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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

 

HAPPY 95th SHIRLEY!
HAPPY 95th SHIRLEY!

DOESN'T SHE LOOK GREAT?

HAPPY 95th BIRTHDAY SHIRLEY!!

....and she came top this afternoon!

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

(See MCBA website for results and photos)
 

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.

 

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.

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.

2012 December Newsletter

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2012

CELTIC SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS-THURSDAY 6th DECEMBER 2012

Celtic Simultaneous Pairs with home made soup and crusty bread refreshments. Green point event - table money 10.00. Pit your wits against our Celtic neighbours next Thursday evening, 6th December at 7.30.p.m. and sample Bridget's delicious chicken soup with crusty bread (vegetarian option)- ideal for a winter's night! NOTE THIS IS A GREEN POINTED EVENT RUN BY ECATS. Partners always found.

BEN BEEVER SUNDAY INTERMEDIATE SEMINARS

Ben Beever's final seminar this year is on 9th December on Recommended Conventions including Transfers (we tell you about the most useful gadgets to polish up your bidding). The cost of this seminar is 8 for Members and 10 for non-members. The price includes tea, coffee and biscuits during a brief break. Start time is 3.15. There will be a short talk followed by a series of hands which will help you to learn the useful conventions covered.

CRAZY PAIRS

The University of Manchester Bridge Club are hosting another event at Manchester Bridge Club and they would like to welcome any bridge players who would like to support their University Bridge Club to come along and play at these events.

This event, on Thursday 13th December (a 7.30 pm start), is Crazy Pairs. This is a casual event where the rules of bridge are mixed up while playing. Sounds simple? Try : bidding a contract without being able to bid black suits, bidding a contract only to be told you're in a higher or lower contract or even in a different suit, playing a contract out but anti-clockwise. Sounds interesting? Give it a go! All abilities welcome.

SANTA CLAUS PAIRS

Get your entry in for the Santa Claus Pairs which is being held on Sunday 16th December. This is a two session event starting with Welcome Drinks at 1.30pm. The first session starts at 2 pm with our sumptuous Christmas Buffet being served between sessions. Entries are limited so book early to avoid disappointment. The entry fee is 27.50 per player. The 1st prize is 150 and 2nd prize is 80. There will be a small gift for every-one attending. Coffee and mince pies will be served at the end of the competition.

CHRISTMAS PARTY

Christmas Party and Duplicate Monday 17th December 2012 7.30pm for Monday Evening players. Also this is the last session of the Cheadle Royal Cup.

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB AGM – SUNDAY 30TH DECEMBER 2012

This year's AGM will take place on Sunday 30th December at 6.30 pm. The meeting will be followed by a buffet at 7.00 pm and a Duplicate session at 7.30 pm. Jeff and David, with the help of the Committee, have put in place many new suggestions and requests made by Members in response to our questionnaire. We hope as many Members as possible will attend this year's AGM so we can continue to get Members' views on the changes we have put in place, along with new ideas for 2013. Any nominations for Committee should be made to Jeff before 6.00pm on the 29th December 2012.

CLUB OPENING HOURS OVER FESTIVE SEASON

The club will close Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day. We will, however, be open for rubber bridge every afternoon after Boxing Day(including New Years Eve and New Years Day) and for duplicate in the evenings on Thursday 27th December 2012 , Wednesday 2nd January 2013 and Thursday 3rd January 2013.

MANCHESTER CONGRESS

Manchester’s much loved congress will this year be held at a new venue over the weekend of 5th and 6th January 2013.The venue will be the Victoria and Albert Hotel, Water Street. There will be two great one session events for players new to tournament bridge –on the Saturday starting at 1.00pm the Players Progress Cup and on the Sunday the Kevin Comrie Cup starting at 11.00pm. All entries should be sent to Jeff Smith Tel: 0161 702 3773 Mobile: 07976 794390 Email: jasmith@nildram.co.uk.

CHANNEL TROPHY

Five players from the club will be representing England in the Under 25 International match against Holland, France and Belgium on the 22nd and 23rd December. Sarah O’Connor, Sinead Bird, Kirstyn Fuller and Laura Bonney will be playing in the Under 25 Girls Team and Rob Myers will be playing in the Under 25 Open Team.

Diary Dates For Events In The Club

Celtic Simultaneous Pairs Thursday 6th December 2012 7.30pm

SeminarRecommended Conventions including Transfers Sun 9th Dec. 3:15 pm

Crazy Pairs – Thursday 13th December 7:30 pm

Santa Claus Pairs – Sunday 16th December 1:30 pm for drinks

Christmas Party – Monday 17th December 7:30 pm

Peter Ader Memorial Pairs – Wednesday 19th December 7:30 pm

Duplicate - Thurs 27th December 2012 7.30pm

AGM and Duplicate – Sunday 30th December 6:30 pm

Duplicate –Wednesday 2nd January 2013 7.30pm. First Session Geoff Nuttall Memorial

Swiss Pairs –Thursday 3rd January 2013 7.30 pm

Jeff Morris and David Debbage

ManchesterBridge Club

Tel: 0161 445 3712

Mob: 07960 871035

e-mail: jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk