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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.

2013 Newsletters

Newsletter - June 2013

NEW MONDAY AFTERNOON DUPLICATE FORMAT

Monday afternoon duplicates are proving to be very popular with the new format of a short talk at 1.00pm by Dave Debbage followed by supervision. Start time is 1.15pm with play commencing before 1.30pm. Table money is £6.00 and teas, coffees and homemade scones are an added attraction.

 

 

SENIORS KNOCK OUT

Well done to John Hassett, Jeff Morris and John Holland together with Clive Owen from the North East who have reached the final of the Seniors Knock Out (The Gerard Faulkner Salver) after beating Derek Oram’s Hertfordshire team in the semi-final.

 

 

EASTBOURNE SPRING BANK HOLIDAY CONGRESS

Well done to Michael Byrne who won the prestigious pairs event with Simon Cope on Saturday and Sunday 25-26 May. John Holland also did very well finishing third.

 

In the Swiss Teams on Monday 27 May John Holland was in the winning team.

 

 

SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS

The Annual Bill Hughes Simultaneous Pairs will be held on Thursday 27 June 7:30 pm.

 

 

RUIA CUP

This popular SWISS TEAMS held over three sessions in May, June and July will continue on Thursday 20th June 2013. After the first round held on 16th May David Debbage’s team have a perfect score of 40 Victory Points (John Hassett, Catherine Draper & Andrew Woodcock). Can they be knocked off their perch in Round II ?

 

 

Michelle Brunner Memorial Event

Will be held on Saturday 20th July at 1.00pm with the same format as last year – a mixed pivot teams for teams of four players and a sandwich and scone buffet at half-time. The proceeds of the event and raffle will go to charity so teams are asked to donate a minimum of £10 per player.

 

 

CROCKFORDS CUP Well done to Paul Hackett who was a member of the winning team in the final of the Crockfords Cup the English National teams Championship.

 

 

MANCHESTER LEAGUE Michael Byrne’s St Titus team (Michael Newman, Gareth Hyett, Rodney Lighton, Alan Mould, Mike Bell & Sarah O’Connor) won their 4th league crown in the last six years in a nailbiting ending to the season finishing just 3 victory points ahead of the runners up.

 

 

BEN BEEVER SUNDAY INTERMEDIATE SEMINARS

 

Ben Beever has 2 more seminars remaining in June. 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).

 

 

On Sunday 2nd June Ben looks at Conventional Overcalls (Some overcalls, such as of the opponent’s suit, are pointless in a natural sense, so may be recruited for much more useful purposes. This session shows how experts use them, including a look at more recent developments.

 

The final seminar is on Sunday 9th June and is titled Introduction to Endplays (Ever been given a ruff and discard as declarer? This session shows how to force or persuade the defenders to allow you one, or make them take the risk out of a finesse.)

 

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

 

 

BORIS MENDLESOHN

We are very say to report the recent death of Boris Mendlesohn after a long illness. Back in the 1970’s and 1980’s Boris was one of the strongest rubber Bridge players in Manchester. In 1976 Boris was a member of Mary Higson’s team which won the Infirmary (now Higson) Cup.

 

 

Diary Dates For Events In The Club

Intermediate Seminar – Conventional Overcalls Sunday 2 June 3:15 pm

Swiss Pairs with Jacket Potatoes with various fillings specially prepared by Bridget – Thursday 6 June 7:30 pm

Intermediate Seminar – Introduction to Endplays Sunday 9 June 3:15 pm

Ruia Cup II – Thursday 20th June 7:30 pm

Bill Hughes North West Simultaneous Pairs – Thursday 27th June 7:30 pm

 

 

 

 

Jeff Morris and David Debbage

Manchester Bridge Club

Tel: 0161 445 3712

Mob: 07960 871035

e-mail: jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk

Last updated : 16th Jan 2014 17:29 GMT

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MANCHESTER BRIDGE CLUB

NEWSLETTER – APRIL 2013

 

 

NEW MONDAY AFTERNOON DUPLICATE FORMAT

Monday afternoon duplicates are proving to be very popular with the new format of a short talk at 1.00pm by Dave Debbage followed by supervision. Start time is 1.00 pm with play commencing before 1.30pm. Table money is £6.00 and teas, coffees and homemade scones are an added attraction.

 

SIMULTANEOUS PAIRS

EBU British Spring Pairs Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th April. Bridget will be preparing some special treats on a French theme for the Simultaneous on Thursday 11th April –so expect crusty French bread, homemade salmon pate, homemade chicken pate and a cheeseboard.

 

The EBU Spring Pairs will be held at the club on Wednesday 8th May, Thursday 9th May and Monday 13th May.

 

RUIA CUP

This popular SWISS TEAMS held over three sessions in May, June and July will start on Thursday 16th May 2013 so start organising your teams as soon as possible! Please let Jeff know if you are playing or if you are short of teammates.

 

Michelle Brunner Memorial Event

Will be held on Saturday 20th July at 1.00pm with the same format as last year – a mixed pivot teams for teams of four players and a sandwich and scone buffet at half-time. The proceeds of the event and raffle will go to charity so teams are asked to donate a minimum of £10 per player.

 

COMMISERATIONS to Catherine Draper’s team (Hassett, Debbage, Woodcock and Draper) who lost in the semi-finals of  the Hubert Phillips.

 

WELL DONE at the Northern Easter tournament in York
to John Holland, Clive Owen (North East), Bernard Goldenfield, Rhona Goldenfield who          were winners of the Swiss Teams.

 

THURSDAY NIGHT SWISS PAIRS

It is our intention to run this popular event every available Thursday. When the Ruia Cup Swiss Teams is held on the 16th May it is hoped that regular Swiss Pairs players will play and make up teams. Swiss Pairs are scheduled for 18th April, 25th April, 2nd May but not the 9th May as it is the EBU Spring Pairs Simultaneous and Bridget will be preparing something special to eat on that night

 

 

BEN BEEVER SUNDAY INTERMEDIATE SEMINARS

 

Ben Beever is holding 5 more seminars in May and June. 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 5th May and looks at Five Card Majors (Learn how to improve your bidding system and find your 5-3 fits immediately by showing 5 card majors with your opening bid).

The second seminar is on Sunday 19th May and covers Slam Practice (Following a very brief refresher seminar, this session will consist of 12 to 14  practice hands).

On Sunday 26th May, Ben will be examining Danger Hands. This session will explain how to prevent a particular opponent from gaining the lead, and when to duck if you cannot stop them doing so.).

On Sunday 2nd June Ben looks at Conventional Overcalls (Some overcalls, such as of the opponent’s suit, are pointless in a natural sense, so may be recruited for much more useful purposes.  This session shows how experts use them, including a look at more recent developments).

The fifth seminar is on Sunday 9th June and is titled Introduction to Endplays (Ever been given a ruff and discard as declarer?  This session shows how to force or persuade the defenders to allow you one, or make them take the risk out of a finesse.)

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

 

Diary Dates For Events In The Club 

EBU British Spring Pairs – Thursday 11 April 7:30 pm with food(French theme)

Swiss Pairs – Thursday 18 April 7:30 pm

Newcomers League & Swiss Pairs – Thursday 25 April 7:30 pm

Swiss Pairs – Thursday 2 May 7:30 pm

Intermediate Seminar – Five Card Majors Sunday 5 May 3:15 pm

EBU Spring Pairs – Wednesday 8 May 7:30 pm

EBU Spring Pairs – Thursday 9 May 7:30 pm with food

EBU Spring Pairs – Monday 13 May 7:30 pm

Ruia Cup I – Thursday 16 May 7:30 pm

Intermediate Seminar – Slam Practice Sunday 19 May 3:15 pm

Swiss Pairs – Thursday 23 May 7:30 pm

Intermediate Seminar – Danger Hands Sunday 26 May 3:15 pm

Swiss Pairs with Food – Thursday 30 May 7:30 pm

Intermediate Seminar – Conventional Overcalls Sunday 2 June 3:15 pm

Intermediate Seminar – Introduction to Endplays Sunday 9 June 3:15 pm

 

Jeff Morris and David Debbage

Manchester Bridge Club

Tel:  0161 445 3712 

Mob:  07960  871035

e-mail: jeff@manchesterbridge.co.uk