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Welcome to Ballineaspaig Bridge Club
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Welcome to Ballineaspaig Bridge Club Cork, Website. We hold our weekly Bridge events Online (BBO) Monday evenings from September to May. New members welcome (all grades from Novices to Seniors). Contact our Club Secretary Tim McCarthy at


Online Bridge 2021-22

Club Re-Opens for Virtual Bridge January 10th, 2022.

Hi Everyone. 
Happy New Year. It looks as if BBO will be continuing for the foreseeable future. 
Bridge will recommence tomorrow night starting time of 7:15. Muscraí will also start on Tuesday at the same time (7:15). Choir has been suspended for the time being. 
Remember to log in early as we will close entries after 7:00 pm as soon as we have an even number of pairs. 
Keep Safe, Sane and remember to be kind to each other.

CBAI Newsletter September 2021

Weekly Bridge Updates

Date Pairing Placing Pairing Placing
20/09/2021 Noelle Twomey and Mary Shanahan 1st Maeve and Tim McCarthy 2nd
27/09/2021 Eileen O'Sullivan and Mairin Heffernan 1st Ann Flynn and Imelda Murphy 2nd
04/10/2021 Anne Kingston and Eileen Cahill 1st N/S Eileen O'Sullivan and Mairin Heffernan 1st E/W
11/10/2021 Mary Thullier and Mary Twomey Ist Patsy Fitzgerald and Anne Kingston 2nd
18/10/2021 Mary Thullier and Mary Twomey Ist Joan O'Donoghue and Marian White 2nd
1/11/2021  Noelle Twomey and Mary Shanahan   1st Berna moran and Patsy Fitzgerald  2nd
8/11/2021  Eileen O'Sullivan and Mairin Heffernan   1st Noelle Twomey and Mary Shanahan    2nd
15/11/2021  Noelle Twomey and Mary Shanahan    1st Mary Barret and Rose Howard  2nd
 22/11/2021 Deirdre Terry and Fionnuala O'Callaghan   1st Eileen O'Sullivan and Mairin Heffernan   2nd
29/11/2021  Helen and Michael Carroll  1st Anne Collins and Anne Kingston 2nd
 6/12/2021 Maura Lane and Maire Roche 1st Kathleen Dwyer and Mary O'Keeffe  2nd
13/12/2021  Noelle Twomey and Mary Shanahan     1st  Mary Murphy and Oliver Collins  2nd
 20/12/2021 Anne O'Neill and Maeve McCarthy  1st  Rose Howard and Mary Barrett 2nd
10/01/2022  Mary Twomey and Mary Thullier  1st Deirdre Terry and Fionnuala O'Callaghan    2nd
17/1/2022  Noelle Twomey and Mary Shanahan    1st Ray Shanahan and Helen Carroll   2nd
24/1/2022   Phil Collins and Anne O'Neill 1st  Patsy Fitzgerald and Berna Moran  2nd 
 31/1/2022 Mary Twomey and Mary Thullier   1st Mart Kenny and Mary Hartnett   2nd 
7/02/22   Deirdre Terry and Fionnuala O'Callaghan   1st Mary Murphy and Oliver Collins   2nd
14/02/22  Joe and Joyce O'Shea  1st Anne Pollock and Anne O'Brien 2nd 
21/02/22  Oliver Collins and Patsy Fitzgerald  1st    
 28/02/22 Noelle Twomey and Maura Lane   1st Katherine Sheehan  2nd 
7/03/22  Mary Barrett and Rose Howard  1st Margaret Walsh and Noreen O'Connell 2nd
21/03/22  Clare Creedon and Kay Doyle 1st Anne Kingston and Patsy Fitzgerald  2nd
 28/03/22 Noelle Twomey and Mary Shanahan  1st Maureen Nott and Mary Higgin  2nd
 4/04/22  Noelle Twomey and Mary Shanahan 1st Maeve McCarthy and Anne O'Neill   2nd
11/04/22 Mary Redmond and Esther O'Farrell 1st Noelle Twomey and Mary Shanahan   2nd
 18/04/22  Oliver Collins an Anne Kingston 1st Gwen O'Shea and Theresa Sharkey  2nd
 25/05/22  Lily Buckley and Berna Moran  1st  Ray Shanahan and Stuart Egner  2nd
9/05/22   Mary Redmond and Helen Carroll 1st Anne Flynn and Imelda Murphy 2nd
 16/05/22  Noelle Twomey and Mary Shanahan  1st Anne O'Brien an Anne Pollock  2nd

Notes ; 1. Please be sure to be connected to BBO at Start Time.

             2. Frozen Screen - log off/on again. If you need the Tournament Dir, click on Blue Box with 3 white lines.

            3. Login and stay online - so that you do not experiencee congestion.

I would ask you all to encourage those members who have as yet failed to play online to do. 

Regards and Stay Safe,

Your committee


Bridge Base Online

Communication from CBAI on CHEATING Online

Because of the prevalence of unethical and dishonest behaviour by a small minority of online bridge players, the CBAI has asked the club to remind you about requirements for ethical behaviour at all times. There are daily reports of people perceived to be deliberately CHEATING when playing online. All members should be in no doubt that the CBAI is taking this issue extremely seriously and there will be consequences for anyone found to be cheating.
Club TDs or Online Managers should endeavour to ensure that all players are aware of what actions as acceptable and which are definitely not – e.g. providing explanations in the chat area for partner to see as well as opponents is NOT acceptable, the ALERT area in the bidding screen only should be used
Clubs playing on the CBAI platform are required to note the following:
1. All players must enter their real names in their user profile. Preferably enter both names but a First name
only is acceptable
2. If visitors are playing in a club the club must have the visitors’ CBAI affiliation number
3. No unaffiliated players may play on the CBAI BBO platform
4. Local Master Points will be awarded in accordance with the CBAI Master Point Scheme for all events.
The following instructions to be issued to all people playing on the BBO CBAI platform -
Whether you are playing in your local friendly club or you are representing your country you must adhere to the international rules of bridge.
All those wishing to play on the CBAI BBO platform must
a) Confirm to their club that they have read this document.
b) Ensure that the club has their CBAI NBID number
c) Enter their REAL NAME in their bridge profile on BBO – First name is acceptable if you don’t want to give your
full name.
d) Ensure that they always play according to the rules of our game
Those who have concerns about the actions of another CBAI member should raise them with your TD or Online Club Manager and should not make public accusations or insinuations on social media.
A. Self-Kibitzing THIS IS CHEATING
B. Having another person kibitz and pass on
information to you THIS IS CHEATING
C. Phoning/contacting partner during play THIS IS CHEATING
D. Communicating with partner when playing in the same house/room. Showing your hand,
asking for a lead, suggesting bids THIS IS CHEATING
 The Tournament Director or BBO Online Club Manager is required to forward details
of any unethical behaviour to CBAI Head Office, who will undertake a full investigation
of any alleged wrongdoing.
If Unethical behaviour is proven, the players will face suspension or expulsion from CBAI and notification
of same to International Bridge Organisations



Bridge Base Online.

Hi Everyone,

Our Season has now successfully re-commenced and bridge will feature online each Monday Night as listed on our season calender. Fee of 3BBO$  per member will apply 

BBO$ can be purchase from the BBO Website (not from the App). The cost for 20 BBO$ is €17.65 on the Website as against €31 from the BBO App. So be aware of this and inform others of the distinction. 


Please follow the below guidelines, register early...If the game is due to start at 7:15 then please be online by 7pm.

This is the cut off time to allow us to decide on format.

Again we would ask everyone to to be mindful of the time allotted as slow play requires intervention of the Tournament Director,

 Depending on numbers there may have to be adjustments made .



Weekly Results

Results are available by clicking the relevant date on the Results Column to the right.




How to register on BBO


Hi Everyone,

Please follow these instructions to play on our BBO site each Monday.

Log into BBO with your User name & password

  1.  Click  on Virtual Clubs, then  Click  on CBAI-NIBU Ireland

  2.  Type Ballineaspaig in the search box up on the right hand side of the screen, or alternatively scroll down to find "Ballineaspaig Bridge Club".

  3. Click Entries, Type in your Partners User name as requested, click invite. Your Partner must be on line to accept your invitation.

  4. Now you will be told you have registered to play in the tournament.

  5. Keep your device logged in on line until it is time to start. 

  6. From now on you will be charged 3 BBO$ per game. These can be purchased using your credit card or Paypal.

  7. If you have no partner you can go into the Partnership Desk or use Whats App, which most of the membership are using.

  8. Be vigilant about the time.....7 mins per board is recommended.

  9. Finally I think you should put your Full Name in your can do this in your account.

Please pass on info to other members who may not have access to this message and encourage those who may not be using BBO to do so.

Again thank you all again 

Happy Bridging.





Michael O'Shea Cup Winners 2020
Michael O'Shea Cup Winners 2020

Patsy Fitzgerald and Brid O'Brien being presented with the Cup by Berna O'Shea, also in the picture is Joe Lane, President     


Berna's husband Michael was a founder member of the club and joined with us tonight for the Presentation of the cup in his name. She was partnered by another welcome visitor Theresa O'Connor who along with her husband Declan virtually ran the club for many years. Declan was also our longstanding Tournament Director. We wish to thank them both for their company tonight and wish them all the very best for the future.







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