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This web site holds all details of online events including schedules, results and registration forms.

It also holds the results of events run by the Manchester County Bridge Association after 1st December 2019. 

The main web site for the county is www.manchesterbridge.org.uk

Click on County Web Site above, for more detail on the county events

Happy New Year!

Gazette Cup 2022 6th February 2022

The Gazette Cup will take place on 6th February 2022 on RealBridge 

This is a teams of 8 competition between clubs which are members of the Manchester County Bridge Association

The winning team will represent Manchester in the regional qualifier for the Garden Cities Trophy

The cost of entry is £40 and any member club can enter as many teams as they wish

Please complete the entry form below and send £40 for each entry to our bank account with the reference GC and your club name

PAYMENT

Pay by BACS   

Account Name: MCBA     
Sort Code: 01 07 20        
Account No: 41526708 

Ref : GC & your Club name

FORM

MANCHESTER BRIDGE ASSOCIATION GREEN POINTED SWISS PAIRS

 

Date:    SATURDAY MARCH 5TH 2022

Place: On REALBRIDGE

Time: 11.00am Start

Format: A two session event with a minimum of 40 boards with a short break at half time

Expected finish no later than 6.30pm

COST £20 a pair


PAYMENT

by BACS         

or contact JOY email bridgeur123@gmail,com

ACCOUNT NAME    MCBA

SORT CODE 01—07-20

Account 41526708

REFERENCE SP and name


 

FORM

Postings/Entries will appear here, but none currently posted !!
MANCHESTER CONGRESS 2022

MANCHESTER CONGRESS 2022

 

Congratulations to the winners of the events as follows

 

Michelle Brunner Trophy (pairs)

Stefano Tommasini & Imogen La Chapelle   

2nd Julian Wightwick & John Liebeshuetz

3rd Royce Alexander & Raymond Semp

 

Teams Consolation

Paul Barden, Claire Robinson, Imogen La Chapelle & Stefano Tommasini

2nd Marianne Farr, Rhona Goldenfield, Joy & Irving Blakey

3rd Eve Lighthill, David Debbage, David Sarabowski & Andy Brocklehurst

 

Bernard Goldenfield Trophy (teams)

Rob Lawy, Harry Anorkatis, Jim Grant & Stefan Lindfors

2nd Tonje Brogelan, Dag Stokkvik, Lisbeth Glaerum & Ole Arid Berset

3rd Sally Brock, Jovanka Smederevac, Mike Scoltock & Barry Myers

 

Players Progress Cup (restricted to 10 high)

Nigel Caterall & Phil Hayward

2nd Graham Fletcher & Heather Saunders

3rd Ben Anwyl & Martin Hurley

 

Kevin Comrie Cup (restricted to 10 high)

Chris Cleaver & Mark Gomme

2nd John Moran & Farokh Engineer

3rd Sheila Wimbleton & Christine Richardson

 

Detailed results of all the events can be found by clicking on Results in the Menu

MCBA - League

♠ MCBA's League♠ 

 

After a short break the league is now back. The standing in each division can be found HERE

 

 

 

 

LEARN To Play Bridge


We are trying to encourage more people to learn to play bridge

There are now two pages on our Manchester Events website relating to teaching


General information can be seen by clicking HERE

A list of teachers together with contact information can be found by clicking HERE


If you have any family or friends who you think would like to learn to play bridge please forward this information on to them or ask them to go to bridgewebs.com/manchesterevents/ and click on Teaching in the Menu


If you have the contact details for other organisations, for instance local U3A groups who may have members who would be interested in learning to play bridge, I would be grateful if you could also forward this info to them

Kind regards

Susan Triggs

MCBA Publicity Officer

grasan30@gmail.com


 

ONLINE EUROPEAN QUALIFICATION COMPETITIONS
for WORLD TEAMS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2021
and EBL CHAMPIONS’ CUP 2021

 

This is the Final standing in all classes. The aim - other than to win, is to end in the top 8 to qualify for next years WC (top 9 in the Open as Italy already are qualified as hosts). 

 

Open
Woman
Senior
Mixed
Place
Country
VP
Place
Country
VP
Place
Country
VP
Place
Country
VP
1
SWITZERLAND
385.09
1
SWEDEN
249.35
1
NETHERLANDS
304.61
1
FRANCE
301.03
2
NETHERLANDS
372.34
2
POLAND
225.40
2
BULGARIA
278.13
2
BELGIUM
272.05
3
ITALY
372.00
3
RUSSIA
223.10
3
FRANCE
278.03
3
ROMANIA
246.51
4
ISRAEL
364.63
4
TURKEY
221.56
4
DENMARK
277.09
4
GERMANY
244.57
5
DENMARK
363.18
5
FRANCE
214.40
5
SWEDEN
259.61
5
PORTUGAL
241.60
6
BULGARIA
352.65
6
HUNGARY
204.57
6
POLAND
255.53
6
DENMARK
234.06
7
SWEDEN
352.54
7
ENGLAND
202.21
7
NORWAY
253.65
7
ISRAEL
230.86
8
NORWAY
349.29
8
SPAIN
191.57
8
ICELAND
250.12
8
POLAND
225.90
9
ENGLAND
341.69
9
NORWAY
190.31
9
TURKEY
249.77
9
CROATIA
224.67
10
HUNGARY
340.71
10
GERMANY
187.41
10
ENGLAND
246.53
10
RUSSIA
224.01
11
FRANCE
314.98
11
DENMARK
182.69
11
GERMANY
244.91
11
TURKEY
216.70
12
UKRAINE
312.90
12
BELGIUM
181.64
12
BELGIUM
243.90
12
LATVIA
214.27
13
BELGIUM
311.76
13
PORTUGAL
181.47
13
PORTUGAL
232.34
13
NETHERLANDS
203.51
14
SPAIN
310.36
14
NETHERLANDS
174.76
14
GREECE
222.41
14
SWEDEN
184.27
15
POLAND
300.76
15
SCOTLAND
170.45
15
IRELAND
208.59
15
WALES
183.23
16
RUSSIA
296.82
16
IRELAND
169.05
16
ISRAEL
208.46
16
SWITZERLAND
181.05
17
TURKEY
293.54
17
ESTONIA
165.27
17
ROMANIA
207.47
17
NORWAY
180.96
18
PORTUGAL
291.43
18
SWITZERLAND
157.15
18
SCOTLAND
204.41
18
SCOTLAND
169.64
19
GERMANY
287.46
19
ICELAND
153.15
19
ESTONIA
202.99
19
IRELAND
167.17
20
CROATIA
281.50
20
ISRAEL
153.09
20
HUNGARY
197.59
20
ENGLAND
166.98
21
IRELAND
281.11
21
RUSSIA
184.65
21
SPAIN
139.25
22
WALES
280.40
22
LATVIA
173.33
23
GREECE
279.64
23
SPAIN
167.30
24
LITHUANIA
270.17
24
SWITZERLAND
158.43
25
ICELAND
268.71
26
SCOTLAND
260.15
27
AUSTRIA
250.82
28
LATVIA
249.67
29
ROMANIA
245.41
30
SLOVENIA
233.23
31
ESTONIA
209.96

 

 

Congratulations to all qualified teams! 

 

Results and more on: http://db.eurobridge.org/repository/competitions/21OnlineNationalTeams/microsite/Information.htm

 

Espen Gisvold

 

MCBA Green Pointed Swiss Teams 2021

MCBA Green Pointed Swiss Teams 2021

 

MANCHESTER COUNTY BRIDGE ASSOCIATION

 

Congratulations to Rhona Goldenfield, Raymond Semp, Irving & Joy Blakey - Winners of the counties Green Pointed Swiss Teams - the first Face to Face competition arranged by the county since the start of the pandemic 16 months ago! All the results can be found HERE

 

MCBA - COUNTY NEWSLETTER JUNE 2021

Chair's Corner

As Chair of Manchester County Bridge I want to give heartfelt thanks to all the people who have been involved in organising and running Manchester County’s Online bridge. Back in March when we had to stop playing bridge face to face things looked bleak. How would we cope without our games of bridge?

Very quickly individuals in the County stepped in and organised on line games, ensuring that hundreds of our members could continue with their favourite mind sport from home during lockdown. They also organised  Inter County matches, monthly Charity Pairs, Green Pointed events, the  Higson Cup.and online league which is now  in its 8th season. So from late March 2020 to 31 May 2021 that’s almost 3000 tables.

In addition, during that period we have had an average of 42 teams playing teams bridge for a total of 40 weeks 

The team has also helped to introduce RealBridge across Manchester and helped clubs with the set up of their online sessions. The team has also helped with the training of teachers in the use of IT platforms.

As time has gone by the Clubs in the County have taken up the baton and developed their own online sessions. The need for the County to provide sessions has diminished and accordingly will take a break over the Summer and see what the situation is in the Autumn. We are sure that the future will involve playing bridge online as well as face to face. The County will do whatever we can to enable players to keep playing the game they love.

So, thanks to the team who gave up so much of their time to make this possible: Alec Smalley, Dave Tilley, Jeff Smith, Joy Blakey, Victor Ridding, Espen Gisvold and the leader of the team Adam Wiseberg. 

Irene Davies

 


Charity Thanks

When we first started our online sessions back in March 2020 they were free to enter and the County Executive realised that this might be an opportunity to have a charity event once a month to support local organisations in the time of crisis. So, in the early dark times of lockdown starting in April, we held a charity event on the last Wednesday of the month.  

The response from all of you, together with contributions from the County treasury, has been quite simply, fantastic, and I thank you all for your generosity.  Each of the recipients has been so touched to receive our generous donations and written lovely letters in appreciation.  My thanks also to the brilliant directors who not only donate and play, but also do not charge to run the events.

The total raised in the 14 months is £11,550 and the recipients have been:

St. Ann's Hospice, Francis House, Centrepoint Manchester, The Seashell Trust, Nicky Alliance Day Centre, The Compassionate Friends, Manchester Mind, Mustard Tree, The Neuromuscular Society, Prevent Breast Cancer at Wythenshawe Hospital, Prostate Cancer at the Christie, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Motor Neurone Disease Association and Moodswings.

With the easing of lockdown and the prospect of summer ahead of us, we are all taking a break.  If possible in the Autumn, we may run more Charity Duplicates - Manchester County Cares - thank you all, once again, for your amazing support. 

Enjoy the summer and stay well

Joy Blakey.


 

Hi Joy
 
Many thanks for your email and thank you so much for thinking of Moodswings.  As a small charity we very much appreciate all donations.  I can assure you that this will go directly towards supporting vulnerable people, some of whom have no other form of support.  We are grateful and touched that you chose us and thrilled to receive it. 
 
I have attached our bank details.  If you would like us to thank you publicly then please let us know how best to do this via social media etc and we would be happy to.  Please pass on our thanks and the gratitude of our trustees to your members.  
 
Best wishes
 
Linda
 
Linda Wilson
General Manager/CEO
Moodswings, Manchester, 
Reg Charity 1077513, Company no 3833841
Guidelines from the EBU for return to Face to Face Bridge in Clubs
Guidelines from the EBU for return to Face to Face Bridge in Clubs