No Brexit for bridge players
Old friends from Ireland are descended on Norwich on 20/21st May 2017 for an international bridge friendly match hosted by Norfolk Contract Bridge Association.
It has taken place annually since 1993, alternately in Ireland and England where, in recent years, the UK events have been hosted by a different county bridge association every time. England has won 15 times and Ireland 9 – and there aren’t many international sporting events where you can say that!
UK organiser Suzanne Gill said: “Never mind Brexit we’re confident the strong bridge ties between us and our European visitors from Ireland will continue for many years to come.”
This year’s Corn Cairdis - or Cup of Friendship - kicks off with a mayoral reception at Norwich’s Theatre Royal at 10.30am on Saturday 20th May, followed by lunch and the first two of the weekend bridge matches at the Costessey Centre, near Norwich.
There’s a grand dinner at the Debut restaurant at City College, Norwich on Saturday evening and the other two bridge matches at the Costessey Centre on Sunday.
Irish Corn Cairdis facilitator Paul Porteous said: “We always enjoy this contest whether it’s in England or Ireland and love catching up with old friends. The bridge is serious of course but we have a great time socialising too!”