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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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BILL HIRST
BILL HIRST

We are sad to have to pass on the news that Bill has passed away following complications after surgery.. He was a great supporter of Manchester Bridge Club and served on our MBC Committee in the early 80's. He had a great love of tournament bridge and was a keen and successful rubber bridge player at Palatine Road. I last played with him 20 years ago and we were due to play together this year at Killarney.

There is a full obituary for him on the MBCA website,

He was the current holder of the EBU Seniors Congress Teams and Pairs in addition to his other successes. He also served as NPC for the English Open Team in the European Championships in Pu, France in 2008. He and John Hassett finished top of the Butlers in the 2006 European Seniors Teams in Warsaw. He was very easy to play with and had good victories with a number of partners including Leslie Klein, Alan Nelson, and Jeremy Dhondy - and of course his son Andrew!

He will be missed.

Jeff Morris

RICHARD FLEISCHMAN
RICHARD FLEISCHMAN

We have heard that Richard Fleischman sadly passed away in March this year.

He was a much loved regular visitor to Manchester from America since the days of the Central Bridge Club in the late 1960s.

He was initially very friendly with Irving Blakey and over the years made a number of visits to Manchester as part of his academic research forming close friendships with Irving and Joy, Leslie Klein, Kevin and Celia Comrie, Michelle Brunner and John Holland plus many others.

He stayed with us for about a month on one of his visits in the 1980s which was particularly memorable for him being chased around our house by our young daughter Leonie brandishing her toy snake! 

Our condolences and best wishes go to his friends and family.

Jeff Morris 

(You can also read a lovely obituary for Richard on The Herald Tribune website which you might like to search for on-line)

REVOLUTIONARY SCREENS
REVOLUTIONARY SCREENS

Signs of things to come maybe?.......or maybe not!!!

THE MUTTON CUP
THE MUTTON CUP

The Mutton Cup is organised by Jason Hackett. Last year some MBC players took part in this competition in Madrid and Jason is holding another on 13-15 August when quite a few of our members are hoping to play. Jason is also hosting on-line bridge games called Satellite Pairs and Peter Jones  won the spot prize recently,

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 might organize a bulk order from Manchester Bridge Club and perhaps a better price.

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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.

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

PLEASE NOTE

FROM TUESDAY 14th JULY

TUESDAY & THURSDAY EVENING ONLINE GAMES 

WILL NOW START AT 7.15pm

OUR DAILY AFTERNOON SESSIONS

at 2pm ARE UNCHANGED 

(as is our SESSION for IMPROVERS on SUNDAY at 11am)  

FULL WEEKLY SCHEDULE BELOW

 

KEEP THIS DATE FREE!
KEEP THIS DATE FREE!

WE ARE HOLDING A CHARITY EVENT ON

SATURDAY 18th JULY at 2pm

IN MEMORY OF

MICHELLE BRUNNER

 to support  

THE CHRISTIE & St ANN'S HOSPICE

ENTRY WILL BE £15 per player (plus optional £5-10 in lieu of the usual raffle)

If you are already registered to play in MBC's online games, please ensure you have sufficient funds in your 'account' to cover the higher entry fee for this event and inform David or Paul via text or email, how much you wish to pay to enter.  

If you are not currently registered to play in MBC online games, simply send your Name, BBO user name & email address to Paul Murray or David Debbage (via email or text) and transfer your entry fee amount into the MBC Bank Account at 

SORT CODE 40-11-56 Account No.  90730807

Thank you in anticipation -

paul.murraysafc@gmail.com (07776 200962)

daviddebbage@hotmail.co.uk (07717 252114)

ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO

ST ANN'S HOSPICE & THE CHRISTIE

**REVISED WEEKLY SCHEDULE**

from MONDAY 13th JULY 2020

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MAN ‘Pay to Play’ Online Games on BBO 

♥ Monday afternoon – 2.00pm

♥ Tuesday afternoon – 2.00pm

♥ Tuesday evening - 7.15pm (INTERMEDIATE PAIRS)

♥ Wednesday afternoon – 2.00pm

♥ Thursday afternoon – 2.00pm

♥ Thursday evening Swiss Pairs - 7.15pm

♥ 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. - Updated July 2020

 

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

Subject to a minimum of 4 tables, a Free Game is awarded to the winners. 

Every player earns a Free Game for each 8th game played.  

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

Each game costs £3.50 to enter. Please deposit £20 (or more, by choice) into the MBC bank account  (details 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 £8 so you can top up your account.

Manchester Bridge Club Bank details are –

HSBC   Sort Code 40-11-56   Account Number  90730807

 

Thank you for supporting Manchester Bridge Club

Our Thursday Duplicate Pairs will now start at 7.15pm!

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

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

However, this restriction has now been lifted so our sessions can start earlier!!

This will be an 18 board event (likely 3 x 6 boards) so we should be finished by 9.30pm

See you every Thursday evening!! 

(Our afternoon games remain unaltered)

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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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 8th 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 a few minutes before the start. Click on "Competitive" under "Play or Watch Bridge".  Then Click "All Tournaments" and, in the search box above the list which appears, type "MAN" or  "Manchester BC".  The tournament will 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 £3.50 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 Evening Swiss Pairs
BBO Afternoon Dup
BBO Afternoon Dup
BBO Evening Duplicate (Intermediate Pairs)
BBO Afternoon Dup
BBO Afternoon Dup
BBO Morning Dup for Improvers
BBO Afternoon Dup
Calendar
Sat 11th Jul 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Sun 12th Jul 2020
BBO Morning Dup for Improvers
11.00am
Sun 12th Jul 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Mon 13th Jul 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Tue 14th Jul 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Tue 14th Jul 2020
BBO Evening Duplicate (Intermediate Pairs)
7,15 pm
Wed 15th Jul 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Thu 16th Jul 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Thu 16th Jul 2020
BBO Evening Swiss Pairs
7.15pm
Fri 17th Jul 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Sat 18th Jul 2020
MICHELLE BRUNNER MEMORIAL DUPLICATE
2.00pm
Sun 19th Jul 2020
BBO Morning Dup for Improvers
11.00am
Sun 19th Jul 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Mon 20th Jul 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Tue 21st Jul 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm