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Ratoath Bridge Club
 
Our Matchmaker...

Kay, can be contacted on 01 8256117

 
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.

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.

Many thanks

 

Upcoming competitions and congresses
Upcoming competitions and congresses

The Slieve Foy Trophy takes place in the Four Seasons Hotel in Carlingford on Sunday 29th April.  Entries to Patricia on 087-9517856

Balbriggan Bridge Club invite players to their 1 session Open Teams of 4 competition on Sunday May 6th 2018 at 5p.m. sharp.  €12.50/€50 per team. Entries to Sean on 01-8414002


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.

 
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
Annual General Meeting
Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting takes place on Thursday evening 10 May 2018 @ 6h45p.m. and Members are asked to arrive early so that our Bridge can begin at 7p.m.

If you have any points you would like tabled or would like to join the Committee, please contact the Club Secretary.

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

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
26th Apr 2018
Club Bridge
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
19th Apr 2018
Club Bridge
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
12th Apr 2018
Club Bridge
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Calendar
3rd May 2018
Club Bridge
7p.m. sharp
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: Pat Moyles
10th May 2018
A.G.M. & Club Bridge
7p.m. sharp
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: Pat Moyles
17th May 2018
Club Bridge
7p.m. sharp
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Click for the latest results
Annual General Meeting
Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting takes place on Thursday evening 10 May 2018 @ 6h45p.m. and Members are asked to arrive early so that our Bridge can begin at 7p.m.

If you have any points you would like tabled or would like to join the Committee, please contact the Club Secretary.

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

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
26th Apr 2018
Club Bridge
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
19th Apr 2018
Club Bridge
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
12th Apr 2018
Club Bridge
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Calendar
3rd May 2018
Club Bridge
7p.m. sharp
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: Pat Moyles
10th May 2018
A.G.M. & Club Bridge
7p.m. sharp
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: Pat Moyles
17th May 2018
Club Bridge
7p.m. sharp
Director: Patsy Donoghue
Scorer: Pat Moyles