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Manchester Lockdown Leagues

 

The 7th season of the MCBA lockdown leagues has been completed. B&CHBC players have been well represented throughout: congratulations to The Sandbaggers and The Enigmas who have just won their divisions and been promoted. Thanks to the organiser Adam Wiseberg for all his work for the leagues: new entries will be welcome for Season 8.
 

NICKO

Our teams in the NICKO continue to do well.  The teams of Neil Thomas and Pete Foster are through to the 4th round of the main competition and the teams of  Ken Hall, Ann Thornton and Espen Gisvold are progressing well in the Plate. Well done to all of them, as we follow their progress

Garden Cities


The B&CHBC team that won the county's Gazette Trophy in February, won the Northern heat of the EBU's inter-club teams of eight competition on 8th May. Congratulations to all the team: they now play in the Garden Cities National final in June. Detailed results are on the EBU website: HERE

Newsletter

The B&CHBC Committee met on April 18th to review the Centre’s on-line activities, finances and position at Bramhall Village Club; and to consider the way forward regarding the return of face-to-face bridge.

We will return to face-to-face bridge when it is legal and safe to do so, dependent on Government advice/rules and the Risk Assessments which will be needed.  This is currently projected as June 21st – but much can change   All our room bookings at BVC will be available to us – throughout the week. In the meantime, we are continuing with the present Monday, Tuesday and Friday on-line duplicates and occasional special events on Thursdays.  When we return to F2F, we will continue with some on-line bridge – to be decided.

The centre’s finances are very healthy, but we need to ask players for a 2nd contribution as we are paying UMS to the EBU, $BBO and RealBridge fees every time you play. So, we will ask all those who are presently playing on-line for £10 ‘table money’ for the period May 1st to June 18th and for the weeks thereafter if we are not able to return to F2F on June 21st.   Any new on-line members will be asked for a further £10 on-line membership fee.  After our return to F2F, we will be asking for membership subscriptions.

Please see details of diary dates on the website in particular the MCBA charity event in memory of Lesley Johnson: We hope that this will be well supported especially by those who knew Lesley and enjoyed her company at Cheadle.

Thank you for your support of B&CHBC

Regards

Alec and Steve

What Would You Bid
 
The new set of problems in our 10 month What Would You Bid competition is now ready. You can either find them in the menu at the left or by following this link: HERE
 
The deadline for solutions is 15th May. Good luck and enjoy
 
Espen Gisvold
Competition Editor
BBO Registration Form

To be able to play in our BBO on-line club events you have to register once here. 

There is no need to register here for our Monday Evening RealBridge Events

Visitors are welcome both nights, but after 2 visits will be expected to pay a £20 on-line membership fee.

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Welcome Message

Welcome to Bramhall and Cheadle Hulme Bridge Centre. We are based at Bramhall Village Club and online. We look forward to your support of our on-line duplicates in the coming weeks and to seeing you for face-to-face bridge before too long.

The interim committee is Julia Bannister, David Barton, Barbara Lewis, Steve Mattinson, David McNeillie, Anne Thornton, Ross Worthington and myself - thanks for all the contributions.

There is also another side to a modern bridge club - all the technology required to run, score and upload online duplicates and administer the website. I wish to thank all the contributions from the "Tec Group" of Espen Gisvold, Victor Ridding, Mary Green, Richard Sinton, Anne Whitehead and myself. Also on a personal note Adam Wiseberg for his invaluable contributions.

Regards Alec Smalley - Chair & Steve Mattinson - Vice Chair
 

News

B&CHBC has now been running on-line bridge since August 2020 for the benefit of our members to include some new on-line members who we have been pleased to welcome to the centre.

We have not been charging players but have been paying UMS to the EBU each time we play and since November fees to RealBridge. Now, following recent experience on BBO, we are changing to a vEBU BBO arrangement for Tuesdays whereby the centre – not the players - will be paying $BBO each time we play: this is managed via the EBU.

So, the time has come after 5 months of free bridge that we will begin charging players.  We will be contacting all of you who play in our on-line duplicates to ask you for £10 which will cover all your games throughout February, March and April (39 duplicates).

Visitors are always welcome .and after one visit they will be invited to join the centre for on-line membership - £10 to end of August 2021 plus £10 for all games Feb-April. 

Online Duplicates

Online Bridge - We plan to continuing with online bridge for members, with the club paying UMS to the EBU, and the hosting fees. Visitors are welcome to play, and if they plan to visit again they will be asked to pay a one-off fee of £20 for on-line membership of the club.

RealBridge - Monday and Friday 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.

BBO - Tuesday evening at 7.30pm. Remember you only have to register once and then you are OK for any Tuesday. 

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, Victor, Mary, Alec, Paul & Steve

Weekly Online Schedule
Monday
   Monday MP Pairs 7:30pm RealBridge Alec, Victor, Espen, Steve
Tuesday
   Tuesday MP Pairs 7:30pm BBO Alec, Victor, Espen
Friday
   Friday MP Pairs 7:30pm Mary, Paul
This is the gateway to RealBridge.
 
 
 
If you have not used RealBridge before, please read this information
 
Calendar
14th May 2021
Friday Pairs
RealBridge 7:30
Director: Paul
17th May 2021
Monday Pairs
RealBridge 7:30pm
Director: Victor
18th May 2021
Tuesday Pairs
BBO 7:30pm
Director: Alec
Results
Tuesday Pairs
Director: Alec
Scorer: Alec Smalley
Monday Pairs
Director: Victor
Friday Pairs
Director: Mary