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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

 

HAPPY 95th SHIRLEY!
HAPPY 95th SHIRLEY!

DOESN'T SHE LOOK GREAT?

HAPPY 95th BIRTHDAY SHIRLEY!!

....and she came top this afternoon!

Autumn Intermediate Pairs
took place on Sunday 3rd November
at Altrincham

(See MCBA website for results and photos)
 

SPOOKY SWISS PAIRS

Our Halloween celebrations were enjoyed by all with many members making superb efforts to dress up and scare us all to bits!

Eleven tables played and the Jacket Potatoes were devoured with relish by all - a very special thankyou goes to Eylem for all her hard work in providing a great supper.

Congratulations to Vera Lowson and David Fernley for winning first prize for fab costumes

.........and special mentions also to Maureen Seddon, Ann Wood and Richard Cross.

 

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.

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.

Archive 2019

11 Feb 2019

Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer 2019

The Junior Camrose Trophy and the Peggy Bayer Trophy take place this weekend, 15th - 17th February.

The Junior Camrose Trophy is contested between England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland with the participants being under the age of 26. Six teams will compete with hosts Ireland providing the sixth team, named as CBAI. Each team plays 2 matches against each other team. Each match comprises 16 boards.

The Peggy Bayer Trophy will be contested between England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Ireland with the participants being under the age of 21. Each of the 4 teams will play 3 matches against each other team. Each match comprises 16 boards.

Watch all the action on Bridge Base Online, starting from 7pm on Friday.

Full details will be available on the event website.

TONIGHT!

Please come and support.

OLLIE'S CHARITY RUN

Ollie is taking part in a Charity Run on 13th October.  It’s in aid of a charity for children who have disabilities/ terminal illnesses and raises money to make their short time that bit easier (and their families too). 

He is aiming to raise £200 and needs help, please, to achieve this target. Just click on the justgiving link below to swell the funds for this very worthwhile charity.

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/blmmanchester-tfsl

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY

Friendly Supervised Dupicate at 1pm

and

Club Duplicate at 7.30pm

RESULTS

Hubert Phillips

Congratulations to John Holland, Alan Mould, Jeff Smith and Jackie Pye who have reached the final of the Hubert Phillips with a good win over Heather Dhondy's team.  This team has now reached the final in two of the last three years.
RESULTS

Eric Howarth Cup

Congratulations to the team of Catherine Draper, Andrew Petrie, David Debbage and Andrew Woodcock on winning the Eric Howarth Cup held at the Deva.

(03/03/2019 Merseyside & Cheshire Bridge Association)

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TONIGHT - Thursday 31ST October

 

Brush off those broomsticks……

Sharpen up those spells….

And join us for a GHOULISH game of

 

SPOOKY PAIRS

with jacket potatoes

and Halloween snacks.

 

……and a prize for the best costume!!!!

(fancy dress optional)

Witch, Broomstick, Halloween, Broom

 

 

Manchester Bridge Club’s next Seminar Workshop is on

TODAY

 SUNDAY 22nd SEPTEMBER

2.30pm to 5pm

The topic for this session is

“ DEFENSIVE TECHNIQUES USING THE DUMMY.....

.....sometimes the sight of dummy can allow the defence

to play a suit better than if they were declaring!

Tutor for this session Nick Greer

The seminar starts with a comprehensive topic discussion followed by specific practice hands demonstrating the correct bidding, lead and play.

The cost of these seminars is £10.00 for members, £12 for visitors & £5 for students.  This includes light refreshments during the brief break.

Everyone is very welcome to attend – with or without a partner.

“Have you had your lightbulb moment yet?!”

MBC at 81 Wellington Road. Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6BN

PLEASE SUPPORT THE CHARITY SIMS TONIGHT!

WEDNESDAY 10th JULY at 7.30pm

IT'S IN AID OF KIDNEY RESEARCH

WHO SO BADLY NEED ADDITIONAL FUNDS.

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RUIA CUP RESULTS Round #2

RUIA CUP RESULTS SO FAR

(After Round #2)

The nine competing teams went into "battle" again last night (Tuesday 18th June)

resulting in the following interim result.....

1st Paul Murray Team

2nd Peter Carey-Yard Team

3rd Vera Lowson Team

4th Sam Herman Team

5th Eve Lighthill Team

6th Raymond Semp Team

7th Richard Cross Team

8th Maggie McPhillips Team

8th Anne Naylor Team

Full results from this round are under the yellow tab top left of this page.

The final takes place on Tuesday 9th July.

Michael Clarke

With great sadness we must inform members that Michael Clarke died on 17th April.  He was primarily a rubber bridge player but had been a member of the Agamemnon league team for many years, playing with Martin Braid until Martin's death then with Jeff Morris.  The team always placed well in the league, winning in 2007 and finishing second this year.  Michael was also on the Goldstone Trophy winning team in 2007 and won the Gazette Trophy a couple of times on Manchester Bridge Club teams.  In 1982 he won the National Masters Pairs with Jeremy Wyndham.  Our condolences go to his wife and family.

