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 email@example.com
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!!"
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
11 Feb 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
Club Duplicate at 7.30pm
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)
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.
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.
Green Point Pairs
THIS SUNDAY 7th APRIL
£5 RELAXED DUPLICATE
“Come and join in Dave’s first (brief!) AGM news roundup ...it’s been quite a year!”
♥ 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.
A FOUR WEEK EVENING COURSE STARTING
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 email@example.com for further information and / or to enrol
"It's good fun and you'll be very welcome!"
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
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.
TUESDAY 8th JANUARY at 7.30pm
Manchester Bridge Club, 81 Wellington Road, Fallowfield, Manchester M14 6BN
(This is our new home from 2nd January 2019 which we will share with
Fallowfield Bowling and Lawn Tennis Club)
This Course offers the best lessons in the county,
and is run by David Debbage, one of England's leading experienced Bridge teachers.
The course consists of two four week modules
at a cost of £50 for each module.
The first four lessons concentrate on Play
and the second four lessons on Bidding
Manchester Bridge Club runs a series of Foundation Courses for those interested in learning to play Bridge in a relaxed and very sociable environment,
Lessons last for approximately 2 hours with a break for refreshments provided by the Club at half time.
Please contact Dave at the Club on 0161 445 3712 or 07717252114 or email him on firstname.lastname@example.org for details and to secure your place.
By popular request we are having another
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.
“This will be bridge at its best!!”
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org )
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.
(For further details please contact either Dave or Tessa (email@example.com)
The Cantor Cup
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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.
EITHER take the A34 south and turn right at Mauldeth Rd. West. Take second right on to Wellington Rd.
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.
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.
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.
Preston Blue Point Pairs
5th-6th January 2019
Victoria and Albert Hotel Spinningfields