Ashbourne Bridge Club
Release 2.19n
Our Matchmaker ...

... Breda, is available on 087 9046389

Working towards a return...

Although returning to the bridge table is still a while away,
we take comfort in knowing that the CBAI are at all times

working to ensure that clubs can return safely


Our Treasurer, Aine Connolly, presented the accounts for 2019/2020, which were approved by the Committee.  If you would like a copy of the accounts, please email:

ABC ETTIQUETTE - please read
ABC ETTIQUETTE - please read

Members are kindly requested to (re)familiarise themselves with Club Ettiquette. Laminated handouts will also be circulated

in the Club on various evenings. Thank you.

Link to document: Update document on ettiquette

Bridge Promotion

If you are interested in learning the beautiful game of Bridge or in joining a local club

(having previous knowledge of the game), please view the news tab

on the upper left side of the screen.

Website update ...

.. photos and news from our last season can be found under either the

Competitions tab or News tab

Welcome to Ashbourne Bridge Club
Membership/Affiliation 2020-2021 - UPDATE
Membership/Affiliation 2020-2021 - UPDATE


The new bridge year is upon us and this raises the matter of the 2020/2021 membership fee and CBAI affiliation fees.

The CBAI have instructed that all clubs must pay €10 affiliation fee per member, to be paid by 30th Nov., otherwise a charge of €12.50 per member will be imposed. You cannot play in a virtual club on Bridge Base Online unless this CBAI fee is paid.

Ashbourne Committee has decided that the normal club membership fee will not apply for the 2020/2021 season. The club will cover the €1 fee payable to the North Eastern Region for each club member that affiliates.

The CBAI affiliation fee must be paid by all players wishing to play in Ashbourne's virtual games,

There are 2 ways in which you can pay the €10 fee.

Firstly, you can pay the €10 directly into the club’s Bank Account in Ashbourne by electronic transfer (NB you must put your name as a reference), and use the following details:

IBAN: IE83 AIBK 9323 9600 4051 89


You must also send an email to the club email address informing the club that you have made the electronic transfer.

Alternatively, members of the Committee will be in attendance in  the Ashbourne/Donaghmore GAA club, (currently open, but this could change), on Tuesday the 13th October & Tuesday the 20th October for one hour from 11.00 am to 12:00 and you can bring an envelope with your name and contact number on the front and €10 in it.

The 30th Oct. is our cut-off date for paying this affiliation fee.

You will no longer be able to play in the virtual club competitions if the fee is not paid by this date.

Please note, the club is open to NEW players, who, if they pay the €10 affiliation fee to the club, can play in the weekly virtual competition. However they do not become full members of the club.

We ask everyone to understand that these are very unusual times and your committee may need to introduce further changes over time.

Stay safe.

The Committee


Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the resumption of face to face bridge is a long way off. So, we have created a virtual club to allow

members (Ashbourne, Ratoath and Friends) to play on-line bridge.
The game is run on the internet using the BridgeBase online (BBO) website,

We held our first game on Tuesday 18th August 2020 @ 7h15pm with six tables and thanks to Pat and Miriam, the evening went well and was very enjoyable.
Please do try to join us.

To be able to play, you must complete these four steps,
1. Create a BBO account, see this document  - ABC - How to create a BBO Account.doc
2. Buy BBO dollars, it will cost 3 dollars to play, after some initial free trial games. See this document - ABC - How to buy BBO dollars.doc
3. Send your name, contact number and BBO username to the club secretary (Miriam on 086 1018937).
4. Register to play, on the night of the game, see this document - ABC - How to register for a game.doc

You should familiarise yourself with the BBO features, perhaps play some bridge solitaire games or ask your partner to join a casual table with you.
Youtube contains many videos on using/playing on BBO. e.g. See this, Introduction to BBO Bridge, for full instructions
Any problems, please contact the club secretary, Miriam Moyles 086 1018937 or at email who will arrange assistance.



Congratulations to the winner of this year's

President's Prize!

1st Pat Moyles

2nd June Murphy
3rd Margaret Power
4th Monica Kelly
5th Dan O'Sullivan
6th Martin Staunton
7th Debbie Leahy

Session 1 Michael Tyrell
Session 2 Miriam Moyles

the results are in the combined table

at the following link: LINK

Committee 2020-2021

President -Theresa Fox

Vice President - Liz Mckeown

Secretary - Miriam Moyles

Treasurer - Aine Connolly

Ex-officio - Joe Bourke

Committee Members - Margaret Power, Margaret Daniels, Barbara Miller,

Jerry Monaghan and John Fox


Hello Members,

The Committee held a meeting on Tuesday 25 August 2020 where it was agreed that, in light of both the Covid 19 pandemic situation and the fact that normal Committee elections cannot take place this year, the Committee would remain in place until May 2021. All Committee members volunteered their time for another year. Thank you all. This roll-over was endorsed by the club Members as there were no objections.

The Committee would like to invite any Members who wish to join the Committee to contact Miriam, the Club Secretary.

Thank you

Stay safe

The Committee

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Tournament Directors - aide memoire

Here is a link to the TD aide memoire with two changes in yellow highlight agreed at our recent Committee meeting.

Thanks to all of you for your hard work!

Link: TD aide memoire updated Sept 2018

2017 Law - summary of major changes

2017 Laws - summary of major changes.pdf

Quicklinks for the CBAI & Regional CBAI

Contract Bridge Association of Ireland -

North East Region of the CBAI -

Results are subject to verification

Ashbourne Virtual Club - BBO Online Game
Director: Barry Leahy
Scorer: Autpmatic
Ashbourne And Friends Virtual Game
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: Automatic
Ashbourne And Friends Virtual Game
Director: Barry Leahy
Scorer: Automatic
Tue 27th Oct 2020
Ashbourne Virtual Club - BBO Online Game
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: BBO
Host: CBAI125570
Tue 3rd Nov 2020
Simultaneous Pairs - IBU
Scorer: BBO
Host: tbc
Tue 10th Nov 2020
Ashbourne Virtual Club - BBO Online Game
Scorer: BBO
Host: CBAI125570