No partner required
4 way draw for Team
25th Sept & 2nd Oct
Wanted: items of interest, jokes, suggestions etc.
Club President Irene O'Driscoll
Presenting Club Pairs Cup to
Barbara Bunworth & Rita Cannavan
He was,also, a member of several clubs in the Dublin North Region and achieved Master status early on in his playing career.
On behalf of all our members we offer deepest sympathy to his wife, Maureen, and family. May Peter rest in peace.
Congratulations to Raheny B.C. successes
DNR President, Pat Stewart, presenting prize to
Inter A Winners - Rose Burke & Johnnie Keenan
Paddy Meade presenting prize to
1st Session winners
Liz Sherlock & Colm McDonald
2nd Session winners
Linda Gallagher & Róna Booth
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Congratulations to Eileen McCann, Martin Walsh, Collette Walsh & Bryan Wallace winning Masters Team
Congratulations also to Marie Dalton, Emily Rogers, Rona Booth & Eileen Hickey fora Session win.
Ethna Coyne passed away on January 12th 2018. She was an enthusiastic bridge player and member of this Club for 30 years winning several major competitions. She wasn't well for some years but continued to play thanks to so many members who partnered her.
Raheny Bridge Club extends sincere sympathy to her family especially her sister Olive.
Age-Friendly University Network Global Coordinator
*Bea Orpen Building*
*Office of the Vice President of External and Strategic Affairs*
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We have received the sad news that
Miriam Dunphy has passed away.
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Miriam was a long standing member of Raheny BC and of several local Clubs and will be missed by her many partners.
Raheny Bridge Club extends deepest condolences to Miriam's family.
€1,600 was raised from ticket sales and players on the charity night.
The committee agreed that the Club should purchase Irene Foley's Oil Painting, and donate €2,000 to the fund.
The picture will be raffled at our Christmas Party.
It is with great sadness that we announce the untimely death of Dermot O'Brien on October 8th 2017. He has been ill for some time but we hoped that the outcome would have been different.
Dermot was a member of our Club for over 25 years and was active on all fronts, including being President and taking position of Vice President last year before his illness. We are playing for the "Clibborn" Cup at present which Dermot won last year when it was the trophy for the Individual competition. He was, also, a member of the Kirwan League team and played a winning match on February 27th helping the team to come 2nd in the overall Competition.
Our Club offers sincere sympathy to his wife and family.
May he rest in peace.
President, Raheny Bridge Club
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It’s the end of summer – or so we are told! But we have had good Septembers in the past, so let’s hope this year will be the same!!
But – welcome back to all for the new Bridge Season!!!
A few things for you –
The World Bridge Federation has produced a new Rule Book for us and our Chief Tournament Director, Fearghal O’Boyle, has summarised the principal changes in the attached document – See News Item "Summary of Major Changes". New Rule Books are available from us at €12 each right now, and a Simplified version is expected before the end of September
F. CARLOW CONGRESS – the dates shown on both the Newsletter (when you get to see it) and the Diary are incorrect. The correct dates for next year’s Congress are 4 – 6 May 2018.
G. Message from the TORC CONGRESS - TAKING A BREAK FOR THIS SEASON!
To all our bridge friends:
We're sorry but we won't be greeting you in Killarney for the Torc Congress this 2017-2018 season. We will miss you all and hope to return for 2018-2019 season.
Every good wish for a happy and successful year of bridge.
Torc Congress Committee
H. If, by any chance, you are not the appropriate email contact for your club, could you kindly pass this on to the right person, and let us know of the change, please?
Many thanks – enjoy your Bridge!
Contract Bridge Association of Ireland
Tel (353) 1 4929666
As referenced in Para A in "Message from CBAI"
As referenced in Para C in "Message from CBAI"
Sunday Bridge is recommencing in Malahide on 17th September. Starting time 3pm. Visitors welcome, all grades.
At the Gala Night, President, Irene O'Driscoll, announced that Members who have reached 90 years of age are entitled to Honorary Membership.
Irene congratulated Mairead Sheehy, Michael White and John Mackey who are the first qualifiers.
Members who have reached 90 and would like to enjoy this new status should contact the Committee who will deal with the matter.
I am a Research Dietitian in UCD. I am currently recruiting men and women aged 65 and over to take part in study to examine how nutrition may improve muscle mass and strength. I was wondering if you would mind forwarding the attached information leaflet to your members who may be interested in taking part? Participants in the study will benefit by obtaining information about their muscle health and their body composition (i.e. body fat and muscle mass). It is also possible that participants who have low muscle mass and strength may improve their muscle health as a result of taking the nutritional drinks supplied as part of the study.
Message from activities organiser in St Gabriel's Nursing Home, Edenmore:
"Some residents play bridge and it would ge great if someone from Raheny Bridge Club. would volunteer to come in and play maybe for an hour or so if it would be possible."
Contact details available from Committee.
Dick Kiernan is organising a bridge Holiday in Galway Bay Hotel, from Sunday 12th November until Thursday 16th.
Cost is €239.00 per person sharing for 4 nights bed breakfast and evening meal.
If anyone wishes to come they need to contact me, (Dick Kiernan) on my mobile as the hotel will not take bookings directly, since this is the only way I can keep track of my quota of rooms.
The trip is open to anyone who wishes to come. Unfortunately, I have no single rooms left as I have used up my quota of 60, and the hotel will not allow me any more. However anyone who wishes to share is more than welcome to come, as there is no problem with twin / double rooms.
The next weekend seminar for members who would like to teach bridge will take place on 7th – 8th October 2017. Contact Fionuala on 01-4929666 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information or to register before Mid-August 2017. If you register after this time you might be too late.
