Bramhall & Cheadle Hulme Bridge Centre
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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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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)

 

Wednesday Night Special Events and Competitions

 

For your diaries - we are running the following Special Events


 

Wednesday February 28th:   Butler Pairs - with IMP scoring - please sign up HERE

Wednesday March 13th:   Non-Expert Duplicate -beginners and improvers welcome

Wednesday March 27th:   Swiss Teams

Wednesday April 10th:   Non-Expert Duplicate

Wednesday April 24th:   Mixed Teams


These events start at 7.30pm with tea and coffee from 7pm.  Members and visitors all welcome. Table money £2.50

January Promotions

 

Area Master: Milly Lang

Club Master: Shailesh Patel

Congratulations!

 

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.

 

Decembers Promotion

 

 

Area Master: Karen Jagger

Congratulation! 

 

MCBA Gazette Cup

The MCBA Gazette Cup competition upon us - it is the county's inter-club teams of 8 competition which is a qualifier for the inter-counties Garden Cities trophy...

1. Scheduled for Sunday February 4th

2. 2 sessions approx 11am -7pm

3. Venue to be confirmed

4. Free to play for B&CHBC member

If you would like to play in this event then please let me know (EMAIL)- no charge, pairs preferably, but singles hopefully can be paired up.

Regards

Alec

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.

 

Tollemache

 

The qualifying round of the inter-county teams of 8 competition took place on RealBridge on Nov 11th and 12th. Congratulations to the Manchester team that included B&CHBC members Michael Byrne, John Holland, Alec Smalley, Gary Hyett and Rodney Lighton: they finished top of their group and will play in the face-to-face final in February. Results are on the EBU website.

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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Schedule

 

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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Calendar
27th February 2024
Beginners' Class Y1
9.30am
27th February 2024
Beginners' Class Y2
2.00pm
27th February 2024
Tuesday MP Pairs
F2F 7:30pm
Director: Alec
Scorer: Alec
28th February 2024
Butler Pairs
F2F 7:30
29th February 2024
Supervised Play
F2F 2:00pm
Director: Mary
Results
Monday Afternoon Pairs
Director: Dave
Scorer: Alec Smalley
Monday Evening Pairs
Director: Mike
Friday MP Pairs
Director: Alec
Scorer: Alec Smalley
Supervised Play
Director: Mary
Scorer: Alec Smalley
Tuesday MP Pairs
Director: Alec
Scorer: Alec Smalley