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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

Dundalk Bridge Club will host the Dundalk Salver at the Bridge Centre on the Ramparts Road on Sunday 22nd October 2017 @ 5p.m. sharp. Table money €15 includes supper. Pre-entry by 6p.m. on Saturday 21st October 2017 to Peter on 086 8049531.

The North Eastern Region of the C.B.A.I. will host the Regional Mixed Pairs in the Gate Bridge Club, Fair Street, Drogheda on Sunday 29th October @ 5p.m. Table money €12.50 includes supper. Pre-entry by 6p.m. on Saturday 28th October @ 6p.m.  to Peter on 086 8049531.

Balbriggan Bridge Club will host the Tom Sheridan Trophy in the Bracken Court Hotel, Balbriggan on Sunday 5th November 2017 @ 1.30p.m. (Two sessions event). Table money €20. Pre-entry by Saturday 4th November @ 6p.m. to Sean on 01-8414002 or 087 2848250.

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

For further information on Congress details please check the CBAI's competitions section.

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 - request

Folks, can we ask you 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.

Many thanks to all of you for your support in implementing this Law, it will become a natural reflex in due course.

LAW 9 - Procedure following an irregularity
LAW 9 - Procedure following an irregularity

Law 9 Procedure Following an Irregularity

Dummy may now attempt to prevent an irregularity by any player, but is still unable to draw attention to an irregularity once it has occurred until play has concluded, except for correction of a mistaken explanation by Declarer. However Dummy is not allowed to enquire about a revoke by a Defender.

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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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
19th Oct 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Eileen Hogan
Scorer: Pat Moyles
12th Oct 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Eileen Hogan
Scorer: John Fox
Calendar
26th Oct 2017
Club Bridge
7p.m. sharp
Director: Eileen Hogan
Scorer: Pat Moyles
2nd Nov 2017
Club Bridge
7p.m. sharp
Director: Elizabeth Kane
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Click for the latest results
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
19th Oct 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Eileen Hogan
Scorer: Pat Moyles
12th Oct 2017
Club Bridge
Director: Eileen Hogan
Scorer: John Fox
Calendar
26th Oct 2017
Club Bridge
7p.m. sharp
Director: Eileen Hogan
Scorer: Pat Moyles
2nd Nov 2017
Club Bridge
7p.m. sharp
Director: Elizabeth Kane
Scorer: Pat Moyles