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Welcome to the Eastern Region of the CBAI

President's Message

Jill Kulchycky RIP

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.

Linda Saunders RIP

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.

Eastern Region Competitions

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

  • Wed 17 Jan 7:30pm Greystones Qualifiers for Burke/O'Connor Inter County Teams - Dun Laoghaire Rathdown and Wicklow.
  • Sun 28th Jan 1:30pm 2 sessions Greystones Eastern Region Teams Day B teams, A Teams,  Master (Milo Broderick) teams.  Entries to Brendan Martin 0872209152, 012763678 or oamartin@eircom.net
  • Dun Laoghaire Bridge Club's O'Kennedy Cup on Sunday 21st Jan 1:30pm 2 sessions Teams competition confined to Inter A's and Area Masters. Entries to Nollaig O'Ceallaigh 0871269538 nollaig.dlbridge@gmail.com

Note - entries can be made online using "Online Competition Entry" on the navigation bar to the left

National Success Story

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.

Time of Appeal

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.

Corn Cairdis 2018 in the Eastern Region!

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. 

Corn Cairdis April 28th & 29th 2018.

There are three teams of four:

Officials team will be nominated by CBAI

County Team is :

  • John Noonan and Carol-Ann Cummins
  • Brendan Martin & Peter Stewart (1 day)
  • Dolores Gilliland & Maria Whelan (1 day)

Club Team

  • Francoise McBrien & Pascale Wolfe
  • Beryl Dunne & Paschal Doyle (1 day)
  • Maurice Coleman & Shane Smyth (1 day)

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!

Freda Griffin

President Eastern Region

Massey Bros League

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 fedelma@martinco.ie or at 086 162 9019.  

Eastern Region Teams Day 2018


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.

Intermediate B Teams

Four teams took part in the Intermediate B competition, the winning teams  were

1st - Oliver Rye & Connie Collins, Sarann Doyle & Kay Faulkner Sheridan
2nd -Philip O'Dwyer & Ciáran Ó Huiginn, Nell McDowell & Anne Murphy Leahy

Intermediate A Teams

There were seven teams competing for the A prize. The cup went to:

Fiona Nolan & Vincent Wallace,Noel Carthy & Linda McGeehan

1st - Oliver Rye & Connie Collins, Sarann Doyle & Kay Faulkner Sheridan
2nd - Margaret Waller & Maeve Magee, Cathal & Tim Creedon 3rd -Gary Dowling & Alex Silva, Jack Murphy & Ray Lally

Milo Broderick

Eight master teams competed in the Milo Broderick. The winners were:

Fiona Nolan & Vincent Wallace,Noel Carthy & Linda McGeehan

1st - Richard Elvin & John Noonan, Jill Kulchycky & BJ O'Brien
2nd - Mairéad Haugh & Róisín de Jong, Justin Corfield & Norbert van Woerkom 3rd - John Comyn & Brendan Martin, Clare Pippet & Catherine McCann


Congratulations to all.

You can view the results of all three team competitions.


Bray Swiss Congress

Bray Swiss Congress took place in The Royal Hotel, Bray

1st to 3rd 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, Brendan Martin and the others on the congress committee for organising a fantastic event.

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

Regatta Trophy

Wicklow Regatta Trophy

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:

Novice Pairs

  1. Phil Kenna & Sheila O'Gorman
  2. Gerry McCarthy & Emer Hill

Wicklow Regatta Trophy

  1. Enda Murphy & BJ O'Brien
  2. Paschal Doyle & Margaret Walshe
  3. Verna Brownlow & Cathal Louth

You can see the results in full by following the links

Sonya Britton Trophy

Sonya Britton Trophy

Sunday May 21st 2017

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 presenting the winners' trophy to

Carol-Ann Cummins & John Noonan


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


Finally President Kilcoyne is pictured here with the winners of the second session Róisín de Jong & Mairéad Haugh

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.

New Competition in Eastern Region

Massey Bros League


We are very grateful to Massey Bros, Funeral Directors for their generous sponsorship of the league.

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)

Intermediate A

  • 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.


National Teams Competition 2017

National Teams Finals

Eastern Region Teams were very successful at the National Teams weekend on the 22nd and 23rd April 2017 in Ballinasloe

Congratulations to the winners of the Kelbourne Cup

Peter Stewart, Dolores Gilliland, Sandra Newell & David Jackson in photo above with CBAI President Pat Duff

Follow this link for detailed results.

The winners of the Banker's Trophy are:

Alan Pinder,Piers Segrave-Daly, Michael Rowan & Nollaig O'Ceallaigh pictured above with CBAI President Pat Duff

In 3rd place in the Banker's Trophy:

Vincent Wallace, Margaret Waller, Fiona Nolan & Maeve Magee pictured above with CBAI President Pat Duff

The top A2s in the Banker's Trophy:

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..


March is Novice Month 2017

Eileen O'Doherty Memorial and Patricia Rossiter Herman Trophies

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

  1. Mary McGarry & Alex Silva

  2. Hal Hosford & Theresa O'Carroll

Patricia Rossiter Herman

  1. Marion Fox & Julia Rayel

  2. 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



4 Fun Teams Competition

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:

  1. Maria Whelan & Sheila O'Gorman, Chris Byrne & Jacqui Devereux
  2. Marie Callanan & Lynda Molloy, Ray Lally & Dermot Kane
  3. Paschal Doyle & Jane Murphy, Declan O'Brien & Alex Silva

Joint 4th.

  • Triona Irving & Margaret Phelan, Jack Murphy & Deirdre Powell
  • Anne Daly & Brid Lynch, Pawel Turczynowicz & Michael Myburgh


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


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


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

Latest Update

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.

8th April 2018
Greystones Open Cup
Greystones 1:30
Open Pairs for all grades.
Director: John Royds
Tel: 01 2819283
Email: roydsjf@gmail.com
11th April 2018
Eileen O'Doherty Memorial Cup
Grand Slam Club 7:30 PM
Inter B Pairs
Contact: Brendan Martin
Tel: 087 2209 152
11th April 2018
Patricia Rossiter Herman Trophy
Novice Pairs
Director: John Royds
Contact: Brendan Martin
Tel: 087 2209 152
Email: oamartin@eircom.net
24th April 2018
Eastern Region Memorial Trophy
Mount Merrion BC 7:30
Master and A Pairs
Director: John Royds
Contact: Brendan Martin
Tel: 087 2209 152
Email: oamartin@eircom.net
Inter A Teams 1st Session
Inter A Teams Final Result
Inter B Teams Final Result
Inter B Teams Ist Session
Masters Teams 1st Session
Masters Teams Final Result
O Kennedy Cup 1st Session
O Kennedy Cup 2nd Session
O Kennedy Cup Final Result
Burke / O'Connor Trophy - Dun Laoghaire