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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
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.
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
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)
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.