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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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)
JEFF MORRIS and RHONA GOLDENFIELD
Winners of the 2019 Lancashire Mixed Pairs
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!
The teams are:
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.
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 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.
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!
2019 / 20 Club Championship
This Wednesday Evening Individual Player Contest runs from
May 1st 2019 until the end of April 2020
2019 Cheadle Royal Cup
This Monday Evening Duplicate Pairs Contest runs from
September 2019 until the end of December 2019
The Winning Pair on Monday,
Wednesday and Thursday evenings
can claim their
NEXT BRIDGE NIGHT FREE!!
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!!"
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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
Thursday 31ST October
Brush off those broomsticks……
Sharpen up those spells….
And join us for a GHOULISH game of
with jacket potatoes
and Halloween snacks.
……and a prize for the best costume!!!!
(fancy dress optional)
♥ SUNDAY 27th OCTOBER
SEMINAR WORKSHOP / SEMINAR
"Using Trumps in Defence"
♦ THURSDAY 31st OCTOBER
SPOOKY SWISS PAIRS
♠ SUNDAY 1st DECEMBER
BEN FRANKS at 1pm
(Qualifier for the Corwen Trophy)
Click here for details
SUNDAY 15th DECEMBER
SANTA CLAUS PAIRS
RAY ASHLEIGH'S AMAZING RETIREMENT "JOG"
"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)."
EVERY THURSDAY EVENING
Suitable for all - great fun!
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!
EVERY MONDAY EVENING
CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
(Including the 2019 Tony Wood Cup for pairs from May to end of August.)
EVERY TUESDAY EVENING
7.30pm to 10.30pm
......FOR IMPROVERS AT ALL LEVELS!!
Enjoy a short lesson with Dave Debbage
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.
EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING
(plus a separate Supervised Play Class for Improvers)