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Fri. 15th Jan.

Previous hands in 'Practice Hands'

You are in 4♠ and West leads the K♣, East overtakes with the A♣ and plays back the 8♣. You play the 6♣  West wins with the 10♣  and continues with the Q♣.

How should you continue?

You have already lost 2 Club tricks and the Heart finesse will lose if East has the Q♥. So you cannot afford to lose another Club trick.

You suspect, from the play to the first two tricks, that East started with a doubleton Club.

If you decide to ruff the Q♣ in Dummy, the danger is that East will overruff with the J♠, if she has it. Then all is reliant  on a successful Heart finesse.

The solution is not to ruff the Q♣  but throw a Heart from Dummy!

West will win the trick, but this will be their last trick.

You can win any return, take out trumps, win two Diamonds, 2 Hearts and then ruff your third Heart in Dummy.

You only lose the first 3 tricks.

Gertie Heery - RIP. President 2019 - 2020
Gertie Heery - RIP.  President 2019 - 2020

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our President Gertie. She was an excellent President and a wonderful lady.

May she rest in peace


Mon 4th Jan 2021.

Previous hands in 'Practice Hands'

I played this South hand the other night in 6NT and went down one (maybe 6H would have been a better contract).

I had 3 Spade, 2 Diamond and almost certainly 4 Club winners, so I needed 3 Heart tricks.

I won the opening Spade lead in hand and crossed to the table with a Diamond and lead the Q♥ and let it run. It lost to West's K♥.

Back came another Spade which I won and when I played the A♥ West showed out, so I could not win 2 more Heart tricks as East had 4 to the 10♥.

6NT - 1 was the final result.

I think I should have played the Hearts better!


If Hearts broke 3 - 2 I couldn't play them wrongly. So my concern was for a 4 - 1 break.

At trick two I should have played low up to the Q♥.

This would see me home safely in nearly every circumstance.

The only situation that my play of the Q♥ would have worked is if East started with 4 Hearts holding both  the K♥ and 10♥, most unlikely (8.5% according to my resident statistician!)


The Committee has decide that the responsible action is to suspend our Wednesday game indefinitely. The President and Committee wishes all members the best, look after yourselves and follow the HSE protocols. We will be back to the baize tables as soon as possible!

Check here regularly for updates.




All clubs are asked to act responsibly and follow the protocols recommended by the HSE and Department of Health. Most are listed below, but please check official health websites for any updates - 


Wash your hands properly and often.

Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve when you cough and sneeze.

Put used tissues into a bin and wash your hands.

Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.

Try to avoid close contact with people who are not well.

Follow the Travel advice from the Department of Foreign Affairs


Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean.

Wash your hands

You should wash your hands:

  • after coughing or sneezing
  • after toilet use
  • before eating
  • before and after preparing food
  • if you are in contact with a sick person, especially those with respiratory symptoms
  • if your hands are dirty
  • if you have handled animals or animal waste




President's Prize and Dinner POSTPONED

Due to the ongoing Coronavirus the committee have decided that the most sensible approach is to cancel the President's Prize and Dinner due for the 18th and 25th of this month. They will be rearranged for a more suitable date. 

Charity Night

What a great turnout for the Charity Night? 15 full tables. Congrats to all for raising over €550 for our charities:- Pieta House and the Capuchin Day Centre.

Some details about our Club

The Beaumont Bridge Club is affiliated to the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland (CBAI). Our club night is held on a Wednesday evening. We play in the Donnycarney Social Centre. The entrance is at the back of the car park for Donnycarney Church (see main picture). There is ample car parking available. (See also - Information "How to find us").

We start at 7.15pm and finish up between 10.15 and 10.30pm. We provide a good friendly game and all standards are welcome and encouraged. To facilitate this we apply a handicap system to the weekly scores, although master points are awarded on pre-handicap scores. Weekly table money is only €4 and annual subscription is just €30.

We have just begun to use Bridgemates to score at the table, so results are available shortly after play has finished.

Do join us! Visitors are very welcome.

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A superb website to play and/or watch bridge!

Wednesday evening at Beaumont Bridge Club
Wednesday evening at Beaumont Bridge Club
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Wednesday Pairs
Director: Gerry Delany
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Wednesday Pairs
Director: Gerry Delany
Wednesday Pairs
Director: Eamon Farrelly