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 from all club members go to Kay, on a great year of Bridge.
Congratulations to BCBC A & B teams winning the Massey League in their sections!
A wonderful days Golf and Dinner was held in Foxrock GC on Friday 5/10
Mens 18 hole winner: Ciaran O Huiginn, 2nd Roger Hofler
Ladies 18 hole winner : Clare O'Dwyer, 2nd Deirdre Paffrath
Ladies 9 holes winner: Marian Byrnes 2nd Paula Dineen
Many thanks to Foxrock GC and to our 'Entertainers'
Congratulations to 2018, Dunne Trophy Winners Kay Meade and Nance O Mahony
2nd W Clingan & F Kelly, 3rd M Dillon & M O'Neill, 4th E and M Hodkinson, 5th M Loughnane & A M-Leahy, 6th P Mcmahon & N Malone, 6th
1st Session prize K Hurley & K O'Connor, 2nd Session A O'Kane & N Power. Best B's G Kavanagh & P Collery
Congratulations to 2018 Memorial Trophy Winners Cathy Halpin and Kay Curtin! Well played Ladies!
Runners up Carmel Gunning & Peggy Fitzpatrick, 3rd Mary Dillon & M ONeill, 4th Nancy Malone & Phil McMahon, 5th A Doyle & L Ryan, 6th D Harvey & A Carroll. Winners Best A's, A O'Byrne & S Kennedy, Best B's V McCague & P Cooper.
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