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2021 President's Prize

President's Prize 2021

This year's President's Prize will take place online via BBO, over two weeks, on the 11th & 18th May. This competition is open to club members only and presentations will take place once we resume back in the bridge centre. It is important that members register for the section that they are graded for - partnerships with mixed grades should register at the higher of the two sections.

Notices will be displayed before the regular BBO Tuesday night games in the lead up to the 11th.

We hope to make this a special event so please try and save the date and join us on the night.

 

2021 AGM - June 1st

Annual General Meeting 2021 (June 1st)

This year's AGM will take place online via Zoom on June 1st at 6pm. Details of the Zoom call will be distributed to all members in advance of the call. If you wish to attend and have difficulties with Zoom etc let us know and we can help or arrange for you to connect via a regular call.

Please find the time to attend the AGM as it's an important meeting and helps to ensure that our club continues to function well into the future.

If you are attending the AGM and also plan to play the regular Tuesday BBO bridge afterwards please register for the bridge well in advance so you don't miss out.

Unfortunately, after many years of hard work and dedication, we are losing a few committee members this year. If you are interested in joining or helping the committee please contact us at ballyroanbridgeclub@gmail.com

If you have any questions or proposals for this years AGM please submit them to ballyroanbridgeclub@gmail.com before May 18th.

The Secretary and Treasurer's reports will be emailed to members prior to the meeting and will be available after the meeting on request.

 

Online Bridge Update

We will now be running 4 competitions online. Top section, Top 2, A/B and a Relaxed section. Remember these compeitions begin at 7:20, so please be logged in with BBO$ in your account. 

Ballyroan Online

Ballyroan will be hosting online competitions on Bridge Base Online (BBO).  The competitions will take place at 7.20 sharp.  Please note the start time!  Latecomers cannot be accommodated.  Below I have listed exactly how you will find and register to play in the tournaments.  You will need to have registered on the BBO site already.  When you register on the BBO site, you will be asked to pick a nickname or username that you will use in competitions.  You will also need to purchase BBO$s using either your credit card or PayPal.  It will cost you 3$ to play in a competition and that money will be deducted from your purse when you register for the competition.  You will need to let us know your details by emailing onlinebridgeballyroan@gmail.com and giving your bbo username, mobile and email address.  These details are needed by the TD for the smooth running of the competitions.

The tournament will be listed on the BBO site when you login under Virtual Club-Other clubs-other countries. It will only be visible 1.5 hours before start time so from 6.00 on Tuesday The host will be CBAI125519. The tournaments will be called Ballyroan Competitive and Ballyroan Relaxed.  The relaxed competition will be a game aimed at Beginners, and B/Novice players. You can also search for Ballyroan in the search box beside running/pending/complete, that will find it quicker.


Only one of the pair playing needs to register so decide among yourselves who that is. Both of you need to be logged in though at the time you are registering!  Click on the tournament. On the Partner section, enter the BBO name of your partner (you can pay for them if you wish, just tick that box) and click Invite. Your partner must be logged in as well, they will get your invitation, they click Accept. Then you’re both registered! If they aren’t online, you might need to text them to login.


Then you do nothing. At 7.20, the cards will just appear and you will be at a table with your partner and 2 others. NB: You must be logged in at start time, even if you have registered earlier. BBO automatically logs you out if you aren’t active on the site so make sure you login again at 7.10

When you are playing there will be a time limit for each round (7 minutes for each board, 8 in the "relaxed" competition).  The bidding and play must be completed within the time limit. Hands not completed are averaged.   Keep an eye on the clock!  This is to make sure everyone is ready to move at the same time.  BBO is easy to use but I recommend playing a few practice hands between now and Tuesday if you are not very familiar with it. 

We want this to be a pleasant game and the priority will be to support people to enjoy their evening's bridge.  Our competition will be friendly and relaxed.  There well may be hiccups as this is our first online competition.  If things go awry the TD may need to restart the competition.  If you get accidentally logged out due to a drop in your wifi or whatever, just log back in again.  The TD has your email addresses and mobile numbers and for individual problems she may contact you directly.

Bridge Centre Closed

31st March 2020

The Bridge Centre remains closed temporarily.

Please keep yourselves safe and well, taking no unnecessary risks.

TCCBC Annual subscriptions will not be collected by direct debit until there is more clarity about reopening.

There is no need to send cheques for subscriptions either.

 

This website will be updated when any decisions have been made regarding subscriptions and reopening.

Classes have been deferred. Details of rescheduling will be sent to students by email or text message .

Colaiste Eanna Winners 2019 - Brian Hendrick & Liam Barrett
Colaiste Eanna Winners 2019 - Brian Hendrick & Liam Barrett
The Ballyroan Bridge Club
The Ballyroan Bridge Club

The Ballyroan Bridge Club meet every Tuesday at 19.30 for Duplicate Bridge at the Templeogue Bridge Centre. Visitors welcome with a member except on major competition nights. Please sign the Visitors' Book

Results
Presidents Prize Relaxed - Session 1
Presidents Prize Top 2 - Session 1
Presidents Prize Top - Session 1
Presidents Prize A/B - Session 1
Relaxed Section
A/B Section