Duais An Uachtarain – 30 October, Kingsley Hotel Cork
by CBAI | Oct 14, 2021 | Uncategorized
The Duais an Uachtarain, which was postponed in September, will now be held on Saturday 30 October, in the Kingsley Hotel in Cork (please note the change of venue – not UCC as had been advised at one point).
The competition, which is open to Master and Intermediate A grades, will be over two sessions, starting at noon, and will finish at a time that means an overnight stay will not be required unless you wish to enjoy one. This will be the CBAI’s first foray back to a live national bridge competition since February 2020, and normal prizes and masterpoints will awarded. The table money will be €25, and pre-entry is required using the online entry system. Our new President Pat O’Mahony has been waiting for well over a year to welcome you to Cork, and we would encourage all members to support him in this competition. It will also represent a chance to meet up with your bridge friends for the first time in quite a while, and, for many players, a first opportunity to hold the cards in your hand again after what has seemed an endless wait.
Diarmuid Reddan will be the Tournament Director, and will keep us on track of all the rules we have forgotten while playing exclusively online. We are awaiting the revised government public health guidance before making a final decision on some of the health protocols, but it is our intention that protective perspex table screens will be in use.
BCBC Annual Golf Outing.
We had a great day on Saturday for the golf outing at Foxrock golf club. 27 took part in the afternoon and the weather was very kind to us apart from one short shower. The course was in fantastic condition with very fast greens catching many players out. In the evening 36 members met for dinner in the clubhouse. Everyone was delighted to see one another after so long. We had a lovely meal and a memorable night. Here is a list of the prize winners.
Ladies 9 Hole Competition: Joint winners Deirdre Paffrath, Joyce Maguire
Ladies 18 Hole Competition:
Winner Mary Halpenny 33 points, Runner up Brid Bunbury 29 Points
Mens 9 hole Competition Winner Dominic Broughan, Runner Up Roy Ball
Mens 18 Hole Competition Winner Ciaran O Huiginn 36 points, Runner Up Ken Halpenny 33 points
MEMBERSHIP RENEWALS : deferred until early November