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Welcome to

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

 

81 WELLINGTON ROAD, FALLOWFIELD, MANCHESTER M14 6BN

(See yellow tab 2nd from top left for directions)

Ring the club on 0161 445 3712  or Dave on 07717 252114 for any clarification

or email daviddebbage@hotmail.co.uk

 

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MBC BRIDGE VIDEO #1 with Sam Knox and Dave Debbage

https://youtu.be/0g486wCWRRc

MBC BRIDGE VIDEO #2 with Sam Knox and Dave Debbage

https://youtu.be/BAOglRCWoeM

MBC BRIDGE VIDEO #4 with Sam Knox and Dave Debbage

https://youtu.be/PV4tVJsZq0M

Quick Hands 4 - Short Club and Diamond Game Forcing Checkback

Sam and David are exploring the bids in a Short Club convention. Today we use a game forcing diamond check back to see if partner has a major suit fit.

WILL MBC RE-OPEN?

The simple answer is "definitely but not just yet".

We understand that a few clubs have taken the surprising decision to re-open.

We believe, however, that this is extremely unwise and goes against current EBU and governmental recommendations regardless of how many additional safety features are in place.

The safety of our members, guests and staff remain our absolute priority and we will not take any risks to endanger anyone.

We are, of course, constantly reviewing this situation and rest assured that we will be together again as soon as it is safe to do so.

 

GOOD LUCK OLLIE!

Ollie Burgess is off to London to work as the manager of the Young Chelsea Bridge Club.

This is an exciting opportunity for him and we wish him well. 

He has been a great supporter of Manchester Bridge Club  and is an expert teacher .......and has said that anyone who is in London in the future will be most welcome at his club.

Good Luck!

REVOLUTIONARY SCREENS
REVOLUTIONARY SCREENS

Signs of things to come maybe?.......or maybe not!!!

THE MUTTON CUP
THE MUTTON CUP

The Mutton Cup is organised by Jason Hackett. Last year some MBC players took part in this competition in Madrid and Jason is holding another on 13-15 August when quite a few of our members are hoping to play. Jason is also hosting on-line bridge games called Satellite Pairs and Peter Jones  won the spot prize recently,

For all our members who have already switched or are considering moving to 5 Card Majors and 2 over 1 Game Forcing, this book by Neil Rosen is perhaps the closest to the systems taught at Manchester Bridge Club.

It is easy to read, structured and offers many quizzes and examples to test your understanding. Highly recommended!!

If you would like a copy please contact David so we might organize a bulk order from Manchester Bridge Club and perhaps a better price.

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CORONAVIRUS

We have had to take the unwanted decision to close the Club until further notice.

Please look after yourselves and each other during this difficult time and keep in touch by phone and email even if we can't meet up for a while.

RESULTS

PREMIER GRAND MASTERS PAIRS WINNERS 2020

This prestigious EBU event has just taken place in Stratford-upon-Avon

and has been won by MBC's

DAVID DEBBAGE & PAUL HACKETT

2020 Premier Grand Masters Pairs winners

How fantastic - well done to you both!

EBU 21 FEB 2020

John Holland tops Master Point list

For the third year in a row, John Holland has won the Sunday Telegraph Salver, for the most Master Points earned in the calendar year.

John, who has won the competition on seven previous occasions, earned 25,760 points in 2019. Gary Hyett, was second with 23,083. Mike Bell was third with 21,562.

CONGRATULATIONS!

3 FEB 2020

Mossop Team wins Senior European Trials

The trials to represent England in the senior competition of the 2020 European National Teams Championship, has been won by the Mossop Team.

The winning team of David Mossop (C), Brian SeniorNorman SelwayJohn HollandPaul Hackett and Gunnar Hallberg, finished the weekend on 272 IMPs. They were 31 IMPs ahead of the Dhondy Team (Jeremy Dhondy (C), Brian CallaghanDavid KendrickAlan Mayo, John Hassett and Trevor Ward).

