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Message to Members
Message to Members


A National Bridge "Week" is being planned by the CBAI (Contract Bridge Association of Ireland) from 16th to 25th August 2019 which will include promotional activities across the country in various areas such as shopping centres, libraries, community centres, etc.  This should generate an amount of interest that will hopefully translate into an increase in the playing population.

The Committee will be organising some local activities and we would appreciate a few hours of your time to promote the game in Ashbourne on Saturday 17 & 24 and on Friday 23 August 2019. Please let a Committee Member know if you are available. 

Thank you for your support.


Results may not always be immediately available. We will post them as soon as we can.

Thanks to the scorers for a great job!!

The Committee

40th Anniversary Event

The Committee would like to invite Members - old and new - to join a sub-Committee to organise an event to mark the 40th Anniversary of our beautiful Club. It is envisaged for early February 2020 which means this sub-Committee needs to begin to plan the event (with the support of the regular Committee).  Please talk to a member of the Committee with your ideas for the event.

All Members are asked to lend old photos from competitions and parties to the Committee.  We will scan them and return them to you very quickly.

Website update ...

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

Welcome to Ashbourne Bridge Club

Our club has a friendly and welcoming membership which we are very proud of.  We play upstairs in the Ashbourne/Donaghmore GAA Club every Tuesday at 7:20 sharp. There is ample free parking. The playing fee is five Euro and the club is open all year round, with visitors welcome from May to August.

New Players warmly welcomed.

The club secretary is Miriam at email


Our annual SUMMER DRINKS EVENING will take place on Tuesday evening 27 August 2019 following Bridge.  All Summer visitors and Club Members are welcome!


If you are interested in learning the beautiful game of Bridge or in joining a local club, you may be interested to know that the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland (CBAI) is running a national promotion week from 16 to 25 August 2019. Club members from both Ashbourne & Ratoath will be around Ashbourne Library on Saturday 17 August and Ashbourne Supervalu & Tescos on Friday & Saturday 23 & 24 August.

We will be happy to answer any of your questions and hopefully guide you towards a truely rewarding lifelong adventure with this beautiful game.

For more information you can contact the Club secretary for each Club - Ashbourne 086 1018937 and Ratoath 087 2261393.

Additional information from the Regional Committee on 01 8492280, 046 9028391 or 01 8251335. North East Region

The CBAI 01 4929666 during office hours.

"Bridge is such a sensational game that I wouldn't mind being in jail if I had three cellmates who were decent players and who were willing to keep the game going 24 hours a day." - Warren Buffett

"Many games provide fun, but Bridge grips you. It exercises your mind. Your mind can rust you know, but Bridge prevents the rust from forming." - Omar Sharif

"Bridge is the most entertaining and intelligent card game the wit of man has so far devised." - W. Somerset Maugham





And congratulations to Mary Mellett on her win as Novice of the Year!! Well done Mary!



MEMBERS REMINDER - Bidding cards should be left out until after the lead has been made


Committee 2018-2019
Committee 2018-2019

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

Gentle reminders
Gentle reminders

... please remember to let the TD know if you need to remain seated during the game and remember also not to put excess pressure on the card tables.

Thank you

Upcoming competitions
Upcoming competitions

The 77th East of Ireland Open Bridge Congress Fundraiser will be held at the Bridge Centre, Dundalk on Sunday 1st September 2019 @ 7pm sharp. Table money €10 (includes supper) All welcome.

The Pat Taffe Trophy takes place on Sunday 9 September 2019 in the ABCD Bridge Centre Drogheda @ 5pm. Entry fee €12.50 includes light supper. Entries to Peter on 086-8049531.

Regional Fixtures List 2019-2020
Regional Fixtures List 2019-2020

Link: Regional Fixtures 2019-2020.doc

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

Summer Bridge
Scorer: John Fox
Summer Bridge
Scorer: John Fox
Summer Bridge
Scorer: John Fox
Tue 27th Aug 2019
Summer Drinks
Tue 3rd Sep 2019
Club Bridge
Tue 10th Sep 2019
Club Bridge