Manchester County Bridge Association - Handbook 2017-18
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Manchester County Bridge Association Handbook 2017-18
MCBA OFFICERS President: EVE LIGHTHILL Life Vice-President: SID TRAVERS Chairman: IRENE DAVIES 14 Carlton Range, Gorton, Manchester, M18 7LS Tel 0161 320 4765, Email email@example.com Vice Chairman: MICHAEL BYRNE Flat 7, 30-32 Catterick Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6HJ Tel: 07821 272568, Email firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary: ALAN MOULD 50 Norman Road, Rusholme, Manchester M14 5LE Tel: 0161 258 3717, Email email@example.com Treasurer: PETER GREEN 7 Ryecroft Avenue, Lowton, Warrington, WA3 2TN Tel: 01942 716896, Email firstname.lastname@example.org Membership Secretary: KAREN SANDLER 10 Broadway Avenue, Cheadle SK8 1NN Tel: 0161 428 6479, Email email@example.com Green Point Secretary: RHONA GOLDENFIELD 4 Pinfold Court, Pinfold Lane, Whitefield, M45 7NZ Tel: 0161 280 6939, Email firstname.lastname@example.org Tournament Secretary: ANN THORNTON Email email@example.com Match Secretary: MICHAEL BYRNE Flat 7, 30-32 Catterick Road, Didsbury, Manchester, M20 6HJ Tel: 07821 272568, Email firstname.lastname@example.org League Secretary: KATH NELSON 6 Pheasant Rise, Bowden, WA14 3HL Tel: 0161 929 1849. Email email@example.com Press & Publicity: JEFF MORRIS Manchester BC, 30 Palatine Rd, Withington, Manchester M20 3JJ Tel: 0161 445 3712, Email firstname.lastname@example.org Youth & Schools: JEFF MORRIS Manchester BC, 30 Palatine Rd, Withington, Manchester M20 3JJ Tel:0161 445 3712, Email email@example.com Webmaster: RODNEY LIGHTON 450 Parrs Wood Road, Manchester M20 5GP Tel: 0161 445 5644, Email – firstname.lastname@example.org MCBA Handbook Editor: GRAHAM WINN Tel: 0161 428 3576, Email email@example.com EBU Shareholders: MICHAEL NEWMAN, JEFF MORRIS, RODNEY LIGHTON.
MANCHESTER KNOCKOUT TEAMS FOR THE MERVILLE GOLDSTONE TROPHY (Holders: Jeff Morris, John Hassett, Catherine Draper, Andrew Woodcock, Ollie Burgess & Rob Myers) A knock-out event for Teams-of-Four THIS IS THE QUALIFIER TO REPRESENT THE COUNTY IN THE EBU PACHABO CUP 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 – firstname.lastname@example.org 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 THIS IS THE QUALIFIER TO REPRESENT THE COUNTY IN THE EBU CORWEN TROPHY 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 - email@example.com 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 THIS IS THE QUALIFIER FOR THE EBU GARDEN CITIES TROPHY 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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. EBU / MANCHESTER JOINT GREEN POINTED EVENTS (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 Holders: 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 – email@example.com Entries for Players Progress Cup and Kevin Comrie Cup To: Susan Triggs, 5 Tumblewood Drive, Cheadle, SK8 1JZ email - firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com Entries for Swiss to: Susan Triggs, 5 Tumblewood Drive, Cheadle, SK8 1JZ . Tel: 0161 428 3576 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 – email@example.com 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.
LEAGUE & HIGSON CUP/PLATE 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 Email firstname.lastname@example.org The Higson Cup and Plate Finals will be held at Manchester Bridge Club on Sunday 29 April 2018 _____________________________________________________________ NORTHERN BRIDGE LEAGUE DATES AND VENUES 2017 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 - email@example.com For more information go to the Northern Bridge League website on www.manchesterbridge.org.uk/nbl INFORMATION SUBSCRIPTIONS 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) MCBA MEETINGS 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. SELECTIONS 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.
TEACHING ALTRINCHAM BC Bridge classes for intermediates on Wednesday afternoon - a brief lesson followed by relevant supervised play. Contact Joan Lewis 07952 010 716 ASHTON BC 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 BRAMHALL VILLAGE BC Gentle supervised duplicate bridge on Tuesdays at 9.45am. Partners always found. Contact Doris Kirwan 0161 439 6732 or firstname.lastname@example.org and Julia Bannister 01625 871990 BRIDGE FOR ALL (BFA) 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 email@example.com/ website: www.bridgeforall.weebly.com BROOKDALE BRIDGE CLUB 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 www.thebrookdaleclub.com or contact Derek Bailey on 0161 483 6347 or via D5941P483B@aol.com. There is also a separate supervised improvers duplicate on Thursday mornings. CHEADLE HULME BC Supervised duplicate for improvers on Thursday mornings. Contact Barbara Lewis on 0161 428 4278 or firstname.lastname@example.org. KATH NELSON 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 email@example.com or 07817 602381 MANCHESTER BC 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 www.manchesterbridge.co.uk MBH BRAMHALL 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 MSB 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 http://playbridgemsb.co.uk/ for further details. TRAFFORD BC 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
WILMSLOW GUILD 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 www.wilmslowguild.org or contact Jenny Morris on email@example.com or phone 01565 873886. CLUB DETAILS (A)=EBU Club Details Tel Nos Altrincham (A) St Peters Assembly Room, 134 Cecil Rd, Hale WA15 9NU 07952 010716 Joan Lewis, Email – firstname.lastname@example.org, Dup- Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu Web – www.altrinchambridgeclub.co.uk Ashton Carr St, Hurst Cross, Ashton-u-Lyne, OL6 8ES 0161 430 4480 Email – email@example.com Dup – Wed & Fri Aft, Tue, Thu. eve Beginners/Improvers Mon Aft Web – www.ashtondistrictbridgeclub.org.uk Besses Whitefield Reform Synagogue, Elms Street, Whitefield, M25 8GQ 0161 766 4863 07931 354820 Harry Bailey, Dup – Tue, Thu eve Web – www.bridgewebs.com/bessesothbarn Bowdon Jubilee Community Centre, The Firs, Bowdon WA14 2TQ 0161 928 3234 Jayne Vandermeersch, Dup – Mon eve Web -www.bridgewebs.com/bowdon Bramhall (A) Bramhall Village Club, 1 Melbourne Road, Bramhall SK7 1LR 01625 500595 - (day) Ross Worthington, Email - firstname.lastname@example.org 0161 439 8359 - Dup – Wed, Fri eve, and 1st & 3rd Sat every month (eve) Web – www.bramhallbridgeclub.org.uk Bramhall Brookdale Club, Bridge Lane Bramhall, SK7 3AB. 0161 439 1463 Green (A) Tom Burniston, Email – email@example.com Dup – Thu Eve, Web – http://www.bridgewebs.com/brookdale Brookdale Brookdale Club, Bridge Lane, Bramhall SK7 3AB . 0161 427 6001 Contact Ros Moorhouse, email - firstname.lastname@example.org Dup Weds eve,Thu am for improvers, Fri aft, Teams Mon (Oct-Mar) Web – http://www.bridgewebs.com/brookdale Cheadle Hulme Tudor Building, Mellor Road, Cheadle Hulme SK8 5AT 07549 152972 (A) 0161 428 4278 Alec Smalley Email:email@example.com. Dup at 7.30 pm – Mon, Tues & Fri www.cheadlehulmebridgeclub.org Chelford Chelford Village Hall, Knutsford Road, Chelford, SK11 9AS Dup Fri aft Web – www.bridgewebs.com/chelford Chorlton Unitarian Church Hall,548B Wilbraham Road, Chorlton 0161 225 8854 Christine Blackburn, Email – firstname.lastname@example.org Dup–Mon(beginners), Wed, Thu, evenings at 7.30pm Web – www.bridgewebs.com/chorlton Disley Disley Bridge Club Community Centre, Disley 01663 763791 Ron Hopwood, Email email@example.com 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 www.bridgewebs.com/goostrey Handforth Tennis Club, Woodlands Rd, Handforth, Ches. 01625 528 282 Hall Carol Lee, Email firstname.lastname@example.org Dup – Wed Eve & Tues aft.
Jubilee Jubilee Rooms, The Firs, Bowdon WA14 2TQ 0161 904 9775 Hugh Downie, Email – email@example.com Dup – Thu eve Web – www.jubileebridge.org.uk Knutsford The Heritage Bridge Club, Heritage Centre, Dup Wed eve. 01565 634305 Contact Margaret Roberts. Web: www.bridgewebs.com/heritage Larkhill Larkhill Community Centre, Thorley Lane, Timperley, WA15 7BJ. 0161 2832992 Anne Richardson. Email - firstname.lastname@example.org Dup – Thurs at 12.50 pm for members only and Fri at 12.50pm all welcome Web – www.bridgewebs.com/larkhill Manchester(A) 30 Palatine Rd, Withington, M20 3JJ 0161 445 3712 0161 445 2535 Jeff Morris/ David Debbage, Email - email@example.com Dup - Mon & Wed eve. Tue eve improvers, Thurs eve Swiss pairs Supervised dup Mon pm. Web - www.manchesterbridge.co.uk Marple(A) Ludworth & Mellor Women’s Institute, Lower Fold, Marple Bridge 0161 427 4769 Margery Mount, Email – Margery.firstname.lastname@example.org Dup – Wed eve Web – www.marpleduplicate.org.uk Poynton Civic Hall, Poynton Web – www.bridgewebs.com/poynton 0161 612 1660 Jim Straffon, Email – email@example.com Dup – Thu eve Poynton- Civic Hall, Park Lane, Poynton , SK12 1RB, Helen Boulton 01625 850654 Worth Dup – Wed eve Web www.bridgewebs.com/poyntonworth Prestbury(A) Village Hall, Dale Brow, Prestbury, Cheshire, SK10 4BW 01625 582959 Mrs Lesley Taylor, Email – firstname.lastname@example.org Dup – Tue Web – www.bridgewebs.com/prestbury Regal Bridge Chorley village hall, Knutsford Rd, Alderley Edge. Cheshire. Sk9 7SF Club Dup - Thurs eve email Chris Bates email@example.com Stretford(A) 66 Derbyshire Lane, Stretford M32 8BL Linda Williams, Email - firstname.lastname@example.org 0161 428 9110 Dup – Sun,Tue & Wed Aft Random Teams 1st & 3rd Fri Eve; Web – www.bridgewebs.com/stretford Trafford(A) Suite 5, Cadman House, Wharf Rd, Sale, Cheshire M33 2AF 07580 543934. Diana Calvert, Email – email@example.com 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 – www.traffordbridgeclub.org.uk 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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 2017 September 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 Teams 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 October 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 November 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 December 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 2018 January 6-7 Jan Manchester Congress Victoria & Albert Hotel 8-11 Jan British Winter Sims Pairs Clubs 27-28 Jan Chester Congress Deva BC February 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 March 3 Mar EBU/Manchester GP Swiss Pairs Altrincham Bridge Club
9-11 Mar Cumbria Congress Cumbria Grand Hotel, Grange-over- Sands 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 April 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 May 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 June 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 July 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 August 6 Aug Preston Blue Pointed Pairs Preston BC 3-19 Aug EBU Summer Meeting Royal National Hotel, London
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