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Constitution May 2014

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The Club Constitution

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New Members Welcome Contact Club Secretary 085 886 2241

Oct 23rd  ClubTeam of Four

Were Back TD Brian Lawlor

 

Section 1

(Window Side)

 

 

 

 

Player 1

Player 2

Player 3

Player 4

Grade

1

Neil Burke

Barbara Burke

Catherine Yeates

Brendan O’Driscoll

M

2

Billy Breen

Céline O’Dea

Joan McAndrew

Marie O’Brien

B1

3

Tony Smyth

Joe Coyne

Mary Timoney

Donek Szenejko

M

4

Phyllis Lynch

Valeria Melody

Noelle Coughlan

Mary Purcell

A1

5

Renee Kelly

Larry O’Sullivan

Sue Streek

Mary O’Sullivan

M

6

Ann Carr

Claire Shannon

Catherine Carroll

Carmel Grimes

A2

7

Kevin O’Dea

Margaret Browne

Mary Roach

Tomas Roach

M

8

Noreen Sullivan

Nellie Collender

Carmel Hickey

Teresa Muldoon

A1

9

Brendan Kinsella

Maeve McLoughlin

Barbara Bowler

Deirdre Daly

M

10

Anne Dunleavy

Moira Hogan

Angela Hurley

June Walsh

A1

11

Una Gillespie

Evelyn Ennis

Ann Clerkin

Evelyn Ward

M

12

Vera Smyth

Carmel Keenan

Mary O’Brien

Charlie Govan

A1 

 

 

Section 2

(Stage Side)

 

 

 

 

Player 1

Player 2

Player 3

Player 4

Grade

1

Mary Higgins

John Macnamara

Owen Cummins

+ Partner

M

2

Rosemary Kennedy

Veronica Farry

Geraldine Murphy

Marie McNamee

A2

3

Michael Fitzgerald

Sean McNamee

Arthur McGrail

Peter Rooney

M

4

Margaret Fitzgerald

Bernie Higgins

Geraldine Keane

Margaret Lane

A1

5

Nancy O’Connell

Ann O’Kelly

Breda Tuite

Blanaid Morris

M

6

Ann McCartney

Maureen Reddy

Grace Dunne

Marie Keogh

A2

7

Ger Walsh

Mairead Daly

Marie Joyce

Irene McCrone

M

8

Kay McNally

Betty O’Gara

Una Farrell

Margaret Keane 

A1

9

Rita Lacey

Anne Butler

Brendan Doyle

Paddy Daly

M

10

Ann Moynihan

Pat Connolly

Roisin Troy

David Melody

M

11

Ann Burns

Angela Doran-O’Reilly

Ian baker

Jim Rowley

M

12

 

 

 

 

 

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

October 23rd Teams - Brian Lawlor
November 6th Barbara Burke
November 13th Barbara Burke
November 20th Barbara Burke
November 27th Barbara Burke
December 4th Sean McNamee
December 11th Sean McNamee

 

Results
Mon 9th Oct 2017
A11 Mitch 3ds
Mon 9th Oct 2017
B7 HT Rlay 3bds
Mon 9th Oct 2017
B8 SKIP 3 bds
Mon 2nd Oct 2017
Autumn Pairs Session 2
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Autumn Pairs Session 1
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Autumn Pairs 2017 Final Result
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
Calendar
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
Mon 12th Feb 2018
Week 24
Competition 1: Brendan Doyle
Competition 2: Maura Colgan
Mon 19th Feb 2018
Week 25
Competition 1: Mary Timoney
Competition 2: Carmel Crimes
Mon 26th Feb 2018
Presidents Prize Week 1 Brian Lawlor
Mon 5th Mar 2018
Presidents Prize Week 2 Brian Lawlor
BridgeMate Operators
BridgeMate Operators

            Not Available on Date Below Just Text (Please)  

          087 261 2604 so we can assign a Replacement

October 23rd Teams - Brian Lawlor
November 6th Barbara Burke
November 13th Barbara Burke
November 20th Barbara Burke
November 27th Barbara Burke
December 4th Sean McNamee
December 11th Sean McNamee

 

Results
Mon 9th Oct 2017
A11 Mitch 3ds
Mon 9th Oct 2017
B7 HT Rlay 3bds
Mon 9th Oct 2017
B8 SKIP 3 bds
Mon 2nd Oct 2017
Autumn Pairs Session 2
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Autumn Pairs Session 1
Mon 25th Sep 2017
Autumn Pairs 2017 Final Result
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
Calendar
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
Mon 12th Feb 2018
Week 24
Competition 1: Brendan Doyle
Competition 2: Maura Colgan
Mon 19th Feb 2018
Week 25
Competition 1: Mary Timoney
Competition 2: Carmel Crimes
Mon 26th Feb 2018
Presidents Prize Week 1 Brian Lawlor
Mon 5th Mar 2018
Presidents Prize Week 2 Brian Lawlor