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Welcome to

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.

Ring us on 0161 445 3712  for any clarification

or email jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

For directions on how to find us please click on the 

yellow 'Club Information' tab top left of this page.

Tollemache

The inter counties teams of eight qualifying weekend takes place on 17-18th Novenber at Daventry.  The Manchester team is John Holland/John Hassett, Michael Byrne/Michael Newman, Catherine Draper/Andrew Woodcock, Alan Mould/Gary Hyett.  Good luck to them, they are drawn in Group A which includes London, Middlesex, Somerset, Hants & IOW, Sussex, Devon, Hertfordshire and Notinghamshire.  Results will be on the EBU web site over the weekend.

Autumn Intermediate Pairs

19 pairs played at Altrincham on November 4th.  Players had an enjoyable afternoon, with Angela Ashleigh and Wendy Burton winning ahead of Sally Bray and George Leigh.
 
Winners

Winners Wendy Burton and Angela Ashleigh
TIPS FOR IMPROVERS

***NEW MONTH.....

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.

Lancashire Congress

The Lancashire Congress took place over the weekend of 27-28th October in Brierfield for the Swiss Pairs and in Bolton for the Swiss Teams.  Gary Hyett won the Swiss Pairs with Alan Cooke of Bedfordshire.  Results of both events are on the Lancashire web site.

Autumn Congresses

Martin Taylor playing with Justin Hackett finished third in the Two Star Pairs in the EBU congress at Daventry on 20th October.
Meanwhile John Holland with Jackie Pye, Sally Brock and Barry Myers won the teams in the Scottish congress at Peebles; John and Jackie were third in the pairs final which was won by Sally and Barry.  Results are on the SBU site.

Chester Bowl

The annual charity event at Deva Bridge Club on Sunday 14th October was well attended with many Manchester participants.  The qualifying section was won by Pauline Lang and Steve Mattinson with Gary Hyett and Peter Carey-Yard second and Mohamed and Mariam Jabber third.  In the final Keith Boulton and Nigel Pearce were second with Rodney Lighton and John Currie third.  Full results are on the Deva web site.

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB PLANS

Dear Member,

 
As you are probably aware the Manchester Bridge Club will be vacating our Palatine Road premises at the beginning of 2019.
Of course it is with great sadness that we do so, but we can reflect that Palatine Road has been a wonderful venue for 40 years – for which we will be having a celebratory party this Autumn on Sunday 9th December.
In the meantime all our activities will be as normal with the club premises being available for matches, county events and meetings, afternoon rubber bridge and Wednesday night duplicate and play class.
On Mondays,Tuesdays and Thursdays the club will still be using the Casino until the end of the year.
It is our intention to continue the Manchester Bridge Club activities in different premises in 2019 and we are currently looking at some options. However, if members of the club have any suggestions, we would be happy to investigate.
 

Best Wishes 

Jeff Morris and Dave Debbage

Manchester Bridge Club

Mobile: 07960 871035

Tel: 0161 445 3712

Bridge lessons reach top gear

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
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! 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

MCBA Player of the Year

With only the final of the Goldstone Trophy to be played, the expert category has been won by Alan Mould ahead of Michael Newman, with John Holland third.
 
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!
 
EBU SUCCESS

20 Feb 2018 | Clubs | Youth

John Holland tops Master Point list; Club Champions announced

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

Fantastic!

Current Competitions

2018 / 19 Club Championship

This Wednesday Evening Individual Player Contest is running from

May 1st  2018 until the end of April 2019

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2018 Cheadle Royal Cup

This Monday Evening Duplicate Pairs Contest is running from

September 2018 until the end of December 2018

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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 Jeff or David ahead of the session to ask them to find someone for you.

"We aim to please!!"

FUNCTION ROOMS FOR HIRE
FUNCTION ROOMS FOR HIRE

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

(at the 30 Palatine Road Venue)

has a number of rooms

which can be hired

 for celebrations and functions. 

Suitable for special occasions such as

BIRTHDAY PARTIES,  RECEPTIONS,

CHRISTENINGS and BARMITZVAHS.

Please ring Jeff on

0161 445 3712

or email jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

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 Jeff know so he 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 jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

Thankyou.