The European National Teams Championship, will be held in Funchal, Madeira, from the 21st to 27th June 2020.

 

Congratulations to MBC members John Holland, Paul Hackett and John Hassett!

DO YOU RECEIVE OUR E-MAILS & NEWSLETTER?
DO YOU RECEIVE OUR E-MAILS & NEWSLETTER?

Are you receiving the Bridge Club e-Mails & Newsletter?

If not - please let Dave know so he can make sure you are included.

If you would prefer not to be contacted please email Dave at the address below.

Tel: 07717 252114 or davedebbage@hotmail.co.uk

Thankyou.

Welcome to Manchester Bridge Club

  RealBridge Link  ♣ 

Next Session: Tuesday 27th October 2pm

Click here

St Albans Teams of 4 match on October 27th

 ♠ ♥ St Albans Teams of 4 Match on October 27th at 7pm  ♣ 

 ♠ Via a friend of Ray Ashleigh, we have arranged a friendly Teams of 4 Match ♠  

with St Albans Bridge Club

at 7pm on Tuesday October 27th

 

Please fill in the form below if you would like to play

Teams will be ranked (roughly) by average NGS

So you will be playing against teams of a similar standard as far as possible.

 This event is fully booked, adding your name to the list will put you on a waiting list.

FORM
RealBridge Help Sessions

♠  RealBridge Set Up - 1 to 1 Sessions   
If you are not able to join in on Manchester Bridge Club's RealBridge matches due to technical reasons, MBC can help!

For a small £5 fee (deducted from your MBC online account), we can remotely access your device and check these issues for you. The service will assess your device’s configuration, browser version & compatibility, camera & microphone functionality and internet connection so we can confirm if your device can support the software. If it can, we will leave you with a simple link to access RealBridge when you want to play in our games.

If it can’t, you may have to consider purchasing a new device – but at least you’ll know. Given that we believe RealBridge WILL be the future and that online bridge is here to stay, then at some point soon, you will therefore need a new device to play (online) bridge.

If you would like to have us assess your device remotely, then please fill in the form belowThe check will be carried out by Sam Knox, an MBC member studying for a PhD at Manchester University. Once you’ve filled in the form, Sam will be in touch to arrange an appointment. It will probably take 30-45 minutes. None of your data will be accessed and you can watch the session as he does it from the comfort of your own home.

Priority of this service will be given to members who intend to play in the MBC RealBridge matches.

FORM
MCB Bridge Video: Short Club Convention - 1♣ Opener

https://youtu.be/jSQnGbXeJk4

Short Club Convention - 1♣ Opener

What kind of hand can open 1♣ using the short club convention? How is short club different from better minor? This is what we are looking into.

MBC BRIDGE VIDEO #3 with Sam Knox and Dave Debbage

https://youtu.be/r1Q2NCf8fCM

Quick Hands 3 - Short Club and No Trump

RealBridge at MBC

On TUESDAY & THURSDAY AFTERNOONS our online games will now take place on RealBridge and not BBO

and we have now added a 3rd RealBridge game to our regular weekly schedule.

This will take place on WEDNESDAY EVENINGS at 7.15pm

 

If you want to play in our RealBridge sessions

then please action the following –

LINK 1 is to test the camera and microphone on your device (even if you participated in the trials, please re-test your device). Do not press log-in.

LINK 2 is to log-on to play in our games (no ID is needed, just your real name).

The entry fee for the first two RB games will be only £2 per player.

