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Welcome to the website of Mansfield Mechanics Bridge Club!  
New members are very welcome.
Please contact a member of the committee 


We would ask players to try to take their places 10-15mins before 7.00pm (and 10.00am on Thursday morning) to allow time for the organisers to set out the correct table movement. If you are aware that you are going to be delayed please contact the club to let them know you are on your way. (01623 624376)

Committee Meetings 2024

The bridge club committee is scheduled to meet on

Wednesday 6 March

Wednesday 5 June

Wednesday 4 September 

Wednesday 4 December

Please submit any agenda to

Annual General Meeting 2024

The AGM is scheduled for

Wednesday 27 March

at 6.30pm

Alerts and Announcements

With effect from 1st September 2022, the EBU has revised its rules on alerts and announcements.
Most of the new announcements that have to be made affect those who play transfers after a 1C opening, or play 2 over 1 (the system that robots play on BridgeBaseOnline).
One interesting change is that you no longer announce the point range after opening a strong, balanced 2NT.
So, for most of us, there’s not much of concern.

Remember, when it’s your turn to bid, if you need to know you can always ask your opponent what their partner’s bid means.
There is still no requirement to alert/announce the meaning of a jump overcall. Although the modern way is to play it as weak, we still have members who play it strong. This can catch you out, so we suggest you always check.

A summary of the new rules is on the club noticeboard.

Welcome to Mansfield Mechanics
Wednesday Afternoon Lessons

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Wednesday 17th January

we will be embarking on -

a new course of lessons.

2.00pm - 4.00pm

We will be learning the Standard Acol System with 3 weak 2's 

The cost is £3 and this includes tea and biscuits.

All are welcome to these informative sessions.

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If you are a Complete Beginner

and would like to learn to play from scratch.

Contact Jane Holdrick on 07572 012023

email :

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Thursday Morning Session

If you have played Bridge but never ventured into a club 


have not played for some time, our gentle

Thursday Morning 10.00 am - 12.00 noon

may just be the thing you are looking for to progress or reignite your Bridge game

All standards of Bridge player are welcome to come along to this friendly session.

Masterpoint Promotions 2023

Congratulations go to the following members who have been promoted to a higher rank through the EBU Masterpoints Scheme in 2023:

Local Master Colin Barratt (Oct 23) Dave Crowch (May 23), Pat Storer (Jan 23)

Club Master  Sue Brewer, Tony Brewer (Sept 23) Dave Crowch (July 23), Pat Storer (April 23) 

Area Master  Andrew Spence, Anick Spence (Nov 23) John Round (June 23), Rem Henry (March 23)

District Master Chris Holdrick (Nov 23)

County Master Sally Brown (Sept 23)

2 Star Master Sam Boden (Jan 23)

1 Star Premier Master Sue Wright (Aug 23)

4 Star Regional Master Stan Zygadlo (March 23)

3 Star Premier Regional Master Stan Zygadlo (May 23)

(Promotions for 2022 can be viewed in Masterpoint Promotions 2022)

The EBU operates a Master Points Scheme. Players obtain points from success in duplicate bridge competitions, on a scale which varies according to the success itself, the size of the competition and its status. About the top one-third of players in a competition will be entitled to Master Points.  Only members of the EBU may register their points and have their records maintained. Members may see their record via myEBU, using their membership number and password. 

Come along and join us on the corner of Stuart Avenue and Clipstone Road West






(finishes by 12.30pm)

You may come without a partner - support and guidance given

Come along to our Bridge Club any Thursday Morning at 10am for a FREE taster session and see us in action. YOU CAN JUST DROP IN. You don’t need a partner.



Lessons 2024

Start A New Adventure 

January 2024 

Make this the year you : 

Learn to Play Bridge

We are starting

from the very beginning

Wednesday 17th January 2024

2.00pm - 4.00pm 

The Cost : £3 per session

including refreshments

To join in contact :

Jane Holdrick 

tel07572 012 023

email :

In Case of Emergency

Have you got an


ICase of Emergency

number on your 

Mobile Phone?

This allows anyone to access a contact number on your phone,of a family member or friend, who would be able to help in case of Accident or Emergency 

This is useful anytime,anywhere and can be accessed by anyone 

24th April 2024
Duplicate Pairs Evening
25th April 2024
Duplicate Pairs MORNING
29th April 2024
Duplicate Pairs
1st May 2024
Duplicate Pairs
2nd May 2024
Duplicate Pairs MORNING
6th May 2024
Duplicate Pairs
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Stan Zygadlo
Duplicate Pairs MORNING
Director: Val Hill
Duplicate Pairs
Director: Jane Holdrick