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Membership Numbers Breakdown by Grade


Membership Total 144

Breakdown by Grade

ML       1

MN       3

MR     13

MA     34

A1       24

A2       56

B1       11

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Summer League

Summer Open Bridge League

The Competition will be Run on a League Basics  

Your Individual Score will count for league Points

All Grades Welcome

Visitors Welcome 

Starting Monday June10th – Aug 26th, 2019

The league will run over the 11 Bridge Nights of Summer

Your Best 5 scores will count for the League

You can play with any Partner - score will count in the Grade of Highest Partner

Your Scores will be processed in your grade when playing with someone in your Grade

Its your Individual Score that counts towards Grade Prizes

Top Three Teams Section 1 Team of Four Draw

1 9
Mary Timoney & Donek Szenejko
Mary Lyons & Peter Rooney
14 13 12 * 11 16 14 8 * 14 102
2 10
Conor Moore & David Melody
Margaret Browne & Kevin O'Dea
4 5 20 16 * 10 18 13 6 * 92
3 6
Neil & Barbara Burke
Tony Smyth & Joseph Coyne
* 15 0 16 17 * 17 9 4 10 88

Top Three Teams Section 2 Team of Four Draw

1 5
Teresa Muldoon & Angela Doyle
Irene Carr & Ann Madden
14 12 13 15 * 19 18 17 16 124
2 3
Deirdre Daly & Barbara Bowler
Marie Joyce & Irene McCrone
12 18 * 16 7 3 8 18 17 99
3 8
Geraldine Keane & Carmel Keenan
Mary O'Brien & Noreen Smyth
16 18 2 12 3 5 9 * 17 82


Presidents Prize 2019

Presidents Prize Winner

2019 26th Edition


Margaret Browne

To Cover this Years Rent Increase

Table Money will Be €8 on the Following Dates

Apr 29th May 20th

                               January 2019 - Club Pairs 2019

                                                Top Ten

Pos                    Players Score
1 Conor Moore & David Melody 62.07
2 Patrick Connolly & Ann Moynihan 60.61
3 Mary & Tomas Roche 60.12
4 Anne Butler & Mary Guinan 58.82
5 Donek Szenejko & Mary Timoney 58.17
6 Carmel Hickey & Brendan O'Driscoll 57.79
7 Owen Cummins & Phyllis Lynch 57.14
8 Joseph Coyne & Tony Smyth 55.84
9 Geraldine Keane & Margaret Lane 55.68
10 Irene Carr & Ann Madden 54.11
Local Playing Rules and Bridge Etiquette

Westmanstown is a dynamic club with over 140 members many of whom

joined the club in recent years and many have never read "The Laws of

Duplicate Bridge"  and don't particularly want to. The  most important law

to remember is that Bridge is a game and players are reminded that they

should treat all players including their partners in a civilised

and friendly manner. 

Players are also reminded that your club is run by a committee of volunteers

who are not paid for their services. In the website's  main menu there

is a page "Bridge Etiquette"  outlining many of the rules of bridge in

everyday language  and it is worthwhile to have a browse when you have

a few minutes to spare.   There is also  a page called "Local Playing Rules"

detailing our operational arrangements on the night.

Clarification to CBAI Regulations

CBAI Regulations Sept 1st 2018

 Doubles:   All Doubles on the 1st or 2nd round of bidding of a 1 or 2 level suit bid are

deemed to be TAKE OUT DOUBLE.   All other bids are deemed to be

PENALTY DOUBLES. Any variations must be ALERTED.

Announcements:   You should announce your partners bid in 3 specific cases

    1.If partner opens a non forcing 1C or 1D that can be made with 0,1,2, or 3 cards 

      in the suit, you say “could be 0,1,2, or 3” as appropriate.

   2.  If Partner opens 1NT – you state the range eg – 12-14 or 15-17 as appropriate

   3.  If  you open 1NT and partner makes a transfer bid,  you announce “Transfer to Hearts”  etc


A forcing 1C opening bid must be alerted.

No alert or announcement is required for:

  (1) a 5 card Major suit opening,  

(2) a strong  Acol 2C opening,  

(3) Stayman 2C response to 1NT opening.

You should not alert any call above 3NT that occurs on or after the openers rebid.  

Instead the declaring side alerts such calls after the final pass but before the

opening lead has been selected while the defending side alerts such calls after the

opening lead has been selected but before it has been faced.    

1NT - 4C ( alert gerber);   1NT-4D ( alert Texas)   

but 1C-1D-1NT (by opener) - 4C (Gerber but not alertable)

Laws of Bridge

CBAI Laws of Bridge

Any infractions that occur at your table

call the Tournament Director


If you Have any Questions or comments   

 please email us at:


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,

( The above extract is from this book.

Any members who would like to assist the

Bridgemate Operator to gain experences or practice

just talk to us before BridgeMate set-up

Bridgemate Operators

April 15th Tony Smyth

April 29th Neil Burke

May 13th Tony Smyth

Maty 20th Neil Burke

May 27th Tony Smyth

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Masters 22
Cliub Pairs Session 2
Mon 15th Apr 2019
Easter Competition
1-: Tomas Roche
2-: Margaret Keane
Mon 22nd Apr 2019
Public Holiday
Mon 29th Apr 2019
Week 35
1-: David Melody
2-: Ronnie Woods
Mon 6th May 2019
Public Holiday
Mon 13th May 2019
Founders Trophy
1-: Neil Burke
2-: Tony Smyth
Mon 20th May 2019
Week 37
1-: John Macnamara
2-: Maura Colgan
Mon 27th May 2019
1-: Neil Burke
2-: Frances Boyle
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