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The Club 13:00
Friday Evening on Real Bridge
Virtual Bridge Club 19:15
Club Tuesday Afternoon Bridge
The Club 13:15
Monday Evening on RealBridge
Virtual Bridge Club 19:15
Club Sunday Afternoon Bridge
The Club 13:00
Friday Evening on Real Bridge
Virtual Bridge Club 19:15
Calendar
Mon 26th Feb 2024
Open Session on RealBridge in association with Adam Wiseberg Bridge
Adam Wiseberg Bridge Bridge Club 14:00
Mon 26th Feb 2024
Monday Evening on RealBridge
Virtual Bridge Club 19:15
Tue 27th Feb 2024
Club Tuesday Afternoon Bridge
The Club 13:15
Tue 27th Feb 2024
Open Session on RealBridge in association with Adam Wiseberg Bridge
Adam Wiseberg Bridge Bridge Club 14:00
Wed 28th Feb 2024
Club Wednesday Afternoon Bridge
The Club 13:15
Fri 1st Mar 2024
Friday Evening on Real Bridge
Virtual Bridge Club 19:15
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We're The Friendly Club!

 

One of the friendliest Bridge Clubs in Manchester

Tel 0161 865 2846 at session time.  

Alternatively, ring Club Secretary Dave Tilley on 07984 529673

Email us: stretfordbridge@gmail.com

 

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Forthcoming Events

We currently run these regular Virtual Club Sessions (ON B.B.O. UNLESS IT SAYS REALBRIDGE)

 

Monday Afternoon 1:30 pm  on Real Bridge via the Adam Wiseberg BC

Open session

Monday Evening - 7:15 pm  on BBO

Open Session

Friday Evening - 7:15 pm - on Real Bridge

Open Session - Last Friday of Month Swiss Pairs!

We'll also be holding special charity and other events, see right for details.

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

N.B. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR B.B.O. USERNAME REGISTERED WITH US BEFORE YOU CAN PLAY YOUR FIRST B.B.O. SESSION. 

TO PLAY IN REALBRIDGE SESSIONS - PLEASE SEE INSTRUCTIONS ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THIS WEBSITE (A WORKING CAMERA AND MICROPHONE IMPROVE THE EXPERIENCE FOR ALL)

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Club Sessions

TUESDAY AFTERNOON: 1:15 PM

WED AFTERNOON: 1:15 PM

NEW  FRIDAY AFTERNOON: 1:15  BRUSH UP ON YOUR BRIDGE

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: 1:00 PM

Online Sessions:

Monday Afternoon REAL BRIDGE at Adam Wiseberg's Club @ 2:00 PM

Monday evening OPEN SESSION on BBO @ 7:15 PM

Tuesday Afternoon REAL BRIDGE at Adam Wiseberg's Club @ 2:00 PM

Friday Evening OPEN SESSION on REAL BRIDGE @ 7:15 PM

WELCOME
 
 
  MEMBERSHIP FEES 2023-2024 ARE NOW DUE

Membership fees are now due for the year to 2024.

For face-to-face bridge at the club, it's £25 for the year (this also covers online bridge membership). TO APPLY for membership, please fill in a form at the club, contact me as below, or on 07960 245440. It will be considered at the subsequent Committee Meeting.

For playing online bridge ONLY, the cost is £10 for the year. If you haven't already, please contact me at originalcheshirecat1987@yahoo.co.uk for an Online Membership form.

If you use online banking, our sort code is 40-43-20 and our account number is 30784877 – HSBC Bank – Stretford Bridge Club Ltd.  If not, please make cheques payable to Stretford Bridge Club Ltd, at 66 Derbyshire Lane, Stretford, Manchester. M32 8BF, or pay in person when at the club. Thanks.  

 

Chris Collison, Treasurer.

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  IMPORTANT - A.G.M. NEWS

PLEASE NOTE: THE A.G.M. IS NOW POSTPONED FURTHER. THANK YOU.

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  BRUSH UP ON YOUR BRIDGE

We're now running an extra session on Friday afternoons, starting at 1.15. It’s aimed at players who haven’t played (much) bridge for quite a while, and people newer to bridge altogether.

With others to play with & against, and a few more experienced players on hand to advise, you’ll have a chance to practice bidding and playing in a duplicate session.   We can start as gently as you want, then gradually build up to real session play, at normal playing speeds.

We also welcome more experienced volunteers to assist, and players at other levels to join us as partners and opponents. Whatever your ability, there could be a role for you.

Please let us know if you’d like to come along and take part. You can ring Chris on 07960 245 440 or email originalcheshirecat1987@yahoo.co.uk.

 

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  Our Online Bridge Club

For the past few years, our online Bridge has been played in association with our friends at Brierfield and Warrington Bridge Clubs each Monday and Friday evening.  Sadly, Brierfield has decided not to support the venture any longer, and we thank them for their time and support.  However, Stretford and Warrington Bridge Clubs will carry on the online sessions, and we welcome players from Brierfield who would still like to play on a Monday and/or Friday evening.  Players can continue playing as an Online Member for £10 per year and the usual table fees.   Warrington and Stretford Cubs will be contacting players soon to confirm the details.  In the mean-time, if you have any queries contact Dave Tilley or Jim Steele and we'd be happy to answer them.

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  OUR SESSIONS

STRETFORD CLUB SESSIONS

Sunday afternoons at 1:00 pm 

Tuesday afternoons at 1:15 pm

Wednesday afternoons at 1:15 pm (Confirmed each week after the Tuesday session)

Our new Brush Up Your Bridge Sessions on Friday afternoons at 1:15 pm

If you let us know in advance, we can usually find you a partner.  Most sessions have a stand-by partner in attendance.

 

STRETFORD ONLINE SESSIONS

Monday Afternoon Open Session on Real Bridge - Monday afternoons at 2:00 pm   Click here to Play

Monday Evening on BBO - Monday 25th July at 7:15 pm

Tuesday Afternoon Open Session on Real Bridge - Tuesday afternoons at 2:00 pm Click here to play

Friday Evening Session on Real Bridge  -  Friday 30th Sept at 7:15 pm  SWISS PAIRS!

Monday and Tuesday afternoon sessions are held at Adam Wiseberg Online Bridge, please click on the links. 

Payments for these two sessions should be made directly to Adam.

 

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  Monday and Tuesday Afternoon Online Bridge Sessions
We have merged our Monday afternoon session (and adding a Tuesday session), working together with the Adam Wiseberg Bridge Club
These sessions will start at 2 pm and players are most welcome to join. 
Follow this link below and it will take you to Adam's site - all our members who have been playing there on Monday
afternoons have said how enjoyable it has been. 
The Ten High Session will be reintroduced in a few weeks on a different day. Details when finalised. 
There are instructions on Adam's site on how to pay for these sessions. 
If you have any difficulties, speak to Adam at the start of the session and he'll help you.
 
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  SUNDAY MORNING BRIDGE ON BBO

Over the past few weeks, attendances have dropped which means that the session is not viable to run. 

A number of players have been on holiday and bridge weekends and holidays have also resumed.

We have therefore reluctantly decided to cancel the Sunday morning sessions for the next few weeks.

If we can guarantee enough players to make the session viable we will reintroduce it later in the year.

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Our Next Online Sessions

 ♣Monday Evening Real Bridge 

Every Monday Evening at 7:1poRealBridge

Monday 26 February at 7:15 pm on  Real Bridge

 

Please sit at a table by 7:05 pm

Click below to go to join the game then sit at a table

Click Here 

 

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  Friday Evening Real Bridge ♣ 

Every Friday Evening at 7:1poRealBridge

Friday 23 February at 7:15 pm on  Real Bridge

Please sit at a table by 7:05 pm

Click below to go to join the game then sit at a table

Click Here

If you need a partner, please contact Dave Tilley on 0161 865 2846

 at least an hour before the session.

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IMPORTANT! Playing Real Bridge on iPads

I M P O R T A N T  

RealBridge has asked us to send you some more advice about iPads that have been upgraded to iOS 15.

There is a problem where some iPads freeze when they arrive at a table. To solve this problem,

RealBridge has updated the advice for iPads with iOS 15,

and there are some more settings changes to make.

If you have an iPad, and you have iOS 15, please follow the instructions here:

     https://realbridge.online/media-support-ios-15.html

You must update your iPad software if you haven't done so recently.

If you have been in contact with RealBridge since 1st March, they may already have

asked you to make these changes. 

If so, you don’t need to do anything.  If you are not sure whether you have the latest settings, either go

and check whether your iPad has the recommended changes, or contact RealBridge to check.

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Playing Bridge Online Guides

If you are thinking of having a try at playing online, Adam Wiseberg of Manchester County Bridge Association

has produced some really helpful short YouTube videos.

How to Register at BBO                                             

How to Self-Alert

How to Play in the ACOL Players' Club on BBO        

How to direct chat to people on BBO

Adding Your Name to Your Profile                             

How to ask for Undo in Bidding

How to Change Your Settings                                   

How to Claim on BBO

How to Add Your Basic System to Your Profile     

How to Add Your Convention Card          NEW!

How to Create a Teams Match

How to Start a Table on BBO                                   

How to Kibitz (Watch a Game/match)     

How to use Chat Manager for Regular Messages     

How to Register to Play in one of our Tournaments    

 

There are also some excellent videos on these and more BBO topics (for example, setting up your convention card) at Berwick Bridge Club

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Improving Your Bridge!

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

Local teacher Adam Wiseberg has his own You Tube channel (see above) and there are number of others to help you improve and develop your game:

John Stell - Lancashire

John is one of Lancashire's top bridge players and on Tuesday evenings he offers a live commentary

using Zoom and BBO where four players from his club (Bury Athenaeum) play some hands and he

provides a commentary on the bidding and play.  Aimed at improvers and beginners, it starts around 7pm

and 10 hands are played.  You can see one of the sessions here.  There are some other instructional videos here.

Further information at https://www.stellar-bridge.co.uk

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 runs a daily podcast on bridge, as well as live video lessons.  

There is a charge for some of his material, details here.

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