For both LINKS and more information about RealBridge 

click on the yellow 'RealBridge at MBC' tab at the top left of this page 

**REVISED WEEKLY SCHEDULE**

(from Tuesday 6th October 2020)

MBC ‘Pay to Play’ Online Games

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     MONDAY

   ►BBO Afternoon duplicate at 2.00pm

 

     TUESDAY

 RealBridge Afternoon duplicate at 2.00pm

BBO Evening duplicate at 7.15pm (Intermediate)

 

     WEDNESDAY 

     ►BBO Afternoon duplicate at 2.00pm

(NEW) RealBridge Evening Duplicate at 7.15pm

 

     THURSDAY 

     ►RealBridge Afternoon duplicate at 2.00pm

       ►BBO Evening Swiss Pairs at 7.15pm

 

     FRIDAY 

       ►BBO Afternoon duplicate at 2.00pm

 

     SATURDAY

       ►BBO Afternoon duplicate at 2.00pm

 

    SUNDAY 

     BBO Morning duplicate at 11am (Improvers) 

   ►BBO Afternoon duplicate at 2.00pm

 

THE BBO PLAYER INDEX (the alphabetical list of Real Names and BBO User Names) is now under the yellow tab third one down, top left of this page. - Updated July 2020

 

A pre-arranged partner is preferable. However, partners can be found via the BBO Partnership Desk or in the RealBridge lobby when you access our tournaments,

Subject to 4 tables minimum, a Free Game is awarded to the winners. 

Every player earns a Free Game for each 8th game played.  

You cannot enter these games unless you have pre-paid.

Each game costs £3.50 to enter. Please deposit £20 (or more) into the MBC bank account (details below).

We will reduce your balance after each session played. 

MBC will email you when your ‘pot’ reduces to approx £12 so you have time to top it up and stay in credit.

Manchester Bridge Club Bank details are –

HSBC   Sort Code 40-11-56   Account Number  90730807

 

Thank you for supporting Manchester Bridge Club

NOW EVERY SUNDAY MORNING!

IMPROVERS ON-LINE DUPLICATE ON SUNDAYS AT 11am!

By popular demand we have arranged a weekly BBO Online Session specifically for Beginners and Improvers.

These sessions are for players who would normally have played on Monday afternoons, Tuesday evenings or the Wednesday evening supervised session.  

These new Improver Sessions are INVITATION ONLY and will be held every Sunday Morning at 11am. 

Like our well established, daily online Club duplicates, these sessions will be £3.50 each to enter (with concessions for students – see Dave). Please lodge (say) £20 into the MBC bank account. We will let you know when your ‘kitty’ runs out so you can replenish it in good time to continue playing.

If you would like to join in please contact Dave Debbage by email / text to inform him of your BBO User Name and email address.

email: daviddebbage@hotmail.co.uk           

text: 07717 252114

In due course and subject to demand, we will add another Improvers Session to our Monday-Friday schedule.   

 

To join the ‘Improvers duplicate’ you need to: 

 Register with BBO to obtain a BBO User name

 Inform Manchester Bridge Club of your User name & email address (we control entry to these games via this data)

 

When you’ve done this and you want to enter the session: 

 Log on to BBO and click "Play Bridge"

 Click "Competitive"

 Click "All Tournaments"

 Click "MAN" into the Search box at the top right of the screen. 

 Click on the Manchester BC tournament

 Enter your Partner’s User name

( If you don’t have a Partner, join the Partnership Desk and wait – we can see you there and will get in touch and/or arrange a Partner )

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TUESDAY NIGHTS AT 7.15 PM ARE FOR INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS

... so a good standard but no experts and a really nice friendly atmosphere.

COME AND JOIN US!

HAPPY THURSDAY

THURSDAY NIGHTS are SWISS PAIRS starting at 7.15pm! 

Many of you asked us to run evening games and Swiss Pairs was a popular choice.

It's an 18 board event, 6 x 3 boards, in the usual fun format so we should be finished by 9.30pm.

It's been organised so that those of you who are working during the day have an evening session to join in with so please, everyone, continue to support this.

We've noticed that numbers have dropped off recently and so we need you all to start playing on Thursday nights again.

See you on Thursday nights!! 

.....good to see more of you playing on Thursday nights now - thanks and keep it up!!!

