Trafford & Sale Bridge Clubs
 
Host System

The club operates a "host" system on Thursday evenings so that members or visitors may come along and a partner will be available.

We are always in need of volunteers to act as 'host' on Thursday evenings and we would be grateful if club members willing to be a host would contact Sue Temperley

on 0161 972 0004.

Morning and Afternoon supervised bridge
Monday afternoons 
1pm to approximately 3.45pm
 £2.50 for members and £4 visitors
 
Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday mornings
10am to approximately 12pm
£2 members and £3 visitors
You do not need to bring a partner to the daytime sessions
Visitors welome (click here for address)

We play on all weekday nights at 7.25pm except for Wednesday and on the second Saturday of every month at 7.00pm

We are located in Sale, Cheshire, close to the M60 Junction 6 and also within 200 metres of the Sale Metro

car parking at the club

Telephone number
The Director can be contacted in the half hour before the session is due to start on
07580 543934
MCBA
MCBA

Click here to link to the County website

Click here for EBU member log in

                                                                    

Trafford BridgeClub (TBC)  is affiliated to the EBU & Master Points are awarded for regular duplicate sessions run by TBC on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays.  Friday sessions are run by Sale Bridge Club (SBC), which is not affiliated to the EBU. Weekend and social events are also run by SBC, except for special EBU events

Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

Vu-Bridge (ACOL version)
choosen by the EBU!

Read more about the English Bridge Education Department and FREE V-Blue for all EBUTA Teachers: Click here

Saturday January 30th, 2016:
Careful Play by Paul Bowyer

Click here to play

V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks - ACOL and Standard American versions available

Vu-Bridge Hand of the Week

New: Vu-Bridge Defender
Try sample hands: Click here

Saturday, January 30th, 2016:
Diamonds, again! By David Bird


Click here to play this hand

V-Green e-Newsletter: improve your Bridge skills - all levels

 
Mixed Pairs Championship
Mixed Pairs Championship

The Mixed Pairs Championship will be held on Thursday 5th May. This will be run as a normal duplicate session and everyone is welcome to take part; however, only a mixed pair of club members can win the trophy. 

Subscriptions are now due ! Last few days - then 25

Subscriptions for the year to 31st March 2017 are now due - just £10 if paid by 30th April (£25 after that date) 

Please pay:

  1. by cheque at the Club (preferably not by cash)
  2. at any branch of Lloyds Bank (other banks may charge) quoting the details below
  3. by telephone/internet banking quoting the details below

The Club’s bank sort code

30-90-16

The Club’s bank account number

00207202

Name

Your name and membership number

Wine & Cheese Evening
Wine & Cheese Evening
Wine & Cheese 
 Saturday
14th May at 7.00pm
 
Visitors welcome
 
Club Members £6 Visitors £8
Partner required ?

If you are looking for a partner, please contact Brenda Egerton or Sue Bloor 

Brenda telephone 0161 904 9945

Sue email suebloor42@hotmail.com telephone 07738 543409

Partner required ?
Bridge lessons
Bridge lessons

The 2016-2017 Beginner's Course will be run on Tuesday mornings 10am-12pm starting on 27th September in the club room.

Please contact Clive Worthington for further details at cliveworthington@hotmail.com or telephone 07771 753515

 

MSB
MSB

Michael Byrne teaches improvers groups for the MSB to help more experienced players brush up their technique. Please click here to go to the MSB website or contact Michael on either 07821272568 or abbot_hugo@hotmail.com

Club charity 2015/16
Club charity 2015/16

The clubs will be donating the money raised from the tombola, book sales and other charitable events this year to St.Ann's Hospice. The money raised now stands at over £800 

Click here to link to the St Ann's Hospice website

Mr Bridge Magazine
Mr Bridge Magazine

 

click on this link to view current and past copies of the magazine

 

Bridge Apps for your iPhone / iPad - click here to read Sunday Times article
Results
29th Apr 2016
Supervised bridge
Director: Keith
29th Apr 2016
Friday
Director: C Skelton
28th Apr 2016
Thursday
Director: Clive Worthington
Calendar
5th May 2016
Mixed Pairs Championship
14th May 2016
Cheese & Wine
11th Jun 2016
Cheese & Wine
9th Jul 2016
Cheese & Wine
Reminder - small change will not be accepted after 30th April
Reminder - small change will not be accepted after 30th April
Manchester League promotions
Manchester League promotions

Congratulations to the Skaters (Karen Sandler, Viv & Barry Newgrosh and Lance Bloohnfor coming second in Division 4 & being promoted to Division 3; Chorlton Challengers (Bev Pardoe, Colin Skelton, Tony Yates, Joan Butterworth & Mark Garrod for winning promotion from Division 5 to Division 4 by coming joint top of their league and to the Double Diamonds (Tony Hayward, Nigel Caterall, Michael Green, Ann Wood & John Bridgman) for also coming joint top of Division 6 & moving up to Division 5 next season.

