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If you are inviting a Visitor to the club:

  1. Enter the visitor's name into the Visitors Book  
  2. Inform the Captain that a visitor's number is to be allocated for use of the bridgemate.
Updated Bridge Rules 2017

Board Orientation: The board should be left in the centre of the table. This rule is not new. Miss-boarding is quite common and without any doubt the cause of these miss boardings can be traced back to the board having been moved from the centre of the table. The only thing new is that the board has to be oriented correctly. If there is no room for the board in the centre of the table, it can be moved with the agreement of all four players to the side of the table but it must contain it's correct orientation.

  • See MRBC Local Rules here
  • See full set of World Bridge Federation rules here (87 pages).
Training Classes/Courses
Improver Classes with Seamus Costello

      Member Development Initiative                 

Improver Classes with Seamus Costello

We have engaged renowned Bridge Teacher and this year’s winner of the prestigious ‘Duais an Uachtarain’ competition, Seamus Costello, to deliver his syllabus of classes in the club on Friday nights, beginning on Friday 26th October and continuing on 2nd, 9th & 16th November.

These classes are suitable for A’s and progressive B’s, however, anyone interested in improving their bridge, will learn from this tutor.  The first set of 4 classes will cover the following key areas:-

Friday 26th October - Take-Out Doubles & Responses

Friday 2nd November - Overcalls & Unassuming Cue-Bids

Friday 9th November - Negative Doubles                                     

Friday 16 November - Opening Leads

Class numbers are limited to 32 people.   The Cost is €10.00 per class, however, on the first night you can sign up for all of the above four classes at a cost of €40.00, thus guaranteeing your place.   

Please register your interest on the Seamus Costello Improver Class sheet on the Notice Board in the Club for the

The First Class on Friday 26th October, commencing at 7.15pm-10pm on

Take-Out Doubles & Responses

If there is sufficient interest Seamus Costello will run this class again some morning during the week.

Please sign on a separate sheet (at back of main sheet) if a morning class would suit you better.

Better Bridge with Bernard Magee

Member Development Initiative                 

Better Bridge with Bernard Magee

Bernard Magee is the UK’s best known Bridge Teacher.  He is the author of many books and best setting DVDs on Acol Bridge.  The Council has purchased a series of Bernard’s DVDs for the benefit of members.  

These DVDs will be shown in the Club on Saturday mornings from 10.00 am to 12.15 noon approx(126mins running time), commencing with the next DVD on:-

Competitive Auctions   -   on Saturday 27th October

A nominal fee of €3.00 will apply, which will include tea/coffee

Please register your interest on the Bernard Magee sheet on the notice board in the Club

CLICK on LINK to Bernard Magee DVDs

Workshops with Thomas McCormack

Member Development Initiative

The Structured Development Programmes delivered by Thomas McCormack are recognised nationally as best practice training with regard to assisting bridge players, at all levels, to progress and develop their game.  These courses are aimed at  Novice to B Players all the way up to As, should members feel they will benefit.

The 2nd of 3 workshops is scheduled for Saturdays 3rd November commencing at 10.00 a.m. in MRBC.  The Cost is €10.00 per person.

Please register your interest on the Tom McCormack Workshop sheet on Notice Board in Club for first workshop on   

Defence against Weak Openings

on Saturday 3rd November

Bridge Beginners Course

Venue: Malahide Regional Bridge Club, Broomfield, Malahide

Target Audience: Beginners

Teachers: Anne Doyle(CBAI Examiner) and

                 Leslie Geraghty(CBAI qualified & registered Teacher)                

Starting Date: Monday September 3rd 

Time: 19.30-21.30

Schedule: Two terms of 10 Classes each

Cost: €100.00 per Term

Enquiries: Phone Anne on 086-1630640 or Leslie on 087-9271847

                   or email Leslie at