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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

 

 
World Championships
The World Championships are being held in Wuhan, China from 14th-28th September. 
England has a team in each of the four events: Open, Women, Mixed and Senior. 
Manchester players involved are John Holland and Alan Mould in the Seniors, Catherune Draper in the Womens and Michael Byrne in the Mixed. 
Good luck to all the teams. 
Some matches will be on BBO. 
 
Update Saturday 21st September
With only two round robin matches remaining all the England teams are in the top eight which, if they remain so, means they qualify for the knock out phase.  Best placed are the Mixed team who have been leading since round five and are now certain to qualify.  The Seniors are in fourth place 13 VPs ahead of the ninth placed team.  The Women's team is in sixth place nine VPs ahead of the ninth team.
 
RAY'S "JOG" FOR CYSTIC FIBROSIS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RAY ASHLEIGH'S AMAZING RETIREMENT  "JOG"

https://exrayraylejog.home.blog

 

"I wanted to do some walking after I retired and, in what may turn out to be a mad moment, I thought it would be a good idea to walk from Lands End to John O’Groats (LeJog).  This is a well known charity walk, often done on roads (e.g. by Ian Botham).  There are a number of books and blogs that describe the walk cross country which increases the distance from 874 miles to 1100 or more depending on the route. The route can be done, of course, from South to North or North to South (becoming JogLe!).  The advantages of LeJog include walking with the prevailing wind and (rain!) coming from behind the walker, hopefully I will be fitter by the time I get to the Pennine Way and the Highlands and a new walking route between Inverness and John O’Groats should be complete in 2020 (currently most walkers use the A9)."

Welsh Foursomes
 
Congratulations to Jeff Smith, Jeff Morris, John Hassett, Peter Foster and John Roberts who won the Welsh Fours at Wrexham over the weekend of 14-15th September. 
Full results are on the North Wales web site.
 
Winners
Peter Foster, John Roberts, John Hassett, Jeff Morris

Senior Team wins Gerard Faulkner Salver

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.

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 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.

Bridge Team on Only Connect

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.

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)
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 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.

Archive 2013
2013 ANNUAL REVIEW

Please click on the

"2013 Annual Review"

yellow tab above

to see this

interesting news report

given by Jeff at the

Club AGM held on

Sunday 29th December 2013.

What a year!!

2013 CHEADLE ROYAL CUP WINNERS
2013 CHEADLE ROYAL CUP WINNERS

2013 CHEADLE ROYAL CUP WINNERS

Congratulations to Winners

LESLEY JOHNSON & DAVID SARABOWSKI

who achieved a magnificent overall 61.16%

This is a Monday Night Competition Cup for

top scores between September & December.

2nd. James Sheppard & Michael Wymer 60.2%

3rd. George Leigh & John Moran 59.35%

(For full details click on the yellow tab above left  "Archive 2013" and then onto "2013 Cheadle Royal")

2013 BEN FRANKS PAIRS RESULTS
2013 BEN FRANKS PAIRS RESULTS

RESULTS FOR THE

2013 BEN FRANKS PAIRS

This Green Pointed Pairs Event was hosted at

The Manchester Bridge Club 

for the MCBA on Sunday 1st December 2013.

23 pairs took part and the leading 4 pairs,

with primary allegiance to Manchester,

will be invited to play in the CORWEN CUP.

1st John Currie & Kath Nelson 57.38%

2nd Nicholas Greer & Ross Allen 56.20%

3rd Alec Smalley & Barbara Lewis 56.08%

4th Ken Hassell & Raymond Semp 56.06%

Congratulations to all.

Winners of Gazette Cup 2013
Winners of Gazette Cup 2013

Congratulations to Manchester Bridge Club A Team who won the 2013 Gazette Cup.  This is an event for teams of 8.  Manchester A were winning at half time by a narrow margin of 3 VPs but extended their lead to finish the competition ahead by 11 VPs.  This was mainly due to excellent play in the second half by Mike Bell and Sarah O'Connor.  The full team was Mike Bell, Alan Nelson, John Hassett, Rodney Lighton, Sarah O'Connor, Kath Nelson, Jeff Morris and Rhona Goldenfield.

Thanks to Irene Davies and Barbara Lewis for organising this enjoyable event.

WINNERS FOR THE SECOND TIME!
WINNERS FOR THE SECOND TIME!

