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Ratoath Bridge Club
 
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Bridge closed for the summer

Resumes Thursday 7 September.

Ashbourne Bridge Club remains open for the summer. 

NEW LAWS - message from Paul at the CBAI
NEW LAWS - message from Paul at the CBAI

There are a few alterations to the Laws as decided by the WBF, which will be introduced at the beginning of September.

Fearghal O’Boyle & Brian Lawlor are attending a Seminar next week on the details and Fearghal is planning to hold a Seminar on the new laws on Saturday 27th May.

It will be held here in Templeogue Bridge Centre and start at 12noon and finish at roughly 4pm, with a tea break about 1.30pm.

New Rule Books will be on sale.

Also, we will have a short talk from John Royds on Movements during that session,  because as you know, computers and computer programmes now rule the world –

but there are other ways of doing things!!!!.

No charge for the course – but the bar will be open to take your cash for coffee!!

Upcoming Competitions
Upcoming Competitions

Drogheda & District Bridge Congress Fundraiser Bridge Night in the Westcourt Hotel, Drogheda

on Sunday 28th May 2017 @ 7.30p.m.  All grades catered for.

€12.50 including supper - raffle on the night

North Eastern Fixtures List 2016-2017

 

Link: NE Region Fixtures List.doc

 

 
Welcome to Ratoath Bridge Club

 

 

The club plays in The Venue, Main street, Ratoath, Co. Meath every Thursday at 7:00pm sharp. Convenient to Ashbourne, Dunboyne, Dunshaughlin, Kilbride, Skreen. Parking is on street as availability allows. Visitors are very welcome. The playing fee is five Euro and the club is open Sep. to May. Membership is twenty five Euro and the club secretary is Eileen Gray.

New Members welcome!

CHARITY NIGHT 2017

Congratulations to everyone who participated in the Charity Night for Alzheimers

Jim presented Maura with a cheque for €1,200 on behalf of the Club. 

President's Prize 2017
President's Prize 2017

and the winner is Veronica!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Well done, well played Veronica!!

 

Do's and dont's of Bridge
  1. Look at your hand and sort it into suits. Don’t shift it from one hand to the other or shift suits around after sorting. Keep it fanned and don’t shut it up or put it down on the table.

 

  1. Pause a moment before making any call (which includes a Pass). If the opponent on your right has opened with more than one of any denomination or has made a jump bid, do not make any bid until 10 seconds have elapsed.

 

  1. Remember if you pause for an unduly long time in normal circumstances, you may silence your partner if you then pass.

 

  1. Don’t bid after partner has made a pause before passing which was of significant length, unless the bid you make is clearly permissible on your own hand without anything but the minimum your opponents’ bidding would suggest may be in your partner’s hand. The onus will be on you to show that partner’s pause could not influence your bid.

 

  1. Bid and play without emphasis. Don’t vary the tone of your bidding – it should always be flat and unemphatic.

 

  1. Don’t make faces, or twist about, or sigh, or otherwise indicate difficulty or distress either because of partner’s or opponents’ bids or plays. Remain always impassive.

 

  1. Don’t look at your partner during bidding or play.

 

  1. Remember to alert your opponents to any bid which is conventional below the level of 3NT.

 

  1. (a) When Dummy, don’t play any card, however obvious, until asked by partner.

(b) When Dummy, don’t look at opponent’s or partner’s hands.

 

  1. Don’t take the cards from the board when they have been returned to it after play. Penalties will be incurred if cards are misboarded.

 

  1. Be courteous to opponents and to your partner.

 

GENERAL

Failure to comply with the proprieties is evidence of having taken an unfair advantage.

You are bound to show positively that no improper action of yours, however inadvertent, has operated to your opponents’ disadvantage.

Directors are entitled to inflict discretionary penalties whether by fines or otherwise where an unfair advantage has been obtained.

 

 

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Results are subject to verification

Committee 2017-2018

President - Liz McKeown

Vice President - John Fox

Treasurer - Jim Wilson

Secretary - Eileen Grey

Committee Members - Maura Ryan (Ex-officio), Marie O'Beirne, Margaret Walsh, Patsy Donoghue, Gerry Monaghan

Hon. Member - Peg White

DATE CHANGE for FUN TEAMS COMPETITION
DATE CHANGE for FUN TEAMS COMPETITION

now takes place on Saturday 3 June 2017 in Westmanstown Sports Complex.

If you wish to enter a team, please let the Secretary know before 16 May 2017.

Noel Hayes Memorial
Noel Hayes Memorial

Congratulations to Jim & Patsy for winning the Noel Hayes Memorial!! Well done.

The full set of results can be found on the results page.

 

Results are subject to verification
Results
18th May 2017
Club Night
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: Pat Moyles
11th May 2017
AGM & Club Bridge
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Calendar
7th Sep 2017
Club Bridge
7p.m. sharp
Scorer: Pat Moyles
14th Sep 2017
Club Bridge
7p.m. sharp
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Click for the latest results

Results are subject to verification

Committee 2017-2018

President - Liz McKeown

Vice President - John Fox

Treasurer - Jim Wilson

Secretary - Eileen Grey

Committee Members - Maura Ryan (Ex-officio), Marie O'Beirne, Margaret Walsh, Patsy Donoghue, Gerry Monaghan

Hon. Member - Peg White

DATE CHANGE for FUN TEAMS COMPETITION
DATE CHANGE for FUN TEAMS COMPETITION

now takes place on Saturday 3 June 2017 in Westmanstown Sports Complex.

If you wish to enter a team, please let the Secretary know before 16 May 2017.

Noel Hayes Memorial
Noel Hayes Memorial

Congratulations to Jim & Patsy for winning the Noel Hayes Memorial!! Well done.

The full set of results can be found on the results page.

 

Results are subject to verification
Results
18th May 2017
Club Night
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: Pat Moyles
11th May 2017
AGM & Club Bridge
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Calendar
7th Sep 2017
Club Bridge
7p.m. sharp
Scorer: Pat Moyles
14th Sep 2017
Club Bridge
7p.m. sharp
Scorer: Pat Moyles