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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 7.20 for a 7.30 start.

 

Club Teams Competitions

Our club teams competitions are on the 8th and 15th March. We will have 4 competitions. This competition is available to members only.

The Masters section play for the Fearon cup

The Top A section play for the Grace cup.

The A2 section play for the O'Malley Gill cup

The B/Novice section play for the Cypress cup.

The entry sheets went around last night and will go around again next week (1st March). If you haven't got a partner or a full team of 4, put down your name anyway and we will try to arrange a game for you.

Cypress New Year Party
Cypress New Year Party

Great night!

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.

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.

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.
 

Best Behaviour

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. 
 

  • Greet others in a friendly manner prior to start of play on each round.
  • Be a good “host” or “guest” at the table.
  • Make your convention card readily available to your opponents and fill it out completely.
  • 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, or generally to make any personal and disparaging remark. 

 

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 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
November 2017 

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President's Prizewinners 2017
President's Prizewinners 2017

Ailis and Margaret receiving their prize from President Margaret.

Calendar
Thu 8th March 2018
Teams Competition - Fearon/Grace/O'Malley Gill/Cypress
Thu 15th March 2018
Teams Competition - Fearon/Grace/O'Malley Gill/Cypress
Thu 3rd May 2018
President's Prize - Pairs
Results
Thu 22nd February 2018
B Novice
Thu 22nd February 2018
A3
Thu 22nd February 2018
A2
Thu 22nd February 2018
1st A Section
Thu 22nd February 2018
Master Section
Thu 15th February 2018
2nd A Section
Click for the latest results
President's Prizewinners 2017
President's Prizewinners 2017

Ailis and Margaret receiving their prize from President Margaret.

Calendar
Thu 8th March 2018
Teams Competition - Fearon/Grace/O'Malley Gill/Cypress
Thu 15th March 2018
Teams Competition - Fearon/Grace/O'Malley Gill/Cypress
Thu 3rd May 2018
President's Prize - Pairs
Results
Thu 22nd February 2018
B Novice
Thu 22nd February 2018
A3
Thu 22nd February 2018
A2
Thu 22nd February 2018
1st A Section
Thu 22nd February 2018
Master Section
Thu 15th February 2018
2nd A Section