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Ratoath Bridge Club
 
Our Matchmaker...

Kay, can be contacted on 01 8256117

 
Upcoming competitions and congresses
Upcoming competitions and congresses

Ashbourne Bridge Club Charity Bridge evening takes place on Tuesday evening 20th February @ 7h20p.m. All welcome. €10 including refreshments.

Headfort Bridge Club hosts the Headfort Trophy in Headfort Golf Club on Sunday 25th February 2018 @7h30p.m. Entries to Helen on 046 9433282 or 087 7970237

The Star & Crescent Club will host their Open Trophy on Sunday 4th March 2018 in the West Court Hotel Drogheda @ 5p.m. sharp. Table money €15 inludes refreshments. Entries to Peter 086 8049531


19th Novice and Intermediate Congress in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town, from 16th to 18th February 2018

IBU Seniors Congress in the Cavan Crystal Hotel from Tuesday 20th to Thursday 22nd March 2018

Regional Novice Championship will be held in Virginia on Friday 4th May @ 7p.m.

For further information on these, please check the CBAI's competitions section and the Club notice board.

Bridge trivia ...
  • An early version of the game was played in England as far back as the 16th Century.
  • Mrs Anthony Fly, of Little Rock, Arkansas, filed a petition for divorce, on the grounds that her husband refused to make up a four at bridge.
  • However, it could be a mistake to play with your husband or wife, as shown by Myrtle Bennett. In 1929, Myrtle shot and killed her husband over his bidding and play of a hand. Mrs Bennett was later acquitted!
  • The odds against four players each holding all thirteen cards in a suit are 2,235,197,406,895,366,368,301, 559,999 to one - or the same as Posh and Becks being out of the newspapers. Such a deal was first claimed in March 1892! Maybe winning the lottery isn't so difficult after all.
  • Agatha Christie’s Hercule Poirot played Bridge. Interestingly Christie made a mistake in “Cards on the Table”, where the murder was committed during a bridge game, because she forgot to include “50 for the insult” (for making a doubled/redoubled contract) in the scores.
 
Welcome to Ratoath Bridge Club

 

 

Our friendly club plays in The Venue, Main street, Ratoath, Co. Meath every Thursday at 7:00pm sharp. We are 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.

LAW 15 & leaving boards uncovered during play
Law 15

Law 15 Wrong Board or Hand

If players commence an auction on a board that they are not supposed to play at that turn, and that none of them have played, then the auction proceeds and they are awarded the result they achieve on the board.


And a gentle reminder to leave the boards uncovered on the table during play - that is to say, not covering the boards with the bidding boxes during play.

The purpose of this is to allow players to see their vulnerability both during bidding and during play. The boards should remain properly orientated.

 

Noel Hayes Memorial Trophy winners
Noel Hayes Memorial Trophy winners

Congratulations to Maeve Digan & Eileen McGowan on winning the Noel Hayes Memorial trophy!

And congratulations to the runners up: 2nd Nora Wayte & Frank Deering; 3rd Margaret Daniels & Margaret Power; 4th Eileen Gray & Brendan Alyward; 5th Margaret Walshe & Maire Ryan and 6th Anne Brady & Aine Connolly!!!!!!!!

 

Click for the latest results
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

2017 Laws - summary of major changes

2017 Laws - summary of major changes.pdf

 

Quick links to N.E. C.B.A.I. & C.B.A.I.

Contract Bridge Association of Ireland - http://cbai.ie/

North East Region of the CBAI - http://www.bridgewebs.com/northeasternregion/

Results are subject to verification

Results
15th Feb 2018
Club Bridge
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
8th Feb 2018
Simultaneous Pairs
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Calendar
22nd Feb 2018
Club Bridge
7p.m. sharp
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
1st Mar 2018
President's Prize Draw
POY
7p.m. sharp
Director: Eileen Hogan
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Click for the latest results
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

2017 Laws - summary of major changes

2017 Laws - summary of major changes.pdf

 

Quick links to N.E. C.B.A.I. & C.B.A.I.

Contract Bridge Association of Ireland - http://cbai.ie/

North East Region of the CBAI - http://www.bridgewebs.com/northeasternregion/

Results are subject to verification

Results
15th Feb 2018
Club Bridge
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
8th Feb 2018
Simultaneous Pairs
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Calendar
22nd Feb 2018
Club Bridge
7p.m. sharp
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
1st Mar 2018
President's Prize Draw
POY
7p.m. sharp
Director: Eileen Hogan
Scorer: Pat Moyles