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Balbriggan Bridge Club
 
Committee: 2017-2018

 

President: Mary English

(Vice President: Maria McGrath)

Committee

Chairperson: Sean Newcomen

Hon.Secretary: Malcolm Goldsworthy

Hon.Treasurer: Mary Browne

Vincent Bissett

Mary M. Browne

Phyllis Carew

Seamus Costello

Peter Howard

Maura Levins

Shay Mangan

Maria McGrath

Rita McGoey

Geraldine O'Hagan

Brendan Sheridan 

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National/Regional Competitions: 2017-2018

Regional Fixtures

2017(Also See CBAI  N.E Web Site /Diary)for more dates & Details

 

May 2018:

 

 

Sunday 20th May: Ulster Bank Team of 4 Ardee

Monday 28th May: Regional AGM - Navan
 

 

      National Fixtures

 

 

 

May

Saturday 26th May 4 Fun Teams

 

July

Saturday 7th National AGM Donegal

Fingal County Council : Grant awarded up to 2000.00

The Club received to day confirmation that following an application (2016) to the Community ,Culture and Sports Division of Fingal County Council we have been approved for Funding up to € 2000.00 for Equipment.The agreed equipment will be for a Dealing Machine ( Already purchased 2nd hand through the CBAI).plus a printer .

The Club wishes to thank Fingal County Council for approving our application.....

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General Data Protection Regulations

The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) is a new EU regulation which comes into effect on 25th May 2018. It updates existing data protection laws and gives the individual greater control over their personal information.

All members of the bridge club will be asked to complete a new membership form in September.

Click on the article for details of new regulations.

Balbriggan Open Team of 4 2018 Winners
Balbriggan Open Team of 4 2018 Winners

Winners of the Team of 4 in Balbriggan 2018

Ken Walsh, Brendan Byrne, Maura Hand & Patsy Gibney 

with Balbriggan Bridge Club President  Mary English

 

Team Challenge Balbriggan v Gate Club

In this year's Team Challenge, hosted in our clubhouse, Balbriggan won the event 4-1. It was a brilliant night all round with the bridge played in the most positive of spirit and followed by a most delicious supper which everyone enjoyed immensely. Many thanks to all who baked and helped in providing the supper. At the end of the night our President Mary was presented with the Challenge Shield by Paddy Brennan from the Gate Club. Next year's event will be hosted in the new Bridge Centre in Drogheda. An amazing story from the night was when in the Novice match at one of the tables two ladies who had known each other in childhood met again after more than 40 years. As Franki Valli would sing "Oh, what a night".

2018 Presidents Nominated Charity

Mary English has nominated as her chosen Charity :: Balbriggan Cancer Support Group. As well as being local, this group  had their premises broken into last year  and lost a lot of their items . Please give your usual support

through the Club's upcoming events .

Attached is the Clubs Presention(€2000.00) to Balbriggan Cancer Support Group members in 2017 as Maura Levins Chosen Charity .(Photo only just been sourced today from a mobile).

Agnes Kinsella: Celebration Birthday
Agnes Kinsella: Celebration Birthday

On behalf of all the members of Balbriggan Bridge Club we all offer our congratulations to Agnes Kinsella  on reaching the ever young age of 90 .The presentation was made last night with Flowers & a  Birthday Cake . Presentation was made by Mary English ( Club President )  and Maria Mc Grath ( Vice President)

2018 IBU Seniors: Gala : Best A1

The IBU Senior Congress is in progress at the Cavan Crystal Hotel ,Cavan this week . . The Open Gala Night on Tuesday  saw 89 pairs( Masters & Inter A) and congratulations goes to Vivienne Donnelly & Hilda Cussen in achieving best A1

Balbriggan Bridge Club
Balbriggan Bridge Club

 (Founded 1976)

           71 Drogheda Street,

Balbriggan

Co. Dublin.

Tel: 01-8414476(after 7.30pm)

 

Club Nights

Monday,Wednesday,Thursday: 7.15 -11.00(approx)
Play starts prompt at 7.45pm
Mornings
Tuesday's 10.00-1.00pm
Friday at 10.30am-1pm(from 30/3/2018)
Table money  €4.00 per person.
Membership is €25.00 pa payable at the start of the season ,ie September 2017
 
For further information Contact :
Hon .Sec. Malcolm Goldsworthy (087-2618926)/balbrigganbridgeclub1@gmail.com
or
Clicking on the top LHS of the Home page under:
Club Information/Contact Us.
"Beginners & Improvers Bridge Classes "
 " Classes will recommence in 2018 Beginners Tuesday 23rd January
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
CooperCup: National Area MastersTeam Championships
CooperCup: National Area MastersTeam Championships

Well done to Caroline Howard,Bernie Bissett,Vivienne Donnelly & Tim Carroll (All A1 & A2)in Winning the Cooper Cup (Area Masters).held in Carrickmacross at the weekend.

I believe as result of this significant  win  all are upgraded to Area Masters .

2018BalbrigganSkerriesFinal
2018BalbrigganSkerriesFinal

Congratulations to Maureen Walsh & Margaret Winters  on winning the Balbriggan /Skerries Final held at the Balbriggan club on Friday April 6. A total of 24 pairs took part .

Presentation was carried out by Sean Newcomen (Club Chairman) .

2018 Stan Fitzpatrick Cup-Winners
2018 Stan Fitzpatrick Cup-Winners

Congratulations go to Lorretta Lawless & Stephanie Lawless on winning  Thursday's2 Week Stan Fitzpatrick Cup . Presentation was made by Mary English ( Club President)

2018 Presidents Prize Winners

Congratulations goes to Kay Goldsworthy on winning the 3 week  Presidents Prize in the Monday Tournament.Congratulations also goes to Mary Vaughan on winning Thursdays . Congratulations also go to Maura Levins on winning Tuesdays Presidents Prize. Congratulations also goes to Bernie Bissett on winning the Wednesdays Sesssion  Presentation was made by Mary English (Club President).

Summary :

Monday : Winner Kay Goldsworthy ,2nd Ray Ryan ,3rd ,Brian Carroll

Tuesday : Winner ; Maura Levins ,2nd Carmel Brogan ,3rd .Kat Hynes

Wednesday : Winner : Bernie Bissett ,2nd Mary Lacey ,3rd Caroline Howrd ,

Thursday : Winner : Mary Vaughan, 2nd Frank Ryan ,3rd Christine Mc Nally

 

2018 Novice & Intermediate Congress :Donegal
2018 Novice & Intermediate Congress :Donegal

Congratulations to Camilla McLoughlin & Kat Hynes on achieving 2nd position in the Inter "B " section of the Congress held in  Donegal at the weekend(17/18 Feb )

Presentaion was made by Jim O'Sullivan ( CBAI President)

2018 Wexford Congress:

Well done to Helena Browner & Veronica Buttimer who were  2nd  in the Inter "B " Section of the Wexford  Congress held on Saturday 3 Feb .

2018 McQuillan Cup Winners
2018 McQuillan Cup Winners

Congratulations go to Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello  on winning the McQuillan Cup at the weekend  hosted by the Gate club in Drogheda .Presentation was made by Pat Brennan (Club President )

2018 N.E. Regional Teams(4) -Winners

The North  Eastern  Regional Teams (of 4) were held on Sunday January  7  2018in the Ardboyne Hotel in Navan . Congratulations go to the members from Balbriggan & Skerries who took the Honours in each Section.

Winners of the Masters : Brian Carroll ,Peter Howard, Deirdre Tuckey ,Seamus Costello

Winners of the Inter "A " Section : Carol Sheridan & Caroline Howard, Vivienne Donnelly & Tim Carroll

Winners of the Inter "B " Section : Helena Browner & Veronica Buttimer .,Marina Ward & Marie  Kenny

The above Teams go forward to the National Finals in April 2018

 

Presentation was by Phil Geoghegan ( N.E. President )

 

 

2017 East of Ireland Congress : Success
2017 East of Ireland Congress : Success

Congratulations go to Vivienne Donnelly & Tim Carroll on Winning the East of Ireland  Congress Intermediate "A" Section .this weekend .Presentaion was made by : Phil Geoghegan ( REgional President ), Eoin Manning ( Congress President & Bernadette Brennan( Dundalk Bridge Club President .

Congratulations also go to Camiila McLoughlin  & Kat Hynes as Runners up in the Congress Intermediate "B" Section

2017 Tom Sheridan Trophy Winners
2017 Tom Sheridan Trophy Winners

The Tom Sheridan Trophy  was hosted by Balbriggan Bridge Club in the Bracken Court Hotel . in Balbriggan on Sunday  November 5 . Congratulations go to the Winners :

Mary Timoney & Donek Szenejko. Presentation was made by Mary English ( Club President ) and Carol Sheridan. Other prizewinners were :

2nd :Peter Howard & Brian Carroll

3rd : Mary Madden & Tom Curren

!st Session Winners: John McNally & Tiioran Hall

2nd Session Winners: Patsy Gibney & Maura Hand

Best " Inter A" : Caroil Sheridan & Caroline Howard

Best "Inter B" : Martina Ward & Marie Kenny

Best Club : Brendan & Helen Sheridan

Balbriggan Bridge Club woud like to thank all those who supported the event 

2017 Regional Mixed Pairs
2017 Regional Mixed Pairs

The 2017 Regional Mixed Pairs was held in the Gate Club, Drogheda on Sunday 29 October . Congratulations go the  Winners "Christy Tierney & Deirdre Reid ". Runners up were Helen Sheridan & Brendan Sheridan. Best Intermediates were :Tim Carroll & Vienne Donnelly.

Presentation to Christy & Deirdre was made by Phil Geoghegan ( Regional President)

2017 Drogheda Congress- Club Success
2017 Drogheda Congress- Club Success

Over the recent weekend the Drogheda Congess took place at the Westcourt Hotel & the Barbican Centre in Drogheda .Balbriggn & Skerries members who achieved notable prizes were as follows ;

Congress Pairs : Peter Howard & Brian Carrol: Best Regional Pairs .

Confined Pairs : Kay Goldsworthy * Maeve Carroll : Best Regional Pairs

Confined Pairs  Noel Fanning & Tim Carrill : Confined Pairs 1st Session Winners .

Mixed Pairs : Deirdre Reid & Christie Tierney: Best Regional

Mixed Pairs : Sean & FRancis Newcomen : : Best Local

Inter "B " Pairs : Kat Hynes & Camilla Mc Loughlin: 2nd Overall

Inter "B " : Phyllis Crew & Joe Bissett : Best Local

Novice : Sean Hynes & Carol Wickham: 2nd

Photo: Kat & Camilla presentation : Jim O'Sullivan ( CBAI President ),Dr .Frank Davy (Congess President )* Phil Geoghegan( N.E. President ).

(Any ommissions please let me know)

2017 Dublin Congress : Inter B Winners
2017 Dublin Congress : Inter B  Winners

Congratulations to the Winners of the Dublin Summer Congress Inter B Teams. This was held at Westmanstown Country Club ober the weekend.

The Balbriggan Winning team was Helena Bowner ,Veronica Buttimer ,Marie Kenny & Mary Mullholland .

Presentation was by : Jim o'Sullivan ( President CBAI ) & Rory Egan ( Congress President)

Beginners Bridge Classes 2017/2018

 

The beginners course resumes on

Tuesday January 23rd 2018 in the Clubhouse

Starting time 8p.m.

 

Cost is €80.00 for 10 classes.

 

Contact Seamus (Teacher) at 087-2890814 or

Hon Sec Malcolm at 087-2618926

 

Club & Cup Competition Rules

The 2 week  competitions below are with the same partner. Entry fees are € 8.00 payable on the first  night. Please note conditions for play as outlined below. 

John Lane Cup & Windmill Cup - Monday night competitions open to all members from Inter B grade upwards.(Novices may play subject to committee approval)

Balbriggan Trophy and Lions Cup- Wednesday night competitions open to all Novice, Inter B and Inter A grades.

Shambo Trophy and Stan Fitzpatrick Cup  - Thursday night competitions open to all Novice and Inter B grades.

All these competitions are two sessions events and players must be available to play with the same partner on both nights to compete

Xmas Turkey Competitions

Monday Turkey Competition :Open to ALL members.

Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday Turkey Competition:

 Members can  only win one " Turkey Prize"

Maximum No. of Full Tables Downstairs to be 14

From a   Committee Meeting  held last night (Friday 30 Oct. 2015) it was decided that from a Safety Point of View( movement/access/tripping) that the maximum number of Tables  will now be 14. In the event of a half table this can be accommodated. Therefore if a situation arises  with the need to accommodate 15+ full tables we will have to use upstairs.People therefore should  be prepared to co-operate with this possible situation.

 

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2018 Regional Ladies Pairs Winners
2018 Regional Ladies Pairs Winners

Congratulations to Margaret Winters & Maureen Walsh in winning the N.E. REgional Ladies Pairs ,held in the Gate Club on Sunday 18 March .Presentation was made by Regional Secretary Seamus Costello.

2017 : Heron Trophy -Winners
2017 : Heron Trophy -Winners

Balbriggan Bridge Club hosted their annual "Heron Trophy" in the Club House on Sunday December 10. :

Congratulations go to : The Winners: Mary Timoney& Donek Szenejko. Presentation by Mary English ( Club President )

Best Inter "A" : Tim Carroll & Vivienne Donnelly

Best Inter " B" : Maura Levins &  Mary English

Best Club: Helen & Brendan Sheridan

2018 Windmill Cup Winners
2018 Windmill Cup Winners

Congratulations go to Margaret Winters & Maureen Walsh on winnning the Monday nights 2 week Windmill Cup . Presentation was made by Marie McGrath.( Vice President )

2018 Lions Cup Winners
2018 Lions Cup Winners

Congratulations go to Caroline Howard & Carol Sheridan on Winning Wednesdays 2 week Lions Cup Club Competition. Presentation was made by Mary English (Club President)

Results
25th May 2018
Scorer: brendan sheridan
24th May 2018
Thursdays Group
Scorer: Vincent Bissett
23rd May 2018
Wednesdays Session
Scorer: Vincent Bissett
22nd May 2018
Scorer: Peter Howard
21st May 2018
Scorer: Peter Howard
18th May 2018
Scorer: brendan sheridan
17th May 2018
Thursdays - White Elephant
Scorer: Vincent Bissett
15th May 2018
Scorer: Peter Howard
14th May 2018
Scorer: Sean Newcomen
11th May 2018
Scorer: shay mangan
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2018 Regional Ladies Pairs Winners
2018 Regional Ladies Pairs Winners

Congratulations to Margaret Winters & Maureen Walsh in winning the N.E. REgional Ladies Pairs ,held in the Gate Club on Sunday 18 March .Presentation was made by Regional Secretary Seamus Costello.

2017 : Heron Trophy -Winners
2017 : Heron Trophy -Winners

Balbriggan Bridge Club hosted their annual "Heron Trophy" in the Club House on Sunday December 10. :

Congratulations go to : The Winners: Mary Timoney& Donek Szenejko. Presentation by Mary English ( Club President )

Best Inter "A" : Tim Carroll & Vivienne Donnelly

Best Inter " B" : Maura Levins &  Mary English

Best Club: Helen & Brendan Sheridan

2018 Windmill Cup Winners
2018 Windmill Cup Winners

Congratulations go to Margaret Winters & Maureen Walsh on winnning the Monday nights 2 week Windmill Cup . Presentation was made by Marie McGrath.( Vice President )

2018 Lions Cup Winners
2018 Lions Cup Winners

Congratulations go to Caroline Howard & Carol Sheridan on Winning Wednesdays 2 week Lions Cup Club Competition. Presentation was made by Mary English (Club President)

Results
25th May 2018
Scorer: brendan sheridan
24th May 2018
Thursdays Group
Scorer: Vincent Bissett
23rd May 2018
Wednesdays Session
Scorer: Vincent Bissett
22nd May 2018
Scorer: Peter Howard
21st May 2018
Scorer: Peter Howard
18th May 2018
Scorer: brendan sheridan
17th May 2018
Thursdays - White Elephant
Scorer: Vincent Bissett
15th May 2018
Scorer: Peter Howard
14th May 2018
Scorer: Sean Newcomen
11th May 2018
Scorer: shay mangan