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Club Major Competitions  2017

Presidents Prize   Mar 20th & 27th

 


WWBC-WBF Sim Pairs     Take on the World     May 8th


Team of Four      Playing Own Section       May 15th

 
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List of Library Books Larry Merrigan Library

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Westmanstown Bridge Club

The "Larry Merrigan"

 Bridge Book Lending Library

Library is Open 6:50 Mondays

To Donate Bridge Books

Contact Librarian

Angela Doran-O'Reilly

email: angelador128@hotmail.com

Ph 01 457 3232

 

Constitution May 2014

At the  2014 AGM

The Club Constitution

Was Amended

To Read or Print

a copy of the 

Constitution Click Here

Practice Hands

Hand of the Week and Practice Hands

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Bridge News Archive

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Over 22 years ago

(Top 59 from 68)

"Bet you know some names"

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CLICK  History of Club

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ALSO

FULL LIST OF WINNERS

1994 - 2012 SEE Menu

Vu-Bridge Beginner's Corner

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Saturday January 30th, 2016:
Careful Play by Paul Bowyer

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V-Blue - The beginners e-newsletter: 20 hands to play every two weeks - ACOL and Standard American versions available

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Saturday, January 30th, 2016:
Diamonds, again! By David Bird


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Westmanstown Bridge Club
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Week 2 of Club Championship Pairs

Provisional seating for week2 ,  please check that your names are on the list

Reserves are required ... contact John Macnamara 086 247 7816
 
Window Side Section Table Seat   Exit Side Section Table Seat
Una Farrell Margaret Keane 1 NS   Ann Clerkin, Evelyn Ward 1 NS
Joe Coyne, Tony Smyth 1 EW   Ann Moynihan, Pat Connolly 1 EW
Billy Breen, Celine O Dea 2 NS   Chris Kelly, Phelim Kelly 2 NS
Ann McCartney, Michael McCartney 2 EW   Breda Tuite, Blanaid Morris 2 EW
Barbara Burke, Ev Blennerhassett 3 NS   Ger Walsh Mairead Daly 3 NS
Brendan Kinsella, M. McLoughlin 3 EW   Ian Baker, Jim Rowley 3 EW
Ann Carr, Claire Shannon 4 NS   Sally Burke, Paul O Meara 4 NS
Ger Murphy, Marie McNamee  4 EW   Margaret Lane, Geraldine Keane 4 EW
Ann Butler, Mary Guinan 5 NS   Una Gillespie, Evelyn Ennis 5 NS
Jim Egan, Deirdre Ridgway 5 EW   John Doyle, Harry McDermott 5 EW
Valerie Melody, Phyllis Lynch 6 NS   Marie Joyce, Irene McCrone 6 NS
Irene Carr, Catherine Yeates 6 EW   Noreen Smyth, Mary O Brien 6 EW
Marie Keogh, Grace Dunne 7 NS   Mary Purcell, Noelle Coughlan 7 NS
Mary Doyle Frances Boyle 7 EW   Maura Colgan, Frances Daly 7 EW
Mary Higgins, John Macnamara 8 NS   Mary Timoney, Donek Szenejko 8 NS
Margaret Browne, Kevin O’Dea 8 EW   Nancy O’Connell, Ann O Kelly 8 EW
KayMcNally Betty O'Gara 9 NS   Catherine Mooney Theresa Kilcline 9 NS
Bernie Hickey, Mary Lyons 9 EW   Claire Gray, Pat Gray 9 EW
Neil Burke, Larry O’Sullivan 10 NS   Peter Rooney, Arthur McGrail 10 NS
Paddy Daly, Brendan Doyle 10 EW   Rita lacey, Tony Hughes 10 EW
Noreen Sullivan, Nellie Collender 11 NS   Pauline Kilburn, John Kilburn 11 NS
Noirin Fleming, Michael McGee 11 EW   Adrienne Monaghan, Ger Maher 11 EW
Roisin Troy, David Melody 12 NS   Sue Streek, Mary O Sullivan 12 NS
Sean McNamee, Owen Cummins 12 EW   T. Ó Súilleabháin, A. More O Ferrall 12 EW
Angela Hurley, June Walsh 13 NS        
Carmel Keenan, Vera Smyth 13 EW        
 
 

Committee  2016/17

President

Joe Coyne

085 883 9129

Vice-President

Neil Burke

087 261 2604

Treasurer

Mary Timoney

 087 261 2604

Secretary

Tony Smyth

085 886 2241

Ex Officio

Owen Cummins

087 766 8736

Competitions

John Macnamara

087 247 7816

Social

Geraldine Keane

086 307 5340

 

 

Michael Fitzgerald

086 821 6660

 

Michael McGee

087 994 3992

 

Paul O’Meara

086 812 0864

Matchmaker

Betty O’Gara

086 897 4729

 

Librarian

Angela Doran-O’Reilly

     01 457 3232

Appeals Committee: J. Egan, D. Melody, J. Macnamara

 

DOUBLES

The meaning of Double – as the name suggest – is to raise the stakes. If you Double an opposing contract,

you win more Points if they fail, but you concede more points if they succeed.

When Bridge began over a 100 years ago, double was limited to those occasions where you expected the

opponents to fail in their bid. However, it was realised that you would be most unlikely to be confident enough

to double a low-level suit bid, when partner had not yet spoken. And that if the opponents happened to have bid,

a suit in which you were very strong, it was far better not to tip them off: rather to keep quiet and wait for them to

get into deeper trouble.

In 1912 New Yorker Major Charles Patten and Bryant McCambell independently invented an alternative meaning

for the “Double” – the “take-out double”. It is believed that this was the first convention in the game

(although it is now so universal that it is rarely thought of as such).

The take-out double – “partner, please take out my double into another suit” shows an opening hand or better

with no other convenient bid:  no suit to overcall, and an inability to bid notrumps.

To learn more on doubling  contact your local Bridge Teacher or Coach, or get a copy of

Bridge Lessons (Double) by ANDREW ROBSON, (www.arobson.co.uk) The above extract is from this book.

Laws of Bridge

CBAI Laws of Bridge

Any infractions that occur at your table

call the Tournament Director

 


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Counting your Cards

The Revoke

Insufficant Bids

Inadmissible Calls

BridgeMate Operators

Bridgemate Operators

Feb 2017

Neil Burke

Mar 2017  

 Sean McNamee 

Apr 2017   

E. Blennerhassett

Results
Mon 20th Feb 2017
Club Pairs
Mon 13th Feb 2017
A12 Relay 2bds
Mon 13th Feb 2017
B14 HT Mitch 2bds
Mon 6th Feb 2017
B12 SKIP 2bds
Mon 6th Feb 2017
A12 Relay 2bds
Mon 30th Jan 2017
B12 SKIP 2bds
Mon 30th Jan 2017
A12 Relay 2bds
Mon 23rd Jan 2017
Team of Four
Mon 16th Jan 2017
A13 HT SKIP 2bds
Mon 16th Jan 2017
B14 SKIP 2bds
Mon 9th Jan 2017
A11 HT Bowman 3bd 10r
Mon 9th Jan 2017
B14 SKIP 2bds
Wed 14th Dec 2016
Christmas Party A
Wed 14th Dec 2016
Christmas Party B
Mon 5th Dec 2016
B13 Mitch 2bds
Mon 5th Dec 2016
A11 Mitch 3ds
Mon 28th Nov 2016
A14 Teams Patton 2bds
Mon 28th Nov 2016
B12 Teams Patton 2bds
Mon 21st Nov 2016
A12 SKIP 2bds
Mon 21st Nov 2016
B11 Mitch 2bds
Calendar
Mon 27th Feb 2017
Club Championship Pairs
Competition 1: TBA
Mon 6th Mar 2017
Week 26
Competition 1: Larry O'Sullivan
Competition 2: Bernie Hickey
Mon 13th Mar 2017
Week 27
Competition 1: Sean McNamee
Competition 2: Sally Burke
Mon 20th Mar 2017
Presidents Prize Wk 1
Competition 1: TBA
Mon 27th Mar 2017
Presidents Prize Wk 2
Competition 1: TBA
Mon 3rd Apr 2017
Presidents Dinner Social
Competition 1: John Mcnamara
Competition 2: Carmel Grimes
Mon 10th Apr 2017
Easter Egg Competition
Competition 1: Ann Butler
Mon 17th Apr 2017
No Bridge
Mon 24th Apr 2017
Week 33
Competition 1: Evelyn Ennis
Competition 2: Irene McCrone
Mon 1st May 2017
No Bridge
Mon 8th May 2017
World Sims Pairs
Competition 1: Neil Burke
Competition 2: Noreen Smyth
Mon 15th May 2017
Team of Four Draw Own Section
Competition 1: TBA
Mon 22nd May 2017
Week 37
Competition 1: John McNamara
Competition 2: Ger Walsh
Mon 29th May 2017
AGM
Competition 1: Neil Burke
Competition 2: Ann Madden
Mon 5th Jun 2017
No Bridge
Mon 12th Jun 2017
Summer Bridge
Mon 19th Jun 2017
Summer Bridge
Mon 26th Jun 2017
Summer Bridge
Mon 3rd Jul 2017
Summer Bridge
Mon 10th Jul 2017
Summer Bridge
BridgeMate Operators

Bridgemate Operators

Feb 2017

Neil Burke

Mar 2017  

 Sean McNamee 

Apr 2017   

E. Blennerhassett

Results
Mon 20th Feb 2017
Club Pairs
Mon 13th Feb 2017
A12 Relay 2bds
Mon 13th Feb 2017
B14 HT Mitch 2bds
Mon 6th Feb 2017
B12 SKIP 2bds
Mon 6th Feb 2017
A12 Relay 2bds
Mon 30th Jan 2017
B12 SKIP 2bds
Mon 30th Jan 2017
A12 Relay 2bds
Mon 23rd Jan 2017
Team of Four
Mon 16th Jan 2017
A13 HT SKIP 2bds
Mon 16th Jan 2017
B14 SKIP 2bds
Mon 9th Jan 2017
A11 HT Bowman 3bd 10r
Mon 9th Jan 2017
B14 SKIP 2bds
Wed 14th Dec 2016
Christmas Party A
Wed 14th Dec 2016
Christmas Party B
Mon 5th Dec 2016
B13 Mitch 2bds
Mon 5th Dec 2016
A11 Mitch 3ds
Mon 28th Nov 2016
A14 Teams Patton 2bds
Mon 28th Nov 2016
B12 Teams Patton 2bds
Mon 21st Nov 2016
A12 SKIP 2bds
Mon 21st Nov 2016
B11 Mitch 2bds
Calendar
Mon 27th Feb 2017
Club Championship Pairs
Competition 1: TBA
Mon 6th Mar 2017
Week 26
Competition 1: Larry O'Sullivan
Competition 2: Bernie Hickey
Mon 13th Mar 2017
Week 27
Competition 1: Sean McNamee
Competition 2: Sally Burke
Mon 20th Mar 2017
Presidents Prize Wk 1
Competition 1: TBA
Mon 27th Mar 2017
Presidents Prize Wk 2
Competition 1: TBA
Mon 3rd Apr 2017
Presidents Dinner Social
Competition 1: John Mcnamara
Competition 2: Carmel Grimes
Mon 10th Apr 2017
Easter Egg Competition
Competition 1: Ann Butler
Mon 17th Apr 2017
No Bridge
Mon 24th Apr 2017
Week 33
Competition 1: Evelyn Ennis
Competition 2: Irene McCrone
Mon 1st May 2017
No Bridge
Mon 8th May 2017
World Sims Pairs
Competition 1: Neil Burke
Competition 2: Noreen Smyth
Mon 15th May 2017
Team of Four Draw Own Section
Competition 1: TBA
Mon 22nd May 2017
Week 37
Competition 1: John McNamara
Competition 2: Ger Walsh
Mon 29th May 2017
AGM
Competition 1: Neil Burke
Competition 2: Ann Madden
Mon 5th Jun 2017
No Bridge
Mon 12th Jun 2017
Summer Bridge
Mon 19th Jun 2017
Summer Bridge
Mon 26th Jun 2017
Summer Bridge
Mon 3rd Jul 2017
Summer Bridge
Mon 10th Jul 2017
Summer Bridge