Green Point Pairs

Manchester's Annual Green Point Pairs was held at Altrincham on Saturday 2nd March.  Forty eight pairs competed with many MBC members taking part.
Full details and photos are on the MCBA website. Results are bottom right of this page.

THIS SUNDAY 7th APRIL

at 6.30pm

plus SUPPER….

 

….followed by

£5 RELAXED DUPLICATE

at 7.30pm

 

“Come and join in Dave’s first (brief!) AGM news roundup ...it’s been quite a year!”

TONIGHT!

♥ WEDNESDAY 6th MARCH

ECATS CHARITY CHALLENGE

in aid of the RNLI

(Open to all)

Please come and support this event to halp raise vital funds for the Lifeboats and their brave crews.

Beginners Lessons Start Next Week
Beginners Lessons Start Next Week

BEGINNERS LESSONS

A FOUR WEEK EVENING COURSE STARTING

on

 TUESDAY 15th OCTOBER

7.30pm to 9.30pm

 Just £50 for the whole course....

... covering 5 card majors and a strong notrump

with the emphasis on bidding.

 

David Debbage will be tutoring these invaluable sessions.

Please contact him on  07717 252114 

or daviddebbage@hotmail.co.uk  

for further information and / or to enrol.

"It's good fun and you'll be very welcome!"

EUGENE HUTTON
EUGENE HUTTON

We are very shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden death of Eugene Hutton on Wednesday 23rd January.

This is particularly poignant as he has so recently undertaken an enormous amount of invaluable work helping to get our new venue ready.

We send heartfelt condolences to his wife Avril and family.

The funeral is to be held a St Chads Church in Cheadle on Thursday 14th February at 1.15pm.

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

 OLLIE’S SEMINAR WORKSHOP

 

 

TODAY!!

SUNDAY 14th APRIL

2.30pm to 5pm

(at Fallowfield venue)

 

 "ESTABLISHING A FORCING AUCTION AND EXPLORING THE BEST FINAL CONTRACT...

….... including Reverses, Responders Reverses & 4th Suit Forcing 

 

 

The seminar starts with a comprehensive topic discussion followed by specific practice hands which include notes on the correct bidding, leads and play.

The cost of these seminars is £10.00 for members, £12 for visitors & £5 for students.  This includes light refreshments during the brief break.

Everyone is welcome to attend and you don't need a partner.  

 

 

 
 
 
A NEW BRIDGE BEGINNERS COURSE COMMENCING

Happy New Year 2019

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The World Bridge Federation is committed to the promotion of Youth Bridge, which we strongly believe represents the future of our wonderful sport.

TODAY on WEDNESDAY 16th OCTOBER we are holding a

CHARITY SIM PAIRS at 7.30pm

in aid of this amazing cause

PLEASE SUPPORT THIS EVENT WHICH IS OPEN TO ALL

 

2019 TONY WOOD CUP WINNERS
2019 TONY WOOD CUP WINNERS

THE TONY WOOD CUP 2019

This is a duplicate pairs competition for Monday evening players between May and the end of August each year.

Congratulations to SIMON TOWNSEND and  TRICIA BLUM who have won the trophy this year.

A NEW BRIDGE BEGINNERS DAYTIME COURSE

STARTS HERE 

TODAY

MONDAY 23rd SEPTEMBER

at 10.30am

This will run for 10 weeks

at a concessionary price of £70

and will be tutored by Irene Davies and Susan Triggs

from the MCBA (Manchester County Bridge Association)

 

Please contact Irene on 07968 857 467 or irenedavies14@gmail.com

for further information or to enrol

 

 

By popular request we are having another

CLUB SOCIAL

TOMORROW NIGHT!

SATURDAY 7th SEPTEMBER

Starting at 7pm

 

 Bridge Teams will be drawn at random on the night.

♠ The bar will of course be open!

 And please bring a contribution towards the buffet…

…this can be savoury or sweet but PLEASE email Tessa

to let her know what you are bringing

so we don’t double up.

Tessa.connolly@tiscali.co.uk

This will be bridge at its best!!”

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If you've ever wondered if you'd enjoy playing bridge

then come along to a

FREE TASTER SESSION

hosted by The Manchester County Bridge Association (MCBA)

and the English Bridge Union (EBU)

 

SATURDAY 27th JULY

11am to 1pm

 

Please give Irene Davies a quick ring to find out more

or to book your seat.

 07968 857 468

or email irenedavies14@gmail.com

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Following on from this Free Taster Session

a Course of 10 Lessons will be available.

This Course will start on

Monday 23rd September

10.30am to 12.30pm

at a subsidised cost of £70.

(If you would prefer an evening Course this can be booked direct with David Debbage at Manchester Bridge Club

on 07717 252 114 or daviddebbage@hotmail.co.uk

    

 

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TONIGHT!

SATURDAY 8TH JUNE 
7pm to 11pm

FREE (MEMBERS ONLY) SOCIAL

WITH FUN TEAMS BRIDGE

The Bar will be open for drinks purchases and we are asking people to "bring a plate" either as a pair or individually. (Anything to eat will be very welcome!)

