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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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
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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"!
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BEN BEEVER MEMORIAL TRIBUTE PAIRS EVENT
"Hello everyone. My name is Vera, and as a former Bridge student of Ben's, I have been asked to say a FEW words about him and for those of you who know me, you can appreciate how difficult this is for me…
... because I have NEVER used 1 word when I can use 5!
But I promise to try to be brief!
I warmed to Ben from the minute we met. He was a gifted teacher with an easy laugh and the loveable knack of making students feel instantly at ease. In short, he made learning fun!
What else can I say...?
... where should I start! We all know there's endless kind words to say about Ben.
He was such a patient, understanding tutor with all of his beginners… particularly me!
I never felt silly or stupid, even when I know I asked him the "EXACT SAME QUESTION" 10 weeks in a row.
He never once mentioned it!
Yes, Ben was a man of MANY talents, as I soon discovered...
Which brings me nicely to my fondest memory of Ben, whom we all knew and loved, that I would like to share with you.
It was my Bridge Classes "Graduation Day". A really big event in my diary!
We had just completed Ben’s 10 week “Beginners Course” and were receiving our diplomas with a warm smile and hearty handshake from him, when he suddenly reached into his hold-all and started pulling out decks of cards.
I thought.... AWWW... What a sweetheart!
He’s going to present the whole class with a brand new deck of cards each, to celebrate our brilliant achievement! Perhaps with the club crest embossed on the backed them, something to be cherished?
NO!!! He started juggling with them!
As I said, a man of many talents.
I know that Ben would love us all to share our warmest memories of him and enjoy a giggle together, whilst we gather and play, in his Memorial Tribute, today.
And I would like to thank the Manchester Bridge Club and staff for generously organising this event, in his honour……..and, on behalf of the club, I thank you all for coming.
And Ben, if you are listening, I could really use some DIVINE "Supervised Play" today because I still can't remember the answer to that damn question!