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Deceased Members Mass
Deceased Members Mass

takes place on Saturday morning November 4th @ 10am

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

Dundalk Bridge Club will host the Dundalk Salver at the Bridge Centre on the Ramparts Road on Sunday 22nd October 2017 @ 5p.m. sharp. Table money €15 includes supper. Pre-entry by 6p.m. on Saturday 21st October 2017 to Peter on 086 8049531.

The North Eastern Region of the C.B.A.I. will host the Regional Mixed Pairs in the Gate Bridge Club, Fair Street, Drogheda on Sunday 29th October @ 5p.m. Table money €12.50 includes supper. Pre-entry by 6p.m. on Saturday 28th October @ 6p.m.  to Peter on 086 8049531.

Balbriggan Bridge Club will host the Tom Sheridan Trophy in the Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan on Sunday 5th November 2017 @ 1.30p.m. (Two sessions event). Table money €20. Pre-entry by Saturday 4th November @ 6p.m. to Sean on 01-8414002 or 087 2848250.

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

For further information on Congress details please check the CBAI's competitions section.

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

 

Law 7 - next step
Law 7 - next step

Folks, many thanks to all of you who have made an effort to keep the boards on the table during play. Great progress! Now it is time to take the next step which is 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.

Many thanks to all of you for your support in implementing this Law, it will become a natural reflex in due course.

Liz (Club Secretary)

Final call for Subs for 2017/2018

Thanks to all of you who have already paid your Subs for 2017/2018 to Barbara. Any final Subs can be given to me next Tuesday evening.

The Annual sub remains at €25.

Thanks

Liz (Club Secretary)

LAW 9 - Procedure following an irregularity
LAW 9 - Procedure following an irregularity

Law 9 Procedure Following an Irregularity

Dummy may now attempt to prevent an irregularity by any player, but is still unable to draw attention to an irregularity once it has occurred until play has concluded, except for correction of a mistaken explanation by Declarer. However Dummy is not allowed to enquire about a revoke by a Defender.

A POEM ON BRIDGE

As the years go by and you start to grow old, With rheumatic pains and dislike of the cold.

When tennis and golf belong to the past, And the rest of the world is going too fast.

It is then that you know with no shadow of doubt, That bridge is a game you can’t do without.

It’s a way to see friends and to make many more, Each hand is exciting, so it’s never a bore.

 

Your brain is kept active as you count every card, And to watch every trump you must be on your guard.

Your memory is kept sharp which is good for the soul, And to win the brown envelope becomes your main goal.

You’ll always be needed as a partner to play, In the morning, the afternoon or eve of the day.

So take my advice, let this be your aim, Continue to play bridge it’s a wonderful game.

This poem was given to Seamus Costello (Regional Secretary) by Liam Daly, who brought it from South Africa. Seamus made only a minor change or two. Thanks Seamus.

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ASHBOURNE PAIRS RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT WEEK!

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

ROOM ROTA OCTOBER
ROOM ROTA OCTOBER

Volunteers needed to help set up the room for October. 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!!

Results are subject to verification
Results
Tue 10th Oct 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Elizabeth Kane
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 3rd Oct 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Elizabeth Kane
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 26th Sep 2017
CLUB DRAW (P.O.Y)
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: John Fox
Calendar
Tue 24th Oct 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Joe Bourke
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 31st Oct 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Joe Bourke
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 7th Nov 2017
I.B.U. Simultaneous Pairs (P.O.Y.)
Director: John Fox
Scorer: John Fox
Click for the latest results
results are subject to verification

ASHBOURNE PAIRS RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT WEEK!

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

ROOM ROTA OCTOBER
ROOM ROTA OCTOBER

Volunteers needed to help set up the room for October. 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!!

Results are subject to verification
Results
Tue 10th Oct 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Elizabeth Kane
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 3rd Oct 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Elizabeth Kane
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 26th Sep 2017
CLUB DRAW (P.O.Y)
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: John Fox
Calendar
Tue 24th Oct 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Joe Bourke
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 31st Oct 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Joe Bourke
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 7th Nov 2017
I.B.U. Simultaneous Pairs (P.O.Y.)
Director: John Fox
Scorer: John Fox