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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

 

EBU Autumn Congress Successes for MBC!
The EBU Conference took place on 19th October in Stafford.
Congratulations to Dave Debbage, John Hassett, Paul Hackett and John Sansom who the Teams
 
 
and to Ollie Burgess who won the Two Stars Pairs  with Heather Dhondy.
 
 
 
Full results are on the EBU web site.

 

THE EVE LIGHTHILL CUP 2019

SWISS TEAMS COMPETITION

Congratulations to the winning team

EVE LIGHTHILL. BOB COOKE,

IAN KANE, HOWARD KAY,

DAVID SARABOWSKI & STUART SHALOM

(Full results bottom right of this page)

2019 LANCASHIRE MIXED PAIRS WINNERS
2019 LANCASHIRE MIXED PAIRS WINNERS

Congratulations to

JEFF MORRIS and RHONA GOLDENFIELD

Winners of the 2019 Lancashire Mixed Pairs 

 
World Championships
The World Championships are being held in Wuhan, China from 14th-28th September. 
England has a team in each of the four events: Open, Women, Mixed and Senior. 
Manchester players involved are John Holland and Alan Mould in the Seniors, Catherune Draper in the Womens and Michael Byrne in the Mixed. 
Good luck to all the teams. 
Some matches will be on BBO. 
 

Update Friday - Seniors reach Final in Wuhan!

The World Bridge Championships is now down to the final two teams in each series, and we're very proud that our Seniors team will be one of those fighting for a gold medal.

They had an up-and-down match against the Netherlands and were trailing overnight, but a very big fourth set saw them open up a lead that they didn't let go. They'll be facing Denmark in the final.

The Women conceded against Sweden, after going 95 IMPs down with 16 boards to go. They'll now play off for a bronze medal against the Netherlands.

The Mixed team fought all the way to the end and were starting to close on the USA, but ran out of time and lost by 28 IMPs. They'll play Romania in their bronze medal match.

Sadly, the Open team did not reach the Semi-finals stage. In the Quarter-finals they gave the very strong USA 1 a good fight, and were leading for most of the match, but the Americans finished strongly and won by 33 IMPs.

The final matches start on Friday, so good luck to our seniors!

....AND FINALLY

In the Seniors final England lost to Denmark, therefore getting a silver medal.  Congratulations to the team especially John and Alan who played every board in the knock out phase and most of the qualifying matches.
The Women won their bronze medal match in a dramatic finish, overtaking the Netherlands on the last board, many congratulations to Catherine and the team.
 
The Mixed Team got close to overhauling Romania in the last set when Michael and Fiona bid and made two slams not bid by the opponents, but our other pair pressed too hard on a couple of boards and Romania won by 24.  Congratulations to all the team who have done very well to finish fourth in the inaugural World Mixed Teams.
 
Seniors
 
Women Bronze


The teams are:

Mixed: Frances Hinden & Graham Osborne; Sally Brock & Barry Myers; Fiona Brown & Michael Byrne; NPC: Paul Barden
Open: Jeffrey Allerton & Chris Jagger; David Bakhshi & Artur Malinowski; Tony Forrester & Andrew Robson; NPC: Neil Rosen; Coach: Andrew Murphy
Seniors: John Holland & Alan Mould; David Muller & Malcolm Pryor; David Kendrick & Trevor Ward; NPC: David S Jones
Women: Heather Dhondy & Nevena Senior; Catherine Draper & Gillian Fawcett; Nicola Smith & Yvonne Wiseman; NPC: David Gold; Coach: David Burn
 

EBU Summer Congress at Eastbourne

 

Congratulations to Paul, Jason and Justin Hackett whose team came an easy first place in the 4 Stars A Final.

Bridge Team on Only Connect

This Monday sees a team of bridge players take on the challenging quiz show that is Only Connect.

Fresh from the Junior Squad, players Kyle Lam and Toby Nonnenmacher are joined by their non-bridge playing friend Isi Bogod, to form "The Suits", a team name suggested by the producers of the show in a nod to the bridge players. Hosted by Victoria Coren Mitchell, the show consists of a tournament-type format in which teams compete by finding connections between seemingly unrelated clues. The team need to win two matches from three to reach the quarter finals.

The show airs on Monday 2nd September at 8pm on BBC2.

21 Feb 2019

John Holland tops National Master Point list

John Holland has regained the Sunday Telegraph Salver, for the most Master Points earned in the calendar year.

John, who has won the competition on six previous occasions, earned 26,361 points in 2018. Gary Hyett, was second with 21,699. 

John also topped the Gold Point list.

CONGRATULATIONS!

CLUB CHAMPION 2019
CLUB CHAMPION 2019

CLUB CHAMPION 2019

"She's done it again!"

Congratulations to EVE LIGHTHILL on becoming our 2019 Club Champion.

This Club Senior Individual Player Contest has been achieved by coming top on Wednesday Evenings over the 12 months period between April 2018 and May 2019.

Well Done Eve! 

Current Competitions

2019 / 20 Club Championship

This Wednesday Evening Individual Player Contest runs from

May 1st  2019 until the end of April 2020

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2019 Cheadle Royal Cup

This Monday Evening Duplicate Pairs Contest runs from

September 2019 until the end of December 2019

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WIN A FREE SESSION!
WIN A FREE SESSION!

The Winning Pair on Monday,

Wednesday and Thursday evenings 

can claim their

NEXT BRIDGE NIGHT FREE!!

NEED A PARTNER?

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Here at Manchester Bridge Club we can always find you a playing partner but please arrive in good time to allow us to find someone suited to your ability.

If you arrive at the last minute you may have to take "pot luck"! 

Alternatively please phone David ahead of the session to ask him to find someone for you.

"We aim to please!!"

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: 0161 445 3712 or davedebbage@hotmail.co.uk

Thankyou.

Welcome to Manchester Bridge Club

 

 

 

Manchester Bridge Club’s next Seminar Workshop is on

SUNDAY 27th OCTOBER

2.30pm to 5pm

The topic for this session is

USING TRUMPS IN DEFENCE”

Tutor Nick Greer

The seminar starts with a comprehensive topic discussion

followed by specific practice hands demonstrating the correct bidding, lead and play.

The cost of these seminars is £10.00 for members, £12 for visitors & £5 for students.

This includes light refreshments during the brief break.

Everyone is very welcome to attend – with or without a partner.

“Have you had your lightbulb moment yet?!”

Manchester Bridge Club

 at 81 Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6BN

Background, Bat, Cobweb, Decorations

Thursday 31ST October

 

Brush off those broomsticks……

Sharpen up those spells….

And join us for a GHOULISH game of

 

SPOOKY PAIRS

with jacket potatoes

and Halloween snacks.

 

……and a prize for the best costume!!!!

(fancy dress optional)

Witch, Broomstick, Halloween, Broom

 

 

 SUNDAY 27th OCTOBER

SEMINAR WORKSHOP / SEMINAR

"Using Trumps in Defence"

2.30pm to 5pm

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 THURSDAY 31st OCTOBER

SPOOKY SWISS PAIRS

at 7.30pm

Witch, Broomstick, Halloween, Broom

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♠ SUNDAY 1st DECEMBER

BEN FRANKS at 1pm

(Qualifier for the Corwen Trophy)

Click here for details

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SUNDAY 15th DECEMBER

SANTA CLAUS PAIRS

2pm

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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)."

THURSDAY 24th OCTOBER
THURSDAY 24th  OCTOBER

EVERY THURSDAY EVENING

at 7.30pm

SWISS PAIRS

Suitable for all - great fun!

 

MONDAY 28th OCTOBER (Daytime)
MONDAY 28th OCTOBER (Daytime)

EVERY MONDAY AFTERNOON

Come and play in our enjoyable

Supervised Duplicate with Brief Lesson at 1pm

There's a brief lesson first with Dave Debbage, then duplicate aiming to finish by 4.15pm.

Guests always welcome & Partners found!

MONDAY 28th OCTOBER (pm)

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EVERY MONDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

(Including the 2019 Tony Wood Cup for pairs from May to end of August.)

TUESDAY 29th OCTOBER
TUESDAY 29th OCTOBER

EVERY TUESDAY EVENING

 7.30pm to 10.30pm

......FOR IMPROVERS AT ALL LEVELS!!

Enjoy a short lesson with Dave Debbage

followed by

Relaxed Supervised Personalised Duplicate

 

Manchester Bridge Club positively encourages new and improving players and has an on-going series of Foundation Courses for Beginners and Improvers.

Guests are always welcome.

WEDNESDAY 30th OCTOBER

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EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING

DUPLICATE PAIRS

at 7.30pm

(plus a separate Supervised Play Class for Improvers)

Results
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
SIM PAIRS in aid of WORLD YOUTH at 7.30pm
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Calendar
Wed 23rd Oct 2019
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 24th Oct 2019
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Mon 28th Oct 2019
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 28th Oct 2019
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Tue 29th Oct 2019
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Tue 29th Oct 2019
BEGINNERS COURSE Lesson #3 at 7.30pm
Wed 30th Oct 2019
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 30th Oct 2019
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 31st Oct 2019
SPOOKY SWISS PAIRS for HALLOWEEN at 7.30pm
Prize for the best dressed!! (Fancy dress optional)
Mon 4th Nov 2019
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 4th Nov 2019
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Tue 5th Nov 2019
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Tue 5th Nov 2019
BEGINNERS COURSE Lesson #4 at 7.30pm
Wed 6th Nov 2019
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 6th Nov 2019
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm