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Welcome to

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)

Ring the club on 0161 445 3712  or Dave on 07717 252114 for any clarification

or email daviddebbage@hotmail.co.uk

 

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.

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.)

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.
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)
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)

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)

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.

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 Tony Wood Cup

This Monday Evening Duplicate Pairs Contest runs from

May 2019 until the end of August 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.

2019 AGM

 

 

AGM of MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

7th April 2019

 

Activity Review by Jeff Morris

 

Monday Afternoons

David Debbage offers a short presentation on a different topic each week before supervising a duplicate session for improvers.  The session starts at 1.00pm and during 2018 has maintained a regular loyal following.

 

Monday Evening Duplicates

This continues to grow and be successful – attracting both established players and some of the newer members.  There are three different competitions each year held on a Monday night – all keenly fought.

From January to the end of April we hold the Geoff Nuttall Trophy which is awarded to the best performance by an individual player which in 2018 was won by David Sarabowski.

From May to the end of August we hold the Tony Wood Memorial Trophy for pairs and in 2018 it was won by David Sarabowski and Lesley Johnson.

Our oldest events, the Cheadle Royal Cup was held from September to the end of December 2018 and was won by Stephen Ward and Chris Hine.

 

Tuesday Evenings

During the course of 2018 the format has been a short lesson followed by a supervised duplicate session. 

Numbers have dropped off as players have moved on to other sessions but the graduates of Dave Debbage’s beginners sessions and less experienced players returning to the game are finding this format most helpful. Josh Clarke does the supervision.  

 

Wednesday Evening Duplicates

Wednesday night has traditionally been the night where you will find some of the club’s best duplicate players and the results of the best 21 performances on Wednesdays decides the winner of the Club Championship.

In the year ending 30th April 2018, Eve Lighthill was winner of the Club Championship.

During 2018 it was nice to see some of the less experienced players join the sessions and it is essential for the continuation of our flagship duplicate that more such players support it on a regular basis.

 

Thursday Evenings

The introduction of Swiss Pairs on a Thursday night has proved one of the club’s great success stories.   Regular turn outs are between eight and ten tables.

From January to May players compete for the John Bird Memorial Trophy which was won for the third year running by Nicolas Greer.

From October to the end of December the Trophy played for is the Merton Cantor Cup donated by one of Merton’s former team mates, Bill Atherton and this was also won by Nicolas.

 

Teams

The club continues to encourage less experienced players to participate in the Manchester League and in 2018 a good proportion of the teams in the bottom two divisions came from the club.

The club also organises a number of teams’ events during the course of the year.

The oldest events are The Ruia Cup held once a month over May, June and July and The Eve Lighthill Trophy held on three Thursdays in September. 

In 2018 the Ruia was won by Eve Lighthill, Sid Travers, Elena Rosenbaum, Marcello Rosenbaum and Bob Cooke.  The 2018 Eve Lighthill Trophy was won by Sam Herman, David Evans, Stuart Shalom, Mike Clarke, Irving & Joy Blakey and Peter Jones.  

 

The other teams’ events we organise are the Michelle Brunner Memorial Charity Event which is a Mixed Pivot Swiss Teams and the Martin Braid Memorial Event which is simply a Swiss Pivot Teams. 

In 2018, the winner of the Martin Braid Memorial Event was Ollie Burgess’s team (Alan Mould, Adrian Kenworthy, Rob Myers and Ollie) and the best placed non expert team were David Tilley, Wei Che Tham and Daniel Kelsall.

The Michelle Brunner Memorial was won by Jeff Smith, Jackie Pye, John Holland and Alan Mould. The best placed intermediate team was Iain Mackie, Hilary Boydell, Rose Davenport and Simon Townsend.  

The Michelle event attracted 16 teams and £1860 was raised and donated to Christie Hospital and St Ann’s Hospice.  Fifteen tables took part in the Martin Braid event which had prize money sponsored by Susan Braid. 

A raffle at the Martin Braid event raised £500 for the British Heart Foundation.

 

Rubber Bridge

Most afternoons there is usually a game or two of Chicago with stakes of 50p and above.

With duplicate players coming up to retirement age, playing Chicago is a way of getting a good standard bridge game in an afternoon with a scoring system similar to duplicate.

 

Sunday Seminars

We have a lot of improvers in the club and many are keen to attend Ollie’s workshops on Sunday afternoons which have proved extremely popular during all of 2018.

 

Other Club Events

 

Santa Claus Pairs

This is the Club’s Annual Open Christmas Event played over two sessions with a famous Christmas buffet at the interval. For the last weekend event at Palatine Road eleven tables took part.

There was a good standard field and the winners in 2018 were Irving and Joy Blakey. Dan Crofts and Ollie were second  - maintaining Dan Crofts incredible record with two wins in 2017 and 2016.

                                                                                                                                                                      

Peter Ader Trophy

A one session pairs for this trophy in memory of Peter Ader was won by Martin Taylor and Justin Hackett on the last Wednesday before Christmas 2018.