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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

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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.

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