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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.

(Note: Grades relate to grades at September 1st each year)

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, A2 - 1pt per Round, B - 0.5pt per Round

    Novice - Add 1pt per Round

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"

 

New Grading System 2017

There have been some changes to the Grading System and a number of our home members will have the option of being regraded downwards. We would point out that the option to be regraded will expire on 31 December 2017. The Club Secretary has a role to play in the process, as they will pass on the requests for regrading to our Regional Secretary, who will funnel them through to CBAI. We will then reissue Membership Cards to any affected members. If any member does not take up this option, they will be maintained at the grade on the current card. We are preparing a list of those of our members who can exercise this option and will have it to you in the next week or so. Any questions about Master Points or Regrading contact Sectrety Marian O'Hanlon.

Bridge Laws 2017

Bridge Laws Updated 2017

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Mags Medical Fund
Mags Medical Fund

L to R:Sally Burke, Barbara Burke, Teresa Conlon,

Blanaid Morris, Katheleen McCorry & Fran Dignam

Presentation of Cheque "Mags Medical Fund"

€8505 was raised by Local Bridge Players

On Behalf of Everyone Involved

A Big Thank You Bridge Players & Sponsors

Ireland

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 on the March 4/5th  weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland.

  In addition they won all all four of the direct match trophies:

The Joe Moran Trophy – Vs England, Cupa Cairdeas Vs Scotland,Cyfeillon Beiriste Vs Wales, and the Col Walsh Trophy Vs Northern 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,

(www.arobson.co.uk) 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 2017
Club Championship - Presidents Prize 2017

Congratulations

Neil Burke  2017 Winner

Club Championship/Presidents Prize

Results Click Here

Results
21st Nov 2017
Week 12
19th Nov 2017
D15 Galway Sunday
18th Nov 2017
D15 Galway Saturday
17th Nov 2017
D15 Galway Friday
16th Nov 2017
Thrs Galway
14th Nov 2017
Week 11
14th Nov 2017
A6
7th Nov 2017
Presidents Charity
31st Oct 2017
Week 9 Handicap Week
24th Oct 2017
Week 8
17th Oct 2017
Week 7
10th Oct 2017
2nd week Merge Y and Z
10th Oct 2017
Section Y Wk2
10th Oct 2017
Sect Z Wk 2
10th Oct 2017
Aut Prs Final 2017
3rd Oct 2017
Aut Prs Sect R Wk 1
3rd Oct 2017
Aut Prs Sect S & R - Merged Sections
3rd Oct 2017
Aut Prs Sect S Wk 1
26th Sep 2017
Week 4
19th Sep 2017
Week 3
Calendar
28th Nov 2017
Winter Teams
TD: NB/JE
5th Dec 2017
Week 14
TD: Barbara Burke
12th Dec 2017
Christmas Competition
TD: NB/JE
19th Dec 2017
Christmas Party
TD: Marian O'Hanlon
26th Dec 2017
No Bridge
2nd Jan 2018
No Bridge
9th Jan 2018
Week 19
TD: Sally Burke
16th Jan 2018
Club Pairs Wk 1
TD: Jim Egan
23rd Jan 2018
Club Pairs Wk 2
TD: Neil Burke
30th Jan 2018
Week 22
TD: Mary Myler
6th Feb 2018
CBAI Sims Prs
TD: Neil Burke
13th Feb 2018
Valentines Teams
TD: NB/JE
20th Feb 2018
Week 25
TD: Marian O'Hanlon
27th Feb 2018
Week 26
TD: Blanaid Morris
6th Mar 2018
Week 27
TD: Evelyn Blennerhasset
13th Mar 2018
Spring Competition
TD: NB/JE
20th Mar 2018
Week 29
TD: Mary Flynn
27th Mar 2018
Easter Egg
TD: Barbara Burke
3rd Apr 2018
Week 30
TD: Neil Burke
10th Apr 2018
Week 31
TD: Celine O'Dea
Club Championship - Presidents Prize 2017
Club Championship - Presidents Prize 2017

Congratulations

Neil Burke  2017 Winner

Club Championship/Presidents Prize

Results Click Here

Results
21st Nov 2017
Week 12
19th Nov 2017
D15 Galway Sunday
18th Nov 2017
D15 Galway Saturday
17th Nov 2017
D15 Galway Friday
16th Nov 2017
Thrs Galway
14th Nov 2017
Week 11
14th Nov 2017
A6
7th Nov 2017
Presidents Charity
31st Oct 2017
Week 9 Handicap Week
24th Oct 2017
Week 8
17th Oct 2017
Week 7
10th Oct 2017
2nd week Merge Y and Z
10th Oct 2017
Section Y Wk2
10th Oct 2017
Sect Z Wk 2
10th Oct 2017
Aut Prs Final 2017
3rd Oct 2017
Aut Prs Sect R Wk 1
3rd Oct 2017
Aut Prs Sect S & R - Merged Sections
3rd Oct 2017
Aut Prs Sect S Wk 1
26th Sep 2017
Week 4
19th Sep 2017
Week 3
Calendar
28th Nov 2017
Winter Teams
TD: NB/JE
5th Dec 2017
Week 14
TD: Barbara Burke
12th Dec 2017
Christmas Competition
TD: NB/JE
19th Dec 2017
Christmas Party
TD: Marian O'Hanlon
26th Dec 2017
No Bridge
2nd Jan 2018
No Bridge
9th Jan 2018
Week 19
TD: Sally Burke
16th Jan 2018
Club Pairs Wk 1
TD: Jim Egan
23rd Jan 2018
Club Pairs Wk 2
TD: Neil Burke
30th Jan 2018
Week 22
TD: Mary Myler
6th Feb 2018
CBAI Sims Prs
TD: Neil Burke
13th Feb 2018
Valentines Teams
TD: NB/JE
20th Feb 2018
Week 25
TD: Marian O'Hanlon
27th Feb 2018
Week 26
TD: Blanaid Morris
6th Mar 2018
Week 27
TD: Evelyn Blennerhasset
13th Mar 2018
Spring Competition
TD: NB/JE
20th Mar 2018
Week 29
TD: Mary Flynn
27th Mar 2018
Easter Egg
TD: Barbara Burke
3rd Apr 2018
Week 30
TD: Neil Burke
10th Apr 2018
Week 31
TD: Celine O'Dea