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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

Club Bank Account

For making payments to the club

Sort Code 40-11-56

Account Number  90730807

Account Name: Manchester Bridge Club

Please use your Firstname and Surname as the payment reference

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

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 OUR NEXT BEGINNER'S BRIDGE COURSE STARTS ON WEDNESDAY 21ST SEPTEMBER 2022 AT 1.30PM

.  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 September please email Susan via grasan30@gmail.com

TUTORS ARE: SUSAN TRIGGS assisted by ANNE NAYLOR,

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.

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 & Thursday afternoon duplicates - 

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

Thursday              1:30pm    NEW!! Club Duplicate. Minimum 18 boards.

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

Mayday Mayday Mayday!
Mayday Mayday Mayday!

Sunday 1st May 2022 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 Bridgman & 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.

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

David Debbage - 4 Star Grand Master 

Josh Clarke  - Regional Master

Matilda Bingham - Master

Paul Jones -  Master

Jon Middleton  - Local Master

Sally Middleton - Local 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!

 

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 or Anne Naylor by email / text to inform them of your BBO User Name and email address.

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

Anne: grannyannie53@btinternet.com          text: 07952 786957

 

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 )

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.

FORM
Results
Club Afternoon Duplicate
Beginners supervised
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
Club Evening Duplicate F2F
Club Afternoon Duplicate
Paul's Improver Class
Paul's Improver Class
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
Club Evening Duplicate F2F
BBO Morning Duplicate for Improvers
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
Calendar
Thu 7th Jul 2022
BBO Swiss Pairs
7:15pm
Fri 8th Jul 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2:00pm
Sat 9th Jul 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2:00pm
Sun 10th Jul 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2:00pm
Mon 11th Jul 2022
Paul's Improver Class
1:00pm
Mon 11th Jul 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2:00pm
Mon 11th Jul 2022
Club Evening Duplicate F2F
7:15pm
Tue 12th Jul 2022
Club Afternoon Duplicate
1:30pm
Tue 12th Jul 2022
Paul's Improver Class
7:00pm
Wed 13th Jul 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2:00pm
Wed 13th Jul 2022
Club Evening Duplicate F2F
7:15pm
Wed 13th Jul 2022
Beginners Supervised Duplicate
1:30pm
Thu 14th Jul 2022
Club Afternoon Duplicate
1:30pm
Thu 14th Jul 2022
BBO Swiss Pairs
7:15pm
Fri 15th Jul 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2:00pm