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Welcome to CBAI Western Region
20230421- Lady Internationals Team- Joan Kenny

A big congratulations to Joan Kenny who represented Ireland in the women's home international championship held in Scotland. The Irish team had a super performance and were pipped by just 1.95 victory points to England.

Pictured left to right:  Rebecca Brown-O’Keeffe, Joan Kenny, Jeannie Fitzgerald, (NPC Paul Porteous), Teresa Rigney, Siobhan Part and Gilda Pender.

Full details of the weekend competition may be found here.

20230421 National Team Winners -2023


Pictured: Left to Right: David Walsh, Enda Glynn (President Pat O'Mahony), Gay Keaveny and Paul Scannell

A big congratulations to our team on winning the National Team of 4 competition/ the Kelburne Cup.  

This same team also won this event in 2018 & 2019, 2022.  and now 2023, Well Done Boys.

20230402 Presidents Prize ( Ann Killilea)

Ann Killilea of Tuam Bridge Club, held her president's prize in the Ard Ri hotel, Tuam on the 2nd April, 2023. There was a super turnout (24 tables) and attendance from all bridge clubs throughout the western region.

See the pictures and the results here of Ann Killilea presenting the Stack Trophy to the overall winners and the annual plaques to the winners of each grade.



20221204 : Regional Pairs

The Regional Pairs event took place in Galway Bridge Centre on Sunday 4th Dec, 1.30 pm.  This s a qualifier round for the National Pairs event which takes place on April 1st and 2nd in Ennistymon.

Congratulations to those players who finished in 1st and 2nd place in each section and we wish them the best of luck in the National Finals.

Master Pairs: Joan Kenny /Enda Glynn and  Colette Mulhern/May O' Sullivan

Inter A Pairs: Patrica Eames/Kay Duddy and  Fiona Place/ Joe Lavelle

Inter B Pairs: Mary Earley/Angela Lawless and Helen Henry/Mary Cummins

See detailed results and hand records here  

2022117 Inter Provincials

Wishing our three Inter-Provincial Teams (12 players per team ) the best of luck in Dublin this weekend.

20221112 Ladies Irish Trials ( Lady Milne Trials)

The qualifier for the Irish ladies' team (CBAI Lady Milne Trials) took place in Templeogue, Dublin  12th-13th November 2022. 

We had two ladies on teams contending to make the team to represent Ireland.  Congratulations to Joan Kenny and her teammates on winning the competition and qualifying to represent Ireland.

Well done also to Deirdre O' Halloran and her teammates on finishing in third. This is Deirdre's first year competing in the event, so well done to Deirdre.

See results here

20221105 Donegal Congress ( Double Victory)

The Donegal Congress took place "Live",  November 4th-6th, in the Abbey and Central Hotels Donegal.

We had great victories with our Galway players: We won both the Congress teams and the Intermediate teams. In addition, our Galway pair won the Intermediate A pairs.  Well done to Gay Keaveney and Michael O' Kane on finishing in second place, Enda Glynn and Michale O' Kane on finishing in third place in the Congress pairs and also to Michael Waldron and Billy Cunniffe on winning the Area Master section within the Congress pairs section.

Intermediate A Team Winners:

Left to Right: Margaret McCarthy and partner Declan Harte, Pat O' Mahony (President of the CBAI), Mary Roulier (President of the Donegal Bridge Congress), Mary Bourke and partner John Bourke.


Intermediate A Winners:

Left to Right: Mary Roulier (President of the Donegal Bridge Congress), Margaret McCarthy, Pat O' Mahony (President of the CBAI) and Declan Harte


Congress Team Winners:

Left to Right: Pat O' Mahony(President of the CBA), Gay Keaveney, Mary Roulier (President of the Donegal Bridge Congress), Pat McDevitt, Enda Glynn and Michael O' Kane

20221023 Coen Trophy Team /4

A big congratulations to our two Grand Masters Enda Glynn and Joan Kenny with their teammates Teresa Rigney and Conor Boland on winning the prestigious Coen Trophy which took place in the CBAI headquarters, Templeogue, Dublin, Sunday 23rd October. 

Pictured Left to Right: Enda Glynn, Joan Kenny, Pat O Mahony (President of the CBAI), Teresa Rigney and Conor Boland

A second congratulations to our young member Isabel Burke and her team on achieving fourth place.

Pictured Left to Right: Evgenia Gladysheva, Luca Crone, Pat O Mahony (President of the CBAI), Isabel Burke and Tom Gorey 


221016 Limerick Congress Team

Congratulations to James Ward and Eugene Gath on coming 2nd in the Premier Pairs event on Friday evening 14th October and to our Team/4 who were the best Regional Masters team in the Congress Teams event, Limerick Congress, Green Hills Hotel,  on Sunday 16th October 2022


2nd Place Premier Pairs:  Left to Right: President of the CBAI Pat O'Mahony, Eugene Gath, James Ward and President of the Limerick Congress, Alice Kellett


Regional Team winners: Left to right: Billy Cunniffe, Margaret Forde, Pat O'Mahony (President of the CBAI), Marion Donlon and Paschal Browne.

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Bridge Lessons

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There are plenty of Bridge Lessons taking place this coming 2022/23 season.

Bridge Lessons, starting Sept 8th at 10 am in Ballybane Resource Centre, contact Carmel Murphy 
Bridge lessons starting Sept 8th at 7.30 pm in Raftery's Rest , Kilcolgan, at 7.30 pm, contact Carmel Murphy carmelmur1@gmail.com

Bridge Lessons will commence every Tuesday eve in Galway Bridge Centre at 7.30 pm, commencing 11th October 2022, Contact Anne McElwain (annemcelwain2@hotmail.com) and Marlene O' Connor (marleneoco@gmail.com)

Bridge Lessons will commence every Friday night in Portumna Town Hall at 7.30pm, contact Patricia Eames
Bridge Lessons in Ballinasloe, contact Patricia Eames  patriciaeames11@gmail.com  

Improvers lessons On-Line. The lessons are for those who have done their ten-week beginner's course to the more advanced players. Commencing Oct 12th  for the different levels. Contact Emily Deavy (emilydeavy568@gmail.com) or phone (086)3941338. The first lesson is free on all levels.

If you want a feel for what Bridge is like OnLine and learn Bridge OnLine, check out the six online Bridge Taster Session Lessons provided on the link on the left menu on this page, contact  Margaret Forde, margaret.forde1@gmail.com

CBAI Grading System/ Master Points
CBAI Grading System/ Master Points
Bridge Diaries for Sale

Bridge Diaries for sale €6. Please let your club secretary know if you would like a diary.


Margaret Forde,

087 2242 008

Western Region

Welcome to the website of the Western Region of the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland.
The CBAI is the national body that administers the game of contract bridge across the 26 counties of Ireland.
This national association is made up of various regional branches including the Western Region which administers the game in County Galway. 
For results of the major competitions in Ireland check out Fearghal O' Boyles Web site here

Each region is run by a committee comprised of representatives of the affiliated clubs. The region's officers (President, Secretary, Treasurer, etc,) are elected at the AGM which is traditionally held in December. The position of President rotates equally between the various clubs of the region.

At present, there are 32 clubs affiliated to the Western Region. Click the following link to view a list of clubs currently affiliated to the Western Region: Clubs affiliated with Western Region CBAI.

The Western Region organises regional events (Regional Pairs, Regional Mixed Pairs, Regional T/4) which facilitate qualification to the relevant National Events organised by the CBAI. See the Western Region Calendar for the schedule of regional events. 

Posted by Western Region, 15th December 2016

Photographs credited to Paul Scannell