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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

Peter Howard

Maura Levins

Shay Mangan

Maria McGrath

Rita McGoey

Geraldine O'Hagan

Brendan Sheridan 

Next Committee Meeting : 

Friday 20 October 2017

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2017-2018 Balbriggan Club Competition Dates

 

September  2017:

Mon.25 : John Lane -1

Wed .27 : Balbriggan Trophy -1

Thursday 28 : Shambo -1

 October 2017:

Mon : 2 :  John Lane -2

Wed. 4 : Balbriggan -2

Thurs. 5 : Shambo -2

 

 November 2017

Sunday Nov 5 Tom Sheridan : Balbriggan(Bracken Court)

 

December 2017:

Sunday Dec 3 : Regional Pairs : Ardboyne -Navan

Mon -4 :** Christmas Party -Bracken Court ***

Tues5/Wed 6 /Thursday 7 /Monday 11-Christmas "Turkey" Competition

Sunday Dec 10. Heron Trophy -Balbriggan Club : 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

National/Regional Competitions: 2017-2018

Regional Fixtures

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

September:

Sun -3 : Dundalk Congress Fund Raiser 7pm

Sun 10 : Pat Taaffe Trophy Gate Club : 5555pm

Tues 19 : Lilin Logan Trophy =====Dundalk -7pm

 

October :

Sunday -1 : Father Doris Cup : Ardee

Fri 6 -Sun 8: Drogheda & District Congress.

Sunday 15 : FRank Kerr Trophy (Headford)

Sunday 22: Dundalk Salver (5pm)

Sunday 29 : Regional Mixed Pairs ( 1 session-Gate Club)

 

 

November

December

      National Fixtures

September:

Sept. 25 : Duais an Uachatariain .Abbey Hotel -Donegal

October:

Oct 21/21 : Spiro /Coen TrophiesOctober

November

 18/19  IBU Interprovincials

December

2/3 :Regional Pairs

9/10 : Master Pairs Dublin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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Improver Classes

4-Lesson Course for Improvers on Competitive Bidding

Starting October 28th 2017

Saturday Mornings 10.00 - 12.30 in Clubhouse

1. Oct 28th      Overcalls and Unassuming Cue-Bid

2. Nov 4th       Take-Out Doubles  Responses and Doublers Rebids

3. Nov 25th     Negative Doubles

4. Dec 2nd      2-Suited Overcalls    Ghestem Convention

Cost: €40    To book contact Seamus at 087-2890814 

Club House Internal Painting : Wed .18 Oct

Please note that it is planned to start the Club House painting of Downstairs Walls ,Ceilings ,Doors ,Toilets & Kitchen on Wednesday 18 October ..

Thursday 19 Oct::  Last Thursday the Group (11 Tables) agreed that due to the painting  downstairs and the limit on tables upstairs (8-9tables ) and to avoid a "first come " situation that they would postpone Bridge on the 19 th .

Wednesday 18 :Oct It  appears there are some people who wish to play on the Wednesday.. So providing people have access,are prepared to put the tables /Chairs etc out and put them back  and /or use upstairs on a" first come first served" they can if they wish play bridge ... .

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.
Membership is € 25.00 p.a payable at the start of the season.ie  September.1st 2017
 
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 "
 " Classes will recommence in September 19(Tues) 2017(See below)
 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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)

Frank Ryans 90 th Birthday Party
Frank Ryans 90 th Birthday Party

Thursday night saw the Club celebrate Frank Ryan's 90th Birthday with a post bridge Party .Congratulations to Frank on behalf of the members   of Balbriggan Bridge Club on reaching this milestone and long may it continue .

A particular  thanks to the members who were involved with the organisation and preparation of the Catering  :Mary English (Club President ) and Maria McGrath ( Vice President) presented Frank with the Club Gift

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)

2017 Bray Congress Success
2017 Bray Congress Success

Over the last weekend : Sept 1-3 Congratulations go to the following for their success in  the Bray Congress '

Intermediate Teams : Well done to : Helena Browner ,Mary Mullholland ,Marie Kenny & Martina Ward in achieving 2nd Place.

(Presentation by Jim O'Sullivan (President of CBAI )

In the Intermediate Pairs : Carol Sheridan & Caroline Howard  achieved 3rd  position .

 

2017 Dublin Congress Inter "B" Pairs
2017 Dublin Congress Inter

Congratulations to Helena Browner & Veronica Buttimer on winning the Dublin Summer Congress Inter B Pairs . This was held at Westmanstown over the weekend .

Presentation was by : Jim O' Sullivan ( President of the CBAi ) & Rory Egan ( Congress 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).

 

Did You Know?

New Grading System - Applies from Sept 2017

N1 will be up to 1999 Local Points. B2 2000 to 4999 Local Points. B1 5000 to 9999 Local Points. A2 10000 to 24999 Local Points. A1 25000 to less than 10 National Points.

Cards will be issued in September using the "old grading system". When you get your card you may apply to be regraded using the new system if you wish. This must be done through your Club Secretary who will pass on the request to the Regional SecretaryIf you get a B2 card and hold less than 2000 local points you may apply to be regraded to N1 (provided it is less than 5 years since you took your first lesson). If you get a B1 card and hold less than 1 National Point (5000 Local Points) you may apply to be regraded to B2. If you get an A2 card and hold less than 2 National Points (10000 Local Points) you may apply to be regraded to B1. If you get an A1 card and hold less than 5 National Points (25000 Local Points) you may apply to be regraded to A2. If you get a Regional Master card and hold less than 40 National Points you may apply to be regraded to Area Master. All these gradings are optional - if you don't apply they will not happen.

The option to be regraded will expire on December 31 2017

 

Placement of Board on the table - Law 7A

Law 7A states: When a board is to be played it is placed in the centre of the table where it shall remain, correctly oriented, until play is completed.

To follow this law can present a difficulty, in that with the board placed in the centre of the table it makes it awkward now, to place dummy's cards on the table. The CBAI on their main page show what is acceptable or not- acceptable in placing the board on the table. Basically the board can be positioned other than in the centre of the table, the important points are that it is properly oriented and is in view of all the players.

Seamus

Beginners Bridge Classes 2017/2018

 

The beginners course resumes on

September 19th 2017 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.

 

Click for the latest results
2017 John Lane Winners
2017 John Lane Winners

Congratulations go to Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello on Winning Monday's two week John Lane Competition. Presentation was made by Mary English (Club President)

2017 Balbriggan Trophy Winners
2017 Balbriggan Trophy Winners

Congratulations go to Eugene Costello *and  Patsy Bell (not present ) on Winning the recent Wednesday 2 week "Balbriggan Trophy" Competition. Presentaion by Mary English (Club President)

2017 Shambo Cup Winners
2017 Shambo Cup Winners

Congratulations go to Dorothy Crooks  and Pauline Dennis ( absent) on Winning the two week Thursday's Shambo Trophy. Presentation was made by Mary English ( Club President)

Results
18th October 2017
Scorer: Lillian Jones
17th October 2017
Scorer: Lillian Jones
12th October 2017
Thursdays Session
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
11th October 2017
Scorer: Lillian Jones
10th October 2017
Scorer: Lillian Jones
9th October 2017
Scorer: Sean Newcomen
5th October 2017
Thursdays Shambo RD 2
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
5th October 2017
Thursdays Shambo - Final Result
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
4th October 2017
Wednesday - Balbriggan Trophy - Rd2
Scorer: Vincent Bissett
4th October 2017
Wednesday - Balbriggan Trophy - Combined
Scorer: Vincent Bissett
Click for the latest results
2017 John Lane Winners
2017 John Lane Winners

Congratulations go to Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello on Winning Monday's two week John Lane Competition. Presentation was made by Mary English (Club President)

2017 Balbriggan Trophy Winners
2017 Balbriggan Trophy Winners

Congratulations go to Eugene Costello *and  Patsy Bell (not present ) on Winning the recent Wednesday 2 week "Balbriggan Trophy" Competition. Presentaion by Mary English (Club President)

2017 Shambo Cup Winners
2017 Shambo Cup Winners

Congratulations go to Dorothy Crooks  and Pauline Dennis ( absent) on Winning the two week Thursday's Shambo Trophy. Presentation was made by Mary English ( Club President)

Results
18th October 2017
Scorer: Lillian Jones
17th October 2017
Scorer: Lillian Jones
12th October 2017
Thursdays Session
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
11th October 2017
Scorer: Lillian Jones
10th October 2017
Scorer: Lillian Jones
9th October 2017
Scorer: Sean Newcomen
5th October 2017
Thursdays Shambo RD 2
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
5th October 2017
Thursdays Shambo - Final Result
Scorer: Malcolm Goldsworthy
4th October 2017
Wednesday - Balbriggan Trophy - Rd2
Scorer: Vincent Bissett
4th October 2017
Wednesday - Balbriggan Trophy - Combined
Scorer: Vincent Bissett