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Welcome to

THE

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

81 WELLINGTON ROAD, FALLOWFIELD,

MANCHESTER

M14 6BN

Ring/Text Paul Murray on 07776 200962 for any clarification

or email paul.murraysafc@gmail.com

5 Card Majors
5 Card Majors

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 the ISBN is 978 108 915 4877

RECEIVING OUR E-MAILS?
RECEIVING OUR E-MAILS?

Are you receiving e-mails from the bridge club? If not, here are a number of possible reasons:

 1) Your email address has been blocked from receiving emails from Bridgewebs. Check the status of your email address, and resubscribe if it is blocked or suspended

2) We do not have your correct email address registered. You can check this via attempting to set/reset password in the Members Only login screen

3) If we do not have your correct email address, please let us know via the Contact Form or speak to any committee member

 

Welcome to The Manchester Bridge Club
Thursday 15th September
Thursday 15th September

As per our email to members and guests we are trialling an alternative to BBO for our online games.

There will be a free trial game on the IntoBridge platform on Thursday 15th September at 2pm

The following youtube videos explain:

     The IntoBridge platform, how to register and available controls

     How to register for an IntoBridge game

First:  Click here to Register on the IntoBridge platform


The second and third free games will be held on Tuesday September 20th at 7.30pm and Thursday September 22nd at 2pm.

The trial games qualify for NGS adjustment.

Please come along and try out IntoBridge. We believe it offers a much better player experience than BBO and we would welcome your views.

TMBC Success at Bedfordshire Swiss Pairs

Our Chairman, Paul Murray and fellow TMBC member, Andrew Woodcock enjoyed a convincing win in the Bedfordshire Green Point Swiss Pairs event recently. 82 pairs entered the competition, which was played on the RealBridge platform and also coincided with Paul's birthday!

Well done Paul and Andrew!

Why not come along to Paul’s supervised duplicate sessions for Improvers on Monday at 1pm and Tuesday evening at 7pm? A short lesson and discussion on a key bridge topic is followed by supervised play at the table.

TMBC Success at World Championships

Congratulations to the Penfold team, who have picked up a bronze medal at the World Bridge Championships in Wroclaw recently.

TMBC members Paul Hackett, John Holland and Alan Mould were on the team, competing for the Rand Cup, which is the Seniors event at the championships

News from Dave Debbage

I have recently heard from Dave Debbage and thought you might like to hear how his new life in Spain is going.

He has settled into his apartment in Torremuelle, on the coast a few miles to the southwest of Malaga. The pace of life is much slower than in Manchester, but Dave is managing to adapt. The food is great, and the fruit and veg of a much better quality than in the UK. Dave avidly posts his resulting culinary masterpieces on Instagram, much to his followers delight.

He has been trying to get to grips with the Spanish language, and has had intensive lessons. This is still a struggle, but will doubtless improve with time and practice.

Dave has been keeping active, although it is too hot for running in the summer. In this context hot means between 33 and 40 degrees. He swims in the sea 3 or 4 times a week, and again winter is better due to fewer jellyfish!

Unsurprisingly he is regularly playing at his local bridge club in Fuengirola, and is helping them organise a tournament that will be taking place in March 2023. If you would like to get some early sun next year, and catch up with Dave, then this might be of interest to you

Beginner's Course

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OUR NEXT BEGINNER'S BRIDGE COURSE WILL BEGIN ON WEDNESDAY 21st SEPTEMBER 2022 AT 1.30pm  

 

 

This course will lasts for 12 weeks and will cover the basics of play  and bidding .  We teach the 5 card major, strong No Trump and short club system.  We will cover basic defensive tactics.  We will also demonstrate how to play bridge online mainly using RealBridge.

The most important thing though is that the classes will be friendly and sociable.  Bridge can be a complicated game and will stretch your mind, but we aim to make bridge fun to learn and hope you will quickly come to love the game as much as we do.

The course will cost £72 payable in advance 

TUTORS ARE: SUSAN TRIGGS & ANNE NAYLOR

Interested?  Find out more by emailing Susan on grasan30@gmail.com.  If this time/day does not suit you please still get in touch as we may be able to run a second course.

 

 

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Online Account for Online Games
Online Account for Online Games

Please be aware that the BridgeWebs attendance Module is not a real time system. It reflects entry fees spent on online and face-to-face games but does not reflect money paid into your online account until it is manually updated from the Club's bank statement. Our 'WebMaster', Dave Fernley performs these updates periodically- usually weekly. If you need to know your balance between updates, call Paul or Dave.

The new Bridgewebs Attendance Module for tracking payment money for online games is now live.

It provides you with a real-time view of the games you have played, the current balance of your account and payments made and received by your account. 

To see this information you will need to log on to the Members Only area of the website and then select thePayments Account tab.
Detailed instructions logging onto this area are available here

A detailed description of the Online Account, how it works, etc, is also available here within the Members Only Area (log-on needed).

Account statements will also be sent out periodically by email. This ensures that people who choose not to actively monitor their account balance are still aware of it. The statement provides a regular update to non-members who play in our online games who do not have access the member's area and therefore the real time benefits of this system.

EBU Promotions
EBU Promotions

EBU master point promotions

Peter Grauer - Premier National Master

Phil Barclay - Advanced  Master 

 

Afternoon Improvers
Afternoon Improvers

MONDAY AFTERNOON LEARNERS & IMPROVERS GET TOGETHER

EVERY WEEK AT 1PM WITH PAUL MURRAY AT THE CLUB

EVERYONE IS WELCOME.

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

Download our latest interactive activity schedule - BBC Tiny Happy PeopleSee Calendar on the right of this home page for our Weekly Schedule

Face to Face table fees for Duplicates at the Club are £4 for fully paid-up MBC members & £6 for Guests

(includes free tea/coffee & biscuits and occasional treats! However, sandwiches/supper will not be served)

Online bridge entry is £3.75 for members & £4.50 for non-members

For Online games a pre-arranged partner is preferable.

However, if possible, partners can be found after you log on to our tournaments. Just wait on Partnership Desk (BBO) or in the Lobby (Real Bridge)

Please transfer entry fee (or more for convenience/ multiple games) into the MBC bank account (see below).

MBC will reduce your balance after each session played and text/email/call you when your ‘pot’ reduces to approx £12 so you have time to top it up and stay in credit.

The Manchester Bridge Club Bank details are –

HSBC   Sort Code 40-11-56   Account Number  90730807

Please put your Firstname and Surname as the payment reference

Thank you for supporting The Manchester Bridge Club

Thursday Swiss Pairs on BBO

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"HOP ALONG" TO OUR THURSDAY NIGHTS 

It's a popular 18 board event, 6 x 3 boards on BBO in the usual fun format. We start at 7.15pm so we should be finished by 9.30pm.

It's been organised so that those of you who are working during the day have an evening session to join in with so please, everyone, continue to support this.

See you on Thursday nights at 7.10pm for 7.15pm start!! 

Our BBO Swiss pairs regularly attracts 10-12 tables so a friendly, competitive evening is guaranteed!

 

Would you like to learn to play bridge?

We are currently setting up our new courses for beginners.  We will be running a course of 12 lessons starting on Wednesday 21st September starting each week at 1.30pm

If you are interested in joining this course or would like to learn at different time or day, please fill in the form below and we'll get in touch to make arrangements for you to start lessons to learn to play this fascinating game.

Bridge and Cakes

Tean and Enid will be providing the goodies on 27th September. Please come along and share in an afternoon's delight of Bridge, "craic" and cake which are proving very popular.  To enable a prompt start and timely finish please endeavour to be seated by 1.25pm. Don't be shy to step up and show off your baking skills. Please see Ann Wood if you wish to contribute   

August Newsletter
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Secretary’s Newsletter August 2022

On many levels its been an encouraging month for our efforts at trying to find ways to bring more people back to the Club for our F2F sessions . ..........

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Results
Beginners Supervised Duplicate
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
Club Evening Duplicate F2F
Club Afternoon Duplicate
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
Paul's Improver Class
Club Evening Duplicate F2F
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
IntoBridge Free Trial
BBO Swiss Pairs
Calendar
Thu 29th Sep 2022
BBO Swiss Pairs
7:15pm
Fri 30th Sep 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2:00pm
Sat 1st Oct 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2:00pm
Sun 2nd Oct 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2:00pm
Mon 3rd Oct 2022
Paul's Improver Class
1:00pm
Mon 3rd Oct 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2:00pm
Mon 3rd Oct 2022
Club Evening Duplicate F2F
7:15pm
Tue 4th Oct 2022
Club Afternoon Duplicate
1:30pm
Tue 4th Oct 2022
Paul's Improver Class
7:00pm
Wed 5th Oct 2022
Beginners Supervised Duplicate
10:30am
Wed 5th Oct 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2:00pm
Wed 5th Oct 2022
Club Evening Duplicate F2F
7:15pm
Thu 6th Oct 2022
BBO Swiss Pairs
7:15pm
Fri 7th Oct 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2:00pm
Sat 8th Oct 2022
BBO Afternoon Duplicate
2:00pm