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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

 

 
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. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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)
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

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

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.

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)

Happy New Year 2019

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

A FOUR WEEK EVENING COURSE STARTING

TONIGHT!

on

 WEDNESDAY 4th SEPTEMBER

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

 

 

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.

 

 

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