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President 2019-2020 Gertie Heery
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Welcome to Beaumont Bridge Club
WHILE WE'RE WAITING - HAND NO. 5

There is nothing for you to solve in this hand, rather it is a hand played by our newest and youngest members, Niall and Andrew.

They had started classes in Sept 2018 and joined the club in March of the following year. They were only there a couple of weeks when they got this hand.

Andrew was South and they got into 7NT. There is no point in going through the bidding with you, because they still have no idea how they got there, but 7NT it was.

Needless to say nobody else in the club got into 7NT that night with only 33 points between them.

The opening lead was H5. Andrew won this in hand with the King. He then proceeded to play off his 5 club winners and his 2 Diamond winners.

He then crossed to Dummy with the SA and played the HA.

He had now won the first 10 tricks.

Dummy now had ♠ 6  Q  7

East had ♠ QJ  Q

South had ♠ K10  10

West last 3 cards were immaterial.

Andrew played the  Q from the table and poor East had a dilemma. She had no safe discard. She eventually threw away the ♠ J and Andrew discarded the  10. He then won the last 2 tricks with the ♠ K and ♠ 10.

7NT was made and a big congratulations from their opponents.

When we got home we analysed the hand.

"That's a perfect Squeeze", I told him.

"What's a Squeeze?" Andrew replied.

"If East discards the  Q you keep the  10 and win the last 2 tricks with the ♠ K and  10, and when she discarded the ♠ J you kept your ♠ 10 and won the last two tricks with the ♠ K and ♠ 10" I said.

"Ah no, no, no" Andrew said "I had no idea what she had in her hand, if fact, I wasn't even looking, I was too busy picking the  10 out of my hand to throw away"

We can only put it down to beginners luck!

BRIDGE SUSPENDED

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.

COVID-19 CORRECT PROTOCOLS

 

 

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 - 

Do

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

Don't

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.

Christmas Photos

Christmas Photos are now on the News Page.

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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Click on 'News Page' from the Left-side menu to get details of how to Register as a Club Member.

Results
Wednesday Pairs
Director: Gerry Delany
Scorer: Select 'Scorecards' for Hands
Wednesday Pairs
Director: Gerry Delany
Wednesday Pairs
Director: Eamon Farrelly
Calendar
8th April 2020
Director: Bridget Cummins
15th April 2020
Director: Brendan Cahill
22nd April 2020
Director: Eamon Farrelly
29th April 2020
Director: Gerry Delany
6th May 2020
Holohan Cup
13th May 2020
Holohan Cup