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Bridge Season 2018-19

 Sept 4th - May 28th

Mount Sackville Bride Club

Team of FourApril 2nd

 Anyone who wishes to play will not pay again

Open to all members who wish to play

A new list will be circulated for the next 2 Tuesdays

 Followed by a draw for Teams


Our Charity night, Raised €1,700  for the Missionary Sisters of Cluny

The Sisters do trojan work in educating underprivileged children in Tanzania.
Many, many thanks to all who attended,

contributed prizes and also those who sent cash donations.

Club Pairs

Club Pairs Competition, 2018

Top 5 Places MSV Pairs Final

                                                                                   MPs/Max    Score%                        

   1      Margaret Fenton & Margaret Browne        378.1/ 602 =  62.81                          

   2      Sally Burke & Paul O'Meara                       320.9/ 560 =  57.30                           

   3      Dermot & Marie Mulcahy                           333.5/ 602 =  55.40                          

   4      Nora Coghlan & Phil O'Connell                 303.0/ 560 =  54.11                          

   5      Helen McDevitt & Teresa O'Reilly            315.2/ 602 =  52.36                          



Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events 2018 – 2019


Dec 18th    Christmas Party


Jan 20th     Charity Night

Feb 5th       CBAI Sim Pairs

Feb 26th     Team of 4

April 9th      Easter Egg Competition

April 30th-May 7th  Presidents Prize (2 weeks)

May 14th    Presidents Dinner

May 28th    AGM

June, July & August         Summer Bridge


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.


CBAI Sims Prs
Charity Night
Turkey Competition
2nd Apr 2019
Club Team of Four
9th Apr 2019
Easter Egg Competition
30th Apr 2019
Presidents Prize Week 1
7th May 2019
Presidents Prize Week 2
14th May 2019
Presidents Dinner
28th May 2019