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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

 

Manchester vs Derbyshire Match

The annual match against Derbyshire took place at Cheadle Hulme Bridge Club on Sunday 14th July.  Manchester were 24 IMPs down at half time but fought back to win by 16 IMPs.  The team was Adam Wiseberg/Ann Thornton, Sylvia Massey/Herbert Potts, Elena & Marcelo Rosenbaum, Tricia Blum/Simon Townsend, Joan Lewis/Roy Higginbottom,  Andrew Jackson/Nathan Marks.  Thanks to Victor Ridding for directing.
 
Derby match
Tricia Blum, Simon Townsend, Elena Rosenbaum, Sylvia Massey,
Joan Lewis, Adam Wiseberg, Nathan Marks, Herbert Potts,
Ann Thornton, Andrew Jackson, Roy Higginbottom, Marcelo Rosenbaum
(MBC players highlighted)
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)

THE RUIA CUP MULTIPLE TEAMS COMPETITION 2019

This has taken place over 3 sessions

with the final having been played

on Tuesday 9th July. 

Congratulations to First Place Winners

Peter Carey-Yard, Michael Greaney,Tricia Blum & Simon Townsend

and to

the Second Place team

Sam Herman, David Sarabowski, Howard Kaye & Stuart Shalom (not pictured)

Prizes were presented by Bhim Ruia.

(Full results are bottom right of this page)

RESULTS

HARROGATE PAIRS

Congratulations to club members Martin Taylor & Barbara Hackett who won the Harrogate Pairs last weekend (6/7 July)

RESULTS
EBU Summer Seniors

Congratulations to John Holland and Raymond Semp who won the Swiss Teams at Eastbourne with Frank Wharton and Geoff Foley from Middlesex by a large margin on 7th July.

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 Tony Wood Cup

This Monday Evening Duplicate Pairs Contest runs from

May 2019 until the end of August 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.

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