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Deal of the Week

Jul 2021
7th Criss-Cross
14th BerksBucks
21st NICLF


Jun 2021


16th Lancs League
23rd Lancs League 2
30th John Armstrong Pairs
May 2001
5th Lancs League
12th Play 3NT
19th EBU Pairs
26th Bramhall Slam

Apr 2021
7th Cumbria and Norfolk
14th Bramhall & Cheadle
21st B&C Defence
28th League imps

Mar 2021
3rd Nicko
10th Overtrick
17th Tollemache
24th Espen's Endplay
31st GP Pairs
Feb 2021
3rd Congress Teams Qual
10th Poor contract
17th Chester Pairs
24th Norfolk Slam

Jan 2021
6th A double problem
13th Suit play
20th Congress Pairs
27th Congress Grand

Dec 2020
2nd TollyQual
9th League
16th Sussex Grand
23rd Teltscher Trials
30th Cheap save
Nov 2020
4th Beat 2S
11th Last Chance
18th Crockford's Plate
25th Difficult Play Hand

Oct 2020
7th Timing
14th Plan
21st Gambit
28th Defend 1NT

Sep 2020
2nd Double Double
9th Suicide Squeeze
16th Five Hearts
23rd Squeeze without Count
30th Play Problem
Aug 2020
5th Play Problem
12th A Poor Slam
19th Make Game
26th Avoidance

July 2020
1st Play Problem
8th Tens
15th Trumps
22nd Squeeze?
29th Lead Problem
June 2020
3rd Good Hand
10th Trump Coup
17th Suicide squeeze


May 2020
6th Online Overtricks
13th League Luck
20th Online IMPs
27th Online Slam

Apr 2020
1st Tollemache
8th Tollemache
15th Lockdown League
22nd Lockdown League 2
29th Online Duplicate
Mar 2020 4th Cheadle Pairs 11th Cheadle Pairs
18th Chester Pairs
25th Goldstone

Feb 2020 5th Peter Ader Memorial 12th Santa Claus Pairs
19th Santa Claus 2
26th Congress Pairs

Jan 2020 1st Another Grand 8th Middlesex Pairs
15th Middlesex Teams
22nd Middlesex Teams 2
29th Middlesex Teams 3
Dec 2019 4th Llangollen 11th YC Defence
18th Middlesex Pairs
25th Christmas Present

Nov 2019
6th Lancs Swiss Pairs
13th Premier League Defence
20th Cheadle
27th Cheadle DD

Oct 2019

16th NBL Grand 23rd Higson Game
30th No Entry
Sept 2019 4th Four-Three fit 2 11th MBC 3NT
18th Cheadle Defence


Aug 2019 7th GP Teams 14th Defence problem
21st NBL 1
28th Four-Three fit 1

July 2019 3rd Corwen 1 10th Corwen 2
17th Corwen 3
24th President's Cup 1
31st President's Cup 2
June 2019
5th Hubert Phillips 1
12th Hubert Phillips 2
19th Hubert Phillips 3
26th 20 years ago

May 2019
1st Higson Final
8th Higson Final 2

22nd NICKO lead
29th Ruia Slam
Apr 2019


17th Preston Pairs


Mar 2019
6th Cheadle Pairs
13th Trump Squeeze
20th Green Point Pairs
27th Green Point Pairs Defence

Feb 2019
6th Deva Slam 2
13th Deva Slam 3
20th Deva Slam 4
27th Double End Play

Jan 2019
2nd League Lead
9th A bad break
16th Congress Teams 1
23rd Congress Teams 2
30th Deva Slam 1
Dec 2018
5th Tolly Qual 1
12th Tolly Qual 2
19th Lancs Teams 2
18th Middlesex Pairs

Nov 2018
7th Lancs Pairs
14th Lancs Pairs Defence
21st Lancs Teams
28th Scottish Curiosity

Oct 2018
3rd Northern Bridge League 10th Northern Bridge League
17th Northop
24th Chester Defence
31st Cheadle Mixed
Sep 2018
5th GP defence


26th Teams or Pairs

Aug 2018
1st National League
8th Yorkshire Congress
15th Llandudno
22nd NBL Grand
29th Michelle Memorial
July 2018
4th Yorks Grand
11th Super Moysian
18th Pachabo
25th Defence at Cheadle

June 2018
6th John Armstrong Pairs
13th Blocked suit
20th Cheadle Grand
27th Goldstone Final

May 2018
2nd League Grand
9th 3N or 5 of a minor
16th Cheadle 3NT
23rd Ruia Cup
30th Play 5D
Apr 2018
4th Green Point Pairs 2S
11th Green Point Pairs 3N
18th More GP Pairs
25th Llangollen

Mar 2018
7th Slam play problem
14th Scissors Coup
21st Improvisation
28th Tollemache 3NT

Feb 2018
7th Devil's coup
14th End Play
21st Congress 3NT
28th 3NT Play problem

Jan 2018

10th NICKO pre-empt
17th Congress slam 1
24th Congress slam 2
31st Congress Slam 3
Dec 2017
6th A curiosity
13th Ben Franks Grand
20th Ben Franks Lead
27th A suit play

Nov 2017
1st Sacrifice
8th Deva Charity Event
15th Cheadle Mixed
22nd Lancs Pairs
29th Lancs Teams
Oct 2017
4th League Play
11th League bid
18th Both minors
25th NBL Inference

Sep 2017
6th NBL Lead
13th Bolton Defence
20th League Defence
27th Mixed results

Aug 2017
2nd Michelle Memorial
9th Trump Coup

23rd Northern Bridge League
30th More NBL
July 2017
5th Extra trick


26th Llandudno

June 2017
7th Make this slam
14th Online Bridge
21st Your lead
28th Corwen Defence

