Latest News and Upcoming Events
Deal of the Week
EBU Lockdown League
Michael Byrne's team have won the fifth season of the lockdown league. They have won every season so far, but the latest win was by only 1.4 VPs, so there is hope for other teams.
The Goldstone continues at a slow pace. Michael Byrne's St Titus beat Roger Hopton's New Connections online on 16th September to reach the final. This competition usually qualifies for the Pachabo, but that was cancelled long ago, so expect the other semi and the final to be played within a few months.
Charity Pairs - Bid to Play With Sally Brock
Sally Brock, multiple Ladies World Champion and regular visitor to Manchester events will play in the Charity Event on 30th September with the person who makes the highest bid. See the Manchester Events page for details. The event is being held in aid of The Nicky Alliance.
Executive Committee Minutes
The minutes of the latest executive committee are now accessible via the documents page (11th Sept).
Ollie Leaves Manchester
Congratulations to Ollie Burgess who has been appointed manager of the Young Chelsea Bridge Club in London. Ollie came to Manchester from Lancashire about 10 years ago. He has been a popular teacher at Manchester Bridge Club during that time and played for Manchester and in many Manchester competitions, notably winning the league in 2017 and 2018. We wish him all the best in his new career.
Several more online county matches have been arranged on Saturday mornings between now and January next year. See the calendar page for dates.
With the NBL and the match against Derbyshire having been cancelled this year, the only inter-county bridge this year has been the President's Cup.
Adam Wiseberg, chair of selectors, has arranged a series of
online matches, for players of all abilities, with various
counties, some of whom are too distant to play normally.
The first match is 24 boards against London on Saturday 26th September at 10.30 am. The proposal is for three, 24 board, team of eight matches for National, County and Club players. If you would like to be considered for this match please click here and fill in the form.
Do you know people who want to learn how to play bridge?
Do you want to be involved in teaching a new generation of bridge players?
We have a unique opportunity to find and teach a new generation of bridge players.
So many people have time on their hands and are looking for new pastimes.
If you want to be involved in the MCBA’s Learn Bridge Campaign contact Irene Davies at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can help with publicity or already know people who want to learn contact Susan Triggs at email@example.com