EBU NATIONAL SENIORS KNOCKOUT  2013

GERARD FAULKNER SALVER

This is a National EBU Event and knockout throughout.

It's the second time in the last three years that this team have won!

Pictured from left to right are

Clive Owen (North East), Jeff Morris,

John Hassett & John Holland.

THE EVE LIGHTHILL CUP
THE EVE LIGHTHILL CUP

THE EVE LIGHTHILL CUP

WINNERS 2013

The Winners of the 2013 Eve Lighthill Cup are Michael Byrne, John Holland, Rhona Goldenfield, Gary Hyett, Rodney Lighton and Ollie Burgess with a total over the 3 sessions of 86 VPs.

The full results are shown under the results tab for 12th September (when the first round was played).

EVE LIGHTHILL CUP

SECOND PLACE

Congratulations to Sid Travers, Ian Kane, Ken Hassell, David Olliver & Eve who were runners up with a splendid 81 VPs.

TONY WOOD MEMORIAL TROPHY 2013
TONY WOOD MEMORIAL TROPHY 2013

We are delighted to announce that

CHRIS HINE & STEPHEN WARD

are the winners of the

 2013 TONY WOOD MEMORIAL TROPHY.

They achieved a magnificent 62.56%

average for the period from

6th May 2013 to 26th August 2013.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Bridge For School Players at Half Term 2013
Bridge For School Players at Half Term 2013

For 2 weeks over the 2013 school/college half term holidays we are providing opportunities for young people to learn, play and compete at both Minibridge and Bridge.  These sessions will be held on Monday 11th, Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th February and also the following week on Monday 18th, Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th February.  The sessions will be held between 10.30am and 12.30pm on each of these days.  On both Mondays participants are invited to stay and play in our duplicate bridge session or supervised bridge session which start at 1.pm.

 
If you would like any further information please ring Jeff Morris on 07960871035 or ring the club on 0161 445 3712.
PETER ADER TROPHY WINNERS 2013
PETER ADER TROPHY WINNERS 2013

PETER ADER TROPHY 2013

DUPLICATE PAIRS RESULTS

This competition, which took place on Wednesday 18th December 2013,

 was closely fought between 14 pairs but congratulations go to

RHONA & BERNARD GOLDENFIELD

clear winners with a magnificent 66.37%

2nd  Tean Porteus & David Debbage 57.44%

3rd   Mike Barlow & Frank McCarthy 56.55%

2013 Newcomers League February

 

NEWCOMERS TEAMS FEBRUARY 2013

 

 

 

1

2

3

4

TOTAL

1

Judith Lambert

Ali Oliver

Carole Whitehurst

Sue Berry

 

 

- 27

 

- 33

 

- 4

 

- 64

2

Ralph Young

Rory O’Connor

Lindsay Taylor

David Bostock

 

+ 27

 

 

- 22

 

+ 2

 

+ 7

3

Adelino Santos

Kelvin Lau

Mitchell Dytham

Charles Purle

 

+ 33

 

+ 22

 

 

- 9

 

+ 46

4

Louise Vincent

Peter Collinson

Avril Hutton

Linda Fletcher

 

+ 4

 

- 2

 

+ 9

 

 

+ 11

 

MIXED PAIRS EVENT RESULTS

MIXED PAIRS EVENT RESULTS!

FROM SUNDAY 24th NOVEMBER

Congratulations to Elena & Marcelo Rosenbaum who won this event with a magnificent 69.5%!!

MIXED PAIRS EVENT RESULTS

........and to Rob Myers and Millie Jones who came second with a cracking 62.5% !

Eighteen pairs took part in this enjoyable event on Sunday evening.

Sunday Afternoon Seminar on 10th February

 Ben's final Sunday afternoon seminar in this current series is on Position and Vulnerability Considerations. This seminar will take place on Sunday 10th February and will start at 3.15pm. There will be a lesson on the subject followed by prepared hands demonstrating the topic.  There will also be a short break for refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits provided by the Club). Previous seminars in this series were Declarer Play Technique, Evaluating Your Hand  and How Best to Support Partner's Suit.

The cost for these seminars is £8 for members and £10 for non-members.

Please let Ben know of any other topics you would like Ben to cover in future seminars.

Ben is also looking at running some seminars for more advanced players in the new year, potential subjects include endplays, squeezes, 5 card majors and suit combinations.  Please let Jeff/David/Ben or any Committee member whether these topics would interest you or if there are other topics you would like Ben to cover.

