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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU regulation which comes into effect on 25 May 2018. GDPR will update existing data protection laws and will place greater accountability and transparency obligations on organisations when using a member’s personal information. It gives the individual greater control over their personal information.

Ashbourne Bridge Club will put our Privacy Policy onto the website and Club notice board in advance of the new season in September 2018. It will subsequently be explained to Members at a Club Night in September.

For further information, please contact the Club Secretary.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
PLAYER OF THE YEAR

CONGRATULATIONS TO IAN WHO WON PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017-2018!!!!!

WELL DONE IAN!

DROGHEDA & DISTRICT 25th BRIDGE CONGRESS
DROGHEDA & DISTRICT 25th BRIDGE CONGRESS

Fundraiser Bridge Night in the Westcourt Hotel on Sunday 27th MAY 2018 @ 7.30p.m.

All grades catered for.  €12.50 including supper (raffle on the night)

4 FUN TEAMS EVENT
4 FUN TEAMS EVENT

Folks the 4 FUN TEAMS takes place on Saturday May 26th from midday. This day includes several hours of Bridge with a break for lunch and the cost, yet to be announced but subsidised by the N.E. Region C.B.A.I., will include a lovely lunch.

If you are interested in putting a team of four in (one Novice plays with a B and the Master plays with the A (a change from previous years) please let me know before the middle of May.

The Master and Inter A players are unrestricted in their bidding system whereas the Inter B and Novice players must play a restricted bidding system.

Many thanks

Liz - Club Secretary

Bidding System for 4 Fun Teams day.pdf

 

2018 CHARITY NIGHT

Many thanks once again to everyone who contributed to and helped out on the night! The Committee were delighted to be able to raise almost €1,000 for our three chosen charities.

Margaret presented cheques to Barbara for Meals on Wheels, Deirdre for the Cancer Society and Maura for Alzheimers Meath Branch.

Thanks to the GAA for sharing the cost of the refreshments and a special thanks to all Members who are involved in Charity fundraisers in our Community.

 

 
Welcome to Ashbourne Bridge Club

Our club has a friendly and welcoming membership which we are very proud of.  We play upstairs in the Ashbourne/Donaghmore GAA Club every Tuesday at 7:20 sharp. There is ample free parking. The playing fee is five Euro and the club is open all year round, with visitors welcome from May to August.

New Players warmly welcomed.

The club secretary is Liz, on 086 8251659.

Our email address is AshbourneBridgeClubMeath@gmail.com

 

Imelda RIP

We are very sad to tell you of the death of our dear friend and long time Member, Imelda O'Riordan. Imelda was our first Honorary Member and turned 95 last October.

The Committee will make a donation to St Francis Hospice on behalf of the Club.

Rest in Peace Imelda

Thank you card from Imelda

Imelda thank you.pdf

ASHBOURNE BRIDGE CLUB SUMMER BRIDGE

We would like to give a very warm welcome to our Summer Bridge visitors.

Play starts at 7h20pm sharp and we ask you to arrive early in order to facilitate the work of our Tournament Director. We draw for position at table.

You may know that we host many Novice players every Summer. Their first venture into Club Bridge is very daunting (you remember) and the Club endeavours to make their transition into playing Club Bridge as stress free as possible. We take this very seriously.  We ask our Visitors and Members alike to give every courtesy to these Novice players, the future of Club Bridge, and to give them space to develop their game.

Very important: Novices do not play North / South position during their first year in our Club - please alert the TD if you are a Novice and find yourself in this position. Remember, the pair you are playing may not know you are a Novice nor be aware of this local Club rule.  We especially ask our Visitors and Members to respect this decision.

Novices playing in the Club over the Summer period are welcome to use any quick aids given to them by their teachers. The 'No Fear' Sheet is very useful and is available from the Club Secretary on request.

Welcome once again and enjoy our relaxed Summer Bridge evenings.

 

 Ashbourne Bridge Club Committee

 

PRESIDENT'S PRIZE WINNERS 2018
PRESIDENT'S PRIZE WINNERS 2018

Congratulations to everyone who participated in our President's Prize Competition 2018! 

The winner was Jim, followed by Debbie in second place and Patsy in third place.  Congratulations to all the winners!!!

