Draw for Partner Games 💲
The number of entries for our Draw for Partner games have been diminishing each week and with the onset of the fine weather, we have decided not to run any Draw for Partner games in May. Our last Draw for Partner game was on Thursday morning last. Because of that fine weather and it was Dan's birthday, he has yet to complete the write up for the game. He knows this is something that you all look forward to (This is Dan being ironic by the way, just in case you think he is serious, but he shouldn’t really have to spell it out!!!), so don’t worry, the write up (with pictures) will appear on CAVBC later this week.
CAVBC Team of 4 Game on Saturday 24th April at 19:30
We had a very successful inaugural Team of Four game last Saturday, with 14 teams taking part. The winning team was Nancy Watson, Carmel O’Leary, Brid ui Dhonnchu and Nora Gallagher. We will definitely be running further Team of Four games, so watch this space.
And talking about Teams of Four, members of Vernon and CAVBC featured in the teams that came 2nd and 3rd in the Inter A National Finals over the weekend. Colm McDonald, Liz Sherlock, Marie Dalton and Veronica Miller were placed 2nd while Rose Burke and Ria Malone, our Dublin North Region President, partnered two Malahide players Liz Chambers and Mary Breen, and were 3rd. Colm’s team (I assume he was the captain as he was the only male on the team – me being sardonic!!) actually won the Sunday session, which was played out amongst the top 8 teams. Unfortunately, though they did not pick up enough points to make up the deficit with the team that won Saturday’s session.
Player of the Month
This is the last week of our April Player of the Month competitions. The leaders as of last Friday are:
- Open – Rona Booth
- Novice/B – Finn Ryan and Paula Oliver
- Novice – Gerry Gallagher and Jim Stokes
You can check your standing on CAVBC. Just click on the Player of the Month Dropdown on the CAVBC home page.
Don’t forget, our rescheduled Advanced BBO Workshop is on this Saturday 1st May at 15.00 over Zoom. If you haven’t yet registered and you would like to take part, please go to the CAVBC Home Page, and scroll down until you get to the Workshop section and then enter your name and email address in the form provided. On Saturday morning, I will send all those who have registered a zoom invite.
Video Option on BBO
On Friday 30th April, we will have two games on CAVBC. We will have the normal Open game hosted by St Gabriel’s at 19.30 and we will have a Video enabled game also at 19.30. The cost of both games will be 3BBO$’s. You and your partner can decide which game you would like to play in and then register as normal. Since our last Video game, BBO have updated their software, so you can now use a tablet, laptop or desktop computer. Please go to the CAVBC Home Page CAVBC Clontarf Area Virtual Bridge Club, Dublin (bridgewebs.com) to see all that you need to know about participating in a BBO Video game. The link also contains a series of comments from players who took part in our previous Video game. The reaction was mixed and generally fell into two camps. Some players did not enjoy the experience finding it very slow and noisy, while others found it a very enjoyable experience. We hope you will give our Video game a try and decide for yourself which camp you fall into.
Spot Prizes 💰
Last week was our 4th week of Spot Prizes. Another 26 lucky winners each received 10BBO$’s into their BBO accounts. You can see the full list of winners on the CAVBC home page. A pair in each of our games this week will again win a spot prize.
We had a great turn out for our Free Games on Easter Monday 5th April with 152 members taking part. Our next free games on CAVBC are on Tuesday 11th May and Wednesday 26th May, so don’t forget to put these dates in your diaries.
Novice mentoring initiative
We hope to use the BBO Video Option as part of our mentoring initiative. We will be in contact with the mentors and mentees after our video trial on the 16th. We are still happy to hear from you if you are interested in being a mentor or a mentee. Please contact email@example.com
Dublin North Region
The weekly Sunday game is on again this week at 15.00. Check it out in the Virtual Club Area of BBO from 13.00, if you wish to play. Also, the DNR plan to run the Kirwan League for each grade during May. We will let you know when we have more details.