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Many thanks to our members for their fantastic support of the Charity Night.
A grand total of €2200 was raised for Lakers.
We would not have achieved such a good result without members' support, so heartfelt thanks for your attendance, donations and purchase of raffle tickets.
Sincere thanks also to the donor of the Wedgewood Plates and to the purchaser of same.
Best wishes to all
Greystones Open Cup -Sunday 8th April
The Greystones Open Cup is a pairs championship and will be held in Greystones Bridge Centre on Sunday 8th April. It is a 2 session event open to all. Contact John Royds if you would like to enter or you can enter directly on the Eastern Region website
Individual Competition - Thursday 26th April
This is our last major competition of the year. It's a pre-entry competition and the sheet will be available in mid-April.
Congratulations to all the winners of Maeve Wood's President's Prize 2018.
Congratulations to our members who figured in Top 100 in Ireland - 1,243 pairs from 68 clubs played on Thursday 8th Feb
Click here to see the full SIMs pairs results http://www.simpairs.com/default.asp?session=006227
This year's Bill Moloney was a hotly contested affair. There were 34 pairs entered and only the slightest of margins separated the winners at the end. 0.05% between 1st & 2nd and 0.02% between 4th & 5th!
Looking forward to an invitation to a Turkey dinner from one (or all) of the winners!
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.
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
The CBAI have revised the Grading system boundaries upwards
0 - 1,000 local points
0 - 2,000 local points
0 - 2,500 local points
0 - 5,000 local points
2,500 – 4,999 local points
5,000 – 9,999 local points
5,000 – 19,999 local points
(1 – 4 National Points/NP)
10,000 – 24,999 local points
(2 – 5 National Points/NP)
4 – 10 NP
5 – 10 NP
10 – 30 NP
10 – 40 NP
30 – 100 NP
40 – 100 MP
100 – 500 NP
500 – 1,000 NP
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.
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)
Click on the links below to read the documents
Club TD Movements
Club TD Laws
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