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Ratoath Bridge Club
 
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Kay, can be contacted on 01 8256117

 
New Regional President

The Committee and Members wish Phil Geoghegan all the best for her year ahead as Regional President.

Upcoming competitions and congresses

Ardee Bridge Club will host the Father Doris Cup on Sunday 1 October 2017 @ 5p.m. in St Mary's GFC Club (Drogheda Road, N2). Entry fee is €15 per person including supper.

Prizes: first, second, Best Intermediate and best Ardee. Entries to Carol on 087 2255702 by 6pm on Saturday 30 September.


Duais an Uachtarain - President's Prize will be held in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal  from 23rd to 24th September (open to Master & Intermediate A players)

The Drogheda Congress takes place on 6th to 8th October

The East of Ireland (Dundalk) Congress takes place on 10th to 12th November

The IBU Interprovincials in the Cavan Crystal Hotel on 18th to 19th November

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

New grading system - Sept 2017
New grading system - Sept 2017

 

New grading system Sept 2017.doc

 
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 7 - specifically 7A

Law 7 Control of Board and Cards

This law has always been here. It has been amended subtly and now requires the board to remain in the centre of the table correctly orientated. Players are encouraged to follow this law so as to reduce the risk of cards being returned to incorrect pockets but we also ask for commonsense too - if there is no room for the board - then there is no room for the board!

Law 7A states: When a board is to be played it is placed in the centre of the table where it shall remain, correctly oriented, until play is completed.

To follow this law can present a difficulty, in that with the board placed in the centre of the table it makes it awkward now, to place dummy's cards on the table. The CBAI on their main page show what is acceptable or not- acceptable in placing the board on the table. Basically the board can be positioned other than in the centre of the table, the important points are that it is properly oriented and is in view of all the players.

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

2017 Laws - summary of major changes
2017 Laws - summary of major changes

2017 Laws - summary of major changes.pdf

Here is a link to a very useful summary of the major changes thanks to Fearghal O'Boyle.

Copies are available from the Club Secretary, please ask.

We will put one up every few weeks on the website and we'll have a quiz during the Christmas Party!

 

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

Results are subject to verification
Results
14th Sep 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: Pat Moyles
7th Sep 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Calendar
21st Sep 2017
Club Bridge
POY
7p.m. sharp
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: Pat Moyles
28th Sep 2017
Club Bridge
7p.m. sharp
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Click for the latest results

Results are subject to verification

2017 Laws - summary of major changes
2017 Laws - summary of major changes

2017 Laws - summary of major changes.pdf

Here is a link to a very useful summary of the major changes thanks to Fearghal O'Boyle.

Copies are available from the Club Secretary, please ask.

We will put one up every few weeks on the website and we'll have a quiz during the Christmas Party!

 

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

Results are subject to verification
Results
14th Sep 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: Pat Moyles
7th Sep 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Calendar
21st Sep 2017
Club Bridge
POY
7p.m. sharp
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: Pat Moyles
28th Sep 2017
Club Bridge
7p.m. sharp
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: Pat Moyles