Click to access Amended Laws of Bridge, to come into effect in September 2017
For details & entries contact Rory Egan on 086-8192765
Dublin Nrth Region Teams Sat 28th Jan
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Congratulations Maria Rossi (Raheny Club President) & Gay Donnelly - Best A2 In Intermediate Pairs
Congratulations Róna Booth, Linda Gallagher, Veronica Miller, Marie Dalton 3rd in Intermediate Teams
Intrmediate B / Novice Pairs
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Ice cold Heart Grand Slam, but any ideas as to how to bid it?
Dealer: S, E / W Vul
West opened 1 Heart, maybe 2 Clubs would be more appropriate.
Would the following be the proper sequence for Roman Key Card & if so how to continue?
1 H - 4 NT
5 C - 5 NT
6 C - ?
The Committee of the Dublin North Region welcomes Pat Stewart, nominated by Raheny Bridge Club, in the office of President Elect for 2016 - 2017, thereafter as President for the 2017 – 2018 season.
1st Dave Terry, Conor O'Hara, Billy Ronan, John Murray
2nd Mary Kelly Rogers, Tom Gilligan, Bryan Wallace, Eileen McCann
Session: Davida Pendleton, Jean Newell, Mary Conlon, Charlie O'Hanlon
1st Lilian Foley, Rosemary Matthews, Maria Cronin, Nora Potter
2nd Ann Hooper, Kay O'Brien, Michael Goode, Stephanie Goode
3rd Liz Chambers, Janet Quinn, Irene Ellis., Patricia Evers
Session: Mairin MacDevitt, Emily Rogers, Rona Booth, Linda Gallagher
Inter B / Novice – 7 Teams
1st Mary Deane, Jeanne Colvin, Linda Garland, Patricia Brennan
2nd Ann Sheeran O'Brien, Donat O'Brien, Gerry Hughes, Bernie Dunne
Session: Carmel Seery, Breda Murphy, Wendy Shevlin, Sean Maguire
Raheny Bridge Club membership is saddened by the unexpected death of Brian Smyth.
Brian, was Past President and committee member, roles he performed with characteristic style and generosity.
He was a member of this Club for many years, during which time he played successfully with some carefully chosen partners. His personal commitment to a high standard of card play enhanced the experience for his partners and raised the bar for his opponents. His many successes in the major competitions came as no surprise to anybody.
Recently, despite declining health, he continued to play enthusiastically, maintaining his usual standard.
Brian always spoke with pride of his wife, Mary and their family. To all of them, Raheny Bridge Club extends deepest sympathy.
May he rest in peace.
It was with deep sadness that I learned of the death of my dear friend Brian Smyth.
Brian and I were bridge partners for a good number of years. Together we became members of several bridge Clubs. Brian’s playing prowess, and expert knowledge of Bridge, resulted in him winning several major trophies.
Brian was a true gentleman, possessed of a sincere and caring nature. On a personal note, I will certainly miss him.
Together with the members of Raheny Bridge Club, I extend my deepest sympathy to his wife and family.
TIPS TO ENJOY YOUR BRIDGE GAME
At the Start of a Round
Check that you have the correct boards
Announce the basics of your system – e.g. “forcing club, strength of No Trump opening card, 4 or 5 card majors”
During the Auction
IF USING BIDDING BOXES
Do not allow your hand to hover over or fidget with the bidding cards in the bidding box while you are considering the bid you will make. Perceived uncertainty can convey unauthorised information.
Whenever an alert is required to draw attention to a conventional call made by partner, the ALERT card should be taken from the box and shown to both opponents (making sure it is seen by both), before being replaced in the box.
The next opponent to bid has the option to ask for the meaning of the bid.
If making a jump bid, before you take out the bid you intend to make, place the “Stop” card on the table to alert your next opponent that a jump bid is about to be made e.g a pre-emptive 3 ♥ bid.
Once you place your jump bid on the table, wait 10 seconds before returning the “Stop” card to the bidding box. This allows your opponent to bid “in tempo”, without undue hesitation that could convey information unfairly.
When your right hand opponent employs a stop card, wait for it to be removed before you make your next bid.
At the end of the auction, make sure the bidding is completed by having 3 passes on the table.
Leave the bidding cards on the table until the opening lead is made.
This allows declarer and both defenders to review and analyse the bidding. The opponent on lead has the opportunity to ask for clarification of the bidding e.g. the meaning of a bid etc. It also may help to prevent a lead out of turn.
This prevents you leading out of turn
Your partner now has the opportunity to ask questions about the bidding. If they have none, they should say “Thank you” or “No questions” and you can turn your lead face up. Dummy can then be placed on the table.
Try to keep the board on the table, with North pointed in the correct direction, to ensure there will be no misboarding.
When Dummy, don’t play any card, however obvious, until asked by partner.
When Dummy, don’t look at opponent’s or partner’s hands or shift around on your seat.
As Dummy, you may alert Declarer if it appears that he/she may be about to play from the wrong hand BUT if you are not quick enough to prevent Declarer from playing from the wrong hand, you cannot intervene at all (Rule 42. b).
At the End of play
Don’t take the cards from the board after they have been returned to it after play. Penalties will be incurred if cards are misboarded.
Only move to the next table when the TD has moved the boards and asked you to move.
Calling the Director
Let one player explain the facts to the TD and avoid raised voices that may distract other players at nearby tables.
Make the Tournament Director your friend – he/she is there to ensure everyone has a fair and enjoyable game.
More details are available in the annual CBAI Diary or from the rule Book – “The Laws of Duplicate Bridge”
ENJOY YOUR GAME!!