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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

 

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.

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)

SELECTIONS

Tollemache Selection

The selection committee has picked the following team for the Tollemache Final at Brandon on February 16-17th.  Michael Newman/Gary Hyett, John Holland/John Hassett, Catherine Draper/Andrew Woodcock, Alan Mould/Ollie Burgess.  This is the nearly same team that qualified in November.  Ollie Burgess replaces Michael Byrne who is unavailable.

Blue Point Teams

Congratulations to Neil Thomas, Nicholas Greer, John Currie and Rodney Lighton who won at Preston on Sunday 13th January, just ahead of John Holland, Alan Mould, Jackie Pye and Jeff Smith.  Results are on the Preston Bridge Club web site.

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)

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.

 

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?

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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.

Rubber Bridge Scoring

RUBBER BRIDGE SCORING

 

  1. Each table has 2 packs of cards (different colours). Players cut for the first deal and the winner picks the colour of the pack to be dealt. The cards are shuffled by the player to the dealer’s left and then cut by the player to the dealer’s right. The dealer then deals and the dealer’s partner, meanwhile, shuffles the other pack and places it to their right hand side.

 

  1. Bidding and play are similar (although scoring affects how high the bidding needs to go and only simple systems are usually allowed) but, in Rubber Bridge, the Declarer plays both their hand and Dummy’s hand and all four players play their cards into a pile in front of Declarer. Whoever wins the round then gather all 4 cards in front of them as 1 trick.

 

  1. A game is won by the first pair to score 100 or more points for successful contracts ‘below the line’. This may take several deals.

 

  1. The score is kept of a sheet divided into two columns headed ‘WE’ and ‘THEY’ with a horizontal line across the page half way down. Scores for successful contracts are entered ‘below the line’ and count towards winning a game. Other scores, such as overtrick bonus’, undertrick penalties etc. are entered ‘above the line’ and do not count towards winning the game but do count towards the final score.

 

  1. Vulnerability is very important in Rubber Bridge. A pair who have already won a game are said to be vulnerable and are subject to higher bonuses and penalties as a result.

 

TRICK SCORE

Scored below the line by declarer's side.

RUBBER, GAME, PARTSCORE, CONTRACT FULFILLED

 

TRUMP CONTRACT

 

C

D

H

S

For each trick over six, bid and made

http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gifUndoubled

20

20

30

30

http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gifDoubled

40

40

60

60

http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gifRedoubled

80

80

120

120

 

 

NO TRUMP CONTRACT 

 

Undoubled

Doubled

Redoubled

For the first trick over six, bid & made 

           40

80

160

For each additional trick over six, bid & made      

           30

60

           120

 

The first side to score 100 points below the line, in one or more hands, wins a GAME. When a game is won, both sides start without trick score toward the next game. First side to win two games wins the RUBBER POINTS.

 

In addition, the declarer’s side scores 50 points above the line “for the insult” if they succeed in making a doubled contract – 100 points for making a redoubled contract!

 

PREMIUM SCORE

Scored above the line by declarer's side.

For winning the RUBBER, if opponents have won no game

700

 

For winning the RUBBER, if opponents have won one game

500

 

For having won the only game in an UNFINISHED RUBBER

300

 

For having the only PARTSCORE in an unfinished game

100

 

For making any DOUBLED contract

50

 

For making any REDOUBLED contract

100

 

 

SLAMS

For making a SLAM

Not Vulnerable

Vulnerable

http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gifSmall Slam (12 tricks), bid and made

500

750

http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gifGrand Slam (all 13 tricks), bid and made

1000

1500

 

 

OVERTRICKS

For each OVERTRICK

Not Vulnerable

Vulnerable

http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gif(tricks made in excess of contract)
 

http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gifUndoubled

Trick Value

Trick Value

http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gifDoubled

100

200

http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gifRedoubled

200

400

 
 

HONOURS

Scored above the line by either side:

For holding four of the five trump HONOURS
http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gif(A, K, Q, J, 10) in one hand

100

 

For holding all five trump HONOURS
http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gif(A, K, Q, J, 10) in one hand

150

 

For holding all four ACES in one hand
http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gifin a No Trump contract

150

 

 

 

UNDERTRICK PENALTIES

Tricks by which declarer fails to fulfill the contract: scored above the line by declarer's opponents, if contract is not fulfilled.

 

 

Not Vulnerable

 

Undoubled

Doubled

Redoubled

For first undertrick

50

100

200

For second and third undertrick

50

200

400

For each additional undertrick

50

300

600

 

 

Vulnerable

 

Undoubled

Doubled

Redoubled

For first undertrick

100

200

400

For each additional undertrick

100

300

600