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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!

Full results can be found under the results tab!

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!

Upcoming competitions & congresses
Upcoming competitions & congresses

Dundalk Bridge Club will host the Cuchullain Cup at The Bridge Centre, Ramparts Road, on Sunday 21st January 2018 @ 5p.m. sharp. Table money €15 includes supper. Pre-entry to Peter by 3p.m. on Saturday 20th January on 086 8049531

The Gate Bridge Club hosts the McQuillan Cup on Sunday 28th January 2018 @ 1.30p.m. sharp in the Westcourt Hotel, Drogheda. Entry €20 and all Grades are welcome. Entries to Peter on 086 8049531 by 6p.m. on Saturday.

The Star & Crescent Club will host their Charity Night in aid of Drogheda Hospice Home Care at the Westcourt Hotel, Drogheda, on Wednesday 31st January 2018 @ 7.30p.m. sharp. Table money €12 includes tea/coffee & biscuits.

19th Novice and Intermediate Congress in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, from 16th to 18th February 2018

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

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

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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.

Last updated : 14th Dec 2017 11:31 GMT
Charity Night presentations 2017

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!!!!

Last updated : 5th Jul 2017 16:18 BST
Simultaneous Pairs 2017

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

Well done ladies!

Last updated : 5th Jul 2017 16:14 BST
Local Rule for Novices

 Novices do not play North/South in their first year in the Club.

It whas been agreed that Novices have enough pressure on them, playing in a Club environment and learning Bridge. Therefore, when sitting with first year Novices, the experienced Players will take the North/South position. The Club Rule, whereby cards are cut for table position, does not apply to first year Novices. The Committee would like to thank Members for their support on this rule.

Last updated : 7th Nov 2017 13:31 GMT
ABC first Honorary Member - season 2016-2017

Congratulations to Imelda who is Ashbourne Bridge Club's first Honorary Member

 following the new Committee decision to make everyone over the age of 90 Honorary Members!!

Well done Imelda from everyone in the Club!

Last updated : 29th Nov 2016 15:40 GMT

The role of 'Dummy'


The role of the dummy is to be "dumb" (Silent). That's why s/he is called the "dummy."


Basically, the dummy is not supposed to speak or act unless "spoken to." So dummy's powers are strictly limited, but include the following:


  1. Must lay down hand after the right hand opponent leads (but not before).
  2. May not further touch those cards except as directed by declarer. (Ideally, the dummy will have placed the cards in such a way that the declarer can reach them.)
  3. May call attention to a declarer error in progress (leading from the wrong hand, not following suit).
  4. May not initiate a conversation about anything else, including opponents' errors, but may respond to questions asked by a tournament director (TD). (Dummy may not initiate the calling of the TD.)
  5. May not leave his seat or walk around the room except in extreme emergency (fire alarm, and maybe bathroom breaks).
  6. May not peek at declarer's or opponents' cards (until played).


Last updated : 18th Aug 2016 15:02 BST