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THE CLUB IS NOW OPEN WITH FACE TO FACE SESSIONS AS FOLLOWS:

TUESDAY AFTERNOON: 1:15 PM

WED AFTERNOON: 1:15 PM

SUNDAY AFTERNOON: 1:00 PM

THE ONLINE SESSIONS WILL CARRY ON AS NORMAL;

SUN MORNING BBO @ 11:00 AM

MON AFTERNOON TEN HIGH BBO @ 1:30 PM

MON EVENING OPEN SESSION BBO @ 7:15 PM

FRI EVENING OPEN SESSION @ 7:15 PM

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

 

Forthcoming Events

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

Sunday Morning - 11:00 am  on  BBO

Open Session

Monday Afternoon 1:30 pm  on BBO

'Ten High' session for players with an NGS grade of ten or less

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)

Our Next Committee Meeting

To be arranged.

Education
Want to Learn Bridge or Refresh the Basics?
Want to Learn Bridge or Refresh the Basics?

We have been saying for some time we need to offer a course for people who want to take up bridge as a beginner, or who have already learned a little, but feel they need to review the basics.

Stretford Bridge Club is delighted to be able to recommend a new online course which starts on 20th January. The course tutor is the well-respected Jack Stocken, who has many years of experience of teaching bridge. You can find the details here Online Bridge Lessons with Jack Stocken - Yorkshire Bridge

The first two lessons are FREE and you do not need to submit any payment details. Although it starts very soon, don’t worry if you miss a class or can’t make a live class. The lesson will always be available in replay to view at any time to suit you.

Why not give it a try? If you like what you see, you can sign up for a batch of 4 lessons at £8 each, and you can cancel at any time.

Thursday Zoom Lessons & Gentle Duplicate Session
We recently began running short refresher lessons before some of our gentle duplicate sessions.  These lessons are held using Zoom, and are well-attended and appreciated by all. We then play our normal duplicate session afterwards on the RealBridge platform (link above). The slides from each session will be found under the Teaching tab on the left.
 
We run the Zoom lessons every two weeks with the next one being on Thursday, February 4th at 09:45am and will be on the subject of Transfers, very useful in competitive bridge.  The session after the Zoom talk comprises hands designed to consolidate your understanding of what we are teaching.  Many of our members have joined those others from our partner clubs and are enjoying these short lessons. Feedback has been extremely positive and we must thank Jim from Warrington for writing and delivering these.   To join the Zoom lesson, contact the Club for the room access code.
 
You can join in the lesson without any obligation to play in the Gentle Duplicate, or you can play in the Gentle Duplicate on the RealBridge platform without attending the lesson - it is completely flexible, to suit whatever you prefer. If you do intend joining the lesson, please let us know beforehand, which helps with numbers etc, and please join the meeting at least five minutes before the 09:45 start. Please don't come along late, as new people joining once we've started can be quite disruptive for everyone else, and you may not be admitted.  There is a small charge of £1 per week to cover bridge system charges.
 
If you haven’t played in our Club before please send your username to stretfordbridge@gmail.com so he can add you to the database.  If you wish to join us, contact Dave who will send you a Zoom link to the room.
 
You can use Zoom either direct from your browser, or by installing the Zoom app on your device.  If you have never used Zoom before, there is plenty of help on line to get you started -just Google "Zoom" on your browser. It is completely free to use - no subscription necessary. If you need help with Zoom, feel free to contact Dave Tilley or Jim Steele and they will help you.  
 
We look forward to seeing you!  

 

Learn to Play

Would you like to learn to play bridge?

Our Club is proud to offer beginners and improvers’ lessons using some of the top Tutors  

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

In the light of the present situation, we are looking at organising online lessons, if you are interested in this, please contact the Club by mail:  stretfordbridge@gmail.com