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Welcome to

THE

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

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?

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 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
1111th BBO game

 

 

 

Next week sees our 1111th game on BBO and to mark the occasion we are having a special Swiss Pairs event on Thursday 18th with great prizes available

1st place £25 each

2nd place £20 each

3rd place £15 each

11th Place £11 each

Best intermediate pair £5 each

All prizes will be credited to players on line accounts

Each player will be able to pay just £1.11 for their next visit in August at a face to face club duplicate session (Monday @ 7:15pm, Tuesday @ 1:30pm and Wednesday @ 7:15pm)

England U21 Team Qualifies for World Championships

Congratulations to Michael Byrne who, as non-playing captain of the England under 21s, guided the team to qualifying for the World Championships next summer. They were playing at the recent European Junior Championships in Velhoven in the Netherlands. 

The team got off to a poor start, being in bottom place at the end of day one. But things improved, and the second half of the tournament saw them really get going. They won their final 5 matches to qualify with ease. 

We can't promise that Michael will have the same impact on your game, but why not come along to his popular teaching seminars at The Manchester Bridge Club. This month's topic covered 4th Suit Forcing, and was very well received by all those who attended ........ as was the gooey chocolate cake that Michael provided 

Beginner's Course

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OUR NEXT BEGINNER'S BRIDGE COURSE WILL BEGIN ON WEDNESDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 2022 AT 1.30pm  

 

 

This course will lasts for 12 weeks and will cover the basics of play  and bidding .  We teach the 5 card major, strong No Trump and short club system.  We will cover basic defensive tactics.  We will also demonstrate how to play bridge online mainly using RealBridge.

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.

The course will cost £72 payable in advance 

TUTORS ARE: SUSAN TRIGGS & ANNE NAYLOR

Interested?  Find out more by emailing Susan on grasan30@gmail.com.  If this time/day does not suit you please still get in touch as we may be able to run a second course.

 

 

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A Manchester Old Boy comes home
A Manchester Old Boy comes home

On the 7th July we welcomed Manchester Old Boy David Thompson to our 1.30pm F2F session. He has been living in Luxembourg for many years but was born and raised in Manchester and is an old boy of Manchester Grammar School. He contacted us to say he was visiting the UK for a few days and would like to come to the Club to play. He mentioned that he has partnered Kath Nelson on BBO so we asked Kath if she would like to join us and she was delighted to agree. David is on the foreground table looking at Jeff and Paul. The afternoon was very well supported and was keenly contested and, as luck ( and some skill ! )  would have it, David and Kath came out top, It was a great afternoon and we hope it might encourage more of you to come to our Thursday 1.30 sessions.   

Hubert Phillips Plate

Hackett team wins Hubert Phillips Plate

 

The Hubert Phillips Plate - the consolation event in the EBU's mixed pivot teams competition - has been won by the team of Barbara Hackett, Jason Hackett, Paul Hackett & Martin Taylor. A veritable list of stars all with a close association with our Bridge Club.       

They beat Neil Crawford, Bob Holder, Joan Murphy, David Owen & Phil Thornton in the final.

                    Many Congratulations to the whole team. 

Online Account for Online Games
Online Account for Online Games

Please be aware that the BridgeWebs attendance Module is not accurate at the moment. It reflects entry fees spent on online games but does not reflect money paid into your online account. This is due to our WebMaster, Dave Fernley being away on holiday. Unfortunately, despite trying we haven't been able to update the system without Dave's guidance. Please bear with us. This will be corrected and updated when Dave returns from holiday next week. If you need to know your balance, call Paul.

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.

New Weekly Schedule at the Club

The Club has a new agreement with our landlord and can now expand our face-to-face sessions of Club Duplicates and Supervised Duplicate bridge. 

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.

We have therefore decided to trial Tuesday afternoon duplicates. These are proving to be popular and have the added attraction of home made cakes being provided by some members

The new weekly face-to-face schedule

Monday                1pm         Supervised Duplicate - this session is targeted at Beginners to Improvers and is proving very popular. We regularly have 5-7 tables and it is a very social afternoon. The session comprises a short lesson on a particular topic followeed by supervised play hosted by Paul Murray

Monday                7:15pm    Club Duplicate

Tuesday               1:30pm    NEW!! Club Duplicate  (every Tuesday afternoon except when there is a Michael Byrne seminar). Minimum 18 boards.

Tuesday               7pm         NEW!! Supervised Duplicate - this session follows the same format as Monday afternoon but is targeted at Improvers to Intermediates

Wednesday          7:15pm    Club Duplicate

 

Please come along and support one or more of these sessions - your bridge club needs you!!! 

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.

The topic this month was Slam Bidding and with over 30 people attending our main room was almost full. 

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!

 

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

Karen Reissmann - Premier National Master

Tricia Blum - 1 Star  Master 

Anne Naylor - Master

 

Afternoon Improvers
Afternoon Improvers

MONDAY AFTERNOON LEARNERS & IMPROVERS GET TOGETHER

EVERY WEEK AT 1PM WITH PAUL MURRAY AT THE CLUB

EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Download our latest interactive activity schedule - BBC Tiny Happy PeopleSee 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!

 

Would you like to learn to play bridge?

We are currently setting up our new courses for beginners.  We will be running a course of 12 lessons starting on Wednesday 21st September starting each week at 1.30pm

If you are interested in joining this course or would like to learn at 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.

Bridge and Cakes

Our bakers on Tuesday 16th August at the 1.30pm F2F session will be Ann Wood and Dee Connolly. Please come along and share in an afternoon's delight of Bridge, "craic" and cake.  Please see Ann Wood if you wish to show off your baking skills     

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Results
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
BBO Swiss Pairs
Beginners Supervised Duplicate
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
Club Evening Duplicate F2F
Club Afternoon Duplicate
Paul's Improver Class
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
Club Evening Duplicate F2F
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
Calendar
Sun 14th Aug 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2:00pm
Mon 15th Aug 2022
Paul's Improver Class
1:00pm
Mon 15th Aug 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2:00pm
Mon 15th Aug 2022
Club Evening Duplicate F2F
7:15pm
Tue 16th Aug 2022
Club Afternoon Duplicate
1:30pm
Tue 16th Aug 2022
Paul's Improver Class
7:00pm
Wed 17th Aug 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2:00pm
Wed 17th Aug 2022
Club Evening Duplicate F2F
7:15pm
Wed 17th Aug 2022
Beginners Supervised Duplicate
1:30pm
Thu 18th Aug 2022
BBO Swiss Pairs
7:15pm
Fri 19th Aug 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2:00pm
Sat 20th Aug 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2:00pm
Sun 21st Aug 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2:00pm
Mon 22nd Aug 2022
Paul's Improver Class
1:00pm
Mon 22nd Aug 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2:00pm