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Update to our Members

My year in office is well under way and I can report that my committee has been very busy working on your behalf. We have run our qualifying rounds for the Burke & O'Connor Trophies, the National Pairs competitions and the National Teams Competitions. I am happy to note that the turnout for most of the comptitions was up on last season. The detailed results for each competition are posted on or website. Congradulations to all who qualified.

The region's newest new competition, the Massey Bros League., started in November with 21 teams participating. The second round of mataches are taking place in January and February. For all members who wish to see how the teams are progressing, the results are posted on the website after all matches in each round are played and scores confirmed. Use the Massey Bros. League link, on the navigation bar to the left, to access the results.

Despite the poor heating and the dodgey lighting, both our ladies and men featured in the National Team and Pairs competition that took place in Citywest in January. The detailed results are posted on the CBAI website. Well done all.

I would like to remind you all that we will be running our competitions for our Novices and Intermediate Bs in March. With our help these are our stars of the future so I ask you to encourage all Novices and Bs in your clubs to take part in one or both of these competitions.

Burke & O'Connor TrophiesFinally if you have a bridge event you would like to promote or you need assistance or advice with bridge related matters, please contact me or a member of the region's committeee and we will do our best to help you.

Edward Kilcoyne

President Eastern Region

New Competition in Eastern Region

Massey Bros League

Update

We are very grateful to Massey Bros, Funeral Directors for their generous sponsorship of the league. 16 matches have been played so far. Most of the remaining matches are scheduled to be played over the next 3 months with the last 9 matches taking place at the grand final.

This date for the final is now confirmed. Sunday 14th May at 5 pm in Foxrock Golf Club. Please note the earlier start time, which means we can finish up reasonably early.

Finger food/wine/tea/coffee will be served at about 8 pm, followed by presentation of trophys by representatives of Massey Bros.

There will be a separate pairs game for all league participants who don’t have a match on that day – no charge for this game.

 Use the Massey Bros League link on the Naviigation bar to the left to see the latest league positions,

Good luck with your remaining matches

Eastern Region Teams Competition

Qualifiers for National Teams Finals

The results of region's qualifiers for the National Teams Finals have been posted - follow this link for detailed results

Congratulations to the winners in the Milo Broderick

  1. David Jackson & Dolores Gilliland, Sandra Newell & Peter Stewart
  2. Richard Elvin & Justin Corfield, John Noonan & Carol-Ann Cummins
  • 2nd Session: Rose O'Farrell & Patsy Meehan, Brian O'Farrell & Maria Whelan

The Intermediate A prize winners are:

  1. Alan Pinder & Piers Segrave-Daly, Michael Rowan & Nollaig Ó Ceallaigh
  1. Beryl Dunne & Margot O'Shea, Anne Benson & Linda McGeehan
  1. Nicola Power & Anne O'Kane, Chantal McCabe & Derek Mulvey

Intermediate B Team.

In the picture with the TD for the day, John Royds are the winners of the Intermediate B competition.

  • Nell McDowell & Anne Murphy Leahy, Ciáran Ó Huiginn & Philip O'Dwyer

Well done to all the qualifiers

2016 2017 Competition News

Regional Pairs 2016

The Eastern Region Pairs Competition results hve been post in the results section. Follow this link to see all regional results

Report will folow!

Congratulations to all

Presidents and Delegates

Presidents and Delegates Night

Dun Laoghaire Bridge Club

Friday September 9th at 7pm.

Well done to all eastern region presidents, secretaries and delegates who attended the first event of the season. The club packs that were not collected on the night have been returned to the CBAI and the clubs must get them there

For all who stayed for the game of bridge and the glass of wine; see the results posted on this website under th link President & Delegates Night.

Bray Swiss Congress

Bray Swiss Congress took place in The Royal Hotel, Bray

2nd to 4th September.

What a weekend in Bray. The first full congress that Bray Bridge Club has held for 40 years was a terrific success. Bridge players from all over the country turned up to play on all three days. Everyone involved in organising and running the congress can be very proud of how the competitions for all grades were attended and run.

A special thanks to John, Joe and Bernadette, the TDs for the weekend who kept things moving despite the huge numbers.

The results of all the competitions are posted on our website - congratulations to all the winners.

Finally, well done to Anne Daly and the congress committee for organising a fantastic congress.

