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Bray Harbour Bridge Club

Following the second AGM, the membership proposed lots of ideas for the new committee, who are:

  • Tony Corcoran - President
  • Michael Gordon- Secretary
  • Des McGarry - Treasurer
  • Ray Lally - Tournament Organiser
  • Claire Cassoni, Mary O'Dwyer and Dermot Kane - Committee

To continue as a vibrant and fun club, we are looking for new members. All grades are welcome and we would encourage you to bring your bridge friends to the club over the summer to see for themselves what a great club Bray Harbour Bridge club is!

Breaking News

Breaking news !. Breaking news !.

After the fantastic season-starting, social event it is down to business this week with the first of seven handicapped nights. Each player's final score will be adjusted based on the player's handicap calculated over a full seasn. Follow this link to see how your score will be adjusted.

End of season party

Party with a difference

On the 31st of May, we held our club party.  The usual tasty array of mains and desserts were brought by the members, and along with lashings of wine and other drinks (Michael L was the chief supplier, as always).  We had a grand time with a magician astounding the astoundable.  Lots of spot prizes, (thanks especially to Anne D, and well done Mary H), good wishes and craic - a really good social occasion.  All have a great Summer, and remember, for the next few weeks, guests are welcome!

AGM

Club AGM

Bray Harbour Bridge Club AGM was held at 19:00 on 24 May 2017 (and was followed by normal bridge)

The minutes are available to members from the secretary, but have been circulated electronically.  Please feedback any furhter thoughts you may have to your new president (see above)

Competition Formats 2016 - 2017 season

Last season's 2 competitions and Individual & Pairs placings

Turkeys on top!

Victor and Ann Ryan (N/S), and Matt Carty and John Prunty (E/W) all had a good Christmas thanks to their skill in winning our handicapped Christmas turkey competition.  The rest of us had to make do with gruel.

Handicap Pairs

There was great competition of the Handicap Pairs right up to the final result and the winners of the beautiful and memory-laden trophy were Marie and Ray. 

The top 10 final placings were:

  1. Handicap Pairs
    16th November 2016 - 15th March 2017
    Competition
    Players
    Events
    Position Name Handicap Total 16/11 11/01 15/02 15/03 Played Qualify Current Handicap
    1 Marie Callanan & Raymond Lally 168.92 58.48 56.14 54.30 46.86 4 3 -7.51
    2 Ita McGarry & Mary O'Dwyer 163.97 35.93 54.59 54.59 54.79 4 3 -3.54
    3 Margaret Phelan & Michael Lacey 163.65 47.66 59.56 56.43 44.00 4 3 +10.27
    4 Barbara Wearen & Norman Heagney 156.33 41.08 45.75 46.10 64.48 4 3 +6.54
    5 Declan McAndrew & Donal Waddell 150.46 53.58 46.51   50.37 3 3 +3.94
    6 John Prunty & Matt Carty 150.31   55.60 45.88 48.83 3 3 -2.36
    7 Mary Guy & Philip Farrell 148.15 52.75 42.77 41.38 52.63 4 3 +1.84
    8 Nikki Gordon & Patsy Gordon 146.42 52.16 49.75 44.51   3 3 -3.06
    9 Stephen Hogg & Victor Ryan 140.04 41.94 44.18   53.92 3 3 -7.98
    10 Neil O'Connor & Tony Corcoran 137.74 49.70   44.65 43.39 3 3 -5.42

Consistently best scoring player in the club

Yet again, Victor has the best individual scoring numbers of all the club memebers.  Great playing Victor.  The top 20 players, linked to their playing frequency, were as follows:

Club Player(2016/17)
7th September 2016 - 17th May 2017
Competition
Players
Events
Position Name Total 29/03 06/04 12/04 19/04 26/04 03/05 10/05 17/05 Played Qualify
1 Victor Ryan 476 20 18 18 20 20 20     32 25
2 Marie Callanan 470 16   20 18 20 14 20 20 31 25
3 Raymond Lally 464 16   20 18   14 20 20 30 25
4 Stephen Hogg 460 20   18 20 20 20 17 13 30 25
5 Des McGarry 393 10 16 16 10 18   18 16 32 25
6 Ita McGarry 383 14 16 14 18 8   17 6 32 25
7= Fitzroy Cunningham 382     20 10         23 23
7= Gay Cunningham 382     20 10         23 23
9 George McGarry 379 10   16 10 18 16 18 16 26 25
10 Bob Barry 378 14 20 10 20 12 18 20 13 35 25
11 Michael Gordon 365 14 20 10 20 12 18 20 13 29 25
12 Tony Corcoran 357   8 6 15 16 16 10 8 27 25
13 Maire Kerr 349 8 12 18 15 18 18     28 25
14 Claire Cassoni 347 8 12 18 15 18 18     27 25
15= Geraldine Byrne 343 4 12 3 6 16 7   10 28 25
15= Neil O'Connor 343   8 6 15 16 16 10 8 26 25
17 Matt Carty 335 18         16     26 25
18 Patsy Gordon 326 6   14   10 8 12 20 25 25
19 Mary O'Dwyer 311 14     18 8 10 17 6 23 23
20 Nikki Gordon 307 6         8 12 20 24 24

Note- please go to "Competitions"in the top left-hand corner of this page to see the full results for the last season

Consistently best scoring pair in the club - based on top 25 scores

In percentage terms, based on top 25 results from the season, the competition could not have been closer!  A 0.01% difference is all that exists between first (Marie and Ray at 61.48%) and second (Steven and Victor at 61.47%).

In Master points however, the situation is reversed, where first (Victor and Steven) has a combined total of 1450 masterpoints vs 1408 for second (Marie and Ray).

Again, please go to "Competitions"in the top left-hand corner of this page to see the detailed data.

Congrats to all.

 


 

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Matchmaker

WhatsApp is now being used to help find a partner for a night.  If you want to be on WhatsApp contact Ita McGarry using the telephone number on the club card or email: ita.mcgarry@gmail.com

Calendar
25th October 2017
Handicapped pairs competition
7:30
2nd night of 7
Results
18th October 2017
Normal Bridge
Director: Heather
Scorer: Victor Ryan
11th October 2017
Normal Bridge
Director: Heather
Scorer: Victor/Anne Daly
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Matchmaker

WhatsApp is now being used to help find a partner for a night.  If you want to be on WhatsApp contact Ita McGarry using the telephone number on the club card or email: ita.mcgarry@gmail.com

Calendar
25th October 2017
Handicapped pairs competition
7:30
2nd night of 7
Results
18th October 2017
Normal Bridge
Director: Heather
Scorer: Victor Ryan
11th October 2017
Normal Bridge
Director: Heather
Scorer: Victor/Anne Daly