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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

B2        2

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Table Money will Be €8 on the Following Dates

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2019 Westmanstowns Presidents Prize

Individual Competition

Feb 25th & Mar 5th

Grades for Presidents Prize

Masters 40 - A1 16     = 56

A2 25 – B   7              = 32

        Total  88

Grades are spread out as even as possible

Across Two sections and N/S/E/W

Week 1 Side A Window







Billy Breen

Barbara Bowler

Frances Boyle

Irene Carr


Neil Burke

Evelyn Blennerhassett

Conor Moore

Sean McNamee


Phyllis Lynch (Sitting)

Una Farrell

Geraldine Maher

Noreen Sullivan


Jim Egan

Margaret Browne

Owen Cummins

Kevin O’Dea


Kathleen Collery

Katherine Claffey

Mary Doyle

Veronica Farry


John Macnamara

Pat Connolly

Ian Baker

Mary Roche


Geraldine Murphy

Noreen Smyth

Brendan O’Sullivan

Sally Burke


Mary Higgins (Sitting)

Ann Butler

Marie McNamee

Brian ClearyBrian ClearyBrian ClearyBrian Cleary


Angela Doyle

Angela Hurley

Ann McCartney

Mary O’Brien


Ann Clerkin

Ann Madden

Renee Kelly

Brendan Doyle


Celine O’Dea (Sitting)

Adrienne Monaghan

Joan McAndrew

Michael McCartney

Week 1 Side B Divider


Player 1

Player 2

Player 3

Player 4


Pauline Kilburn

Maeve McLoughlin

Kay McNally

Marie McNamee


Mary Timony

Nancy O’Connell

Peter Rooney

Sue Streek


Margaret Keane

Ann Dunleavey

Carmel Hickey

Geraldine Keane


Tony Smyth

Donek Szenejko

Joe Coyne

Mary Guinan


Teresa Muldoon

Betty O’Gara

Rosemary Kennedy

Jim Rowley


Ann O’Kelly

Teresa O’Suilleabhain

Barbara Burke

Ann Cleary


Evelyn Ward

Ronnie Woods

Catherine Yeates

John Walsh


Larry O’Sullivan

Tomas Roche

Moria Hogan

Tony Hughes


Carmel Shanley

Bernie O’Keeffe

Ger Walsh

Mary Power


David Melody

Mary O’Sullivan

Rita Lacy

Ann Moynihan


Maura Colgan

Frances Daly

Marie O’Brien

Ailish Ryan

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)

                               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
Presidents Prize 2018

25th Presidents Prize 2018

Top Ten

Pos No Player Score
1 67 Barbara Burke 61.97
2 25 Geraldine Keane 61.56
3 32 Kevin O'Dea 61.38
4 72 Tomas Roche 60.97
5 64 Joseph Coyne 60.29
6 35 Patrick Connolly 59.84
7 68 Donek Szenejko 59.16
8 28 Margaret Keane 59.14
9 47 Maureen Reddy 58.28
10 63 Brendan O'Driscoll 58.23

Full Final Results

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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.

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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   

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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

Mar 11th Larry O'Sullivan

Mar 25th Larry O'Sullivan

April 1st Neil Burke

April 8th Team of Four Draw

April 15th Tony Smyth

Masters 22
Cliub Pairs Session 2
Club Pairs 2019
Club Pairs Session 1
Section B
Section A
B Comp
A Comp
Inter A
Mon 25th Feb 2019
Presidents Prize Wk 1
Mon 4th Mar 2019
Presidents Prize Wk 2
Mon 11th Mar 2019
Presidents Social Night
1-: John Macnamara
2-: Billy Breen
Mon 18th Mar 2019
St Patricks Day Weekend No Bridge
Mon 25th Mar 2019
Week 30
1-: Ian Baker
2-: Sally Burke
Mon 1st Apr 2019
Week 31
1-: Anne Butler
2-: Noreen Smyth
Mon 8th Apr 2019
Team of Four Draw
1-: Jim Mullally
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
Mon 3rd Jun 2019
Public Holiday
Mon 10th Jun 2019
Summer Bridge
Mon 17th Jun 2019
Summer Bridge
Mon 24th Jun 2019
Summer Bridge
Mon 1st Jul 2019
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