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Ashbourne Bridge Club
 
Our Matchmaker ...

... Breda, is available on 087 9046389

 
Deceased Members Mass
Deceased Members Mass

takes place on Saturday morning November 4th @ 10am

Next Committee Meeting

takes place on Wednesday evening 18th October @ 7p.m. in the GAA bar

2017 Law - summary of major changes
2017 Law - summary of major changes

2017 Laws - summary of major changes.pdf

Here is a link to a very useful summary of the major changes thanks to Fearghal O'Boyle.

Copies are available from the Club Secretary, please ask.

Upcoming competitions & congresses

Ardee Bridge Club will host the Father Doris Cup on Sunday 1 October 2017 @ 5p.m. in St Mary's GFC Club (Drogheda Road, N2). Entry fee is €15 per person including supper.

Prizes: first, second, Best Intermediate and best Ardee. Entries to Carol on 087 2255702 by 6pm on Saturday 30 September.


Duais an Uachtarain - President's Prize will be held in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal  from 23rd to 24th September (open to Master & Intermediate A players)

The Drogheda Congress takes place on 6th to 8th October

The East of Ireland (Dundalk) Congress takes place on 10th to 12th November

The IBU Interprovincials in the Cavan Crystal Hotel on 18th to 19th November

and the IBU Seniors Congress in the Cavan Crystal Hotel from Tuesday 20th to Thursday 22nd March 2018

New grading system information
New grading system information

 

New grading system Sept 2017.doc

 
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 7:30 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

 

Subs for 2017/2018

Welcome back everyone!  Subs for 2017/2018 are being collected each week. If you've not yet received an envelope, please ask Barbara for one.

The Annual sub remains at €25.

The Committee decided at its last Committee Meeting not to add a levy this year for the 40th anniversary celebrations, even though a show of hands at the AGM indicated Members willingness to do so, it is still a couple of years away. A further announcement will be made on this in the future.

Liz (Club Secretary)

LAW 7 - specifically 7A
LAW 7 - specifically 7A

Law 7 Control of Board and Cards

This law has always been here. It has been amended subtly and now requires the board to remain in the centre of the table correctly orientated. Players are encouraged to follow this law so as to reduce the risk of cards being returned to incorrect pockets but we also ask for commonsense too - if there is no room for the board - then there is no room for the board!

Law 7A states: When a board is to be played it is placed in the centre of the table where it shall remain, correctly oriented, until play is completed.

To follow this law can present a difficulty, in that with the board placed in the centre of the table it makes it awkward now, to place dummy's cards on the table. The CBAI on their main page show what is acceptable or not- acceptable in placing the board on the table. Basically the board can be positioned other than in the centre of the table, the important points are that it is properly oriented and is in view of all the players.

Regrading exercise 2017

We have received the list of thirty Members in our Club who are affected by the regrading exercise (linked to the new grading system).

I don't believe most of these Members will request a regrade as this is to regrade you down a grade as opposed to up a grade.

However, as we have until 31 December 2017 to request a regrade, I will speak with each of you individually over the next few months to explain how it would affect you.

All these regradings are optional, if you don't apply (via the Club Secretary) then they won't happen.

If you're curious, of course, you are welcome to send me a text or email.

Liz (Club Secretary)

 

New Regional President

The Committee and Members wish Phil Geoghegan all the best for her year ahead as Regional President.

Phil played a few evenings over the summer with us and we look forward to hopefully seeing her at the Joe Brown in December.

Click for the latest results
results are subject to verification

NO HANDICAPS WILL BE ADDED FOR SEPTEMBER AS WE ARE EXPECTING SEVERAL NEW MEMBERS

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!!

Committee 2017-2018

President - Margaret Daniels

Vice President - Joe Bourke

Treasurer - Margaret Power

Assistant Treasurer - Siobhan White

Ex-Officio - Louise Higgins

Secretary - Liz Mckeown

Committee Members - Barbara Miller, Margaret Mc Guirk, Brendan Aylward and John Fox

Hon. Member: Imelda O'Riordan

CBAI Diaries 2018

Committee and TDs - if you would like a diary can you let me know as I will be ordering them in the coming weeks.

Thanks, Liz

ROOM ROTA SEPTEMBER
ROOM ROTA SEPTEMBER

Many thanks to those of you who regularly help set up the room. Eileen would need help to set up the room for September so if you have some time available, thank you. 

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

Results are subject to verification

12 September best Novice Pair was Colette Hoare & Patricia Smyth! Well done!

Results
Tue 19th Sep 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Tue 12th Sep 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 5th Sep 2017
NEW SEASON BRIDGE
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: John Fox
Calendar
Tue 26th Sep 2017
CLUB DRAW (P.O.Y)
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 3rd Oct 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Elizabeth Kane
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 10th Oct 2017
ASHBOURNE CUP PAIRS (P.O.Y.)
Director: Elizabeth Kane
Scorer: John Fox
Click for the latest results
results are subject to verification

NO HANDICAPS WILL BE ADDED FOR SEPTEMBER AS WE ARE EXPECTING SEVERAL NEW MEMBERS

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!!

Committee 2017-2018

President - Margaret Daniels

Vice President - Joe Bourke

Treasurer - Margaret Power

Assistant Treasurer - Siobhan White

Ex-Officio - Louise Higgins

Secretary - Liz Mckeown

Committee Members - Barbara Miller, Margaret Mc Guirk, Brendan Aylward and John Fox

Hon. Member: Imelda O'Riordan

CBAI Diaries 2018

Committee and TDs - if you would like a diary can you let me know as I will be ordering them in the coming weeks.

Thanks, Liz

ROOM ROTA SEPTEMBER
ROOM ROTA SEPTEMBER

Many thanks to those of you who regularly help set up the room. Eileen would need help to set up the room for September so if you have some time available, thank you. 

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

Results are subject to verification

12 September best Novice Pair was Colette Hoare & Patricia Smyth! Well done!

Results
Tue 19th Sep 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Tue 12th Sep 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 5th Sep 2017
NEW SEASON BRIDGE
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: John Fox
Calendar
Tue 26th Sep 2017
CLUB DRAW (P.O.Y)
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 3rd Oct 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Elizabeth Kane
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 10th Oct 2017
ASHBOURNE CUP PAIRS (P.O.Y.)
Director: Elizabeth Kane
Scorer: John Fox