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Bridge sessions take place on:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday,and Thursday mornings at 10 am.

Also on

Monday,Tuesday,Wednesday,Thursday and Friday evenings at 7.30 pm.

Any queries please contact David O'Donovan on

Mobile: 086 827 66 99

E-Mail : themillsbridgeclub@gmail.com

 
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ANNUAL SUBSCRIPTION

SUBS DUE MONDAY 5TH SEPT

 

Thinking of Learning how to play Bridge?

Lessons for BEGINNERS

Our next course will commence on

Wednesday 25th January 2017 @ 7.3O PM  

Course Duration will be 12 weeks

Your teacher will then remain with the group for rest of the year to provide support

Enquiries/Further Information available from: 

David (Mob 086 827 6699)

6 WEEK PLAY & DEFENCE COURSE

Commencing

Thursday 19th January @ 10:00 (a.m)

WEEK  1                        GETTING THE BEST OUT OF YOUR HAND

WEEK 2                         ESTABLISHING TRICKS

WEEK 3                         THE FINESSE

WEEK 4                         LEADS

WEEK 5                         PLAYING SUIT CONTRACTS

WEEK 6                         TIPS & REVIEW

IMPROVERS BIDDING COURSE

Bidding  Course

Starting

Thursday 2ND OF MARCH  (mornings at 10.am)

Week 1   ♣     Overcalls and Responses

Week 2        Take Out Doubles

Week 3        Bidding in the Protective Position

Week 4   ♠     Pre -emptive Opening Bids and  Responses

Week 5   ♦     Slam Bidding, Gerber and Blackwood

Contact David for more information on  086 827 66 99

Parking

 VERY IMPORTANT Parking Arrangements NOTICE 

The owners of St Patricks Mills have informed us of New Parking Restrictions that will apply with IMMEDIATE effect and will affect our members

 

Mornings: Only PAID parking will be available!

This is available in the area near the entrance and also behind the Medical Centre.

A ticket from a machine (cost €1.20) TOGETHER WITH a disc or notice identifying car as belonging to a member will allow a car to be parked until 2PM

 The area at the far end is now reserved for customers of the businesses in that area ONLY. 

 

EVENINGS:

No Change to the present arrangements and members may continue to park at the far end as the businesses are not open in the evenings and hence the same demand for customer spaces doesn't apply

Paid parking also continues to be available in the area near the entrance and also behind the Medical Centre.

A ticket from a machine (cost €1.20) TOGETHER WITH a disc or notice identifying car as belonging to a member will allow a car to be parked until 2PM

Please note the club does not control the parking and anyone not complying with arrangements is at risk of being clamped!!!

 

 

 

Our 2016 Competition Sponsors

                                

 Express Medical Clinic             

 

 

Bridge Lessons for Beginners

Commencing

Monday 19th September @ 10:00 AM

and 

Wednesday 21st September @ 19:30

Further Details    David O'Donovan 086 8276699   or    themillsbridgeclub@gmail.com

Save The Date!

Countdown Timer (Click HERE)

Our 'away' weekend to Killarney will take place this year from

Friday 11th November to Sunday 13th November

Phone (064) 6639300  to book your room

Intermediate B Results

Express Medical Clinic 

Intermediate B Championship 2016

 

Congratulations Rita & Phil!!

Pos Players Score
%
Master
Points
Small
Slams
Grand
Slams
1 Rita Naughton & Phil Tobin 68.40 200    
2 Claire O'Callaghan & Mary O'Halloran 62.15 182    
3 Carmel Ahern & Eilish Foley 61.11 164    
4 Eileen B O'Brien & Kathleen O'Shea 60.76 146    
5 Jerry O'Donoghue & Kathy O'Donovan 59.72 128    
6 Margaret Goode & Maire Roycroft 59.38 109
Club Championship 2016

Club Championship Winners 2016

Congratulations Bridie & Richard

1st Richard  &  Bridie O'Driscoll      67.5%

2nd Esther Hendrick & Olive Cotter 66.2%

3rd Grainne Murphy & Tim Hartnett 65.4%

 

Club Competions

Save the Date(s)!!!

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Club Intermediate B Championship

Tuesday 12th April @ 19:30

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Club Championship

Tuesday 19th April @ 19:30

Finline Novice Cup

Congratulations to Bridie Purcell & Geraldine Scannell

Winners of the Finline Novices Cup

and also to all 72 players who participated

 

Pos

Players

Score
%

Master
Points

Small
Slams

Grand
Slams

1

Bridie Purcell & Geraldine Scannell

65.44

175

 

 

2

Kay Murphy & Christine O'Flynn

64.24

156

 

 

3

Michael F O'sullivan & Liam Fitzgerald

63.54

137

 

 

4

James Burke & Tim Donovan

60.07

117

 

 

5

Slyvia Coleman & Betty Keating

59.72

98

 

 

6

Tom Houston & Pat Mcgeough

59.38

78

 

 

7

Mary O'driscoll & Breda Holland

59.03

59

 

 

8

Monica Nolan & Mary O'mahony

58.33

39

 

 

9

Ber Horgan & Carmel Dowling

57.99

20

 

 

10

Henry Gleeson & Jacinta Flynn

56.60      

 

Winners  Bridie Purcell & Geraldine Scannell

 

Kay Murphy & Christine O'Flynn Runners Up

Finline Novice Cup

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Our Novice Cup Competition now sponsored by

will take place on

Monday 21st March @19:30

We appreciate the sponsorship support from our neighbours Finline and would encourage our members to support them by popping in to look around their shop or by visiting their site by clicking here

 

 

 

St Patricks Day

                     St Patrick's Day        

Open Bridge (Members & non Members)

Morning 10:00 AM

Evening 19:30 PM

Christmas & New Year Arrangements

The Mills Bridge Club will be closed from

Friday 23rd Dec - Monday 2nd January inclusive

(Usual playing arrangements will apply on both Thursday 22nd Dec and Tuesday 3rd January)

We Wish all Our Members A Very Happy Christmas & New Year

 

  €4775 NOW RAISED 

Further very generous donations during the past week

have now brought the sum raised up to incredible total of:

€5320!! €5540!!

(€1450 contributed since event on Sunday 31st)

A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who gave donations of prizes, cash donations, bought raffle tickets etc.

Another HUGE THANK YOU to the nearly 150 Bridge players who made the effort

to play in our fundraiser on a Sunday afternoon

 

You can stay up to date on how overall fundraiser for Culann is progressing by clicking HERE

The Fund would like to express its sincere thanks and gratitude to the club,

the organisers and of course to all the participants

THANK YOU!!!!!

 

Cork Bridge Congress 2016

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Photos from Congress are now in the Competition Section of our site

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Cork Bridge Congress

Results Friday 22nd  

Novice Pairs (12 Tables)  http://bit.ly/23krdy8

Mixed Pairs (19.5 Tables) http://bit.ly/1nftmKq

Results Saturday 23rd February

Session 1 Congress Pairs (21.5 Tables)  http://bit.ly/1Tgmidb

Session 1 Inter A Pairs (37 Tables) http://bit.ly/1Pq5II1

Session 1 Inter B Pairs (16 Tables) http://bit.ly/1OO2s3E

Session 2 Congress Pairs (21.5 Tables)  http://bit.ly/1Qo9r5Q

Session 2 Inter A Pairs (37 Tableshttp://bit.ly/1lL6phd

Session 2 Inter B Pairs (16 Tables) http://bit.ly/1S6zBxO

Results Sunday 24th February

Session 1 Master Teams (17 Tables)  http://bit.ly/1lL70zj

Session 2 Master Teams (17 Tables) http://bit.ly/1S6AkPj

Session 1 Cork Inter Teams (16 Tables)  http://bit.ly/1Tk9y5k

Session 2 Cork Inter Teams (16 Tables) http://bit.ly/1KAdNCB

 

Results

 

Please note that the results for all sessions during week Monday 4th January 2016 to Friday 8th January 2016

WILL NOT be posted on our site until Sunday 10th January.

Normal updates will recommence as from Monday 11th January 2016

Special Fundraising Event

On Sunday 31st January @ 2PM a special fundraising event will take place at our club

The aim is to raise funds towards the treatment of Culann Cashman who is one of triplets born with Cerebal Palsy

However Culann's life can be greatly enhanced by receiving special treatment in the UK

but costs involved are considerable and thus the need to raise funds

You can read all about Culann at the special website setup  http://culannwantstowalk.com/

Table Money will be €10 and the event is open to non members so it would be appreciated if you could

a) Participate and b) Spread the word!!!

PS A raffle will also be held on 31st and any prizes donated for it would be hugely appreciated

Culann Cashman Fundraiser

Just a reminder that our fundraiser takes place on

Sunday 31st January @ 2PM

We are overwhelmed with level of support received to date.

To the VERY MANY people who have donated a huge number of prizes ..... THANK YOU!

Apart from prizes over €700  €740 in cash already donated .... THANK YOU!

Updates on progress will be posted here

We look forward to your support on Sunday contributing to making a big dent in the sum needed for Culann's surgery

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Site Access
Site Access

Access to Results etc.

From January it is intended to limit access to results, club news etc. to members only.

This means that any member wishing to access our site, will need to be registered on it (this requires us to record their email addresses).

We are currently capturing the email addresses that we have ,but unfortunately some of the supplied ones have not been recorded correctly/clearly.

In order to ensure members are properly recognised by the site in January we would therefore appreciate it if, as many as possible of, our members would email the following information to us at themillsbridgeclub@gmail.com

a) Full Name,

b) email address

c) Contact Phone number Mobile, or Landline, or both 

THANK YOU

Handicap Adjustments

Handicaps

Over the next couple of weeks we shall be replacing the existing handicaps with a new handicap system.

It is hoped that the new system will more accurately, and more fairly, reflect grades, experience etc.

The new handicaps will mean that the following % will in future be added to the actual score achieved.

Novice 2 +8%, Novice 1 + 7%, Intermediate B2 + 6%, Intermediate B1 + 5%, A2 + 4%, A1 + 2%, Area Master + 0%

Where players from different grades play together the handicap is averaged. Intermediate B2 and A2  (6%+4%=10%/2 = 5%)

 

 

                Killarney Weekend                           

There has been really excellent feedback on our away weekend this year and especially so about the Dromhall Hotel and its staff.

Because they were so accommodating, and looked after us so well, we are sure that they would very much welcome positive feedback from those that attended,

be it via the Tripadvisor site, or even by email.

The links to do so (if so inclined!) are here for Tripadvisor and here for Dromhall Hotel

 

Stay In Touch!

Club Results, Upcoming Courses & Club news are now available online at:

www.millsbridge.com

Also on  Facebook

MAILING LIST

email contact?

Our site is currently attracting very high traffic of over 4,000 visits per month and about 30,000 page views (average of over 7 per visitor)

With such a high level of interest in results etc. we feel that many of our members might like to receive club news/results etc. by email

Accordingly we are now considering setting up a mailing list (depending on member demand!)

If you would be interested in receiving such emails please email us at themillsbridgeclub@gmail.com and just enter 'email' in the subject line.

 

RESULTS

Please Note that:

The Results page shows the actual ranking achieved by each pair in the selected session

HOWEVER

The 'winners' will continue to take into account any handicaps applicable

Please click the Handicap button (on the results page) to view the actual winners

 

 

 

 

2015/2016 CLUB NOTICES

Dear Members

As we enter another new Bridge Year there are a few announcements:

1. MEMBERSHIP

The Annual membership fee of €50 falls due on 1st September. Early payment would be appreciated. 

2. WEB SITE ACCESS (RESULTS ETC.)

In line with many other clubs it is intended to restrict access to results and some other parts of our site to MEMBERS ONLY as from early OCTOBER

This process is fairly simple and will just mean that paid up members will be able to register to view information by providing an email address.

Further details to follow

3: COURSES

Details of forthcoming courses are listed further down on this page and also on the 'Upcoming Courses' page of this site

Finally we'd like you all to remember Con O'Donovan who passed earlier this year as we embark upon a new Bridge season/year.

Con established this club 25 years ago and his legacy of introducing thousands to the game of Bridge and very many resultant friendships lives on

Finally we'd both like to thank you very sincerely for your support in the past and to also wish you the very best of luck (and enjoyment) in the season to come

Sheila and David

 

SUPERVISED PLAY

The Club runs supervised play sessions for Novice Students on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Monday and Thursday mornings.  These sessions are intended for those who have attended courses or who have some limited experience of playing bridge and who wish to improve their level of expertise.   At all sessions you will play hands with friendly expert tutors on hand to advise and help with problems.

Important Information

Welcome to The Mills Bridge Club, Douglas, Cork

We play bridge every:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday evenings starting at 7:30 p.m
  • Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning at 10 a.m.  

Partners will always be provided.

Friday evening is open to non members.

Club History

Club history as follows:- The Mills Bridge Club has developed over the last 25 years into the largest Bridge Club in Ireland, Wales and Scotland and one of the three largest in the British Isle's. It was built by bridge players for bridge players, and special attention was paid to comfort and enjoyment. It also has a free library.

 

Ramp Access

Easy access ramp has been installed on the side of building.

Easy access handrail has been installed on steps at front door entrance last September.

Click for the latest results
Results
17th February 2017
FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN
Scorer: Esther Hickey
16th February 2017
AM THURSDAY
Scorer: Carmel O'Sullivan
16th February 2017
AM THURSDAY SECTION 2
Scorer: Carmel O'Sullivan
Click for the latest results
Results
17th February 2017
FRIDAY NIGHT OPEN
Scorer: Esther Hickey
16th February 2017
AM THURSDAY
Scorer: Carmel O'Sullivan
16th February 2017
AM THURSDAY SECTION 2
Scorer: Carmel O'Sullivan