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Welcome to

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MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

81 WELLINGTON ROAD, FALLOWFIELD, MANCHESTER M14 6BN

Ring/Text Paul Murray on 07776 200962 for any clarification

or email paul.murraysafc@gmail.com

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5 Card Majors
5 Card Majors

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 the ISBN is 978 108 915 4877

RECEIVING OUR E-MAILS?
RECEIVING OUR E-MAILS?

Are you receiving e-mails from the bridge club? If not, here are a number of possible reasons:

 1) Your email address has been blocked from receiving emails from Bridgewebs. Check the status of your email address, and resubscribe if it is blocked or suspended

2) We do not have your correct email address registered. You can check this via attempting to set/reset password in the Members Only login screen

3) If we do not have your correct email address, please let us know via the Contact Form or speak to any committee member

 

Welcome to The Manchester Bridge Club
Online Account for Online Games
Online Account for Online Games

The new Bridgewebs Attendance Module for tracking payment money for online games is now live.

It provides you with a real-time view of the games you have played, the current balance of your account and payments made and received by your account. 

To see this information you will need to log on to the Members Only area of the website and then select thePayments Account tab.
Detailed instructions logging onto this area are available here

A detailed description of the Online Account, how it works, etc, is also available here within the Members Only Area (log-on needed).

Account statements will also be sent out periodically by email. This ensures that people who choose not to actively monitor their account balance are still aware of it. The statement provides a regular update to non-members who play in our online games who do not have access the member's area and therefore the real time benefits of this system.

Revised Tuesday Schedule at the Club

Many members have expressed an interest in afternoon face to face bridge and our current afternoon sessions (Supervised Duplicate on Monday & monthly Michael Byrne seminars) are proving very popular.

Therefore from Tuesday May 10th we will be running an 18 board duplicate session at the club starting at 1:30pm. We will aim to finish by 4pm to try and miss the worst of the traffic. The cost will be £4 for members and £6 for visitors.

This duplicate will take place every Tuesday afternoon except the one Tuesday a month where this slot will host Michael Byrne's seminar - which is May 24th this month.

The Tuesday evening hybrid, which has seen a declining attendance over recent months, will be replaced in our schedule by an additional face to face supervised duplicate session for Beginners and Improvers.

This will start at 7.00pm and follow the same format as the popular Monday afternoon class - a short lesson on a different topic each week followed by a supervised play session. The cost for this will be £8, both for members and non-members.

We look forward to seeing you at one or both of these new sessions

Didsbury Festival Saturday 11th June 2022
Didsbury Festival Saturday 11th June 2022

Manchester Bridge Club has arranged to have a stall at the Didsbury Festival on Saturday 11th June 2022.  We want to promote our club and encourage people, who may already play bridge but not know about our club, to come along to our F2F Duplicates or join our online games.  We also want to encourage people to learn to play bridge and join one of our beginner's classes in September.  We need volunteers to help at the stall and to talk to people about our club and weather permitting, show people the very basics of how to play bridge.  We'd ask people to volunteer for an hour or so and then you can have a look around the rest of the Festival too.  We need volunteers from 11am to 4pm.  If you are willing to get involved to promote our club, please contact Linda Williams on 07813 408095 or via email linda.williams3@talktalk.net

Garden Cities Trophy
Garden Cities Trophy

Manchester Bridge Club team were playing in the Regional Finals of the Garden City Trophy on Sunday May 8th.

At half time we were in first place, with our A team first and B team third. This is always a dangerous place to be, and so it proved, with a poorer second half leading to a nail-biting last round.

We lost the last set, finishing in joint fourth place alongside Deva Bridge Club. However four teams from the regionals progress to the national final and because we had won our match against Deva we qualified to go through. A nail biting but very well earned result for the Club.

Well done to our team of:
   Dave Debbage & Eve Lighthill
   John Hassett & Jeff Morris
   Andrew Woodcock & Paul Murray
   Irene Davies & Karen Reissmann

We now qualify to play in the National Garden Cities Final on Saturday June 18th. Good luck!!

Mayday Mayday Mayday!
Mayday Mayday Mayday!

Sunday 1st May saw our

1,000th online game
Thanks to those that participated - prize winners are
♠  1st prize   £20 each  ♠  Graham Winn & Susan Triggs
  2nd prize   £10 each    Audrey Sternshire & Jeff Morris
  3rd prize   £5 each  - Peter  Grauer & Maureen Seddon
♣   £4 each to the best pairs with NGS averages of:   
over 60% - Andy Brocklehurst & Geroge Balon
51% - 59% - Rose Davenport & Ray Hill

45% - 50% - Linda Williams & Paul Jones
40% - 45% - Shirley Leak & Anne Naylor

                            ♣  Pair with nearest score to 50%: £4 each  ♣.                      - John Bridgeman & Ian Mackie
                                  ♣  A special prize for best intermediate performance:                    £4 each  ♣  - Maria & Frank Eade

Prizes will be 'paid' into your online account with TMBC

Slam Bidding Seminar
Slam Bidding Seminar

The club hosted a very successful seminar on Tuesday 26th April from teacher and world ranked player Michael Byrne

This months topic was Slam Bidding, and with over 30 people attending our main room was nearing its playing capacity

After the talk from Michael, attendees played a series of pre-prepared hands, designed to put their learning into practice

Slams were bid and made, not bid and made, and bid but not made!

It's a lifelong learning journey, and hopefully everyone went away a little wiser than when they arrived

 

Bridgemate Refurbishment
Bridgemate Refurbishment

 

Seven of our worst Bridgemate handsets have been sent for cleaning, repair and refurbishment.

They are now seven of our best Bridgemates and I can report that they are a joy to use.

Our Bridgemates have been in use for over 12 years, and in that time have accumulated much in the way of coffee residue, biscuit crumbs, cheese and crackers, and were no doubt supporting a rich and varied ecosystem!

But don't take my word for it, come and try them for yourselves!

Bridge Presentation at the Women's Institute
Bridge Presentation at the Women's Institute

Susan Triggs gave a talk to the Cheadle Women's Institute about the game of Bridge. The talk was very well attended, with 50 to 60 people in the audience, and included a couple of practice mini-bridge hands.

Jan Lancaster, Graham Winn, Vera Lowson and Dave Fernley were there to assist with the practice games, which were somewhat chaotic at first but very enjoyable. The feedback we received was very positive. We also handed out packs of club branded playing cards and EBU supplied leaflets promoting the game and giving contact details for our teaching sessions.

Changes to My EBU

My EBU is where members can check their masterpoints and NGS records, book events, and modify account details and preferences for things like magazine and diary preferences.

The EBU will shortly be adding the ability to be automatically emailed when new results are submitted, where members opt in to this service. This news item will be updated when this feature is Live.

You can access your EBU account here using your EBU number. There is a Forgotten Password function that can be used to reset your password.

The Forgotten Password feature works by sending a password reset link to the email address that the EBU hold for you. This will not work if there is no email address registered, or if the registered address is for an email account that you no longer have access to. In this situation the club can, for many members, amend the email address held. Please contact us if this applies to you

EBU Promotions
EBU Promotions

EBU master point promotions

Nicholas Greer - National Master

Hannah Hutchinson - Area Master

Paul Broadley - Club Master

Afternoon Improvers
Afternoon Improvers

MONDAY AFTERNOON LEARNERS & IMPROVERS GET TOGETHER

EVERY WEEK AT 1PM WITH PAUL MURRAY AT THE CLUB

EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

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 BEGINNER'S BRIDGE COURSE STARTS ON WEDNESDAY 27th APRIL AT 2PM

.  We teach the 5-card major/strong NT/short club system and also look at how to play the hands and the basics of how to defend.

The most important thing though is that the classes will be friendly and sociable. 

Bridge can be a complicated game and will stretch your mind, but we aim to make bridge fun to learn and hope you will quickly come to love the game as much as we do.

If you are interested in joining the course starting in April please email Susan via grasan30@gmail.com

TUTORS ARE: SUSAN TRIGGS assisted by ANNE NAYLOR,

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Download our latest interactive activity schedule - BBC Tiny Happy People

See Calendar on the right of this home page for our Weekly Schedule

Face to Face table fees for Duplicates at the Club are £4 for fully paid-up MBC members & £6 for Guests

(includes free tea/coffee & biscuits and occasional treats! However, sandwiches/supper will not be served)

Online bridge entry is £3.75 for members & £4.50 for non-members

For Online games a pre-arranged partner is preferable.

However, if possible, partners can be found after you log on to our tournaments. Just wait on Partnership Desk (BBO) or in the Lobby (Real Bridge)

Please transfer entry fee (or more for convenience/ multiple games) into the MBC bank account (see below).

MBC will reduce your balance after each session played and text/email/call you when your ‘pot’ reduces to approx £12 so you have time to top it up and stay in credit.

The Manchester Bridge Club Bank details are –

HSBC   Sort Code 40-11-56   Account Number  90730807

Please put your Firstname and Surname as the payment reference

Thank you for supporting The Manchester Bridge Club

Thursday Swiss Pairs on BBO

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"HOP ALONG" TO OUR THURSDAY NIGHTS 

It's a popular 18 board event, 6 x 3 boards on BBO in the usual fun format. We start at 7.15pm 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.

See you on Thursday nights at 7.10pm for 7.15pm start!! 

Our BBO Swiss pairs regularly attracts 10-12 tables so a friendly, competitive evening is guaranteed!

 

Sunday Improvers
Sunday Improvers

NOW EVERY SUNDAY MORNING!

IMPROVERS ON-LINE DUPLICATE AT 11am!

By popular demand we hold a weekly BBO Online Session specifically for those who have learnt the basics but want to improve their bridge. These sessions will be £3.75 each to enter for members and £4.50 for non-members (with concessions for students – see Paul).

Please lodge (say £20) payment for a few games 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 Paul Murray by email / text to inform him of your BBO User Name and email address.

email: paul.murraysafc@gmail.com         text: 07776 200962  

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 BBO 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 )

Results
Paul's Improvers Class
BBO Afternoon Dup
Club Evening Duplicate F2F
BBO morning duplicate for impovers
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
BBO Swiss Pairs
BBO Afternoon Dup
Club Evening Duplicate F2F
Club Afternoon Duplicate F2F
Paul's Improver Class
Calendar
Tue 24th May 2022
Michael Byrne Seminar
1.30pm
Tue 24th May 2022
Paul's Improver Class
7.00pm
Wed 25th May 2022
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Wed 25th May 2022
Club Evening Duplicate F2F
7.15pm
Thu 26th May 2022
BBO Swiss Pairs
7.15pm
Fri 27th May 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2:00pm
Sat 28th May 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2.00pm
Sun 29th May 2022
BBO morning duplicate for impovers
11.00am
Sun 29th May 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2.00pm
Mon 30th May 2022
Paul's Improvers Class
1pm
Mon 30th May 2022
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Mon 30th May 2022
Club Evening Duplicate F2F
7.15pm
Tue 31st May 2022
Club Afternoon Duplicate F2F
1.30pm
Tue 31st May 2022
Paul's Improver Class
7.00pm
Wed 1st Jun 2022
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm