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Recent News 2021/22
Lady Milne Trials, Sept 2021

Face to Face bridge kicked off this year with The Lady Milne Trials (qualifier for the Ladies Home Internationals). The event took place in Templeogue Bridge Centre, Sept 17th-18th, 2021. Joan Kenny's team were pipped in the qualifier.

See results here.

 

 

CBAI 2021 News Letter: Farewell to Paul Porteous

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

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 

Western Region AGM Sept 25th Sunday 3pm, 2022

Hi all,

You are welcome to attend the Annual AGM for the Western Region, 25th September at 3pm in Galway Bridge Centre.

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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.

 

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.

 

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,

 

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).

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).

100th Intermediate Championship

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

Tralee Congress: Dec 17-19th, 2021

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

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.

Interprovincials have been postponed, 15th Nov 2021

In the interests of public safety and in the face of rising covid numbers, the IBU has decided to postpone the Interprovincial Championships that were due to be held in Cavan Nov 20th & 21st, 2021.  A decision as to the new date and whether it will be face-to-face or online will be made in due course.

Donegal Congress 6/7 Nov 2021

 This is the second year that the Donegal Congress took place on BBO.

Well done to Joan Kenny and Enda Glynn on coming third in the Mixed Pairs Competition and congratulations to Deirdre O'Halloran and her partner Orla McEntee from Longford on winning the Open Pairs on Saturday.

Western Region AGM October 1st, 2021

The AGM for the Western Region AGM was held on Friday. October 1st, 2021. Due to Covid restrictions, we invited the secretary from each club to represent the members of each club.

We would like to thank our outgoing president Florence McNamara of Porumna79 Bridge Club for her dedication and hard work in the role. Florence remained a second year in position due to the pandemic.  Each year the presidency of the Western Region rotates to a different club in the region and I am pleased to announce that it is the KST club located in Galway Bridge Centre will host the presidency in 2021/22. We are waiting to hear their nomination of President.

We would also like to thank Margaret Forde who acted as secretary and Deirdre McCoy who acted as County Development Officer.

Peggy Cheevers (Caltra Bridge Club) is taking up the role as Secretary of the Western Region and Margaret Forde will act as the County Development Officer. Thanks to Michael O' Connor for his continued work as Treasurer.

 

Britain's Gold Cup August 2021

While we have all been beavering away on BBO playing in the Galway Bridge Centre tournaments over the summer, some of our esteemed players from the West have been doing a lot more, i.e. representing Ireland in the prestigious event, Britain's Gold Cup.

This team event took place on BBO over the summer, where all the top international players battled it out on BBO. The Irish team with 4/6 players hailing from Galway achieved fantastic success in making it to the quarter-finals and were narrowly defeated ( by just one imp).

A big congratulations to: Gay Keaveney, Enda Glynn, David Walsh, Ciaran Coyne (all from the West) and their teammates Karel De Raeymaeker & Peter Pigot ( Dublin).