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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

 

EBU Autumn Congress Successes for MBC!
The EBU Conference took place on 19th October in Stafford.
Congratulations to Dave Debbage, John Hassett, Paul Hackett and John Sansom who the Teams
 
 
and to Ollie Burgess who won the Two Stars Pairs  with Heather Dhondy.
 
 
 
Full results are on the EBU web site.

 

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)

2019 LANCASHIRE MIXED PAIRS WINNERS
2019 LANCASHIRE MIXED PAIRS WINNERS

Congratulations to

JEFF MORRIS and RHONA GOLDENFIELD

Winners of the 2019 Lancashire Mixed Pairs 

 
World Championships
The World Championships are being held in Wuhan, China from 14th-28th September. 
England has a team in each of the four events: Open, Women, Mixed and Senior. 
Manchester players involved are John Holland and Alan Mould in the Seniors, Catherune Draper in the Womens and Michael Byrne in the Mixed. 
Good luck to all the teams. 
Some matches will be on BBO. 
 

Update Friday - Seniors reach Final in Wuhan!

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!

....AND FINALLY

In the Seniors final England lost to Denmark, therefore getting a silver medal.  Congratulations to the team especially John and Alan who played every board in the knock out phase and most of the qualifying matches.
The Women won their bronze medal match in a dramatic finish, overtaking the Netherlands on the last board, many congratulations to Catherine and the team.
 
The Mixed Team got close to overhauling Romania in the last set when Michael and Fiona bid and made two slams not bid by the opponents, but our other pair pressed too hard on a couple of boards and Romania won by 24.  Congratulations to all the team who have done very well to finish fourth in the inaugural World Mixed Teams.
 
Seniors
 
Women Bronze


The teams are:

Mixed: Frances Hinden & Graham Osborne; Sally Brock & Barry Myers; Fiona Brown & Michael Byrne; NPC: Paul Barden
Open: Jeffrey Allerton & Chris Jagger; David Bakhshi & Artur Malinowski; Tony Forrester & Andrew Robson; NPC: Neil Rosen; Coach: Andrew Murphy
Seniors: John Holland & Alan Mould; David Muller & Malcolm Pryor; David Kendrick & Trevor Ward; NPC: David S Jones
Women: Heather Dhondy & Nevena Senior; Catherine Draper & Gillian Fawcett; Nicola Smith & Yvonne Wiseman; NPC: David Gold; Coach: David Burn
 

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.

Bridge Team on Only Connect

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 tops National Master Point list

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.

CONGRATULATIONS!

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! 

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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2019 Cheadle Royal Cup

This Monday Evening Duplicate Pairs Contest runs from

September 2019 until the end of December 2019

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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.

BEGINNERS COURSES
Join Our New Beginners' Courses

 

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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 daviddebbage@hotmail.co.uk

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   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 irenedavies14@gmail.com

 

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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.