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

Your Annual Subscription is due in JANUARY please.

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

 

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.

Seniors Trials

Trials for the England team to play in the Teltscher Trophy (Senior Camrose) took place from 14-15th December in Solihull. 

Alan Mould, John Holland & Paul Hackett won comfortably and will represent England in the event in Ireland in MayCONGRATULATIONS!

Results are on the EBU web site.

RESULTS

SANTA CLAUS PAIRS RESULTS

 

Twenty five pairs took part in this prestigious competition last Sunday and enjoyed a great festive occasion and fabulous buffet.

Congratulations to 

ANDY BROCKLEHURST & JEFF MORRIS

First Place

RESULTS

MICHAEL FAY & CATHERINE DRAPER

2nd Place

GILLIAN McMULLEN & ROGER HOPTON

3rd Place

SALLY BRAY & GEORGE LEIGH

Intermediate First Place

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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♥  MONDAY 27th JANUARY 

SUPERVISED DUPLICATE for NEW LEARNERS

with Irene Davies

10.30am to 12.30am

(Now Every Monday Morning)

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 WEDNESDAY 29th JANUARY

CHARITY SIM PAIRS at 7.30pm

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Please come & play to support this amazing charity - all welcome.

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♣ SUNDAY 16th FEBRUARY

SEMINAR WORKSHOP

2.30pm to 5pm

"2 OVER 1 GAME FORCING"

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Manchester Bridge Club’s next Seminar Workshop is on

SUNDAY 16th FEBRUARY

2.30pm to 5pm

The topic for this session is

2 over 1 Game Forcing”

 "The 2/1 approach to bidding is popular among expert players because it is simple and effective. This lesson will present the basics of playing this approach, which helps to solve several difficult problems in more common methods without having to rely on memorising complicated artificial sequences."

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

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)."

MONDAY 27th JANUARY
MONDAY 27th JANUARY

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 27th JANUARY (Daytime)
MONDAY 27th JANUARY (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 27th JANUARY (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.)

TUESDAY 28th JANUARY
TUESDAY 28th  JANUARY

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 29th JANUARY

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CHARITY SIM PAIRS 

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Please come & play to support this amazing charity

..... all welcome.

at 7.30pm

(plus a separate Supervised Play Class for Improvers)

THURSDAY 30th JANUARY
THURSDAY 30th JANUARY

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!

 

Results
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
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Calendar
Mon 27th Jan 2020
Supervised Duplicate for Newcomers 10.30 to 12.30
Tutor Irene Davies
Mon 27th Jan 2020
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 27th Jan 2020
MONDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm.
Including the Geoff Nuttall Trophy for an individual player from January to the end of April.
Tue 28th Jan 2020
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Tue 28th Jan 2020
BEGINNERS COURSE Session 4 at 7,30pm
Wed 29th Jan 2020
UNICEF CHARITY SIM PAIRS at 7.30pm
Wed 29th Jan 2020
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 30th Jan 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 3rd Feb 2020
Supervised Duplicate for Newcomers 10.30 to 12.30
Tutor Irene Davies
Mon 3rd Feb 2020
Brief Lesson & Supervised Duplicate with Dave Debbage at 1pm
Mon 3rd 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 4th Feb 2020
Tuesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Wed 5th Feb 2020
WEDNESDAY EVENING DUPLICATE at 7.30pm
Wed 5th Feb 2020
Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class at 7.30pm
Thu 6th 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.