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 firstname.lastname@example.org
THE EVE LIGHTHILL CUP 2019
SWISS TEAMS COMPETITION
Congratulations to the winning team
EVE LIGHTHILL. BOB COOKE,
IAN KANE, HOWARD KAY,
DAVID SARABOWSKI & STUART SHALOM
(Full results bottom right of this page)
JEFF MORRIS and RHONA GOLDENFIELD
Winners of the 2019 Lancashire Mixed Pairs
The World Bridge Championships is now down to the final two teams in each series, and we're very proud that our Seniors team will be one of those fighting for a gold medal.
They had an up-and-down match against the Netherlands and were trailing overnight, but a very big fourth set saw them open up a lead that they didn't let go. They'll be facing Denmark in the final.
The Women conceded against Sweden, after going 95 IMPs down with 16 boards to go. They'll now play off for a bronze medal against the Netherlands.
The Mixed team fought all the way to the end and were starting to close on the USA, but ran out of time and lost by 28 IMPs. They'll play Romania in their bronze medal match.
Sadly, the Open team did not reach the Semi-finals stage. In the Quarter-finals they gave the very strong USA 1 a good fight, and were leading for most of the match, but the Americans finished strongly and won by 33 IMPs.
The final matches start on Friday, so good luck to our seniors!
The teams are:
EBU Summer Congress at Eastbourne
Congratulations to Paul, Jason and Justin Hackett whose team came an easy first place in the 4 Stars A Final.
This Monday sees a team of bridge players take on the challenging quiz show that is Only Connect.
Fresh from the Junior Squad, players Kyle Lam and Toby Nonnenmacher are joined by their non-bridge playing friend Isi Bogod, to form "The Suits", a team name suggested by the producers of the show in a nod to the bridge players. Hosted by Victoria Coren Mitchell, the show consists of a tournament-type format in which teams compete by finding connections between seemingly unrelated clues. The team need to win two matches from three to reach the quarter finals.
The show airs on Monday 2nd September at 8pm on BBC2.
21 Feb 2019
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.
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!
2019 / 20 Club Championship
This Wednesday Evening Individual Player Contest runs from
May 1st 2019 until the end of April 2020
2019 Cheadle Royal Cup
This Monday Evening Duplicate Pairs Contest runs from
September 2019 until the end of December 2019
The Winning Pair on Monday,
Wednesday and Thursday evenings
can claim their
NEXT BRIDGE NIGHT FREE!!
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!!"
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NEW BRIDGE BEGINNERS COURSES COMMENCING
♥ WEDNESDAY 4th SEPTEMBER - Evening
This course is a four week module at a cost of just £50.
The club teaches 5 card majors and a strong notrump with emphasis on correct bidding.
Tutor - David Debbage
(See home page for full details - places are limited)
Starts at 7.30 pm and lasts for approximately 2 hours with a break for refreshments in the middle.
To enrol in this Foundation Course or to find out more
please phone David Debbage at the club
on 0161 445 3712 or on Dave's mobile 07717 252114
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
♥ MONDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER - Daytime
This course is a ten week module at a cost of just £70.
This course is being run by the Manchester County Bridge Association (MCBA)
and teaches 5 card majors and a strong notrump with emphasis on correct bidding.
Tutors - Irene Davies and Susan Triggs
Starts at 10.30 am and lasts for approximately 2 hours with a break for refreshments in the middle.
To enrol in this Foundation Course or to find out more
please contact Irene on 07968 857 467 or email@example.com
About Manchester Bridge Club
Manchester Bridge Club is without doubt one of the leading and most famous bridge clubs in the country. Players from the club have won almost every National competition (some several times!) and many players have gone on to achieve success at international level.
Its contribution to bridge is not just limited to the top players. Over its entire existence Manchester Bridge Club has concentrated on teaching the game to as wide an audience as possible. The club has taught thousands of players to learn to play including many young people who have been introduced to bridge through the Club’s involvement in teaching in Schools and Universities.
Manchester Bridge Club has also been a leading promoter of the game, hosting events including visiting Polish, Chinese, Swedish and Welsh international teams and entertaining famous keen players such as film star Omar Sharif, cricketer Farokh Engineer and Norwegian footballer, Martin Andresen.
In 2002 the Club was one of the principle inspirations behind the first ever Commonwealth Nations Bridge Championship held just prior to the Commonwealth Games. Its huge success brought with it aspirations to create something even bigger… a Bridge tournament setting Europe against America on similar lines to its golf equivalent, the famous Ryder Cup In 2006 the first such tournament was held in Ireland at the same time as the Ryder Cup and with the support of famous American investor Warren Buffett. It became known as the Warren Buffett Cup and in 2008 Manchester Bridge Club member, Paul Hackett, captained Europe to victory in Louisville, Kentucky.
Players from the Club have earned a host of international honours culminating with a Gold and four Silver medals in the World Bridge Championships held as part of the World Mind Sports Olympiad in Beijing 2008, two Gold Medals in the Seniors World Bridge Championships held in Sao Paulo in 2009 and two more Seniors Golds in the World Transnationals in Philadelphia 2010.