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Kay, can be contacted on 01 8256117

 
PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2018
PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2018

CONGRATULATIONS TO KAY BRADY FOR WINNING PLAYER OF THE YEAR 2018!!!!!!!!!

WELL DONE KAY!!!

4 FUN TEAMS EVENT
4 FUN TEAMS EVENT

Folks the 4 FUN TEAMS takes place on Saturday May 26th from midday. This day includes several hours of Bridge with a break for lunch and the cost, yet to be announced but subsidised by the N.E. Region C.B.A.I., will include a lovely lunch.

If you are interested in putting a team of four in (one Novice plays with a B and the Master plays with the A (a change from previous years) please let me know before the middle of May.

The Master and Inter A players are unrestricted in their bidding system whereas the Inter B and Novice players must play a restricted bidding system.

Many thanks

 

Some news from the C.B.A.I.
Some news from the C.B.A.I.

TEACHING COURSE

A teaching course is in the planning stages for the coming season, but a definite date is not yet confirmed.  If any Member is interested in teaching Bridge and would like to become a CBAI qualified Bridge Teacher, please contact the head office in Templeogue (01 4929666).

PLAY AGAINST THE Bots!

The EBL is starting a daily game on Funbridge on 23 April 2018.  Members will be able to train the programme to play their system - whatever it is - and play 16 boards every day for just €2.  The organisation is just being put in place so the CBAI will follow with more details when they are at hand. Special 'e-points', EBL computer Master Points will be awarded every day and prizes at the end of the season.  Get ready by visiting - www.funbridge.com - the programme can be used on PC, Mac, Ipad, Iphone, Android & Amazon.

 
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.

CLUB CHARITY NIGHT - GARY KELLY SUPPORT CENTRE

Many thanks to everyone who supported our annual Charity Bridge Night

in aid of the Gary Kelly Support Centre in Drogheda!

The evening was a huge success with many visitors and Club Members in attendance. Thanks to everyone who brought a raffle prize too - the selection was incredible!

Special thanks to Pat for the scoring, Patsy and John for being TDs, those Members and visitors who helped the Committee to set up the room, clear the room, organise the raffle tickets and to those who poured tea/coffee and buttered the brack!!

Liz & Jim present Ann Tracey, Director of Finance & Fundraising at the Gary Kelly Centre with our donation of €1,300!

2018 President's Prize winners
2018 President's Prize winners

Congratulations to all the winners in the President's Prize Competition this year.

The overall winner was Marie O'Beirne with Alice Bobbet in second place.

Results for both nights are now available to view.

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 2018-2019
Committee 2018-2019

President - John Fox

Vice President - Pat Moyles

Treasurer - Jim Wilson

Secretary - Eileen Grey

Committee Members - Liz Mckeown (Ex-officio), Susan Rutherford, Joan O'Hare, Marie O'Beirne, Gerry Monahan

Hon. Member - Peg White

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU regulation which comes into effect on 25 May 2018. GDPR will update existing data protection laws and will place greater accountability and transparency obligations on organisations when using a member’s personal information. It gives the individual greater control over their personal information.

Ratoath Bridge Club will put our Privacy Policy onto the website and Club notice board in advance of the new season in September 2018. It will subsequently be explained to Members at a Club Night in September.

For further information, please contact the Club Secretary.

DROGHEDA & DISTRICT 25th BRIDGE CONGRESS
DROGHEDA & DISTRICT 25th BRIDGE CONGRESS

Fundraiser Bridge Night in the Westcourt Hotel on Sunday 27th MAY 2018 @ 7.30p.m.

All grades catered for.  €12.50 including supper (raffle on the night)

2018 IBU National Seniors Congress
2018 IBU National Seniors Congress

2018 IBU National Seniors Congress on Thursday 22 March 2018 - Best Intermediate Team winners are Eileen, Brendan, Patsy and Jim!

And Nora and her Partner were 2nd in one of the Open Pairs Competitions!!

Well done all!

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.

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
24th May 2018
BridgeScore Trial
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
17th May 2018
Club Night - BridgeScore Trial
Scorer: Pat Moyles
17th May 2018
Club Night ScoreBridge
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Calendar
31st May 2018
NO BRIDGE
7th Jun 2018
NO BRIDGE
6th Sep 2018
CLUB BRIDGE
7p.m. sharp
Click for the latest results
Committee 2018-2019
Committee 2018-2019

President - John Fox

Vice President - Pat Moyles

Treasurer - Jim Wilson

Secretary - Eileen Grey

Committee Members - Liz Mckeown (Ex-officio), Susan Rutherford, Joan O'Hare, Marie O'Beirne, Gerry Monahan

Hon. Member - Peg White

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a new EU regulation which comes into effect on 25 May 2018. GDPR will update existing data protection laws and will place greater accountability and transparency obligations on organisations when using a member’s personal information. It gives the individual greater control over their personal information.

Ratoath Bridge Club will put our Privacy Policy onto the website and Club notice board in advance of the new season in September 2018. It will subsequently be explained to Members at a Club Night in September.

For further information, please contact the Club Secretary.

DROGHEDA & DISTRICT 25th BRIDGE CONGRESS
DROGHEDA & DISTRICT 25th BRIDGE CONGRESS

Fundraiser Bridge Night in the Westcourt Hotel on Sunday 27th MAY 2018 @ 7.30p.m.

All grades catered for.  €12.50 including supper (raffle on the night)

2018 IBU National Seniors Congress
2018 IBU National Seniors Congress

2018 IBU National Seniors Congress on Thursday 22 March 2018 - Best Intermediate Team winners are Eileen, Brendan, Patsy and Jim!

And Nora and her Partner were 2nd in one of the Open Pairs Competitions!!

Well done all!

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.

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
24th May 2018
BridgeScore Trial
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
17th May 2018
Club Night - BridgeScore Trial
Scorer: Pat Moyles
17th May 2018
Club Night ScoreBridge
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Calendar
31st May 2018
NO BRIDGE
7th Jun 2018
NO BRIDGE
6th Sep 2018
CLUB BRIDGE
7p.m. sharp