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Presentation to the GAA

Outgoing President Liz presents a contribution to Jackie in the GAA on behalf of Ashbourne Bridge Club.

Our Club is very grateful to the Ashbourne/Donnaghmore GAA for their support over the years.

National & Regional Fixtures 2022-2023 UPDATED

National Regional Fixtures 2022-2023 UPDATED

DONEGAL BRIDGE CONGRESS 2022
DONEGAL BRIDGE CONGRESS 2022

DONEGAL BRIDGE CONGRESS NOVEMBER 2022 LINK - Donegal Bridge Congress Nov 2022

Drogheda & District Bridge Congress Oct 2022
Drogheda & District Bridge Congress Oct 2022

DROGHEDA AND DISTRICT BRIDGE CONGRESS OCTOBER 2022

Drogheda Congress 2022.docx

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

Website update ...

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

Competitions tab or News tab

CBAI PLAY & DISCUSS

Following the huge success of the CBAI Play & Discuss competitions and seminars, we have been asked to continue with four ten-week tournaments in the mornings and two evening tournaments at a special price of just €150.

These are live National Bridge Competitions that are a good way of supporting the CBAI and qualify for Master Points. Every session is immediately followed by talks given by our expert Bridge teachers led by Thomas Mac Cormac and Rory Egan, to discuss the hands played. The competitions will be on BBO and consist of 16 boards.

Grand Master Bridge are very kindly offering anyone who signs up this year a Free Sunday Seminar hosted by Rory and Thomas  and featuring their guest expert, the very popular Grand Master of Grand Masters, Mr BJ O'Brien himself! The seminar will be on ‘Hand Valuation’ and is on Sunday the 2nd of October.

Grand Master Bridge will make recordings of the discussion and the play of the hands to be made available to you after each competition. We will also send you copies of each hand, and a set of Grand Master Bridge notes, to you after the game in PDF form.

The cost is €150 for the 10-week programme of seminars and competitions. If you cannot make a particular competition on any given day every effort will be made to allow you play on another day of the week. Partners will also be found for those who require them.

Just click on the link under the level or time you would like to join:

Monday Mornings - CBAI Play & Discuss – Intermediate A - 10am to 1pm - Start September 19th 2022


Wednesday Mornings - CBAI Play & Discuss – Open to all - 9.30am to 12.30pm - Start September 21st 2022

 Thursday Mornings - CBAI Play & Discuss - All Intermediate - 9.30am to 12.30pm –Start September 22nd 2022

Friday Mornings - CBAI Play & Discuss - Intermediate and Novice - 9.30am to 12.30pm - Start September 23rd 2022

Tuesday Evenings - CBAI Play & Discuss – Intermediate - 7.30pm to 10.30pm - Start September 20th 2022

 Thursday Evenings - CBAI Play & Discuss – Open to All - 7.30pm to 10.30pm - Start September 22nd 2022
Grand Master Bridge is extending this offer to anyone who signs up for their Online Lessons as follows:
Online Zoom Bridge Lessons
Monday Morning - Improve my Cardplay - 9.30am to 11.30am - Start September 19th 2022

Tuesday Morning - Improve my Bridge - 9.30am to 11.30am - Start September 20th 2022

Tuesday Morning - Beginners Online Lessons - 9.30am to 11.30am - Start September 20th 2022

Monday Evening - Improvers - 7.30pm to 9.30pm - Start September 19th 2022

Wednesday Evening - The Next Step - 7.30pm to 9.30pm - Start September 21st 2022
Thursday Evening - Improvers Plus - 7.30pm to 9.30pm - Start September 22nd 2022

 Thursday Evening - Improve my Bridge - 7.30pm to 9.30pm - Start September 22nd 2022

The Special Offer also extends to their Live Face to Face Lessons in Kilmacud Crokes Clubhouse, Stillorgan

Monday Afternoon - Thomas's F2F - Novice Improvers - €180 - 2pm to 4pm - Start September 19th 2022

Wednesday Early Afternoon - Thomas's F2F - The Next Step - €180 - 1.30pm to 3.30pm - Start September 21st 2022

 Thursday Late Afternoon - Thomas's F2F - The Next Step - €180 - 4.15pm to 6.15pm - Start September 23rd 2022

  Dermot O'Brien - Chief Executive CBAI

Welcome to Ashbourne Bridge Club

WELCOME TO ASHBOURNE BRIDGE CLUB WEBSITE

ASHBOURNE BRIDGE CLUB RESUMED LIVE BRIDGE ON TUESDAY 6th SEPTEMBER 2022

7H30pm IN THE GAA CLUB

We hope you enjoyed your Summer and look forward to seeing you back in the Club

Bridge Promotion Saturday 3 September 2022

Miriam, Breda and Ian at the very successful Bridge Promotion Day in SuperValu Ashbourne on Saturday.

Many thanks to everyone who volunteered to (wo)man-the-stand.

LEARNING BRIDGE - BEGINNERS - INFORMATION
LEARNING BRIDGE - BEGINNERS - INFORMATION

To join any Bridge Club, you should have attended a training course to have a basic knowledge of the game.

Bridge lessons will take place in Ashbourne Community School from Monday evening, 26 September 2022 and enrollment is taking place now. Phone: 018353007 (landline) 0838454943 (mobile).

Additional course information is available below:

Ashbourne Community School, Co Meath •  Boyne Community School, Trim, Co Meath • Cabinteely Community School, Dublin 18 • Coolmine Community School, Dublin 15 •  Donahies Community School, Dublin 13 • Hartstown Community School, Dublin 15 •  Malahide Community School, Dublin • Moate Business College, Westmeath • Palmerstown Community School, Dublin 20 • Portmarnock Community School, Dublin   St Colmcille's Community School, Knocklyon, Dublin 16 • St Tiernan’s Community School, Ballally, Dublin 16

If you have any questions, please contact us at AshbourneBridgeClubMeath@gmail.com

Alternatively, you can contact the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland info@cbai.ie or visit their website https://www.cbai.ie/

Ashbourne Bridge Club Committee

Duais an Uachtaráin (President’s Prize) Sept 2022
 
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Dear all,

 

Welcome back to the new bridge season. We’re all hoping for a much more normal season this year, and all the CBAI’s main events are scheduled to be held face-to-face; check the calendar on our website for full details – https://www.cbai.ie/cbai-events/.

 

The season kicks off with the Duais an Uachtaráin (President’s Prize), hosted by CBAI President Pat O’Mahony and the South Munster Region in Cork Marts, just outside Fermoy, on Saturday 17 September, starting at 12 noon. This is a very comfortable venue, with ample parking, and food will be available. The Eircode for the venue is P61 EE37.

 

This season the competition will be held over two sessions rather than the usual three, to avoid the need for an overnight stay. Our online entry system is currently down for maintenance. We had hoped that it would be back in action in time for the Duais, but unfortunately that is not the case. To enter, just email your own name and your partner’s name to info@cbai.ie before 1:00 p.m. on Friday 16 September, and we’ll take it from there. All entries will be acknowledged, so if you don’t get a reply, we have not received your entry for some reason, so please try again. The entry fee will be €20 per person payable on the day, by cash only.

 

And if you are eligible to play in our international trials (more than 100 National Points), then a quick reminder that the closing dates for two sets of trials are coming up – entries for the Camrose Trials close on September 16, and entries for the Lady Milne Trials close on September 30, at 5:00 p.m. in both cases. To enter, please either email your team’s details to info@cbai.ie as above, or call us on (01) 4929666. Entries after these dates will be accepted only at the discretion of the International Committee, and no guarantees can be offered in that regard.

 

We hope that you will be able to join CBAI President Pat O’Mahony for his Duais and to get the new season off in style.

 

With best wishes for an enjoyable, and sociable, bridge season in 2022/23.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Dermot O’Brien

Chief Executive, CBAI

Committee 2022-2023
Committee 2022-2023

ASHBOURNE BRIDGE CLUB COMMITTEE 2022 - 2023

PRESIDENT – MIRIAM MOYLES

VICE PRESIDENT – NIAMH MCGOWAN

SECRETARY / EX-OFFICIO – LIZ MCKEOWN

TREASURER – AINE CONNOLLY

COMMITTEE MEMBERS:

JOE BOURKE, BREDA DENNEHY, MAUREEN COGGINS. SUSAN CARNEY and SADIE DOYLE

MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS - 2022-2023 SEASON
MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS - 2022-2023 SEASON

Membership Subscriptions are now being collected for the season 2022-2023.

Envelopes are available from the Club Secretary, Liz, and should be handed back to either Liz or Breda with the €25 subscription and your name clearly marked on the envelope.

Please advise Liz or Breda if you need a receipt.

Thanks a million

Liz (Club Secretary)

RULES OF ONLINE BRIDGE
RULES OF ONLINE BRIDGE

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

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 - http://cbai.ie/

North East Region of the CBAI - https://www.bridgewebs.com/northeasternregion/

Results are subject to verification

Results
Club Bridge
Director: Joe Bourke
Club Bridge
Director: John Fox
Club Bridge
Director: John Fox
Calendar
Tue 27th Sep 2022
Club Draw
7h30
Tue 4th Oct 2022
Club Bridge
7h30
Tue 11th Oct 2022
Ashbourne Cup Pairs
7h30