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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

 

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MARK HALLIWELL
MARK HALLIWELL

We are saddened to learn of the death of

Mark Halliwell.

Mark was a regular member of Manchester Bridge Club when it was at Palatine Road.

Many of our Monday and Wednesday night players together with our Rubber bridge players will have fond memories of him from the past.

Our condolences go to his friends and family.

If you would like to send a card or need further information please contact  Mark's brother, Mr & Mrs Simon Halliwell, 14 Hillside Avenue, Groton, Oldham O14 5SG

 

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CORONAVIRUS

We have had to take the unwanted decision to close the Club until further notice.

Please look after yourselves and each other during this difficult time and keep in touch by phone and email even if we can't meet up for a while.

RESULTS

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Championship Pairs - Played Sunday 8th March 2020 - Won by Paul & Dave!

This all play all green pointed event was played at the County HQ, Wolverhampton Bridge Club on Sunday 8th March in two sessions with a total of 45 boards. 

The winners were Paul Hackett & David Debbage. 

The first three pairs have qualified to play in the national event for the Corwen Trophy on 30th and 31st May 2020 at Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Milton Keynes.

13 MAR 2020

World Bridge Games Open Teams Trial Underway

The World Bridge Games Open Teams Trials are currently underway, taking place from 13th - 17th March at the Young Chelsea Bridge Club.

There will be live coverage on Bridge Base Online from 10.30am tomorrow.

The teams will play a three-day round-robin followed by a two-day final. The winning team will earn selection to the World Bridge Games, to be held in Italy, Salsomaggiore Terme from 21st August – September 4th.

RESULTS

PREMIER GRAND MASTERS PAIRS WINNERS 2020

This prestigious EBU event has just taken place in Stratford-upon-Avon

and has been won by MBC's

DAVID DEBBAGE & PAUL HACKETT

2020 Premier Grand Masters Pairs winners

How fantastic - well done to you both!

EBU 21 FEB 2020

John Holland tops Master Point list

For the third year in a row, John Holland has won the Sunday Telegraph Salver, for the most Master Points earned in the calendar year.

John, who has won the competition on seven previous occasions, earned 25,760 points in 2019. Gary Hyett, was second with 23,083. Mike Bell was third with 21,562.

CONGRATULATIONS!

3 FEB 2020

Mossop Team wins Senior European Trials

The trials to represent England in the senior competition of the 2020 European National Teams Championship, has been won by the Mossop Team.

The winning team of David Mossop (C), Brian SeniorNorman SelwayJohn HollandPaul Hackett and Gunnar Hallberg, finished the weekend on 272 IMPs. They were 31 IMPs ahead of the Dhondy Team (Jeremy Dhondy (C), Brian CallaghanDavid KendrickAlan Mayo, John Hassett and Trevor Ward).

The European National Teams Championship, will be held in Funchal, Madeira, from the 21st to 27th June 2020.

 

Congratulations to MBC members John Holland, Paul Hackett and John Hassett!

2nd Feb 2020

Gazette Trophy Success for MBC A and B Teams!!

The inter-club teams of eight competition was held at Altrincham on Sunday 2nd February.  Ten teams competed with the competition being won by the Manchester Bridge Club A team with our B team finishing second!

Winners

Winners Manchester A
Martin Taylor, Nicholas Greer, Rhona Goldenfield, Henry Bissell, Dave Debbage, Catherine Draper, Barbara Hackett, Andrew Woodcock with Ann Thornton (MCBA)

Second

Second Manchester B
Daniel Kelsall, Karen Reissman, Irene Davies, Simon Townsend, Paul Murray, Tricia Blum, Peter Grauer, Philip Taylor with Ann Thornton (MCBA)

WELL DONE US!!!

 

Detailed results of all ther teams who took part are on the Manchester Events web site.

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THE MYSTERIES OF 2 OVER 1??

There are now a large number of new books available for sale on this and associated subjects which have been brought back from the USA.

Essential reading!!

Dave has all the details of what is available and the prices.

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

Swiss Pairs has returned on Thursday evenings at 9pm!

 Many of you have asked if we can run evening games.

Previously, we have been prevented by BBO from having games between 6pm and 10pm – mainly due to capacity issues.

However, we have decided to run a Swiss Pairs event on Thursday evenings at 9pm.

This will be an 18 board event (likely 3 x 6 boards) and we should be finished by 11pm .....

.....about the time you would be expecting to get back home after a normal Swiss Pairs evenings at Manchester Bridge Club!

See you every Thursday evening!! 

(Our afternoon games remain unaltered)

MBC ‘Pay to Play’ Online Games on BBO  "NEW"  WEEKLY SCHEDULE

 

Monday afternoon – 2.00pm

Tuesday afternoon – 2.00pm

Wednesday afternoon – 2.00pm 

Thursday afternoon – 2.00pm

*Thursday evening Swiss Pairs - 9.00pm 

Friday afternoon – 2.00pm

Saturday afternoon – 2.00pm

Sunday morning "Improvers" - 11am 

Sunday afternoon – 2.00pm

 

THE BBO PLAYER INDEX (the alphabetical list of Real Names and BBO User Names) is now under the yellow tab third one down, top left of this page.

 

A pre-arranged partner is preferable but partners can be found via the BBO Partnership Desk when you access our tournaments on the site.

Subject to a minimum attendance of 10 tables, there will be ‘cash’ prizes for each MBC ‘Pay to Play’ game – 

1st prize will be £10 per pair,

2nd prize will be £6 per pair

3rd prize will £4 per pair. 

A total prize fund for each session of £20. 

 

You cannot enter these games unless you have pre-paid.

Each game will cost £3 to enter. If you want to play in these games and support Manchester Bridge Club, you will be asked to deposit £20 (or more, by choice) into the MBC bank account in the next few days (the bank account details are below).

We will reduce your balance held after each session played and adjust for any prize money by adding it back. MBC will notify you, via email, when your ‘fund’ reduces to £6 so you can replenish your account.

Manchester Bridge Club Bank details are –

HSBC

Sort Code 40-11-56

Account Number  90730807

 

Thank you for supporting Manchester Bridge Club

 

IMPORTANT - ALL AFTERNOON SESSIONS START AT 2PM 

We've brought the start time forward to 2pm for all afternoon sessions which should mean there is more capacity available on the BBO site.

(The Sunday morning session for  Improvers will continue every week at 11am and the new Swiss Pairs evening session will be held on Thursdays at 9pm)

NOW EVERY SUNDAY MORNING!

IMPROVERS ON-LINE DUPLICATE ON SUNDAYS AT 11am!

By popular demand we have arranged a weekly BBO Online Session specifically for Beginners and Improvers.

These sessions are for players who would normally play on Monday afternoon, Tuesday evening or Wednesday evening - in other words our beginners and improvers. 

These new Improver Sessions are INVITATION ONLY and will be held every Sunday Morning at 11am. 

Like our well established, daily online Club duplicates, these sessions will be £3 each to enter (with concessions for students – see Dave). You might find it convenient to lodge (say) £20 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 Dave Debbage by email / text to inform him of your BBO User Name and email address.

email: daviddebbage@hotmail.co.uk           

text: 07717 252114

In due course and subject to demand, we will add another Improvers Session to our Monday-Friday schedule.   

 

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 User name

( If you don’t have a Partner, join the Partnership Desk and wait – we can see you and will get in touch and/or arrange a Partner )

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I'm delighted to report that the daily on-line BBO sessions are going well and everyone seems to be really enjoying themselves. 

Things are now running pretty smoothly - we had 16 tables on Saturday!!

What a treat to be able to have the chance to continue playing bridge.,,,and thankyou again to all the people "behind the scenes" who work so hard to make it all happen.

Please don't forget that the rules for table etiquette still apply - more especially in these unusual times.

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......and HAVE FUN!

Dave Debbage.

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"DON'T FORGET YOU GET A FREE GAME AFTER EVERY 9th GAME PLAYED!!"

ONLINE BRIDGE FOR MEMBERS

We are now offering duplicate pairs sessions for club members online.

The first two Online games are free and start tomorrow Sunday 5th April at 2:45pm and Monday 6th April at 2pm.

The first paid Online game will be Wednesday 8th April at 2:30pm.

Please be online on BBO at least 20 minutes before the start.

You must have registered on Bridge Base On-line (www.bridgebase.com) with a UserName & Password and then sent us your name and BBO UserName so we can add it to the list of players for that tournament. New members wanting to sign on with Manchester BC should send an Email with their BBO UserName to Paul Murray at paul.murraysafc@gmail.com

There is a help page at https://berwickbridgeclub.co.uk/bbo

To play in a duplicate, please login to BBO about 20 minutes before the start. Click on "Competitive" under "Play or Watch Bridge".  Then Click on "All Tournaments" and, in the search box above the list which appears, type "Manchester BC".  The tournament should now appear and you can click on it to register.  Your partner will need to be online at the time you register and you need to enter their BBO name. There will normally be a £3 charge for the session which will be collected using your pre-paid contribution into the Manchester Bridge Club account. 

 

ONLINE BRIDGE

A BIG THANKYOU FOR ALL WHO  "HAD A GO'' AT ONLINE BRIDGE  AND HAVE SUPPORTED THE CLUB. 

THANKS TO PAUL MURRAY,  JEFF SMITH AND ANNIE CURTIS WITHOUT WHOM THIS WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN POSSIBLE

DAVE

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HOW ABOUT SOME ON-LINE LESSONS

or some

PRIVATE LESSONS ON BBO?

What a great way to keep up with your bridge!

Give Dave Debbage a ring and sort things out.

Tel: 07717 252114

OFFER OF HELP IN THE FALLOWFIELD AREA

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One of our Tuesday night students Sam Knox has offered to go shopping or run errands for any of our members who live in the Fallowfield, Withington or surrounding areas if they would be glad of some support.
His telephone number is 07494863444

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)."

Results
BBO Afternoon Dup
BBO Afternoon Dup
BBO Afternoon Dup
BBO Morning Dup for Improvers
BBO Afternoon Dup
BBO Afternoon Dup
BBO Afternoon Dup
BBO Swiss Pairs (new event)
BBO Afternoon Dup
BBO Afternoon Dup
Calendar
Wed 27th May 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Thu 28th May 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Thu 28th May 2020
BBO Swiss Pairs (new event)
9.00pm
Fri 29th May 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Sat 30th May 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Sun 31st May 2020
BBO Morning Dup for Improvers
11am
Sun 31st May 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Mon 1st Jun 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Tue 2nd Jun 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Wed 3rd Jun 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Thu 4th Jun 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Thu 4th Jun 2020
BBO Swiss Pairs
9.00pm
Fri 5th Jun 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Sat 6th Jun 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Sun 7th Jun 2020
BBO Morning Dup for Improvers
11.00am