May 2017
3rd MBC Slam
10th Higson Cup 3NT
17th Higson Cup Grand
24th Slam fork
31st Bridge in Salford
Apr 2017
5th Surrogacy
12th Pairs vs Teams
19th Pseudo End Play
26th Your lead

Mar 2017
1st Goldstone Slam
8th Non-technical line
15th Freak hand
22nd Find the Lady
29th Six-six
Feb 2017
1st Lead direction
8th Compete part scores
15th The three level
22nd Defence problem

Jan 2017
4th 6C Bid and play
11th Congress Slam
18th League Game
25th Gold Cup Grand

Dec 2016
7th Slam in fourth suit
14th Beer card
21st Xmas puzzle
28th New Year puzzle

Nov 2016
2nd Direct Route
 9th More suit plays
16th Don't give up
23rd Bid and play
30th Psyche
Oct 2016

12th Duplication
19th Defensive unblock
26th Endplay

Sep 2016
7th Pairs Defence
14th Psychology
21st Poor bridge
28th Unblocking

Aug 2016
3rd Trump End Play
10th Slam Lead
17th 800
24th 1100
31st 3NT with 4-4 fit
July 2016
6th Welsh Bridge
13th Llandudno
20th 6NT play
27th En passant

June 2016
1st Slam Try
8th  University Bridge
15th Tuesday Bridge
22nd Pachabo overtrick
29th Slam play
May 2016
4th Long sequence
11th RKCB with void
18th More RKCB
25th IMP Pairs

Apr 2016
6th Sixteen point game
13th Easter bridge
20th Four-Three fit
27th Six-Six hand

Mar 2016
2nd Inferences and end play 9th  Make the overtrick 16th A lead problem
23rd Two suit plays
30th The wrong slam
Feb 2016
3rd Simple technique 10th Six, five, come alive 17th Which small card? 24th The dark blue card
Jan 2016
6th Which game? 13th The last guess 20th Nine card suit 27th An intricate sequence
Dec 2015
2nd Precarious trumps 9th  Classy sequence 16th Distribution inference 23rd Cheadle cross ruff
Nov 2015
4th Endplay choice 11th Spooky bridge 18th Third round control 25th Surprise gain
Oct 2015
7th A direct route 14th Breaking Blackwood rules 21st Crockfords slams 28th Textbook deal
Sep 2015
2nd 8410 hands 9th  A suit combination 16th A critical defence 23rd Premier League in Manchester 30th Which squeeze
Aug 2015



26th Choice of slams  

Green Point Swiss Teams - places still available

The Manchester One Day Swiss Teams on 1st August will run as a face to face event at Bramhall.

The number of teams will be restricted to 16, 11 have already entered.

Click here for an entry form and details


Face to Face Bridge

Several clubs are starting face to face sessions either this week (19th July) or soon.  Ashton, Bramhall & Cheadle and Manchester are those that I know of.  Check their club web sites for further details.


President's Cup

The inter-counties team of eight competition was held over the weekend of 17-18th July.  Congratulations to the Manchester B team who won by a large margin, after lying second overnight on Saturday.

Playing for Manchester B were Catherine Draper/Andrew Woodcock (both days), Michael Byrne/Rhona Goldenfield, Alan Mould/John Holland, Raymond Semp/Gary Hyett (Sat), Michael Byrne/Rodney Lighton, John Holland/John Hassett, John Currie/Royce Alexander (Sun).

The Manchester A team was Adam Wiseberg/Phil Taylor, John Stell/Andy Green, Eddie Thornton-Chan/Graham Currie, Irene Davies/Barbara Lewis (Sat), Roger Hopton/David Fussell, Pauline Lang/Steve Mattinson, Peter Foster/John Roberts, Josh Clarke/Phil Taylor (Sun).

Here is a link to the final results.


MCBA AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the MCBA took place on Zoom on Thursday 15th July.

Minutes of the meeting are now posted on the documents page.


National Inter-County League Finals

The National Inter County League finals were held on Sunday July 11th online.  Manchester had teams in the A and C finals as a result of winning the respective divisions of the Northern League in 2019.  The teams both finished in a disappointing last place in their divisions. 

The A team was John Holland/Alan Mould, Rodney Lighton/Michael Byrne, Alec Smalley/Tom Slater, John Roberts/Pete Foster, with only John and Alan positive on cross imps.

The C team was Gordon Bickley/Ann Farquhar, Irene Davies/Karen Reissmann, Victor Ridding/Mary Green, Gil Fletcher/Richard Acaster.  Gordon and Ann were our best pair on cross imps.


Northern Bridge League

After a fallow year in 2020 the Northern Bridge League is up and running again this summer, albeit online.

The event was re-scored on Weds 14th July, which results in Manchester now leading the A division.

In the first round on Saturday 10th July the A team of Catherine Draper, Andrew Woodcock, Kath & Alan Nelson, Joy & Irving Blakey, Neil Thomas, Pete Foster were in first place.  Catherine and Andrew headed the cross imps for the division with all four pairs positive on cross imps.

In the B division Manchester finished fourth, the team being Irene Davies, Karen Reissmann, Roger Hopton, David Fussell, Steve Mattinson, Pauline Lang, Andrew Jackson, Nathan Marks.  Roger and David, Andrew and Nathan were plus on cross imps.

In the C division the Manchester team were again mid-table, third of six.  The team was Gordon Bickley, Ann Farquhar, Liz & Stephen Halstead, Sally Bray, Judith Dunkerley, Karen Jones, Barbara Eastabrook.  Gordon and Ann were our best pair on cross imps.

Results are on the NBL web site with more detailed results on Adam Wiseberg's site.


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