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2021-2022 Club Membership Renewal
2021-2022 Club Membership Renewal

2021-2022 Club Membership Renewal

As the formal Bridge Season started on the 1st September 2021, Membership Fees are now required.

The Ashbourne Bridge Club Committee has decided that the total membership fee for 2021-2022 will be reduced to €20 for this season. This fee includes a €10 affiliation fee due to the CBAI and a €1 affiliation fee due to the North Eastern Region. The CBAI €10 affiliation fee is only available to members who pay before 30th Nov, otherwise a charge of €12.50 per member will be required.

There are 3 ways in which you can pay the €20 fee.

Firstly, members of the Committee will be in attendance in the Ashbourne/Donaghmore GAA club on Tuesday the 2nd Nov, for one hour from 11.00 am to 12:00 and you can bring an envelope with €20 in it to the GAA club on that date. Please put your name and contact number on the front of the envelope.

If you are attending the GAA club on the 2nd Nov, please bring your Covid 19 certificate or proof of recovery from Covid 19 (within the last 6 months) with you. This will enable a member of Committee to update the club’s Covid 19 Vaccination Register and will allow you to play in the Live Games from the 9th Nov.

Secondly, you can pay the €20 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


Thirdly, you can pay the €20 to the Club Treasurer on any club night from the 9th to the 23rd November. Thereafter the fee will be €22.50.

If you chose options 2 or 3 above, you will be required to show your Covid 19 certificate or proof of recovery from Covid 19 (within the last 6 months) on your first night attending the club for live Bridge.

Many thanks

The Committee

Regional Pairs
Regional Pairs

Regional Pairs

(Qualifier for National Pairs Championships)

McArdle Cup for Masters, McGuirk Cup for Inter A’s and Intermediate B’s Cup

Please refer to Regional Secretary regarding Regulations if you intend to play in qualifiers in more than one region.

ABCD Bridge Centre, Drogheda on Sunday 5th December 2021

Start Time 1.30p.m.

Entry Fee: €20 per person - Prizes: 1st 2x €50, 2nd 2x €40, 3rd 2x €30 - Intermediate B: 1st 2x €50 and additional prizes depending on number of entries.

Entries Close at 6pm on Saturday 4th December

Entries to Peter Byrne

   Mobile 086-8049531      email:

New Regional President 2021-2022
Congratulations to Peter Byrne who is now the North Eastern Regional President for 2021-2022. Peter who is taking over from Eileen McEntegart was inaugurated at a zoom meeting of the Regional Executive last Saturday 22nd May 2021.
Peter has asked Kay Goldsworthy to suceed him for the year 2022-2023.
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.

ABC ETTIQUETTE - please read
ABC ETTIQUETTE - please read

Members are kindly requested to (re)familiarise themselves with Club Ettiquette. Thank you.

Link to document: Update document on ettiquette


Our Treasurer, Aine Connolly, presented the accounts for 2020/2021, which were approved by the Committee.  If you would like a copy of the accounts, please email:

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.


Live Bridge Update


Ashbourne Bridge Club re-opened for live Bridge on Tuesday 9th November 2021 at 7.30 in the Donaghmore/Ashbourne GAA clubhouse.

If you are looking for a Partner, please remember you can call Breda, our Matchmaker, who will do her utmost to get you sorted. Breda 087 9046389.

It is a fundamental requirement of the club that players wishing to attend must provide their Covid Vaccination Cert or proof of recovery from Covid in the last 6 months to the designated Committee member before they will be allowed to play. No exceptions!

Play is in the usual room which allows for good spacing of tables, table screens are in use, hand sanitisers are available at the club but members can bring their own hand sanitisers. Face masks are required to be worn when entering, moving around and leaving the building. It is not compulsory for members to wear a mask while playing at the table, however they can do so if they wish.

The club will accommodate a maximum of 12 tables on a first come basis.

Members are asked to arrive in good time and follow the advice of the committee members on duty on the night. The club's Covid Compliance Officer is Liz Mc Keown.




It is also essential that any member infected by, or showing symptoms of, COVID-19, should NOT attend live bridge under any circumstances.



On-line Bridge

There will be no Ashbourne on-line game however, anyone wishing to play on-line can sign up and play with Navan Bridge Club and/or Ratoath Bridge Club.

Navan's online games will move to Monday nights beginning Monday November 1st 2021 starting at 7.30. 

Ratoath's online game will continue on  Thursday nights beginning at 7:30.

Everybody is welcome to play in these competitions (no robot partners please) but  they must be affiliated to the CBAI through the Navan Club and /or Ratoath club and pay the appropriate fee at the time of joining. The CBAI fee is €10 if paid before the end of November. Full details are on the respective club websites.

Thank you for your patience. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Stay safe all

The Committee

Committee 2021-2022

President -Liz Mckeown

Vice President / Secretary - Miriam Moyles

Treasurer - Aine Connolly

Ex-officio - Theresa Fox

Committee Members - Joe Bourke,

Jerry Monaghan, Maureen Coggins and Breda Dennehy


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

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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

Club Bridge
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Club Bridge
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Club Bridge
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Tue 30th Nov 2021
Club Bridge
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Tue 7th Dec 2021
Club Bridge
Director: John Fox
Scorer: Pat Moyles
Tue 14th Dec 2021