The origin of playing cards:
The origin of playing cards was in China and dates back to around the year 1120.
Originally, cards were used for fortune telling and gambling.
Cards were introduced into Italy and Spain around 1370, probably coming from Egypt.
Tarot cards, used for fortune telling, were introduced in Italy in 1440.
The origin of Bridge:
The origin of Bridge can be traced back to a card game 1st played in the 16th century, what was the name of that game?
= "Whist" - The 1st entirely devoted to Whist was written by Edmund Hoyle in 1742
Annual Golf Outing will take place on Tuesday 7 Oct at Elm Park Golf Club. Golf and Dinner will cost €45. Please check your email for more details
Committee:President –David Blair, Vice President – Kay Falkner, Hon Secretary – Paul Collery, Hon. Treasurer – Joe Kelly, Hon Tour Director Noel Glennon, Hon Mem Sec- Moira McInerney. Committee – Eileen Dolan, Ann Murphy-Leahy, Roisin Seymour, Mary Murray, Connie Collins.
By clicking on "BCBC membership application form" title, you can download the form.
RESULTS CAN NOW BE VIEWED BY CLICKING ON THE RESULTS TAB ON THE LEFT HAND SIDE OF YOUR SCREEN
We need volunteers for the 2014/15 committee. The club needs members to assist in the smooth running of bridge evenings and competitions etc.
Anybody who has not previously served on the committee or anybody who would like to help please contact David Blair (08628309325 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Congratulations to Biddy O'Leary who with her partner was 3rd in Ireland in the last simultaneous pairs competition and 35th globally. A fantastic achievement! Well done Biddy.
The new novice section is now up and running. We hope all the novices enjoy playing and have a great year!
All Competitions require pre-entry and commence at 7.15 pm. Sharp.
Members are responsible for putting their names on the competition list and MUST notify theTournament Director if unable to play in any pre-entry competition.
To be eligible to win a prize in a major Competition members must have played on 4 club nights prior to that event, during the current club year
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by Eddie Kantar
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