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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 Dave on 07717 252114 for any clarification

or email daviddebbage@hotmail.co.uk

 

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RESULTS

GREAT WIN FOR MBC PLAYERS IN

THE GOLDSTONE CUP 

MBC members JEFF MORRIS, JOHN HASSETT, ANDREW WOODCOCK & CATHERINE DRAPER

enjoyed great success in beating Michael Byrne's Team in this prestigious competition.

CONGRATULATIONS!

happy healthy safe web - Children's Commissioner for Wales

"LOOK AFTER YOURSELVES AND EACH OTHER." 

 

INTERESTING HANDS
INTERESTING HANDS

INTERESTING HANDS

We have introduced a new feature where you can send in the details of any interesting hands that you have played.

These can then be added to the new "library" that has started under the "Interesting Hands" yellow tab on the top left hand side of this page (currently the fifth one down)

If you would like a hand you have played recently to be included please forward it by email to Dave Debbage in the same format as the ones now showing.

PS They don't have to be the perfect ones - ones where you go wrong can also be fun and a good lesson!!

https://youtu.be/uXl08m834is

Quick Hands 6 - Short Club and 2NT Rebid

Sam and David are exploring the bids in a Short Club convention. Today we use a 2NT rebid and a club check back to sign off in 3D.

https://youtu.be/DdCl8LCFNY4

Quick Hands 5 - Short Club with 2D Sign Off

Sam and David are exploring the bids in a Short Club convention. Today we use a club check back to sign off in 2D.

MCB Bridge Video: Short Club Convention - 1♣ Opener

https://youtu.be/jSQnGbXeJk4

Short Club Convention - 1♣ Opener

What kind of hand can open 1♣ using the short club convention? How is short club different from better minor? This is what we are looking into.

MBC BRIDGE VIDEO #4 with Sam Knox and Dave Debbage

https://youtu.be/PV4tVJsZq0M

Quick Hands 4 - Short Club and Diamond Game Forcing Checkback

Sam and David are exploring the bids in a Short Club convention. Today we use a game forcing diamond check back to see if partner has a major suit fit.

MBC BRIDGE VIDEO #3 with Sam Knox and Dave Debbage

https://youtu.be/r1Q2NCf8fCM

Quick Hands 3 - Short Club and No Trump

MBC BRIDGE VIDEO #2 with Sam Knox and Dave Debbage

https://youtu.be/BAOglRCWoeM

MBC BRIDGE VIDEO #1 with Sam Knox and Dave Debbage

https://youtu.be/0g486wCWRRc

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.

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.

 

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.

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: 07717 252114 or daviddebbage@hotmail.co.uk

Thankyou.

Welcome to Manchester Bridge Club

♠   Questionnaire  ♣ 

Manchester Bridge Club needs you!

We would like to hear what you think about RealBridge and our current scheduling. You can find the link below:

https://forms.gle/EjD2FiCcNuBQpjLr9

 

 

  RealBridge Link  ♣ 

COME AND SUPPORT THE SESSION TODAY

<====== Link now under RealBridge at MBC tab 

Policy on undoes on Real Bridge
"In principle, undoes should not be given during play (unless obvious and immediate). 

Undoes should be given during the bidding as long as partner has not bid & no inference can be taken from the subsequent bid.”       

PLEASE TEXT - NOT PHONE

The intellectual value of texting (essay)

IF YOU WANT TO GET HOLD OF DAVE DEBBAGE CAN YOU PLEASE TEXT on 07717 252114 RATHER THAN PHONE UNLESS VERY URGENT. 

He is finding it difficult to deal with the quantity of phone calls that he receives especially when he is also playing.

Texts are much easier for him to organise amd he will deal with them as quickly as possible. Thankyou

WEEKLY SCHEDULE

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MBC ‘Pay to Play’ Online Games

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     *MONDAY*

   ►BBO Afternoon Duplicate at 2.00pm

     *TUESDAY*

 RealBridge Afternoon Duplicate at 2.00pm

BBO Evening Fun Duplicate for all at 7.15pm 

     *WEDNESDAY* 

     ►BBO Afternoon Duplicate at 2.00pm

     *THURSDAY* 

     ►RealBridge Afternoon Duplicate at 2.00pm

       ►BBO Evening Swiss Pairs at 7.15pm

     *FRIDAY*

       ►BBO Afternoon Duplicate at 2.00pm

     *SATURDAY*

       ►BBO Afternoon Duplicate at 2.00pm

    *SUNDAY* 

     BBO Morning Duplicate at 11am (Improvers) 

   ►BBO Afternoon Duplicate at 2.00pm

 

THE BBO PLAYER INDEX is under the yellow tab third one down, 

top left of this page.

A pre-arranged partner is preferable.

However, partners can be found via the BBO Partnership Desk

or in the RealBridge lobby when you access our tournaments,

With 4 tables minimum, there's a Free Game for the winners. 

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

Each game costs *£3.50 to enter.

(*Reduced to £3.25 when your Annual Membership Subscription is paid)

Please deposit entry fee (or more) into the MBC bank account (see below).

We will reduce your balance after each session played. 

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

Manchester Bridge Club Bank details are –

HSBC   Sort Code 40-11-56   Account Number  90730807

Thank you for supporting Manchester Bridge Club

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"HOP ALONG" TO OUR THURSDAY NIGHTS 

SWISS PAIRS starting at 7.15pm! 

