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NEW LAWS - message from Paul at the CBAI
NEW LAWS - message from Paul at the CBAI

There are a few alterations to the Laws as decided by the WBF, which will be introduced at the beginning of September.

Fearghal O’Boyle & Brian Lawlor are attending a Seminar next week on the details and Fearghal is planning to hold a Seminar on the new laws on Saturday 27th May.

It will be held here in Templeogue Bridge Centre and start at 12noon and finish at roughly 4pm, with a tea break about 1.30pm.

New Rule Books will be on sale.

Also, we will have a short talk from John Royds on Movements during that session,  because as you know, computers and computer programmes now rule the world –

but there are other ways of doing things!!!!.

No charge for the course – but the bar will be open to take your cash for coffee!!

Upcoming Competitions
Upcoming Competitions

Drogheda & District Bridge Congress Fundraiser Bridge Night in the Westcourt Hotel, Drogheda

on Sunday 28th May 2017 @ 7.30p.m.  All grades catered for.

€12.50 including supper - raffle on the night

 

President's Prize Competition - new decision
President's Prize Competition - new decision

Following discussion at the AGM, the Committee will re-examine this decision at their next meeting. 

(It was agreed at a recent Committee meeting that, from now on, Members can play Bridge on the evenings of the President's Prize without having to play both weeks. 

Members who do this will be able to win a session prize. This decision will enable Members to enjoy their game of Bridge without being committed to two weeks.)

Simultaneous Pairs update

Congratulations to Teresa and Barbara who were presented with their prize money for coming 1st in the best intermediate A1 section!!

Well done ladies!

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

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

All results are available on the results tab / page

 
Welcome to Ashbourne Bridge Club

The club plays upstairs 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

 

Novices and students

If you are new to the game of Bridge and have done lessons, you are welcome to come along to the Summer Bridge any Tuesday evening with your Partner.

If you would like to play with a Member of the Club instead of with your Partner on any night, please let the Club Secretary know when you arrive and we will try to accommodate you.

You can also contact the Club Secretary, Liz on 086 8251659 

 

SUMMER BRIDGE NEWSLETTER

On behalf of the Members and Committee of Ashbourne Bridge Club, I would like to give you a very warm welcome to our Summer Bridge evenings. As the evenings are very busy, you may not hear all the announcements made by our President on the night.  Most information you will need is in this newsletter or on the Club notice board. 

Play starts at 7h30pm 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.

 

Liz (Ashbourne Bridge Club Secretary)

On behalf of the Ashbourne Bridge Club Committee

Player of the Year 2017

Dobra robota!

Congratulations to Donek who is our 2017 Player of the Year!

Our incoming President, Margaret made the presentation at our recent AGM.

WELL DONE FROM EVERYONE IN THE CLUB

Charity Night presentations

Louise presented the two cheques for both Meals on Wheels (Barbara) and St Francis Hospice (Deirdre) on Tuesday.

Many thanks once again to everyone who made the night such a great success!!!!

And the winner is ...

2017 President's Prize winner Elizabeth with our President Louise!!

Wonderful night, well done to you both!!

Other winners include Margaret (Mc Guirk), Donek, Gerry, Patsy, Anne, Maire (Byrne), Ann (Loughnane)!!

Session one winners were Emer and Dolores (Maguire) and session two winners were Kay (Brady) and Eileen!!

Many thanks to John for the scoring!!

Reminder to Members

The Committee would like to remind Members to count your cards before AND after playing the hand!

Boards should be visible on the table at all times.

North East Region Fixtures List 2016-2017

Link: NE Region fixtures list.docx

Click for the latest results
results are subject to verification
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

DATE CHANGE for FUN TEAMS COMPETITION...
DATE CHANGE for FUN TEAMS COMPETITION...

now takes place on Saturday 3 June 2017 in Westmanstown Sports Complex.

If you wish to enter a team, please let the Secretary know before 16 May 2017.

Committee notice

North East Region Annual General Meeting takes place on Monday 29th May 2017 @ 7.30pm in the Newgrange Hotel, Navan

ROOM ROTA MAY
ROOM ROTA MAY

Volunteers needed for MAY please.

many thanks to those of you who set up the room in April!

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

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.

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!

Results are subject to verification
Results
Tue 23rd May 2017
Green Sheets
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Tue 23rd May 2017
Blue Sheets
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Tue 16th May 2017
Summer Bridge
Director: Brendan Aylward
Scorer: John Fox
Calendar
Tue 30th May 2017
Summer Bridge
Director: Brendan Aylward
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 6th Jun 2017
Summer Bridge
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 13th Jun 2017
Summer Bridge
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: John Fox
Click for the latest results
results are subject to verification
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

DATE CHANGE for FUN TEAMS COMPETITION...
DATE CHANGE for FUN TEAMS COMPETITION...

now takes place on Saturday 3 June 2017 in Westmanstown Sports Complex.

If you wish to enter a team, please let the Secretary know before 16 May 2017.

Committee notice

North East Region Annual General Meeting takes place on Monday 29th May 2017 @ 7.30pm in the Newgrange Hotel, Navan

ROOM ROTA MAY
ROOM ROTA MAY

Volunteers needed for MAY please.

many thanks to those of you who set up the room in April!

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

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.

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!

Results are subject to verification
Results
Tue 23rd May 2017
Green Sheets
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Tue 23rd May 2017
Blue Sheets
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Tue 16th May 2017
Summer Bridge
Director: Brendan Aylward
Scorer: John Fox
Calendar
Tue 30th May 2017
Summer Bridge
Director: Brendan Aylward
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 6th Jun 2017
Summer Bridge
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 13th Jun 2017
Summer Bridge
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: John Fox