Ashbourne Bridge Club
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Our Matchmaker ...

... Breda, is available on 087 9046389


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:

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

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

Welcome to Ashbourne Bridge Club website.

Our Club is physically closed for normal Bridge but we are playing on-line. Information on how to join us on-line is available in the 'News' tab.

Stay safe

CHEATING - Message to all those playing online on CBAI BBO platform
CHEATING - Message to all those playing online on CBAI BBO platform

Please read the attached document from the CBAI - Cheating at Online Bridge.pdf


Dear All,

We are pleased to present the CBAI Annual Newsletter for 2020. In keeping with the theme of the year, it is in digital rather than physical format, but we hope that you will enjoy it none the less for that; indeed it may be that this format, being more climate-friendly, is in fact the appropriate one nowadays. If you have thoughts on this, please let us know.

In the Newsletter you will find:

·         Messages from the (continuing) CBAI President, Neil Burke, and Chief Executive, Paul Porteous;

·         News of this year’s President’s Award Winner – Denise Conlon from Athlone – and a super photo on the front cover

·         Reports from our thirteen regions, and from Joint Honorary Secretary Martin Brady on behalf of the IBU, on their bridge activities during the truncated 2019/20 season;

·         News of an exciting new online bridge academy, Grand Master Bridge, being planned by Rory Egan and Thomas MacCormac, with a special introductory offer for CBAI members;

·         Reminders of excellent bridge primers by CBAI-accredited teachers Maire O’Keeffe (“Bridge Made Simple”) and Michael O’Loughlin (“Basic Card Play”), both available from our  shop at the very reasonable price of €10;

·         A list of bridge classes (all online) being held in the current term;

·         Details of hotel and bed & breakfast breaks being offered;

·         A review of the junior bridge scene, including an interview with Under-26 international Michael Donnelly;

·         A commentary from national Tournament Director Fearghal O’Boyle on the online laws of bridge, in which he makes a number of recommendations and seeks feedback; given that online is where it’s at for most of us for the moment, we need to be able to adapt laws designed for in-person bridge to suit the online variant of the game. In this respect, we would draw your attention to the CBAI Code of Conduct, which applies equally to the online game as it does to in-person bridge; there have been a number of cheating allegations in other jurisdictions since competitive bridge went online – our hope is that we will not have any within the CBAI’s games;

·         Details of two recent works by CBAI members – a cookbook and culinary reminiscences by Maura Foley of Kenmare, and an album of easy listening music by Jennifer Cullen of Dublin South;

·         An offer of special bridge-themed facemasks from former CBAI-staffer Fionuala Gill in aid of charity – just the job for a (hopefully imminent) return to in-person bridge;

·         And last but not least, dates for your virtual bridge diary, with a number of CBAI competitions and congresses planned for BBO in the coming months.

·          Our thanks to all who contributed to the newsletter, and of course to our advertisers. We would encourage you to make every effort to support them in these challenging times.

We hope that the newsletter will have something for everyone, and that members will enjoy it. As mentioned above, the format is a bit different this year.

We would welcome your feedback on any aspect of it, and on suggestions that you’d like to see included in future publications from us.

 Links in red above will bring you to the Newsletter & the Code of Conduct.

 Enjoy – and stay well!



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


Folks, you can find the rules of online Bridge from the CBAI, at this link: Online laws of Bridge


Please find attached a link to Online Bridge Seminars with RealBridge: GMB Seminar North Eastern

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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: Pat Moyles
Scorer: BBO Extractor
Ashbourne Virtual Club - BBO Online Game
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: BBO Extractor
Ashbourne Virtual Club - BBO Online Game
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: BBO Extractor
Tue 27th Apr 2021
Ashbourne Virtual Club - BBO Online Game
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: BBO Extractor
Host: CBAI125570
Tue 4th May 2021
Ashbourne Virtual Club - BBO Online Game
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: BBO Extractor
Host: CBAI125570
Tue 11th May 2021
Ashbourne Virtual Club - BBO Online Game
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: BBO Extractor
Host: Cbai125570