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Bridge Player's Prayer

Today, Dear Lord, I’m 90, There’s so much I haven’t won

I hope, Dear Lord, you’ll let me play

Until I’m 91

I know I’m not a master player, But they are very few

So would you let me stay a while

Until I’m 92

I can move around quite smartly, With my new hip and a knee

So do you think that you could manage

To make it 93

I know I’m being quite selfish

At the age of 94

But I hope, Dear Lord, You’ll let me stay

For just a few year’s more

I’m feeling hale and hearty And I’m glad to be alive

I’d love to win a President’s Prize

Before I’m 95

There are these experts out there Showing me how to make more tricks

We’ll see how clever they are

When they are 96

I know. Dear Lord, it’s much to ask  And there could be bridge in Heaven

But I know this club could do with me

Until I’m 97

My brain is still quite active So I’m not heading for that gate

I intend to stay around

Until I’m 98

So thank you, Lord,

For all the years of playing the greatest game of all

And when I’m 99++

I’ll be happy to take your call

Upcoming competitions and congresses
Upcoming competitions and congresses

Dundalk Bridge Club will host the Cuchullain Cup at The Bridge Centre, Ramparts Road, on Sunday 21st January 2018 @ 5p.m. sharp. Table money €15 includes supper. Pre-entry to Peter by 3p.m. on Saturday 20th January on 086 8049531

The Gate Bridge Club hosts the McQuillan Cup on Sunday 28th January 2018 @ 1.30p.m. sharp in the Westcourt Hotel, Drogheda. Entry €20 and all Grades are welcome. Entries to Peter on 086 8049531 by 6p.m. on Saturday.

The Star & Crescent Club will host their Charity Night in aid of Drogheda Hospice Home Care at the Westcourt Hotel, Drogheda, on Wednesday 31st January 2018 @ 7.30p.m. sharp. Table money €12 includes tea/coffee & biscuits.


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

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.

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!!!!!!!!

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.

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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

 

Results are subject to verification

Results
18th Jan 2018
Club Bridge
Director: Elizabeth Kane
Scorer: Pat Moyles
11th Jan 2018
Club Bridge
Director: Elizabeth Kane
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Calendar
25th Jan 2018
Club Bridge
7p.m. sharp
Director: Elizabeth Kane
Scorer: Pat Moyles
1st Feb 2018
Club Bridge
7p.m. sharp
Director: John Fox
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

 

Results are subject to verification

Results
18th Jan 2018
Club Bridge
Director: Elizabeth Kane
Scorer: Pat Moyles
11th Jan 2018
Club Bridge
Director: Elizabeth Kane
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Calendar
25th Jan 2018
Club Bridge
7p.m. sharp
Director: Elizabeth Kane
Scorer: Pat Moyles
1st Feb 2018
Club Bridge
7p.m. sharp
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles