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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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JOHN OLDFIELD
JOHN OLDFIELD
We are sad to learn of the passing of John Oldfield.
John was a regular player and a great supporter of the club for many years.
In 1996 he won the both the Ruia Cup and the Cheadle Royal Cup playing with Mark Halliwell
I learned from Kathy Oldfield, his ex wife, that John passed away last week after years of deteriorating health.
The ceremony will be at Altrincham Crematorium on Monday 24th. February at 12 midday.
Regards, Jeff.

It's that time again......

Your Annual Subscription was due in JANUARY.

Thankyou to those members who have already paid. If you have forgotten and still need to pay please do so asap.

Prices are the same as for last year.

£50 per player or £80 per couple.

Students free.

We accept CASH, CHEQUE (payable to Manchester Bridge Club)

or you can pay direct to Act No: 90730807  Sort Code: 40-11-56

 

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.

French Trials

The French Bridge Federation played their trials for Europen Open selection on the weekend of 24-26th January.  They invited six English pairs to play against their participants.  Among the English pairs were MBC players John Holland and Alan Mould - Congratulations.

Click here for the French Bridge Federation website (en Francais).

 

A.G.M.

Sunday 12th January 2020

A very enjoyable evening was appreciated by all members attending.

Dave gave a brief and amusing round-up of 2019 which was followed by 8 tables of friendly duplicate puctuated by a delicious supper cooked by Eylam.

What a lovely way to spend a Sunday evening!

(Dave's Review of 2019 can now be found top left of this page under the yellow tab marked 2020 AGM Review)

 

RESULTS
RESULTS

2020 Manchester Congress
4th and 5th January 2020

(Results & Roundup to follow)

Many MBC members took part in this years Congress and almost half of the intermediate competitions were made up of Manchester Bridge Club players with Vera Lowson and Stephen Fernley coming 2nd in the Kevin Comrie Cup and Annie Curtis and Ann Wood coming 4th - well done to them!

KC seocnd  KC Fourth   
In the expert competitions Will and Sam Wakefield won the junior prize.

Juniors
Dave Debbage and Andrew Woodcock won the Pairs Competition.

Pairs Winners

Other successes included, in the teams competition. Barbara Lewis who came third and John Parsons, Josh Clarke and Nick Greer who won the secondary teams final.

Full results & more photos are on the MCBA website.

Current Competitions

2019 / 20 Club Championship

This Wednesday Evening Individual Player Contest runs from

May 1st  2019 until the end of April 2020

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2020 The Geoff Nuttall Trophy

This Monday Evening Individual Player Contest runs from 

January 2020 until the end of April 2020

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2020 The John Bird Memorial Trophy

This Thursday Evening Individual Player Contest runs from

January 2020 until the end of May 2020

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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.

21 Feb 2019

John Holland tops National Master Point list

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.

CONGRATULATIONS!

CLUB CHAMPION 2019
CLUB CHAMPION 2019

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! 

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

 

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Please could you come and help our beginners on a Tuesday night?

 

Remember how you felt when you had only just had a handful of lessons and were about to start playing in a proper supervised game?

Scary or what?!!

We thought it would be good if some of our members could come along on a Tuesday night to act as a "mentor" to our newest people - a bit of personal support to make everyone feel that much more comfortable. You don't need to commit to every Tuesday but whenever you can would be great....and no table money of course.

 Dave will be running the session and if you can make it please give him a quick ring on 07717 252114 to say you plan to be there (7.15 for 7.30 start)

 

THANKYOU!

Manchester

County Bridge Association

Invites you to an event for beginners and

inexperienced duplicate players.

THE CANTOR CUP

Sunday, 23rd February 2020 at 2.00pm

Manchester Bridge Club, 81 Wellington Road, Fallowfield, M14 6BN

  Entry fee £8 per player -                       Generous Prizes

24 Boards (approx) – One Session – Finish by 6.00pm

This event is restricted to Novices and New or Inexperienced (NGS 8 or below) Duplicate Players

Only simple systems will be allowed.   No masterpoint awards

Entry Form (see www.manchesterbridge.org.uk)

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Manchester Bridge Club’s next Seminar Workshop is on

SUNDAY 15th MARCH

2.30pm to 5pm

The topic for this session is

2-WAY CHECKBACK”

 "An artificial bid after opener rebids 1NT. Primarily it distinguishes between weak, invitational hands and strong, responding hands. It also helps to identify 5-3 fits in responder’s major suit and 4-4 fits in the other, unbid major."

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 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

 81 Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6BN

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♣ SUNDAY 15th MARCH

SEMINAR WORKSHOP

2.30pm to 5pm

"2-WAY CHECKBACK"

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MONDAY 16th MARCH

Learn to Play Bridge

A 10 week Beginners course

starrting at 10.30am

Tutor: Irene Davies

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Learn to play Bridge

at Manchester Bridge Club

81 Wellington Road, Fallowfield, M14 6BN

 

Learn to play in a friendly atmosphere

in one of the most prestigious clubs in the country.

No partner needed.

No previous experience necessary

 

A 10 week course starting on

MONDAY 16th MARCH at 10.30 am

...and just £7 a lesson.

 

 Contact Irene Davies on 0796 8857467 or irenedavies14@gmail.com

or for information about evening lessons contact

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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)."

TUESDAY 11th FEBRUARY
TUESDAY 11th  FEBRUARY

EVERY TUESDAY EVENING

 7.30pm to 10.30pm

......FOR IMPROVERS AT ALL LEVELS!!

Enjoy a short lesson with Dave Debbage

followed by

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.

WEDNESDAY 23rd FEBRUARY

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EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE

at 7.30pm

(plus a separate Supervised Play Class for Improvers)

THURSDAY 20th FEBRUARY
THURSDAY 20th FEBRUARY

EVERY THURSDAY EVENING

at 7.30pm

SWISS PAIRS!

Suitable for all - great fun!

,,,and Includes the John Bird Memorial Trophy for individual winner achieving top 12 results between January and May!

 

MONDAY 24th FEBRUARY
MONDAY 24th FEBRUARY

EVERY MONDAY MORNING

SUPERVISED DUPLICATE for NEW LEARNERS

with Irene Davies

10.30am to 12.30am

"Come along and practice your new Bridge Skills......

.....no partner necessary!"

 

MONDAY 24th FEBRUARY (Daytime)
MONDAY 24th FEBRUARY (Daytime)

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!

MONDAY 24th FEBRUARY (pm)

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EVERY MONDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE at 7.30pm

(Including the 2019 Tony Wood Cup for pairs from May to end of August.)

Results
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Calendar
Mon 17th Feb 2020
Supervised Duplicate for Newcomers 10.30 to 12.30
Tutor Irene Davies
Tue 18th Feb 2020
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Wed 19th Feb 2020
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 19th Feb 2020
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 20th Feb 2020
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Includes the John Bird Memorial Trophy for individual winner achieving top 12 results between January and May.
Sun 23rd Feb 2020
CANTOR CUP (Newcomers)
Mon 24th Feb 2020
Supervised Duplicate for Newcomers 10.30 to 12.30
Tutor Irene Davies
Mon 24th Feb 2020
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 24th Feb 2020
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the Geoff Nuttall Trophy for an individual player from January to the end of April.
Tue 25th Feb 2020
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Wed 26th Feb 2020
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 26th Feb 2020
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 27th Feb 2020
SWISS PAIRS for all at 7.30pm
Includes the John Bird Memorial Trophy for individual winner achieving top 12 results between January and May.
Mon 2nd Mar 2020
Supervised Duplicate for Newcomers 10.30 to 12.30
Tutor Irene Davies
Mon 2nd Mar 2020
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm