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Welcome to Beaumont Bridge Club

Mon 19th April

Previous hands in 'Practice Hands'

You are in 3NT and West leads the 3♥ .

How should you play the hand?

You can win the first trick with the J♥.

The secret is to keep East off the lead. If she can lead a Heart through you the contract will surely go down.

You have 4 Club winners as well as one sure Spade winner and the Heart winner. You, therefore, need 3 Diamond winners.

The normal play of the Diamond finesse is too risky. You would be finessing in the hope that West has the Q♦. But, if she has it, there is a better way of playing the hand.

You should immediately take your two Diamond winners. There is the possibility that the Q♦ will fall. If not, then you have a number of options.

You could continue with another Diamond and hope that West has the Queen. Alternatively, you could return to hand and try playing up to  the Q♠.

Fortunately, the Q♦ drops and you make 5 Diamond tricks for 3NT + 2.



Thurs 1st. Apr.

Previous Hands in 'Practice Hands'

We played this hand the other night and it gives a good demonstration of the defence working together.

South was in 1NT  and West led the 3♦. East won this with the Q♦.

How did the game go from there?

East continues with the K♦ and the 10♦ and West overtook with the J♦ and played off the A♦.

East discarded the 10♥ on West's last Diamond. This was Suit Preference, asking for a Spade.

East obliged with the 3♠ , the K♠ was played from Dummy and East won with the A♠ and returned the J♠. 

This was won in Dummy with the Q♠. Declarer next tried the Heart finesse but it lost the Q♥.

Back came another Spade for East to cash his 3 remaining winners. South ended up winning just Q♠, 2 Hearts and the A♣ for 1NT - 3.

Note that Declarer could have made it more difficult for the defence by playing low on the 2nd Spade and taking the 3rd Spade. 


The death has taken place of our beloved past member and Committee member Dot Callinan.

May she rest in peace.

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


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.

Looking for a Partner?

Searching for a Partner?

Contact our Secretary, Eamon, to be added to the Club's Whats App group, if not already included.

Alternatively, select 'Find a Partner' from the left-side menu and login following the steps outlined on 'News Page'. Your request will also be added to the Whats App group.

Did You Know?

When you view Wednesday's results you can click on your name and see your score per board and also the percentage that you achieved per board.

Also, if you click on the 'Results' button from the Menu on the left of this page, then select 'Personal Analysis' and then click on your name, you will see your recent results and overall percentage scores.

Bridge Base Online

Recently added to 'Useful Links' is Bridge Base Online.

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
Scorer: Select 'Scorecards' for Hands
Wednesday Pairs
Director: Gerry Delany
Wednesday Pairs
Director: Eamon Farrelly