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September 2017
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November 2017
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Welcome to St. Crispin's Bridge Club
St Crispin's Cell, Redford
St Crispin's Cell, Redford

Picture courtesy of pixbyjohn

Welcome
Thursday evenings you'll find us at Greystones Bridge Centre starting at 7.15. A warm welcome to our new members,we hope you enjoy your bridge. Membership is open to all,novices very welcome.
 
New season message from Maeve, our President

Welcome to our new year of bridge - I hope that it will be an enjoyable season for everyone - for our established and long-standing members as well as for those who have recently joined us.

 

Please arrive by 7.15 pm for your evening of bridge - it is essential to have everyone seated by that time to enable play to start at 7.30 pm.

 

I would also ask all members to keep chat to a low level between boards and during the movement of pairs.

 

Best wishes to everyone for the new season.

Upcoming Events

Charity Evening in favour of Greystones Cancer Support - Monday 25th September

Coolagad Bridge Club are holding their annual Charity event on Monday 25th September. Your support is welcome so do come along, if possible. Table money is € 10 and includes raffle tickets and refreshments.

Running Lamb, Thursday 21st September - Thursday 12th October

The Running Lamb competition is held over 4 weeks. Your 3 best scores over those weeks will determine your ranking in the competition as long as you play with a different partner each week. The rankings are shown in the competitions page of the website

Seamus O'Gorman Memorial Trophy - Friday 6th October

The second bridge Centre competition of the year is hosted by Errigal Bridge Club and is on Friday 6th October.

We strongly encourage our members to play in the Bridge Centre competitions which are open to all members of the Bridge Centre.

Annuals Subs now due

The annual subscription to the Greystones Bridge Centre is now due. June Byrne will be delighted to receive your € 65 in cash or by cheque. You can use the letter box in the Centre or hand it directly to June. If paying with cash, make sure your name is on the envelope!

St Crispin's annual sub is also due. Patricia will give you your membership card for 2017-2018 in exchange for € 25

 

Hand of the Week

Our Hand of the Week this week is board 19

I presume that all the N/S bid 4S - if you didn't, please re-read your notes!

 

Revised CBAI Grading System

The CBAI have revised the Grading system boundaries upwards

Grade

Old limit

New Limit

Novice

0 - 1,000 local points

0 - 2,000 local points

After 5 years, all Novice are graded up to B2

Intermediate B2

0 - 2,500 local points

0 - 5,000 local points

Intermediate B1

2,500 – 4,999 local points

5,000 – 9,999 local points

Intermediate A2

5,000 – 19,999 local points

(1 – 4 National Points/NP)

10,000 – 24,999 local points

(1 – 5 National Points/NP)

Intermediate A1

4 – 10 NP

5 – 10 NP

Area Master

10 – 30 NP

10 – 40 NP

Regional Master

30 – 100 NP

40 – 100 MP

National Master

100 – 500 NP

100 – 500 NP

Life Master

500 – 1,000 NP

500 – 1,000 NP

Grand Master

 over 1,000 NP

 

Note: 1 National Point = 5,000 local points

The grades assigned on the new cards issued in September 2017 are based on the old system. So some Novice and Intermediate players may now be below the new limits and can ask to be regraded.

For example, a player with 6,000 local points will have been graded as an A2 (using the previous range of 5,000 - 19,999) and not as a B1 under the new limits.

Similarly, a player with 4,000 local points would be graded as a B1 and not a Novice.

 

This affects their eligibility to play in competitions and/or win prizes eg a competition limited to Intermediate Bs. At the recent Bray Congress, there was a prize for the Best A2 in a pairs competition open to all Intermediate A players.

Players can ask to be re-graded using the new system - so a player with 6,000 local points can ask to be re-graded as a B1 instead of an A2 or a player with 4,000 can ask to re-graded from a B2 to a Novice, as long as they have been playing for less than 5 years.

If you wish to be regraded, please ask the membership secretary who will pass the request on to Eastern Region for action. A new card will be issued with your revised grade.

 

New Laws of Bridge

The World Bridge Federation have revised the Laws of Duplicate Bridge (they usually revise the laws every 10 years, the last revision was 2007, so...)

The major changes in the laws are described in this document / click to view and or print (courtesy of Fearghal O'Boyle, National TD)

 

Club TD Training

Click on the links below to read the documents

 

Club TD Movements

Club TD Laws

How would you do?

Vu-bridge has a weekly Hand of the Week

Play the Vu-Bridge Hand of the Week

A new hand is added each Saturday


V-Green e-Newsletter: 24 hands to play every two weeks

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Results
Thu 21st Sep 2017
Running Lamb 1/4
Standby: Susie Deithrick
Thu 14th Sep 2017
Handicap night
Standby: Paul Victory
Thu 7th Sep 2017
Club night
Standby: Mary O'Loughlin
Calendar
Thu 28th Sep 2017
Running Lamb 2/4
Standby: Cynthia Ó Dúnlaing
Thu 5th Oct 2017
Running Lamb 3/4
Standby: Ada Bradbury
Thu 12th Oct 2017
Running Lamb 4/4
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Results
Thu 21st Sep 2017
Running Lamb 1/4
Standby: Susie Deithrick
Thu 14th Sep 2017
Handicap night
Standby: Paul Victory
Thu 7th Sep 2017
Club night
Standby: Mary O'Loughlin
Calendar
Thu 28th Sep 2017
Running Lamb 2/4
Standby: Cynthia Ó Dúnlaing
Thu 5th Oct 2017
Running Lamb 3/4
Standby: Ada Bradbury
Thu 12th Oct 2017
Running Lamb 4/4