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Welcome to Cypress Bridge Club

We meet every Thursday at 7.30pm. Please aim to arrive by 7.15 to be seated for 7.25 for a 7.30 start. 

The Joker System

Cypress offers a "Joker" system to try to guarantee everyone a partner for an evening's bridge.  If anyone comes without a partner, we try to find one for them.

Our Joker Coordinator is Maureen Egan, and she is expert at matching players with partners of a similar standard. We are very grateful to Maureen for her work.

Maureen needs time to work her magic. If you wish to use her service, you should turn up before 7.10 pm and check in with  her or give her a text during the week to tell her you need a partner.

To make it work, Maureen needs a Joker each Thursday - a spare person who is available to play with anyone for whom she cannot find a partner, so if you will be partnerless on a particular night, please put your name down as Joker with Maureen.

The Joker isn't guaranteed a game but, if you play as Joker, you get a free game either that week or the following week.
 

Thank you all so much!!!!

At this point we have raised €2,000.00 for Brother Kevin's Centre, this includes the proceeds from the raffle (€1785) and the contribution from our club. Well done and thank you to everyone who contributed prizes, bought tickets and sold tickets. It is greatly appreciated.

Charity - Brother Kevin's Capuchin Day Care Centre
Charity - Brother Kevin's Capuchin Day Care Centre

Our chosen charity this year is the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People. This centre provides food and services to the homeless and to those who can't provide for themselves. It is run by Brother Kevin Crowley and has been providing food to the homeless for many, many years.

Please be as generous as you have in the past by donating prizes for the raffle and by buying tickets on the night.

Thank you.

Click here to get more information on the work that the day centre does.

Best Behaviour
Bridge is an extremely enjoyable game. Courteous behaviour is an exceptionally important part of that enjoyment.
This guide serves as a brief reminder of how to behave at the bridge table.   We are sure that all players naturally follow this code of conduct but there are times when concentration and pressure can take their toll and it is for these situations that we issue this as a reminder.

Greet others in a friendly manner prior to start of play on each round.
Be a good "host" or "guest" at the table.
Fill in your convention card completely and make it readily available to your opponents..
Make bridge enjoyable for yourself, partner and opponents.
Give credit when opponents make a good bid or play.
Take care of your personal grooming.
Ensure that your mobile phone is turned off.
Enjoy the company as well as the game.

Remember that it is rude to criticise your partner or opponents in public, to be less than polite at the table, to gloat over good results or object to a call for the tournament director or to dispute or argue about a director’s ruling.

Please call the director if you think you may have been affected by bad behaviour. You will be helping others as well as yourselves

 
As in all games that are governed by rules and regulations, bad behaviour will be penalised .....

If a player at the table behaves in an unacceptable manner, the director should be called immediately. Annoying behaviour, embarrassing remarks, or any other conduct which might interfere with the enjoyment of the game is specifically prohibited by Law 74A. Law 91A gives the director the authority to assess disciplinary penalties. This can include immediate disciplinary board penalties, and if a future violation is incurred at the same event, disqualification from future competition in that event. The guilty party or parties will be deemed not to have played in that event. No masterpoints will be awarded and no refunds received. Any further violations may result in a disciplinary hearing where the player(s) future participation in tournaments will be considered. A Best Behaviour Report Form shall be available for players to report incidents which occur away from the table; and for directors to document complaints and action taken.

..... enjoy your game!

With thanks to the ACBL for the work they have done in this area.
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President's Prizewinners 2017
President's Prizewinners 2017

Ailis and Margaret receiving their prize from President Margaret.

Membership

Every year, long-standing members forget to renew their membership. Strictly, this means they are not entitled to play in  our competitions.

We know what's happened. They play in more than one club, and they've simply forgotten which memberships they've paid.

If you aren't sure whether you have paid your Cypress membership, please ask Mary/Margaret.

Calendar
Thu 26th October 2017
Pairs Competition - O'Flaherty/Doheny/Armstrong
Thu 2nd November 2017
Pairs Competition - O'Flaherty/Doheny/Armstrong
Thu 9th November 2017
IBU Simultaneous Pairs
Results
Thu 19th October 2017
A3
Thu 19th October 2017
B Novice
Thu 19th October 2017
Master Section
Thu 19th October 2017
1st A
Thu 19th October 2017
A2
Thu 12th October 2017
B Novice
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President's Prizewinners 2017
President's Prizewinners 2017

Ailis and Margaret receiving their prize from President Margaret.

Membership

Every year, long-standing members forget to renew their membership. Strictly, this means they are not entitled to play in  our competitions.

We know what's happened. They play in more than one club, and they've simply forgotten which memberships they've paid.

If you aren't sure whether you have paid your Cypress membership, please ask Mary/Margaret.

Calendar
Thu 26th October 2017
Pairs Competition - O'Flaherty/Doheny/Armstrong
Thu 2nd November 2017
Pairs Competition - O'Flaherty/Doheny/Armstrong
Thu 9th November 2017
IBU Simultaneous Pairs
Results
Thu 19th October 2017
A3
Thu 19th October 2017
B Novice
Thu 19th October 2017
Master Section
Thu 19th October 2017
1st A
Thu 19th October 2017
A2
Thu 12th October 2017
B Novice