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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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WILL MBC RE-OPEN?

The simple answer is "definitely but not just yet".

We understand that a few clubs have taken the surprising decision to re-open from August.

We believe, however, that this is extremely unwise and goes against current EBU and governmental recommendations regardless of how many additional safety features are in place.

The safety of our members, guests and staff remain our absolute priority and we will not take any risks to endanger anyone.

We are, of course, constantly reviewing this situation and rest assured that we will be together again as soon as it is safe to do so.

 

INTERESTING ARTICLE

Interesting Bridge Article in this week's Sunday Express

23 JUL 2020

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Since Lockdown, even those of us who in the past may have shied away from technology, have found ourselves drawn by the game of bridge to dip our toes in the virtual world. Indeed if you haven’t already given it a go there’s never been a better time with plenty of options for every level of player.

Bridge can help improve the mental fitness of those at every age. You are never too young or old to start playing bridge and learning on-line has never been easier. If you have children or grandchildren no doubt you have weekly zoom meetings so why not add a bit of fun and teach them to play?

Writing for the Sunday Express S-Magazine, Essex EBU member, Cath Fox, explores the new virtual world of Bridge during Lockdown and how this has been good for bridge, whatever your age or profile. You can read the full article in this week's Sunday Express on 26th July.

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.

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!

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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TUESDAY NIGHTS AT 7.15 PM ARE NOW FOR INTERMEDIATE PLAYERS

... so a good standard but no experts and a really nice friendly atmosphere.

COME AND JOIN US!

**CURRENT WEEKLY SCHEDULE**

(as of MONDAY 13th JULY 2020)

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MAN ‘Pay to Play’ Online Games

     ♥ MONDAYS

   Afternoon duplicate at 2.00pm

 

     ♥ TUESDAYS

 Afternoon duplicate at 2.00pm

and Evening duplicate at 7.15 (Intermediates)

 

     ♥ WEDNESDAYS 

     Afternoon duplicate at 2.00pm

 

     ♥ THURSDAYS 

     Afternoon duplicate at 2.00pm

       and Evening Swiss Pairs at 7.15pm

 

     ♥ FRIDAYS 

       Afternoon duplicate at 2.00pm

 

     ♥ SATURDAYS

       Afternoon duplicate at 2.00pm

 

    ♥ SUNDAYS 

     Morning duplicate at 11am (Improvers) 

   and Afternoon duplicate at 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 4 tables mnimum, 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) into the MBC bank account (details below).

We will reduce your balance after each session played and adjust for any prize money to be added.

MBC emails you when your ‘pot’ is down to £8 so you can top it back up.

Manchester Bridge Club Bank details are –

HSBC   Sort Code 40-11-56   Account Number  90730807

 

Thank you for supporting Manchester Bridge Club

THURSDAY NIGHTS are SWISS PAIRS starting at 7.15pm! 

Many of you asked us to run evening games and Swiss Pairs was a popular choice.

It's an 18 board event, 6 x 3 boards, in the usual fun format 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.

We've noticed that numbers have dropped off recently and so we need you all to start playing on Thursday nights again.

See you on Thursday nights!! 

 

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.  

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 £3.50 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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Michelle Memorial
Michelle Memorial

THE MICHELLE BRUNNER MEMORIAL ON-LINE EVENT WAS HELD ON

SATURDAY 18th JULY at 2pm

 in support of

THE CHRISTIE & St ANN'S HOSPICE

A total of 38 pairs took part which was a great turnout.

The overall winners were Karen Jones & Barbara Eastabrook. second were Irving & Joy Blakey and Peter Foster & Mike Amos were third.

All are awarded a free game on MBC’s online games. 

Highest ranked pairs with an average NGS rating –

Each win a free game on MBC Online Games

< 44.99    Jenny Forshaw & Wendy Verber  (finished 34th overall)

45 – 49.99     Linda Williams & Paul Jones   (finished 23rd)

50 – 54.99     Paul Murray & Mike Wakefield  (finished 4th)

Random Prizes

Rose Davenport – wins a copy of ‘Five Card Majors – 2 over 1 and all that’  by Neil Rosen

Eve Lighthill – wins a signed Farokh Engineer book

Martin Taylor – wins a Rosen book

Justin Hackett  - wins a signed Farokh Engineer book

Jackie Pye - wins a Neil Rosen book

Ann Wood  - wins a mini cricket bat signed by international cricket players

*** We can now announce that over £1800 was raised  with a few entry fees / donations still to be clarified.

Manchester Bridge Club will make this total up to

£2,000

so £1000 will go to each of the nominated charities.

What a fabulous result  - many thanks to everyone who took part for making this such a successful occasion.***

             paul.murraysafc@gmail.com (07776 200962)             

daviddebbage@hotmail.co.uk (07717 252114)

ALL PROCEEDS WILL GO TO

ST ANN'S HOSPICE & THE CHRISTIE

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
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BBO Morning Dup for Improvers
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BBO Afternoon Dup
BBO Swiss Pairs
BBO Afternoon Dup
BBO Afternoon Dup
BBO Evening Duplicate (Intermediate)
Calendar
Tue 11th Aug 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Tue 11th Aug 2020
BBO Evening Duplicate (Intermediate)
7.15pm
Wed 12th Aug 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Thu 13th Aug 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Thu 13th Aug 2020
BBO Swiss Pairs
7.15pm
Fri 14th Aug 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Sat 15th Aug 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Sun 16th Aug 2020
BBO Morning Dup for Improvers
11.00am
Sun 16th Aug 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Mon 17th Aug 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Tue 18th Aug 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Tue 18th Aug 2020
BBO Evening Duplicate (Intermediate)
7.15pm
Wed 19th Aug 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Thu 20th Aug 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Thu 20th Aug 2020
BBO Swiss Pairs
7.15pm