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.

See you on Thursday nights!! 

.....good to see more of you playing in this Swiss Pairs now - thanks and keep it up!!!

 

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NOW EVERY SUNDAY MORNING!

IMPROVERS ON-LINE DUPLICATE AT 11am!

By popular demand we hold a weekly BBO Online Session specifically for anyone who wants to  improve their bridge. Like our well established, daily online Club duplicates, these sessions will be £3.50 each to enter (with concessions for students – see Dave). Please lodge (say) £21 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  

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 BBO User name

( If you don’t have a Partner, join the Partnership Desk and wait ......we can see you there and will get in touch and/or arrange a Partner )

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TUESDAY NIGHTS AT 7.15 .....

.... ARE A FUN BBO NIGHT FOR ALL ABILITIES!

COME AND JOIN US!

PLAYING WITH ROBOTS

Robots | DroneBot WorkshopPLEASE TAKE NOTE....

....OF WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN PLAYING WITH OR AGAINST A ROBOT!

 

1. Partners of robots cannot explain anything other than what the robot says - so it is no good asking them for an explanation !

2. Anyone who plays with a robot has to play the robot's system - robots cannot adapt!

3. Please have patience with partners who play with robots. 

4. Robots cannot normally give undos, 

5. You cannot always claim against a robot and will need to play the hand out. 

6. Robots do not always have exactly what they say - but don’t expect the robot's partner to advise otherwise!

RealBridge Help Sessions

♠  RealBridge Set Up - 1 to 1 Sessions   
If you are not able to join in on Manchester Bridge Club's RealBridge matches due to technical reasons, MBC can help!

For a small £5 fee (deducted from your MBC online account), we can remotely access your device and check these issues for you. The service will assess your device’s configuration, browser version & compatibility, camera & microphone functionality and internet connection so we can confirm if your device can support the software. If it can, we will leave you with a simple link to access RealBridge when you want to play in our games.

If it can’t, you may have to consider purchasing a new device – but at least you’ll know. Given that we believe RealBridge WILL be the future and that online bridge is here to stay, then at some point soon, you will therefore need a new device to play (online) bridge.

If you would like to have us assess your device remotely, then please fill in the form belowThe check will be carried out by Sam Knox, an MBC member studying for a PhD at Manchester University. Once you’ve filled in the form, Sam will be in touch to arrange an appointment. It will probably take 30-45 minutes. None of your data will be accessed and you can watch the session as he does it from the comfort of your own home.

Priority of this service will be given to members who intend to play in the MBC RealBridge matches.

FORM

RealBridge at MBC

On TUESDAY & THURSDAY AFTERNOONS   

our online games will now take place on RealBridge and not BBO

If you want to play in our RealBridge sessions

then please action the following –

LINK 1 is to test the camera and microphone on your device (even if you participated in the trials, please re-test your device). Do not press log-in.

LINK 2 is to log-on to play in our games (no ID is needed, just your real name).

For both LINKS and more information about RealBridge 

click on the yellow 'RealBridge at MBC' tab at the top left of this page 

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.

ONLINE BRIDGE FOR MEMBERS

Duplicate pairs sessions for club members are online.

These are a mixture of BBO and RealBridge format

Please be online on BBO at least 15 minutes before the start.

(See  below for full instructions)

You must have registered with Bridge Base On-line (www.bridgebase.com) and have a UserName & Password. Then send 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 15 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. 

 

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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

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)."

COVID19

Looks like LEJOG part 2 is off this year. In theory I could camp and cook my own food en route I don’t know whether campsites will be open, and communal washing and toilet facilities are hardly self isolating. Wild camping is theoretically possible but is illegal in England, difficult in central Scotland but I will explore this. If I do this there will not be a blog as I won’t have internet access or charging facilities for my electronics.

Favoured option at present is to stock the car up (or use the trains) and bag some Munro’s as well has some of the lower but still beautiful Scottish hills. Or the Cape Wrath trail or Knoydart (avoiding the village at the tip of the peninsula) which is self isolating in the extreme!

Stay safe everyone and the blog will continue in 2021

Results
BBO Morning Dup for Improvers
BBO Afternoon Dup
BBO Afternoon Dup
BBO Afternoon Dup
RealBridge Afternoon Dup
BBO Swiss Pairs
BBO Afternoon Dup
RealBridge Afternoon Dup
BBO Evening Fun Night Duplicate for all
BBO Afternoon Dup
Calendar
Mon 17th May 2021
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Tue 18th May 2021
RealBridge Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Tue 18th May 2021
(NEW) RealBridge Swiss Pairs
7.15pm
Wed 19th May 2021
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Thu 20th May 2021
RealBridge Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Thu 20th May 2021
BBO Swiss Pairs
7.15pm
Fri 21st May 2021
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Sat 22nd May 2021
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Sun 23rd May 2021
BBO Morning Dup for Improvers
11.00am
Sun 23rd May 2021
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Mon 24th May 2021
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Tue 25th May 2021
RealBridge Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Tue 25th May 2021
(NEW) RealBridge Swiss Pairs
2.00pm
Wed 26th May 2021
BBO Afternoon Dup
2.00pm
Thu 27th May 2021
RealBridge Afternoon Dup
2.00pm