Autumn Break in Skipton
Autumn Break in Skipton

The club is organising an Autumn Bridge Break at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton for nights 14th-17th October 2016.

Prices are £230 per person sharing a double room or £275 per person single occupancy (all rooms are doubles) inclusive of dinner and breakfast.

In addition, the price includes the organised bridge sessions, prizes & welcome drinks on the first night

The hotel is situated on the canal a short walk from the town centre and has a gym and a swimming pool. There is lift access to all floors.

More details from Judith Gilder

0161 282 6475

gilderjudith@gmail.com

£20 deposit per person on booking by cheque payable to Trafford Bridge Club

click for more details

"Play it again"

There is a new feature on the website for reviewing the boards played to see how it might have been possible for either Declarer or the Defenders to have done better, in those rare case where perfection was not achieved at the time.

To access this feature:

  1. click on the event you want to look at
  2. click on your partnership in the ranking table
  3. click on the board you want to look at
  4. you will then see a "Play it again" box below the hand layout, click on this and explore the various options - the "BS Online" option is a good starting point and it is free of charge - click here for more details
Check out the percentages
Check out the percentages

Surprised when the opponents cards split 4 -1 ?  click here to read an article about the chances of that happening and other suit splits

Larkhill Bridge Club

Larkhill Bridge Club offer duplicate bridge sessions on Thursday and  Friday afternoons  at 12.45pm. 

Click here to link to their website 

Results
29th Apr 2016
Supervised bridge
Director: Keith
29th Apr 2016
Friday
Director: C Skelton
28th Apr 2016
Thursday
Director: Clive Worthington
Calendar
5th May 2016
Mixed Pairs Championship
14th May 2016
Cheese & Wine
11th Jun 2016
Cheese & Wine
9th Jul 2016
Cheese & Wine
Reminder - small change will not be accepted after 30th April
Reminder - small change will not be accepted after 30th April
Manchester League promotions
Manchester League promotions

Congratulations to the Skaters (Karen Sandler, Viv & Barry Newgrosh and Lance Bloohnfor coming second in Division 4 & being promoted to Division 3; Chorlton Challengers (Bev Pardoe, Colin Skelton, Tony Yates, Joan Butterworth & Mark Garrod for winning promotion from Division 5 to Division 4 by coming joint top of their league and to the Double Diamonds (Tony Hayward, Nigel Caterall, Michael Green, Ann Wood & John Bridgman) for also coming joint top of Division 6 & moving up to Division 5 next season.

Autumn Break in Skipton
Autumn Break in Skipton

The club is organising an Autumn Bridge Break at the Rendezvous Hotel in Skipton for nights 14th-17th October 2016.

Prices are £230 per person sharing a double room or £275 per person single occupancy (all rooms are doubles) inclusive of dinner and breakfast.

In addition, the price includes the organised bridge sessions, prizes & welcome drinks on the first night

The hotel is situated on the canal a short walk from the town centre and has a gym and a swimming pool. There is lift access to all floors.

More details from Judith Gilder

0161 282 6475

gilderjudith@gmail.com

£20 deposit per person on booking by cheque payable to Trafford Bridge Club

click for more details

"Play it again"

There is a new feature on the website for reviewing the boards played to see how it might have been possible for either Declarer or the Defenders to have done better, in those rare case where perfection was not achieved at the time.

To access this feature:

  1. click on the event you want to look at
  2. click on your partnership in the ranking table
  3. click on the board you want to look at
  4. you will then see a "Play it again" box below the hand layout, click on this and explore the various options - the "BS Online" option is a good starting point and it is free of charge - click here for more details
Check out the percentages
Check out the percentages

Surprised when the opponents cards split 4 -1 ?  click here to read an article about the chances of that happening and other suit splits

Larkhill Bridge Club

Larkhill Bridge Club offer duplicate bridge sessions on Thursday and  Friday afternoons  at 12.45pm. 

Click here to link to their website