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Club Championship - Presidents Prize 2018
   Standings  After Week 2
  Name Total
1 Mary Lyons 96.0
2 Evelyn Blennerhassett 89.0
3 Celine O'Dea 88.5
4 Mary Higgins  85.5
5 David Green 83.5
6 Nuala Corcoran 83.0
7 Barbara Burke  81.0
8 Mary Myler 81.0
9 Roisin Troy 80.5
10= Kathleen McCorry 80.0
10= Siobhan Canty 80.0
12 Kevin Dunne 79.0
13 Neil Burke  75.0
14 Ronnie Woods 74.0
15 Jim Rowley 72.0
16 Bernie Hickey 71.0
17 Billy Breen 71.0
18 Paul Phillips 70.5
19 Louise Grogan 70.0
20 Imelda Carr 69.5
21 Gerry Muldoon 69.0
22= Catherine Yeates  68.0
22= Sally Burke 68.0
22= Teresa O'Connor 68.0
22= Katherine Claffey 68.0
26 Nell Donohoe 67.5
27 Geraldine Murphy 65.0
28 Joan McAndrew 65.0
29 Jim Egan 62.0
30= Frances Daly 61.0
30= Geraldine Maher 61.0
30= Triona Murphy 61.0
30= Hiilary  Rutledge 61.0
34 Maura Colgan 60.0
35 Marian O'Hanlon 58.5
36 Mary O'Callaghan  57.5
37 Paddy Colton  57.0
38 Rosemarie Nolan 55.0
39= Blanaid Morris   54.0
39= Dorothy Toland 54.0
41 Patricia Martin 53.0
42 Anna Brophy 51.0
43 Marie O'Brien 50.0
44 Margaret Tierney 43.0
45 Valerie Melody 42.0
46 Eileen Howley 41.0
47 Fran Dignam 34.0
48= Noreen Sullivan 32.0
48= Carmel Campbell 32.0
48= Brenda Sharpe 32.0
51 Breda Tiute 30.0
52 Jean Neary 29.0
53= Christina Hickey 26.0
53= Sheila Gallagher  26.0
55 Teresa Conlon 23.0
56 Annette Neill 22.5
57 Catherine Moore 21.0
Club Handicap

Club Handicap System

The Handicap will be based on Grades and competitions won in the D15 club.

The Handicap committee will meet 3 or 4 times a year,

or whenever necessary to adjust or amend handicap system.

The Handicap system will be used with scoring programs that allow handicap scoring.

Masters R - 13 (Off Score) - Master A - 12 (Off Score)

MA + A1  - 12 (Off Score) - A1 + A2 - 10 (Off Score)

A1 - 10 (Off Score) A2 - 8 (Off Score)

B1 - 6 (Off Score)  B2 - 5 (Off Score)

Novice (With more than 1000MPs) +1 (Add to Score)

Novice (With Less than 1000 MPs) 3%+ (Add Score)

Team Handicaps

 Master/A1 - 1.5pt per Round, (Maximun 12) A2 - 1pt per Round, (Maximun 10)

B - 0.5pt per Round (Maximun 6)    Novice - Add 1pt per Round (Maximun 12)

Note Highest Grade on Team Determents the Grade of the Team

Once Every Month When Possible one

Regular Competition will be a Handicap Event


    D15 Winners MLR "Rory Cunningham Shield"



Camrose Trophy – 2017

CONGRATULATIONS to the Irish open team of Tom Hanlon, Hugh McGann,
Tommy Garvey, John Carroll, Rory Boland and Mark Moran,
with non-playing Captain, Grainne Barton, who won the Camrose Trophy for Ireland 


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Bridge Conventions - Double

The meaning of Double – as the name suggest – is to raise the stakes.

If you Double an opposing contract, you win more Points

if they fail, but you concede more points if they succeed.

When Bridge began over a 100 years ago, double was limited to those

occasions where you expected the opponents to fail in their bid. However,

it was realised that you would be most unlikely to be confident enough to double

a low-level suit bid, when partner had not yet spoken.

And that if the opponents happened to have bid,

a suit in which you were very strong,

it was far better not to tip them off: rather to keep quiet and

wait for them to get into deeper trouble.

In 1912 New Yorker Major Charles Patten and Bryant McCambell independently

invented an alternative meaning for the “Double” – the “take-out double”.

It is believed that this was the first convention in the game

(although it is now so universal that it is rarely thought of as such).

The take-out double – “partner, please take out my double into another suit”

shows an opening hand or better with no other convenient bid: 

no suit to overcall, and an inability to bid notrumps.

To learn more on doubling  contact your local Bridge Teacher or Coach,

or get a copy of Bridge Lessons (Double) by ANDREW ROBSON,

( The above extract is from this book.


 Fourth Suit Forcing

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This is a series of Bridge Conventions

you may not have heard of,

some of them you have heard of,

and some you will have seen in action.

The purpose here is to make you

aware of conventions, (not necessarily use them).

We recommend that before you try

any of these conventions,

you DISCUSS them with you

Bridge Approver Teacher or Coach

and of course your partner

Please Note: All Conventions come under

partnership agreement and must be alerted



Never Give Up
Never Give Up

Sometimes even the great ones get rejected

Looking for acceptance of Blackwood

Mr Blackwood was the one who Invented 

Key Card "Blackwood" 4NT asking for Aces

Club Championship/Presidents Prize Wk2
Week 34
Week 33
Week 32
Week 31
Week 30
Easter Egg
Week 29
Spring Competition
Week 27
Week 26
Week 25
Valentines Teams
CBAI Sims Prs
Week 22
Club Pairs Wk 2
Club Prs - Final Results
Club Pairs Wk 1
Week 19
Christmas Party
22nd May 2018
Club Championship/Presidents Prize Wk 3
TD: Neil Burke
29th May 2018
Prize Giving Party
TD: Neil Burke
5th Jun 2018
TD: Annette Neill
12th Jun 2018
Summer Bridge
19th Jun 2018
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