MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB
Now firmly established in our new home premises at
81 WELLINGTON ROAD, FALLOWFIELD, MANCHESTER M14 6BN
(See yellow tab 2nd from top left for directions)
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to Club Members
MARTIN TAYLOR & BARBARA HACKETT
who won the
It is with great sadness that we inform members of the sad psssing of Bernard Goldenfield.
His funeral was held on Thursday 6th June at Philips Park Cemetery.
Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time.
(A full obituary is posted on the MCBA Website)
EBU 6 Jun 2019
Yesterday morning during the The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky on Virgin Radio, Chris Evans and his sports reporter Vassos Alexander, gave a glowing review of bridge. When talking about improving memory and keeping your mind active they said that bridge is the best game in the world ever to offset Alzheimer’s, with lots of people now taking up the game.
If you would like to listen to again, please use the link below. The bridge mention is at approximately 8.10am
Link to the full show
John Armstrong Swiss Pairs
Schapiro Spring Foursomes
The 2019 Buffett Cup took place in China this year, in the southern coastal city of Haikou, capital of Hainan Province.
Starting on 24th April and running until 28th April, the competition included a team from Europe, the United States and China, each team consisting of 8 players. The Buffett Cup is similar to the prestigious Ryder Cup of golf and Davis Cup of tennis. Each squad has a number of players who compete in multiple formats. The outcome of the event is determined by the aggregate results of the segments.
First held in 2006, the Buffett Cup consists of pairs, teams, and individual competitions. The event is named after world-renowned businessman Warren Buffett, lifelong bridge devotee and competitor.
This year there were two English Pairs playing for Europe:
For more information about the event visit the Buffett Cup website.
The final result saw the USA team in first place with 972.3 and Jason and Justin's European team coming a very close second with 967.7.
Teltscher Trophy Result
The Teltscher Trophy - the 'senior Camrose' competition - took place in April. This year the event was held in Edinburgh, Scotland.
The England team (pictured from left to right: Norman Selway, Gunnar Hallberg, Paul Hackett, Brian Senior, John Holland, David Mossop and NPC Simon Cochemé) were victorious, winning all 10 matches on the way to the trophy.
Last year's champions Scotland were runners up.
AGM of MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB
Sunday 7th April 2019
Members attending participated in a brief round-up by Jeff of last years' exciting news items culminating in the move to Fallowfield. This was followed by a delicious supper prepared and served by Eylem and a duplicate from 7.30pm.
Jeff's Review of 2018 Activities, Successes and Results are now under the yellow tab top left of this page marked "2019 AGM"
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 Tony Wood Cup
This Monday Evening Duplicate Pairs Contest runs from
May 2019 until the end of August 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 COURSE COMMENCING
♥ TUESDAY 7th MAY at 7.30pm
(at our new home 81 Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6BN - See Home page for directions)
This course is in two four week modules at a cost of £50 for each module.
The first four lessons are on Play and the second four lessons on Bidding.
(See home page for full details - places are limited)
Manchester Bridge Club runs a series of Foundation Courses throughout the year
for those interested in learning to play Bridge in a relaxed and very sociable environment.
It's an 8 week course split into 2 Modules
(Each 4 week Module costs £50)
♥ Module One concentrates on Play
♦ Module Two concentrates on Bidding Techniques
You'll find the details of our latest courses below.
Bridge Beginners Evening & Daytime Module Foundation Courses
MODULE 1 "BASICS OF BRIDGE & CARD PLAY"
A 4 Week Course suitable for anyone new to Bridge.
(The Beginners Card Play starts on Tuesday 7th May at 7.30pm!)
Courses last for approximately 2 hours
with a break for refreshments provided by the club at half time.
MODULE 2 - BIDDING
A 4 Week Course
suitable for learners who have completed Module One
or for anyone who would benefit from a refresher in current bidding!!
(The next Bidding Course starts on Tuesday 4th June!)
To enrol in any of these Foundation Course Modules or to find out more
please phone David Debbage at the club
on 0161 445 3712 or on Dave's mobile 07717 252114
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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.