Play Bridge online on BBO (Bridge Base Online)
If you would like to play bridge online but need a little assistance to get started, logging in and finding your way around the BBO site, you can text Jim Doyle (Wexford County Development Officer) on 086 3619911. I can call you back at a mutually suitable time and guide you through the steps.
https://bridgewinners.com/ is a site ( mainly US based ) which has discussions on various bridge topics. Also has an intermediate forum.
https://www.bridgebum.com/ has an explaination of all the bridge conventions you will ever need (and many others you wont!)
Hi. Hope you all keeping safe.
Looks like we will not be seeing each other across a bridge table for some time yet.
I am going to post details of some bridge related sites you may find interesting.
Jim Doyle Wexford CDO
Bridge Quizzes for All levels
This is a link to some Bridge Quizzes on the Balbriggan Bridgewebs site.
Quizzes are ideal for Beginners, Novices and Intermediate players who want to both learn and improve their bidding.
The answer sheet has support information with each answer.
The system is Acol, Weak No Trump and 4-card suits.
There are two separate quizzes, one for Beginners and Novices and one for Intermediate and above.
The Quizzes are on the left hand side of the Home page.
The answers for Quiz No.1 are on a separate sheet below Quiz No. 2 and answers for Quiz No.2 are below Quiz No.3 etc
Thanks to Seamus Costello, Balbriggan
No setting up / No downloading / No logging in / No cost
Using your internet search engine find
bridge base online - play online bridge
Enter the site and you should see
Move the cursor over the bottom left part “Matchpoints” and click the red “play” button.
You may need to try getting in a couple of times as the site is quite busy these days!
You can play any amount of hands you like.
The basic system is 15-17NT and 5 card majors.
If your robot partner becomes declarer, you will end up playing the hand.
At meetings on Saturday 7 March, the CBAI Governing Council and the IBU Emergency Committee decided, with regret, to postpone all national competitions scheduled for the months of March and April, as a prudent measure to avoid large gatherings and to protect the bridge playing population, which by its demographic is an at-risk group, against the threat of the Covid 19 virus (“coronavirus”).
Specifically, this means the postponement of the following scheduled competitions: IBU Burke and O’Connor Trophies (14/15 March), CBAI National Pairs Championships (Davidson, Laird, and Civil Service Trophies, 21/22 March), IBU Moylan Cup (4/5 April), CBAI National Confined Championships (JJ Murphy, Lambert, and Cooper Cups, 18/19 April), and CBAI National Teams Championships (Kelburne, Bankers, and Tierney Trophies, 25/26 April). The second scheduled weekend of the IBU Mixed Trials (28/29 March) and the IBU Seniors Congress (21/23 April) will go ahead, unless advised to the contrary.
Regions and clubs can decide for themselves what policy to adopt in relation to their own events, including congresses, which typically tend to be smaller in size than the national events. If a congress committee decides to postpone or cancel a congress, please let us know so that we may reflect this fact on our website.
The CBAI and IBU will review the situation at Easter, in light of developments on the coronavirus in the meantime, and will issue an update at that point. It is hoped to hold the postponed competitions over the summer, assuming (a) that the threat of the virus has been contained at that stage, and (b) that suitable venues can be found. Please be assured that this decision was not taken lightly; your delegates felt that, given the current guidance from the medical experts, the risk involved in holding large gatherings of card-players was simply too great.
We will also be writing to clubs in the coming days to advise them as to best practice to combat the threat of the coronavirus. All the essential information and guidance is set out on the HSE’s website. In particular, we would draw your attention to the advice to wash your hands properly and frequently, to cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you sneeze, and to avoid making contact with your eyes, nose, or mouth if you hands are not clean. In addition, if you are concerned that you may have contracted the coronavirus, the protocol is that you should telephone your doctor, not call to them or to a hospital. In that case, you are also obviously advised not to attend gatherings such as bridge clubs.
Wexford Bridge Congress,
Talbot Hotel, Wexford
Feb 7-9, 2020
Waterford Bridge Congress, Tower Hotel, Waterford, January 3rd-5th 2020.
The Regional Master, A and B/Novice Teams competition will be held in Wexford Bridge Centre
on Sunday 12th January 2020 at 2pm.
The South East Region Master, A and B/Novice Pairs competitions took place in
Waterford Bridge Centre on Sunday December 1st, 2019.
