Ashbourne Bridge Club
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New Regional President 2021-2022
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.
Message from the CBAI

The CBAI have established an Online Ethics Committee whose members will review any material submitted in support of complaints of Cheating.

Please remind your members – again – that cheating will be dealt with severely if proven.

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.


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:

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

Summer Bridge
Due to the reduced number of members playing the on-line game recently it has been decided that as and from Tuesday the 29th June 2021 members of Ashbourne Virtual Bridge Club will play their on-line bridge game with Navan Bridge Club.
The game begins at 8pm instead of 7h30 - from Tuesday 13 July 2021.
On Tuesday's members just need to log on to BBO in the usual way and click on Navan Co Meath Bridge Club. All the necessary player details such as BBO names have been provided to Navan.
Be careful NOT to click on Navan Road Bridge Club.
Any problems, please contact Paul Cantwell on 087 6794013.
Thank you and stay safe
SECRETARY'S REPORT 2019-2020 and 2020-2021
SECRETARY'S REPORT 2019-2020 and 2020-2021

Secretary's Report 2019-2020, 2020-2021


It’s hard to believe our last AGM was held on the 7th May 2019.  In one sense it seems our lives have stood still for the last 14 months but yet we have come a long way and learned so much. Who would have thought a year ago that playing on-line bridge in a virtual club would be so easy!! 

 But lets not forget all that has happened in Ashbourne Bridge Club since our last AGM:  

August 2019 the club participated  in a Bridge Promotion Campaign over two weekends. This exercise resulted in a big increase in the numbers of people taking bridge lessons in September 2019.  

 October 2019 the club signed an agreement with Ratoath Bridge Club to share the electronic scoring devices. The move to electronic scoring has  improved the accuracy of recording game results, done away with the Traveller sheets and has enabled the results to be made available on the night.  

 December 2019 the club organised a TD’s refresher course which was well attended. 

 40th Anniversary

On the 11th February 2020 we celebrated the club's 40th Anniversary with a Gala Dinner. The evening began with a champagne reception followed by a wonderful evening with fine food great  music and dancing.   The venue was decorated with curtains of lights and candelabras on the tables! During the evening photographs of former and current members were shown scrolling on a projector screen.

A wonderful evening was had by all. Memories of the evening was captured  on camera and the photo's are available for all to view on our website.

Major Competition Winners for 2019/20 were: 

Bobbett Cup: Eileen Gray & Kay Brady 

President’s Prize: Pat Moyles 

Player of the Year: Adam Murphy 

Novice of the Year: Dan O’Sullivan 


Club Membership 2019/20: 79 members 

 March 2020

In March 2020 a year like no other begun, a Worldwide Pandemic is declared and our lives changed completely. But the Bridge club survives!

 Virtual Bridge

The club is very grateful to Pat Moyles who set up an on-line virtual club for Ashbourne in August 2020. He has kept the online game running and has provided continuous support to members.  Also a big thank you to Barry Leahy for running the game for a number of months. 


Club Membership 2020/21 is 76.   (Ashbourne members 50, Virtual club members 26) 

Sadly we lost four of dear bridge friends over the past two years: Louis Murray, Maura Ryan, Mary Corcoran and Betty O'Connell Jones. May they rest in peace.

Summer Bridge Virtual 

It is intended that the on-line game will continue throughout  the summer.   


Members will be glad to know that the club receives a portion of the payment paid by them every time they play in the Ashbourne Virtual game on the BBO platform.  The income is paid to the CBAI and forwarded to the club’s bank account. 


Meath Co Co Grant 

The club was delighted to receive a grant of €450 from Meath Co Co Council towards the club’s 40th Anniversary celebrations. 

The club also received confirmation that a grant of €152 will be provided to assist with the purchase of a new laptop for the club this year.   


Return to face to face Bridge.

The date for a return to face to face bridge is still unclear. The main concern is of course the health and safety of members. The Committee will follow Government regulations and take advice from the CBAI on this matter. It is likely that any decisions on opening up again will not be made until late summer when the vaccine has been rolled out and the level of Covid 19 cases  is under control.

Members will be advised of the situation through the club's website.

The Committee 

Because of the Covid 19 pandemic it was not possible to hold a club AGM and elect people to the Committee. Thankfully all those who were elected in 2019 agreed to stay on a second year. Bridge business continued to be dealt with via e-mail and when permitted, in person.

Some of the current Committee members, have served for a long number of years and don't intend to remain on the Committee.

We are now calling for members to join the committee, do your bit and share the responsibility of running our club.

If you are interested helping out, please contact the incoming President,  Liz Mc Keown at 086 -8251659

Miriam Moyles

Club Secretary.  

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

Committee 2021-2022
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


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
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: BBO Extractor
Ashbourne Virtual Club
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: BBO Extractor
Ashbourne Virtual Club - BBO Online Game
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: BBO Extractor
Tue 13th Jul 2021
Ashbourne/Navan Virtual Club
BBO Online Game 8pm
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: BBO Extractor
Tue 20th Jul 2021
Ashbourne/Navan Virtual Club
BBO Online Game 8pm
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: BBO Extractor
Tue 27th Jul 2021
Ashbourne/Navan Virtual Club
BBO Online Game 8pm
Director: Pat Moyles
Scorer: BBO Extractor