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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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MICHAEL NEWMAN 1960 to 2020

Michael Newman

We are all so sad to have to let members know that Michael lost his fight with cancer today.

He has been a wonderful beacon for the promotion of bridge in the Manchester area for many, many years and will be sadly missed.

There is an expansive history of Michael's life and achievements on the MCBA website.

Rest in peace MJN.

12th March 2020

Michael Newman Funeral

Michael Newman's funeral service at Howe Bridge crematorium took place on Thursday 26th March.  A few close friends attended (well separated) and a large number of other friends watched it online.

If you missed the funeral and wish to see it, then the service will be back online with the same login details within 2 working days for a period of 28 days.

The website is www.obitus.com  username howe1344 password 900240

It is hoped that a celebration of Michael's life will take place in the Autumn that everyone will be welcome to go to.

At the MCBA council meeting on Tuesday it was agreed to buy a new trophy for the first division of the Manchester League in honour of Michael.

MICHAEL NEWMAN 1960 to 2020

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

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Championship Pairs - Played Sunday 8th March 2020 - Won by Paul & Dave!

This all play all green pointed event was played at the County HQ, Wolverhampton Bridge Club on Sunday 8th March in two sessions with a total of 45 boards. 

The winners were Paul Hackett & David Debbage. 

The first three pairs have qualified to play in the national event for the Corwen Trophy on 30th and 31st May 2020 at Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Milton Keynes.

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!

The Cantor Cup

The Cantor Cup, a tournament for beginners and inexperienced players, was held by MCBA at Manchester Bridge Club on Sunday, 23rd February.

The friendly event was enjoyed by 22 pairs. Results and photos can be found on the MCBA website.

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!

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).

 

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.

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

MBC ‘Pay to Play’ Online Games on BBO  WEEKLY SCHEDULE

 

Monday afternoon – 2.15pm

Monday evening – 8.30pm

Tuesday afternoon – 2.15pm

Wednesday evening – 8.30pm

Thursday evening – 8.30pm

Friday afternoon – 2.15pm

Saturday afternoon – 3.00pm

Sunday afternoon – 3.00pm

Out first ‘Pay to Play’ remains unaltered at 2.30pm on Wednesday April 8th

The new schedule (above) will start on Thursday April 9th

 

A pre-arranged partner is preferable but partners can be found via the BBO Partnership Desk when you access our tournaments on the site.

Subject to a minimum attendance of 10 tables, there will be ‘cash’ prizes for each MBC ‘Pay to Play’ game – 

1st prize will be £10 per pair,

2nd prize will be £6 per pair

3rd prize will £4 per pair. 

A total prize fund for each session of £20. 

 

You cannot enter these games unless you have pre-paid.

Each game will cost £3 to enter. If you want to play in these games and support Manchester Bridge Club, you will be asked to deposit £20 (or more, by choice) into the MBC bank account in the next few days (the bank account details are below).

We will reduce your balance held after each session played and adjust for any prize money by adding it back. MBC will notify you, via email, when your ‘fund’ reduces to £6 so you can replenish your account.

Manchester Bridge Club Bank details are –

HSBC

Sort Code 40-11-56

Account Number  90730807

 

Thank you for supporting Manchester Bridge Club

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

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 about 20 minutes before the start. Click on "Competitive" under "Play or Watch Bridge".  Then Click on "All Tournaments" and, in the search box above the list which appears, type "Manchester BC".  The tournament should now 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 charge for the session which will be collected using your pre-paid contribution into the Manchester Bridge Club account. 

 

Online Computer Training Basic Computer Skills & IT Literacy | Alison

 

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

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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.

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

JUST FOR FUN!
JUST FOR FUN!

 

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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!

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 DUPLICATE
BBO DUPLICATE
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
Calendar
Wed 8th Apr 2020
BBO DUPLICATE
2:30pm
Thu 9th Apr 2020
BBO Evening Dup
8:30pm
Fri 10th Apr 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2:15pm
Sat 11th Apr 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
3:00pm
Sun 12th Apr 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
3:00pm
Mon 13th Apr 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2:15pm
Mon 13th Apr 2020
BBO Evening Dup
8:30pm
Tue 14th Apr 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2:15pm
Wed 15th Apr 2020
BBO Evening Dup
8:30pm
Thu 16th Apr 2020
BBO Evening Dup
8:30pm
Fri 17th Apr 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2:15pm
Sat 18th Apr 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
3:00pm
Sun 19th Apr 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
3:00pm
Mon 20th Apr 2020
BBO Afternoon Dup
2:15pm
Mon 20th Apr 2020
BBO Evening Dup
8:30pm

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.

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EVERY WEDNESDAY EVENING

CLUB DUPLICATE

at 7.30pm

(plus a separate Supervised Play Class for Improvers)

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!

 

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!

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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.)