Newsletter January 2013

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2013

 

 

CHANNEL TROPHY

 

Sarah O'’Connor, Sinead Bird, Kirstyn Fuller & Laura Bonney represented England girls in the international match against Holland, France and Belgium in December 2012 where they finished equal second.  Rob Myers represented England in the Under 25 Team and Michael Byrne was Non Playing Captain of the winning Under 20 Team.

 

 

BEN BEEVER SUNDAY INTERMEDIATE SEMINARS

 

Ben Beever is holding 4 more seminars in January and February. All the seminars will take place on Sunday afternoons starting at 3.15pm. There will be a lesson on the subject followed by prepared hands demonstrating the topic. There will also be a short break for refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits provided by the Club).

 

The first seminar is on Sunday 13th January and looks at Declarer Play Technique. The second seminar is on Sunday 20th January and covers Evaluating Your Hand. On Sunday 3rd February, Ben will be examining how best to Support Partner's Suit and on Sunday 10th February Ben looks at Position and Vulnerability Considerations.

 

The cost for these seminars is £8 for members and £10 for non-members.

 

BEGINNERS CLASSES

 

Susan Triggs and Dave Debbage start an afternoon Beginners Class on Monday 14th January at 1.30pm

 

Ben Beever will be doing a five lesson Fundamentals of Bidding Course on Tuesday 15th January starting at 7.30pm.This is a follow up to the Basic Beginners Course and an excellent revision opportunity for those that want to revise their bidding.

 

Ben Beever starts his next Basic Beginners Class on Wednesday 16th January at 7.30pm. This is a five lesson introduction to the basics of card play and the cost is £50 for the course.

 

 

SANTA CLAUS PAIRS

 

In an excellent turnout of 16 tables the winners were the formidable pairing of Jason Hackett and Rob Myers with Bernard & Rhona Goldenfield second and Edward Levy and Mike Burtt in third.

 

CHEADLE ROYAL CUP

 

Congratulations to John Parsons & Nicholas Greer who won this Monday night event counting scores from September to December.

 

YEAR END CONGRESS - BLACKPOOL

 

Well done to David Debbage and Edward Levy who came third in the Swiss Pairs and to Tracy Capal who was part of the winning team.

 

YEAR END CONGRESS - LONDON

 

John Holland came second in partnership with Ben Green in the Swiss Pairs. In the teams Paul Hackett was a member of the second placed team while Michael Byrne was a member of the team in third place.

 

MANCHESTER CONGRESS

Well done to Tracy Capal who won the Pairs playing with Liz Muir and to John Holland and Michael Byrne who were part of the winning team in the Championship teams. Also extremely well done to Christine Barrowclough and Nic Tarrier who finished second  in  the Players Progress Cup on the Saturday and to David Owen who won the Kevin Comrie Cup on the Sunday in partnership with Irish visitor Leo McCormac.

 

 

Diary Dates For Events In The Club 

 

British Winter Simultaneous Pairs – Wednesday 9th January 7:30 pm

British Winter Simultaneous Pairs – Thursday 10th January 7:30 pm

 

Intermediate Seminar – Declarer Play Technique Sunday 13 January 3:15 pm

 

Afternoon Beginners Class - Monday 14th January 1:30 pm

Bidding Revision Course –Tuesday 15th January 7.30pm

Basic Beginners Course –Wednesday 16th January 7.30pm

 

National Pairs – Thursday 17th January 7:30 pm

 

Intermediate Seminar – Evaluating Your Hand Sunday 20 January 3:15 pm

Debutantes Duplicate – Thursday 31st January 7:30 pm

Intermediate Seminar – Supporting Partner’s Suit Sunday 3rd February 3:15 pm

 

Bridge England Simultaneous Pairs – Wednesday 6th February 7:30 pm

 

Cantor Cup -  An event for Beginners and Inexperienced Duplicate Players  – Sunday 17th February 2:00 pm

 

Intermediate Seminar – Position & Vulnerability Sunday 10th February 3:15 pm

Newcomers League 1st Session – Thursday 28th February 7:30 pm

 

 

Jeff Morris and David Debbage

Manchester Bridge Club

Tel:  0161 445 3712 

Mob:  07960  871035

e-mail: jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk