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Welcome to CBAI South Eastern Region
Bridge Tournaments with a ‘Local Interest’ on BBO

Monday 7.30 Wexford & Friends - Inter A, Inter B and Novice / Monday 7.30pm. Waterford 68 Club and Friends

Tuesday 7.15pm Tramore All Grades / Tuesday 7.30pm Tramore Inter B & Novice / Tuesday 7.30pm Wexford and Friends - Inter B and Novice / Tuesday 7.30pm. Waterford 08 Club & Friends

Wednesday 7.30pm Waterford, Limerick, Diumraid, Friends All Grades / Wednesday 7.30 Wexford & Friends - Masters, Inter A and Inter B

Thursday 7.25pm Wexford & Friends - Beginners and Selected Novices Only / Thursday 7.30pm Wexford & Friends - Inter A, Inter B and Novice

Friday 7.30 Tramore 73 Club And Friends Open

To enquire about entering any of these tournaments please contact

Wexford & Friends Jim Doyle 086 3619911 CBAI 125563 / Tramore Tuesday Nights David Walsh 086 2401713 CBAI 125551

Waterford 08 Club, Waterford 68 Club, Tramore 73 Club, and Waterford, Limerick, Diamruid contact John Phelan 087 2413399 CBAI 125566

Fun Bridge

Funbridge has just started an individual daily CBAI game that you can enjoy on your own at any time of the day.

This new game is free to CBAI members for a month – during the week – from 15th February; you will need to pay a small fee if you play at the weekend, and all the time once the month’s trial is finished.

CBAI will award Master Points to the  players on their results, based on the numbers playing each day.

https://bit.ly/3jB4GuD will give you some starting information on Funbridge

Attention all BBO Players

CHEATING

Message to all those playing online on CBAI BBO platform

to be communicated to all players and published on club websites

Because of the prevalence of unethical and dishonest behaviour by a small minority of online bridge players, the CBAI has asked the club to remind you about requirements for ethical behaviour at all times. There are daily reports of people perceived to be deliberately CHEATING when playing online. All members should be in no doubt that the CBAI is taking this issue extremely seriously and there will be consequences for anyone found to be cheating.

Club TDs or Online Managers should endeavour to ensure that all players are aware of what actions as acceptable and which are definitely not – e.g. providing explanations in the chat area for partner to see as well as opponents is NOT acceptable, the alert area only should be used.

Clubs playing on the CBAI platform are required to note the following:

1.

All players must enter their real names in their user profile. Preferably enter both names but a Christian name only is acceptable

2.

If visitors are playing in a club the club must have the visitors’ CBAI affiliation number

3.

No unaffiliated players may play on the CBAI BBO platform

4.

Local Master Points will be awarded in accordance with the CBAI Master Point Scheme for all events.

The following instructions to be issued to all people playing on the BBO CBAI platform -

Whether you are playing in your local friendly club or you are representing your country you must adhere to the international rules of bridge.

CHEATING IS CHEATING WHETHER ONLINE OR IN A FACE-TO-FACE GAME,

AND IT WILL BE SUBJECT TO THE SAME DISCIPLINARY PROCESSES, THE SAME SANCTIONS

AND THE SAME POSSIBILITY OF BEING NAMED PUBLICLY IF CONVICTED.

All those wishing to play on the CBAI BBO platform must

a) Confirm to their club that they have read this document.

b) Ensure that the club has their CBAI NBID number

c) Enter their REAL NAME in their bridge profile on BBO – Christian name is acceptable if you don’t want to give your full name.

d) Ensure that they always play according to the rules of our game

Those who have concerns about the actions of another CBAI member should raise them with your TD or Online Club Manager and should not make public accusations or insinuations on social media.

A.

Self-Kibitzing

THIS IS CHEATING

B.

Having another person kibitz and pass on information to you

THIS IS CHEATING

C.

Phoning/contacting partner during play

THIS IS CHEATING

D.

Communicating with partner when playing in the same house/room. Showing your hand, asking for a lead, suggesting bids

THIS IS CHEATING

Consequences

The Tournament Director or BBO Online Club Manager is required to forward details of any unethical behaviour to CBAI Head Office, who will undertake a full investigation of any alleged wrongdoing.

If Unethical behaviour is proven, the players will face suspension or expulsion from CBAI and notification of same to International Bridge Organisations

         

Waterford’s Grandmasters

Congratulations to the newest additions to the ranks of Irish grandmasters, as Lucy and John Phelan become the twenty-seventh and twenty-eighth individuals, and the second married couple, to attain the most elevated level in Irish bridge.

The pride of Waterford, Lucy and John have won most of the major Irish championships. As a pair, they have won the Spiro Cup (National Mixed Pairs) twice, the IBU Pairs and the Moylan once, and have featured on four Coen Trophy (National Mixed Teams) winning teams. In addition, John has been victorious in the Revington (National Mens Pairs), and Lucy in the Jackson (National Womens Pairs)and the McMenamin (National Womens Teams).

A friendly and engaging couple, they are generally very popular opponents – and would be a lot more popular if you could even occasionally manage to get a good score against them! The behaviour of married couples at the bridge table often attracts attention for the wrong reasons; Lucy and John had the distinction of being written up in The Spectator, no less, precisely because of their courtesy and understanding in a situation where they had combined to miss an opportunity in defence.

Together, they represented the CBAI in the Camrose Trophy, while Lucy has played for Ireland in the Lady Milne on several occasions, and they have travelled to various open championships, where they have represented us with some distinction. In addition, both have made a contribution to the development of future bridge players, in Lucy’s case as a teacher, and in John’s as a mentor to some of our promising juniors.

Lucy and John’s elevation to grandmaster will be marked at the next face to face major competition by presenting them with silver salvers on behalf of the Association.

Ireland’s newest and Waterford’s first Grandmasters Lucy and John Phelan

Waterford’s Grandmasters
WEXFORD AND FRIENDS ONLINE RESULTS. SEE RESULTS ON RIGHT HAND SIDE
Play Bridge online on BBO (Bridge Base Online)

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.

Interesting Bridge Sites

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!)

Bridge Help

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

Bridge Quizzes for All levels

This is a link to some Bridge Quizzes on the Balbriggan Bridgewebs site.

https://www.bridgewebs.com/balbriggan/

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

Like to try playing a few hands of bridge online??
Like to try playing a few hands of bridge online??

 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.

Enjoy

Important Notice

URGENT Update from CBAI & IBU

Response to Covid 19 (Coronavirus) Threat

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.

Regional Master, A and B/Novice Teams

The Regional Master, A and B/Novice Teams competition will be held in Wexford Bridge Centre 

on Sunday 12th January 2020 at 2pm. 

 

 

Regional Pairs

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

 

MIixed Pairs and Teams Prize Winners

 

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

DUAIS AN UACHTARAIN WINNERS 2019
DUAIS AN UACHTARAIN WINNERS 2019

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.

3rd in EBL Cup

Well done to John and Lucy Phelan who finished 3rd of 100 pairs in the EBL Cup 2 at the European Championships in Turkey.

 

Charity Bridge

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.

Regional President

Congratulations to

Larry Mordaunt from Waterford 

who has been nominated as the

President of the South East Region

of the CBAI for 2019-2020. 

ARKLOW CUP WINNERS 2019

                            

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.

National Prominence

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

Web Site

Welcome to the website of the South Eastern Region (Wexford and Waterford) of the CBAI. 

Double for Lucy

♥ 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).♥ 

Interprovincial Success

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 Lessons

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
 

Moylan Cup Winners

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.

Results
#17095 Pairs Inter A B
#17093 Pairs Beginner/Novice Wexford
#17088 Pairs Wexford
#15983 Pairs Wexford
#6908 Pairs Wexford
#86162 Pairs Pairs Inter A B
#86159 Pairs Beginner/Novice Wexford
#75732 Pairs Wexford
#71931 Pairs Wexford
#66710 Pairs Wexford
#37308 Pairs Beginner/Novice Wexford
#43344 Pairs Pairs Inter A B
#37306 Pairs Wexford
#31286 Pairs Wexford
#24510 Pairs Wexford
#65569 Pairs Beginner/Novice Wexford
#90453 Pairs Inter A B
#97649 Pairs Wexford
#90459 Pairs Wexford
#81062 Pairs Wexford