Manchester County Bridge Association - Handbook 2017-18

Manchester County
Bridge Association

  Handbook 2017-18

     President: EVE LIGHTHILL Life Vice-President: SID TRAVERS
                          Chairman: IRENE DAVIES
              14 Carlton Range, Gorton, Manchester, M18 7LS
            Tel 0161 320 4765, Email
                      Vice Chairman: MICHAEL BYRNE
      Flat 7, 30-32 Catterick Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6HJ
            Tel: 07821 272568, Email
                          Secretary: ALAN MOULD
             50 Norman Road, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5LE
           Tel: 0161 258 3717, Email
                          Treasurer: PETER GREEN
            7 Ryecroft Avenue, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 2TN
          Tel: 01942 716896, Email
                Membership Secretary: KAREN SANDLER
                   10 Broadway Avenue, Cheadle SK8 1NN
              Tel: 0161 428 6479, Email
              Green Point Secretary: RHONA GOLDENFIELD
            4 Pinfold Court, Pinfold Lane, Whitefield, M45 7NZ
       Tel: 0161 280 6939, Email
                 Tournament Secretary: ANN THORNTON
                    Match Secretary: MICHAEL BYRNE
      Flat 7, 30-32 Catterick Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6HJ
            Tel: 07821 272568, Email
                     League Secretary: KATH NELSON
                     6 Pheasant Rise, Bowden, WA14 3HL
          Tel: 0161 929 1849. Email
                      Press & Publicity: JEFF MORRIS
     Manchester BC, 30 Palatine Rd, Withington, Manchester M20 3JJ
         Tel: 0161 445 3712, Email
                      Youth & Schools: JEFF MORRIS
     Manchester BC, 30 Palatine Rd, Withington, Manchester M20 3JJ
          Tel:0161 445 3712, Email
                      Webmaster: RODNEY LIGHTON
                450 Parrs Wood Road, Manchester M20 5GP
            Tel: 0161 445 5644, Email –
                 MCBA Handbook Editor: GRAHAM WINN
               Tel: 0161 428 3576, Email

(Holders: Jeff Morris, John Hassett, Catherine Draper, Andrew Woodcock, Ollie Burgess & Rob Myers)
                              A knock-out event for Teams-of-Four

Date:         Closing date for entries on 1st September 2017
Systems:      EBU Level 4 event.
Entry fee:    Free for teams of 4, 5 or 6 players.
Entries to:   Roger Hopton, 1 Edenhall Close, Holmes Chapel, Cheshire, CW4 7LE
              Tel: 01477 544150 Email –
Prizes:       The winners receive £80 and the Cup. The winning team (or finalists combination)
              will be invited to represent Manchester in the PACHABO on 9th/10th June 2018 in
              Daventry with their entry fee paid by MCBA.
General:      All players must be EBU members with primary allegiance to Manchester. No
              person may play for more than one team. Each match is a 32 board knockout with
              IMP scoring apart from the first round only where 24 boards can be played if
              either Captain requests. A single draw covering all rounds will be made in early
              September and sent to captains, together with the full rules of the competition.

                                       BEN FRANKS TROPHY
                                (Holders: Michael Byrne & John Holland)
                                      A two session pairs event

Date/Times:   Sun 3rd December 2017. Start at 1.30pm. Play finished & prizes presented by 9pm.
Venue:        Manchester BC, 30 Palatine Road, Withington. (Tel 0161 445 3712).
Systems:      EBU Level 4 event.
Entry fee:    £12 per player (Juniors £6.00). Wine & mince pies provided during prize giving.
Entries to:   Ann Thornton, 68C Schools Hill, Cheadle, SK8 1JD Tel: 07855069417,
              Email -
Prizes:       Generous cash prizes. The winners will hold the Ben Franks Trophy for a year. The leading
              4 pairs with Primary Allegiance to Manchester will be invited to play in the CORWEN
              (2nd /3rd June 2018 in Northampton) with their entry fee paid by MCBA.
General:      Entry restricted to Manchester Full and Associate Members.

                                            GAZETTE CUP
                 (Holders: Alan Mould, Michael Newman, Robert Myers, David Debbage
                     Catherine Draper, John Hassett, John Holland, Ollie Burgess)
                        A single-session multiple Teams-of-Eight competition

Date/Times: Sunday 4th February 2018. Start at 1pm, Finish around 7:30pm (45 boards)
Venue:      Altrincham BC, St Peters Assembly Room, 134 Cecil Road, Hale (Tel 0161 282 1754)
Systems: EBU Level 4 event.
Entry fee: £80 per team inclusive of afternoon tea.
Entries:   Ann Thornton, 68C Schools Hill, Cheadle, SK8 1JD Tel: 07855 069417, Email
Prizes:      The winning Club will be invited to represent MCBA in the GARDEN CITIES
             regional final at Bradford, on 21st April 2018. Entry fee will be paid by MCBA.
General:     Each team will have just eight players all EBU members and bona fide members of
             the same MCBA affiliated Club.

                   (Last Year’s Winners: John Morrell & Marianne Farr (Pairs),
                John Holland, Gillian Whyte, Pat Burrows & Pauline Lang (Teams) )
          Two separate One Day Green Pointed Events: Swiss Pairs and Swiss Teams

Date/Time: Swiss Pairs Sat 3rd March 2018. Start 11am Finish 7:30pm (7 x 7 Board Matches)
Date/Time: Swiss Teams Sun 22nd July 2018. Start 11am Finish 7:30pm (7 x 7 Board Matches)
Venue       Altrincham BC, St Peters Assembly Room, 134 Cecil Road, Hale (Tel 0161 282 1754)
            Free car park with about 30 marked spaces and further parking on the road outside.
Systems:    EBU Level 4.
Entry fee: £20 per player.
Entries to: R Goldenfield, 4 Pinfold Court, Pinfold Lane, Whitefield, M45 7NZ, Tel 0161 280 6939
Prizes:     Generous prizes. Green Points awarded to EBU Scale.
General:    7 x 7 board matches. Advanced booking essential (Pairs and Teams limited to 26 Tables
            each). All players must be EBU members. There will be duplimated boards. Free
            tea/coffee & biscuits will be available throughout the day. There will be a 1 hour (approx.)
            meal break. There are several eating places in Hale Village, but no food is available at the
            venue. However, players may consume their own food and drink on the premises.

                                     MANCHESTER CONGRESS
             Manchester Pairs: Andrew Woodcock & Dave Debbage
             Manchester Teams: Gary Hyett & Ben Norton, Sam Behrens & Bill Hirst
             Ladies Pairs: Barbara Moore & Lindsey Cuff
             Mixed Pairs:       Barry Myers & Sally Brock
             Intermediate Pairs: Ross Allen & Phillip Taylor
             Progress Cup:       John Banbury & George Falzon
             Kevin Comrie Cup:    Peter Butterworth & Elaine Preece

 A two-day Congress with a two session Multiple Pairs event on Saturday and two-session
 Multiple Teams event on Sunday. There will be a separate competition each day for less
                                 experienced players.

Date:        Sat 6th January & Sun 7th January 2018
             Championship Pairs       Sat 1pm– 4.30pm, 6.30pm – 10.00pm 2-session Multiple Pairs event.
             Championship Teams Sun 11am–3pm, 3.45pm –7.15pm 2- session Multiple Teams event.
             Players Progress Cup Sat 1pm-5pm Pairs event for inexperienced players.
             Kevin Comrie Cup        Sun 1pm-5pm Pairs event for inexperienced players.
Venue:       Victoria and Albert Hotel, Water Street, Manchester, M3 4JQ, tel: 0161 832 1188
             This venue is centrally located, close to Spinningfields. There are a wide range of
             restaurants nearby. For parking info see the MCBA website. Accommodation is available
             in the Hotel which has a Certificate of Excellence from Trip Advisor
Systems:     EBU Level 4 for Championship Pairs & Teams. Masterpoints awarded to County Scale.
Entry fee:   Championship events: £25 per player in each event or £45 for the full congress.
             Events for inexperienced players: £8 per player per event. Half price entry for u-25s.
Prizes:      Generous money prizes, plus other awards. Trophies will be awarded for the Championship
             Pairs, leading Intermediate (both below Tournament Master), Mixed, Ladies, Men’s Pairs,
             Juniors (‘Michael’s Cup’) and Championship Teams Trophy. There will be a selection of
             prizes for the leading pairs in each event for inexperienced players.
Entries for Championship Pairs and Teams To:Jeff Smith, 28 Windsor Road, Prestwich, Manchester
             M25 0FF Tel: 0161 702 3773, Email –
Entries for Players Progress Cup and Kevin Comrie Cup To: Susan Triggs, 5 Tumblewood Drive,
             Cheadle, SK8 1JZ email -
General:There will be duplimated boards for all events. Non EBU members may only play in
             Players Progress Cup and Kevin Comrie Cup.

