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FYI: CAVBC Online schedule will continue in parallel with Face to Face games.

Check out the schedule on the right hand side of homepage and note there will be an Individual Game on the last Saturday of each month. 

Spot Prizes will continue on all games and don't forget Player of the Month too!

Northside People Article on Battle of the Bay in support of St Francis Hospice

Very proud of this article in Northside People detailing the fabulous efforts of Dick Kiernan and Michael O'Keeffe in organising the Battle of the Bay event which raised almost €10,000 for St Francis Hospice. 

 

Welcome to Clontarf Area Virtual Bridge Club
Welcome to Clontarf Area Virtual Bridge Club

CAVBC consists of the follow clubs:         

VERNON, ST ANTHONY'S, CLONTARF, RAHENY, ST GABRIEL'S  

The purpose of this website is to handle BBO Virtual Bridge updates for CAVBC & Foxbay

Please view your club's Bridgewebs for all other matters

Thank you!

€10,547.19

That is how much you all helped us to raise for the Irish Red Cross Ukraine Crisis Appeal on the last Saturday in March through our online bridge event. All the money has been remitted to the Red Cross. We had set a target of €5,000 for this event and we have collected over twice that amount. This is down to your generosity and that of all the bridge clubs who supported the event.

To all of you who played in the competitions on the 26th and paid your 10BBO$’s, thank you. You raised €1,212.19.

To all of you who donated online through iDonate or gave us cheques or cash, thank you. You donated €5,265.

To Bayside, Clontarf, Foxhall, Glasnevin, Raheny, Sportslink, St Anthony’s, St Gabriel’s, Vernon and Whitehall Bridge Clubs, thank you. You donated €3,120.

The Red Cross wrote to us on 6th May and stated:

“Like you, we are deeply concerned by what's happening in Ukraine. Violence has forced tens of thousands of Ukrainians from their homes and many are now desperately trying to reach safety.

Together with your support, Red Cross teams are working around the clock to get urgent, lifesaving aid to the most vulnerable. In these circumstances, your gift will be a lifeline. Your generosity will enable us to scale our humanitarian response and continue to help protect children, women and men caught up in this crisis. Such compassion and generosity inspire everything we do here at the Irish Red Cross. We are so grateful for the support shown here from people like you.

So, on behalf of everyone here at the Irish Red Cross – and on behalf of the many people whose lives you have helped to save – thank you for caring as much as you do.”

Thank You

Slow Play

Guidelines relating to Slow Play on BBO

What does CBAI and EBU say

Pairs events on BBO are run under a regime where the round ends after a fixed time and the play of any unfinished boards is curtailed. If there are only at most four tricks remaining, the platform will assign a result based on the double-dummy outcome from the point where play was curtailed. If there are more than a few tricks to be played, the TD will assign a score based on the auction and play that occurred. It is possible for slow play to result in an advantage for one side; for example, if declarer can avoid taking a two-way guess until the last four tricks and the round ends before the board is finished, the assigned double-dummy outcome will be the outcome where declarer always ‘guesses right’. If the side that was responsible for slow play gains an advantage in this manner, the TD can assign an adjusted score: for example, a weighted outcome between ‘guessing right’ and ‘guessing wrong’. The laws expect an artificial adjusted score for boards which are not completed (Law 12C2) but a WBFLC minute (item 3 of the minutes of 2008-10-10) allows an assigned score ‘if a board is incomplete but has reached a stage when completion of the board can be foreseen’ (see WB 8.12.7 and WB 8.12.10). This may allow the TD to award an assigned score (rather than an adjusted score) when a board has been curtailed by the online platform.

Significant hesitations are unauthorised information, which will constrain the player and can be subject to a ruling under Law 16B or Law 73C. There can be reasons for pauses in an online game, due to the environment, but the TD is entitled to determine that a significant hesitation is nevertheless unauthorised information and rule accordingly.

What do the Laws of Duplicate Bridge say

Law16B / Extraneous Information from Partner

Any extraneous information from partner that might suggest a call or play is unauthorized.  This includes remarks, questions, replies to questions, unexpected alerts or failures to alert, unmistakable hesitation, unwonted speed, special emphasis, tone, gesture, movement or mannerism.

  1. A player may not choose a call or play that is demonstrably suggested over another by unauthorized information if the other call or play is a logical alternative.
  2. A logical alternative is an action that a significant proportion of the class of players in question, using the methods of the partnership, would seriously consider, and some might select.

Law73C

When a player has available to him unauthorized information from his partner, such as from a remark, question, explanation, gesture, mannerism, undue emphasis, inflection, haste or hesitation, an unexpected alert or failure to alert, he must carefully avoid taking any advantage from that unauthorized information


Best Practice on CAVBC

  1. We currently allow 7 mins per board in CAVBC BBO competitions, which is allocated as 14 minutes in 2 boards-per-round events, 21 minutes in 3 boards-per-round, and 28 minutes in 4 boards-per-round events. This is universally acknowledged as more than ample time to bid and play a board.
  2. It is acknowledged that some boards may be trickier than others, particularly the bidding which may result in the bidding and playing of a board taking longer than 7 minutes.
  3. Where a player believes that there is unnecessarily slow bidding or slow play during a round (2 board, 3 board, 4 board etc.), they may call the director.
  4. The Director will take a copy of the Table History for the reported game and analyse the time taken to bid and play.
  5. If the TD determines that “unauthorized information” has been passed, during the bidding process, from Player A to Player B through an “unmistakable hesitation” and Player B, who had a logical alternative, has chosen an action suggested by the “unmistakable hesitation”, then under Law 12, the TD may award an “assigned score” in order “to redress damage to a non-offending side and to take away any advantage gained by an offending side through its infraction of the game”. This “assigned score” may be awarded up to 20 minutes after the game finishes and before the result is finalized on BBO.
  6. If the TD determines that the side that was responsible for slow play has gained an advantage, the TD may assign an “assigned score” when a board has been curtailed by the online platform.
  7. The Director will closely monitor the pair that have been reported.
  8. Where a player’s slow play, or refusal to play, is affecting the flow of the game, the TD may replace that player with a robot.
Player of the Month

CAVBC Weekly Schedule 2022

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BBO Guide

Please view the "Best Practices on CAVBC" Tab on the Menu bar for crucial guidance on:

  • Best Practices while playing on BBO CAVBC Tournaments
  • BBO Guides to help you get started and improve your experience on BBO
  • Most recent Document on Alerting

Please see here important document from CBAI relating to Cheating at Online bridge

Calendar
24th May 2022
Raheny (Open)
19:30
Director: CAVBC TD
25th May 2022
Clontarf (Novices/Inter B)
19:00
Director: CAVBC TD
25th May 2022
Clontarf (Open)
19:30
Director: CAVBC TD
26th May 2022
St Anthony’s (Novice/Inter B)
19:30
Director: CAVBC TD
26th May 2022
Foxbay (Open)
19:30
Director: CAVBC TD
27th May 2022
St Gabriels (Open)
19:30
Director: CAVBC TD
30th May 2022
Vernon (Novices/Inter B)
19:00
Director: CAVBC TD
30th May 2022
Vernon (Open)
19:30
Director: CAVBC TD
31st May 2022
Raheny (Open)
19:30
Director: CAVBC TD
1st June 2022
Clontarf (Novices/Inter B)
19:00
Director: CAVBC TD
Results
Vernon (Novices/Inter B)
Director: CAVBC TD
Scorer: Patricia Quigley
Vernon (Open)
Director: CAVBC TD
Scorer: Patricia Quigley
St Gabriels (Open)
Director: CAVBC TD
Scorer: Aidan Synnott
St Anthony’s (Novice/Inter B)
Director: CAVBC TD
Scorer: Marcella & Marian
Foxbay (Open)
Director: CAVBC TD
Scorer: Marcella & Marian
Clontarf (Open)
Director: CAVBC TD
Scorer: Patricia Quigley
Raheny (Open)
Director: CAVBC TD
Scorer: Owen Wilson