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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!!"

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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.