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Balbriggan Bridge Club
 
Committee: 2016-2017

 

President: Maura Levins

Vice President: Mary English

Hon.Secretary: Malcolm Goldsworthy

Hon.Treasurer: Mary Browne

Committee

Chairperson: Peter Howard

Vincent Bissett

Veronica Buttimer

Patricia Clarke

Seamus Costello

Mary English

Shay Mangan

Maria McGrath

Rita McGoey

Sean Newcomen

Geraldine O'Hagan

Brendan Sheridan

 

 Next Committee Meeting :Friday 21 April 2017 @ 7.30pm

 

 

 
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Bridge Holiday -Waterford May 1-4

A 3 night Bridge Holiday (May 1 -4) has been arranged by Mary Mullholland  in Waterford at Treacy's Hotel. Prices(B & D ) are: €186.00 pp, € 231.00 (Single).  Deposit is € 20.00. To book please contact : Mary at  0870983388 or Noel Fanning at : 086074889:

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?

Use of "STOP" Card

The STOP card should be placed on the table with any jump bid and should stay there for about 10 seconds.

The next player may not bid until it is removed.

Use  of "ALERT" Card

Whenever an alert is required, the ALERT card should be taken from the box and shown to both opponents

(making sure that it is seen by both) before being replaced in the box.

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 Bridge Classes "
 
 Details below for 2017 Classes: " Starts Tuesday January  17  2017 @ 8.00pm
 
 
 
 
 
 
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)

2016 CBAI (N.E.): Regional Pairs Masters & Intermediates
2016 CBAI (N.E.): Regional Pairs Masters & Intermediates

THe North Eastern Regional Pairs were held in rhe Ardboyne Hotel in Navan on Sunday 4 December. Congratulations goes to ::

Bernie Bissett & Pat Mullholland   on Winning the Intermediate Section.

Helen & Brendan Sheridan who came 2nd in the Masters Section : &

Margaret Winters & Maureen Walsh who came 3rd in the Masters Section .

2016 Regional Mixed Pairs
2016 Regional Mixed Pairs

The Regional Mixed Pairs were held in the Gate Club (Drogheda) on Sunday 13 November .Congratulations go to the Winners: Helen & Brendan Sheridan. Presentation was made by Mary Delaney (Regional President ) and Seamus Costello( Regional Secretary)

Phil Mc Brien : Celebrating
Phil Mc Brien : Celebrating

Last night Wednesday November 2 saw the celebration  by Balbriggan Bridge Club Members to Phil McBrien in achieving a Birthday milestone of 90 years of age .The members presented a prepared Birthday Cake  and Flowers .The Presentation was made by Maura Levins Club President .Light refreshments as well as the cake followed. The largest number of people for a Club night attended the evening with ca 18 tables.

Well done to Phil

2016 Tom Sheridan Trophy :
2016 Tom Sheridan Trophy :

Balbriggan Bridge Club hosted their annual Tom Sheridan Trophy event at the City North  onSunday November 6 . Congratulations go to the following:

1. Winners were : Peter Howard & Brian Carroll. Presentation was made by Carol Sheridan & Maura Levins ( Club President).

Other Prize winners were::

1st Session Winners : Vivienne Donnelly & Maeve Carroll.

2 nd Session Winners :Mary Delaney & Liam Culligan.

Best Club : Margaret Winters & Jennifer Mortell.

Best  Inter A" : Marie Dunphy & Kay Goldsworthy.

Best  Inter "B" : Marie Kenny & Martina Ward..

The Club would like to thank all who supported the  Event ( 39 pairs).

Click on Header to see Results(PDF File)

2016 Drogheda Congress : Inter "B" Winners
2016 Drogheda Congress : Inter

Congratulations go to Helena Browner  & Veronica Buttimer who Won the Glynis Kay Pepetulal Cup  as   the Inter  " B Winners at the 2016 Drogheda Congress this weekend ( October 7-9).

Presentation was made by : Pat Duff ( CBAI President), Philiuna Dowd ( Congress President) and Mary Delaney ( Regional President ,CBAI ) 

2016 Drogheda Congress Inter "A" Winners
2016 Drogheda Congress Inter

In the recent Drogheda  & District Congress , congratulations go to Bernie Bissett & Pat Mullholland in Winning this section  & the Bridgid Shearman & Michael Crawley Cup..

 

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: 2016/17

Improver Classes will take place starting in February 2017

Contact Seamus 087-2890814

Fingal County Council:Grant Awarded up to 2000. to Club

The Club received to day confirmation that following an application  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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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.

 

Click for the latest results
Presidents Charity: Balbriggan Cancer Support

The Club's President Maura Levins has nominated " Balbriggan Cancer Support Group" as her Charity  for the Club Event .This will take place fron Monday March -6 until Tuesday March 14 .As in keeping with past Charity events supported by the Club we again  look forward to the usual support through Table Numbers and the Raffles. It is planned to make a formal presentation by Maura to the Balbriggan Cancer Support Group once all monies are received .

