|Manchester Retain Tollemache Trophy
The Tollemache is the English Bridge Union's premier county event. After a qualifier in November, involving all English counties, the top eight teams play all play each other over a weekend in February.
Manchester (County) won this event for the first time last year after almost 40 years of trying.
In this year's event Manchester have retained the trophy with John Holland and Alan Mould outstanding but well supported by Alec Smalley, Tom Slater ,Jeff Morris ,John Hassett, Nicholas Greer and Phil Taylor. Great credit goes to Nicholas and Philip who sustained great pressure in their first ever Tollemache. Rhona Goldenfield, as reserve, also played an important role in encouraging the team against formidable opposition to finish the event beating six of the other seven teams and having a winning draw against the seventh team
Five of the team are current Manchester Bridge Club members. Phil and Nicholas were members until recently. Alec and Tom are are members of Bramhall & Cheadle BC
Well done to all!
|Michael Byrne Seminars - next Seminar Friday 23rd February at 1:30
The Manchester Bridge Club and Michael Byrne are holding a series of seminars.
Each seminar will consist of a talk, with notes, and then the playing of 8 hands to illustrate the topic
The hands are then discussed, with hand records, at the end of the session
The cost of the seminar will be £10 for Manchester Bridge Club members and £12 for non-members
Tea, coffee, biscuits and Michael’s famous home-made brownies will be available
|Friday February 23rd
When should I lead my singleton
Improve your opening leads and become a demon defender - a look at why we lead short suits, when is the right time to do it, and some hands on which the obvious singleton lead should be rejected.
Friday March 22nd
Part Score Bidding
A look at low level sequences where a lot of information can be exchanged. Some old familiar sequences are revisited with a chance to look at them in more subtle and developed ways, as well as "shaping out" on the 3rd round to explore fully your hand for part-score or even a game.
Beginners Bridge Courses.
Our latest 12 week Beginner's Bridge Course started on Monday 5th February at 7.15pm and is full.
If you are interested in joining one of our future courses, please fill in the form below and we will keep you updated about our plans for our next course.
Each course will last 12 weeks and covers the basics of play and bidding. We teach the 5 card major, strong No Trump and short club system. We will also cover basic defensive tactics.
Most importantly, 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.
The course will cost £72 payable in advance
Interested? Find out more by emailing Susan on email@example.com
Our latest Tuesday evening group of beginners , all 28 of them, are seen here enjoying lesson 4 in their 12 week course. There are other groups on Wednesday and Thursday mornings .
|Would you like to learn to play bridge?
Would you like to learn to play bridge?
We are currently setting up our new courses for beginners.
If you are interested in joining the above course or would like to learn at a different time or day, please fill in the form below and we'll get in touch to make arrangements for you to start lessons to learn to play this fascinating game.
We are delighted to announce that the following Members of the Club achieved an EBU Master Point ranking promotion in January
Ron Lowe 1 Star Master
Matthew Stibbe Club Master
Congratulations to both of you
|Swiss Pairs on IntoBridge
Click here to sign on to IntoBridge
Thursday evening online Swiss Pairs on Intobridge at 7:15pm
9 tables for popular online MBC game on Dec 8th with 15 players playing on IntoBridge for the first time!
Come and join us every week!
Click on the links below to register your account on IntoBridge and come and join us to play on this new innovative online platform that offers much more than than BBO.
If you haven't already, Click here to Register on the IntoBridge platform
The following youtube videos explain:
The IntoBridge platform, how to register and available controls
How to register for an IntoBridge game, how to join a game, and how to use the partnership desk
Registration is straightforward, but does involve receiving an email with a confirmation link to activate your account.
If you have any problems please contact Dave Fernley on 07388 398 919
Once you have registered you can invite your partner using his/her user name or join the Partnership Desk to signify you are looking for a partner.
An IntoBridge host will play with you cannot find one via the Partnership Desk
For the time being, there are no robots on IntoBridge.
We now have supervised sessions for beginners, learners & improvers at the club:
Monday afternoon at 1pm for Improvers with Paul Murray.
** NEW** Tuesday evening at 7pm all levels.
Wednesday afternoon at 1pm for beginners with Paul Murray.
**NEW** Thursday morning at 10:30 for beginners with Susan Triggs.
Members £6 & Visitors £8
Everyone is welcome
|Online Account for Online Games
Please be aware that the BridgeWebs attendance Module is not a real time system. It reflects entry fees spent on online and face-to-face games but does not reflect money paid into your online account until it is manually updated from the Club's bank statement. Our 'WebMaster', Dave Fernley performs these updates periodically- usually weekly. If you need to know your balance between updates, call Paul or Dave.
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.
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
Supervised Face to Face table fees at the Club are £6 for fully paid-up MBC members & £8 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 on IntoBridge.
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 email you with a regular statement to help you stay in credit.
The Manchester Bridge Club Bank details are –
Natwest Sort Code 01-02-02 Account Number 21867577
Please put your First Name and Surname as the payment reference
Thank you for supporting The Manchester Bridge Club