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Ratoath Bridge Club
 
Our Matchmaker...

Kay, can be contacted on 01 8256117

 
Upcoming Competitions

The Star & Crescent Club Drogheda will host the Open Trophy

on Sunday March 5th 2017 @ 5p.m. in the Barbican Centre in Drogheda

Table money €15 per person (includes refreshments)

Entries to Peter on 086 8049531


2017 IBU SENIORS BRIDGE CONGRESS

Cavan Crystal Hotel - midweek March 21st to 23rd, 2017 (Tuesday to Thursday)

Members are encouraged to participate, it is on our doorstep as they say. Further information is available on the Club noticeboard and flyers are available.

Entries to CBAI Head Office 01 4929666 or by email info@cbai.ie or Gordon Lessells 061 340489

North Eastern Fixtures List 2016-2017

 

Link: NE Region Fixtures List.doc

 

 

 

 

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!

President's Prize

The President's Prize Competition begins on Thursday evening 23rd February with a draw for Partners.  The second night of the Competitions is Thursday evening 2nd March.

Members please make sure you are available to play on both nights. The President's Prize is for Ratoath Bridge Club Members only.

 

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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Invitation from our neighbours ...
Invitation from our neighbours ...

Ashbourne Bridge Club invites you the their 2017 Charity Night on Tuesday evening, 21st February @ 7h30pm in aid of Meals on Wheels & the Cancer Society.

A raffle and refreshments will be available and a good night is always on the cards (excuse the pun :-)

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.

 

Committee 2016-2017

President - Maura Ryan

Vice President -

Treasurer - Jim Wilson

Ex-Officio - Gerry Monaghan

Secretary - Eileen Grey

Committee Members - Marie O'Beirne, Margaret Walsh, Aine Connelly, Liz Mckeown

Hon. Member - Peg White

Results are subject to verification
Results
16th Feb 2017
Club Night
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
9th Feb 2017
CBAI Simultaneous Pairs
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Calendar
23rd Feb 2017
President's Prize Draw
7p.m. sharp
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
2nd Mar 2017
President's Prize
7p.m. sharp
Director: Eileen Hogan
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Click for the latest results
Invitation from our neighbours ...
Invitation from our neighbours ...

Ashbourne Bridge Club invites you the their 2017 Charity Night on Tuesday evening, 21st February @ 7h30pm in aid of Meals on Wheels & the Cancer Society.

A raffle and refreshments will be available and a good night is always on the cards (excuse the pun :-)

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.

 

Committee 2016-2017

President - Maura Ryan

Vice President -

Treasurer - Jim Wilson

Ex-Officio - Gerry Monaghan

Secretary - Eileen Grey

Committee Members - Marie O'Beirne, Margaret Walsh, Aine Connelly, Liz Mckeown

Hon. Member - Peg White

Results are subject to verification
Results
16th Feb 2017
Club Night
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
9th Feb 2017
CBAI Simultaneous Pairs
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Calendar
23rd Feb 2017
President's Prize Draw
7p.m. sharp
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
2nd Mar 2017
President's Prize
7p.m. sharp
Director: Eileen Hogan
Scorer: Pat Moyles