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Bridge Season 2018-19

Starts September 4th

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AGM 2018

Mount Sackville Bridge Club

The Club is open to non members

For summer season up to and including

28th August 2018

Bridge starts at 7:15pm sharp

Blanchardstown Community Centre

Committee 2016/2017

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Mount Sackville Past Pupils Bridge Club

Committee 2018/2019    

  President  Betty Fallon         086 313 6986       
Vice President        Emelie Gorman   086 163 4280
Hon. Secretary    Teresa Hill 086 318 0943
 Treasurer     Noirin Casey             086 175  2626       
   Committee Sally BurkeBrenda Carey Sally BurkeBrenda Carey
 Committee  Sally Burke
  Committee Gabrielle Dineen  
  Committee Dermot Mulcahy  
Match Maker        Mary Jo Bergin        087 620 4142
Points Secretary                Jean Neary     


Presidents Prize Top Five

Presidents Prize 2018 Top Five

Martina Hussey                   1st   66.31%

Tony Owens                        2nd 59.46%

Gabrielle Dinen                  3rd  56.88%

Rita Carroll                        4th  56.77%

Paul O'Meara                     5th  55.56%

Full Results See Results Column on Right

Presidents Charity 2018

Members and Visitors

Thank you for you kind support

for our Charity

We Raised €1700

The full proceeds from Mount Sackville's

charity goes to the missionary Sisters of Cluny

for the education of very poor children in Tanzania

Again Thank You for Your Support

The Meaning of Double

The meaning of Double – as the name suggest – is to raise the stakes.

If you Double an opposing contract, you win more Points

if they fail, but you concede more points if they succeed.

When Bridge began over a 100 years ago, double was limited

to those occasions where you expected the opponents to fail in their bid.

However, it was realised that you would be most unlikely to be

confident enough to double a low-level suit bid,

when partner had not yet spoken.

And that if the opponents happened to have bid,

a suit in which you were very strong,

it was far better not to tip them off:

rather to keep quiet and wait for them to get into deeper trouble.

In 1912 New Yorker Major Charles Patten and Bryant McCambell

independently invented an alternative meaning for the

“Double” – the “take-out double”.

It is believed that this was the first convention in the game

(although it is now so universal that it is rarely thought of as such).

The take-out double – “partner, please take out my double into another suit”

shows an opening hand or better with no other convenient bid: 

no suit to overcall, and an inability to bid notrumps.

To learn more on doubling  contact your local Bridge Teacher or Coach,

or get a copy of Bridge Lessons (Double) by ANDREW ROBSON,

( The above extract is from this book.


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