2018 IBU National Seniors Congress on Thursday 22 March 2018 - Best Intermediate Team winners are Eileen, Brendan, Patsy and Jim!

Additionally, Ian was a Member of the Best Area Master Team!!

Well done all!

JOE BROWN MEMORIAL 2017

Congratulations to the winners of the Joe Brown Cup 2017

Pat Duff & Mary Timoney

Mary & Pat being presented with the Cup by Ashbourne Club President, Margaret Daniels

Congratulations also to Christy Tierney & Deirdre Reid for second place, Kay Coghlan and Jacinta Kangley for third place, Ian Baker & John Fox for best Club Team and to Patsy Donoghue & Jim Wilson for Best A pair!!!!  Well done all!

The Committee would like to thank everyone who supported the event, both Visitors and Members alike! Additional thanks to Peter who ensured the event was such a success!

Law 66
Law 66

Law 66 Inspection of Tricks

Players can now look at, but not expose, the card they played to their last trick, until either

player from their side has played to the next trick.

 


And a gentle reminder to leave the boards uncovered on the table during play - that is to say, not covering the boards with the bidding boxes during play.

The purpose of this is to allow players to see their vulnerability both during bidding and during play. The boards should remain properly orientated.

Drogheda Bridge Congress - winners
Drogheda Bridge Congress - winners

Congratulations to Barry & Debbie Leahy who won the Intermediate Pairs Cup at the Drogheda Congress in October!

Well done folks!

Bobbet Cup winners 2018

Congratulations to Ann and Gerry on winning the Bobbet Cup! 

Second place Theresa and Barbara, third place Mary and Dan, fourth place Liz and Brendan and fifth place, Eileen and Kay!

Full results in the results tab.

Ashbourne Cup Pairs 2017-2018

Congratulations to Patsy and Jim on an incredible win! Well done!

The Novice Pair winners were Brid Dervan & Brid Harris - well done ladies!!

Click for the latest results
Committee 2018-2019

President - Joe Bourke

Vice President - Teresa Fox

Treasurer - Miriam Moyles
Assistant Treasurer - Margaret Power

Ex-Officio - Margaret Daniels

Secretary - Liz Mckeown

Committee Members - Barbara Miller, Jerry Monaghan, Brendan Aylward and John Fox

Masterpoints for 2017-2018 season
Masterpoints for 2017-2018 season

The Masterpoints have been calculated and sent to the CBAI.  If you would like to know your Masterpoints for this last season, please text me on 086 8251659, or ask me in the Club on Tuesdays or calculate your points under the Results tab 'Personal analysis' section.

Liz

Navan Open Trophy 2018 winners

Congratulations to Miriam and Pat who won the 2018 Navan Open Trophy during the Laur Sheerin Trophy (Master & A's) & Navan Open (B's and Novice) on Good Friday 30th March 2018!  Well done folks.

And contratulations to Debbie and Martin who won best A's!

Navan Open Trophy 2018 winners
Some news from the C.B.A.I.
Some news from the C.B.A.I.

TEACHING COURSE

A teaching course is in the planning stages for the coming season, but a definite date is not yet confirmed.  If any Member is interested in teaching Bridge and would like to become a CBAI qualified Bridge Teacher, please contact the head office in Templeogue (01 4929666).

PLAY AGAINST THE Bots!

The EBL is starting a daily game on Funbridge on 23 April 2018.  Members will be able to train the programme to play their system - whatever it is - and play 16 boards every day for just €2.  The organisation is just being put in place so the CBAI will follow with more details when they are at hand. Special 'e-points', EBL computer Master Points will be awarded every day and prizes at the end of the season.  Get ready by visiting - www.funbridge.com - the programme can be used on PC, Mac, Ipad, Iphone, Android & Amazon.

Thank you letter from Betty
Thank you letter from Betty

Bettys letter of thanks.pdf

ROOM ROTA MAY
ROOM ROTA MAY

Volunteers needed to help set up the room for MAY. Many thanks for your help.

Remember, everyone should support the Committee by helping clear the room after each Bridge evening. Thanks.

RESULTS - new feature
RESULTS - new feature

The boards have been uploaded and linked to the score so you can now see how the new feature works.  This facilitates analysis of the hand, e.g. optimum contract, possible/most likely contracts, optimum play of the hand!!! 

As it takes some time to upload the boards, we ask Members to ensure the final boards are sorted by suit each evening. 

A simple step-by-step guide can be found at this link 'How it works'

  Many thanks to Pat for exploring this option for us!!

2017 Law - summary of major changes

2017 Laws - summary of major changes.pdf

Quicklinks for the CBAI & Regional CBAI

Contract Bridge Association of Ireland - http://cbai.ie/

North East Region of the CBAI - http://www.bridgewebs.com/northeasternregion/

Results are subject to verification

Results
Tue 22nd May 2018
Summer Bridge
Director: Brendan
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 15th May 2018
Summer Bridge
Director: Brendan
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 8th May 2018
Summer Bridge
Director: Brendan
Scorer: John Fox
Calendar
Tue 29th May 2018
Summer Bridge
Director: Brendan
Scorer: John
Click for the latest results
Committee 2018-2019

President - Joe Bourke

Vice President - Teresa Fox

Treasurer - Miriam Moyles
Assistant Treasurer - Margaret Power

Ex-Officio - Margaret Daniels

Secretary - Liz Mckeown

Committee Members - Barbara Miller, Jerry Monaghan, Brendan Aylward and John Fox

Masterpoints for 2017-2018 season
Masterpoints for 2017-2018 season

The Masterpoints have been calculated and sent to the CBAI.  If you would like to know your Masterpoints for this last season, please text me on 086 8251659, or ask me in the Club on Tuesdays or calculate your points under the Results tab 'Personal analysis' section.

Liz

Navan Open Trophy 2018 winners

Congratulations to Miriam and Pat who won the 2018 Navan Open Trophy during the Laur Sheerin Trophy (Master & A's) & Navan Open (B's and Novice) on Good Friday 30th March 2018!  Well done folks.

And contratulations to Debbie and Martin who won best A's!

Navan Open Trophy 2018 winners
Some news from the C.B.A.I.
Some news from the C.B.A.I.

TEACHING COURSE

A teaching course is in the planning stages for the coming season, but a definite date is not yet confirmed.  If any Member is interested in teaching Bridge and would like to become a CBAI qualified Bridge Teacher, please contact the head office in Templeogue (01 4929666).

PLAY AGAINST THE Bots!

The EBL is starting a daily game on Funbridge on 23 April 2018.  Members will be able to train the programme to play their system - whatever it is - and play 16 boards every day for just €2.  The organisation is just being put in place so the CBAI will follow with more details when they are at hand. Special 'e-points', EBL computer Master Points will be awarded every day and prizes at the end of the season.  Get ready by visiting - www.funbridge.com - the programme can be used on PC, Mac, Ipad, Iphone, Android & Amazon.

Thank you letter from Betty
Thank you letter from Betty

Bettys letter of thanks.pdf

ROOM ROTA MAY
ROOM ROTA MAY

Volunteers needed to help set up the room for MAY. Many thanks for your help.

Remember, everyone should support the Committee by helping clear the room after each Bridge evening. Thanks.

RESULTS - new feature
RESULTS - new feature

The boards have been uploaded and linked to the score so you can now see how the new feature works.  This facilitates analysis of the hand, e.g. optimum contract, possible/most likely contracts, optimum play of the hand!!! 

As it takes some time to upload the boards, we ask Members to ensure the final boards are sorted by suit each evening. 

A simple step-by-step guide can be found at this link 'How it works'

  Many thanks to Pat for exploring this option for us!!

2017 Law - summary of major changes

2017 Laws - summary of major changes.pdf

Quicklinks for the CBAI & Regional CBAI

Contract Bridge Association of Ireland - http://cbai.ie/

North East Region of the CBAI - http://www.bridgewebs.com/northeasternregion/

Results are subject to verification

Results
Tue 22nd May 2018
Summer Bridge
Director: Brendan
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 15th May 2018
Summer Bridge
Director: Brendan
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 8th May 2018
Summer Bridge
Director: Brendan
Scorer: John Fox
Calendar
Tue 29th May 2018
Summer Bridge
Director: Brendan
Scorer: John