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Upcoming competitions & congresses
Upcoming competitions & congresses

Headfort Bridge Club hosts the Headfort Trophy in Headfort Golf Club on Sunday 25th February 2018 @7h30p.m. Entries to Helen on 046 9433282 or 087 7970237

The Star & Crescent Club will host their Open Trophy on Sunday 4th March 2018 in the West Court Hotel Drogheda @ 5p.m. sharp. Table money €15 inludes refreshments. Entries to Peter 086 8049531


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

Regional Novice Championship will be held in Virginia on Friday 4th May @ 7p.m.

For further information on these, please check the CBAI's competitions section and the Club notice board.

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!

 
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

 

Ashbourne Bridge Club Charity Night

Our Club Charity Night takes place on Tuesday evening 20th February 2018 at 7h20p.m. €10 including refreshments and raffle.

Members are invited to bring something along for the Raffle.

If you play in another Bridge Club, could you please ask them to announce our Charity Night and/or to put it on their website?

Many thanks

The Committee

 

 

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.

Law 15
Law 15

Law 15 Wrong Board or Hand

If players commence an auction on a board that they are not supposed to play at that turn, and that none of them have played, then the auction proceeds and they are awarded the result they achieve on the board.


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.

Ashbourne Cup Pairs 2016-2017

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

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

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!

Thank you card from Imelda

Imelda thank you.pdf

Happy Birthday Imelda
Happy Birthday Imelda

Congratulations to Imelda who turned 95 in October!

Click for the latest results
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

MESSAGE FROM THE COMMITTEE - please read
MESSAGE FROM THE COMMITTEE - please read
  • The TDs have been requested by the Committee to finish play on Club Bridge nights as close to 10h30pm as possible.  This target is impossible to meet if Members arrive at 7h30pm when play is already starting following Club announcements at 7h20pm.  Please try to respect the request to arrive and be seated before 7h20pm. Mobile phones should be put on silent.
  • Additionally, TDs are reminded that, where slow play is causing disruption, the Committee request that averaging of the boards be enforced more frequently. The TD's decision is final on all judgements.
  • Members are requested to remain seated following the first round as this round is sometimes slowed down when a non-opening hand has to be re-dealt.
  • Members are reminded that neither raffle tickets nor canvassing of events are permitted in the Club. Members wishing to bring attention to these may put raffle tickets onto the notice board or approach Members outside the Club Room. If you would like your preferred charity to receive money from the Charity Night, please advise the incoming President following his/her election so that they can bear it in mind.

If you have any questions on any aspects of the Club, please don't hesitate to ask a Committee Member. We may not have the answer straight away but we will get it for you as soon as we can.

  • In anticipation of the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Club, the current Committee decided not to provide Members with a bottle of wine following the Christmas Party. The money saved will be retained for the next Committee as a contribution towards the celebration.
  • We'll take this opportunity to advise you that, thanks to Miriam, we have a spare pair of reading glasses available in the top drawer of the cabinet should anyone forget to bring their own (as often happens).

ENJOY YOUR BRIDGE!

Bridge trivia ...
  • An early version of the game was played in England as far back as the 16th Century.
  • Mrs Anthony Fly, of Little Rock, Arkansas, filed a petition for divorce, on the grounds that her husband refused to make up a four at bridge.
  • However, it could be a mistake to play with your husband or wife, as shown by Myrtle Bennett. In 1929, Myrtle shot and killed her husband over his bidding and play of a hand. Mrs Bennett was later acquitted!
  • The odds against four players each holding all thirteen cards in a suit are 2,235,197,406,895,366,368,301, 559,999 to one - or the same as Posh and Becks being out of the newspapers. Such a deal was first claimed in March 1892! Maybe winning the lottery isn't so difficult after all.
  • Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot played Bridge. Interestingly Christie made a mistake in “Cards on the Table”, where the murder was committed during a bridge game, because she forgot to include “50 for the insult” (for making a doubled/redoubled contract) in the scores.
ROOM ROTA FEBRUARY
ROOM ROTA FEBRUARY

Volunteers needed to help set up the room for February. 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 20th Feb 2018
CHARITY NIGHT
Director: Barbara Miller
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Tue 13th Feb 2018
Club Bridge
Director: Barbara Miller
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 6th Feb 2018
C.B.A.I. Simultaneous Pairs (P.O.Y.)
Director: Barbara Miller
Scorer: John Fox
Calendar
Tue 27th Feb 2018
Club Bridge
Director: Barbara Miller
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 6th Mar 2018
President's Prize Draw (P.O.Y.)
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 13th Mar 2018
President's Prize
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: John Fox
Click for the latest results
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

MESSAGE FROM THE COMMITTEE - please read
MESSAGE FROM THE COMMITTEE - please read
  • The TDs have been requested by the Committee to finish play on Club Bridge nights as close to 10h30pm as possible.  This target is impossible to meet if Members arrive at 7h30pm when play is already starting following Club announcements at 7h20pm.  Please try to respect the request to arrive and be seated before 7h20pm. Mobile phones should be put on silent.
  • Additionally, TDs are reminded that, where slow play is causing disruption, the Committee request that averaging of the boards be enforced more frequently. The TD's decision is final on all judgements.
  • Members are requested to remain seated following the first round as this round is sometimes slowed down when a non-opening hand has to be re-dealt.
  • Members are reminded that neither raffle tickets nor canvassing of events are permitted in the Club. Members wishing to bring attention to these may put raffle tickets onto the notice board or approach Members outside the Club Room. If you would like your preferred charity to receive money from the Charity Night, please advise the incoming President following his/her election so that they can bear it in mind.

If you have any questions on any aspects of the Club, please don't hesitate to ask a Committee Member. We may not have the answer straight away but we will get it for you as soon as we can.

  • In anticipation of the 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Club, the current Committee decided not to provide Members with a bottle of wine following the Christmas Party. The money saved will be retained for the next Committee as a contribution towards the celebration.
  • We'll take this opportunity to advise you that, thanks to Miriam, we have a spare pair of reading glasses available in the top drawer of the cabinet should anyone forget to bring their own (as often happens).

ENJOY YOUR BRIDGE!

Bridge trivia ...
  • An early version of the game was played in England as far back as the 16th Century.
  • Mrs Anthony Fly, of Little Rock, Arkansas, filed a petition for divorce, on the grounds that her husband refused to make up a four at bridge.
  • However, it could be a mistake to play with your husband or wife, as shown by Myrtle Bennett. In 1929, Myrtle shot and killed her husband over his bidding and play of a hand. Mrs Bennett was later acquitted!
  • The odds against four players each holding all thirteen cards in a suit are 2,235,197,406,895,366,368,301, 559,999 to one - or the same as Posh and Becks being out of the newspapers. Such a deal was first claimed in March 1892! Maybe winning the lottery isn't so difficult after all.
  • Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot played Bridge. Interestingly Christie made a mistake in “Cards on the Table”, where the murder was committed during a bridge game, because she forgot to include “50 for the insult” (for making a doubled/redoubled contract) in the scores.
ROOM ROTA FEBRUARY
ROOM ROTA FEBRUARY

Volunteers needed to help set up the room for February. 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 20th Feb 2018
CHARITY NIGHT
Director: Barbara Miller
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Tue 13th Feb 2018
Club Bridge
Director: Barbara Miller
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 6th Feb 2018
C.B.A.I. Simultaneous Pairs (P.O.Y.)
Director: Barbara Miller
Scorer: John Fox
Calendar
Tue 27th Feb 2018
Club Bridge
Director: Barbara Miller
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 6th Mar 2018
President's Prize Draw (P.O.Y.)
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 13th Mar 2018
President's Prize
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: John Fox