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We meet every Thursday at 7.30pm. Please aim to arrive by 7.15 to be seated for 7.20 for a 7.30 start.
We provide a joker on normal club nights - see below.
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.
Click here to get more information on the work that the day centre does.
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 Maeve Buckmaster, and she is expert at matching players with partners of a similar standard.
Maeve 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 (instead of a call) during the week to tell her you need a partner. Her number is 0863146644.
To make it work, Maeve 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 you don't have a partner on a particular night, please put your name down as Joker with Maeve.
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.
Our AGM was held on Thursday, May 24th in the Bridge Centre. Our new President is Mary Pierse Kelly - we wish Mary every success for the bridge year!
To see our new committee for 2018/2019 please click here
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.
Bridge is an extremely enjoyable game. Courteous behaviour is an exceptionally important part of that enjoyment. The EBU is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity. It considers it a fundamental principle that anyone wishing to participate in duplicate bridge, whether as player, official or in any other capacity, should be able to do so in a safe and welcoming environment, and not be subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, race, disability, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious or political belief or social class than any other person.
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.
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, or generally to make any personal and disparaging remark.
As in all games that are governed by rules and regulations, bad behaviour will be penalized ….
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 may lead to disqualification from the current event. In addition any violation may result in a disciplinary hearing where player(s) future participation in tournaments will be considered.
English Bridge Union
Ann and Bernard receiving their prize from President Mary.