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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.

Because this is our busiest time of year, we really need people to arrive by 7.20 AT THE LATEST. We need to know how many tables we have in each section so that we can seat them appropriately and still start bridge at 7.30. We can only do this if players arrive by 7.20. 

Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this.

Thursday, 14th December is our Turkey Competition. This competition is for members only.

 

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.
 

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.

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 14th December 2017
Turkey Competition
Thu 21st December 2017
Prizegiving & Christmas Party
Thu 28th December 2017
Closed - No Bridge
Results
Thu 7th December 2017
A3
Thu 7th December 2017
Master
Thu 7th December 2017
A2
Thu 7th December 2017
B Novice
Thu 7th December 2017
1st A
Thu 30th November 2017
A2
Click for the latest results
President's Prizewinners 2017
President's Prizewinners 2017

Ailis and Margaret receiving their prize from President Margaret.

Calendar
Thu 14th December 2017
Turkey Competition
Thu 21st December 2017
Prizegiving & Christmas Party
Thu 28th December 2017
Closed - No Bridge
Results
Thu 7th December 2017
A3
Thu 7th December 2017
Master
Thu 7th December 2017
A2
Thu 7th December 2017
B Novice
Thu 7th December 2017
1st A
Thu 30th November 2017
A2