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See homepage for Summer Arrangements. 

Most games will go ahead all summer - check out the schedule and enjoy!

Note: Wednesday Novice game is extended to B players from 23-Jun

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

It's Summer 😎🌞
It's Summer 😎🌞

Dear Members, schools out for the summer and, as is the tradition, from 01-June to 31-August your friends are all welcome to play in CAVBC Tournaments.  Email Dan at danjomahony@gmail.com or Aidan at aidansynnott@mac.com and they will take care of the rest!

We will be suspending Thursday Morning 11AM Game, Player of the Month, Free Games and Spot Prizes during the summer months.  Something to look forward to when we return in September!

In addition, we are using robots as start of games substitutes for the summer season so that everyone gets a break!  If you have registered for a game and don't get in once the game starts, stay online and watch for message from TD.  The TD may be able to get you in if there is a half table.

Have a great summer everyone 🍦

Novice game on Wednesday is changing to Novice/B effective 23-Jun
Novice game on Wednesday is changing to Novice/B effective 23-Jun

 

Dear members, Clontarf Bridge Club have made the decision to extend Novice game on Wednesdays to B players from Wednesday 23-Jun. Same time - 19:00.

Another opportunity for Bs to play in the week and great for Novices also to improve their game! 

Thank you Clontarf Bridge Club!!

A big thank you to the CAVBC TD Group 🙏
A big thank you to the CAVBC TD Group 🙏

Since May 2020, when CAVBC and Foxbay were set up to give us all the opportunity to play bridge online during the COVID restrictions, a fabulous group of people met every Saturday morning at 10.00 over Zoom to review and plan the bridge activities for our virtual clubs.  A big thank you to:

  • Dan O'Mahony 
  • Aidan Synnott
  • Orla Murnane
  • Mary Connell
  • Vanessa Timon
  • Bernadette Lacey
  • Marian Flood
  • Myra Birmingham
  • Kay McDonald
  • Colm McDonald
  • John Treanor
  • Michael O’Keeffe
  • Marcella O’Donohue
  • Grainne Courtney
  • Patricia Quigley
  • Eithne Cullinan
  • Dick Kiernan

The work of this group was supplemented by the following who gave up their time to be TD's over the last 12 months:

  • Owen Wilson
  • Edel Coughlin
  • Rona Booth
  • Fintan Keegan

The group are all taking a break from Saturday morning meetings until August, but don't worry the games will go on and the TDs will continue to work for you during the summer.

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.
CAVBC Summer Schedule 01-Jun to 31-Aug

Search for Clontarf in Pending Tournaments (or Foxbay for Thursday game)

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
26th July 2021
Vernon (Novices/Inter B)
19:00
Director: CAVBC TD
26th July 2021
Vernon (Open)
19:30
Director: CAVBC TD
27th July 2021
Raheny (Open)
19:30
Director: CAVBC TD
28th July 2021
Clontarf (Novices/Inter B)
19:00
Director: CAVBC TD
28th July 2021
Clontarf (Open)
19:30
Director: CAVBC TD
29th July 2021
St Anthony’s (Novice/Inter B)
19:30
Director: CAVBC TD
29th July 2021
Foxbay (Open)
19:30
Director: CAVBC TD
30th July 2021
St Gabriels (Open)
19:30
Director: CAVBC TD
2nd August 2021
Vernon (Novices/Inter B)
19:00
Director: CAVBC TD
2nd August 2021
Vernon (Open)
19:30
Director: CAVBC TD
Results
St Gabriels (Open)
Director: CAVBC TD
Scorer: Michael Okeeffe
St Anthony’s (Novice/Inter B)
Director: CAVBC TD
Scorer: Vanessa Timon
Foxbay (Open)
Director: CAVBC TD
Clontarf (Open)
Director: CAVBC TD
Clontarf (Novices/Inter B)
Director: CAVBC TD
Raheny (Open)
Director: CAVBC TD
Scorer: Owen Wilson
Vernon (Novices/Inter B)
Director: CAVBC TD
Scorer: Patricia Quigley