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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

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

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.

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