2013 Newsletters

Newsletter - June 2013

NEW MONDAY AFTERNOON DUPLICATE FORMAT

Monday afternoon duplicates are proving to be very popular with the new format of a short talk at 1.00pm by Dave Debbage followed by supervision. Start time is 1.15pm with play commencing before 1.30pm. Table money is £6.00 and teas, coffees and homemade scones are an added attraction.

 

 

SENIORS KNOCK OUT

Well done to John Hassett, Jeff Morris and John Holland together with Clive Owen from the North East who have reached the final of the Seniors Knock Out (The Gerard Faulkner Salver) after beating Derek Oram’s Hertfordshire team in the semi-final.

 

 

EASTBOURNE SPRING BANK HOLIDAY CONGRESS

Well done to Michael Byrne who won the prestigious pairs event with Simon Cope on Saturday and Sunday 25-26 May. John Holland also did very well finishing third.

 

In the Swiss Teams on Monday 27 May John Holland was in the winning team.

 

 

SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS

The Annual Bill Hughes Simultaneous Pairs will be held on Thursday 27 June 7:30 pm.

 

 

RUIA CUP

This popular SWISS TEAMS held over three sessions in May, June and July will continue on Thursday 20th June 2013. After the first round held on 16th May David Debbage’s team have a perfect score of 40 Victory Points (John Hassett, Catherine Draper & Andrew Woodcock). Can they be knocked off their perch in Round II ?

 

 

Michelle Brunner Memorial Event

Will be held on Saturday 20th July at 1.00pm with the same format as last year – a mixed pivot teams for teams of four players and a sandwich and scone buffet at half-time. The proceeds of the event and raffle will go to charity so teams are asked to donate a minimum of £10 per player.

 

 

CROCKFORDS CUP Well done to Paul Hackett who was a member of the winning team in the final of the Crockfords Cup the English National teams Championship.

 

 

MANCHESTER LEAGUE Michael Byrne’s St Titus team (Michael Newman, Gareth Hyett, Rodney Lighton, Alan Mould, Mike Bell & Sarah O’Connor) won their 4th league crown in the last six years in a nailbiting ending to the season finishing just 3 victory points ahead of the runners up.

 

 

BEN BEEVER SUNDAY INTERMEDIATE SEMINARS

 

Ben Beever has 2 more seminars remaining in June. 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).

 

 

On Sunday 2nd June Ben looks at Conventional Overcalls (Some overcalls, such as of the opponent’s suit, are pointless in a natural sense, so may be recruited for much more useful purposes. This session shows how experts use them, including a look at more recent developments.

 

The final seminar is on Sunday 9th June and is titled Introduction to Endplays (Ever been given a ruff and discard as declarer? This session shows how to force or persuade the defenders to allow you one, or make them take the risk out of a finesse.)

 

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

 

 

BORIS MENDLESOHN

We are very say to report the recent death of Boris Mendlesohn after a long illness. Back in the 1970’s and 1980’s Boris was one of the strongest rubber Bridge players in Manchester. In 1976 Boris was a member of Mary Higson’s team which won the Infirmary (now Higson) Cup.

 

 

Diary Dates For Events In The Club

Intermediate Seminar – Conventional Overcalls Sunday 2 June 3:15 pm

Swiss Pairs with Jacket Potatoes with various fillings specially prepared by Bridget – Thursday 6 June 7:30 pm

Intermediate Seminar – Introduction to Endplays Sunday 9 June 3:15 pm

Ruia Cup II – Thursday 20th June 7:30 pm

Bill Hughes North West Simultaneous Pairs – Thursday 27th June 7:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Jeff Morris and David Debbage

Manchester Bridge Club

Tel: 0161 445 3712

Mob: 07960 871035

e-mail: jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

Last updated : 16th Jan 2014 17:29 GMT

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MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

NEWSLETTER – APRIL 2013

 

 

NEW MONDAY AFTERNOON DUPLICATE FORMAT

Monday afternoon duplicates are proving to be very popular with the new format of a short talk at 1.00pm by Dave Debbage followed by supervision. Start time is 1.00 pm with play commencing before 1.30pm. Table money is £6.00 and teas, coffees and homemade scones are an added attraction.

 

SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS

EBU British Spring Pairs Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th April. Bridget will be preparing some special treats on a French theme for the Simultaneous on Thursday 11th April –so expect crusty French bread, homemade salmon pate, homemade chicken pate and a cheeseboard.

 

The EBU Spring Pairs will be held at the club on Wednesday 8th May, Thursday 9th May and Monday 13th May.

 

RUIA CUP

This popular SWISS TEAMS held over three sessions in May, June and July will start on Thursday 16th May 2013 so start organising your teams as soon as possible! Please let Jeff know if you are playing or if you are short of teammates.

 

Michelle Brunner Memorial Event

Will be held on Saturday 20th July at 1.00pm with the same format as last year – a mixed pivot teams for teams of four players and a sandwich and scone buffet at half-time. The proceeds of the event and raffle will go to charity so teams are asked to donate a minimum of £10 per player.

 

COMMISERATIONS to Catherine Draper’s team (Hassett, Debbage, Woodcock and Draper) who lost in the semi-finals of  the Hubert Phillips.

 

WELL DONE at the Northern Easter tournament in York
to John Holland, Clive Owen (North East), Bernard Goldenfield, Rhona Goldenfield who          were winners of the Swiss Teams.

 

THURSDAY NIGHT SWISS PAIRS

It is our intention to run this popular event every available Thursday. When the Ruia Cup Swiss Teams is held on the 16th May it is hoped that regular Swiss Pairs players will play and make up teams. Swiss Pairs are scheduled for 18th April, 25th April, 2nd May but not the 9th May as it is the EBU Spring Pairs Simultaneous and Bridget will be preparing something special to eat on that night

 

 

BEN BEEVER SUNDAY INTERMEDIATE SEMINARS

 

Ben Beever is holding 5 more seminars in May and June. 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 5th May and looks at Five Card Majors (Learn how to improve your bidding system and find your 5-3 fits immediately by showing 5 card majors with your opening bid).

The second seminar is on Sunday 19th May and covers Slam Practice (Following a very brief refresher seminar, this session will consist of 12 to 14  practice hands).

On Sunday 26th May, Ben will be examining Danger Hands. This session will explain how to prevent a particular opponent from gaining the lead, and when to duck if you cannot stop them doing so.).

On Sunday 2nd June Ben looks at Conventional Overcalls (Some overcalls, such as of the opponent’s suit, are pointless in a natural sense, so may be recruited for much more useful purposes.  This session shows how experts use them, including a look at more recent developments).

The fifth seminar is on Sunday 9th June and is titled Introduction to Endplays (Ever been given a ruff and discard as declarer?  This session shows how to force or persuade the defenders to allow you one, or make them take the risk out of a finesse.)

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

 

Diary Dates For Events In The Club 

EBU British Spring Pairs – Thursday 11 April 7:30 pm with food(French theme)

Swiss Pairs – Thursday 18 April 7:30 pm

Newcomers League & Swiss Pairs – Thursday 25 April 7:30 pm

Swiss Pairs – Thursday 2 May 7:30 pm

Intermediate Seminar – Five Card Majors Sunday 5 May 3:15 pm

EBU Spring Pairs – Wednesday 8 May 7:30 pm

EBU Spring Pairs – Thursday 9 May 7:30 pm with food

EBU Spring Pairs – Monday 13 May 7:30 pm

Ruia Cup I – Thursday 16 May 7:30 pm

Intermediate Seminar – Slam Practice Sunday 19 May 3:15 pm

Swiss Pairs – Thursday 23 May 7:30 pm

Intermediate Seminar – Danger Hands Sunday 26 May 3:15 pm

Swiss Pairs with Food – Thursday 30 May 7:30 pm

Intermediate Seminar – Conventional Overcalls Sunday 2 June 3:15 pm

Intermediate Seminar – Introduction to Endplays Sunday 9 June 3:15 pm

 

Jeff Morris and David Debbage

Manchester Bridge Club

Tel:  0161 445 3712 

Mob:  07960  871035

e-mail: jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk