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2017-2018 Committee

W B C Elected its 25th President  & Committee

at the 24th AGM May 22nd 2017

Full Committee for 2017-18

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Constitution May 2014

At the  2014 AGM

The Club Constitution

Was Amended

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Constitution Click Here

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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V-Green e-Newsletter: improve your Bridge skills - all levels

 
Membership Renewals Now Due - New Members Welcome Contact Club Secretary 085 886 2241

 

 


 

Seating Autumn Pairs week 1
Name Name Grade Window Side Table  
Sue Streek Mary O'Sullivan M Window Side 1 N/S
Teresa O'Suilleabhain Ann More-O'Ferrall M Window Side 1 E/W
Betty O'Gara Kay McNally A2 Window Side 2 N/S
Ann Carr Claire Shannon A2 Window Side 2 E/W
Ann Burns Angela Doran-O'Reilly M Window Side 3 N/S
Ann Moynihan Patrick Connolly M Window Side 3 E/W
Nellie Collender Noreen Sullivan A1 Window Side 4 N/S
Marie Joyce Irene McCrone A1 Window Side 4 E/W
Anne O'Kelly Nancy O'Connell M Window Side 5 N/S
Kevin O'Dea Patrick Daly M Window Side 5 E/W
Michael McGee Noirin Fleming A2 Window Side 6 N/S
Kathleen Collery Carmel Shanley A2 Window Side 6 E/W
John Macnamara Mary Higgins M Window Side 7 N/S
Ian Baker Jim Rowley M Window Side 7 E/W
Phyllis Lynch Mary Purcell A1 Window Side 8 N/S
Blanaid Morris Breda Tuite A1 Window Side 8 E/W
Barbara Burke Neil Burke M Window Side 9 N/S
Mary Timoney Donet Szenejko M Window Side 9 E/W
John Kilburn Pauline Kilburn A2 Window Side 10 N/S
Grace Dunne Marie Kehoe A2 Window Side 10 E/W
Joseph Coyne Tony Smyth M Window Side 11 N/S
Rita Lacey Tony Hughes M Window Side 11 E/W
Celine O'Dea Billy Breen A2 Window Side 12 N/S
Veronica Farry Geraldine Keane A2 Window Side 12 E/W
Catherine Yeates Brendan O'Driscoll A1 Window Side 13 E/W
Roisin Troy David Melody M Stage Side 1 N/S
Vera Smyth Evelyn Blennerhasset M Stage Side 1 E/W
Anne McCartney Maureen Reddy A2 Stage Side 2 N/S
Barbara Bowler Deirdre Daly A2 Stage Side 2 E/W
Anne Butler Owen Cummins M Stage Side 3 N/S
Ann Clerkin Evelyn Ward M Stage Side 3 E/W
Carmel Hickey Angela Doyle A1 Stage Side 4 N/S
Geraldine Murphy Marie McNamee A1 Stage Side 4 E/W
Ger Walsh Mairead Daly M Stage Side 5 N/S
Arthur McGrail Peter Rooney M Stage Side 5 E/W
Patricia Martin Michael McCartney A2 Stage Side 6 N/S
Mary Power Adrienne Monaghan A2 Stage Side 6 E/W
Jim Egan Deirdre Ridgway M Stage Side 7 N/S
Renee Kelly Larry O'Sullivan M Stage Side 7 E/W
Pat Gray Clare Gray A1 Stage Side 8 N/S
Margaret Fitzgerald Mary Lyons A1 Stage Side 8 E/W
Michael Fitzgerald Sean McNamee M Stage Side 9 N/S
Mary Roche Thomas  Roche M Stage Side 9 E/W
Paul O'Meara Sally Burke A2 Stage Side 10 N/S
Yvonne Dalton Tony Dalton A2 Stage Side 10 E/W
Mary O'Brien Noreen Smyth A1 Stage Side 11 N/S
Ann Madden Irene Carr A1 Stage Side 11 E/W
Moira Hogan Anne  Dunleavy A2 Stage Side 12 N/S
Catherine Carroll Geraldine Maher A2 Stage Side 12 E/W
Frances Daly Joan McAndrew B Stage Side 13 E/W

New Grading System Sept 2017

Regrading of Existing Members

In response to requests, some alterations have been made to the grading system. The changes below will come into play over the period between 1 September and 31 December 2017.

Membership Cards will be issued to every club via Regional Meetings in September using the existing Grading System.

Players may apply to be regraded in the following situations -

  1. An Intermediate  B2 player holding less than 2000 Local Points, may apply to be regraded to Novice N1 provided it is less than 5 years since they took their first lesson.
  2. An Intermediate B1 player holding less than 1 National Point (5000 Local Points) may apply to be regraded to Intermediate B2.
  3. An Intermediate A2 player holding less than 2 National Points (10000 Local Points) may apply to be regraded to Intermediate B1
  4. An Intermediate  A1 player holding less than 5 National Point (25000 Local Points) may apply to be regraded to Intermediate A2.
  5. A Regional  Master player holding less than 40 National Points may apply to be regraded to Area Master.

    Please note carefully that all these regradings are entirely optional and the choice of the individual member –if they do not apply, they will hold the grade shown on their card at 1 September. Points may need to be added to ensure the ongoing efficacy of the membership database.

    In turn, all regrading applications must be requested through the Secretary of the player’s ‘Home’ Club who will pass the request on to their Regional Secretary, who in turn will send it on to CBAI HQ. A fresh membership card will then be issued.

Full List of Updated Bridge laws 2017

Laws of Bridge 2017

Updated Laws of Bridge 2017

 

MLR League & Shield

League Cup  & Shield

MLR League Cup & Shield 2017

Cup Winners (above Left) Westmanstown (UG)

Shield Winners (above right) D15 Bridge Club

Second (above Left) Westmanstown (JCM)

Seconnd (above right) Confey Castle

 

 

 

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:

 westmanstownbridgeclub@gmail.com

Clean Sweep for Ireland

Camrose Trophy – 2017

CONGRATULATIONS to the Irish open team of Tom Hanlon, Hugh McGann, Tommy Garvey, John Carroll, Rory Boland and Mark Moran,
with non-playing Captain, Grainne Barton, who won the Camrose Trophy for Ireland on the March 4/5th  weekend in Edinburgh, Scotland.

  In addition they won all all four of the direct match trophies:

The Joe Moran Trophy – Vs England, Cupa Cairdeas Vs Scotland,Cyfeillon Beiriste Vs Wales, and the Col Walsh Trophy Vs Northern Ireland.

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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.

BridgeMate Operators
BridgeMate Operators

            Not Available on Date Below Just Text (Please)  

          087 261 2604 so we can assign a Replacement

September 25th Autumn Pairs Wk 1
October 2nd Autumn Pairs Wk 2

 

Results
Mon 18th Sep 2017
A10 HT Bowman 3bd 9rd
Mon 18th Sep 2017
B14 SKIP 2bds
Mon 11th Sep 2017
B14 SKIP 2bds
Mon 11th Sep 2017
A11 Mitch 2bds
Mon 4th Sep 2017
B13 Mitch 2bds
Mon 4th Sep 2017
A12 Relay 2bds
Mon 28th Aug 2017
A10 HT Bowman 3bd 9rd
Mon 28th Aug 2017
B9 Mitch 3bds
Mon 21st Aug 2017
A10 SKIP 3bds
Mon 21st Aug 2017
B11 Mitch 2bds
Mon 14th Aug 2017
August 14 A
Mon 14th Aug 2017
B Aug 14
Mon 31st Jul 2017
A8 Relay 3bds
Mon 31st Jul 2017
B10 SKIP 3bds
Mon 24th Jul 2017
A8 Relay 3bds
Mon 24th Jul 2017
B6 HT Mitch 4bds
Mon 17th Jul 2017
B8 SKIP 3 bds
Mon 17th Jul 2017
A10 SKIP 3bds
Mon 10th Jul 2017
A9 Mitch 3bds
Mon 10th Jul 2017
B9 HT SKIP 3bds
Calendar
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Autumn Pairs Week 1 Bernard Higgins
Mon 2nd Oct 2017
Autmn Pairs Week 2 Bernard Higgins
Mon 9th Oct 2017
Week 6
Competition 1: Michael Fitzgerald
Competition 2: Carmel Shanley
Mon 16th Oct 2017
Week 7
Competition 1: Ann Clerkin
Competition 2: Una Wall
Mon 23rd Oct 2017
Club Team of Four Brian Lawlor
Mon 30th Oct 2017
No Bridge Public Holiday
Mon 6th Nov 2017
IBU Sims Pairs
Competition 1: Neil Burke
Competition 2: Irene Carr
Mon 13th Nov 2017
Week 11
Competition 1: Una Gillespie
Competition 2: Yvonne Dalton
Mon 20th Nov 2017
Presidents Charity
Competition 1: David Melody
Competition 2: Fran Boyle
Mon 27th Nov 2017
Week 13
Competition 1: Evelyn Blennerhassett
Competition 2: Marie Joyce
Mon 4th Dec 2017
Week 14
Competition 1: Pat Connolly
Competition 2: Sally Burke
Mon 11th Dec 2017
Turkey Competition
Competition 1: Jim Egan
Competition 2: Ann McCartney
Mon 18th Dec 2017
Christmas Social
Competition 1: John Macnamara
Competition 2: Geraldine Keane
Mon 25th Dec 2017
No Bridge Public Holiday
Mon 1st Jan 2018
No Bridge Public Holiday
Mon 8th Jan 2018
Week 19
Competition 1: Breda Tuite
Competition 2: Phelim Kelly
Mon 15th Jan 2018
Week 20
Competition 1: Margaret Keane
Competition 2: Angela Doyle
Mon 22nd Jan 2018
Club Championship Wk 1 Bernard Higgins
Mon 29th Jan 2018
Club Championship Wk 2 Bernard Higgins
Mon 5th Feb 2018
CBAI Sims Pairs
Competition 1: Neil Burke
Competition 2: Michael McCartney
BridgeMate Operators
BridgeMate Operators

            Not Available on Date Below Just Text (Please)  

          087 261 2604 so we can assign a Replacement

September 25th Autumn Pairs Wk 1
October 2nd Autumn Pairs Wk 2

 

Results
Mon 18th Sep 2017
A10 HT Bowman 3bd 9rd
Mon 18th Sep 2017
B14 SKIP 2bds
Mon 11th Sep 2017
B14 SKIP 2bds
Mon 11th Sep 2017
A11 Mitch 2bds
Mon 4th Sep 2017
B13 Mitch 2bds
Mon 4th Sep 2017
A12 Relay 2bds
Mon 28th Aug 2017
A10 HT Bowman 3bd 9rd
Mon 28th Aug 2017
B9 Mitch 3bds
Mon 21st Aug 2017
A10 SKIP 3bds
Mon 21st Aug 2017
B11 Mitch 2bds
Mon 14th Aug 2017
August 14 A
Mon 14th Aug 2017
B Aug 14
Mon 31st Jul 2017
A8 Relay 3bds
Mon 31st Jul 2017
B10 SKIP 3bds
Mon 24th Jul 2017
A8 Relay 3bds
Mon 24th Jul 2017
B6 HT Mitch 4bds
Mon 17th Jul 2017
B8 SKIP 3 bds
Mon 17th Jul 2017
A10 SKIP 3bds
Mon 10th Jul 2017
A9 Mitch 3bds
Mon 10th Jul 2017
B9 HT SKIP 3bds
Calendar
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Autumn Pairs Week 1 Bernard Higgins
Mon 2nd Oct 2017
Autmn Pairs Week 2 Bernard Higgins
Mon 9th Oct 2017
Week 6
Competition 1: Michael Fitzgerald
Competition 2: Carmel Shanley
Mon 16th Oct 2017
Week 7
Competition 1: Ann Clerkin
Competition 2: Una Wall
Mon 23rd Oct 2017
Club Team of Four Brian Lawlor
Mon 30th Oct 2017
No Bridge Public Holiday
Mon 6th Nov 2017
IBU Sims Pairs
Competition 1: Neil Burke
Competition 2: Irene Carr
Mon 13th Nov 2017
Week 11
Competition 1: Una Gillespie
Competition 2: Yvonne Dalton
Mon 20th Nov 2017
Presidents Charity
Competition 1: David Melody
Competition 2: Fran Boyle
Mon 27th Nov 2017
Week 13
Competition 1: Evelyn Blennerhassett
Competition 2: Marie Joyce
Mon 4th Dec 2017
Week 14
Competition 1: Pat Connolly
Competition 2: Sally Burke
Mon 11th Dec 2017
Turkey Competition
Competition 1: Jim Egan
Competition 2: Ann McCartney
Mon 18th Dec 2017
Christmas Social
Competition 1: John Macnamara
Competition 2: Geraldine Keane
Mon 25th Dec 2017
No Bridge Public Holiday
Mon 1st Jan 2018
No Bridge Public Holiday
Mon 8th Jan 2018
Week 19
Competition 1: Breda Tuite
Competition 2: Phelim Kelly
Mon 15th Jan 2018
Week 20
Competition 1: Margaret Keane
Competition 2: Angela Doyle
Mon 22nd Jan 2018
Club Championship Wk 1 Bernard Higgins
Mon 29th Jan 2018
Club Championship Wk 2 Bernard Higgins
Mon 5th Feb 2018
CBAI Sims Pairs
Competition 1: Neil Burke
Competition 2: Michael McCartney