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Welcome to Merseyside Bridge Centre
Welcome to the Merseyside Bridge Centre

Our Wirral based club, established in 1983, is conveniently located in Prenton, Mid Wirral, just 5 minutes drive from the M53.  We play in the church hall of the Prenton Methodist Church, CH43 0RE (see the directions in Information on the left), which is situated in a very pleasant safe part of Prenton, with car parking on the church premises.

Our aim is to play a good standard of bridge in a friendly atmosphere, and the club is affiliated to the English Bridge Union (EBU), with sessions directed according to the EBU rules.  The club welcomes visitors if accompanied by a member whether you are an experienced player or would just like to improve, but is not suitable for a complete novice.

Keen players will be pleased that the club uses pre-dealt computer generated hands.  The results are recorded on our website, so that you can see details of the hands , and how you did compared to the other pairs.

At the moment our normal activities are in a state of flux because of COVID. The club is currently running Face2Face sessions on a Monday evening and a Tuesday afternoon - and online duplicate competitions on BBO on a Wednesday and Friday evening.

Members can also play in the Real Bridge Social Lounge on a Tuesday and Thursday evening.

If you are interested in joining or want further information e-mail us on < admin@merseybridge.org.uk >

Last updated : 2nd Feb 2022 09:37 GMT
Latest News

TUESDAY 16TH AUGUST - NO BRIDGE

As there is a funeral taking place at the Church on Tuesday 16th August there will be no bridge at the Club that afternoon.

 

BBO ONLINE BRIDGE

Please could we remind all online BBO players that it is really important they call the Director on the night if any matters arise which cause them concern.

Recently several players have emailed the committee to complain after the event but it is very difficult to follow up such matters in these circumstances.

The Club employs (at a not insignificant cost) an experienced independent professional director who is much more capable of dealing with these issues fairly on the night than is a lay member of the committee at some later date.

 

WHATSAPP GROUP

Any member requiring a partner may find it helpful to put a message on the Club's WhatsApp Group. Any member not on the group is welcome to join and should contact Chris Griffin - 07754-047853 - in the first instance.

Chris will also be happy to post an appropriate  message on behalf of a member unable to do so themselves.

 

WIRRAL DUPLICATE BRIDGE CLUB

We have agreed a reciprocal arrangement with Wirral Duplicate Bridge Club whereby our members are welcome to play at their club and vice versa.

WDBC run two sessions each week as follows:-

WEDNESDAY 7.15PM AT HESWALL HALL - Table money £3

SATURDAY 7.15PM AT PENSBY RECREATION CENTRE (next to the church on the corner of Gills Road) - Table money £3

On a Saturday you can just turn up and play. You need to be seated by 7.10pm.

On a Wednesday you need to book in advance and to do this you should email admin@wirralduplicate.co.uk on the Tuesday (ie the day before). Spaces are limited and you will be told if you have got a place.

 

GOOD NEWS

1. Currently no table money is required for all F2F sessions and free tea and coffee is available. This arrangemnent will be reviewed at the end of the calendar year.

2. The annual subscription has been reduced to £12.00 with effect from 23.05.22. Please adjust your standing order accordingly.

3. Monday evening sessions now start at 7.00pm. Please be seated by 6.50pm.
 

COVID

It is recommended that members take a lateral fliow test before playing F2F bridge at the Club.

We would also ask members not to attend if there is any suggestion they have a viral infection, cough or cold.

Last updated : 28th Jul 2022 11:29 BST
Registration for Online Duplicates

If you would like to play in our online duplicates on BBO on Wednesday or Friday evenings then please fill in this form and submit it.

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Last updated : 23rd Feb 2022 15:36 GMT
Real Bridge Social Lounge

MBC members can still gather a table of four playing companions and have a fun night playing up to 20 boards at your own pace.   You can play regularly or occasionally.

Mike Reid sets up a session on a Tuesday evening and Mike Fairclough on a Thursday.  So if you have a table of four contact:

dandmreid@gmail.com for a Tuesday

mikecde@gmail.com for a Thursday 

They will send you the link for that night.

NB you must have your own group of four to play and the sessions are free to subscribed MBC members

Last updated : 28th Jun 2022 10:02 BST
Free English Acol Bridge Club Tournaments

As you will be aware we are returning to F2F bridge on a Monday evening starting on 11 October.  During that time the club duplicate on BBO is suspended.  For those members not quite ready to return to F2F bridge on a Monday evening there is a FREE tournament you can enter on BBO which is highly recommended by a few of our members who have played in it.  Please see details below and if you would like any more info or have any queries please email me at Linda342@icloud.com

Best regards

Linda

 

Free English Acol Bridge Club on BBO

The English Acol Bridge Club (TEA) runs on Thursday and Friday afternoons on BBO at 2.15pm and on Sunday and Monday evenings at 7.30pm. 

It usually consists of 8 two-board rounds. An attraction is that there is no cost involved!  Naturally, you do not have to play every day, just on an ad hoc basis. A few of us have played in it and it is a very enjoyable and friendly club.  The standard is not dissimilar to our own club.   

It is organised by a Tony Fern who goes under the BBO name of Vesian. His email is PlayAcol21@gmail.com Before you play for the first time you need to drop Tony an email with you and your partners' BBO names so he can register you as eligible to play in the club.

Then, to enter on the day, you have to register WITH your partner about 15 mins before the start time. However there is a partnership desk if you don't have one.  You find the tournament by the same method you log in to our own duplicates on BBO (ie ‘Competitive’ then ‘All tournaments’ then enter TEA or Acol in the search bar).

The numbers have dwindled a bit so Tony is happy for more players to join.

Last updated : 2nd Jan 2022 15:33 GMT
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