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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

Graded Team of Four Tournament on CAVBC/Foxbay on Saturday 30th October at 19.30
Graded Team of Four Tournament on CAVBC/Foxbay on Saturday 30th October at 19.30

CAVBC are hosting a Graded Team of Four Tournament on Saturday 30th October at 19:30. This competition is open to all members of CAVBC and Foxbay. This will be a Swiss Teams event. You will need to pre enter for this tournament and we hope to see as many of you as possible playing.

How does this work?

You enter with your own partner who should be of the same or similar grade as yourself. There are two grades for entry to this tournament:

  • Novice/Intermediate B
  • Master/Intermediate A

We will randomly assign your teammates from the other grade. We will let you know the makeup of the teams and how to register for the event on Friday 29th October. The closing date for entries will be Thursday 28th October. The cost will be the normal 3BBO$’s and we will of course have spot prizes on the night.

How do I enter?

Fill in the form below and we'll be in touch closer to the date with all the details.

Alternatively, you may enter by contacting Dan O’Mahony danjomahony@gmail.com (087 6824300) or Dick Kiernan dickkiernan@hotmail.com  (087 6392546)


 

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CAVBC News Update 07-Oct-2021
CAVBC News Update 07-Oct-2021

Player of the Month

The September Player of the Month Competitions finished last Thursday. Owen Treanor sprinted up the inside to overtake Pauline O’Murchu and Kay Mc Donald in the Open competition, while Mary Byrne showed her staying power by retaining top position in the Novice/B competition. You can check out the full write up on CAVBC on Thursday. The October competition is now in full swing. You can check out all the runners and riders here on the CAVBC web site in the Player of the Month Tab.

Battle of the Bay

The final figures are in for the funds raised by us all for St Francis Hospice through our Battle of the Bay event. In all we raised €9,325 for the Hospice. Thank you to everybody for your generosity. We hope to have an official cheque presentation next week.

Kirwans Online League 2021/22

The Dublin North Region (DNR) are holding a full Kirwans Online League Competition this year for Novices, Intermediate B’s and Intermediate A’s. This will be held using the Teams Matches facility in the Competitive Section of BBO. The format of the team game will replicate that used pre-covid exactly except that the matches will take place on-line.

Team captains will agree among themselves the time and date of fixtures. They will have to set up the games themselves on BBO and report results to their section coordinator by email or text. Teams of up to six people will be able to enter but must all come from the same clubs.

Application forms are available at Kirwans League | C.B.A.I. Dublin North Region (dnrbridge.com) or from your club secretary. The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 29th October 2021. The entry fee is €20 per team and this will be paid for by Vernon Bridge Club. Full details of the rules of the competition and the list of co-ordinators are available also on the DNR site.

Detailed written instructions on how to set up the matches will be sent to all team captains. In addition, DNR will hold a tutorial on Zoom on Saturday 30th October.

Dan O’Mahony and Patricia Quigley took part in a trial game a couple of weeks ago to assess the feasibility of all of this and we found it to be a really enjoyable experience. You can choose to see how you are doing throughout the game, there is no waiting around between boards and the added bonus is that nobody is expected to bake or make sandwiches!

In the case of the Masters, DNR are not running a league but will hold a Gala Kirwans Swiss Teams Tournament in May 2022.  If you have any queries about this, please contact your club secretary.

DNR Novice Pairs on Saturday 23rd at 19.00

The first DNR Regional Competition of the season will be for Novice members. The details are as follows.

Date: Saturday 23rd October 2021
Time: 19:00 for one session
Venue: DNR Virtual Club on BBO
Cost: BB$3 per player

Qualification: Open to all Novice players who are members of a DNR CBAI Affiliated Club

Entry:  Pre-entry is essential. The easiest way to do this is online by clicking  Online Entry | C.B.A.I. Dublin North Region (dnrbridge.com).  Alternatively, contact John Kehoe on 087 290 8006

It would be great to see as many of our Novice members as possible taking part.

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

Calendar
21st October 2021
St Anthony’s (Novice/Inter B)
19:30
Director: CAVBC TD
21st October 2021
Foxbay (Open)
19:30
Director: CAVBC TD
22nd October 2021
St Gabriels (Novices/Inter B)
19:00
Director: CAVBC TD
22nd October 2021
St Gabriels (Open)
19:30
Director: CAVBC TD
25th October 2021
Vernon (Novices/Inter B)
19:00
Director: CAVBC TD
25th October 2021
Vernon (Open)
19:30
Director: CAVBC TD
26th October 2021
Raheny (Open)
19:30
Director: CAVBC TD
27th October 2021
Clontarf (Novices/Inter B)
19:00
Director: CAVBC TD
27th October 2021
Clontarf (Open)
19:30
Director: CAVBC TD
28th October 2021
St Anthony’s (Novice/Inter B)
19:30
Director: CAVBC TD
Results
Clontarf (Novices/Inter B)
Director: CAVBC TD
Scorer: Patricia Quigley
Clontarf (Open)
Director: CAVBC TD
Scorer: Patricia Quigley
Raheny (Open)
Director: CAVBC TD
Scorer: Owen Wilson
Vernon (Open)
Director: CAVBC TD
Scorer: Patricia Quigley
Vernon (Novices/Inter B)
Director: CAVBC TD
Scorer: Patricia Quigley
St Gabriels (Open)
Director: CAVBC TD
Scorer: Mary Connell
St Anthony’s (Novice/Inter B)
Director: CAVBC TD
Scorer: Orla Murnane