Trafford & Sale Bridge Clubs
 
MCBA
MCBA

Manchester Congress
Jan 7-8th 2017

at The Victoria and Albert Hotel, Water Street M3 4JQ

Pairs Saturday, Teams Sunday, Non-expert pairs both days

Click here to link to the County website for more details

EBU membership records

Please log on to your EBU account and update your email address details if you would like to receive email communiocations from the EBU

click here for a link to their website 

EBU membership records
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
 
Wednesday, Thursday 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
Click here for EBU member log in

                                                                    

Trafford BridgeClub  is affiliated to the EBU & Master Points are awarded for evening duplicate sessions on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays.  The supervised Wednesday evening duplicate session for improvers attract EBU magazine points (but not master points) and do not count for the National Grading Scheme.

Daytime, Friday evening and weekend sessions are run by Sale Bridge Club, which is not affiliated to the EBU. 

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

 
Plea for Donations

Donations would be greatly appreciated for our Christmas Tombola which will be drawn at each of our 2 Christmas parties.

All proceeds will go to this year's charity which is the Childrens Adventure Farm Trust so please give generously:

Bottles of wine etc.

Chocolates

Tins/Boxes of Biscuits

Thank you

Christmas Parties
Christmas Parties

Christmas Parties

Wednesday 14th December at 6.30pm

or

Saturday 17th December at 6.00pm

Tickets £15 are on sale now

 

Club opening times over Christmas & the New Year

Friday 23rd December - open as usual

Monday 26th December - closed

Tuesday 27th December - open in the evening as usual

Wednesday 28th December - open in the evening but closed in the morning

Thursday 29th December - open in the evening but closed in the morning

Friday 30th December - open in the evening but closed in the morning

Monday 2nd January - open in the evening but closed in the afternoon

 

Club charity bridge event for Childrens Adventure Farm Trust

The special event on Saturday in aid of Childrens Adventure Farm Trust

raised over £570 and the total raised this year for the charity now stands at over £1,200

Many thanks to Sue and Sue ably assisted by Beryl, Diana, Edwina, Hazel & Jean for all their hard work in making the event such a success 

Click here to link to the Childrens Adventure Farm Trust website

Club charity bridge event for Childrens Adventure Farm Trust
Holiday Weekends 2017

24th - 27th February

Cedar Court Hotel Harrogate

3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast - Double £170pp Single £230pp

Deposit of £20 by 31st December to reserve a place

13th - 16th October

St Kilda Hotel Llandudno

3 nights dinner bed & breakfast - Double £165 pp Single £175pp

Deposit of £20 by 31st August to reserve a place

Please make cheques payable to Trafford Bridge Club

For more details, please contact Judith Gilder on 0161 282 6475 or gilderjudith@gmail.com

Sunday afternoon bridge at Stretford Bridge Club

Stretford Bridge Club are running Sunday afternoon duplicate bridge sessions starting at 1.00 pm

please click here to look at their website

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 

Tuesday mornings, Tuesday and Wednesday nights

The new teaching course started on 27th September.Wednesday evenings are now supervised Improvers Duplicate sessions with a 7.30pm start and finishing about 9.45pm.

From October, the Wednesday evening sessions will qualify for EBU magazine points (but not for either master points or the National Grading Scheme) All members are welcome to join the sessions to play and encourage the students in the development of their bridge.

As a consequence of these changes, the Monday afternoon sessions will be run by Sale Bridge Club from October and will no longer attract EBU magazine points.

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 ?
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

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
9th Dec 2016
Supervised bridge
Director: Beryl
9th Dec 2016
Friday
Director: Diana/Carol
8th Dec 2016
Thursday
Director: Peter
Calendar
14th Dec 2016
Christmas Party - Wednesday
6.30pm
17th Dec 2016
Christmas Party - Saturday
6.00pm
14th Jan 2017
Cheese & Wine Evening
11th Feb 2017
Cheese & Wine Evening
Wine & Cheese Evening
Wine & Cheese Evening
Wine & Cheese 
 Saturday
14th January at 7.00pm
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO WINE & CHEESE EVENING ON 10TH DECEMBER AS THE CHRISTMAS PARTY IS ON 17TH DECEMBER
 
 
Club Members £6 Visitors £8
Bridge lessons - click here for timetable

The new Beginner's Course started on 27th September

Tuesday mornings 10am-12pm in the club room.

please contact either Edwina (0161 905 2059) or Clive (cliveworthington@hotmail.com / telephone 07771 753515)

Bridge lessons - click here for timetable
Prize vouchers

"Half" vouchers will no longer be issued for those pairs coming second in a one winner movement (Howell or Hesitation Mitchell), instead full vouchers (£2.50) will now be issued to both the first & second placed pairs.

Full vouchers will only be issued to the first placed pairs in two winner movements (Mitchell)  

Reminder - no small change please
Reminder - no small change please
"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

Results
9th Dec 2016
Supervised bridge
Director: Beryl
9th Dec 2016
Friday
Director: Diana/Carol
8th Dec 2016
Thursday
Director: Peter
Calendar
14th Dec 2016
Christmas Party - Wednesday
6.30pm
17th Dec 2016
Christmas Party - Saturday
6.00pm
14th Jan 2017
Cheese & Wine Evening
11th Feb 2017
Cheese & Wine Evening
Wine & Cheese Evening
Wine & Cheese Evening
Wine & Cheese 
 Saturday
14th January at 7.00pm
 
PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS NO WINE & CHEESE EVENING ON 10TH DECEMBER AS THE CHRISTMAS PARTY IS ON 17TH DECEMBER
 
 
Club Members £6 Visitors £8
Bridge lessons - click here for timetable

The new Beginner's Course started on 27th September

Tuesday mornings 10am-12pm in the club room.

please contact either Edwina (0161 905 2059) or Clive (cliveworthington@hotmail.com / telephone 07771 753515)

Bridge lessons - click here for timetable
Prize vouchers

"Half" vouchers will no longer be issued for those pairs coming second in a one winner movement (Howell or Hesitation Mitchell), instead full vouchers (£2.50) will now be issued to both the first & second placed pairs.

Full vouchers will only be issued to the first placed pairs in two winner movements (Mitchell)  

Reminder - no small change please
Reminder - no small change please
"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