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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/

CLICK HERE for Summary of NEW 2017 Bridge Rules

Here is a summary of the new 2017 Bridge Rules, kindly provided by Fearghal O'Boyle.

 

 
Welcome to Dunshaughlin Bridge Club
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

NEW Grading System from Sep. 2017

New Grading System - Applies from Sep. 2017

N1  will be up to 1999 Local Points.

B2  2000 to 4999 Local Points. (Holding less than 1 Nat Point)

B1  5000 to 9999 Local Points. (Holding less than 2 Nat Points)  

A2  10000 to 24999 Local Points. (Holding less than 5 Nat Points)

A1  25000 to less than 10 National Points.

Note: 5000 Local Points = 1 National Point

 

Cards will be issued in September using the old grading system. When you get your card you may apply to be regraded using the new system if you wish. This must be done through your Club Secretary who will pass on the request to the Regional Secretary. 

If you get a B2 card and hold less than 2000 local points you may apply to be regraded to N1 (provided it is less than 5 years since you took your first lesson).

If you get a B1 card and hold less than 1 National Point (5000 Local Points) you may apply to be regraded to B2.

If you get an A2 card and hold less than 2 National Points (10000 Local Points) you may apply to be regraded to B1.

If you get an A1 card and hold less than 5 National Points (25000 Local Points) you may apply to be regraded to A2.

If you get a Regional Master card and hold less than 40 National Points you may apply to be regraded to Area Master.

All these gradings are optional - if you don't apply they will not happen.

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.

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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

Up and coming competitions

Dundalk Bridge Club will host the Dundalk Salver at the Bridge Centre on the Ramparts Road on Sunday 22nd October 2017 @ 5p.m. sharp.

Table money €15 includes supper. Pre-entry by 6p.m. on Saturday 21st October 2017 to Peter on 086 8049531.

 

The North Eastern Region of the C.B.A.I. will host the Regional Mixed Pairs in the Gate Bridge Club, Fair Street, Drogheda on Sunday 29th October @ 5p.m.

Table money €12.50 includes supper. Pre-entry by 6p.m. on Saturday 28th October @ 6p.m.  to Peter on 086 8049531.

 

Balbriggan Bridge Club will host the Tom Sheridan Trophy in the Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan on Sunday 5th November 2017 @ 1.30p.m. (Two sessions event).

Table money €20. Pre-entry by Saturday 4th November @ 6p.m. to Sean on 01-8414002 or 087 2848250.

 

The East of Ireland (Dundalk) Congress takes place on 10th to 12th November

 

The IBU Interprovincials in the Cavan Crystal Hotel on 18th to 19th November

 

The IBU Seniors Congress in the Cavan Crystal Hotel from Tuesday 20th to Thursday 22nd March 2018

 

For further information on Congress details please check the CBAI's competitions section

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.

Results
9th Oct 2017
Orange Boards
Director: Luke & June
Scorer: June Murphy
9th Oct 2017
Blue Boards
Scorer: June Murphy
2nd Oct 2017
Blue Boards
Director: Luke & June
Scorer: June Murphy
Calendar
23rd Oct 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Luke & June
Scorer: Debbie
30th Oct 2017
No Club Bridge - CLOSED Bank Holiday
Director: Luke & June
Scorer: Debbie
6th Nov 2017
Club Bridge - FREE
Director: Luke & June
Scorer: Debbie
Click for the latest results
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

Up and coming competitions

Dundalk Bridge Club will host the Dundalk Salver at the Bridge Centre on the Ramparts Road on Sunday 22nd October 2017 @ 5p.m. sharp.

Table money €15 includes supper. Pre-entry by 6p.m. on Saturday 21st October 2017 to Peter on 086 8049531.

 

The North Eastern Region of the C.B.A.I. will host the Regional Mixed Pairs in the Gate Bridge Club, Fair Street, Drogheda on Sunday 29th October @ 5p.m.

Table money €12.50 includes supper. Pre-entry by 6p.m. on Saturday 28th October @ 6p.m.  to Peter on 086 8049531.

 

Balbriggan Bridge Club will host the Tom Sheridan Trophy in the Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan on Sunday 5th November 2017 @ 1.30p.m. (Two sessions event).

Table money €20. Pre-entry by Saturday 4th November @ 6p.m. to Sean on 01-8414002 or 087 2848250.

 

The East of Ireland (Dundalk) Congress takes place on 10th to 12th November

 

The IBU Interprovincials in the Cavan Crystal Hotel on 18th to 19th November

 

The IBU Seniors Congress in the Cavan Crystal Hotel from Tuesday 20th to Thursday 22nd March 2018

 

For further information on Congress details please check the CBAI's competitions section

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.

Results
9th Oct 2017
Orange Boards
Director: Luke & June
Scorer: June Murphy
9th Oct 2017
Blue Boards
Scorer: June Murphy
2nd Oct 2017
Blue Boards
Director: Luke & June
Scorer: June Murphy
Calendar
23rd Oct 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Luke & June
Scorer: Debbie
30th Oct 2017
No Club Bridge - CLOSED Bank Holiday
Director: Luke & June
Scorer: Debbie
6th Nov 2017
Club Bridge - FREE
Director: Luke & June
Scorer: Debbie