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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

Veronica Buttimer

Phyllis Carew

Seamus Costello

Mary English

Peter Howard

Shay Mangan

Maria McGrath

Rita McGoey

Geraldine O'Hagan

Brendan Sheridan

 

 Last Committee Meeting :Friday 19 May 2017

Next Meeing Planned in Late June ( Provisional)

 

 
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2017Fun Teams June 3

We now have 4 Teams going forward to the "Fun Teams" (Fashion competition ) with Bridge as a secondary item at Westmanstown on June 3 .

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.....

MKG

Upcoming National/Regional Competitions: 2016-2017

Regional Fixtures

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

February

5- John Lane Trophy -Skerries.

17/18/19 - Novice & Inter .Congress- Carrickmacross.

26 -Headfort Trophy

March

5- Star & Crescent  Cup (O)

April

30  Regional Ladies  & Mems Pairs

May

7- Balbriggan Teams of 4

14 - ABCD Fundraiser

21 - Ulster Bank Teams of 4 -Ardee

27 4 FUN TEams

29- REgional AGM

 

                 

 

 

       

National Fixtures

February

3- Wexford Congress

6- CBAI Sims Week

11 -Holmes Wilson

17 - Novice & Intermediate Congress

March

5- Bankers Congress

18 - National Pairs Championships

21 - IBU Seniors Congress

23 -JJ Murphy National Novice Trophy

23- Lambert & Cooper Cup

April

14 -Galway Congress

21- Lady Milne Trophy

22- National Teams Championship

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2016-2017 Balbriggan Club Competition Dates

(Please note internal Club Competi

January  2017:

Monday 9th & 16 Windnill Cup ( 2 week Competition)

Wednesday 11 & 18 Lions Cup ( 2 week Competition)

February 2017

Monday 6 : CBAI SIMS Pairs

Wednesday 8 : CBAI SIMS PAirs

Mon 13 President Prize (PP)-DRAW

Wed. 15  Presidents Prize DRAW

Thursday 16 : PresidentsPrize DRAW

Monday 20  PP ARRANGE

Wednesday 22 PP ARRANGE

Thursday 23 PP ARRANGE

Monday 27 PP AARANGE

Tuesday 28 PP Arrange

 March2017

WED -1 PP ARRANGE

Thursday -2 PP ARRANGE

MON -6 Presidents Charity

TUES 7 PP ARRANGE

WED -8 Presidents  Charity

Thurs -9 Presidents Charity

Tues -4 Presidents Charity

Thursday 30 Stan Fitzpatrick Cup -1

Friday 31  Balbriggan /Skerries Cup

April 2017:

Thursday -6 Stan Fitzpatrick Cup -2

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Did You Know?

2017 Laws of Dublicate Bridge

The new laws, which have recently been published by the World Bridge Federation, will come into use in the CBAI from 1st September 2017.

The purpose of the Laws remains unchanged. They are designed to define correct procedure and to provide an adequate remedy for when something goes wrong. They are designed not to punish irregularities but rather to rectify situations where non-offenders may otherwise be damaged. Players should be ready to accept graciously any rectification, penalty, or ruling.

I have added to Seamus 's Comments by linking the Changes . By Clicking anywhere in the panel  the revised rules can be seen . The WBF have highlighted ( in yellow)where the Changes have been made.

 

Balbriggan Bridge Club
Balbriggan Bridge Club

 (Founded 1976)

           
  71 Drogheda Street,

Balbriggan

Co. Dublin.

Tel: 01-8414476(after 7.30pm)

We are within easy reach of : Swords,Drogheda,Bettystown,

Laytown,Skerries,Rush ,Lusk,,Naul, Stamullen etc

Club Nights

Monday,Wednesday,Thursday: 7.15 -11.00(approx)
Play starts prompt at 7.45pm
Mornings
Tuesday's 10.00-1.00pm
Balbriggan Bridge Club welcomes visitors/non Members.
Table money  €4.00 per person.(From Sept. 1 2015)
Membership is € 25.00 p.a payable at the start of the season in September.
 
For further information contact :
Hon Sec. Malcolm Goldsworthy(0872618926)/balbrigganbridgeclub1@gmail.com
or
Clicking on the top LHS of the Home page under:
Club Information/Contact Us.
"Beginners & Improvers Bridge Classes "
 
 Details below for 2017 Classes: " Starts Tuesday January  17  2017 @ 8.00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
2017 Ulster Bank Cup Team Winners
2017 Ulster Bank  Cup Team Winners

Ardee Bridge Club hosted their "Ulster Bank Cup " Team event on Sunday 23 May . Congratulations go to the Winners : May Wherity ,Clare Clarke, Kay Goldsworthy & Maureen Walsh. Presentaion was made by Lucinda Hanratty(Ardee Bridge) Club. 

2017 Gate Club v Balbriggan Challenge
2017 Gate Club  v Balbriggan Challenge

The annual Challenge Trophy between Teams from the Gate Club (Drogheda)  and Balbriggan took place in the Gate Club on Friday May 5 . Balbriggan were the eventual winners. The Trophy was presented to Maura Levins(President of Balbriggan ) by the host Teresa Mulroy( President of the Gate Club) .Mary Delaney  Regional President also officiated .Balbriggan would like to thank the Gate for their hospitality and their members for the event .

 

2017 Balbriggan Open Teams of 4 -Winners
2017 Balbriggan Open Teams of 4 -Winners

 The  Balbriggan Open Teams of 4  event took place  in the Club House on  Sunday May 7. A total of 16 Teams took part .The Winners were the team of : Patsy Gibney,Maura Hand ,Ken Walsh & Brendan Byrne .Presentation was made by Maura Levins (Balbriggan Club President).

2017: National Teams : Finals-Ballinasloe
2017: National Teams : Finals-Ballinasloe

Well done to all who qualified and played in the i National Teams  Final in Ballinasloe this weekend (22nd\23rd April).

Masters:

Brian Carroll, Peter Howard, Helen Sheridan and Brendan Sheridan.

Intermediate As:

Bernie Bissett, Pat Mulholland, Kay Goldsworthy and Marie Dunphy

Vivienne Donnelly, Maeve Carroll, Ray Ryan and John Knox

Intermediate "B" 's

Helena Browner,Marie Kenny ,Martina Ward & Mary Mullholland

Congratulations to the above Inter "B" team who secured 3rd place.Presentation was performed by Pat Duff (President of the CBAI).

 

2017 Laur & Kay Sherran Trophy
2017 Laur & Kay Sherran Trophy

Congratulations to Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello on winning at the weekend the Laur & Kay Trophy in Navan

2017 Balbriggan-Skerries Cup
2017 Balbriggan-Skerries Cup

The Balbriggan -Skerries Cup was held  at the Balbriggan Bridge Club on Friday 31 March.Congratulations goes to the Winners : John Knox & Ray Ryan . Presentation was ade by Peter Howard (Chairman)

 

2017 National Pairs-Ballinasloe:
2017 National  Pairs-Ballinasloe:

The National  Pairs Championship took place over 2 days  in the Shearwater Hotel Ballinasloe over the weekend.The Masters ,Inter "A"s  and Inter "B"  sections were well represented from Balbriggan and Skerries. Congratulation  go to Bernie Bisset & Pat Mullholland for receiving the Prize for "Best A2" over the 3 sessions.

Presentaion was made by Pat Duff (President of the CBAI.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2017 Bankers Congress
2017 Bankers Congress

A large contingent  (14) from Balbriggan and Skerries descended on the Bankers Bridge Club  Congress yesterday Saturday March 4 .success in the prizes were achieved as follows:

Inter A-1 : 2 nd Noel Fanning & Tim Carroll

Inter A-2 : 2nd : Carol Sheridan & Caroline Howard

Inter B : 2nd Mary Mullholland & Joe Bissett

Inter B : 2nd Session Winners (+4th overall) :Kat Hynes & Malcolm Goldsworthy.

(The gentleman on the LHS is Dermot O'Brien President of the Dublin South Region)

 

Well done to all who took part.

( Helena Browner took photo.Joe Bissett,Vincent Bissett & Noel Reilly were hiding)

 

2017 McQullian Cup Winners
2017 McQullian Cup Winners

Congratulations to Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello in Winning the McQuillan  Cup held in Drogheda on Sunday 29 January..

:2017 Regional Inter "B" Team Winners
:2017 Regional Inter

The Regional Teams Competition was held at the ArdBoyne Hotel Navan on January 8  2017.

:Congratulations  go to : Helena Browner ,Marie Kenny ,Martina Ward & Mary Mullholland who were the eventual WInners of the Inter "B "  Section .They will also be eligable to represent the Region in the National Finals.

Presentation performed by Mary Delaney ( President CBAI ,N.E Region)

 

2017 Regional Teams -Inter "A" & Masters
2017 Regional Teams -Inter

The Regional Teams qualifier for the National Finals were held at the Ardbotne Hotel in Navan on Sunday Jan .8 .Congratulations go to the Intermediate "A " Winning Team of :Kay Goldsworthy,Marie Dunphy .Bernie Bissett & Pat Mullholland.. In the Masters Section  congratulations also go to :Brendan Sherida ,Helen Sheridan, Peter Howard & Brian Caroll who were 2nd  and are in the 4 Team play off for the Finals .Well done to Balbriggan Bridge Club for submitting a large number of Teams .

Well done to Ray Ryan ,John Knox,Vivienne Donnelly & Maeve Carroll who came 2nd in the Inter " A Section

Presentation was performed by Mary Delaney ( President of the N.E. Region CBAI)

John Keane RNLI: Charity 4,500
John Keane RNLI:  Charity  4,500

Following the recent Charity Bridge Event organised by the "Skerries Bridge Clubs, a presentation was made to the local RNLI  on behalf of John Keane .Presentation was performed by Johns wife Bernadette.Keane The Organisers wish to thank all participants for their support.

Improvers Classes: 2017

Improver Classes will take place starting April 1st 2017 

4 Classes on Card Play           Saturday Mornings from 10.00 to 12.30

April 1st Handling Card Combinations, Covering Honours, Safety Plays

April 8th Communication Plays, Blocking/Unblocking

April 29th Counting, Entries- preserving and creating entries

May 20th Suit Establishment, Trump Management

Contact Seamus at 087-2890814

Beginners Bridge Classes 2016/2017

 

The beginners course resumes on

Tuesday 17th January 2017 in the Clubhouse

Starting time 8p.m.

Lessons 11 to 20

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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2017 End of Season- Guests

The 31st May sees the formal end to the Bridge  Season .for 2016-2017 .For June ,July & August, Balbriggan Bridge Club  invites non members to play at the club either directly or with a member .( See WebSite for details).There are events  still taking part during the Summer Months ie Fun Teams ,Dublin Summer Congress  etc. The Season recommences September 1st 2017..

Have a good Summer: (The Committee) .

President's Charity: 2000.0 Donation

The Club's President Maura Levins nominated " Balbriggan Cancer Support Group" as her Charity  for the Club Event  .A Cheque  of €2000.00 is to  be presented to the local Cancer Group on  Thursday June 1st.   At present we have requested  for Fingal Indepenent to be present for photographs.

2017 Stan Fitzpatrick Cup Winners
2017 Stan Fitzpatrick Cup  Winners

Congratulations to Ann Rafter & Ray Hearty who were the winners of Thursdays 2 week Stan Fitzpatrick Cup competition .Presentation was carried out by Maura Levins ( Club President)

2017 President's Prize : Monday Session
2017 President's Prize : Monday Session

Congratulatons to Sean Newcomen on winning the recent Monday's session of the Presidents Prize  Presentation  by Maura Levins the Club President

2017 President's Prize: Tuesdays Session
2017 President's Prize: Tuesdays Session

Congratulations to Kat Hynes on winning the Tuesday's Session of the Presidents Prize.Presentation by Maura Levins( Club President.)

