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Welcome to

MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

 

 

Now firmly established in our new home premises at

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

 

RESULT

Pachabo

Congratulations to the team of John Holland, Alan Mould, Michael Byrne and Michael Newman who retained the Pachabo Trophy (inter-county teams of four) over the weekend of 8-9th June at Coventry.  Manchester were in the top four throughout the event, towards the end they were vying with Hants& Isle of Wight for the top spot.  Hants & Isle of Wight won their last match by a comfortable margin.  Although Manchester lost their last match by the narrowest margin they held on to the top spot by 1.5 points.  This continues Manchester's fine record in this event with the third win since 2015, the other two years they finished second.
RESULT

CONGRATULATIONS

to Club Members

MARTIN TAYLOR & BARBARA HACKETT

who won the

HARROGATE PAIRS

last weekend.

BERNARD GOLDENFIELD
BERNARD GOLDENFIELD

It is with great sadness that we inform members of the sad psssing of Bernard Goldenfield.

His funeral was held on Thursday 6th June at Philips Park Cemetery.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends at this sad time. 

(A full obituary is posted on the MCBA Website)

EBU 6 Jun 2019

Rare Bridge Mention on Virgin Radio

Yesterday morning during the The Chris Evans Breakfast Show with Sky on Virgin Radio, 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

RESULTS

John Armstrong Swiss Pairs

Congratulations to Paul Beckwith and Andy Green on finishing second in the Mersey Green Point Swiss at Deva on 19th May.  Full results are on the Mersey and Cheshire web site.
RESULTS

Goldstone

This year's final was held on Thursday 23rd May at 7pm at Cheadle Hulme Bridge Club between St Titus (Michael Byrne, Michael Newman, John Holland, Rodney Lighton and Gary Hyett) and New Connections (Roger Hopton, David Fussell, Gillian MacMullan and Neil Thomas).  New Connections started well winning the first set by six, but St Titus then won the second and third sets to lead by 17, the final set also went St Titus's way for another 10 IMPs, but a well fought and enjoyable final.  St Titus will represent Manchester in the inter county Pachabo competition in June, when the team will be Michael Newman, Michael Byrne, John Holland and Alan Mould.
RESULTS

Schapiro Spring Foursomes

The EBU's prestigious double elimination tournament took place from 3rd to 8th May.  By Sunday evening, after five rounds, David Debbage and Paul Hackett playing in the Sansom team, Alan Mould and John Holland playing in the Penfold team and Michael Byrne playing in the Allerton team were still in contention, albeit each having lost one match.  Play continued on Bank Holiday Monday and on the Tuesday for the final which was won by Justin and Jason Hackett playing in the Mossop team.
 
RESULTS

Buffett Cup

The 2019 Buffett Cup took place in China this year, in the southern coastal city of Haikou, capital of Hainan Province.

Starting on 24th April and running until 28th April, the competition included a team from Europe, the United States and China, each team consisting of 8 players. The Buffett Cup is similar to the prestigious Ryder Cup of golf and Davis Cup of tennis. Each squad has a number of players who compete in multiple formats. The outcome of the event is determined by the aggregate results of the segments.

First held in 2006, the Buffett Cup consists of pairs, teams, and individual competitions. The event is named after world-renowned businessman Warren Buffett, lifelong bridge devotee and competitor.

This year there were two English Pairs playing for Europe:

For more information about the event visit the Buffett Cup website.

The final result saw the USA team in first place with 972.3 and Jason and Justin's European team coming a very close second with 967.7.

RESULTS

Higson Finals

The finals of the Higson Cup and Plate were held at Altrincham on Sunday 28th April.  Congratulations to Agamemnon who held on to their half time lead to win by 5 VPs ahead of St Titus in the cup.
(Full details are on the MCBA and Altrincham Websites)
RESULTS

Teltscher Trophy Result

England regain the Teltscher Trophy

The Teltscher Trophy - the 'senior Camrose' competition - took place in April. This year the event was held in Edinburgh, Scotland.

The England team (pictured from left to right: Norman Selway, Gunnar Hallberg, Paul Hackett, Brian Senior, John Holland, David Mossop and NPC Simon Cochemé) were victorious, winning all 10 matches on the way to the trophy.

Last year's champions Scotland were runners up.

 

 

AGM of MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

Sunday 7th April 2019

Members attending participated in a brief round-up by Jeff of last years' exciting news items culminating in the move to Fallowfield. This was followed by a delicious supper prepared  and served by Eylem and a duplicate from 7.30pm.

