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Room set-up and putting-away of equipment
Room set-up and putting-away of equipment

Folks, we need to remind you that each Member is responsible for helping tidy up the room at the end of each evening.  Your chair should be pulled (or lifted if you are able) to the side of the room and your table folded and put at the store room door.  The table cloths, bidding boxes, etc are also the responsibility of each Member.  If you are not physically able to help, that is fine, don't worry.

The GAA staff are not always available to set up the table for us but we are grateful when they do help.

Once again we would like to thank those Members who come early and leave later in order to ensure play begins on time and that we leave the room as we found it.

The Committee

Upcoming Competitions
Upcoming Competitions

J.J. Murphy Trophy @ Athlone Springs Hotel  Apr 13 @ 1:30 pm – 8:15 pm

This competition is for all Novices – it is the National Novice Pairs competition and is a two session event.  Please don’t be afraid to enter.  Entry Fee is €20 per person. 

It is an open entry (entries to CBAI HQ) competition with 2 sessions of 18 boards, so that those who have travelled will get value for money!

The Confined Events, the Lambert (Pairs) & Cooper (Teams) Cups, restricted to Area Masters and Intermediate A players are being played in the Athlone Springs Hotel, Athlone, Co Westmeath.

Entries for all these competitions to the online entry system competitions.cbai.ie, CBAI Headquarters – (01) 4929666 or email: info@cbai.ie

Accommodation bookings are being made directly with the hotel at (0906) 444444


The 4Fun Teams – 25 May 2019 @ Westmanstown Sports Centre

This annual event, for the Frank & Brenda Kelly Trophy, was played for the first time in June 2009 to introduce players to the fun of bridge in a teams atmosphere. Teams are comprised of 4 players for every County & City across the country- one each of Master, Intermediate A, Intermediate B & Novice Grades.  Master players may only be selected from the Area or Regional Master ranks. The original format where the Master will play the Novice and the Intermediate A with the Intermediate B will apply.

Systems and conventions to be used are very restricted to ensure that everyone feels comfortable at the table. Please contact the Club Secretary if you wish to enter a team.

 
 

 

40th Anniversary Event

The Committee would like to invite Members - old and new - to join a sub-Committee to organise an event to mark the 40th Anniversary of our beautiful Club. It is envisaged for early 2020 which gives this sub-Committee time to plan the event with the support of the regular Committee.  Please approach either our President Joe or our vice-President Theresa with your name or ideas for the event.

All Members are asked to lend old photos from competitions and parties to the Committee.  We will scan them and return them to you very quickly.

ASHBOURNE CUP PAIRS
ASHBOURNE CUP PAIRS

CONGRATULATIONS TO FRANK AND JOAN ON THEIR FANTASTIC WIN!!

AND CONGRATULATIONS TO BRID ON BEST NOVICE!

Website update ...

.. photos and news from the 2017-2018 season can be found under either the Competitions tab or the News tab

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

 

TEAM EVENT
TEAM EVENT

The Team Event was a huge success with 14 tables.  The winners will be announced next week! 

Well done to the organisers, John, Pat and Joe, and to everyone who came early to help out.

 

WEDNESDAY MORNING BRIDGE!
WEDNESDAY MORNING BRIDGE!

WEDNESDAY MORNING BRIDGE has finished in ASHBOURNE BRIDGE CLUB. It will resume in September. 

Thank you all for your support! See you in September! 

President's Prize winner 2019
President's Prize winner 2019

Congratulations to Pat on winning the 2019 President's Prize!!! Well done Pat!

2019 CHARITY NIGHT

Many thanks once again to you all for your support on our Charity Night.

Joe presents a cheque to the lads from the local Special Olympics Team

Joe presents Margaret with cheques for both Meals on Wheels and the Cancer Society

Joe presents John with a cheque for the Alzheimers local branch

JOE BROWN MEMORIAL 2018

Thank you to everyone who joined us for the Joe Brown Memorial Cup which was a great success! Many thanks to our wonderful TD, Peter too!!

Congratulations to Maura and Patsy on a great win!!

Full results on the results page!

 

MEMBERS REMINDER - Bidding cards should be left out until after the lead has been made

 

Committee 2018-2019

President - Joe Bourke

Vice President - Theresa Fox

Treasurer - Miriam Moyles
Assistant Treasurer - Margaret Power

Ex-Officio - Margaret Daniels

Secretary - Liz Mckeown

Committee Members - Barbara Miller, Jerry Monaghan and John Fox

Ratoath Charity Night
Ratoath Charity Night

Ratoath Charity Night takes place on Thursday 25th April 2019 @ 7pm sharp in The Venue in Ratoath.

Always a great night so do please support our friends in Ratoath Bridge Club.

2nd Teachers Course
2nd Teachers Course

There will be a second training course for teachers provisionally set for 18/19 May 2019 at a venue outsid eof Dublin.  If you are interested in participating, please contact Paul at the CBAI on 01 4929666

National Pairs Championships
National Pairs Championships

Congratulations to Debbie and Martin who came second in the National Pairs Championships Laird Trophy (Intermediate A) at the weekend!! Well done!

4-Fun Teams - change to format
4-Fun Teams - change to format

At the recent Governing Council Meeting in CBAI Headquarters it was decided by vote that this year and in future years the format for the 4-Fun Teams will be as follows;

Master and Novice will play together and Inter A and Inter B will play together.
 
This is in fact the original format and as before a restricted Bidding System will be in place.
 
This year the 4-Fun Teams  takes place in Westmanstown Sports Centre on Saturday 25th May. 
 
Following last year's AGM it was agreed by the Regional Committee that a subvention of €40 will be given by the Region to each participating team.
Regional Fixtures List 2018-2019

Link: Regional Fixtures List 2018 to 2019

Tournament Directors - aide memoire

Here is a link to the TD aide memoire with two changes in yellow highlight agreed at our recent Committee meeting.

Thanks to all of you for your hard work!

Link: TD aide memoire updated Sept 2018

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
Club Bridge & Easter Eggs
Director: Martin Staunton
Scorer: John Fox
TEAM EVENT
Director: Joe Bourke
Scorer: John Fox
Club Bridge
Director: Joe Bourke
Scorer: John Fox
Calendar
Tue 23rd Apr 2019
Club Bridge
7:20
Director: Martin Staunton
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 30th Apr 2019
Club Bridge
7:20
Director: Martin Staunton
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 7th May 2019
AGM & Club Bridge
7:20
Director: Brendan Aylward
Scorer: John Fox