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2018 Waiting List


Patricia Kelly

Regina McCarthy

Miriam Thynne

Christina Hickey

Siobhan Canty

Marie O'Brien

Monica Tracy

Geri Rogerson

Maureen Grady

Charles Corcoran

Gabrielle Dineen

Miriam Dempsey

Teresa O'Reilly

Peig Horkan

Willie Horkan

Breda Moran

Helen Donoghue

Mary Moylan

Patricia Martin






2018 Committee

President:  Joseph Coyne

Vice President:  Owen Cummins

Treasurer: Helen McDevitt

Secretary: David Melody

ex Officio:  Paul O'Meara

Points Secretary: Paul O'Meara

Bridgemates: Tony Smyth

Match Maker:   Noreen Fleming


Kitty McCabe

Ethel Mulhern

Sally Burke

Brendan O'Driscoll

Ger Maher

Mary Greene

Welcome to Castleknock Bridge Club




May 23rd

League Dates:            25th April, 9th May
Club Volunteers

Club Volunteers

Date Senior Game Middle Game "Entrance" Game Bridgemate Mgr RoomOrganiser
 25/04  Larry O'Sullivan  Paul O'Meara  Pat Andrews    Joe Coyne


If Volunteers have a problem with the date assigned, arrange a swap if possible. If not possible, please contact Sally Burke re TDs and Tony Smyth re Bridgemate Operations.


Clarification to CBAI rules (2018 diary Page 29)

Re: Doubles:   All Doubles on the 1st or 2nd round of bidding of a 1 or 2 level suit bid are deemed to be TAKE OUT DOUBLE.   All other bids are deemed to be PENALTY DOUBLES.     Any variations must be ALERTED.

Announcements:   You should announce your partners bid in 3 specific cases

  1. If partner opens a non forcing 1C or 1D that can be made with 0,1,2, or 3 cards in the suit,  you say “could be 0,1,2, or 3” as appropriate.
  2. If Partner opens 1NT – you state the range eg – 12-14 or 15-17 as appropriate
  3. If  you open 1NT and partner makes a transfer bid,  you announce “Transfer to Hearts”  etc


A forcing 1C opening bid needs to be alerted.

No alert or announcement is required for  (1) a 5 card Major suit opening,  (2) a strong  Acol 2C opening,   (3) Stayman 2C response to 1NT opening.

You should not alert any call above 3NT that occurs on or after the openers rebid.   Instead the declaring side alerts such calls after the final pass but before the opening lead has been selected while the defending side alerts such calls after the opening lead has been selected but before it has been faced.     1NT - 4C ( alert gerber);   1NT-4D ( alert Texas)    but 1C-1D-1NT (by opener) - 4C (Gerber but not alertable)

Bridge Etiquette

Castleknock Bridge Club is a dynamic club with over two hundred members, many of whom joined the club in recent years, and many have never read "The Laws of Duplicate Bridge"  and don't particularly want to.

The  most important law to remember is that Bridge is a game and players are reminded that they should treat all players including their partners in a civilised and friendly manner.   Players are also reminded that your club is run by a committee of volunteers who are not paid for their services.

In the website's  main menu there is a page "Bridge Etiquette"  it outlines many of the rules of bridge in everyday languaage  and it is worthwhile to have a browse when you have a few minutes to spare.