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The club benefit event on March 1st is in aid of St Francis Hospice Blanchardstown

 

 

 
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Presidents Benefit Night - 1st March

The club benefit night on March 1st is in aid of St Francis Hospice Blanchardstown

As the club has a large weekly attendance we unfortunatley cannot accommodate visitors to this event

A member whose partner is unavailable may bring a guest in their place

Presidents Benefit Night - 1st March
Team of 4 (Mixed Grades) 15th February

 

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25 Teams of four entered the competition

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Club Championship Pairs - Jan 18th & 25th

Congratulations and thanks to all who entered the Club Championship Pairs competition of which there were 56 pairs.  Individual rankings may be viewed in the results section. 

 

 

Team of Four - October 26th. Click here for individual rankings
Team of Four - October 26th. Prizes awarded

Autumn Pairs - October 5th. Click here to view individual rankings
Autumn Pairs - Prizes awarded

Bridgemates information and updates
Committee

 

Doubles

"Take-out Doubles"

The meaning of Double – as the name suggest – is to raise the stakes. If you Double an opposing contract, you win more Points if they fail, but you concede more points if they succeed.

When Bridge began over a 100 years ago, double was limited to those occasions where you expected the opponents to fail in their bid. However, it was realised that you would be most unlikely to be confident enough to double a low-level suit bid, when partner had not yet spoken. And that if the opponents happened to have bid, a suit in which you were very strong, it was far better not to tip them off: rather to keep quiet and wait for them to get into deeper trouble.

In 1912 New Yorker Major Charles Patten and Bryant McCambell independently invented an alternative meaning for the “Double” – the “take-out double”. It is believed that this was the first convention in the game (although it is now so universal that it is rarely thought of as such).

The take-out double – “partner, please take out my double into another suit” shows an opening hand or better with no other convenient bid:  no suit to overcall, and an inability to bid notrumps.

To learn more on doubling  contact your local Bridge Teacher or Coach, or get a copy of Bridge Lessons (Double) by ANDREW ROBSON, (www.arobson.co.uk) The above extract is from this book.

Conventions
Conventions

This is a series of Bridge Conventions you

may not have heard of, some of them you

have heard of, and some you will have seen in action.

The purpose here is to make you aware of conventions,

(not necessarily use them).

We recommend that before you try any of these

conventions, you DISCUSS them

with you Bridge Approver Teacher or Coach

and of course your partner

Please Note All Conventions come under

partnership agreement and must be alerted

 

 


Laws of Bridge

Players at the Table cannot invoke these Laws - they must call the Tournament Director for clarification

Players at no stage are allowed to make rulings themselves

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Calendar
1st March 2017
Week 26 Presidents Charity
Comp. 1 TD: Barbara Burke
Comp. 2 TD: Ann McNicholas
Comp. 3 TD: Mary Hegarty
Bridge Mates: Neil Burke
Room Manager: Pat Connolly
8th March 2017
Week 27
Comp. 1 TD: Evelyn Ward
Comp. 2 TD: Tommy Kelly
Comp. 3 TD: Eileen Healy
Bridge Mates: Neil Burke
Room Manager: Pat Connolly
15th March 2017
Week 28
Comp. 1 TD: Irene Carr
Comp. 2 TD: TBA
Comp. 3 TD: Joan Green
Bridge Mates: Neil Burke
Room Manager: Pat Connolly
22nd March 2017
Week 29
Comp. 1 TD: Ann Clerkin
Comp. 2 TD: Marianne Toomey
Comp. 3 TD: Mary Purcell
Bridge Mates: Sean McNamee
Room Manager: Liz Farquharson
Results
22nd February 2017
Week 25
22nd February 2017
C5 HT Relay 4bd
22nd February 2017
B11 Mitch 2bds
15th February 2017
Week 24 Team of Four - Mixed Grades
9th February 2017
Cnucha C
9th February 2017
B Competition
8th February 2017
Week 23 CBAI Simultaneous Pairs
1st February 2017
Week 22
Looking for a partner?

Telephone Matchmaker

 Margaret  Duffy

Mobile: 085 1213039  

Calendar
1st March 2017
Week 26 Presidents Charity
Comp. 1 TD: Barbara Burke
Comp. 2 TD: Ann McNicholas
Comp. 3 TD: Mary Hegarty
Bridge Mates: Neil Burke
Room Manager: Pat Connolly
8th March 2017
Week 27
Comp. 1 TD: Evelyn Ward
Comp. 2 TD: Tommy Kelly
Comp. 3 TD: Eileen Healy
Bridge Mates: Neil Burke
Room Manager: Pat Connolly
15th March 2017
Week 28
Comp. 1 TD: Irene Carr
Comp. 2 TD: TBA
Comp. 3 TD: Joan Green
Bridge Mates: Neil Burke
Room Manager: Pat Connolly
22nd March 2017
Week 29
Comp. 1 TD: Ann Clerkin
Comp. 2 TD: Marianne Toomey
Comp. 3 TD: Mary Purcell
Bridge Mates: Sean McNamee
Room Manager: Liz Farquharson
Results
22nd February 2017
Week 25
22nd February 2017
C5 HT Relay 4bd
22nd February 2017
B11 Mitch 2bds
15th February 2017
Week 24 Team of Four - Mixed Grades
9th February 2017
Cnucha C
9th February 2017
B Competition
8th February 2017
Week 23 CBAI Simultaneous Pairs
1st February 2017
Week 22