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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

 

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It's that time again......

Your Annual Subscription is due in JANUARY please.

Prices are the same as for last year.

£50 per player or £80 per couple.

Students free.

We accept CASH, CHEQUE (payable to Manchester Bridge Club)

or you can pay direct to Act No: 90730807  Sort Code: 40-11-56

 

A.G.M.

Sunday 12th January 2020

A very enjoyable evening was appreciated by all members attending.

Dave gave a brief and amusing round-up of 2019 which was followed by 8 tables of friendly duplicate puctuated by a delicious supper cooked by Eylam.

What a lovely way to spend a Sunday evening!

(Dave's Review of 2019 can now be found top left of this page under the yellow tab marked 2020 AGM Review)

 

RESULTS
RESULTS

2020 Manchester Congress
4th and 5th January 2020

(Results & Roundup to follow)

Many MBC members took part in this years Congress and almost half of the intermediate competitions were made up of Manchester Bridge Club players with Vera Lowson and Stephen Fernley coming 2nd in the Kevin Comrie Cup and Annie Curtis and Ann Wood coming 4th - well done to them!

KC seocnd  KC Fourth   
In the expert competitions Will and Sam Wakefield won the junior prize.

Juniors
Dave Debbage and Andrew Woodcock won the Pairs Competition.

Pairs Winners

Other successes included, in the teams competition. Barbara Lewis who came third and John Parsons, Josh Clarke and Nick Greer who won the secondary teams final.

Full results & more photos are on the MCBA website.

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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2020 The Geoff Nuttall Trophy

This Monday Evening Individual Player Contest runs from 

January 2020 until the end of April 2020

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2020 The John Bird Memorial Trophy

This Thursday Evening Individual Player Contest runs from

January 2020 until the end of May 2020

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ARE YOU INTERESTED IN THE MYSTERIES OF 2 OVER 1??

There are now a large number of new books available for sale on this and associated subjects which have been brought back from the USA.

Essential reading!!

Dave has all the details of what is available and the prices.

Seniors Trials

Trials for the England team to play in the Teltscher Trophy (Senior Camrose) took place from 14-15th December in Solihull. 

Alan Mould, John Holland & Paul Hackett won comfortably and will represent England in the event in Ireland in MayCONGRATULATIONS!

Results are on the EBU web site.

RESULTS

SANTA CLAUS PAIRS RESULTS

 

Twenty five pairs took part in this prestigious competition last Sunday and enjoyed a great festive occasion and fabulous buffet.

Congratulations to 

ANDY BROCKLEHURST & JEFF MORRIS

First Place

RESULTS

MICHAEL FAY & CATHERINE DRAPER

2nd Place

GILLIAN McMULLEN & ROGER HOPTON

3rd Place

SALLY BRAY & GEORGE LEIGH

Intermediate First Place

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! 

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

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WEDNESDAY 8th JANUARY
WEDNESDAY 8th JANUARY

 

FESTIVE WEDNESDAY EVENING

with the

PETER ADER TROPHY NIGHT

7.30pm

(plus a separate Supervised Play Class for Improvers)

MONDAY 23rd DECEMBER
MONDAY 23rd  DECEMBER

FESTIVE MONDAY EVENING

DUPLICATE PAIRS

at 7.30pm

 

SANTA CLAUS PAIRS

SUNDAY 15th DECEMBER

1.30pm for prompt 2pm start

This is a Two Session Pairs Event.

Open to all

Festive drink on arrival

The highlight between sessions is always our

SUMPTUOUS CHRISTMAS BUFFET

CASH PRIZES!

Coffee / Tea & Mince Pies during the prize giving…

….and everyone goes home with a gift!

Entry fee: £30 per player

Entries to Dave Debbage at Manchester Bridge Club,

81 Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6BN

          Tel: 0161 445 3712 or 07717 252114          

e-mail: daviddebbage@hotmail.co.uk

LIMITED ENTRIES - PLEASE BOOK EARLY

 

Manchester Bridge Club’s next Seminar Workshop is 

TODAY - SUNDAY 24th NOVEMBER

2.30pm to 5pm

The topic for this session is

BASIC DECEPTION!”

…Learn how to be a tougher opponent by knowing which winner to play when you have several to choose from…and find out which small card to play when at first glance it doesn’t seem to matter.

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 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

 81 Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6BN

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.

 

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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

 

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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

 

HAPPY 95th SHIRLEY!
HAPPY 95th SHIRLEY!

DOESN'T SHE LOOK GREAT?

HAPPY 95th BIRTHDAY SHIRLEY!!

....and she came top this afternoon!

 

 

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!!”

JUNIOR SUCCESS

Bronze Medal for English Juniors

Congratulations to the English Juniors who won two bronze medals at Oslo in the European Championships. 
 
(Full details are on MCBA website)
HELEN PHILBIN

HAPPY BIRTHDAY HELEN!

(Her Big 70 and looking good!!)

Helen is a regular at the Monday afternoon sessions....

,,,,looks like a great cake!

HELEN PHILBIN
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.

BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY

Friendly Supervised Dupicate at 1pm

and

Club Duplicate at 7.30pm

Welsh Foursomes
 
Congratulations to Jeff Smith, Jeff Morris, John Hassett, Peter Foster and John Roberts who won the Welsh Fours at Wrexham over the weekend of 14-15th September. 
Full results are on the North Wales web site.
 
Winners
Peter Foster, John Roberts, John Hassett, Jeff Morris
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.

 
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
 
2019 LANCASHIRE MIXED PAIRS WINNERS
2019 LANCASHIRE MIXED PAIRS WINNERS

Congratulations to

JEFF MORRIS and RHONA GOLDENFIELD

Winners of the 2019 Lancashire Mixed Pairs 

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

 

 

 

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

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.

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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EBU Scarborough Summer Congress
 

Congratulations to Jason Hackett and teammates for winning the A final of the teams event (L-R: Chris Cooper, Steve Raine, John Sansom and Jason Hackett).

Jeremy Dhondy, Bill Hirst, John Holland and Jackie Pye won the B Final.

In the Seniors Pairs that started off the congress the B Final had joint winners in Denis Murphy & Pearl Murphy and Paul Murray & Peter Grauer,

Congratulations to all MBC players - great result!
(Full results are on the EBU web site.)
DIDSBURY FESTIVAL

Thankyou to all those MBC & MCBA members who "manned" our stall at The Didsbury Festival.

Despite it being a bit of a damp day the stall drew many festival goers in to have a chat.

An encouraging number of people expressed an interest in learning to play bridge and some of these have already attended a Taster Class last week.

WELL DONE EVERYONE!

RESULT

Pachabo

Congratulations to the team of John Holland, Alan Mould, Michael Byrne and Michael Newman who retained the Pachabo Trophy (inter-county teams of four) over the weekend of 8-9th June at Coventry.  Manchester were in the top four throughout the event, towards the end they were vying with Hants& Isle of Wight for the top spot.  Hants & Isle of Wight won their last match by a comfortable margin.  Although Manchester lost their last match by the narrowest margin they held on to the top spot by 1.5 points.  This continues Manchester's fine record in this event with the third win since 2015, the other two years they finished second.

Senior Team wins Gerard Faulkner Salver

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.

INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS

    MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

HOME OF JASON & JUSTIN HACKETT

THE NEW 2019 EUROPEAN CHAMPIONS

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...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!!!!

 

INTERNATIONAL SUCCESS
RESULTS

John Armstrong Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Paul Beckwith and Andy Green on finishing second in the Mersey Green Point Swiss at Deva on 19th May.  Full results are on the Mersey and Cheshire web site.

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.

Northern Midweek Congress

Congratulations to John Holland and Alan Mould who won the three session pairs at Harrogate on 20-21st August by a good margin.  Results are on the EBU web site.

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.

EBU 6 Jun 2019

Rare Bridge Mention on Virgin Radio

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

RESULTS

Goldstone

This year's final was held on Thursday 23rd May at 7pm at Cheadle Hulme Bridge Club between St Titus (Michael Byrne, Michael Newman, John Holland, Rodney Lighton and Gary Hyett) and New Connections (Roger Hopton, David Fussell, Gillian MacMullan and Neil Thomas).  New Connections started well winning the first set by six, but St Titus then won the second and third sets to lead by 17, the final set also went St Titus's way for another 10 IMPs, but a well fought and enjoyable final.  St Titus will represent Manchester in the inter county Pachabo competition in June, when the team will be Michael Newman, Michael Byrne, John Holland and Alan Mould.

 

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

18 Feb 2019

England retains Junior Camrose & Peggy Bayer Trophies

 

For the third year in a row, England has retained both the Junior Camrose and Peggy Bayer Trophies, which this year was hosted by Ireland at the weekend.

In the Junior Camrose, the England team finished with a total of 152.04, Scotland were second with 145.58.

In the Peggy Bayer competition, England were emphatic winners, finishing with a total of 171.33, 2nd placed Ireland finished on a total of 95.27.

Congratulations to both teams.

(Full details & photos on the EBU & MCBA websites)

RESULTS

Teltscher Trophy Result

England regain the Teltscher Trophy

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.

 

The New Home of Manchester Bridge Club

The Club is now well established in its new premises at 81 Wellington Road,Fallowfield M14 6BN. 
The club has its own private rooms within the Fallowfield Bowling and Lawn Tennis club. 
The main room is plushly appointed and nicely decorated with room for twelve tables. 
There is a small refurbished kitchen and a bar area which has room for a further half dozen or so tables. 
Car parking is plentiful with space available on Wellington Road if the car park is full. 
(For Directions look under the yellow tab "Club Information" top left of this page)
 
Main area

The Main Playing Area

 

Bar area

The Bar and Additional Playing Area

 

 

DAVE ON THE COBBLES AT CORRIE!
DAVE ON THE COBBLES AT CORRIE!

Bridge Storyline on Coronation Street

Starting this week, keep a look out when watching Coronation Street as there will be a new storyline involving bridge.

Taking place in the iconic Rovers, bridge player Ken decides to host a club night in the pub. He is joined by Brian and Cathy, Evelyn, Geoff and Yasmeen.

Friday 16th August Part One

Ken hosts his bridge club in the Rovers, but things don’t go quite go to plan.

The storyline continues into the following week.

  • Watch on ITV 1 from 7.30pm or catch up on the ITV Hub

............and guess who was the person who went to the cobbles and advised them all on the right way to play it?

 

EBU ARTICLE

4 Mar 2019

Rare Bridge Mention on BBC Sport

This weekend saw a rare Bridge mention on the BBC website's sports pages, following one year ban handed to World Number one Bridge Player Geir Helgemo.

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.

 

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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

HARROGATE PAIRS

Congratulations to club members Martin Taylor & Barbara Hackett who won the Harrogate Pairs last weekend (6/7 July)

RESULTS
EBU Summer Seniors

Congratulations to John Holland and Raymond Semp who won the Swiss Teams at Eastbourne with Frank Wharton and Geoff Foley from Middlesex by a large margin on 7th July.

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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

    

RESULTS

Buffett Cup

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.

THE RUIA CUP MULTIPLE TEAMS COMPETITION 2019

This has taken place over 3 sessions

with the final having been played

on Tuesday 9th July. 

Congratulations to First Place Winners

Peter Carey-Yard, Michael Greaney,Tricia Blum & Simon Townsend

and to

the Second Place team

Sam Herman, David Sarabowski, Howard Kaye & Stuart Shalom (not pictured)

Prizes were presented by Bhim Ruia.

(Full results are bottom right of this page)

 

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)

BERNARD GOLDENFIELD
BERNARD GOLDENFIELD

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)


The 2019 Michelle Brunner Memorial

The annual Michelle Brunner Mixed Pivot Teams Event took place on Saturday 20th July.  Sixteen teams took part in this charity event in aid of Christie Hospital and St Anne's Hospice which is he;d in fond memory of Michelle.

An amazing £2,060 was raised for the two charities - thankyou to everyone who so kindly donated raffle prizes. Thanks also to Kevin Comrie who spoke of his memories of Michelle and to Henry Bissell for directing and to all others who assisted with the success of the event.
 
Congratulations to the winners Tracy Capal, Paddy Murphy, Matt Foster and David Flacks and to the best non-expert team Nicki Decent, Ann Whitehead, Andy Green and Hilary Boydell. 
 
Full results are bottom right of this page.

Winners


Winners

Paddy Murphy, Tracy Capal, David Flacks, Matt Foster

 

Non-expert team

Non-expert winners

Nicki Decent, Hilary Boydell, Ann Whitehead, Andy Green

 

Green Point Teams

The first event of the 2019-20 season took place at Altrincham on Sunday 21st July. 26 teams took part and, winning by a small margin, were Ollie Burgess, Mark Weeks, Gillian Fawcett and Catherine Draper, the last two practicing for the Women's World Championships in China in September.  . 
Full results are on the Altrincham club web site.

Blue Point Teams

Congratulations to Neil Thomas, Nicholas Greer, John Currie and Rodney Lighton who won at Preston on Sunday 13th January, just ahead of John Holland, Alan Mould, Jackie Pye and Jeff Smith.  Results are on the Preston Bridge Club web site.

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.

 

 

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"

 

 

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.

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!”

Manchester vs Derbyshire Match

The annual match against Derbyshire took place at Cheadle Hulme Bridge Club on Sunday 14th July.  Manchester were 24 IMPs down at half time but fought back to win by 16 IMPs.  The team was Adam Wiseberg/Ann Thornton, Sylvia Massey/Herbert Potts, Elena & Marcelo Rosenbaum, Tricia Blum/Simon Townsend, Joan Lewis/Roy Higginbottom,  Andrew Jackson/Nathan Marks.  Thanks to Victor Ridding for directing.
 
Derby match
Tricia Blum, Simon Townsend, Elena Rosenbaum, Sylvia Massey,
Joan Lewis, Adam Wiseberg, Nathan Marks, Herbert Potts,
Ann Thornton, Andrew Jackson, Roy Higginbottom, Marcelo Rosenbaum
(MBC players highlighted)
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.

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

(See MCBA website for results and photos)
 

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

RESULT

CONGRATULATIONS

to Club Members

MARTIN TAYLOR & BARBARA HACKETT

who won the

HARROGATE PAIRS

last weekend.(8th/9th June)

FIRST SOCIAL