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Welcome to

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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INTERESTING HANDS
INTERESTING HANDS

INTERESTING HANDS

We have introduced a new feature where you can send in the details of any interesting hands that you have played.

These can then be added to the new "library" that has started under the "Interesting Hands" yellow tab on the top left hand side of this page (currently the fifth one down)

If you would like a hand you have played recently to be included please forward it by email to Dave Debbage in the same format as the ones now showing.

PS They don't have to be the perfect ones - ones where you go wrong can also be fun and a good lesson!!

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 please contact David so we can organize a bulk order from Manchester Bridge Club and get a better price.

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 Paul know so he can make sure you are included.

If you would prefer not to be contacted please text or email Paul at the addresses below.

Tel: 07776 200962 or paul.murraysafc@gmail.com

Thankyou.

Welcome to Manchester Bridge Club

   Tuesday Evening Hybrid Session   

RealBridge and at the Club

Join at 7:00 pm. See schedule for price. RealBridge Link below.

If you are joining online please put your name and EBU number in as shown on your EBU account.

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GAZETTE INTER CLUBS TEAMS OF EIGHT COMPETITION

Sunday, February 6th

11am to 5pm (approx) with a break

RealBridge (but you can always turn off your camera and microphone if you prefer!!)

Please fill in the form below if you would like to participate.

If you know who you are going to play with put your partner's name in the form too, if you don't know who you will play with, leave the partner field blank.

We will figure out the Teams of Eight once we know how many entries we have.

 

FORM
Tournament Director's Course

We are setting up a Tournament Directors course to take place in the next 4 weeks (dates to be confirmed shortly).  The course will last two days (consecutive) and will enable participants to direct our club duplicates and by attending one further day on an EBU assessment course also direct County events.  We really need to make sure we have sufficient members who are properly trained to run our face to face duplicates.  We already have 5 members who want to go on the course but if any-one else is interested please email Paul Murray asap (paul.murraysafc@gmail.com.)  The Club will pay for the cost of the course.

 

Manchester Bridge Club thanks Annie Curtis

Manchester Bridge Club would like to thank Annie Curtis for her amazing work on developing and updating our club website, surely one of the best, if not the best in the country.

Annie has worked tirelessly on the website for many years but has decided it is time to do other things. There is a considerable amount of work involved in keeping the website up to date and Annie is one of the unsung heroes of our club.

We wish Annie all the best for 2022 and of course for a wonderful retirement - but sorry Annie - we might have to disturb you occasionally for some advice.

Annual Subscriptions

A reminder that it's that time of year again when your annual subscriptions are due.  Due to the really big changes face the club we would be grateful if members can pay their subscriptions by 31st January 2022.

The annual subscription has remained the same this year and is: £50 for individual members and £80 for couples residing at the same address.

Please make your payments electronically if at all possible to : Manchester Bridge Club Sort Code: 40-11-56 Account 90730807

EBU master point promotions 

Andy Brocklehurst     Master 

John Bridgman     Master

Barbara Herring  Area Master

Mike Wood  County Master 

MONDAY AFTERNOON LEARNERS & IMPROVERS GET TOGETHER

EVERY WEEK AT 1PM WITH PAUL MURRAY AT THE CLUB

EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

CHRISTMAS CHARITY CHEER

For all those who bought Christmas puddings from Ann Wood you will be pleased to know that £200 was raised for St Ann's Hospice.

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OUR NEW BEGINNER'S BRIDGE COURSE CONTINUES EVERY WEDNESDAY AT 2PM

 

 

We are currently part way through our course for beginners and are likely to be running a further course starting in April 2022.  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 

£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 currently £3.25 for members & £4.00 for non-members

(from January 19th online entry for our BBO games will be increased to £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.

With a minimum of 4 tables (16 players excluding Robots), the next game for the winners will be a Free Game.

(Free Games will discontinue on from January 19th)

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.

Manchester Bridge Club Bank details are –

HSBC   Sort Code 40-11-56   Account Number  90730807

Thank you for supporting Manchester Bridge Club

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"HOP ALONG" TO OUR THURSDAY NIGHTS 

SWISS PAIRS on BBO starting at 7.15pm! 

It's an 18 board event, 6 x 3 boards, in the usual fun format 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!! 

.....good to see more of you playing in this Swiss Pairs now - thanks and keep it up!!!

 

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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 £3.25 each to enter for members and £4 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 )

Return of F2F Bridge

Since returning to Face to Face Bridge on July 9th 2021, we've had many enjoyable evenings playing bridge - but we'd like more participants!

Thank you to our members/guests for joining in and we look forward to having everyone else back soon to enjoy a relaxing evening's bridge.

Now that restrictions have all but been removed, we look forward to more members and guests returning to the Club in person!!

Face to Face bridge is currently being held every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening starting at 7.15pm.

WHY NOT COME ALONG AND JOIN US?

Results
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
Hybrid Evening Duplicate
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
BBO Morning Duplicate for Improvers
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
BBO Swiss Pairs
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
CLUB Evening Duplicate (F2F)
Calendar
Wed 19th Jan 2022
Beginners with Susan Triggs
2.00pm
Wed 19th Jan 2022
CLUB Evening Duplicate (F2F)
7.15pm
Thu 20th Jan 2022
BBO Swiss Pairs
7.15pm
Fri 21st Jan 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2.00pm
Sat 22nd Jan 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2.00pm
Sun 23rd Jan 2022
BBO Morning Duplicate for Improvers
11.00am
Sun 23rd Jan 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2.00pm
Mon 24th Jan 2022
Paul's Improver Class
1pm
Mon 24th Jan 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2.00pm
Mon 24th Jan 2022
CLUB Evening Duplicate (F2F)
7.15pm
Tue 25th Jan 2022
Hybrid Evening Duplicate
7.15pm
Wed 26th Jan 2022
Beginners with Susan Triggs
2.00pm
Wed 26th Jan 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2.00pm
Wed 26th Jan 2022
CLUB Evening Duplicate (F2F)
7.15pm
Thu 27th Jan 2022
BBO Swiss Pairs
7.15pm