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We're The Friendly Club!

One of the friendliest Bridge Clubs in Manchester

Tel 0161 865 2846 at session time

or ring Club Secretary Dave Tilley on 07984 529673

Email us: 

stretfordbridge@gmail.com

Forthcoming Events

Our Virtual Club Sessions:

Sunday Morning          11:00 am

Monday Afternoon        1:30 pm

Monday Evening           7:30 pm

Friday Evening              7:30 pm

Remember you can sign up anytime in the two hours before the session starts.

YOU MUST HAVE YOUR BBO LOG-IN REGISTERED WITH US BEFORE YOU PLAY YOUR FIRST SESSION.

Our Next Committee Meeting

To be arranged.

WELCOME
 
 
  Some Sad News

We have had some sad news about two of our members.

Jack Smith, who regularly played with Arthur Barrow on Tuesday afternoons, recently passed away, a few days before his 96th birthday.

Our thoughts and sympathies go to Jack's family and the Club will make a donation to the family's chosen charity.

We've also heard that Tony Mortimer has recently passed away.  Although he hasn't played at the club for a few years due to ill health, many members will remember him. Again, our sympathies go to his family.

  Virtual Bridge Club News

Our Virtual Bridge Club between Stretford and our friends at Brierfield and Warrington Clubs is now in full swing.  The results from the latest session and details of our future sessions can be found on the right.

We have the following regular sessions:

Fridays     19:30    21 boards -  8 mins per board.

Sundays   11:00    16 boards -  9 mins per board.

Mondays  13:30    16 boards -  9 mins per board.

Mondays  19:30    21 boards -  8 mins per board.

Extra sessions can be added if there is demand.  We will be recreating our Friday afternoon supervised session on Saturday mornings in the near future.

Sessions will be charged at £2.50 per session per player and we will bill you for your sessions played at the end of each month.

Existing Members of Stretford Bridge Club will this week receive information about an allocation of free games for each member.

Members of other local bridge clubs are more than welcome to become members of our club for the duration of the Virtual Club at a reduced membership rate and pay the standard session charge for each game, billed monthly.  

Alternatively, visitors who are not members can pay the Guest Fee of £5 per session before any match.  You have to register beforehand to play in any sessions.  

When you join, you'll be sent a full guide on how to do this.  As part of this, we will need your BBO log-in and EBU number.  If you are not an EBU member, you will be registered with the EBU for the duration of the Club.  

Important point: If you have not yet played in the Club, you MUST let us know the BBO logins of yourself and your partner in advance, otherwise, you won't be able to register to take part.  

Email the Club stretfordbridge@gmail.com or Dave Tilley with your details.

So far we've had good table numbers for each session.  Come and play!

The Club has experienced mentors Richard Aubery, Chris Collison and Frank Eade who will guide you through your first steps online and show you how to get yourself set up.  It isn't hard (really, it isn't!) and you will be up and running quickly and back playing with your chums, as well as making new friends.

Richard Aubery may be able to help you find a partner if you need one.

We look forward to seeing you!   ♠   ♣ 

  Our Third Sunday Session 10th May 2020

Another splendid session was enjoyed by (again) 17 tables on Sunday 10th May with lots of Stretford players taking part.

The results can be found here

We are doing it again next week and after this, we'll announce our online session schedule for the next few weeks.

Want to come and join us?  Contact Dave Tilley, Richard Aubery or Chris Collison and we'll let you know how to get online and play.  We'll provide the tuition during the week.

Next Sunday 17th May at 11 am.  See you there!

  Our Second Session

Another splendid session was enjoyed by 17 tables on Sunday last with lots of Stretford players taking part.

The results can be found here.

We are doing it again next week and after this, we'll announce our online session schedule for the next few weeks.

Want to come and join us?  Contact Dave Tilley, Richard Aubery or Chris Collison and we'll let you know how to get online and play.  We'll provide the tuition during the week.

Next Sunday 10th May at 11 am.  See you there!

 

 

Results
Friday Evening
Afternoon Session
Evening Session
Virtual Session
Friday Evening
Monday Afternoon
Calendar
31st May 2020
Virtual Session
11:00
1st Jun 2020
Monday Afternoon
13:30
1st Jun 2020
Evening Session
19:30
Stretford Bridge Club Closed

Our Club is now closed until further notice

In line with Government Guidelines, the Club is currently closed and will remain so until advised it is safe to reopen.   

We ask all members to respect the national advice and protect yourselves by self-isolating and practising social distancing where you can.  

Keep in touch with friends and relatives by phone or via the internet.   

We have launched a virtual bridge club with our friends at two other NW Clubs; see left.  If you'd like to learn to play online, email us or call us!  

So far, over 20 club members have been playing in our online club. Come and join them!  

We hope to see you all in person again soon.

Stuck at Home with Nothing to do?

Would you like to learn to play bridge?

Our Club is proud to offer beginners and improvers’ lessons using one of the top EBU Tutors, Mike Hickling.  

If you would like to learn to play bridge, contact Dave Tilley, Club Secretary on 07984529673.

We will soon be launching online lessons using video tuition on Zoom or one of the similar platforms and practice in an online club with mentors.  

If you'd like to learn, just drop the club an email to stretfordbridge@gmail.com.  

We'll be in touch straight away.  Here's hoping we see you soon!

 

Improve Your Bridge!

Many of the country's top bridge teachers are offering free online live and video tutorials for free,

Mr Bridge - Bernard Magee

Popular Bridge personality Bernard Magee is streaming live bridge seminars on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 11.00 am on YouTube. Watch live and ask questions or comment during the event or catch up on past seminars. Visit the Mr Bridge site. for more details.

Andrew Robson Bridge 

Andrew is one of Britain's top players and has columns in the Times and other periodicals, as well as being the author of many best-selling books.  He is running video bridge lessons and seminars free of charge.  Details here.  

Yorkshire Bridge Online

Jack Stocken from Yorkshire is setting up some online teaching sessions.  Here is the next one!

Jack has teamed up with Bajir at Learn Bridge Online and this Monday 18 May at 09.30 am he'll be hosting a FREE livestream where he'll discuss and play three or four interesting hands with the viewers, drawing on 20 years experience as a bridge teacher. The free lesson will last for about 30 - 45 minutes and is suitable for all bridge players.

The link to register is https://learnbridgeonline.com/livestream or just copy the link into your browser.

We'll post more links as we find them!