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Joke of the Week
Joke of the Week
New Bridge Laws 2017

Any many of you will be aware there are new updates to the current Laws (2007) being implemented by the WBF and will be adopted here from 1st September 2017.

The Link below will detail the updates.

http://www.worldbridge.org/rules-regulations/2017-laws-of-duplicate-bridge/

Welcome to Dunshaughlin Bridge Club
The Joyce O'Shaughnessy Memorial Bridge Competition 2018
The Joyce O'Shaughnessy Memorial Bridge Competition 2018

Anne Bellew presents The Joyce O'Shaughnessy Memorial Bridge Trophy to the winner Debbie Leahy, on Monday 9th. April.

Captain's Prize Winner
Captain's Prize Winner

Susan Rutherford being presented with the Captain's Prize by her partner Joan O'Hare

Dunshaughlin Bridge Club
Dunshaughlin Bridge Club

The club plays in the Dunshaughlin Pastoral Center every Monday morning at 10:30a.m. sharp. There is ample free parking. The playing fee is five Euro and the club is open from September to April. New players welcome. Membership is €25.

 

Our e-mail address is

DunshauglinBridgeClub@gmail.com

Dos and Don'ts to help avoid incidents which may spoil a game
  1. Look at your hand and sort it into suits. Don’t shift it from one hand to the other or shift suits around after sorting. Keep it fanned and don’t shut it up or put it down on the table.
  2.  
  3. Pause a moment before making any call (which includes a Pass). If the opponent on your right has opened with more than one of any denomination or has made a jump bid, do not make any bid until 10 seconds have elapsed.

 

  1. Remember if you pause for an unduly long time in normal circumstances, you may silence your partner if you then pass.

 

  1. Don’t bid after partner has made a pause before passing which was of significant length, unless the bid you make is clearly permissible on your own hand without anything but the minimum your opponents’ bidding would suggest may be in your partner’s hand. The onus will be on you to show that partner’s pause could not influence your bid.

 

  1. Bid and play without emphasis. Don’t vary the tone of your bidding – it should always be flat and unemphatic.

 

  1. Don’t make faces, or twist about, or sigh, or otherwise indicate difficulty or distress either because of partner’s or opponents’ bids or plays. Remain always impassive.

 

  1. Don’t look at your partner during bidding or play.

 

  1. Remember to alert your opponents to any bid which is conventional below the level of 3NT.

 

  1. (a) When Dummy, don’t play any card, however obvious, until asked by partner.

(b) When Dummy, don’t look at opponent’s or partner’s hands.

 

  1. Don’t take the cards from the board when they have been returned to it after play. Penalties will be incurred if cards are misboarded.

 

  1. Be courteous to opponents and to your partner.

 

GENERAL

Failure to comply with the proprieties is evidence of having taken an unfair advantage.

You are bound to show positively that no improper action of yours, however inadvertent, has operated to your opponents’ disadvantage.

Directors are entitled to inflict discretionary penalties whether by fines or otherwise where an unfair advantage has been obtained.

  1. Look at your hand and sort it into suits. Don’t shift it from one hand to the other or shift suits around after sorting. Keep it fanned and don’t shut it up or put it down on the table.
  1. Pause a moment before making any call (which includes a Pass). If the opponent on your right has opened with more than one of any denomination or has made a jump bid, do not make any bid until 10 seconds have elapsed.
  1. Remember if you pause for an unduly long time in normal circumstances, you may silence your partner if you then pass.
  1. Don’t bid after partner has made a pause before passing which was of significant length, unless the bid you make is clearly permissible on your own hand without anything but the minimum your opponents’ bidding would suggest may be in your partner’s hand. The onus will be on you to show that partner’s pause could not influence your bid.
  1. Bid and play without emphasis. Don’t vary the tone of your bidding – it should always be flat and unemphatic.
  1. Don’t make faces, or twist about, or sigh, or otherwise indicate difficulty or distress either because of partner’s or opponents’ bids or plays. Remain always impassive.
  1. Don’t look at your partner during bidding or play.
  1. Remember to alert your opponents to any bid which is conventional below the level of 3NT.
  1. (a) When Dummy, don’t play any card, however obvious, until asked by partner.

(b) When Dummy, don’t look at opponent’s or partner’s hands.

  1. Don’t take the cards from the board when they have been returned to it after play. Penalties will be incurred if cards are misboarded.
  1. Be courteous to opponents and to your partner.

GENERAL

Failure to comply with the proprieties is evidence of having taken an unfair advantage.

You are bound to show positively that no improper action of yours, however inadvertent, has operated to your opponents’ disadvantage.

Directors are entitled to inflict discretionary penalties whether by fines or otherwise where an unfair advantage has been obtained.

Committee 2017/2018

Captain - Joan O'Hare

Secretary - Jimmy Lennox

Treasurer - Anne Bellew

Asst. Treasurer - Stella McElherron

Tournement Director- Luke Colleran

Match Maker - June Murphy

Scorer - Debbie Leahy

Committee Member - Ann Lanigan

Committee Member - Mags Murphy

Committee Member - Eileen Pennell

The Bridge Player's Prayer

Lord, grant me a partner who won't trump my Aces.

Deliver me from short suits and cards without faces.

Grant me finesses that work as I've planned,

And just once today, please, a nice Grand Slam hand.

Up and coming competitions

BRIDGE SEMINAR

 

Presented by Karel De Raymaeker

 

If there is sufficient interest, It is proposed to have a Bridge Seminar:

covering items such as Splinter, Q bids and Voids etc  aimed at

Intermediate A and Masters (that’s not to say a B cant come but they

need to be aware)

10:30 Presentation on topic(s).  Sample hands talk through.  

( if players want to have specific hands discussed bring along details)

 

Lunch 30 mins

Play boards

 

***Discuss boards

 

Finish 16.30 ish

Cost will depend on numbers

Sat 21st April 2018

10.30am  - 4.30pm with a lunch break

Bring a packed lunch, Tea and Coffee will be provided.

Venue: Columbans, Dalgan Park

Cost: Approx €20/€25  per person (depending on Numbers)

Booking and payment must be confirmed by 14th April and

50 will be the maximum number

 

Please contact

Kathleen McSherry  086-8531296

Or

     Ian Baker   085-1516964

CDO’s for Meath

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ROYAL TARA BRIDGE CLUB

host

Dalgan Charity

In aid of St. Columban’s Retirement/Nursing Home 

​and St. Columban Mission project

​Friday 13th. April 7.30pm. 2018

in St. Columban’s Dalgan Park, Navan

All grades welcome. Table money €10.

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THE DUNDALK BRIDGE CLUB

will host

the Noel Grimes Memorial Trophy

at 

The Bridge Centre

Ramparts Road

Dundalk

on

Sunday, 22nd April 2018

at 5:00 pm (sharp)

 Prizes: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, Best "A",

Best "B"/Novice (subject to entry) & Best local

Table money €15 (includes supper)

Pre entry to Peter Byrne Phone 086-8049531 by 3pm on Sat.

All are Welcome 

 

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CARLOW CONGRESS 

The date for this year’s Congress is 4th – 6th May 2018.

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HOME INSTEAD DUBLIN SUMMER CONGRESS

The date for this year’s Congress is 29th June – 1st July 2018 

in Westmanstown Sports & Social Centre.

Results
Club Bridge
Director: Luke & June
Scorer: June Murphy
Orange Boards
Scorer: June Murphy
Club Bridge
Director: Luke & June
Scorer: June Murphy
Calendar
30th Apr 2018
AGM & Club Party
Director: Luke & June
Scorer: Debbie Leahy