Congratulations to the winnners in each section.
See results in the results section
Qualifiers from the Region will take part in the National Finals in the
Hudson Bay Hotel, Athlone Mar 21 & Mar 22, 2020
Kilkenny Bridge Congress 2019.
Hotel Kilkenny, Nov 22nd-24th, 2019.
Click for Copy of Brochure
Bridge in Waterford Bridge Centre on Sunday November 10th at 6pm.
All proceeds in aid of the Bridge Congress. See attached for details.
Prizewinners from the SE Region in the recent Spiro Cup (Mixed Pairs) and Coen (Mixed Teams) were
Spiro Cup: 6th John & Lucy Phelan
Coen Trophy: Margaret Cunningham was on the team which won the Best Area Master prize
Heartiest congratulations to the Waterford/Wexford partnership of Sean Connor and Jim Doyle who were the popular winners of the CBAI National President's (Mr. Neil Burke) Prize - Duais an Uachtarain - which was contested by a bumper field of 119 Pairs in Westmanstown over the weekend. Congrats also to Waterford's Rosaleen Glasheen & Neil Breheny who won the 3rd Area Master Prize at the same event. Well played all.
Beginner's Bridge Lessons have started in Waterford with Lucy Phelan.
Not too late yet to join in. See flier for details.
Bridge Lessons for Beginners
Starts Tuesday Oct 8th @ 7.30pm
Wexford Bridge Centre
Tutor: Michael Coffey.
Click on link for Contact Details
Well done to John and Lucy Phelan who finished 3rd of 100 pairs in the EBL Cup 2 at the European Championships in Turkey.
Thanks to all those who supported the Charity Bridge Afternoon in Wexford Bridge Centre
on Sunday September 22nd at 2.30pm
in aid of the Wexford Branch of the Alzheimer's Society.
Larry Mordaunt from Waterford
who has been nominated as the
President of the South East Region
of the CBAI for 2019-2020.
Heartiest congratulations to the Waterford/Wexford partnership of Sean Connor & Jim Doyle on winning the very prestigious Arklow Cup today. These lads are in great form this season having recently finished very close Runners Up in the Nationals Pairs Final (Davidson Cup). Congratulations also to Waterford's Tina Nolan & Trevor Phelan on winning the prize for Best Intermediate A pair in the same event. Well played all.
Well done to
Sean Connor and Jim Doyle who came 2nd in the Davidson recently in Athlone
John and Lucy Phelan finished 3rd in the Moylan held in Malahide
Lucy Phelan partnered Dolores Gilliland on the CBAI team in the Lady Milne Trophy at the Dublin North Hotel
Welcome to the website of the South Eastern Region (Wexford and Waterford) of the CBAI.
♥ Congratulations to Lucy Phelan who completed a great double recently by winning the National Ladies Pairs (Jackson Cup)in partnership with Anna Onishuk.
She played with Dolores Gilliland the following day and in partnership with Brid Kemple and Siobhan Part the team won the National Ladies Team Championship (McMenamin Bowl).♥
A number of players from the South East Region featured on Munster and Leinster teams in the Interprovincial Championship held in the Cavan Crystal Hotel on Nov 17/18.
Sean Mulvaney, Margaret Cunningham, Maria Jackman and Mary Daniels formed one of the three Munster squads which won the Area Master competition.
John and Lucy Phelan were on the Munster team which finished a very close second in the Masters competition.
Shay Tuohy, Grainne Tuohy, Maureen Carroll and Elizabeth Morrissey formed one of the squads on the Munster Intermediate A team which finished second.
Imelda Dunne and Mary O'Donoghue were on the winning Leinster team in the Intermediate A competition while the Leinster non playing captain was Jim Doyle
Bridge classes will be starting in a number of venues in the coming weeks.
Beginners Classes commenced on September 28th in Waterford Bridge Centre.
Friday mornings 10.30-12.30. For more information contact Rosaleen Glasheen 086 3484962
Beginners Classes will commence in Wexford Bridge Centre on Tuesday October 16th at 7.30pm.
For more information contact Michael on 087 0622281
Congratulations to John and Lucy Phelan who won the Moylan Cup, the All Ireland Bridge Pairs Championship.
The event was played in Malahide Bridge Club on the weekend of April 7th/8th.
Click here to find details of the Regional and National Fixtures and events in the general area over the next year.