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Laws of Duplicate Bridge 2007

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.

Paul Scannell,

21st November, 2012

 
History
Tribes Bridge Club - A History

 

Tribes Bridge Club – Year 1...

 

7th January 1971 - Inaugural Meeting

The inaugural meeting of the Tribes Bridge Club was held in the Beach Hotel, Salthill on Thursday, 7th January 1971.  The meeting was opened by Mrs Colette Mulhern who extended a welcome to all present.

After a short discussion on the function of the club it was decided to give preference to players who had less than six years experience of contract bridge

 

The following committee was duly elected:

 

Position

Office Holder

Proposer

Seconder

President

P. Kinder

Mrs Mulhern

Mr Ryder

Secretary

Mrs C Mulhern

Mrs Kinder

Mrs Ryder

Vice-President

Dr. M Coughlan

Mrs. C. Mulhern

Mrs Ryder

Treasurer

Mrs P Ryder

Mrs Kinder

Mr O’Farrell

Master-Points Secretary

Mrs P Byrne

Miss Brennan

Capt Hume

Tournament Director

Mr T Ryder

Mrs P Byrne

Mrs McLaughlin??

Committee Member

Mr P Walsh

Miss Bartley

Mrs Cullinan

Committee Member

Mrs L Kinder

Mrs Healy

Mrs Cahill

Committee Member

Mrs M O’Sullivan

Mrs Flavin

Mrs O’Brien??

 

28th January 1971 - First Committee Meeting

The first Committee Meeting was held on Thursday, 28th January in the Beach Hotel and the following were in attendance:

Mr Kinder, Dr Coughlan, Mrs Mulhern, Mr & Mrs Ryder, Mrs Byrne, Mrs Kinder, Mr Walsh.

 

It was agreed that the following Major Club Competitions would be held during the year:

 

Pairs Competition – 18th & 25th February
Club T/4 – 18th & 25th March
President’s Prize – Last three Weeks in April

 

The committee also discussed the possibility of offering alternative prizes to money for weekly competitions.

 

Thursday, 11th November 1971 – 2nd A.G.M

The meeting, which was held in the Warwick Hotel, is recorded in the minutes as the Second A.G.M.  The following officers were duly elected: 

 

Position

Office Holder

Proposer

Seconder

President

Dr. M Coughlan

Mrs Mulhern

Mr Ryder

Secretary

Mrs C Mulhern

Mrs Kinder

Mrs Ryder

Vice-President

Mrs P Byrne

Mrs. C. Mulhern

Mrs Ryder

Treasurer

Mr P Kinder

Mrs Kinder

Mr O’Farrell

 

The committee was instructed to draw up a constitution for approval by members.

 

18th November 1971 - Committee Meeting

The committee agreed the following prizes for the Club Pairs Championship:

  • Winners - £4 (approx. €5) each
  • Runners-up - £2 (approx. €2.50) each
  • 3rd Place - £1 (approx. €1.25) each
  • Session Winners - £1 (approx. €1.25) each

 

Major Club Competitions - 1971-1972

The Ryder Cup was presented to the Tribes by Mr & Mrs. G Ryder in the first year of the club’s existence. It was to be presented to the winners of the Club Pairs Competition, now known as the Ryder Cup.

The first recorded winners were P (Paddy) Walsh and M (Michael) MacDonagh) who won the competition in the 1971-72 season.

 

Club Team of Four:

Winners: Michael Coughlan, J (Sean) Mulhern, Nuala Walsh, Colette Mulhern.

Runners-up: Phyllis Byrne, Kathleen Raftery, Maura O’Farrell, Mick Lavelle

 

President’s Prize:

Winner: Sean Moynihan

Runner-up: (Tie) Michael MacDonagh, Kathleen Raftery

 

In the same year club members Johnny McKeown, Sean Regan, Sean Gillen and Sean McInerney won the Inter-Varsity Friendship Trophy

 

And club members Paddy Walsh, Nuala Walsh, Ronan Garvey and J Waldron were runners-up in the National Junior Team-of-Four Competition.

 

Difficult times - Table money increased to 25p!

A committee meeting was held on Thursday, 14th December 1972 at which the ‘financial position of the club and the amounts to be paid out in prize money for major events’ was discussed. ‘It was decided that after Christmas the table money would be increased to 25p each as the members playing were low and losses were being incurred in the running of the club’. The Ryder Cup was in progress at the time of the meeting and it was decided that we would not run a team-of-four competition this year.’

 

Honorary Life Members

At the committee meeting held on Thursday, 22nd February 1973 ‘it was decided that Mr & Mrs Kinder, Mr & Mrs. T Ryder and Mrs S (Colette) Mulhern are to be made Life Honorary Members of the club.’

 

A Constitution for the Tribes Bridge Club

At the committee meeting held on Thursday, 1st March 1973 ‘the draft constitution for the club was generally discussed and copies were passed on to the committee to read and discuss at a meeting to be held on Thursday 8th March 1973. It was decided that after this meeting a General Meeting would be called for acceptance of the constitution.’

 

(Extract from 'The Tribes Bridge Club - A History' by Paul J Scannell)