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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

 

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OLLIE IS BLOOMING!!!!

If you can just about read this article you'll see that Ollie is really starting to put his stamp on his new Bridge World.

You will remember that he recently went to the Young Chelse Bridge Club as their new Manager and is thriving.

I am in touch with Ollie of course and am forging strong links between our two clubs. 

David

https://youtu.be/uXl08m834is

Quick Hands 6 - Short Club and 2NT Rebid

Sam and David are exploring the bids in a Short Club convention. Today we use a 2NT rebid and a club check back to sign off in 3D.

https://youtu.be/DdCl8LCFNY4

Quick Hands 5 - Short Club with 2D Sign Off

Sam and David are exploring the bids in a Short Club convention. Today we use a club check back to sign off in 2D.

MCB Bridge Video: Short Club Convention - 1♣ Opener

https://youtu.be/jSQnGbXeJk4

Short Club Convention - 1♣ Opener

What kind of hand can open 1♣ using the short club convention? How is short club different from better minor? This is what we are looking into.

MBC BRIDGE VIDEO #4 with Sam Knox and Dave Debbage

https://youtu.be/PV4tVJsZq0M

Quick Hands 4 - Short Club and Diamond Game Forcing Checkback

Sam and David are exploring the bids in a Short Club convention. Today we use a game forcing diamond check back to see if partner has a major suit fit.

MBC BRIDGE VIDEO #3 with Sam Knox and Dave Debbage

https://youtu.be/r1Q2NCf8fCM

Quick Hands 3 - Short Club and No Trump

MBC BRIDGE VIDEO #2 with Sam Knox and Dave Debbage

https://youtu.be/BAOglRCWoeM

MBC BRIDGE VIDEO #1 with Sam Knox and Dave Debbage

https://youtu.be/0g486wCWRRc

WILL MBC RE-OPEN?

The simple answer is "definitely but not just yet".

We understand that a few clubs have taken the surprising decision to re-open.

We believe, however, that this is extremely unwise and goes against current EBU and governmental recommendations regardless of how many additional safety features are in place.

The safety of our members, guests and staff remain our absolute priority and we will not take any risks to endanger anyone.

We are, of course, constantly reviewing this situation and rest assured that we will be together again as soon as it is safe to do so.

 

For all our members who have already switched or are considering moving to 5 Card Majors and 2 over 1 Game Forcing, this book by Neil Rosen is perhaps the closest to the systems taught at Manchester Bridge Club.

It is easy to read, structured and offers many quizzes and examples to test your understanding. Highly recommended!!

If you would like a copy please contact David so we might organize a bulk order from Manchester Bridge Club and perhaps a better price.

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CORONAVIRUS

We have had to take the unwanted decision to close the Club until further notice.

Please look after yourselves and each other during this difficult time and keep in touch by phone and email even if we can't meet up for a while.

RESULTS

PREMIER GRAND MASTERS PAIRS WINNERS 2020

This prestigious EBU event has just taken place in Stratford-upon-Avon

and has been won by MBC's

DAVID DEBBAGE & PAUL HACKETT

2020 Premier Grand Masters Pairs winners

How fantastic - well done to you both!

EBU 21 FEB 2020

John Holland tops Master Point list

For the third year in a row, John Holland has won the Sunday Telegraph Salver, for the most Master Points earned in the calendar year.

John, who has won the competition on seven previous occasions, earned 25,760 points in 2019. Gary Hyett, was second with 23,083. Mike Bell was third with 21,562.

CONGRATULATIONS!

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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: 07717 252114 or davedebbage@hotmail.co.uk

Thankyou.

NEWCOMERS & IMPROVERS

ACTIVITIES FOR NEWCOMERS AND IMPROVERS

WILL RECOMMENCE ONCE COVID-19 ISSUES ARE RESOLVED

 

Manchester Bridge Club provides Foundation Courses for Beginners

in both Card Play and Bidding

and also ensures plenty of activities to help and support players who are keen to improve.

 

You do not need to have a partner - just come along and partners will be found.

 

 

 

COMPLETE BEGINNERS FOUNDATION COURSES

New courses for Beginners are held throughout the year at regular intervals both in the evening and during the day.

 

Details of these Courses, thier content and dates are on the Beginners' Courses Page.

Please contact David at the Club for more information or to enrol.

 

There are a number of ongoing activities for Newcomers and Improvers:-

 

 

MONDAY AFTERNOON SUPERVISED DUPLICATE WITH DAVID DEBBAGE at 1pm

(Suitable for Improvers & Refreshers)

David gives a brief lesson at 1pm followed by Supervised Duplicate finishing around 4.15pm

Partners always found.

 

TUESDAY EVENING SUPERVISED PLAY CLASS & LESSON WITH DAVID DEBBAGE at 7.30pm

(Suitable for Newcomers, Improvers & Refreshers)

David talks for about 30 minutes on the topic of the day and then helps and advises during the following supervised duplicate. Partners always found.

 

WEDNESDAY EVENING SUPERVISED PLAY CLASS at 7.30pm 

(Suitable for Newcomers and Improvers)

 

THURSDAY EVENING SWISS PAIRS at 7.30pm

(Suitable for Improvers upwards)

This is not supervised play but is an ideal stepping stone to  'the real thing!'

After the first round your pair is matched against players of a similar standard so it's a friendly and enjoyable experience but a good opportunity to mix with people who are more experienced.

 

 

SUNDAY SEMINAR WORKSHOPS with NICHOLAS GREER from 2.30pm to 5pm (NB - keep an eye on the Home Page!)

 

The seminar starts with a comprehensive topic discussion followed by numerous topic specific practice hands.  

The cost of the seminar is £10.00 for members, £5 for students and £12 for visitors.  This includes refreshments during the brief break.

 

Ollie is well known to members of the club and runs the Wednesday Evening Supervised Play Class.  Ollie plays bridge at International level and has represented England at both Junior Level and for the Under 28 Team including the World Bridge Games in Beijing.

Everyone is welcome to attend and you don't need a partner.  You can just turn up on the day but it would be helpful to Ollie if you could let him know in advance if you are intending to come along by emailing him at oliverburgess5@gmail.com

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - NICK'S SEMINAR WORKSHOPS:

Next Seminar / Workshop is on Sunday 19th January at 2.30pm - See Home Page for full details

 

Any enquiries please contact David Debbage at Manchester Bridge Club

Tel:       0161 445 3712

Mobile: 07717 252114

e-mail:  daviddebbage@hotmail.co.uk