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Stand-by List
September 2017
07 - Mary O'Loughlin
14 - Paul Victory
21 - Susie Deithrick
28 - Cynthia Ó Dúnlaing
October 2017
05 - Ada Bradbury
12 - George Murray
19 - Marie Vernon
24 - Teams of 4 pre-entry 
November 2017
02 - Pat Treacy
09 - Century Cup Pre-entry
16 - Joyce Fahy
23 - Lucy Sealy
30 - June Byrne 
December 2017
07 - Brid O'Connell
14 - Joe Dempsey
21 - Rhona Woods
28 - No bridge
January 2018
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18 - Bill Moloney (Pre-entry)
25 - 
February 2018
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15 - President's Prize (Pre-entry)
22 - President's Prize (Pre-entry)
March 2018
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15 - Charity Night
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April 2018
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26 - Individual (pre-entry)
May 2018
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31 - AGM
June 2018
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July 2018
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Welcome to St. Crispin's Bridge Club
St Crispin's Cell, Redford
St Crispin's Cell, Redford

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Turkey Competition
Turkey Competition
1st Albert Parkinson & Noel Carthy
2nd Colm Morrissey & Anne Benson
3rd Maeve Woods & Cynthia Ó Dúnlaing
4th Beryl Dunne & Monica Brady

Looking forward to an invitation to a Turkey dinner from one (or all) of the winners!

 

Century Cup 2017
  • Century Cup 2017 1st
  • Century Cup 2017 2nd
  • Century Cup 2017 3rd
  • Century Cup 2017 Gross

Congratulations to the winners of the 29th edition of the Century Cup competition which was held on Thursday 9th November 2017.

This is a Handicapped Pairs competition.

    Gross Hcp Net
1st Ronan Nolan & Paul Victory 63.33 +7.50 70.83
2nd Pawel Turczynowicz & Michael Myburgh 61.87 +7.50 69.37
3rd Fiona Nolan & Vincent Wallace 63.64 +5.00 68.64
1st Gross Mary Shortt & Margaret Wallace 64.90    

 

Upcoming Events

Turkey Competition -  Thursday 30th November

Our annual Turkey competition is on Thursday 30th November - it's almost December, so ... 

It is a draw for partners on the night, so bring your lucky charm!

 

 

Teams of 4 2017 - Winners
  • Teams of 4 2017 1st
  • Teams of 4 2017 2nd
  • Teams of 4 2017 3rd

Congratulations to the Teams of 4 winners.

Only 4 points separated 1st and 2nd, 3rd came in 5 points behind and only 1 point separated 4th from 3rd, so podium places were very hotly contested.

1st: Cathal Creedon, Annette Fawsitt, Joan Fenton & Phyliss Cuffe

2nd: Marie Vernon, Alice Devitt, Pawel Turczynowicz & Michael Myburgh

3rd: Colm Morrissey, Brid O'Connell, Mary Lannigan & Lillian Power

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. 
 
 
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

(2 – 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

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Results
Thu 7th Dec 2017
Handicap night
Standby: Brid O'Connell
Thu 30th Nov 2017
Turkey Competition
Standby: June Byrne
Thu 23rd Nov 2017
Club night
Director: Cathal Creedon
Standby: Lucy Sealy
Calendar
Thu 14th Dec 2017
Christmas Party
Standby: Joe Dempsey
Thu 21st Dec 2017
Club night
Standby: Rhona Woods
Thu 28th Dec 2017
No bridge
Click for the latest results
Click for the Members Only section
Results
Thu 7th Dec 2017
Handicap night
Standby: Brid O'Connell
Thu 30th Nov 2017
Turkey Competition
Standby: June Byrne
Thu 23rd Nov 2017
Club night
Director: Cathal Creedon
Standby: Lucy Sealy
Calendar
Thu 14th Dec 2017
Christmas Party
Standby: Joe Dempsey
Thu 21st Dec 2017
Club night
Standby: Rhona Woods
Thu 28th Dec 2017
No bridge