs Event was hosted at

The Manchester Bridge Club 

for the MCBA on Sunday 1st December 2013.

23 pairs took part and the leading 4 pairs,

with primary allegiance to Manchester,

will be invited to play in the CORWEN CUP.

1st John Currie & Kath Nelson 57.38%

2nd Nicholas Greer & Ross Allen 56.20%

3rd Alec Smalley & Barbara Lewis 56.08%

4th Ken Hassell & Raymond Semp 56.06%

Congratulations to all.

Winners of Gazette Cup 2013
Winners of Gazette Cup 2013

Congratulations to Manchester Bridge Club A Team who won the 2013 Gazette Cup.  This is an event for teams of 8.  Manchester A were winning at half time by a narrow margin of 3 VPs but extended their lead to finish the competition ahead by 11 VPs.  This was mainly due to excellent play in the second half by Mike Bell and Sarah O'Connor.  The full team was Mike Bell, Alan Nelson, John Hassett, Rodney Lighton, Sarah O'Connor, Kath Nelson, Jeff Morris and Rhona Goldenfield.

Thanks to Irene Davies and Barbara Lewis for organising this enjoyable event.

WINNERS FOR THE SECOND TIME!
WINNERS FOR THE SECOND TIME!

EBU NATIONAL SENIORS KNOCKOUT  2013

GERARD FAULKNER SALVER

This is a National EBU Event and knockout throughout.

It's the second time in the last three years that this team have won!

Pictured from left to right are

Clive Owen (North East), Jeff Morris,

John Hassett & John Holland.

THE EVE LIGHTHILL CUP
THE EVE LIGHTHILL CUP

THE EVE LIGHTHILL CUP

WINNERS 2013

The Winners of the 2013 Eve Lighthill Cup are Michael Byrne, John Holland, Rhona Goldenfield, Gary Hyett, Rodney Lighton and Ollie Burgess with a total over the 3 sessions of 86 VPs.

The full results are shown under the results tab for 12th September (when the first round was played).

EVE LIGHTHILL CUP

SECOND PLACE

Congratulations to Sid Travers, Ian Kane, Ken Hassell, David Olliver & Eve who were runners up with a splendid 81 VPs.

TONY WOOD MEMORIAL TROPHY 2013
TONY WOOD MEMORIAL TROPHY 2013

We are delighted to announce that

CHRIS HINE & STEPHEN WARD

are the winners of the

 2013 TONY WOOD MEMORIAL TROPHY.

They achieved a magnificent 62.56%

average for the period from

6th May 2013 to 26th August 2013.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Bridge For School Players at Half Term 2013
Bridge For School Players at Half Term 2013

For 2 weeks over the 2013 school/college half term holidays we are providing opportunities for young people to learn, play and compete at both Minibridge and Bridge.  These sessions will be held on Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th February and also the following week on Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th February.  The sessions will be held between 10.30am and 12.30pm on each of these days.  On both Mondays participants are invited to stay and play in our duplicate bridge session or supervised bridge session which start at 1.pm.

 
If you would like any further information please ring Jeff Morris on 07960871035 or ring the club on 0161 445 3712.
PETER ADER TROPHY WINNERS 2013
PETER ADER TROPHY WINNERS 2013

PETER ADER TROPHY 2013

DUPLICATE PAIRS RESULTS

This competition, which took place on Wednesday 18th December 2013,

 was closely fought between 14 pairs but congratulations go to

RHONA & BERNARD GOLDENFIELD

clear winners with a magnificent 66.37%

2nd  Tean Porteus & David Debbage 57.44%

3rd   Mike Barlow & Frank McCarthy 56.55%

2013 Newcomers League February

 

NEWCOMERS TEAMS FEBRUARY 2013

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

TOTAL

1

Judith Lambert

Ali Oliver

Carole Whitehurst

Sue Berry

 

 

- 27

 

- 33

 

- 4

 

- 64

2

Ralph Young

Rory O’Connor

Lindsay Taylor

David Bostock

 

+ 27

 

 

- 22

 

+ 2

 

+ 7

3

Adelino Santos

Kelvin Lau

Mitchell Dytham

Charles Purle

 

+ 33

 

+ 22

 

 

- 9

 

+ 46

4

Louise Vincent

Peter Collinson

Avril Hutton

Linda Fletcher

 

+ 4

 

- 2

 

+ 9

 

 

+ 11

 

MIXED PAIRS EVENT RESULTS

MIXED PAIRS EVENT RESULTS!

FROM SUNDAY 24th NOVEMBER

Congratulations to Elena & Marcelo Rosenbaum who won this event with a magnificent 69.5%!!

MIXED PAIRS EVENT RESULTS

........and to Rob Myers and Millie Jones who came second with a cracking 62.5% !

Eighteen pairs took part in this enjoyable event on Sunday evening.

Sunday Afternoon Seminar on 10th February

 Ben's final Sunday afternoon seminar in this current series is on Position and Vulnerability Considerations. This seminar will take place on Sunday 10th February and will start at 3.15pm. There will be a lesson on the subject followed by prepared hands demonstrating the topic.  There will also be a short break for refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits provided by the Club). Previous seminars in this series were Declarer Play Technique, Evaluating Your Hand  and How Best to Support Partner's Suit.

The cost for these seminars is £8 for members and £10 for non-members.

Please let Ben know of any other topics you would like Ben to cover in future seminars.

Ben is also looking at running some seminars for more advanced players in the new year, potential subjects include endplays, squeezes, 5 card majors and suit combinations.  Please let Jeff/David/Ben or any Committee member whether these topics would interest you or if there are other topics you would like Ben to cover.

Newsletter January 2013

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2013

 

 

CHANNEL TROPHY

 

Sarah O'’Connor, Sinead Bird, Kirstyn Fuller & Laura Bonney represented England girls in the international match against Holland, France and Belgium in December 2012 where they finished equal second.  Rob Myers represented England in the Under 25 Team and Michael Byrne was Non Playing Captain of the winning Under 20 Team.

 

 

BEN BEEVER SUNDAY INTERMEDIATE SEMINARS

 

Ben Beever is holding 4 more seminars in January and February. All the seminars will take place on Sunday afternoons starting at 3.15pm. There will be a lesson on the subject followed by prepared hands demonstrating the topic. There will also be a short break for refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits provided by the Club).

 

The first seminar is on Sunday 13th January and looks at Declarer Play Technique. The second seminar is on Sunday 20th January and covers Evaluating Your Hand. On Sunday 3rd February, Ben will be examining how best to Support Partner's Suit and on Sunday 10th February Ben looks at Position and Vulnerability Considerations.

 

The cost for these seminars is £8 for members and £10 for non-members.

 

BEGINNERS CLASSES

 

Susan Triggs and Dave Debbage start an afternoon Beginners Class on Monday 14th January at 1.30pm

 

Ben Beever will be doing a five lesson Fundamentals of Bidding Course on Tuesday 15th January starting at 7.30pm.This is a follow up to the Basic Beginners Course and an excellent revision opportunity for those that want to revise their bidding.

 

Ben Beever starts his next Basic Beginners Class on Wednesday 16th January at 7.30pm. This is a five lesson introduction to the basics of card play and the cost is £50 for the course.

 

 

SANTA CLAUS PAIRS

 

In an excellent turnout of 16 tables the winners were the formidable pairing of Jason Hackett and Rob Myers with Bernard & Rhona Goldenfield second and Edward Levy and Mike Burtt in third.

 

CHEADLE ROYAL CUP

 

Congratulations to John Parsons & Nicholas Greer who won this Monday night event counting scores from September to December.

 

YEAR END CONGRESS - BLACKPOOL

 

Well done to David Debbage and Edward Levy who came third in the Swiss Pairs and to Tracy Capal who was part of the winning team.

 

YEAR END CONGRESS - LONDON

 

John Holland came second in partnership with Ben Green in the Swiss Pairs. In the teams Paul Hackett was a member of the second placed team while Michael Byrne was a member of the team in third place.

 

MANCHESTER CONGRESS

Well done to Tracy Capal who won the Pairs playing with Liz Muir and to John Holland and Michael Byrne who were part of the winning team in the Championship teams. Also extremely well done to Christine Barrowclough and Nic Tarrier who finished second  in  the Players Progress Cup on the Saturday and to David Owen who won the Kevin Comrie Cup on the Sunday in partnership with Irish visitor Leo McCormac.

 

 

Diary Dates For Events In The Club 

 

British Winter Simultaneous Pairs – Wednesday 9th January 7:30 pm

British Winter Simultaneous Pairs – Thursday 10th January 7:30 pm

 

Intermediate Seminar – Declarer Play Technique Sunday 13 January 3:15 pm

 

Afternoon Beginners Class - Monday 14th January 1:30 pm

Bidding Revision Course –Tuesday 15th January 7.30pm

Basic Beginners Course –Wednesday 16th January 7.30pm

 

National Pairs – Thursday 17th January 7:30 pm

 

Intermediate Seminar – Evaluating Your Hand Sunday 20 January 3:15 pm

Debutantes Duplicate – Thursday 31st January 7:30 pm

Intermediate Seminar – Supporting Partner’s Suit Sunday 3rd February 3:15 pm

 

Bridge England Simultaneous Pairs – Wednesday 6th February 7:30 pm

 

Cantor Cup -  An event for Beginners and Inexperienced Duplicate Players  – Sunday 17th February 2:00 pm

 

Intermediate Seminar – Position & Vulnerability Sunday 10th February 3:15 pm

Newcomers League 1st Session – Thursday 28th February 7:30 pm

 

 

Jeff Morris and David Debbage

Manchester Bridge Club

Tel:  0161 445 3712 

Mob:  07960  871035

e-mail: jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk