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

Local Club Rules
Visitors on Club Nights

Members are reminded that they are allowed two visitors per year on Club Nights.  Visitors can play on four nights per year on Club Nights. This excludes Summer Bridge from May to August which is open to visitors.

Club Property

Club property: prior written permission from the Secretary is required in order to borrow Club property.  Insurance is a serious issue here so each request will be dealt with on its own merit.

Members should also notify the Committee if they are aware of this rule being broken.

Points notified for the AGM

Members must notify any points they intend to raise at an AGM in advance to the Committee.  This allows the Committee to be prepared for the AGM to save time. It also ensures that those Members who have the courtesy to notify their points are actually allowed time to raise them. The meeting should not exceed half an hour.

Sitting position requests

Members may request to stay seated during play for health reasons. Please remember to advise the TD on the night.

Canvassing in the Club Room

Members are reminded that neither raffle selling nor canvassing are permitted in the Club by Members.  Members wishing to bring attention to raffle tickets may put a notice onto the notice board or approach Members outside the Club Room. Members who are new and not familiar with Club policies are advised to approach a Member of the Committee for clarification. 


Christmas Party - non-members

Members are reminded of the policy, decided at a Committee Meeting, that husbands and wives (or partners) of Members are welcome to join the  Christmas Party each December. The cost will be the full price of the meal & drink (unsubsidised by the Club).

Novices Rule

Novices do not play North/South in their first year (twelve months from first attendance) in the Club.

It has been agreed that Novices have enough pressure on them, playing in a Club environment and learning Bridge. Therefore, when sitting with first year Novices, the experienced Players will take the North/South position. The Club Rule, whereby cards are cut for table position, does not apply to first year Novices. The Committee would like to thank Members for their support on this rule.