At the Regional AGM, for Dublin North held on the 12th June in Malahide, a new president, Martin McMahon, was appointed to the position with the Dublin North Region. It is great for the CRC Bridge Club that one of our own members has been considered and appointed to this position.
Martin succeeds Michael O'Keeffe of our neighbours in Foxhall Bridge Club, who did a wonderful job over the past year.
Lesson: Never take a holiday when an election is happening !
Photo: with apologies to outgoing CBAI President, Fearghal O'Boyle
At the Start of a Round
During the Auction
IF USING BIDDING BOXES
Do not allow your hand to hover over or fidget with the bidding cards in the bidding box while you are considering the bid you will make. Perceived uncertainty can convey unauthorised information.
Whenever an alert is required to draw attention to a conventional call made by partner, the ALERT card should be taken from the box and shown to both opponents (making sure it is seen by both), before being replaced in the box. The next opponent to bid has the option to ask for the meaning of the bid.
If making a jump bid, before you take out the bid you intend to make, place the “Stop” card on the table to alert your next opponent that a jump bid is about to be made e.g a pre-emptive 3 ♥ bid. Once you place your jump bid on the table, wait 10 seconds before returning the “Stop” card to the bidding box. This allows your opponent to bid “in tempo”, without undue hesitation that could convey information unfairly. When your right hand opponent employs a stop card, wait for it to be removed before you make your next bid.
At the end of the auction, make sure the bidding is completed by having 3 passes on the table. Leave the bidding cards on the table until the opening lead is made. This allows declarer and both defenders to review and analyse the bidding. The opponent on lead has the opportunity to ask for clarification of the bidding e.g. the meaning of a bid etc. It also may help to prevent a lead out of turn.
At the End of play
Calling the Director
ENJOY YOUR GAME
1st Kay McDonald, Colm McDonald, Philip Dowling , Frank McGarry
2nd Patricia Quigley, Anne Duffy, John Carey, Rita Fitzgerald, Grainne Courtney
3rd Louise Byrne, Sheila Boylan, Betty White, Mary Courtney
1st Caitriona Butler and Liz Maguire
2nd Harriet Barlow and Raymond Hearty
Best Novice pair
Marie Harte and Frances Ryan
1st Declan Keane and Anna O'Donnell
2nd Maureen Keane and Joanne Lyons
3rd Philip Dowling and Frank McGarry
4th Anne Duffy and Mairead NiOistin
1st John Carey.
2nd Philip Dowling
3rd Frances Gill
4th Gus Hannon.
1st Session Rose Collins
2nd Session May Grills
Best Intermediate B Brid Carter
The National Confined Pairs Championships - The Lambert Cup took place in Ennis on Saturday. There were 95 pairs taking part. CRC was represented by six players. Well done to Grainne Courtney who finished 9th overall.
The National Confined Teams Championships- The Cooper Cup took place in Ennis on Sunday. There were 36 teams taking part. CRC had five participants. Congratulations to Mairead NiOistin who was on the winning team along with three players from the bankers bridge club. The team of Patricia Quigley, Anne Duffy, Frances Gill and Denis Gill finished 2nd.
1ST MARIE KEOGH & BERNICE O'HALLORAN
2ND JOYCE ORMSBY & MARTIN WALSH
3RD NOELEEN MCEVOY & DAN O'MAHONY
4TH SHARON RYAN & PHILIP DOWLING
Full results available under results tab.
We are deeply saddened to hear of the death of Anna O'Dwyer on 27th June 2017. Anna was a longstanding and loyal supporter of the CRC bridge club and worked tirelessly on the committee for many years. We extend our deepest sympathy to her family and friends. May she rest in peace.