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2017 Waiting List

Helen Downing

Patricia Kelly

Betty Halligan

Anne Lawlor

Marie Dunne

Angela Harford

Patricia Bassett

Greta Kelly

Elaine Orr

Charles Corcoran

Maureen Grady

Gabrielle Dineen

Joan McAndrew

Margaret Tierney

Tony Owens

Frances Daly

Gerry Kyne

Marian Horkan

Anette Neil

James McCarthy

Pat Rooney

Roisin Troy

Rosie Alba



Last updated :  29/09/2017
2017 Committee

President:   Paul O'Meara

Vice President:  Vacant

Treasurer: Helen McDevitt

Secretary: David Melody

ex Officio:  Richie Fallon

Points Secretary:  Jean Neary

Match Maker:   Noreen Fleming


Kittly McCabe

Ethel Mulhern

Sally Burke

Theresa Conlon

Tony Smyth

Ger Maher

Welcome to Castleknock Bridge Club
Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting will  take place on Thursday 24th May 2017  at 7.15pm  in the Parish Hall.

All motions for consideration  at the AGM must be submitted in writing to the Club Secretary by 9pm  on Thursday 17th May


Computer Dealt Hands

An analysis of the hands over the  past 8 weeks  reveals some interesting statistics. 

The analysis is based on what was makeable with perfect play/bidding  ( not what was bid or actually made)

8 times per night there is a potential game going hand for either party and 15/16 times  there is ony a part score.

Interestingly because the computer ensures the cards are shuffled correctly the 1NT/Pass out appeared on less than one occassion per night (occured 4 times for E/W and twice for N/S )  thus upsetting the 1NT specialists  !! 


1NT or Pass Out appeared  on less that one occassion each night

2 level and 3 level part scores  occurred 14 times per night for both side

3NT  occured twice for both sides

4 level bids occurred 2.5 times for both sides

5 level bids and higher occurred 3.5 times for both sides


Club Volunteers


Comp A


Comp B


Comp C





27 April         Paul O'Meara
3 May       Tony Smyth Paul O'Meara


Bridge Etiquette

Castleknock Bridge Club is a dynamic club with over 220 members many of whom joined the club in recent years and many have never read "The Laws of Duplicate Bridge"  and dont 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.


When you have 10.5 tables  your choice is either 

(1) a Mitchell 22 board movement N/S play 22 boards and and the East West play 20 boards  or

(2) a Bowman Movement were N/S can play 27 boards  and E/W can play 24 boards.    The price you pay is that Table 1 and 10 share the boards all night.    Boards and people move like an ordinary Mitchell.

Recent Promotions

Due to their success in recent national  competitions the following members have been regraded


Name   Old Grade New Grade
Fitzgerald Margaret A1 MA
Hickey Bernie A1 MA
Keane Geraldine A2 A1
Lyons Mary A1 MA
Maher Geraldine A2 A1
Melody David MA MR
Murphy Geraldine A2 A1
Rowley Jim A2 A1
Smyth Vera A2 A1
Smyth Tony MA MR


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