Bridge is an extremely enjoyable game. Courteous behaviour is an exceptionally important part of that enjoyment. The EBU is committed to the principle of equality of opportunity. It considers it a fundamental principle that anyone wishing to participate in duplicate bridge, whether as player, official or in any other capacity, should be able to do so in a safe and welcoming environment, and not be subject to less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, race, disability, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, religious or political belief or social class than any other person.
This guide serves as a brief reminder of how to behave at the bridge table. We are sure that all players naturally follow this code of conduct but there are times when concentration and pressure can take their toll and it is for these situations that we issue this as a reminder.
Remember that it is rude to criticise your partner or opponents in public, to be less than polite at the table, to gloat over good results or object to a call for the tournament director or to dispute or argue about a director’s ruling, or generally to make any personal and disparaging remark.
As in all games that are governed by rules and regulations, bad behaviour will be penalized ….
If a player at the table behaves in an unacceptable manner, the director should be called immediately. Annoying behaviour, embarrassing remarks, or any other conduct which might interfere with the enjoyment of the game is specifically prohibited by Law 74A. Law 91A gives the director the authority to assess disciplinary penalties. This can include immediate disciplinary board penalties and may lead to disqualification from the current event. In addition any violation may result in a disciplinary hearing where player(s) future participation in tournaments will be considered.
English Bridge Union
November 10th Novice Pairs
December 1st Regional Pairs
January 28 Regional Teams
February 23rd Inter A2 Pairs and Inter B Pairs
March 9th Area Master/A Pairs
March 17th Fun Teams Qualifier
March 30th Novice Teams
Mary Vaughan, outgoing President, presents a cheque of €1000 to the Cancer Support Group, Balbriggan on the 13th May. This cheque was presented to Cora Neil, chairperson of Balbriggan Support Group.
Sheila Byrne presenting the Margaret Kelly Cup to John Fitzgibbon & Jim McCormack
New Season Membership
The new season commences from 1st September 2018
and lasts until 30th June 2019.
Membership fee for the year 25 euros.
New members welcome.
Following the introduction of
General Data Protection Regulation
There is a requirement for every in every
member in every club to complete
a Membership Form which grants
consent to the Bridge Club and to the
CBAI for holding information on
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU, regulation
which comes into effect on 25th May 2018. GDPR will update existing
data protection laws and will place greater accountability and
transparency obligations when using member's personal information.
See Home Page GDPR CBAI.
President . Ann D'arcy
Vice President Shelia Byrne
Chairperson . Mary Taaffe
Secretary Jim Mc Cormack
Treasurer. Pauline Dennis
Mary Vaughan, President, presents Kat Hynes with the Thursday President Prize
Mary Vaughan, President, presenting Alison Graham with the Monday President Prize