President - Janet O’Huiginn, Vice President – Dorothy Collins, Hon. Sec. - Fionnuala Duddy, Hon. Treasurer - Philip O’Dwyer, Hon. Membership Secretary and Hon. Tournament Director - Oliver Rye.
Committee Members: Ciaran O'Huiginn, Joan Valkenburg, Nancy Malone, Ursula O'Connell, Vera McCague, George Kavanagh, Yvonne Sheerin.
Congratulations to the winners Patricia McCarthy & John Waters
Congratulations to BCBC A & B teams winning the Massey League in their sections!
Club AGM & Summer Party
Thursday 24th May.
7.30 pm Stradbrook
Message from Maebh (President):
“Well done to Carol Ann and John for winning the Britton trophy for the sixth year in a row. Congratulations to Mary Hodkinson‘s and Meryn Keogh for winning the first session prize in the same competition. To Philip O Dwyer and Nell McDowell who won the overall B intermediate prize. 🍾🎉♠♦♣❤
Great success for a Blackrock College bridge club!”
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
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