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Donore Bridge Club hosts their Charity Bridge Night in aid of Samaritans (Drogheda & North East) on Tuesday 17th July @ 7.30pm in the Westcourt Hotel, Drogheda. All grages catered for. Table money €12.50 per person and includes supper.  Spare Partner available

... and even more Summer Bridge
... and even more Summer Bridge

... NAVAN BRIDGE CLUB will have Summer Bridge on Wednesday nights in the Ardboyne Hotel at 7.20pm. All welcome!

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
PLAYER OF THE YEAR

CONGRATULATIONS TO IAN WHO WON PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2017-2018!!!!!

WELL DONE IAN!

2018 DONAGHMORE/ASHBOURNE GAA GOLF CLASSIC
2018 DONAGHMORE/ASHBOURNE GAA GOLF CLASSIC

Well done and many thanks to the team who represented our Bridge Club at the 2018 DONAGHMORE/ASHBOURNE GAA GOLF CLASSIC!

The team did very well and enjoyed their day immensely!!  Ann Gavin, Kay Doyle, Denis O'Shaughnessy and Brendan Aylward!

 
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Charity Night Presentations 2018

Many thanks once again to everyone who contributed to and helped out on the night! The Committee were delighted to be able to raise almost €1,000 for our three chosen charities.

Margaret presented cheques to Barbara for Meals on Wheels, Deirdre for the Cancer Society and Maura for Alzheimers Meath Branch.

Thanks to the GAA for sharing the cost of the refreshments and a special thanks to all Members who are involved in Charity fundraisers in our Community.

Last updated : 4th Jun 2018 13:49 BST
2018 DONAGHMORE/ASHBOURNE GAA GOLF CLASSIC
 
2018 DONAGHMORE/ASHBOURNE GAA GOLF CLASSIC

Well done and many thanks to the team who represented our Bridge Club at the 2018 DONAGHMORE/ASHBOURNE GAA GOLF CLASSIC!

The team did very well and enjoyed their day immensely!!  Ann Gavin, Kay Doyle, Denis O'Shaughnessy and Brendan Aylward!

Last updated : 4th Jul 2018 11:17 BST
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
Local Rule for Novices

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

It has 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 : 27th Mar 2018 15:42 BST
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
Bridge Trivia

An early version of the game was played in England as far back as the 16th Century.

  • Mrs Anthony Fly, of Little Rock, Arkansas, filed a petition for divorce, on the grounds that her husband refused to make up a four at bridge.
  • However, it could be a mistake to play with your husband or wife, as shown by Myrtle Bennett. In 1929, Myrtle shot and killed her husband over his bidding and play of a hand. Mrs Bennett was later acquitted!
  • The odds against four players each holding all thirteen cards in a suit are 2,235,197,406,895,366,368,301, 559,999 to one - or the same as Posh and Becks being out of the newspapers. Such a deal was first claimed in March 1892! Maybe winning the lottery isn't so difficult after all.
  • Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot played Bridge. Interestingly Christie made a mistake in “Cards on the Table”, where the murder was committed during a bridge game, because she forgot to include “50 for the insult” (for making a doubled/redoubled contract) in the scores.
Last updated : 23rd Mar 2018 11:22 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 '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