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Welcome to Beaumont Bridge Club

Sat 8th May.

Previous hands in 'Practice Hands'

You are South in 4♠ and West leads the Q♦.

How should you play the hand?

You could lose 1 Heart, 1 Diamond and 2 Clubs.

The Club finesse is a possibility but before you rely on that you should play Hearts from hand, and if West has the A♥, you will win 2 Hearts. This will provide you with  a discard for one of your Clubs.

You must win the first Diamond in hand, keeping the K♦ for a later entry to Dummy.

Draw just one round of trumps and then try the Heart play.

If East wins with the A♥ you have to hope that he also has the A♣ and you can win your K♣.

When Dummy wins with the Q♥, you can get back to hand with Dummy's remaining trump. You can then draw the remaining trump and then lead another Heart.

West must take the A♥. Whatever he does next will see you make your contract. If he plays a Diamond, your K♦ will win on the table, and you can discard a Club from hand on the K♥.

He might, in desperation switch to a club, hoping partner has the K♣. This would give you an overtrick.

If you drew trumps before leading a Heart, you would be unable to get out of Dummy when Dummy won the first Heart. You would have to lead clubs, and the defenders would take their two clubs and knock out the K♦ before you had the chance to lead a second Heart.

Over and Out.

Thank you.


Thurs 29th April

Previous Hands in 'Practice Hands'

You are South in 6 Spades and West leads the 2♦.

You can see 11 tricks: 6 Spades, three Diamonds and two Hearts. the 12th trick can come from a club or by establishing an extra Heart trick.

How would you play the hand?

You should first try for the Heart. If the attempt fails, you can then fall back on a club play. However, if you try for a club trick first, the opponents might take two tricks and defeat the slam before you could try the Hearts. 

Win the opening lead with the A♦, keeping the J♦ to cross to the table later. Draw only one round of trumps. Dummy's 10♠ must be used as an entry to ruff a second low heart. 

After playing the A♠ at trick two play a Heart at trick three to the A♥ and ruff a Heart with the 9♠, cross to the 10♠ and ruff another Heart. 

By this time it is clear that the Hearts are breaking well. You should therefore draw trumps.

Cross to Dummy with a Diamond and play off the K♥, drawing out East's last Heart, and play off the J♥ and your winning Diamond. 

You are left with the single Club loser.


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

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