Jeff's Review of 2018 Activities, Successes and Results are now under the yellow tab top left of this page marked "2019 AGM"

 

 

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

*************

2019 Tony Wood Cup

This Monday Evening Duplicate Pairs Contest runs from

May 2019 until the end of August 2019

*************

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.

Rubber Bridge Scoring

RUBBER BRIDGE SCORING

 

  1. Each table has 2 packs of cards (different colours). Players cut for the first deal and the winner picks the colour of the pack to be dealt. The cards are shuffled by the player to the dealer’s left and then cut by the player to the dealer’s right. The dealer then deals and the dealer’s partner, meanwhile, shuffles the other pack and places it to their right hand side.

 

  1. Bidding and play are similar (although scoring affects how high the bidding needs to go and only simple systems are usually allowed) but, in Rubber Bridge, the Declarer plays both their hand and Dummy’s hand and all four players play their cards into a pile in front of Declarer. Whoever wins the round then gather all 4 cards in front of them as 1 trick.

 

  1. A game is won by the first pair to score 100 or more points for successful contracts ‘below the line’. This may take several deals.

 

  1. The score is kept of a sheet divided into two columns headed ‘WE’ and ‘THEY’ with a horizontal line across the page half way down. Scores for successful contracts are entered ‘below the line’ and count towards winning a game. Other scores, such as overtrick bonus’, undertrick penalties etc. are entered ‘above the line’ and do not count towards winning the game but do count towards the final score.

 

  1. Vulnerability is very important in Rubber Bridge. A pair who have already won a game are said to be vulnerable and are subject to higher bonuses and penalties as a result.

 

TRICK SCORE

Scored below the line by declarer's side.

RUBBER, GAME, PARTSCORE, CONTRACT FULFILLED

 

TRUMP CONTRACT

 

C

D

H

S

For each trick over six, bid and made

http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gifUndoubled

20

20

30

30

http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gifDoubled

40

40

60

60

http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gifRedoubled

80

80

120

120

 

 

NO TRUMP CONTRACT 

 

Undoubled

Doubled

Redoubled

For the first trick over six, bid & made 

           40

80

160

For each additional trick over six, bid & made      

           30

60

           120

 

The first side to score 100 points below the line, in one or more hands, wins a GAME. When a game is won, both sides start without trick score toward the next game. First side to win two games wins the RUBBER POINTS.

 

In addition, the declarer’s side scores 50 points above the line “for the insult” if they succeed in making a doubled contract – 100 points for making a redoubled contract!

 

PREMIUM SCORE

Scored above the line by declarer's side.

For winning the RUBBER, if opponents have won no game

700

 

For winning the RUBBER, if opponents have won one game

500

 

For having won the only game in an UNFINISHED RUBBER

300

 

For having the only PARTSCORE in an unfinished game

100

 

For making any DOUBLED contract

50

 

For making any REDOUBLED contract

100

 

 

SLAMS

For making a SLAM

Not Vulnerable

Vulnerable

http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gifSmall Slam (12 tricks), bid and made

500

750

http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gifGrand Slam (all 13 tricks), bid and made

1000

1500

 

 

OVERTRICKS

For each OVERTRICK

Not Vulnerable

Vulnerable

http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gif(tricks made in excess of contract)
 

http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gifUndoubled

Trick Value

Trick Value

http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gifDoubled

100

200

http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gifRedoubled

200

400

 
 

HONOURS

Scored above the line by either side:

For holding four of the five trump HONOURS
http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gif(A, K, Q, J, 10) in one hand

100

 

For holding all five trump HONOURS
http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gif(A, K, Q, J, 10) in one hand

150

 

For holding all four ACES in one hand
http://www.bridgehands.com/Laws/ACBL/Rubber/ind20.gifin a No Trump contract

150

 

 

 

UNDERTRICK PENALTIES

Tricks by which declarer fails to fulfill the contract: scored above the line by declarer's opponents, if contract is not fulfilled.

 

 

Not Vulnerable

 

Undoubled

Doubled

Redoubled

For first undertrick

50

100

200

For second and third undertrick

50

200

400

For each additional undertrick

50

300

600

 

 

Vulnerable

 

Undoubled

Doubled

Redoubled

For first undertrick

100

200

400

For each additional undertrick

100

300

600