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 Mid Leinster Region Summer Coaching Session

Intermediate A2’s & B’s


Declarer Play Technique / Count

Bidding Minor Suit Games/ Coping with Interventions & Unusual Bids

 Westmanstown Sports Centre Wednesdays Evenings 7:15pm

Aug 22nd/29th/Sept 5th/ Cost €60

     (Please Note Fee to be paid on first night)

Masters & A1’s Topics Covered

High-Level Bidding Judgement

(Pass, Double or Bid?)

Pairs Tactics - Defence

 Advanced Card Play

Squeeze Play & Elimination Technique

Westmanstown Sports Centre Thursday Evenings 7:15pm

August 16th /23rd /30th Cost €60

 Teacher & International Coach Thomas MacCormac

(National Competition winner in all competitions)

Many Years Teaching Bridge

Contact: Barbara Burke:  087-2627218

Contact: Blanaid Morris: 086-8381825

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 Sept 1st to Jun 1st


    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

See full convention on left hand Menu List


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

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Final Standings 2018 Club Championship - Presidents Prize
Prize Giving Party
Club Championship/Presidents Prize Wk 3
Club Championship/Presidents Prize Wk2
CC-PP Week 1
Week 34
Week 33
Week 32
Week 31
Week 30
21st Aug 2018
Summer Bridge
TD: Maura Colgan
28th Aug 2018
Summer Bridge
TD: Mary Brady
4th Sep 2018
New Season Wk 1
TD: Barbara Burke
11th Sep 2018
Week 2
TD: Ronnie Woods
18th Sep 2018
Week 3
TD: Marian O'Hanlon
25th Sep 2018
Handicap Week
TD: Eileen Howley
2nd Oct 2018
Autumn Pairs Wk 1
TD: Neil Burke/Jim Egan
9th Oct 2018
Autumn Prs Wk 2
TD: Neil Burke/Jim Egan
16th Oct 2018
Week 7
TD: Blanaid Morris
23rd Oct 2018
Week 8
TD: Mary Brady
30th Oct 2018
Week 9 Handicap
TD: Jean Neary
6th Nov 2018
TD: Catherine Yeates
13th Nov 2018
Week 11
TD: Nuala Corcoran
20th Nov 2018
Week 12
TD: Sibhan Canty
27th Nov 2018
Winter Teams Handicap
TD: Neil Burke/Jim Egan
4th Dec 2018
Week 14
TD: Barbara Burke
11th Dec 2018
Christmas Competition
TD: Neil Burke
18th Dec 2018
Christmas Party
TD: Marian O'Hanlon
25th Dec 2018
No Bridge
1st Jan 2019
No Bridge