President: Deirdre Tuckey
(Vice President:Phyillis Carew)
Hon.Secretary: Malcolm Goldsworthy
: Sean Newcomen
Susan Mc Nulty
Last Meeting : Friday Friday Jan 24 2020
Next Meeting : April 17 2020 (Prov)
ALL NATIONAL AND CLUB FIXTURES FOR MARCH AND APRIL POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
Monday 16th Presidents Charity
Wednesday 18th Presidents Charity
Thursday 19th Presidents Charity
Tuesday 24th Presidents Charity
Thursday 26th March and 2nd April Stan Fitzpatick Cup
Friday 3rd Balbriggan/ Skerries Final
Friday 24th Balbriggan/ Gate Challenge
Regional Fixtures: 2019-2020
29th Sunday Noel Grimes Memorial Dundalk
5th Sunday Willie Berrill Cup ABCD 2 Sessions
10th Good Friday Sheeran Trophy and Navan Open 6pm Newgrange Hotel
2019 (Also See CBAI N.E Web Site /Diary)for more dates & Details
14th and 15th Burke and O Connor Trophys Cavan Crystal Hotel
21st and 22nd National Pairs Championship Athlone
The Club received confirmation on December 4 that following an application (2018) to the Community Enhancement Programme of Fingal County Council, we have been granted Funding of € 1000.00 for work relating to Club Improvements..
The Committee & its Members wishes to thank The Department of Rural & Community Development ,Fingal County Council ,The Local Community Development Committee for granting our application.
Hon Sec Balbriggan Bridge Club
Hi Folks, I do hope you are all keeping well and importantly staying safe. It is going to be some time before we can again play bridge, whether it is in our club, Regional events, Congress and National events. Recently I met a lady who plays bridge and she said to me "We are all going to have to introduce ourselves to one another when this is over and we resume playing". It is so important that we do stay in touch and I would also advise reading some of the bridge books you have, so as to stay in touch with the game.
I do hope you are enjoying the Quizzes and at the same time learning. I have kept the bidding system straight forward so that all can have a try at the Quizzes. What happens is, as players progress they take on various conventions and additions to the system they play with their regular partner(s), therefore in preparing the quizzes I am staying with the Acol system and the conventions most club players play.
Quiz No. 5 for Beginners and Novices and Intermediate and above are now available along with the answer sheets for Quiz No.4.
Don't forget to view the new Hand of the Week. C.V. at the helm No.4. and watch the Rt. Hon. Cirus Vorona (C.V), Member of Parliament for Lebensohl South East and his partner Sir Charles Webb-Mitchell compete in the one of the top Regional events, the Tom Lane Trophy.
C.V. once told Sir Charles that as George Washington never told a lie, he never knew how he made it in politics.
Following a Committee Meeting On Friday 13 March and subsequent government recommendations it has been decided to Close the Bridge Club until Monday April 20th in the interests of the members . The situation will then be reviewed.
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The Secretary advises make use of Recycling Lidl bakery Bags and have PPE
The President 's Charity Event supporting " Meals on Wheels" planned for next week w/c March 16 will now be re-scheduled following the Club Closure due to the Covid -19 situation .
71 Drogheda Street,
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Tel: 01-8414476(after 7.30pm)
Balbriggan Bridge Club welcomes NEW Members to Join.
Please see details below for days & times and Beginners Lessons .
The Malahide Congress took place at the Grand Hotel over the recent weekend. Congratulatios to the Club Members below who were Prize Winners.
1. Mixed Pairs (Friday) : Winners : Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello
2. Gala Pairs (Friday ) : 2nd -Bernie Bissett & Caroline Howard
3. Congress Teams : 2nd Best Area Masters : Caroline Howard ,Bernie Bissett ,Vivienne Donnelly * Kay Goldsworhy
4. Inter "A" Teams : Second Session Winners : Vincent Bissett ,Helena Browner ,Marie Kenny & MartinaWard
5. Best "B " Teams : Phyllis Carew ,Joe Bissett ,Susan McNulty ,Camilla McLoughlan
The four Presidents Prize Competitions were held over the past week for the Monday ,Tuesday,Wednesday & Thursday groups . Winners were as follows with presentations carried out by Deirdre Tuckey (President) .
Monday: Winner-Jenifer Mortell , 2nd Seamus Costello ,3rd Vivenne Donnelly .
Tuesday : Winner -Shay Mangan , 2nd Marie O'Shea ,3rd Bridie Kirwan .
Wednesday : Winner -Mary English ,2nd Alisson Graham, 3rd Martina Ward.
Thursday : Winner -Oliver Lawless ,2nd FRank Ryan ,3rd :Pat Griffith .
At the Weekend (January 7-19) success was achieved in the following National Events held in Clane Co. Kildare .
Womens National Pairs Jackson Cup : 3rd overall was Deirdre Tuckey & Helen Sheridan ;
2nd Area Master : Vivienne Donnelly &Catherien Clarke
Womens Teams Event ,McMenamin Bowl : 1st Area Masters: Mary Healy ,Vivienne Donnelly ,Bernie Bissett & Kay Goldsworthy
Presentaion was made by Neil Burke ( President (CBAI ).
Congratulation s to Maria Callinan & Kat Hynes in winning the Inter "B " Section of the Mc Quillan Cup held in Drogheda at the Weekend.
Well done also to :
Deirdre Tuckey & SEamus Costelo in coming 2nd overall.
Brendan & Helen Sheridan in achieving 3rd overall .
1st Session Winners: Sean & FRances Newcomenn.
Presentaion made by Martin O'Brien( Gate Club President)
Congratulation to Ray Ryan & Kay Goldsworthy in winning the Club's 2 week John Lane Cup .Presentation by Deirdre Tuckey ( Club President).
Congratulations to Helena Browner & Vincent Bissett on winning the Wednesday's 2 week Lions Cup . Presentation was made by Deirdre Tuckey ( Club President)
The Regional Teams event took place in the Ardboyne Hotel last Sunday Jan 5. Success was achieved as follows :
Masters Teams : 2nd Deirdre Tuckey ,Seamus Costello , Brian & Maeve Carroll.
Intermediate Teams (A) : 3rd : Helena Browner ,Veronica Buttimer ,Martina Ward ,Marie Kenny
Intermediate Teams (B) : Winners : Kate Hynes ,Maria Callinan,Kathleen Gibbons ,Josephine Brady.
Presentation to the (B) Winners was made by Peter Byrne (Regional Vice President )
Sunday December 15 ,Balbriggan hosted their Heron Trophy Event .The Club would like to thank all who supported their event with 17 Tables .
Congratulations go to :
Winners : Mary Brady & Joe Coyne
2nd : Maura Hand & Patdy Gibney
3rd : Mary Delaney & Liam Culligan
Best "A" : Helena Browner & Veronica Buttimer
Best "B" : Linda Walsh & Sandra Peden
Best LOcal : Frances & SEan Newcomen
Presentation was made by Deirdre Tuckey ( Club President)
Full results displayed RHS Results section
The North Eastern Regional Pairs Competition was held in the Ardboyne Hotel in Navan on Sunday December 1st .Congatulations go to Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello on winning the Masters Section . Well done also to MaureenWalsh & Margaret Winters in achieving 3rd .
Well done also to Martina Ward & Veronica Buttimer in achieving 2nd psition in the Inter "B " section.
Presentation was made by Eileen McEntegart (Regional President )
The Tom Sheridan Trophy was held on Sunday November 3 in Balbriggan Bridge Club. Congratulations go to The overall Winners : Deirdre Tuckey and Seamus Costello. Further prize winners were :
2nd : Clare and Catherine Clarke
3rd : Maureen Walsh & Margaret Winters
Best Club : Kay Goldsworthy & Vincent Bissett
Best Inter "A" : Martina Ward & Marie Kenny
Beast "Inter B " : Phyllis Carew & Joe Bissett
Presentation was made by Carol Sheridan .
The Club would like to thank all particpants for their support in achieving 19 1/2 Tables.
(Full results are shown in the RHS Results list )
The Hilltown Cup Team of 4 event was held at the ABCD Venue on Sunday 24 November .Congratulations go to : Pat Duff ,Seamus Costello ,Maeve Carroll & Brian Carroll in achieving 2nd Place .
The East of Irealnd Congress was held at the Dundalk Plaza this weekend (November 8-10) . Congratulations go to :
Phyllis Carew & Joe Bissett in winning the 2session Inter "B" pairs Section . Well done also to Pat Mulholland & Eugene Costello in achieving 4th in the Inter "A "section .
In the Inter "B" Champioships onSunday Marie Callinan & Kat Hynes achieved best Regional Pair
In The Open Pairs on the Sunday Session .Mary Browne & Aileen Lane achieved 1st place
Presentation was made by Neil Burke (CBAI President) & Eileen Mc Entagert (REgional President )
The Regional Mixed Pairs were heldv at the ABCD venue in Drogheda last Sunday( Oct 27) .Congratulations go To Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello in gaining 3rd position . Best "A " went ot Veronica Buttimer & Vincent Bissett.
Congratulations to Margaret Winters & Mareen Walsh on winning the Dundalk Salver on Sunday 20 October. Presentation was made by Eileen McEnterat(Regional President) & Mary Berrils (VP) of Dundalk Bridge Club
At the weekend the 2019 Drogheda Congress took place at the West Court Hotel and the ABCD Bridge club in Drogheda. Congratulations to the following on their success and to the Club members who supported the event .
1. Congress Pairs : (Overall ) 2nd Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello
2. Congress Pairs: 1st Session Winners: Brendan Sheridan & Dave Terry
3. Confined Pairs : Best Local : Maeve Carroll & Kay Goldsworthy
4. Intermediate "A" : Best Local : Pat Mullholland & Eugene Costello
5. : Intermediate " B) Glynis Kay Cup : Winners Phyllis Carew & Joe Bissett
6. Intermediate "B" : Best local : Kat Hynes & Maria Callinan
7. Congress Teams ; 3rd : Sean & FRances Newcomen ,Margeret Winters & Maureen Walsh.
Presentations were made by : Neil Burke(CBAI President ) & Maura Hand Congress President
Any other photos available let me know (MG) or errors in the above
Congratulations go to Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello on winnng the Pat Taffe Trophy held at the ABCD Club in September .Congratulations also go to Croline Howard & Bernie Bissett on their 3rd position
Presentation was made by Eileen McEntegot (REgional President).
Congratulations go to Bernie Bissett & Caroline Howard who were runners up in the recent FR. Doris Cup held in Drogheda
THe Ulster Bank Cup Teams of 4 ,hosted by Ardee Bridge Club was held in the ABCD Bridge Venue on Sunday 19 May .
The winners were : Ray Ryan ,Kay Goldsworthy,Mary Healy & Simon Healy .Balbriggan & Skerries club gave considerable support to this event with :
2nd : Deirdre Tuckey ,Seamus Costello ,Brian Carroll ,Maeve Carroll.
3rd : Brendan & Helen Sheridan,Frances & Sean Newcomen
4th : Clare v& Catherine Clarke ,MaureenWalsh ,Margaret Winters .
Presentaion was made by : Anna Keenan ,President of Ardee Bridge Club .
Balbrigan Bridge club hosted their Open Teams of 4 on Sunday May 5 in our Club House .Many thanks to all supported this event (16 Teams )/
Winners : Patsy Gibney ,Maura Hand,Ken Walsh,Brenan Byrne
2nd : Seramus Costello,Deirdre Tuckey ,Peter Howard ,Brian Carroll
3rd : John Mc Nally ,Tiernan Hall,Mary Timoney,Donek Szenejko
Best Intermediate : Veronica Buttimer ,Helena Browner ,Martina Ward,Marie Kenny.
Presentation was made by Maria McGrath (Club President)
Congratulations go to Margaret & Paul Kelly on winning Thursdays 2 week "Stan Fitpatrick Cup ". Presentation was made by Maria McGrath (Club President).
The Annual Balbriggan -Skerries Cubs Cup(Skerries,John Lane ,Holmpatrick) competition took place in Balbriggan Bridge Club on Friday April 5 .Success this time went to Deirdre Tuckey & Seamus Costello . Congratulations to all that took part.
Presentation was made by Maria McGrath (Balbriggan Club President).
On Sunday 31 March the Regional Ladies & Mens Pairs were held at the ABCD Bridge club in Drogheda. Congratulations go to :
Maureen Walsh & Margaret Winters winners of the Frances Dunne Cup for the Ladies Pairs .
Sean Newcomen & Frank Davey :winners of the Mens Pairs : Des Scully Cup .
Presentation was made by Margaret Hanlon (Regional President)
The CBAI National Pairs Final was held in Athlone over the weekend of March 24. Congratulations go to Carol Sheridan & Pat Mulholland who were the 2nd Session winners of the Inter "A " Laird Cup .
Congratulations also go to Camilla McLoughlin & Kat Hynes who were 2nd in the Inter "B" Civil Service Cup .
Presentaion was made by Peter O'Meara )Presidnet of the CBAI).
Congratulations go to the following people who were the Winners of the separate 3 week President's Prize competitions held Monday ,Tuesday ,Wedesday and Thursday in February. Presentaions were made by Club President Maria McGrath.
Mondays : Winner : Tim Carroll, 2nd Mary Brown,3rd Seamus Costello.
Tuesdays : Winner : Kat Hynes ,2nd Teresa Hutchinson,3rd Joe Bissett
Wednesday:Winner : Marian Kinsella ,2nd Lillian Jones ,3rd Carmel Brogan
Thursday : Winner : Stafford Stack ,2nd Paddy O'Shea ,3rd Bernadette Mc Carthy
The Regional Teams Championships were held in Navan on Sunday January 6th 2019. Success went to the Club and congratulations go to the following:
1. Winners of the Joan Kieran Shield for Masters : Helen Sheridan.FrancesNewcomen, Brenden Sheridan and Sean Newcomen.
2. Runners up in the Masters: Peter Howard ,Brian Carroll ,Deirdre Tuckey ,Seamus Costello.
3. Winners of the Inter "B " Cup : Martina Ward ,Marie Kenny ,Veronica Buttimer & Helena Browner.
The winners progress to the National Finals later in the year.
Presentations to all were made by Margaret Hanlon (Regional President)
Liam & Jean Timmins are interested in linking up with other pairs to play Bridge on BBO. If you wish to contact them Text me (Malcolm 0872618926) if you do not have their Numbers . Under GDPR and because the WEb Site is "OPEN", they and me hve agreed not to display their numbers. MKG.
It is with great sadness that we hear of the death of Tom McGrane, Kitchenstown, Naul, Co.Dublin in his 91st year. Tom was a member of Balbriggan Bridge Club for many years and from looking through the results he last played in the club in March 2013. Tom was an absolute gentleman at the table and a man who played his bridge for enjoyment. He liked nothing more than to out bid his opponents even if it cost a lot of match points. Tom had played cricket for many years and when his playing days were over he became one of the finest administrators of cricket in Fingal. May he Rest In Peace. Funeral details on RIP.IE. Seamus.
Congratulations to Maria Callinan & Kat Hynes who won the DNR Regional Pairs Int "B " section in Malahide at the weekend .
Congratulations go to Marie O'Connor & Anna Thornton on winning Wednesday's 2 week "Balbriggan Trophy" Competition. Presentation was made by Deirdre Tuckey (Club President)
Congratulations go to Sean Newcomen & Sean McNally on winning the Monday's 2 week John Lane Competition. Presentation was made by Deirdre Tuckey (Club President )
Congratulations go to OLiver Lawless & Jaroslaw Wojciechowski on winning Balbriggan's 2 week Thursday Competion The Shambo Trophy. Presentation was made bt Deirdre Tuckey (Club President) .