2017 President's Prize: Wednesday Session
2017 President's Prize: Wednesday Session

Congratulations to Berne Bissett on winning the Wednesdays President's Prize  .Presentaion was made  by Maura Levins ( Club President).

2017 President's Prize :Thursdays Session
2017 President's Prize :Thursdays Session

Congratulations to Mary Vaughan on winning the President's Prize on the Thursday's Bridge Group. Presentation  was made by Maura Levins ( Club President .)

Results
25th May 2017
Thursdays Session
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
24th May 2017
Wednesdays Session
Scorer: Vincent Bissett
23rd May 2017
Scorer: Peter Howard
22nd May 2017
Scorer: Sean Newcomen
18th May 2017
Thursdays White elephant
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
17th May 2017
WEdnesdays White Elephant
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
16th May 2017
Scorer: Lillian Jones
11th May 2017
Thursday Session
Scorer: Helena Browner
10th May 2017
DOWNSTAIRS
Scorer: Lillian Jones
10th May 2017
WEdnesdays Session Upstairs
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
Click for the latest results
2017 End of Season- Guests

The 31st May sees the formal end to the Bridge  Season .for 2016-2017 .For June ,July & August, Balbriggan Bridge Club  invites non members to play at the club either directly or with a member .( See WebSite for details).There are events  still taking part during the Summer Months ie Fun Teams ,Dublin Summer Congress  etc. The Season recommences September 1st 2017..

Have a good Summer: (The Committee) .

President's Charity: 2000.0 Donation

The Club's President Maura Levins nominated " Balbriggan Cancer Support Group" as her Charity  for the Club Event  .A Cheque  of €2000.00 is to  be presented to the local Cancer Group on  Thursday June 1st.   At present we have requested  for Fingal Indepenent to be present for photographs.

2017 Stan Fitzpatrick Cup Winners
2017 Stan Fitzpatrick Cup  Winners

Congratulations to Ann Rafter & Ray Hearty who were the winners of Thursdays 2 week Stan Fitzpatrick Cup competition .Presentation was carried out by Maura Levins ( Club President)

2017 President's Prize : Monday Session
2017 President's Prize : Monday Session

Congratulatons to Sean Newcomen on winning the recent Monday's session of the Presidents Prize  Presentation  by Maura Levins the Club President

2017 President's Prize: Tuesdays Session
2017 President's Prize: Tuesdays Session

Congratulations to Kat Hynes on winning the Tuesday's Session of the Presidents Prize.Presentation by Maura Levins( Club President.)

2017 President's Prize: Wednesday Session
2017 President's Prize: Wednesday Session

Congratulations to Berne Bissett on winning the Wednesdays President's Prize  .Presentaion was made  by Maura Levins ( Club President).

2017 President's Prize :Thursdays Session
2017 President's Prize :Thursdays Session

Congratulations to Mary Vaughan on winning the President's Prize on the Thursday's Bridge Group. Presentation  was made by Maura Levins ( Club President .)

Results
25th May 2017
Thursdays Session
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
24th May 2017
Wednesdays Session
Scorer: Vincent Bissett
23rd May 2017
Scorer: Peter Howard
22nd May 2017
Scorer: Sean Newcomen
18th May 2017
Thursdays White elephant
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
17th May 2017
WEdnesdays White Elephant
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
16th May 2017
Scorer: Lillian Jones
11th May 2017
Thursday Session
Scorer: Helena Browner
10th May 2017
DOWNSTAIRS
Scorer: Lillian Jones
10th May 2017
WEdnesdays Session Upstairs
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy