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Welcome to CBAI Western Region
Senior Congress- "Face to Face" in Cavan 26th-28th April 2022

Another live event took place this week in Cavan, April 26-28, 2022, in the Cavan Crystal Hotel.

A big congratulations to our recent Grand Master, Joan Kenny on winning the Senior Pairs (Pat McDevitt Trophy) with her partner Teresa Rigney. Results 

Last updated : 6th May 2022 15:19 BST
National Team Winners 2022- April 23/24- Kelburne Cup

We finally had lift-off this weekend when an actual "face to face" event in Dublin. The national teams of four event for Inter B, Inter A and Masters/Open teams were hosted in Templeogue Bridge Centre and Malahide Bridge Centre during the weekend. While we may not have the quantity of players in the Western Region we certainly have the quality of players, with our one and only team representing the west winning the main event, the Kelburne Cup.

This same team  Paul Scannell, Gay Keaveney, David Walsh and Enda Glynn also won this event in 2018 & 2019, a great achievement to bring home the trophy again in 2022.  


Pictured L-R: Paul Scannell, Pat O' Mahony (CBAI President) Gay Keaveney, David Walsh and Enda Glynn

Last updated : 25th Apr 2022 12:40 BST
National Teams Event April 23rd/24th 2020

The National Teams event are taking place live this year.

The Kelburne Cup (Masters) will take place over three sessions on Saturday and Sunday in Malahide Bride Centre, and we wish our team the very best of luck, Gay Keaveney, Enda Glynn, Paul Scannell and David Walsh.

The Bankers (Inter A) and Tierney Trophies (Inter B) will take place over just two sessions on Saturday in Tempeleogue Bridge Centre, unfortunately, we have no teams to represent the Western Region.

Last updated : 23rd Apr 2022 20:50 BST
Galway Virtual Congress, Easter 2022- April 15th-18th

The Galway Bridge Congress took place virtually over the Easter. Unlike previous years, all of the events took place in the evenings.

Congratulations to Joan Kenny and Enda Glynn on winning the Mixed Pairs event on Friday evening.

Congratulations to Enda Glynn, Gay Keaveney, David Walsh and Peter Goodman on winning the Congress Teams on Sunday evening.

Congratulations to Deidre O'Halloran and her partner on finishing in 2nd place in the Open Pairs on Monday evening.

Last updated : 22nd Apr 2022 14:59 BST
Joan Kenny earns Grand Master Status, March 2022

A big congratulations to Joan Kenny who has joined the elite group of Grand Masters in Ireland.

Joan is the 4th person in the Western Region to achieve Grand Master status. She joins Gay Keaveney, Enda Glynn, and Rory Timlin who all have Grand Master status, there are 32 Grand Masters in total in Ireland.

Last updated : 24th Mar 2022 22:10 GMT
National Pairs 19th/20th March 2022-Results

Well done to Enda Glynn and Joan Kenny on finishing in 2nd place in the National Pairs Masters event which took place this weekend, (Davidson Cup Results)

And well done to the Intermediate A (Laird Cup Results) and Intermediate B (Civil Service Cup Results)  players who finished very well.

Last updated : 21st Mar 2022 16:51 GMT
National Pairs 19th/20th March 2022- Entries

Wishing all our pairs the best of luck in the national pairs competition this weekend.

National Pairs 19th/20th March 2022- Entries
Last updated : 21st Mar 2022 15:20 GMT
IBU Virtual Burke and O’Connor Trophies – Saturday 12th March 2022

The annual IBU Virtual Burke (Masters)  and O’Connor (Intermediate) Trophies – took place virtually on RealBridge Saturday 12th March.

Congratulations to Fiona Place and her teammates Anne Kinsella, Grace Corcoran, Denise Cassidy on winning the O' Connor Trophy.


Last updated : 21st Mar 2022 15:04 GMT
CBAI Virtual Novice and Intermediate Congress (18th to 20th February 2022)

Well done to James Ward and Michele Heaslip on coming 3rd in the Mixed Pairs on Friday night, and a second congratulations to James Ward on coming 3rd with his partner Gerry McCague (Limerick) in the Intermediate Pairs on Saturday.


Last updated : 4th Mar 2022 10:25 GMT
Enns Congress- January 2022

Well done David Walsh and his teammates Peter Pigot, Donal MacAonghusa, Ciaran Coyne on winning the Congress Team event in the Ennis Congress,


Last updated : 3rd Feb 2022 23:07 GMT
CBAI National Men's Teams 2022 (Geraldine Trophy) 16th January 2022

Congratulations to Gay Keaveney and team on winning the Geraldine Trophy, CBAI National Men's Teams Competition (1/26 teams).

Last updated : 19th Jan 2022 15:24 GMT
CBAI National Women's Teams 2022 (McMenamin Bowl) 16th January 2022

Congratulations to Joan Kenny and team on winning the McMenamin Bowl, National Women's Teams (1/40 teams).

Last updated : 19th Jan 2022 15:23 GMT
100th Intermediate Championship

Congratulations to Fiona Place and her partner for achieving 3rd place in the 100th intermediate Championship on 13th January 2022.

Last updated : 19th Jan 2022 13:53 GMT
Tralee Congress: Dec 17-19th, 2021

Congratulations to Joan Kenny and Enda Glynn on winning the mixed pairs in the Tralee Congress.

Last updated : 19th Dec 2021 23:02 GMT
Kilkenny Congress, 23rd -25th November 2021

Congratulations to Joan Kenny & Enda Glynn who won the Kilkenny Congress Pairs & Congress Teams respectively. Well done to both and their respective partners and team mates.

Last updated : 19th Dec 2021 22:49 GMT
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

Last updated : 2nd Oct 2021 10:22 BST