We're looking forward to next year's congress already!

Arklow Cup

Arklow Cup

Sunday May 29th 2016

I know you all had a great time in Woodenbridge on May 29th and have been screaming out fir the reults. Unfortunately, our TD Brian Lawlor left the country before anyone got their hands on the detailed results. However, we do have the result of the final placings which have been posted here

The top three on the day were:

  1. John Noonan & Richard Elvin
  2. David Walsh & Sean Mulvaney
  3. Mary Roche & Tomas Roche

Well done all

If we do track down the detailed results we will post them!

Sonya Britton Trophy

Sonya Britton Trophy

Sunday May 22nd 2016

John Royds directed 31 pairs in this exciting competition. After a fantastic first session, Carol Ann Cummins and John Noonan held on in the second session to bring home the trophy for a third year in a row.Mary Dillon & Carol McCarthy gave them a close run with a great second season where they came a close second Patsy Meehan & Rose O'Farrell

The final placing were:

  1. John Noonan & Carol-Ann Cummins
  2. Mary Dillon & Carol McCarthy
  3. Mary Flynn & Bernie Rountree
  4. Patsy Meehan & Rose O'Farrell

1st Session
John Yek & Breda Keeshan
2nd Session
Beryl Dunne & Marie Kidney
Intermediate  A

  1. Vincent Hannon & John Lysaght
  2. Richard Needhan & Joan Needham

The Intermediate B prize
Philip O'Dwyer & Ciaran Ó Huiginn

Well done all

First Session results can be seen by following this link.

Second Session results can be seen by following this link.

Overall results can be seen by following this link.

Muldoon Cup

Muldoon Cup

Sunday May 8tth 2016

41 pairs played in this year's competition that was run by John Royds. The competition tooks place over two sessions in Dun Laoghaire BC.  Well done to Maurice and Blathnaid who had a fantasic day to take home the cup after two outstanding sessions. The top 3 pairs were

  1. Maurice O’Leary & Blathnaid Trayer
  2. Carol-Ann Cummins & John Noonan
  3. Jim McAndrew & Grace Finegan

Congratulations to all the winners

 

There were a number of great performances over the day as you can see in the detailed results for each session and the overall placings by using the links below:

First Session
Second Session
Overall Result

Eastern Region Memorial

Eastern Region Memorial

Tuesday April 2tth 2016

40 pairs played in this year's competition that was run by John Royds. The main prizes went to the Bray and Greystones crowd

  1. Rita O'Neill & Patsy Meehan
  2. Frank O'Gallachoir & Rose O'Farrell
  3. John Noonan & Brendan Martin

But the Intermediate prize stayed local with Martin & Adrienne Purdy coming first in the category

Congratulations to all the winners

See detailed results at this link

Greystones Open

Greystones Open

Sunday April 3rd 2016

53 pairs turn out for the competition that was run with great aplomb by Brian Lawlor. The Greystones club committee did a fantastic job on the day and ensured that there was food, drink and good parking spaces for all the players. The club president, Sally Scott, was there to make sure that everything ran smoothly and to present the prizes to the winners who were:

  1. Heber & Brian O'Farrell
  2. Sandra Newell & Teresa Rigney
  3. Paul Delaney & Seán Ó Lúbaigh
  4. John Noonan & Carol-Ann Cummins

Intermediate Pairs

  1. Marie Callanan & Ray Lally
  2. Peggy Kelly & Muriel Jones
  3. Martin & Addrenne Purdy

Session 1: Mary Dillon & Carol McCarthy

Session 2: Eoin MacNeill & David Scannell

Best Local: Marie Kidney & Brid Kilfeather

Congratulations to all the winners

See detailed results of:

Session 1

Session 2

Final Result

March is Novice Month

Eileen O'Doherty Memorial and Patricia Rossiter Herman Trophies

There was a fantastic turn out for Intermediate Bs and Novices pairs competitions that took place in Greystones Bridge Centre on Tuesday 29th March. There were 34 pairs of Intermediate pairs competing for the Eileen O'Doherty trophy and 22 novices can out to fight for the Patricia Rossiter Herman trophy. All those taking part had a great experience and this was in great part to John Royds who did a fantastic job running the two competitions simultaneously.

Our president, Mary Dillon was there to present the trophies to Marie McGarry & John Graham winners of the Eileen O'Dorerty Memorial with a fantastic score of 67% and to Sean Lenihan & Paul Sheehyth who won the Patricia Rossiter Herman with an amazing 79%.. The prizes for the competitions went to:

Eileen O'Doherty Memorial

  1. Mary McGarry & John Graham

  2. Pam Cooper & Vera McCague

  3. Breda St. John & Brid O'Neill

Patricia Rossiter Herman

  1. Sean Lenihan & Paul Sheehy

  2. Jean McArdle & Jacinta McNabb

  3. Connie Collins & Monica Nevin

Congratulations to all who did so well on the night and tif you want o see all the results in detail:

 

click here for the full results of the Eileen O'Doherty Memorial Trophy

click here for the full results of the Patricia Rossiter Herman Trophy

 

If anyone has photos of the night please pass them on to Eastern.Region.cbai@gmail.com

 

Finally, a special thanks must go to Joan O'Neill who shepherded the novices through the competition with encouragement and friendly advice. Joan did a fantastic job and we hope that in the future there will be scores of bridge masters thanking Joan for her key role in getting them to the top.

 


4 Fun Teams Competition

There was a fantastic turn out for the 4 Fun Teams n Sunday, March 6th,  in Greystones Bridge Centre. John Royds did a terrific job as TD for the night and the 14¼ Fun Teams had a great night of bridge with a lot of  fun and friendly competition..

4 Fun Teams

And the winners of the competition, pictured above are:

  1. Triona Irving & Mia Nelson, Joan O'Neill & Mary Kilcoyne
  2. Terry Levin & Mary Phillips, Michael Ryan & Stephen Hannon
  3. Cyril Goode & Jane Murphy, Ann McCarthy & Eileen Sheehan
  4. Stasia Hagan & Colette Egan-Maher, Mairéad Haugh & Nicky Clark

 

But all the teams have taken away so much from the night and a very special thanks goes to Gary Dowling for the terrific work he did again this year to makr this competition a huge success. The detaoled results for the competition are posted here for all those interested

 

Please tell your bridge friends about the Fun Teams and join in next year..

 

Congress News

Intermediate and Novice Congress

The 17th Intermdiate and Novice congress will take place on the weekend of 19th - 2st February. See details in the attached brochure - Congress Programme

 

 Check results which will be posted on this site.

Eastern Region Teams Competition 2016

Qualifiers for National Teams Finals

The results of region's qualifiers for the National Teams Finals have been posted.

Congratulations to the winners in the Milo Broderick

  1. Richard Elvin & Justin Corfield, John Noonan & Dolores Gilliland in photo above with President Mary Dillon
  2. Jill Kulchycky & Valerie Hand, Sandra Newell & Michael McAuliffe
  • 2nd Session: Patsy Meehan & Rose O'Farrellm John Comyn & Clare Pippe
Follow this link for detailed results.

The Intermediate A prize winners are:

  1. Sally Scott & Mary Shortt, Beryl Dunne & Margaret Waller pictured above with President Mary Dillon
  2. Marie Callanan & Anne Daly, Róisín de Jong & Mairéad Haugh
  • 2nd Session: Nicola Power & Anne O'Kane,Chantal McCabe & Liz Hurley

There was a little controversy with the Intermediates as it transpired that the team in first place was not eligible to play in the competition. Commiserations to the team: Martin & Adrienne Purdy, Phil Harnett & Henry Lappin.

Intermediate B Team.

In the picture below Niamh Friel & Clodagh McAllister, Derick Mulvey & Marie James are being presented with the Intermediate B prize.

Well done to all the qualifiers and look here to see details of the Intermediate Teams results..

 

Burke and O'connor

Burke and O'Connor Qualifiers

The results of the Eastern Region qualifying round for the Burke and O'Connor Trophies are posted here.

BRIDGE SEMINAR

BRIDGE WORKSHOP

The Eastern Region sponsored a one day seminar for our intermediate members which was deemed  a great success by all involved.

The feedback from the participants, who come from 15 clubs in the region, is:

  • Helen Holman and CarolAnn Cummins did a fantastic job
  • their lectures were excellent
  • the Hand- outs were good
  • and the boards with notes for play practice were most enjoyable and informative
  • it was value for money

The only problem was a few no shows which was a pity because other people had wished to participate but had been turned away. We will take measures to avoid this reoccurring in the future.

Latest Competition News

Regional Pairs 2016

The Eastern Region egional Pairs Competition results hve been post here.

Report will folow!

Congratulations to all


Spiro Cup 2015

The Eastern Region performed fantastically in this year's Spiro Cup. Rita O'Neill and Brendan Martin who are members of our region stormed ahead to take the cup.  But they were not the only representative to have their names in lights - Carol-Ann Cummins & John Noonan were third and Pascale Wolfe & Michael Keeshan took fourth place.

However, that's not where it stops - the region took the A grade prizes with Andrew Dennison winning the Best A1 and Michelle Moloney &Tiernan Hall winning the Best A2.

You can see the detailed results of the competition on www.fob.ie

Congratulations to all and let's keep the winning streak going for the season!

 


 

Bray Swiss Teams 2015

6th September 2015 - John Royds TD

After a slight blip last year, the Bray Swiss Team competition was back to its normal high standard. With 37 taking teams part, the competition was very keen and John Royds and his team of TDs keep the event moving without a hitch.
In the end, the result was very close with less than 10 points between the top 6 teams. The prizes went to the following teams:

  1. BJ O'Brien & Richard Elvin and Jill Kulchycky &Teresa Rigney
  2. Nick Fitzgibbon & Adam Mesbu and David Jackson & Terry Walsh
  3. Thomas MacCormack & Wojciech Gorczyca and David Synnott & Justin Corfield
  • The Area Master prize went to:Frank Ó Gallachóir & Triona Irving andMary Teehan & Peggy Kelly.
  • The team taking Inter A prize was: Kazimierz Noga & Kate Daultrey and Virginia McGreal & Deirdre Leopold

If you would like to see the the complete results you can follow this link to the results on the Bray Bridge Club website

Well done to players and organisers for making it a great event.

Click for the latest results
Latest Update

Downloadable versions of the IMP – VP conversion scales for club team events are now available at this CBAI Link.

Calendar
5th March 2017
4 Fun Teams
Greystones 6:30 PM
Contact: Gary Dowling
12th March 2017
Eileen O'Doherty Memorial Cup
Dún Laoghaire BC 3:30 PM
Novices and Inter Bs
Contact: Brendan Martin
2nd April 2017
Greystones Open Cup
Greystones 1.30 PM
Director: Brian Lawlor
Contact: Brendan Martin
25th April 2017
Eastern Region Memorial Trophy
Mount Merrion BC 7:30 PM
Inter As and Masters
Director: John Royds
Contact: Brendan Martin
Results
29th January 2017
Intermediate A Teams 1st Session
29th January 2017
Intermediate A Teams Final Result
29th January 2017
Intermediate B Teams 1st Session
29th January 2017
Intermediate B Teams 2nd Session
29th January 2017
Intermediate B Teams Final Result
29th January 2017
Milo Broderick 1st Session
29th January 2017
Milo Broderick 2nd Session
29th January 2017
Milo Broderick Final Result
29th January 2017
intermediate A Teams 2nd Session
22nd January 2017
O Kennedy Cup 1st Session
Click for the latest results
Latest Update

Downloadable versions of the IMP – VP conversion scales for club team events are now available at this CBAI Link.

Calendar
5th March 2017
4 Fun Teams
Greystones 6:30 PM
Contact: Gary Dowling
12th March 2017
Eileen O'Doherty Memorial Cup
Dún Laoghaire BC 3:30 PM
Novices and Inter Bs
Contact: Brendan Martin
2nd April 2017
Greystones Open Cup
Greystones 1.30 PM
Director: Brian Lawlor
Contact: Brendan Martin
25th April 2017
Eastern Region Memorial Trophy
Mount Merrion BC 7:30 PM
Inter As and Masters
Director: John Royds
Contact: Brendan Martin
Results
29th January 2017
Intermediate A Teams 1st Session
29th January 2017
Intermediate A Teams Final Result
29th January 2017
Intermediate B Teams 1st Session
29th January 2017
Intermediate B Teams 2nd Session
29th January 2017
Intermediate B Teams Final Result
29th January 2017
Milo Broderick 1st Session
29th January 2017
Milo Broderick 2nd Session
29th January 2017
Milo Broderick Final Result
29th January 2017
intermediate A Teams 2nd Session
22nd January 2017
O Kennedy Cup 1st Session