We have the very sad duty to report the sudden and untimely death of our dear friend Jill Kulchycky after a short illness. Jill was one of the region's and Ireland’s top Bridge players, attaining the rank of Life Master and representing Ireland at International level on a number of occasions. Only a week before her death Jill and her partner (Teresa Rigney) won the Irish Trials earning the right to play for Ireland in the European Championships in June.The previous week, she had been part of the Ladies prizewinning team at the Holmes Wilson.
We were honoured to have had her in the Eastern Region for over 30 years. Another great bridge player taken well before her time, Irish Bridge has lost another of its truly Great People.
Jill will be sorely missed and we extend our sympathies to her mother Bridie, sister Alison and family, and her many bridge friends.
It is with great sadness that we report the death of Linda Saunders. As well as being a loyal supporter of bridge in the Eastern Region over many years, she was also a past Presidient and was actively involved in the rewording of the constituition of the CBAI. She will be remembered as a forward thinker and her work in developing the website foir the region was invaluable. We extend our sympathies to her family, may she rest in peace.
Clear your diaries - January is a busy month for competitions in the Eastern Region. Make sure you get your entries in in good time for the following
Congratulations to our ladies who brought home the prizes with Sandra Newell and Carol-Ann Cummins winning the McMenamin Bowl and Dolores Gilliland, Maria Whelan and Eileen O'Donovan on the team that was third. David Jackson was on the team that won the Geraldine Trophy and BJ O'Brien was third in both the Geraldine Trophy and the Revington Cup.
Well done all.
Eastern Region has passed the following resolution. In competitions organised by the Eastern Region appeals raised for the first session must be lodged within 30 mins following the end first session. Appeals for the second session up to the last round must be made prior to commencement of the last round; appeals for the last round must be made within 5 mins after play.
The Corn Cairdis alternates between England and Ireland. In 2018 it will be in Ireland and the Eastern Region is honoured to act as host.
There are three teams of four:
Officials team will be nominated by CBAI
County Team is :
The competition will take place in Dún Laoghaire Bridge Club and John Royds has agreed to be TD. We have booked accommodation for the English teams in the Haddington Hotel five minutes walk from the bridge club.
A sub-committee has been set up to organise the various needs - transport, food, entertainment, etc. We will be calling for volunteers. Watch this space!
We are very grateful to Massey Bros, Funeral Directors for their generous sponsorship of the league.
24 teams have played a total of 32 matches to the end of February. Several matches have been postponed and re-scheduled. We ask that every effort should be made to play on the scheduled date.
To see the up to date results and remaining fixtures click here.
If you have any questions now or during the season, please contact the league organiser, Fedelma Martin, at email@example.com or at 086 162 9019.
The Eastern Region held the teams qualifying competition on Sunday January 28th in Greystones Bridge Centre. John Royds did a fantastic job running all three competitions with the assistance of the committee of the Sugarloaf Bridge Club, who were hosting the event.
Four teams took part in the Intermediate B competition, the winning teams were
There were seven teams competing for the A prize. The cup went to:
Fiona Nolan & Vincent Wallace,Noel Carthy & Linda McGeehan
Eight master teams competed in the Milo Broderick. The winners were:
Congratulations to all.
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, Brendan Martin and the others on the congress committee for organising a fantastic event.
We're looking forward to next year's congress already!
This year there was a fantastic turn out for the competition. Happily, for the region, there were enough novices playing to allow a seperate novice competition to be run. Congratulations to the winners:
You can see the results in full by following the links
This year, thanks to the concerted effort of our president, Edward Kilcoyne, and his committee there was a fantastic entry at the region's President's Prize competition.John Royds did his usual great job directing the 41 pairs fighting it out for second and other placings, That is because, true to form, Carol Ann Cummins and John Noonan had an astonishing second session to bring home the trophy for a fourth year in a row.Wel done to the perpetual winners!!
Have a look at how othe other 41 pairs did in the winners' gallery below and the detai.ed results.
President Eddie Kilcoyne.congratulating the second placed pair
Mary Bannon & Kevin Clark
Richard Elvis, pictured here with Eddie Kilcoyne, came third with Jill Kulchycky
Alan Hardie & Clare Pippet pictured with the President finished in fourth position
The President Eddie Kilcoyne finished in fifth place with Keith Clarke
Freda Griffin & Vincent Hannon the sixth place pair are pictured with the President
The winning Area Masters were Córa McKenna & John Yek
The winning Intermediate A pair Mary Byrne & Margaret Houlihan shown here with President Eddie Kilcoyne
The number 2 Inter A pair Michael Fitzgibbon & Monica Ryan are pictured here with President Eddie Kilcoyne
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.
The final matches were played on Sunday 14th May in Foxrock Golf Club. Sixteen teams played their matches and there were five and a half tables in the open pairs. In all, a total of 91 people, including three representatives of the sponsors, enjoyed a very pleasant evening, with a fork supper provided by FCG. Trophies were presented to the winning teams by Dermot Laide of Massey Bros.The final victors were:
Confined Master: - Dun Laoghaire (Fagan)Dun Laoghaire (Fagan)
Div 1: - Errigal
Div 2: - Dun Laoghaire( O'Ceallaigh)
Div 3: - Blackrock College (Power)
Intermediate B: - Blackrock College (Sheerin)
Photos will follow!
The Eastern Region President and committee wish to congratulate the winners and to thank everyone who came along for the final night and all who took part in the league throughout the season.
Eastern Region Teams were very successful at the National Teams weekend on the 22nd and 23rd April 2017 in Ballinasloe
Peter Stewart, Dolores Gilliland, Sandra Newell & David Jackson in photo above with CBAI President Pat Duff
Alan Pinder,Piers Segrave-Daly, Michael Rowan & Nollaig O'Ceallaigh pictured above with CBAI President Pat Duff
Vincent Wallace, Margaret Waller, Fiona Nolan & Maeve Magee pictured above with CBAI President Pat Duff
Nicola Power, Anne O'Kane, Derek Mulvey & Chantal McCabe pictured here with CBAI President Pat Duff
Well done to all theour intermediate qualifiers and look here to see details of the Intermediate Teams results..
The Intermediate Bs and Novices pairs competitions took place in Dun Laoghaire Bridge Centre on Sunday 12th March. Unfortunately, there was a very low turn-out for both competitions. This could have been because of the new day or the new location. It certainly was not because of John Royds who again this year did a fantastic job directing both competitions and putting all the players at their ease.
The Eileen O'Dorerty Memorial trophy went to Marie McGarry, for the second year, and her partner Alexi Silva.
Marion Fox & Julia Rayel won the Patricia Rossiter Herman..
The prizes for the competitions went to:
Eileen O'Doherty Memorial
Mary McGarry & Alex Silva
Hal Hosford & Theresa O'Carroll
Patricia Rossiter Herman
Marion Fox & Julia Rayel
Eleanor Callanan & Margaret MacGhabhann
Congratulations to all and if 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
There was a fantastic turn out for the 4 Fun Teams n Sunday, March 5th, in Greystones Bridge Centre. John Royds did a terrific job as TD for the night and the 18 Fun Teams had a great night of bridge with a lot of fun and friendly competition.
And the winners of the competition,were:
But we hope all the teams had a great experience on the night and a very special thanks goes to Gary Dowling for the terrific work he did again this year to make this competition a huge success. The detailed results for the competition are posted here for all those interested
The results of region's qualifiers for the National Teams Finals have been posted - follow this link for detailed results
In the picture with the TD for the day, John Royds are the winners of the Intermediate B competition.
Well done to all the qualifiers
At all region competitions we place a guide to good behaviour on each table. A copy of the ER Behaviour Guide.pdf document can now be downloaded for use in your club.
Downloadable versions of the IMP – VP conversion scales for club team events are now available at this CBAI Link.