Click to access CBAI Western Region website which includes calendar and results of Western Region Competitions and other related information.
I have added a menu entry (see above) 'Laws and Ethics of Duplicate Bridge' which includes a link to the complete text of 'Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2007' as well as examples of Appeals which include several dealing with incidents involving 'hesitations'. And there is also a short article, 'New Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2007 - what players need to know', written by Ireland's leading Tournament Director, Fearghal O'Boyle.
21st November, 2012
Welcome to the website of the Tribes Bridge Club in Galway, the capital of the West of Ireland.
The club meets every Thursday in the Galway Bridge Centre which is located on St. Mary's Road. The regular club game consists of Duplicate Pairs with a start time of 7.30pm. The game usually finishes circa 11.00pm. The playing year runs from early October to mid-May. A summer club operates during the period May to September.
Visitors are always welcome and with adequate notice a partner can be found.
The club also welcomes new members. Please contact the Secretary for further information should you be interested in joining.
The Galway Bridge Centre features a bar which also serves tea/coffee. And free car parking is also available.
Congratulations and best wishes to Roddy Wyer, incoming President of the Tribes Bridge Club for the 2018-19 season.
Paul J Scannell, 8th November 2018
Several current and former members of the Tribes Bridge Club helped Connacht to what looked at one stage like a most improbable win in the recent IBU Inter-Provincial Teams Championship (Open Series). At the end of play on Saturday Munster were on 235.29VPs whilest Conancht were in 2nd place on 196.43VPs.
On Sunday afternoon, at the end of Round 8 of 9, Munster were on 288.97 and Connacht were snapping at their heels with a score of 283.27. After the 9th Round, which featured direct matches between Connacht and Munster, the final scoreboard read: Conancht 316.80 with Munster in 2nd place on 315.44.
The three Connacht teams featured several current members of the Tribes Bridge Club: Henry Curran, Eddie Fitzgerald, Enda Glynn, Sean Glynn, Seamus MacMathuna, Paul Scannell and David Walsh. Also representing Conancht were former members of the Tribes Bridge Club: Ciaran Coyne, Joan Kenny, Michael MacDonagh, Louise Mitchell. Also on the team was Joan's partner, Hilary McDonagh,
Detailed results can be found here: http://bridgeresults.org/o/2018_ibu_interprovincial/2018_ibu_interprovincial_d63p.asp#BRD
And the following members of the Tribes Bridge Club were also active in the Intermediate Inter-Provincial Teams Championship: Margaret Forde, Carmel Musitano, Norma O'Connell, Frank Reynolds, Pat Ward
Full results of all three Inter-Provincial Teams Championships can be found here: http://www.fob.ie/national/
Paul J Scannell, 20th November 2018
Rory Timlin has very kindly offered to submit occasional articles for posting on the Tribes Bridge Club website.
The articles can be found via the 'Rory's Corner' entry on the Main Menu of the Home Page. Rory is a regular contributor to the Irish Bridge Journal and his articles are always instructive and the result of keen analysis.
Paul J Scannell, 13th February 2017
The above represents the scores entered for board # 17 recently. THREE North/South pairs entered an incorrect contract and THREE East/West pairs failed to spot the error.
Note that in this case the error (entering 4♥ instead of 4♠) did not cause a problem with the scoring of the board.
HOWEVER, if 4♦ had been entered instead of 4♥ or 4♣ instead of 4♠ then a major discrepancy would have occurred and one pair would have suffered a big loss in their overall score and the other pair would have gained.
Remember, as with all computers GIGO always applies, i.e Garbage In, Garbage Out. Computers can only process what is input.
So, let us all be vigilant. North/South in terms of what is originally entered into the Bridgemate and East/West in ensuring that what is entered is correct.
If the score is incorrectly entered then please call the Bridgemate operator who will correct the error.
Spot the odd one out!
Remember that East/West are responsible for checking the score that is input by North. The culpability for incorrectly entered scores does NOT rest solely with North!
In this case N/S suffered a loss of 5 points and E/W gained 5. But it could have been more significant.
So N/S, please be vigilant when entering scores via the Bridgemates...and E/W be even more vigilant when checking them.
And the following was another error on the same night!
Note that in both of these examples the error was not about recording the wrong contract but rather recording the wrong declarer!