 

What a treat to be able to have the chance to continue playing bridge.,,,and thankyou again to all the people "behind the scenes" who work so hard to make it all happen.

Please don't forget that the rules for table etiquette still apply - more especially in these unusual times.

The Scout Law Revisited: Courteous  Thinking Out Loud

......and HAVE FUN!

Dave Debbage.

ONLINE BRIDGE FOR MEMBERS

Duplicate pairs sessions for club members are available online.

These are currently a mixture of BBO games and RealBridge format

Please be online on BBO at least 15 minutes before the start.

(See  below for full instructions)

You must have registered with Bridge Base On-line (www.bridgebase.com) and have a UserName & Password. Then send us your name and BBO UserName so we can add it to the list of players for that Tournament. New members wanting to sign on with Manchester BC should send an Email with their BBO UserName to Paul Murray at paul.murraysafc@gmail.com

There is a help page at https://berwickbridgeclub.co.uk/bbo

To play in a duplicate, please login to BBO a 15 minutes before the start. Click on "Competitive" under "Play or Watch Bridge".  Then Click "All Tournaments" and, in the search box above the list which appears, type "MAN" or  "Manchester BC".  The tournament will appear and you can click on it to register.  Your partner will need to be online at the time you register and you need to enter their BBO name. There will normally be a £3.50 charge for the session which will be collected using your pre-paid contribution into the Manchester Bridge Club account. 

 

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HOW ABOUT SOME ON-LINE LESSONS

or some

PRIVATE LESSONS ON BBO?

What a great way to keep up with your bridge!

Give Dave Debbage a ring and sort things out.

Tel: 07717 252114

OFFER OF HELP IN THE FALLOWFIELD AREA

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One of our Tuesday night students Sam Knox has offered to go shopping or run errands for any of our members who live in the Fallowfield, Withington or surrounding areas if they would be glad of some support.
His telephone number is 07494863444

RAY'S "JOG" FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAY ASHLEIGH'S AMAZING RETIREMENT  "JOG"

https://exrayraylejog.home.blog

 

"I wanted to do some walking after I retired and, in what may turn out to be a mad moment, I thought it would be a good idea to walk from Lands End to John O’Groats (LeJog).  This is a well known charity walk, often done on roads (e.g. by Ian Botham).  There are a number of books and blogs that describe the walk cross country which increases the distance from 874 miles to 1100 or more depending on the route. The route can be done, of course, from South to North or North to South (becoming JogLe!).  The advantages of LeJog include walking with the prevailing wind and (rain!) coming from behind the walker, hopefully I will be fitter by the time I get to the Pennine Way and the Highlands and a new walking route between Inverness and John O’Groats should be complete in 2020 (currently most walkers use the A9)."

Results
BBO Morning Dup for Improvers
BBO Afternoon Dup
BBO Afternoon Dup
BBO Afternoon Dup
RealBridge Afternoon Dup
BBO Swiss Pairs
BBO Afternoon Dup
RealBridge Evening Dup
RealBridge Afternoon Dup
BBO Evening Duplicate (Intermediate)
Calendar
Mon 26th Oct 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Tue 27th Oct 2020
RealBridge Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Tue 27th Oct 2020
BBO Evening Duplicate (Intermediate)
7.15pm
Wed 28th Oct 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Wed 28th Oct 2020
RealBridge Evening Dup
7.15pm
Thu 29th Oct 2020
RealBridge Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Thu 29th Oct 2020
BBO Swiss Pairs
7.15pm
Fri 30th Oct 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Sat 31st Oct 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Sun 1st Nov 2020
BBO Morning Dup for Improvers
11.00am
Sun 1st Nov 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Mon 2nd Nov 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Tue 3rd Nov 2020
RealBridge Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Tue 3rd Nov 2020
BBO Evening Duplicate (Intermediate)
7.15pm
Wed 4th Nov 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm