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Interesting facts

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

 
Massey Bros League

Massey Bros League

BCBC hope to enter a number of teams, so please put your name down if you would like to represent the club in this competition.  For more information, please contact a member of the committee or put your name on the list circulating.

♠ The league is an exciting new addition to the Eastern Region's calendar for 2016/17.  Sponsored by Massey Bros, Funeral Directors, it is an inter-club teams' competition that will run throughout the bridge season.

♥ For this, the first year, the league is (mostly) confined to clubs in the Dun Laoghaire area of the region.

♦ The number of matches to be played by any team (between October 2016 and May 2017) is likely to be no more than seven or eight.   As far as possible there will be an equal number of home and away matches.

♣ Each team will be made up of players of the same grade (ie Novice, B, A or Master) and will only compete against teams in their own grade.

GOLF OUTING

FRIDAY 7 OCTOBER 2016

TEE TIMES - 12.00pm – 1.30pm

VENUE – FOXROCK GOLF CLUB

DRINKS & DINNER - 6.30PM

PLEASE GIVE YOUR NAME TO A COMMITTEE MEMBER IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ATTENDING

SEPTEMBER NEWS

SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE NOW DUE.  PLEASE REMEMBER TO COLLECT YOUR FIXTURE CARD AND PHONE LISTS. ALSO WE HAVE CBAI DIARIES FOR SALE AT 5 EURO.

DATE FOR YOUR DIARY - GOLF OUTING WILL BE HELD IN FOXROCK GOLF CLUB ON FRIDAY 7 OCTOBER. PLEASE ASK A COMMIITTEE MEMBER FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

Competition with Elm Park Bridge Club

On the 10 July we welcomed Elm Park Bridge Club to a wonderful night of bridge. We had 8 teams from each club and we enjoyed a lovely supper along with some great bridge. Blackrock won the overall competition. Results can be found on the website.

Stand By List

 Every Monday and Thursday evenings we require a person to act as standby. The Autumn Session Stand By list is available now for you to volunteer. Please keep an eye out over the next few weeks and add your name to the list.

Committee 2016/17
Below are the committee for 2016/17
 Sarann Doyle (President), Connie Collins ( Vice President),  Paul Collery (Hon Secretary), Philip O'Dwyer (Hon Treasurer),  Kate O'Shaughnessy (Hon Tournament Director),                                 
Oliver Rye (Hon membership secretary),  Maebh Gallagher (committee) Anne Murphy-Leahy (committee), Eileen Dolan (committee), Ciaran O hUiginn (committee),            
Deirdre Paffrath (committee), Mary Dillon (Hon Trustee),   Moyra McGettrick (Hon Trustee), Roy Ball (Hon Trustee).
      
Sub Committee 50th Year Celebrations!

We have set up a sub committee to organise the 50th year  celebrations. Moira Mc Gettrick, Roy Ball, Mary Dillion, Kate O'Shaughnessy and Sarann Doyle are on this sub committee. If you have any ideas or suggestions on how to celebrate this special year please let the sub committee know.  We welcome all ideas and suggestions!

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Competitions
Competitions

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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Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

Vu-Bridge (ACOL version)
choosen by the EBU!

Read more about the English Bridge Education Department and FREE V-Blue for all EBUTA Teachers: Click here

Saturday January 30th, 2016:
Careful Play by Paul Bowyer

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V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks - ACOL and Standard American versions available

Vu-Bridge Hand of the Week

New: Vu-Bridge Defender
Try sample hands: Click here

Saturday, January 30th, 2016:
Diamonds, again! By David Bird


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V-Green e-Newsletter: improve your Bridge skills - all levels

Results
5th December 2016
Section C
Scorer: Carol-Ann Cummins
5th December 2016
Section A
Director: Carol-Ann Cummins
Scorer: Carol-Ann Cummins
1st December 2016
Turkey Comp (B)
Director: Carol-Ann Cummins
Scorer: Carol-Ann Cummins
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Competitions
Competitions

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

  

 
BCBC Membership application form
Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

Vu-Bridge (ACOL version)
choosen by the EBU!

Read more about the English Bridge Education Department and FREE V-Blue for all EBUTA Teachers: Click here

Saturday January 30th, 2016:
Careful Play by Paul Bowyer

Click here to play

V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks - ACOL and Standard American versions available

Vu-Bridge Hand of the Week

New: Vu-Bridge Defender
Try sample hands: Click here

Saturday, January 30th, 2016:
Diamonds, again! By David Bird


Click here to play this hand

V-Green e-Newsletter: improve your Bridge skills - all levels

Results
5th December 2016
Section C
Scorer: Carol-Ann Cummins
5th December 2016
Section A
Director: Carol-Ann Cummins
Scorer: Carol-Ann Cummins
1st December 2016
Turkey Comp (B)
Director: Carol-Ann Cummins
Scorer: Carol-Ann Cummins