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Mid Leinster Region

Click for a link to the Mid Leinster Region website

 

Regional Fun Teams
Regional Fun Teams

Congratulations to Liam & Christine who were part of the Regional Fun Team which came 2nd with Bert & Marion McKay

 

2016/2017 Committee
2016/2017 Committee
Naas Crowd in Cambrils 2017
Naas Crowd in Cambrils 2017

The Naas crew enjoying another great year in Cambrils

Bankers Congress 2017
Bankers Congress 2017

Congratulations to Annette Head who was part of the winning B Team at the Bankers Congress on March 5th

 

Bray Congress
Bray Congress

Well done to Jim & Sonya who were Session Winners in the Inter B Competion

pictured here with Pat Duff - President of the CBAI

 

Master Points
Master Points

Well done to all members who placed in the Top 100 in their Grade in the Mid Leinster Region this year

Full details on the News Page

Mid Leinster Region
Mid Leinster Region
 
Upcoming Events
Tournament Director's Rota 2017/2018

2 September 2017     Kathie & Margaret

19 September 2017   Annette & Liam

26 September 2017   Laura & Pat

03 October 2017       Kathie & Margaret

10 October 2017       Annette & Liam

17 October 2017       Laura & Pat

31 October 2017       Kathie & Margaret

07 November 2017   Annette & Liam

14 November 2017   Laura & Pat

21 November 2017   Kathie & Margaret

28 November 2017   Annette & Liam

19 December 2017   Laura & Pat

09 January 2018       Kathie & Margaret

16 January 2018      Annette & Liam

30 January 2018       Laura & Pat

13 February 2018     Kathie & Margaret

20 February 2018     Annette & Liam

27 February 2018     Laura & Pat

06 March 2018         Kathie & Margaret

13 March 2018         Annette & Liam

27 March 2018         Laura & Pat

03 April 2018           Kathie & Margaret

10 April 2018           Annette & Liam

17 April 2018           Laura &Pat

24 April 2018           Kathie & Margaret

01 May 2018            Annette & Liam

08 May 2018            Laura & Pat

MLR Summer Coaching Workshop - 26th July 2017

 

This Workshop is designed for grades Novice to Inter A2

 

Wednesday 26th July 2017 from 11.00am - 4.00pm

lunch from 1pm-2pm (lunch NOT included)

Cost: €20

in Westmanstown Sports Centre

 

Kevin O'Dea - Suit Preference - "Carding Methods"

Evelyn Blennerhassett - Transfers & Extended Transfers

John Crimmins - "The Power of One No Trump"

Special Bridge Presentation - Etiquette & Club Rules - Laws of Bridge

 

To book your place contact:-

Blanaid Morris - 086-838 1825

Barbara Burke - 087-262 7218

Ann Burns - 087-677 9406

or email: mlrsect@gmail.com

Regional Events 2017

I would like bring to your attention some bridge competitions coming up in the next few months.

 

Jan. 28th Saturday:  Regional Teams - This is team of four competition. If you and your partner would like to play in it, we would try and get a pair at the same level to form a team with you. I hope all of you who played in the League will make an effort and play. Any 4 members of the Region can form a team and enter. It does not have to be the same team as played in the League or even 4 members from the same club. 

 

Feb.11/12th This is a 2 day Teams competition run by the CBAI. It will be held in Mt. Wolsley, Tullow. Not advisable for B and Novice players.

 

Feb 18/19th  Intermediate and Novice Congress. Again this is run by the CBAi and will be held in the Nuremore Hotel, Carrickmacross. I would encourage all A, B and Novice players to enter. You will only play players of your own grade.

 

Feb 25/26th  Burke and O'Connor Trophies: These are 2 intercounty team competitions run by the IBU. The O'Connor Trophy is confined to Intermediate players only. They will be held in City West.

 

Mar.4th  Presidents Cup. This is a pairs competition run by the Mid Leinster Region. It is open to all grades. Further details later.

 

Mar. 11th League Cup and Shield. This is a Teams event run by the Mid Leinster Region. It is open to all those teams who are playing in the League. Further details later.

 

These competitions should keep you going for the moment. 

Regional Teams

Date: Saturday 28th January 2017

Time: 11am

Venue: Westmanstown

Cost: €15.00 per person

Open to all Grades

(The Teams must all be members of Mid Leinster Region but do not have to be from the same club))

 

This competition is a qualifier for the National Teams Competition (Kelburne Cup (Masters), Bankers Tropy (Inter As) & Tierney Trophy (Inter Bs) to be held in Ballinasloe on April 22rd & 23rd 2017.

 

Closing date for entries is 12 noon on Thursday 26th January 2017

Contact:-

mlrsect@gmail.com

Ann Burns: 087-677 9406

Barbara Burke: 087-262 7218

Blanaid Morris: 086-838 1825

 

 

 

Regional Pairs

 

Date: Saturday 3rd December 2016

Time: 11am

Venue: Westmanstown

Cost: €15.00

Open to all Grades

(there will be a seperate section for Novices and B Players if numbers permit)

 

This competition is a qualifier for the National Pairs Competition (Masters, Inter As & Inter Bs) to be held in Ballinasloe on March 18th & 19th 2017.

 

Closing date for entries is 12 noon on Thursday 1st December 2016

Contact:-

mlrsect@gmail.com

Ann Burns: 087-677 9406

Barbara Burke: 087-262 7218

Blanaid Morris: 086-838 1825

 

 

 

 

Novice & Inter B Day

Date: Saturday 17th December 2016

Time: 11am to 4pm

Venue: Westmanstown

Cost: €10.00

This is a competition and learning day for Novices and B players in an informal and relaxed atmosphere.  Senior players will be present to help with bidding and play.  Hand records will be given out after play and there will be time for analysis and questions.  Enter with a partner if possible, if not, we will try and find you one.  It will be run by a qualified tournament director. There will be prizes for each grade.

Contact:-

mlrsect@gmail.com

Ann Burns: 087-677 9406

Barbara Burke: 087-262 7218

Blanaid Morris: 086-838 1825

 

 

Dublin Summer Bridge Congress

Friday 29th July to Sunday 31st July 2016

Citywest Hotel

Friday - 7.30pm

Mixed Pairs & Open Pairs

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Saturday - 1.30pm

Congress Pairs

Additional prizes for:

Men's & Ladies Pairs and Regional Pairs

Seperate Competition for:

Novice Pairs (starts 7pm)

Intermediate A Pairs

Intermediate B Pairs

Area Master Pairs

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Sunday - 11am

Congress Teams & Open Pairs

Seperate Competition for:

Novice Teams

Intermediate A Teams

Intermediate B Teams

Area Master Teams

Incorporating the M50 Teams

 

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www.cbai.ie

Pre-enty is essential - by day before competition

e-mail: dublinsummercongress@gmail.com

texts: 087-677 9406

for further information contact Rory Egan on 086-819 2765

 

Summer Coaching Sessions

Masters & A1s

Coach: Thomas McCormack

Topics Covered

Long Suit Trial Bids / 2 over 1 Game Force / Puppet Stayman / Doubles / Support / Reponsive / Negative / Re-opening / Advanced Card Play / Signals / Card Count / Suit Preference / Competing over Conventions

Location: Westmanstown Sports Centre / Thursday Evenings at 7.15pm

Dates: July 21st & 28th, August 4th, 11th & 18th

Cost: €60.00 (please note fee to be paid on first night)

To book your place please contact the following:-

Blanaid Morris 086-838 1825 / mlrsect@gmail.com

Barbara Burke 087 262 7218 / barbaraburke@gmail.com

Ann Burns 087 677 9406 / ann.burns99@gmail.com

Summer Coaching Sessions

Intermediate A2s & B1s

Coach: Thomas McCormack

Topics Covered

Slam Bidding / Weak 2s / Helvic / Long Suit Trial Bids / Discards / Signals / Defensive Card Playing / Pre-empts / Competing over Conventions

Location: Westmanstown Sports Centre / Wednesday Evenings at 7.15pm

Dates: July 20th & 27th, August 3rd, 10th & 17th

Cost: €60.00 (please note fee to be paid on first night)

To book your place please contact the following:-

Blanaid Morris 086-838 1825 / mlrsect@gmail.com

Barbara Burke 087 262 7218 / barbaraburke@gmail.com

Ann Burns 087 677 9406 / ann.burns99@gmail.com

Bridge Coaching Workshop - 13th July 2016

This workshop is designed for grades Novice to Inter A

Coaches are Mary Timoney (Transfers), Evelyn Blennerhassett (Overcalls) & John Crimmins (Finessing)

Location: Westmanstown Sports Centre

Time: 13th July 2016 - 10am to 3.30pm approx - lunch break at 12.30pm (please note that lunch is not included)

Cost: €20.00 

To book your place please contact the following:-

Blanaid Morris 086-838 1825

Barbara Burke 087 262 7218

Ann Burns 087 677 9406

e-mail: mlrsect@gmail.com

 

Regional President's Cup

Saturday January 30th at 11am

Westmanstown Sports Centre

Entry Fee: €15.00

ALL GRADES ARE WELCOME

Closing date for entries is Thursday 28th January at 4pm

To enter contact one of the following:-

Blanaid Morris on 086-838 1825

Ann Nevin on 086-604 0324

Bert McKay on 087-922 0233

or email: midleinsterregion@gmail.com

Bridge Week in Cambrils

Cambrils, Spain, Bridge Holiday 

Tuesday 5th to Tuesday 12st April 2016 

Cambrils is a beautiful cosmopolitan fishing village on the Costa 

Daurada with fabulous shops and restaurants just 15 minutes by 

taxi from Reus Airport after a short 2 hour 20 minute flight. 

Book your flight with Ryanair to Reus = Barcelona(REU): 

Tuesday 5th April Depart Dublin at 6:30 am 

Tuesday 12th April Depart Reus at 10:30 am 

The cost of €360 per person sharing for 7 nights half board (Single 

supplement €180) at the 4 star Tryp Port Hotel includes 

• Welcome reception on arrival at the hotel 

• Wine / mineral water with evening meals 

• Farewell drinks reception 

• Bridge every day at 5 pm with pre-dealt boards – spare 

partner available 

Golf at Bonmont can also be arranged. 

You are responsible for booking your own flights and insurance. 

To reserve your place, pay a deposit of €100 to Blathnaid or 

Maurice before November 30th – balance due by March 15th. 

Hotel price cannot be guaranteed for later bookings. 

Blathnaid Trayer Maurice O’Leary 

087 626 8519 087 287 3296 

Blathnaid_Bridge@outlook.com

MLR Regional Pairs 2015

Sunday November 29th at 11am

Westmanstown Sports Centre

Entry Fee: €15.00

ALL GRADES ARE WELCOME

To enter contact one of the following:-

Blanaid Morris on 086-838 1825

Ann Nevin on 086-604 0324

Bert McKay on 087-922 0233

or email: mlrsect@gmail.com

 

Tournament Directors Workshop

Wednesday November 25th

11am - 4pm (break for lunch at 1pm)

Westmanstown Sports Centre

Subjects covered will include:-

Directing a Pairs Competition

Alerts & Stop Cards

Movements

Revoke

Insufficient Bids

Bids out of rotation / turn

Exposed cards

Bridge Etiquette

Pass Out hands

Average Hands

One of our members (Annette Head) has already completed this course and Kathie McGrath will be attending this year but it would be ideal if another club member would also be in a position to attend so that we have a number of different people able to assume the role of TD.

Anyone who might be interested, contact Kathie on 086-153 7417

 

Fun Night with Naas Trumps
Fun Night with Naas Trumps

November 10th 2015

We are cordially invited by Naas Trumps to a Fun Night in Lawlors Hotel

It will be a great opportunity to mix with another local club and should be good fun.

There will be NO bridge in Maudlins Hotel on that night 

Masterpoints Workshop - October 21st

 

Wednesday October 21st 2015 11am Cost €10

Westmanstown Sports Centre

Master Points are awarded to Bridge Players for their accomplished performances 

throughout the bridge year

Each club is responsible for recording and reporting the Masterpoints in a bridge 

season for their club

This workshop will deal with the gathering of masterpoints and the awarding to 

club players in competitions in the club

The workshop is aimed at all Club Master Point Secretary’s Experience or non-

experienced with a lot of information for the new secretary’s

We will take you through all awarding of masterpoints from novice players to 

National Competitions We will explain how different clubs award points for 

different competitions and grades

We will show you how to set up the points system to make it easier for you to 

calculate them

Players should attend to see how and why they receive masterpoints and how they 

move up grades

To Registrar Phone one of the following Numbers:

            086 838 1825 Blanaid Morris

         086 604 0324 Ann Nevin

         087 922 0233 Bert McKay

         Email: mlrsect@gmail.com

Novice & Inter B Day
Novice & Inter B Day

Saturday October 3rd

WESTMANSTOWN SPORTS CENTRE

11am to 5pm (lunch break 1pm-2pm)

Please note that lunch is NOT included in the entry fee

Table Money €10.00

This is a competition and learning day for Novice and "B" players.  Bidding and play will be discussed.  There will be hand analyses and prizes for each of the Grades.

There will be senior players to advise and help with bidding and play.

The competitions will be run by qualified Tournament Directors and played under the "Laws of Bridge"

You must pre-enter

Phone one of the following

Blanaid Morris on 086-838 1825

Ann Nevin on 086-604 0324

Bert McKay on 087-922 0233

or e-mail mlrsect@gmail.com

 

Cunningham League 2015/2106

Dates for this season are as follows:-

 

October 18th : Round 1

November 1st : Round 2

December 13th : Round 3

January 10th : Round 4

March 13th : Round 5

April 1st/2nd : League Cup & Shield

April 10th : Round 6

May 8th : Semi-Finals & Play Offs

May 22nd : Final

 

Novice & Intermediate Congress 2015/2016
Novice & Intermediate Congress 2015/2016

Fitzpatrick Castle Hotel

19th - 21st February 2016

FOR INTERMEDIATE AND NOVICE GRADES ONLY

Friday 7.30PM: Mixed & Gala Pairs

Saturday 1.30pm: Intermediate A Pairs - New Ireland Trophy (2 Sessions)

Saturday 7.30pm: Intermediate B Pairs - Kervick Trophy & Novice Pairs (Waterford Crystal Trophy)

Sunday 11.00am: Teams (All Grades)

Entry Fee is €10.00 per player per session

Entries to CBAI Head Office

Tel: 01-492 9666 or info@cbai.ie