People will then draw randomly to make up teams for a relaxed session of bridge with small spot prizes.

Great Fun!

(For further details please contact either Dave or Tessa (tessa.connolly@tiscali.co.uk)

RESULTS
RESULTS

The Cantor Cup

The 21st Cantor Cup Competition was held on Sunday 24th February at Manchester Bridge Club.  
21 pairs had an enjoyable and competitive afternoon, including afternoon tea with freshly baked scones. 
 
Full results and photos are on the MCBA website

 

LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE
LEARN TO PLAY BRIDGE

HAVE YOU OFTEN THOUGHT...

"I'd love to learn how to play Bridge?"

........WELL NOW'S YOUR CHANCE!!

We have a new Beginners Course starting

TODAY! 

on TUESDAY 7th MAY at 7.30pm 

The Course is split into 2 Modules - 4 weeks on Play and 4 weeks on Bidding

(See more information under the yellow "Beginners" tab top left of this page.)

Places are limited so please get in touch as quickly

as possible to express your interest.

Contact David on 0161 445 3712 or email him at daviddebbage@hotmail.com

 

Members - please let David know of anyone you know who may be interested.

 

Since 2nd January 2019

we have moved to………..

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB
81 WELLINGTON ROAD
FALLOWFIELD
MANCHESTER
M14 6BN
Tel: 0161 445 3712 (as before)

WiFi Code  3NdaGxAePWNR

The New Club is easy to get to from the main arterial roads in South Manchester

and is less than a mile from Palatine Rd.

https://goo.gl/maps/zep3LKiZkw72  (Click to see map)


From  Altrincham / Hale take the M56, straight on to Princess Parkway (A5103), right on to Mauldeth Rd West.,

after just over  ½ mile turn left on Wellington Rd.

The Club is about 200 yds on the right opposite Withington High School for Girls.


From Cheadle, Stockport get on to M60 exiting north towards Manchester onto Princess Parkway,

right on to Mauldeth Rd West, after just over ½ mile turn left on Wellington Rd.

The Club is about 200 yds on the right opposite Withington High School for Girls.


From Didsbury, Parrs Wood, Burnage and Heaton Moor/Mersey take the A34/ Kingsway north,

turn left on Mauldeth Rd West and 2nd right after crossing Wilmslow Rd on to Wellington Rd.

The Club is about 200 yds on the right opposite Withington High School for Girls.


From Manchester,
EITHER take the A34 south and turn right at Mauldeth Rd. West. Take second right on to Wellington Rd.

The Club is about 200 yds on the right opposite Withington High School for Girls.


OR take Princess Rd south from Mancunian Way (A5103), turn left onto Mauldeth Rd West

at Hough End Playing Fields. After just over ½ mile turn left on to Wellington Rd.

The Club is about 200 yds on the right opposite Withington High School for Girls.


Via public transport, the bus stops near the junction of Wilmslow Rd and Granville Rd

(near Shell petrol station) are the closest. Walk along Granville Rd, turn left on Wellington Rd.

The Club is on the left opposite Withington High School for Girls.

 

 

 

 

 

Manchester Bridge Club’s next Seminar Workshop is

TODAY!

SUNDAY 27th OCTOBER

2.30pm to 5pm

The topic for this session is

USING TRUMPS IN DEFENCE”

Tutor Nick Greer

The seminar starts with a comprehensive topic discussion

followed by specific practice hands demonstrating the correct bidding, lead and play.

The cost of these seminars is £10.00 for members, £12 for visitors & £5 for students.

This includes light refreshments during the brief break.

Everyone is very welcome to attend – with or without a partner.

“Have you had your lightbulb moment yet?!”

Manchester Bridge Club

 at 81 Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6BN

TODAY!

DIDSBURY FESTIVAL

We are running a Stall at the Didsbury Festival

on Saturday 8th June from 11am to 4pm

at Didsbury Park on Wilmslow Road.

We will be encouraging people to take up Bridge as a hobby and will have leaflets for a taster lesson at the Club and free packs of cards for those who sign up.

Please come along and visit us - it's a lovely Festival all around.

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RESULTS

Preston Blue Point Pairs

Nearly half the field were Manchester players at Preston on 14th April.  Best Manchester result was achieved by John Holland with Jackie Pye who were second.  Jeff Morris and John Hassett were third. 
Results are on the Preston site.
RESULTS

Tollemache

Manchester finished third in the Tollemache Final at Coventry on February 16-17th.  The team was Michael Newman/John Holland, Jeff Morris/John Hassett, Catherine Draper/Andrew Woodcock, Alan Mould/Ollie Burgess.  After a poor day on Saturday where they were lying seventh at the end of the day they won all three matches on Sunday to move up to third place.  Best pair on the cross IMPs were John and Michael, followed by Catherine and Andrew.  Full results are on the EBU web site.
The Manchester Congress

5th-6th January 2019
Victoria and Albert Hotel Spinningfields