MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB
NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2013
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.
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.
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