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Ashbourne Bridge Club
 
Our Matchmaker ...

... Breda, is available on 087 9046389

 
CLUB CHARITY NIGHT

Thank you so much to our Visitors and Members for your generosity and support of the Club Charity Night. The proceeds will given to the Cancer Society and Meals on Wheels.

Thank you also to everyone who worked so hard to make sure the evening was a great success!

The Committee

Simultaneous Pairs
Simultaneous Pairs

Congratulations to Teresa and Barbara who are 12th in the chart for the Simultaneous Pairs event!!!!!!!!

Well done ladies!

Upcoming Competitions
Upcoming Competitions

The Star & Crescent Club Drogheda will host the Open Trophy

on Sunday March 5th 2017 @ 5p.m. in the Barbican Centre in Drogheda

Table money €15 per person (includes refreshments)

Entries to Peter on 086 8049531

 

Bobbet Cup results ...
Bobbet Cup results ...

Winners Breda Cotter & Teresa Keegan!! Well done ladies!

All results are available on the results tab / page

 

The club plays in the Ashbourne/Donaghmore GAA Club in Ashbourne, Co. Meath, 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 welcome.

The club secretary is Liz, on 086 8251659.

Our email address is AshbourneBridgeClubMeath@gmail.com

 

Some housekeeping ...
Some housekeeping ...

... folks, we have fallen back to some bad habits which I would like to draw your attention to!  You are kindly reminded that you are expected to help clear away your table at the end of the evening. Please pull your chairs to the side of the room (you don't have to lift them into stacks if you are not able), return the bidding boxes & table cloth to the boxes provided and give your two last boards & their travellers to the TD.  Many of you are so good to help clear the room after Bridge but all Members should do their bit to help support the hard-working Committee.

Many thanks for your attention to & action on this request.

Liz

Important Competition to note

 


2017 IBU SENIORS BRIDGE CONGRESS

Cavan Crystal Hotel - midweek March 21st to 23rd, 2017 (Tuesday to Thursday)

Members are encouraged to participate, it is on our doorstep as they say. Further information is available on the Club noticeboard and flyers are available.

Entries to CBAI Head Office 01 4929666 or by email info@cbai.ie or Gordon Lessells 061 340489

Do's and dont's of Bridge
  1. Look at your hand and sort it into suits. Don’t shift it from one hand to the other or shift suits around after sorting. Keep it fanned and don’t shut it up or put it down on the table.

 

  1. Pause a moment before making any call (which includes a Pass). If the opponent on your right has opened with more than one of any denomination or has made a jump bid, do not make any bid until 10 seconds have elapsed.

 

  1. Remember if you pause for an unduly long time in normal circumstances, you may silence your partner if you then pass.

 

  1. Don’t bid after partner has made a pause before passing which was of significant length, unless the bid you make is clearly permissible on your own hand without anything but the minimum your opponents’ bidding would suggest may be in your partner’s hand. The onus will be on you to show that partner’s pause could not influence your bid.

 

  1. Bid and play without emphasis. Don’t vary the tone of your bidding – it should always be flat and unemphatic.

 

  1. Don’t make faces, or twist about, or sigh, or otherwise indicate difficulty or distress either because of partner’s or opponents’ bids or plays. Remain always impassive.

 

  1. Don’t look at your partner during bidding or play.

 

  1. Remember to alert your opponents to any bid which is conventional below the level of 3NT.

 

  1. (a) When Dummy, don’t play any card, however obvious, until asked by partner.

(b) When Dummy, don’t look at opponent’s or partner’s hands.

 

  1. Don’t take the cards from the board when they have been returned to it after play. Penalties will be incurred if cards are misboarded.

 

  1. Be courteous to opponents and to your partner.

 

GENERAL

Failure to comply with the proprieties is evidence of having taken an unfair advantage.

You are bound to show positively that no improper action of yours, however inadvertent, has operated to your opponents’ disadvantage.

Directors are entitled to inflict discretionary penalties whether by fines or otherwise where an unfair advantage has been obtained. 

 

North East Region Fixtures List 2016-2017

Link: NE Region fixtures list.docx

Click for the latest results
ROOM ROTA FEBRUARY
ROOM ROTA FEBRUARY

February volunteers include Jim, Sadie, Ann (Lanigan) and Dolores (Maguire).

Marie and Denis have volunteered for March!  All help welcome :-)

Thanks folks!

Joe Brown Memorial Cup
Joe Brown Memorial Cup

The cup was retained by Maura Hand & Patsy Gibney! Well done to you both! Very close 2nd Christy Tierney & Deirdre Reid, 3rd Ian Baker & John Fox.  Best B pair Sadie Doyle & Liz Mckeown.  Best A pair Louise Higgins & Jim Wilson. Best Club pair Gerry Monaghan & Donek Szenejko!! full results on results page, well done everyone!

ASHBOURNE CUP PAIRS EVENT RESULTS
ASHBOURNE CUP PAIRS EVENT RESULTS

Congratulations to Donek and Gerry for first place!!!

Congratulations also to Patsy & Jim who came second, Louis & Joe who came third and Barry & Debbie who came fourth.

Committee 2016-2017

President - Louise Higgins

Vice President - Margaret Daniels

Treasurer - Margaret Power

Assistant Treasurer - Siobhan White

Ex-Officio - Margaret McGuirk

Secretary - Liz Mckeown

Committee Members - Barbara Miller, Sadie Doyle, Brendan Aylward and John Fox

Hon. Member: Imelda O'Riordan

Results are subject to verification
Results
Tue 21st Feb 2017
CHARITY NIGHT
Director: Barbara Miller
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 14th Feb 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Barbara Miller
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 7th Feb 2017
CBAI Simultaneous Pairs
Director: Barbara Miller
Scorer: John Fox
Calendar
Tue 28th Feb 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Barbara Miller
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 7th Mar 2017
President's Prize Draw
Director: Mary Toth
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 14th Mar 2017
President's Prize
Director: Mary Toth
Scorer: John Fox
Click for the latest results
ROOM ROTA FEBRUARY
ROOM ROTA FEBRUARY

February volunteers include Jim, Sadie, Ann (Lanigan) and Dolores (Maguire).

Marie and Denis have volunteered for March!  All help welcome :-)

Thanks folks!

Joe Brown Memorial Cup
Joe Brown Memorial Cup

The cup was retained by Maura Hand & Patsy Gibney! Well done to you both! Very close 2nd Christy Tierney & Deirdre Reid, 3rd Ian Baker & John Fox.  Best B pair Sadie Doyle & Liz Mckeown.  Best A pair Louise Higgins & Jim Wilson. Best Club pair Gerry Monaghan & Donek Szenejko!! full results on results page, well done everyone!

ASHBOURNE CUP PAIRS EVENT RESULTS
ASHBOURNE CUP PAIRS EVENT RESULTS

Congratulations to Donek and Gerry for first place!!!

Congratulations also to Patsy & Jim who came second, Louis & Joe who came third and Barry & Debbie who came fourth.

Committee 2016-2017

President - Louise Higgins

Vice President - Margaret Daniels

Treasurer - Margaret Power

Assistant Treasurer - Siobhan White

Ex-Officio - Margaret McGuirk

Secretary - Liz Mckeown

Committee Members - Barbara Miller, Sadie Doyle, Brendan Aylward and John Fox

Hon. Member: Imelda O'Riordan

Results are subject to verification
Results
Tue 21st Feb 2017
CHARITY NIGHT
Director: Barbara Miller
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 14th Feb 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Barbara Miller
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 7th Feb 2017
CBAI Simultaneous Pairs
Director: Barbara Miller
Scorer: John Fox
Calendar
Tue 28th Feb 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Barbara Miller
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 7th Mar 2017
President's Prize Draw
Director: Mary Toth
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 14th Mar 2017
President's Prize
Director: Mary Toth
Scorer: John Fox