President - Maebh Gallagher, Vice President – Janet O’Huiginn, Hon. Sec. - Paul Collery, Hon. Treasurer - Philip O’Dwyer, Hon. Membership Secretary and Hon. Tournament Director - Oliver Rye.
Committee Members: Alexandra Blair, Ciaran O'Huiginn, Fionnuala Duddy, Joan Valkenburg John Waters Nancy Malone, Dorothy Collins, Fionnuala Duddy,
Easter Bunnies Night Monday 26 March.
Lots of Bridge - and Prizes for the best Easter bonnetts/Hats.
Elm Park match 28 Jan 2018 :
Won by Blackrock College 629 to Elm Park 491
1st Team Prize : John and Sheila Waters, Maebh Gallagher and Grace Mullally. 2nd Team Prize: Kay Curtin, Eileen Wall, Helen O'Driscoll & Kathleen Meade
Eastern Region - Regional Teams Day. Greystones 28th January
Congratulations to the Blackrock College Bridge Club Inter B winning teams!
1st - Oliver Rye, Connie Collins, Sarann Doyle & Kay Faulkner Sheridan
2nd - Philip O'Dwyre, Ciaran O Huiginn, Nell McDowell & Anne Murphy Leahy.
Club 'Weekend Away' - Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise.
Three nights - 22, 23, 24 April (Sunday to Wednesday).
Program to include visit to Kildare Village Designer Outlet, Golf and Bridge.
Full program will be circulated. Deposit of €50 required by 28 February.
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