Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme Bridge Centre
Welcome Message

Welcome to Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme Bridge Centre.

We are at:

Bramhall Village Club
2 Melbourne Road
Bramhall SK7 1LR

We look forward to seeing you in the club or in our online events. 

More contact information HERE

Alec Smalley - Chair & Steve Mattinson - Vice Chair

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See you at Bramhall or for our on-line duplicate (see Schedule)
Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme Bridge Centre AGM - June 11th 2024



The minutes of the B&CHBC AGM are now on the website (under 'Documents') or HERE



B&CHBC Wednesday Night Specials.


The following Wednesday night special events and competitions are scheduled for the summer months


June 12th:  B&CHBC Teams of 4 - IMP Scoring...please sign up HERE

Members and visitors all welcome -  start time 7.30pm

June 26th: Play with an Expert - Pairs

July 10th: Non-Expert Pairs

July 24th: B&CHBC Pairs

August 7th: Non-Expert Pairs

August 28th: Non-Expert Pairs

PWaE registration Form

Wednesday 26th June - Play with an Expert



Wednesday Night Teams



5 teams had an enjoyable and competitive teams event evening on June 11th.  The results are HERE



New Duplicate!!

On the first  Thursday of each month we are running  a non-expert duplicate for improving players. 1.30 start - finish by 4.15pm latest (planned to finish 4.00pm) We plan to play 18 boards. There will be no supervision. All non-experts, newcomers, novices, and improvers, members and visitors, are welcome  - starting this week Thursday June 6th. We hope that you will support this venture and that we will have a good turn out. Our Thursday TD and scorer will, as usual, be Mary.


The remaining Thursdays in each month will continue to be supervised sessions with advisers available


Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme Bridge Centre AGM

Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme Bridge Centre

Annual General Meeting

Tuesday June 11th 2024:  6.30pm 

in the Rhodes Room at Bramhall Village Club


AGM June 11th 2024 AGENDA

Chairs Report

Treasurers Report Page 1

Treasurers Report Page 2

Treasurers Report Page 3


DIARY dates


Thursday May 30th, 7.30pm, The AGM of Manchester County Bridge Association will be held in the Rhodes room at Bramhall. There will be food and wine during a break and a prize giving ceremony for league winners and other MCBA events.

MCBA - Minutes AGM 29th June 2023

MCBA - Agenda AGM 2024

MCBA - Report of Officers

MCBA - Offices and Porstholders

MCBA 2023-2024ACCOUNTS -Final HS JB

Tuesday June 11th, 6.30pm, The AGM of Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme Bridge Centre......followed by the usual Tuesday night duplicate.


Garden Cities trophy


Congratulations to the team of 8 from B&CHBC who played in the Regional final of the Garden Cities trophy on May 11th, and qualified for the final on June 1st. The team were Rodney Lighton - Tom Dessain, Stephen Ward - Peter Grauer, Michael Byrne -  Gideon Harvey & Tom Slater - Fly Leung



April's Promotions


Peter Wilkinson  County Master
Gavin Callow  Club Master




This weeks Funny

Mixed Teams Competition 


9 teams enjoyed a competitive mixed teams' event on April 24th. This included 3 teams of year 2 beginners who displayed  their increasing knowledge and confidence. A good time was had by all.  Results are HERE


Non-Expert Pairs Competition 


The non-expert pairs competition on April 10th was an enjoyable and competitive evening.

Congratulations to the prize winners: Brian Thompson and Charlotte Bruce-Foulds; and Julie Suckling and Tony Bowden   

Full results are HERE


First Out Of The Blocks

Festival Of Bridge



Thank you to Patricia Tooze and friends from Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme Bridge Club who recently raised money for Cancer Research UK as part of the Bridge - It's a Big Deal! Festival of bridge.

Eight members from the Y2 Beginners’ class at Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme Bridge Centre played in a “Barbie” themed bridge afternoon at Patricia's house. They raised £50 for the Bridge - It’s a Big Deal! fund in aid of Cancer Research UK.

The official Festival week will take place from 9th - 15th September, but we welcome groups big or small to raise funds at any stage. We hope you will join in and have fun playing or learning bridge while raising money for this wonderful cause.

If you are planning an event, please let us know, email EBU and/or Espen Gisvold

You can make a donation to Cancer Research UK via:

(Taken from Aylesbury Staff on FaceBook)





Best Behaviour at Bridge


It is timely to remind our members to always engage in Best Behaviour at Bridge as outlined in the EBU document that can be read HERE.


Swiss Teams


11 teams participated in the Swiss teams 'special' on March 27th. Congratulations to the Mystical Machine Gun team (Neil Thomas, Gillian McMullan, Rodney Lighton and John Holland) who won the event. The full results are HERE

NICKO Results


Congratulations to the 3 teams from the centre who have recently won their 3rd round matches in the EBU's Inter Club Knock Out Competition


Royce Alexander, John Currie, Peter Foster and John Roberts

Neil Thomas, Gillian McMullan, Irene Davies and Roger Hopton

Michael Byrne, John Holland, Rodney Lighton, Gary Hyett, Tom Slater and Alec Smalley


MCBA Green Point Pairs


B&CHBC was very well represented at the MCBA Green Point Pairs event on Saturday March 2nd.  Cogratulations to the winners who are members of the centre: Rodney Lighton and Tom Dessain



All results can be found HERE and more pictures can be found HERE


Manchester win Tollemache



Congratulations to the Manchester county team of 8 who won the national inter-county Tollemache Cup final, for the second year running, held in Coventry on February 17th and 18th. The team was Tom Slater/Alec Smalley, John Holland/Alan Mould, John Hassett/Jeff Morris, and Phillip Taylor/Nicholas Greer. The results are on the EBU website (HERE)


EBU Club Directors



Congratulations to Mary Green, Rob Harris and Fly Leung who have recently taken the EBU  TD training courses and assessment and are now qualified EBU Club Directors.

We look forward to them joining the TD team at the centre.



Gazette Cup



B&CHBC entered 3 teams in the MCBA inter-club teams of 8 competition on February 4th. Congratulations to the winners: the centre's team of John Holland and Raymond Semp, Rodney Lighton and Gary Hyett, Tom Slater and Alec Smalley, Stephen Ward and Peter Grauer.  They will now play in the Regional finals of the Garden Cities Trophy in May.  The results are HERE

Bramhall Village Club


Bramhall Village Club


B&CHBC is the largest section and membership group at Bramhall Village Club.   BVC is a registered charity and is managed by a group of trustees and representatives of the member sections who deal with the management of the building and the activities that take place - these include building issues,  membership, and liaison with those who rent the various rooms for their activities and events. The management team are all volunteers and are presently looking for new members to join the committee to participate in the present running of, and future planning for BVC.  If you have a little time to spare, and would be willing to volunteer your time and expertise, then the chairman Ross Worthington will be delighted to talk to you.  Please let me know if you are interested and I will pass on your contact details to Ross.

Chester Congress


B&CHBC members were well represented at the Chester Congress on January 27th and 28th with some measure of success! Tom Slater and Alec Smalley were 2nd in the pairs with Ann Thornton, Barbara Lewis, Steve Mattinson, Pauline Lang and Raymond Semp also scoring well. In the teams, there was a very close finish between the top 3 teams with Tom and Ann, Alec and Barbara coming 3rd. Full results: HERE





Duplicates in the Rhodes Room


The bridge centre is thriving and we now have 227 members. Consequently, the duplicates are very busy with up to 12 tables.


To assist our  TDs and scorers will everyone please:


Arrive in the Rhodes Room no later than 10 minutes before the start of play so that the movement can be decided and set up, and the boards put out.  Latecomers  may not be guarateed a game. Also, before the start of each round it is the responsibility of players to check the names and board numbers on the bridgemates - please ensure that you do this.   Thank you.


We look forward to seeing you at Bramhall.


Happy New Year


Happy New Year to all our members from the B&CHBC committee.

We wish you all the best for a healthy and happy year with success at bridge.

Congratulations to 'The Class of 2023'




B&CHBC recruited 32 students for the Beginners' Bridge Course that started in January, with expert teaching and guidance from Ann Thornton and her fantastic team of mentors. The students have completed Year 1 of the course and on December 5th were presented with certificates and offered encouragement to continue learning by Irene Davies, chair of MCBA. Alec was also present to support the occasion.  The group will be starting Year 2 - Continuing Bridge - in January 2024.


Online Duplicates

RealBridge - Monday evenings at 7.30pm. You do not need to register, just click on the appropriate link in the "Login RealBridge" on the right of our home page.

Results - The results are all on this website together with the ‘leader boards’ to be found under Competitions in the Menu.

TD's - Our TDs are all volunteers: Espen, Alec, Paul & Mike

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Weekly Duplicates

Monday  1:30pm  F2F
  7:30pm RB
Tuesday 7:30pm F2F
Friday 7:30pm F2F


Weekly Supervised Play

Thursday  2:00pm  F2F


Special Events

 Details to be announced


Beginners' Classes

Tuesday  Afternoon  F2F

Starting January 2023


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21st June 2024
Friday MP Pairs
F2F 7:30pm
Director: Alec
24th June 2024
Monday Afternoon Pairs
F2F 1:30pm
24th June 2024
Monday Evening Pairs
RB 7:30pm
Director: Paul
25th June 2024
Beginners' Y1 Class
25th June 2024
Beginners' Y2 Class
Supervised Play
Director: Mary
Scorer: Mary
Tuesday MP Pairs
Director: Dave
Scorer: Dave
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Victor
Scorer: Mary
Monday Evening Pairs
Director: Mike
Friday MP Pairs
Director: AS
Scorer: AS