Check the Balbriggan Cancer Support Group  at :http://www.balbriggancancersupport.ie/

2017 Lions Cup Winners
2017 Lions Cup Winners

Congratulations to Bernie Bissett & Noel Reilly  who were the Winners of the Wednesday's Lions Cup . Presentation  was made by Maura Levins ( Club President) 

 

 

2017 Windmill Cup Winners
2017 Windmill Cup Winners

Congratulations go to Sean Newcomen & Sean Mc Nally on Winning the Monday night's 2 week Windmill Cup Competition.  Presentation was made by Maura Levins (Club President).

2016 Heron Trophy
2016 Heron Trophy

Congratulations go to Joe Walsh & Gerry Murtagh on Winning the Heron Trophy held at Balbriggan Bridge Club on Sunday 18 December . Presentation  was made by  Maura Levins ( Club President)  together with Pat Duff ( President C.B. A. I ) and Mary Delaney (Regional President of the CBAI) who supported the event . The Club wishes to thank all those who took part .

Key Section Winners were:

Best Cub Pair: Frances & Sean Newcomen.

Best Intermediate "A": Bernie Bissett & Pat Mullholland

Best Intermediate "B": Marie Kenny & Martina Ward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Party: Offcial Cake Cutting Moment.
Christmas Party: Offcial Cake Cutting Moment.

With the Christmas Party and celebrating its "40 years" in existance 4 of the "founding" members who were present at the party were invited to the" Cake cutting moment". It was appreciated by all that there were past members who contributed to its initial formation but unfortunately some of them are not with us and some could not attend.

Key names in the photograph are : Peter Howard,Seamus Costello, Rita McGoey and Brendan Sheridan

 

Results
22nd February 2017
Wednesday - Presidents Prize - Rd2
Scorer: Vincent Bissett
21st February 2017
Scorer: Peter Howard
20th February 2017
Scorer: brendan sheridan
16th February 2017
Thursdays PP Draw-R
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
15th February 2017
PRESIDENTS PRIZE DRAW
Scorer: Lillian Jones
14th February 2017
Scorer: Peter Howard
13th February 2017
Mondays PP Draw
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
9th February 2017
Thursdays Session
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
8th February 2017
Wednesday - CBAI Simultaneous Pairs
Scorer: Vincent Bissett
7th February 2017
Scorer: Peter Howard
Click for the latest results
Presidents Charity: Balbriggan Cancer Support

The Club's President Maura Levins has nominated " Balbriggan Cancer Support Group" as her Charity  for the Club Event .This will take place fron Monday March -6 until Tuesday March 14 .As in keeping with past Charity events supported by the Club we again  look forward to the usual support through Table Numbers and the Raffles. It is planned to make a formal presentation by Maura to the Balbriggan Cancer Support Group once all monies are received .

Check the Balbriggan Cancer Support Group  at :http://www.balbriggancancersupport.ie/

2017 Lions Cup Winners
2017 Lions Cup Winners

Congratulations to Bernie Bissett & Noel Reilly  who were the Winners of the Wednesday's Lions Cup . Presentation  was made by Maura Levins ( Club President) 

 

 

2017 Windmill Cup Winners
2017 Windmill Cup Winners

Congratulations go to Sean Newcomen & Sean Mc Nally on Winning the Monday night's 2 week Windmill Cup Competition.  Presentation was made by Maura Levins (Club President).

2016 Heron Trophy
2016 Heron Trophy

Congratulations go to Joe Walsh & Gerry Murtagh on Winning the Heron Trophy held at Balbriggan Bridge Club on Sunday 18 December . Presentation  was made by  Maura Levins ( Club President)  together with Pat Duff ( President C.B. A. I ) and Mary Delaney (Regional President of the CBAI) who supported the event . The Club wishes to thank all those who took part .

Key Section Winners were:

Best Cub Pair: Frances & Sean Newcomen.

Best Intermediate "A": Bernie Bissett & Pat Mullholland

Best Intermediate "B": Marie Kenny & Martina Ward

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Christmas Party: Offcial Cake Cutting Moment.
Christmas Party: Offcial Cake Cutting Moment.

With the Christmas Party and celebrating its "40 years" in existance 4 of the "founding" members who were present at the party were invited to the" Cake cutting moment". It was appreciated by all that there were past members who contributed to its initial formation but unfortunately some of them are not with us and some could not attend.

Key names in the photograph are : Peter Howard,Seamus Costello, Rita McGoey and Brendan Sheridan

 

Results
22nd February 2017
Wednesday - Presidents Prize - Rd2
Scorer: Vincent Bissett
21st February 2017
Scorer: Peter Howard
20th February 2017
Scorer: brendan sheridan
16th February 2017
Thursdays PP Draw-R
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
15th February 2017
PRESIDENTS PRIZE DRAW
Scorer: Lillian Jones
14th February 2017
Scorer: Peter Howard
13th February 2017
Mondays PP Draw
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
9th February 2017
Thursdays Session
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
8th February 2017
Wednesday - CBAI Simultaneous Pairs
Scorer: Vincent Bissett
7th February 2017
Scorer: Peter Howard