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JOE BROWN MEMORIAL 2017

Ashbourne Bridge Club hosts the JOE BROWN MEMORIAL PERPETUAL CUP on SUNDAY DECEMBER 17th 2017 @ 5p.m. sharp in Donaghmore/Ashbourne GAA. All grades welcome.  Pre-entries by 6p.m. on Saturday December 16th 2017 to Liz 086-8251659 or Barbara 087-9514509 or via our email AshbourneBridgeClubMeath@gmail.com - Entry fee is €15 and includes refreshments and finger food.

CBAI Diaries 2018

Some diaries are  available @ €5 each.

Committee members and TDs, if you didn't yet get your diary please contact me.

Liz

Upcoming competitions & congresses
Upcoming competitions & congresses

The N.E. Region CBAI announce the Regional Pairs (qualifier for National Pairs Championships) in the Ardboyne Hotel, Navan on Sunday 3rd December 2017 @ 1.30p.m. Entry fee €20. Prizes 1st x2 €50; 2nd x2 €40; 3rd x2 €30.  Intermediate B: 1st x2 €50 and additional prizes.  Entries close on Saturday 2nd December 2017 @ 6p.m.  Entries to Peter 086 8049531

Balbriggan Bridge Club hosts the Heron Trophy in Balbriggan Bridge Club, Drogheda Street on Sunday 10th December 2017 @ 5p.m. Entry fee €12. Entries to Malcolm 087 2618926 before 6p.m. on Saturday 9th December 

 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.

2017 Law - summary of major changes

2017 Laws - summary of major changes.pdf

 

New grading system information
New grading system information

 

New grading system Sept 2017.doc

Quicklinks for the C.B.A.I.

Contract Bridge Association of Ireland - http://cbai.ie/

North East Region of the CBAI - http://www.bridgewebs.com/northeasternregion/

 
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

 

Thank you card from Imelda

Imelda thank you.pdf

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!

Happy Birthday Imelda
Happy Birthday Imelda

Congratulations to Imelda who turned 95 in October!

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)

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.

Do's and Don'ts 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.
  2.  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.

  3.  Remember if you pause for an unduly long time in normal circumstances, you may silence your partner if you then pass.
  4.  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. 
  5. Bid and play without emphasis. Don’t vary the tone of your bidding – it should always be flat and unemphatic. 
  6. 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. 
  7. Don’t look at your partner during bidding or play. 
  8. Remember to alert your opponents to any bid which is conventional below the level of 3NT. 
  9. (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. 
  2. 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.

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CHRISTMAS PARTY TIME!!
CHRISTMAS PARTY TIME!!

 

 

 

 

 

Our (in)famous Christmas Party will be held here in the Club on Tuesday evening 12th December @ 7p.m. with a mulled wine reception, wonderful meal (and a glass or two of wine) followed by music and dancing!  €12 per Member with the Club subsidising the remaining cost.

Barbara is taking names and menu choices.

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 DECEMBER
ROOM ROTA DECEMBER

Volunteers needed to help set up the room for DECEMBER. 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 5th Dec 2017
TURKEY DRAW (P.O.Y.)
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 28th Nov 2017
Club Bridge
Director: John Fox
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 21st Nov 2017
Club Bridge
Director: John Fox
Scorer: John Fox
Calendar
Tue 12th Dec 2017
CHRISTMAS PARTY
Sun 17th Dec 2017
JOE BROWN MEMORIAL
Tue 19th Dec 2017
Club Bridge & Raffle
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: John Fox
Click for the latest results
CHRISTMAS PARTY TIME!!
CHRISTMAS PARTY TIME!!

 

 

 

 

 

Our (in)famous Christmas Party will be held here in the Club on Tuesday evening 12th December @ 7p.m. with a mulled wine reception, wonderful meal (and a glass or two of wine) followed by music and dancing!  €12 per Member with the Club subsidising the remaining cost.

Barbara is taking names and menu choices.

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 DECEMBER
ROOM ROTA DECEMBER

Volunteers needed to help set up the room for DECEMBER. 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 5th Dec 2017
TURKEY DRAW (P.O.Y.)
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 28th Nov 2017
Club Bridge
Director: John Fox
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 21st Nov 2017
Club Bridge
Director: John Fox
Scorer: John Fox
Calendar
Tue 12th Dec 2017
CHRISTMAS PARTY
Sun 17th Dec 2017
JOE BROWN MEMORIAL
Tue 19th Dec 2017
Club Bridge & Raffle
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: John Fox