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
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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.
The winners of the Seniors Knockout competition for the Gerard Faulkner Salver are Norman Selway, Brian Senior (Captain), Sandra Penfold, Tony Forrester and Paul Hackett (pictured, left to right).
In the final, the first time champions defeated the team of Malcolm Pryor (Captain), Alan Mayo, David Muller and Ed Scerri by 44 IMPs.
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.
The Club Social last night (Saturday 7th September) was. yet again, a great success.
Twenty four people came who drew straws for their partner which was great fun.
The food was fab and the whole event was much enjoyed by all.
Thankyou to Tessa for her hard work in organising.
The Welsh Cup is now a double elimination knockout leading to a final in Mid Wales. Because of regionaling the draws all matches before the final are in North Wales and in practice nearly all in North East Wales. This is a perfect competition for Manchester members. You will have to join the WBU but that does not cost much.
Stanza Greens: not only do you get Green Points for winning a match but you get Greens for any stanza you win which usually means you get something even when you lose a match.
Double elimination: you are guaranteed two matches and you can get to the final even if you lose one match.
Click here for details.
The Cambria Cup is now a double elimination mixed pivot aggregate knockout (similar to the Hubert Phillips) leading to a final in Mid Wales. Because of regionaling the draws all matches before the final are in North Wales and in practice nearly all in North East Wales. This is a perfect competition for Manchester members. You will have to join the WBU but that does not cost much.
There has to be at least one woman and one man playing and they play one-third of the boards with each other team member.
Bronze Medal for English Juniors
MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB
HOME OF JASON & JUSTIN HACKETT
THE NEW 2019 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS
...and below are the family and friends toasting this fantastic success in champagne at MBC's wednesday night duplicate!
(Paul Hackett, Barbara Hackett, Charlotte Jansen and Martin Taylor)
WHAT A WIN AND WHAT A NIGHT!!!!
EBU 6 Jun 2019
During the The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky on Virgin Radio on 5th June, 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
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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Tel: 0161 445 3712 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Winners of this year's Santa Claus Pairs were Jason Hackett and Rob Myers. For more photos click on the orange tab above.
Congratulations to two pairs from Manchester Bridge Club who were both winners of the Manchester County Bridge Association Intermediate Pairs event held on 4th November. David and Haidee Tattersall were the north/south winners and Pat Dunningham and Peter Horn, were the winning east/west pair.
The Club will be open on New Years Eve and New Years Day for Rubber Bridge in the afternoon and Supervised Duplicate in the evening on New Years Day. From Wednesday 2nd January onwards the Club will be open as usual.
Don't forget Ben Beever's first Sunday Seminar of the new year takes place on Sunday 13th January starting at 3.15pm and covers Declarer Play Technique.
Reminder. Our Monday Afternoon Christmas Party and special duplicate starts at 1.00.p.m.
We are holding a special charity bridge event on 21st July 2012 in memory of Michelle Brunner. Michelle asked us to hold a Mixed Pivot's Team event and our event will raise money for St Anne's Hospice and Christies. Please keep this day free. The entry fee is £10 per player but the whole of your entry fee will be donated to the two charities along with all the proceeds of the raffle. If you need help in getting extra members for your team or want to be put in touch with others wanting to play in a team please contact Jeff or David. We already have 20 teams entered so you must get any further entries to Jeff/David asap and by 1st July at the latest.
We will be holding a raffle at this event to help raise additional funds for Michelle's two nominated charities. We already have a significant number of donations but want more items so we raise as much money as possible for Michelle's charities. Please give any items/donations to Jeff and David.
Congratulations to one of our supervised play class teachers Rob Myers on winning the Northern Easter Pairs competition at York with James Thrower.Also to regular club players Sinead Bird and Sarah O'Connor on winning the under 25's competition in London.Great achievements from our Juniors.
Also our very own Mike Bell won the Swiss Pairs in London with Simon Creasey- fantastic result.
Well done all.
The 2012 Peter Ader Memorial Pairs was won by John Athey and Alec Smalley seen here receiving their trophy from Eve Lighthill. John had previously won this event in 2008 and Alec Smalley had also won it in 2009, both being partnered by Stuart Shalom.
Congratulations to Sue Richmond and Neil Thomas who won the North Wales Swiss Pairs.
Very Well done!
Simultaneous Pairs Monday 30th July, Wednesday 1st August, Thursday 2nd August. 7.30.p.m. Partners always found.
We are running our first Summer Foundation Course for Bridge Basics. This is a five lesson Course and started on Tuesday 26th June. It is ok to join this course for lesson 2 or later if you have already done a beginner's course. This course concentrates on the play aspects of Bridge. Each lesson starts at 7.30 pm and finishes by 9.45 pm with a short break for refreshments provided by the club. The venue is the Manchester Bridge Club,30,Palatine Road, Withington,Manchester M20 3JJ.
The teacher is Ben Beever who specialises in teaching beginners and the cost is £50 for the five lessons. If you are interested just email the club at email@example.com or ring Jeff or David on 0161 445 3712 or 07960 871035
Bill Hughes Simultaneous Pairs this Thursday 28th June. Partners will alway be found.
Come along to this Thursday's special evening with Bridget's home cooking (not to be missed). Bridge at 7.30 p.m.with a break for chilli (vegetarian option provided). Partners always found.
The first Newcomers League Evening was 2nd February.
Together with the Manchester Country Bridge Association we held teams practice sessions during November, December and January. We aim to encourage and help learners and improvers who are not yet in a league team to become part of a new team and to help them with gain some experience of playing in teams events ready to enter the main league next season. In February, March, April and May, the Newcomers Teams League will take place on the first Thursday in each month. This is a competition for the new teams formed over the last few months who are not playing in this seasons league and will give valuable experience ready for the next season.
If you are a current learner or improver and/or attending supervised play classes these sessions will be of particular relevance to you. Over 500 players already participate each year in the MCBA Teams' League. It gives you a great opportunity to meet and play against players of other clubs and is really enjoyable. Team mates and partners will always be found for you so if you are not currently in a team but would like to be - get in touch and we'll find team mates for you.
We are holding a heat of the new Stratified Simultaneous Pairs on Thursday 15th March @ 7.30.p.m. You will be able to check your results against all players and also against players of a similar standard to yoursef. Partners always found.
The Cantor Cup takes place at Manchester Bridge Club on 26th February. This event is organised by the Manchester Country Bridge Association and is for beginners and inexperienced duplicate players. You do not have to be a member of the EBU to enter.
The entry fee is £7 per player and there will be generous prizes.
Approximately 24 boards will be played and the session will be finished by 5.30 pm. Book your place by emailing Barbara Lewis at firstname.lastname@example.org
David's next seminar is on Sunday 15th January 2012 at 2.00 pm. David will be consolidating the material from his December Seminar on Slam Bidding and presenting some further ideas about how to bid your slams more successfully. David will cover Key Card Blackwood, Cue bidding and Splinters along with how to ask for the trump queen, show a void and other essential descriptions of your hand. There will be prepared hands for attendees to play after David's presentation to help learning. The seminar will be appropriate for people who attended David's December Slam Bidding seminar as well as others who want to learn a wider range of options for bidding slams more accurately.
The seminar will last til approximately 4.15 pm and there will be a short break for tea/coffee and scones.
The cost is £10 per person. To enrol email the club at email@example.com or ring Jeff or David on 0161 445 3712 or 07960871035.