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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

 

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BILL HIRST
BILL HIRST

We are sad to have to pass on the news that Bill has passed away following complications after surgery.. He was a great supporter of Manchester Bridge Club and served on our MBC Committee in the early 80's. He had a great love of tournament bridge and was a keen and successful rubber bridge player at Palatine Road. I last played with him 20 years ago and we were due to play together this year at Killarney.

There is a full obituary for him on the MBCA website,

He was the current holder of the EBU Seniors Congress Teams and Pairs in addition to his other successes. He also served as NPC for the English Open Team in the European Championships in Pu, France in 2008. He and John Hassett finished top of the Butlers in the 2006 European Seniors Teams in Warsaw. He was very easy to play with and had good victories with a number of partners including Leslie Klein, Alan Nelson, and Jeremy Dhondy - and of course his son Andrew!

He will be missed.

Jeff Morris

RICHARD FLEISCHMAN
RICHARD FLEISCHMAN

We have heard that Richard Fleischman sadly passed away in March this year.

He was a much loved regular visitor to Manchester from America since the days of the Central Bridge Club in the late 1960s.

He was initially very friendly with Irving Blakey and over the years made a number of visits to Manchester as part of his academic research forming close friendships with Irving and Joy, Leslie Klein, Kevin and Celia Comrie, Michelle Brunner and John Holland plus many others.

He stayed with us for about a month on one of his visits in the 1980s which was particularly memorable for him being chased around our house by our young daughter Leonie brandishing her toy snake! 

Our condolences and best wishes go to his friends and family.

Jeff Morris 

(You can also read a lovely obituary for Richard on The Herald Tribune website which you might like to search for on-line)

REVOLUTIONARY SCREENS
REVOLUTIONARY SCREENS

Signs of things to come maybe?.......or maybe not!!!

THE MUTTON CUP
THE MUTTON CUP

The Mutton Cup is organised by Jason Hackett. Last year some MBC players took part in this competition in Madrid and Jason is holding another on 13-15 August when quite a few of our members are hoping to play. Jason is also hosting on-line bridge games called Satellite Pairs and Peter Jones  won the spot prize recently,

For all our members who have already switched or are considering moving to 5 Card Majors and 2 over 1 Game Forcing, this book by Neil Rosen is perhaps the closest to the systems taught at Manchester Bridge Club.

It is easy to read, structured and offers many quizzes and examples to test your understanding. Highly recommended!!

If you would like a copy please contact David so we might organize a bulk order from Manchester Bridge Club and perhaps a better price.

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CORONAVIRUS

We have had to take the unwanted decision to close the Club until further notice.

Please look after yourselves and each other during this difficult time and keep in touch by phone and email even if we can't meet up for a while.

RESULTS

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Championship Pairs - Played Sunday 8th March 2020 - Won by Paul & Dave!

This all play all green pointed event was played at the County HQ, Wolverhampton Bridge Club on Sunday 8th March in two sessions with a total of 45 boards. 

The winners were Paul Hackett & David Debbage. 

The first three pairs have qualified to play in the national event for the Corwen Trophy on 30th and 31st May 2020 at Kents Hill Park Training and Conference Centre, Milton Keynes.

13 MAR 2020

World Bridge Games Open Teams Trial Underway

The World Bridge Games Open Teams Trials are currently underway, taking place from 13th - 17th March at the Young Chelsea Bridge Club.

There will be live coverage on Bridge Base Online from 10.30am tomorrow.

The teams will play a three-day round-robin followed by a two-day final. The winning team will earn selection to the World Bridge Games, to be held in Italy, Salsomaggiore Terme from 21st August – September 4th.

RESULTS

PREMIER GRAND MASTERS PAIRS WINNERS 2020

This prestigious EBU event has just taken place in Stratford-upon-Avon

and has been won by MBC's

DAVID DEBBAGE & PAUL HACKETT

2020 Premier Grand Masters Pairs winners

How fantastic - well done to you both!

EBU 21 FEB 2020

John Holland tops Master Point list

For the third year in a row, John Holland has won the Sunday Telegraph Salver, for the most Master Points earned in the calendar year.

John, who has won the competition on seven previous occasions, earned 25,760 points in 2019. Gary Hyett, was second with 23,083. Mike Bell was third with 21,562.

CONGRATULATIONS!

3 FEB 2020

Mossop Team wins Senior European Trials

The trials to represent England in the senior competition of the 2020 European National Teams Championship, has been won by the Mossop Team.

The winning team of David Mossop (C), Brian SeniorNorman SelwayJohn HollandPaul Hackett and Gunnar Hallberg, finished the weekend on 272 IMPs. They were 31 IMPs ahead of the Dhondy Team (Jeremy Dhondy (C), Brian CallaghanDavid KendrickAlan Mayo, John Hassett and Trevor Ward).

The European National Teams Championship, will be held in Funchal, Madeira, from the 21st to 27th June 2020.

 

Congratulations to MBC members John Holland, Paul Hackett and John Hassett!

2nd Feb 2020

Gazette Trophy Success for MBC A and B Teams!!

The inter-club teams of eight competition was held at Altrincham on Sunday 2nd February.  Ten teams competed with the competition being won by the Manchester Bridge Club A team with our B team finishing second!

Winners

Winners Manchester A
Martin Taylor, Nicholas Greer, Rhona Goldenfield, Henry Bissell, Dave Debbage, Catherine Draper, Barbara Hackett, Andrew Woodcock with Ann Thornton (MCBA)

Second

Second Manchester B
Daniel Kelsall, Karen Reissman, Irene Davies, Simon Townsend, Paul Murray, Tricia Blum, Peter Grauer, Philip Taylor with Ann Thornton (MCBA)

WELL DONE US!!!

 

Detailed results of all ther teams who took part are on the Manchester Events web site.

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