                  INTERMEDIATE PAIRS Autumn & Summer and Swiss (new)
                       Holders: Autumn (Margaret Kelly & Liz Downie)
                           Swiss: (Jackie Lowrie & Annie Curtis)
                          Summer (Susan Triggs & Graham Winn)
 These are one session events for club players who have limited experience in tournament play. If
                 the pair play in the MCBA league they will not be above Division 4.
Autumn Date: Sun 5th November 2017. Start 1.30pm. Play finished and prizes presented by 6pm.
Swiss Date: Sun 8th April 2018. Start 2.00 pm. Play finished and prizes presented by 6.30pm.
Summer Date: Sun 10th June 2018. Start 1.30pm. Play finished and prizes presented by 6pm
Venue: For Autumn & Summer Pairs -Altrincham BC, St Peter’s Assembly rooms, 134 Cecil Road, Hale
(Tel 0161 282 1754) For Swiss Pairs - Manchester BC, 30 Palatine Rd, M0 3JJ (Tel 0161 445 3712)
Systems: Simple Systems
Entry fee: £8 per player.
Entries for summer and autumn events to: Barbara Lewis, 66 Schools Hill Road, Cheadle, SK8 1JD.
Tel: 0161 428 4278
Entries for Swiss to: Susan Triggs, 5 Tumblewood Drive, Cheadle, SK8 1JZ . Tel: 0161 428 3576
Prizes: £40 for the winners and other prizes.
General: These events are open to all players as described above. You do not have to be members of the
EBU. We welcome improvers who wish to gain experience of tournament play and more experienced club
players who don’t often play in tournaments but who would like the opportunity to play against pairs from
other clubs.

                                           CANTOR CUP
                                 (Holders: Neville Toft & Mathew Stibbe)
 This one session event is sponsored by the Cantor family, in memory of Trudy & Oliver Cantor. It
                         is an event for beginners and inexperienced players.
Date: Sun 25th February 2018. Start 2pm. Play finished and prizes presented by 6pm.
Venue: Manchester BC, 30 Palatine Road, Withington. (Tel 0161 445 3712).
Systems: Simple systems only
Entry fee: £8 per player.
Entries to: Barbara Lewis, 66 Schools Hill Road, Cheadle, Ches, SK8 1JD
       Tel: 0161 428 4278 Email –
Prizes: Generous prizes for winners and others.
General: This event is open to all inexperienced players. You do not have to be members of the EBU.
         Holders: Cup: Inverted Minors (Irving Blakey, Jeff Smith, Leslie Klein and David Barton)
  Plate: The four Dummies (Barbara Eastabrook, Richard Acaster, Susan McGeechan and Judy Yates)
MCBA runs a League currently of 7 divisions of about 10 teams each. The league runs from September
to April each year and offers teams bridge at an appropriate standard for every bridge player in
Manchester County Bridge Association. There is also an Annual Cup/Plate Knockout competition. Details
from League Sec, Kath Nelson, 6 Pheasant Rise, Bowden, Altrincham, WA14 3HL. Tel: 0161 929 1849

The Higson Cup and Plate Finals will be held at Manchester Bridge Club on Sunday 29 April 2018


                                 A                   B                     C
         Sat 8 July           Keighley            Bradford            Manchester
         Sat 19 Aug           Bradford           Manchester              Leeds
         Sat 10 Sep           Bradford            Keighley             Brierfield
         Sat 8 Oct             Bolton             Bradford            Manchester

                                  Matches start at 12.30pm
   Bernard Kaye is the main NBL organiser. Email -
             For more information go to the Northern Bridge League website on

Since April 2010, all members of clubs affiliated to the EBU became Player Members of the EBU.
Affiliated clubs pay an annual fee to the EBU due on 1st April each year. On behalf of the players, the
club will remit a pay-to-play fee for each player taking part in any duplicate bridge session held in the
club. Alternatively, a player can become a Direct Member of the EBU by an annual subscription.

Club Affiliation Fee to EBU                          £36
Direct Members (not via a Club)                      £29
Affiliation fee for Direct Members to MCBA           £5
P2P Fee per player per session                       44p (EBU 37p, MCBA 7p)

Club delegates are welcome to attend the Council Meetings on dates to be announced on the website. All
MCBA members are welcome to attend the AGM which will be held on 23rd May 2018 at Altrincham
Bridge Club at 7.30pm.

MCBA teams are selected annually for the Tollemache, President’s Cup, Derbyshire match and for the
Northern Bridge League. The current Selection Committee is Alan Mould, Michael Newman, Roger
Hopton, Steve Mattinson & Adam Wiseberg. Selection criteria include established reputation,
involvement, performance and a desire to give deserving pairs County representation.
Bridge classes for intermediates on Wednesday afternoon - a brief lesson followed by relevant
supervised play. Contact Joan Lewis 07952 010 716
Beginners' classes on Tuesdays at 1.00 to 3.30pm from June to Easter. Supervised play session on
Mondays 1.00 to 4.00pm from June to Easter. Contact Gordon Bickley 07530 553594
Gentle supervised duplicate bridge on Tuesdays at 9.45am. Partners always found. Contact Doris Kirwan
0161 439 6732 or and Julia Bannister 01625 871990
Bridge tuition for absolute beginners and improvers, with an EBU accredited professional teacher, based
on the official EBU instruction manuals (“Bridge for All”). Contact Bernard Kaye, 23 Wentworth Court,
Whitefield, M45 7UZ, Tel 0161-759-8016 Email website:
This club runs an Absolute Beginners course on Thursday mornings starting in October to June each
year. The course covers the EBU Acol Foundation course and includes notes and play of prepared hands.
For further details see or contact Derek Bailey on 0161 483 6347 or via There is also a separate supervised improvers duplicate on Thursday mornings.
Supervised duplicate for improvers on Thursday mornings. Contact Barbara Lewis on 0161 428 4278 or
EBU teacher for beginners or improvers. Learn bridge in your own home (or Kath's). Based in the
Altrincham area. Internet teaching also available, one-to-one or small groups. Contact or 07817 602381
A comprehensive range of beginners' classes and supervised play classes is available at Manchester's
only professionally run bridge club. They run sessions both during the day and in the evening to help you
improve and progress your play at the pace you feel comfortable with. Bridge lessons for Beginners on
Wednesday evenings and Monday mornings. Supervised play duplicate on Monday afternoon (with brief
lesson at beginning) and Supervised duplicate for novices and improvers on Tuesday evening. Supervised
play class on Wednesday evening. Seminars for improvers and intermediate players. Contact Jeff
Morris or David Debbage on 0161 445 3712 or visit the website at
Improvers duplicate each Monday from 10.00am starting with a lesson and notes, then refreshments
and a duplicate session. All welcome, no partner needed. Details from Michael Parr 0161 439 7658 or
email mparr1@btinternetcom
Bridge lessons for improvers run by England International Michael Byrne and beginners lessons by
Nicolas Greer starting in the Autumn. They organise classes at the following times: Wednesday morning
(Didsbury), Thursday morning (Gatley), Thursday afternoon (Cheadle Hulme) as well as a monthly seminar
(the first Tuesday of the month) for duplicate players at Cheadle Hulme Bridge Club. Contact Michael
on 07821 272568 or click on for further details.
Supervised Bridge every Wednesday and Friday 10 am to 12 noon and on Mondays 1pm to 3.45pm.
Improvers duplicate on Wednesday evening. Bridge lessons for Improvers on Tuesday mornings starting
26th September. Contact either Edwina Abbott on 0161 905 2059 or Clive Worthington on 07771
753515 or
A wide range of Bridge Classes offered each week for absolute beginners through to more experienced
players along with a supervised play class on a Friday afternoon. Starting in September 2017 there will
be a new class 'Back to Basics' for players who want to refresh their bidding and update to modern
bridge styles. For more details see or contact Jenny Morris on or phone 01565 873886.

                                          CLUB DETAILS
Club             Details                                                                  Tel Nos
Altrincham (A)   St Peters Assembly Room, 134 Cecil Rd, Hale WA15 9NU                     07952 010716
                 Joan Lewis, Email –, Dup- Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu
                 Web –
Ashton           Carr St, Hurst Cross, Ashton-u-Lyne, OL6 8ES                             0161 430 4480
                 Email –
                 Dup – Wed & Fri Aft, Tue, Thu. eve Beginners/Improvers Mon Aft
                 Web –
Besses           Whitefield Reform Synagogue, Elms Street, Whitefield, M25 8GQ            0161 766 4863
                                                                                          07931 354820
                 Harry Bailey, Dup – Tue, Thu eve
                 Web –
Bowdon           Jubilee Community Centre, The Firs, Bowdon WA14 2TQ                      0161 928 3234
                 Jayne Vandermeersch, Dup – Mon eve
Bramhall (A)     Bramhall Village Club, 1 Melbourne Road, Bramhall SK7 1LR                01625 500595 -
                 Ross Worthington, Email -
                                                                                          0161 439 8359 -
                 Dup – Wed, Fri eve,    and 1st & 3rd Sat every month                     (eve)
                 Web –
Bramhall         Brookdale Club, Bridge Lane Bramhall, SK7 3AB.
                                                                                          0161 439 1463
Green (A)        Tom Burniston,      Email –
                 Dup – Thu Eve,       Web –
Brookdale        Brookdale Club, Bridge Lane, Bramhall SK7 3AB                            .
                                                                                          0161 427 6001
                 Contact Ros Moorhouse, email -
                 Dup Weds eve,Thu am for improvers, Fri aft, Teams Mon (Oct-Mar)
                 Web –
Cheadle Hulme    Tudor Building, Mellor Road, Cheadle Hulme SK8 5AT                       07549 152972
(A)                                                                                       0161 428 4278
                 Alec Smalley Email:babsandalec@dsl.pipex.
                 Dup at 7.30 pm – Mon, Tues & Fri
Chelford         Chelford Village Hall, Knutsford Road, Chelford, SK11 9AS
                 Dup Fri aft Web –
Chorlton         Unitarian Church Hall,548B Wilbraham Road, Chorlton
                                                                                          0161 225 8854
                 Christine Blackburn, Email –
                 Dup–Mon(beginners), Wed, Thu, evenings at 7.30pm
                 Web –
Disley           Disley Bridge Club Community Centre, Disley
                                                                                          01663 763791
                 Ron Hopwood,        Email
Forty B C        Trinity Church, Sale Moor. Sandra Frost. Play Weds at 1.00 pm            0161 865 1215

Goostrey         Goostrey Village Hall, Dup Mon eve, John Roberts                         01565634305
Handforth        Tennis Club, Woodlands Rd, Handforth, Ches.                              01625 528 282
Hall             Carol Lee,      Email Dup – Wed Eve & Tues aft.
Jubilee           Jubilee Rooms, The Firs, Bowdon WA14 2TQ
                                                                                         0161 904 9775
                  Hugh Downie, Email – Dup – Thu eve
                  Web –
Knutsford         The Heritage Bridge Club, Heritage Centre, Dup Wed eve.                01565 634305
                  Contact Margaret Roberts. Web:
Larkhill          Larkhill Community Centre, Thorley Lane, Timperley, WA15 7BJ.          0161 2832992
                  Anne Richardson.                Email -
                  Dup – Thurs at 12.50 pm for members only and Fri at 12.50pm all
                  welcome       Web –
Manchester(A)     30 Palatine Rd, Withington, M20 3JJ                                    0161 445 3712
                                                                                         0161 445 2535
                  Jeff Morris/ David Debbage, Email -
                  Dup - Mon & Wed eve. Tue eve improvers, Thurs eve Swiss pairs
                  Supervised dup Mon pm.          Web -
Marple(A)         Ludworth & Mellor Women’s Institute, Lower Fold, Marple Bridge
                                                                                         0161 427 4769
                  Margery Mount,         Email –
                  Dup – Wed eve Web –
Poynton           Civic Hall, Poynton       Web –
                                                                                         0161 612 1660
                  Jim Straffon,        Email – Dup – Thu eve
Poynton-          Civic Hall, Park Lane, Poynton , SK12 1RB, Helen Boulton               01625 850654
Worth              Dup – Wed eve          Web
Prestbury(A)      Village Hall, Dale Brow, Prestbury, Cheshire, SK10 4BW                 01625 582959
                  Mrs Lesley Taylor, Email – Dup – Tue
                  Web –
Regal Bridge      Chorley village hall, Knutsford Rd, Alderley Edge. Cheshire. Sk9 7SF
Club              Dup - Thurs eve email Chris Bates
Stretford(A)      66 Derbyshire Lane, Stretford M32 8BL
                  Linda Williams, Email -                   0161 428 9110
                  Dup – Sun,Tue & Wed Aft   Random Teams 1st & 3rd Fri Eve;
                  Web –
Trafford(A)       Suite 5, Cadman House, Wharf Rd, Sale, Cheshire M33 2AF                07580 543934.
                  Diana Calvert, Email –
                  Dup – Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri eve & Mon aft. Weds eve improvers dup.
                  Wine & Cheese dup 2nd Sat eve each month. Supervised dup Wed,
                  Thurs & Fri mornings      Web –
U3A Norris        Sale Moor Community Centre, 359 Norris Road, Sale M33 2UP              0161 903 8168
Road              Roger Richardson        Play Tues at 1.00 pm Dup & Chicago
U3A               Withington Library, alternate Fridays 10.00 am, beginners upwards      0161 257 3319
                                                                                         07805 572436
Withington        Mark Hamilton               email:
Wilmslow          Chorley Village Hall, Knutsford Rd, Alderley Edge                      01625 582971
Guild             Philip Forshaw Friendly dup Weds 13.30

                                 MCBA CALENDAR OF EVENTS
MCBA events are highlighted in Bold print
  1-3 Sep      Bolton Congress                        Bolton BC
  1-3 Sep      Isle of Man Congress                   Palace Hotel, Douglas, IoM
  4-8 Sep      EBED Sims Pairs                        Clubs
   9 Sep       Northern Bridge League M3              Various
17 Sep     LCBA Mixed Pairs                    Poulton BC
23-24 Sep   Derbyshire GP Swiss Pairs & Swiss   Spondon Bridge Club
23-24 Sep   Cumbria/Westmorland GP Swiss        Castle Green Hotel, Kendal
            Teams & Swiss Pairs
30-1 Oct    EBU - Great Northern Swiss Pairs    Hilton Hotel Leeds
 2-5 Oct    EBU British Autumn Sims             Clubs
  7 Oct     Northern Bridge League M4           Various
 7-8 Oct    Gold Cup Finals                     Young Chelsea Bridge Club
 7-8 Oct    North Wales GP Swiss Pairs          Northop
 15 Oct     Chester Bowl (Charity Pairs)        Deva BC
20-22 Oct   EBU Autumn Congress                 Reading
 28 Oct     Lancs GP Swiss Pairs                Brierfield BC
 29 Oct     Lancs GP Swiss Teams                Bolton BC

 3-5 Nov    EBU Senior’s Congress               Wokefield Park, Reading
 5 Nov      Manchester Intermediate Pairs       Altrincham Bridge Club, Hale
  5 Nov     Merseyside Cup                      Merseyside Bridge Club
10-16 Nov   ECATS Children In Need Sim Pairs    Clubs
 12 Nov     Pendle Witch Pairs                  Brierfield BC
18-19 Nov   EBU Tollemache Cup Q.R.             St John's Hotel Solihull
25-26 Nov   Welsh Bridge Union Swiss teams      Llangollen
 3 Dec      Waterworth Cup                      Merseyside Bridge Club
 3 Dec      Ben Franks trophy                   Manchester BC
 17 Dec     Santa Claus Pairs                   Manchester BC
28-30 Dec   EBU Year End Congress               Hilton, Blackpool

6-7 Jan     Manchester Congress                 Victoria & Albert Hotel
8-11 Jan    British Winter Sims Pairs           Clubs
27-28 Jan   Chester Congress                    Deva BC
 1-7 Feb    Bridge Overseas Congress/EBU        Budapest
 4 Feb      Gazette Cup                         Altrincham Bridge Club, Hale
  4 Feb     Lancs Championship Pairs            Bolton BC
10-11 Feb   EBU Tollemache Cup Final            St John's Hotel Solihull
16-18 Feb   EBU - Spring Congress               Harrogate
24-25 Feb   EBU Ranked Masters Pairs            St John's Hotel Solihull
 25 Feb     Cantor Cup                          Manchester Bridge Club
 25 Feb     Jean Keen Ladies Teams              Deva BC
 3 Mar      EBU/Manchester GP Swiss Pairs       Altrincham Bridge Club
9-11 Mar    Cumbria Congress                     Cumbria Grand Hotel, Grange-over-
13-15 Mar   EBU Stratified Sims Pairs            Clubs
 18 Mar     Isle of Man Pairs                    Douglas/tbc
 18 Mar     EBU National Pairs Regional finals   Bradford
 25 Mar     EBU Portland Pairs                   Designated clubs
30-1 Apr    EBU North Easter Festival            tbc
 7-8 Apr    NWBA Swiss Teams                     Wrexham
  8 Apr     Intermediate Swiss Pairs             Manchester Bridge Club
  8 Apr     Hector Barker Pivot teams            Southport BC
9-12 Apr    British Spring Sims                  Clubs
14-15 Apr   EBU National Pairs Final             Daventry
 21 Apr     EBU Garden Cities Regional Final     Bradford BC
 29 Apr     Higson Cup and Plate Finals          Manchester Bridge Club
30-3 May    EBED Spring Sims                     Clubs
 4-8 May    EBU Schapiro Spring Foursomes        Stratford-upon Avon
  6 May     Madeline Berney Spring Pairs         Brierfield
12-13 May   EBU National Swiss Teams Congress    Solihull
 13 May     Blackburn Swiss Pairs                Blackburn BC
 20 May     Merseyside & Ches (John              Merseyside BC
            Armstrong) GP Pairs
 23 May     MCBA AGM                             Altrincham Bridge Club
26-28 May   EBU Spring Bank Holiday Congress     tbc
 28 May     Spring Bank Holiday Swiss Teams      Bolton BC
 1-3 Jun    Yorkshire Congress                   Harrogate
 2-3 Jun    EBU Corwen trophy                    Northampton
9-10 Jun    EBU Pachabo Cup                      Daventry
 10 Jun     Summer Intermediate Pairs            Altrincham BC
 23 Jun     EBU Garden Cities National Final     West Midlands BC
 26 Jun     Bill Hughes Sims Pairs               Clubs
 29-1 Jul   EBU English Riviera Congress         Torquay
 30-1 Jul   Presidents Cup                       tbc
 6-7 Jul    EBU Summer Seniors Congress          Eastbourne
 7-8 Jul    Welsh Bridge Union GP Swiss Pairs    Llandudno
 22 Jul     Manchester GP Swiss Teams            Altrincham BC
23-26 Aug   British Summer Sim Pairs             Clubs
25-29 Jul   EBU Northern Summer Festival         Scarborough
  6 Aug     Preston Blue Pointed Pairs           Preston BC
3-19 Aug    EBU Summer Meeting                   Royal National Hotel, London
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