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CONSTITUTION

The Club’s constitution sets out how the Club is to be organised and how it is to operate. The Club’s members have formally approved the constitution at various general meetings.

In order to view the Club's constitution, please click on ‘Information’ and then on 'Constitution' (last of the four buttons that appear).

All of our members are encouraged to familiarise themselves with the provisions of the constitution.

GDPR

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) require that Churchtown Bridge Club puts in place and publishes to its members a GDPR Privacy Notice which sets out what information we collect concerning our members and how this is being stored and used by us. You may view our GDPR Privacy Notice by clicking on the relevant button in the Menu column.

Welcome to Churchtown Bridge Club
IMPORTANT!!! PLEASE READ!!! IMPORTANT!!!

RE-OPENING OF THE CLUB – IMPORTANT UPDATE

The Committee has been considering whether face-to-face play should resume at the Club. It has been decided that in the light of current trends in Covid-19 case numbers, the prudent course of action is to DEFER THE RESUMPTION OF FACE-TO-FACE BRIDGE IN THE CLUB UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. In the meantime, OUR WEEKLY ONLINE GAME ON BBO WILL CONTINUE.

We know that the foregoing decision will disappoint many of our members and especially those who have not been playing in the weekly online game. However, bearing in mind the current uncertainties and the age profile of our membership, the Committee feels that it is best to adopt a prudent course vis-à-vis the reopening of the Club.

THANK YOU!

The Committee wants to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continuing support during the Covid-19 pandemic. We certainly look forward to welcoming you back to face-to-face bridge at the De La Salle School when we are advised that it is safe so to do. In the meantime, we hope that as many of you as possible will continue to join us in our weekly online game.

 

Welcome to Churchtown Bridge Club. We play each Wednesday evening in the De La Salle School, Churchtown Road Upper, Dublin 14 commencing at 7.15 p.m. In general, up to twelve tables are in play in each of two sections. The majority of our members are intermediate players. Our club is affiliated to the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland (CBAI) and awards masterpoints in accordance with CBAI rules.

We are an active and friendly club. In addition to our normal bridge evenings, we run a number of special competitions during the year including the Vincent Maloney Trophy, the Barney McCann Trophy, the Lily Hynes Trophy and the President's Prize. We also hold a number of social events during the year including a Christmas outing which involves bridge followed by dinner and entertainment and a cheese and wine evening. A charity night is held annually. Full details of the current year's programme can be found by clicking on 'Calendar' on the left.

Our games are played in a large well lit room at ground floor level. The table money includes tea/coffee and refreshments. There is ample supervised parking on the grounds.

With the exception of nights upon which a major competition is being played (see Calendar), we are very happy to welcome visitors to our club. In order to comply with the terms of our insurance policy, visitors may play at the club no more than once a month. A standby partner is generally available; please turn up before 7.05 p.m. and make yourself known to us and we shall try to facilitate you. Visitors who play in the club on more than six occasions will be expected to apply for membership. If you wish to make an enquiry in advance, please call Teresa on 086-828-8727.

We look forward to seeing you very soon!

CBAI ONLINE BRIDGE PROGRAMME - SPRING 2022

 With all live bridge curtailed again for the moment, the CBAI has been looking at ways to keep our members as engaged as possible. It’s important that we try to keep connected through our clubs and nationally as we get through these tough times. Bridge has been particularly hit over the last two years so we feel a great responsibility to do our best to encourage members to keep in touch. With this in mind, we have devised a novel way of keeping your interest AND improving your bridge.

The CBAI has arranged a number of weekly live national bridge competitions immediately followed by talks given by expert bridge teachers from Grand Master Bridge, led by Tomás Mac Cormac, to discuss the hands played. The competitions will be on BBO and consist of 16 boards and will carry full Masterpoints.

A great deal of preparation has been put into this programme and we have arranged with Grand Master Bridge to prepare the hands and make recordings of the discussion and the play of the hands to be made available to you after each competition. You will also receive copies of each hand, and any relevant notes, after the game in PDF form.

For anyone not familiar with BBO or how to log onto Zoom, Grand Master Bridge have prepared a handy document to guide you through the procedure step by step, and will have people ready to lend a hand for those having difficulty. The competitions are divided into different groups for different days. Pick out the level of skill that you are comfortable with and the time that suits you.

Play & Discuss This is the novel part of these competitions, and provides an exciting new way to improve your bridge suitable for all competitive bridge players, no matter what your current level. This is a 10-week programme where you will play a 16-board competition once a week against other players over 2 hours then discuss the boards, and the results, with the Grand Master Bridge team over Zoom for an hour.

The sessions are recorded and can be viewed back on the Grand Master Bridge YouTube channel. The cost is €150 for the 10-week programme of seminars and competitions. If you cannot make a particular competition on any given day every effort will be made to allow you play on another day of the week. Partners will also be found for those who require them.

Monday, Intermediate A – commencing February 7 – 9.30am to 12.30pm

Tuesday, Novice – commencing February 8 – 9.30am to 12.30pm

Wednesday, Intermediate B – commencing February 9 – 9.30am to 12.30pm

Thursday, Area Master – commencing February 10 – 9.30am to 12.30pm

Friday, Intermediate A – commencing February 11 – 9.30am to 12.30pm

OFFICERS AND COMMITTEE

President:                     Mary Flood

Hon. Secretary:            Irene O'Connor

Hon. Treasurer:            Mary Meggs

Masterpoints Sec.:       Teresa Flynn

Committee:                   Ann Breslin

                                       Pauline Diffney

                                       Marie McGouran

                                       Geraldine O'Byrne (Ex Officio)

                                       Nuala O'Driscoll    

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

Please be advised that due to Covid-19, the Annual General Meeting of the Club has been postponed.

CALENDAR/ RESULTS

Please note that the buttons below give access to the last three posted results only; to access earlier results, please click on 'Results' in the Menu column. For a list of all major events that are currently scheduled, please click on 'Calendar' in the Menu column.

DID YOU KNOW?

When you view the results for a game and click on your name, you will see a listing of the score and the percentage that you obtained on each board.

If you click on the 'Results' button on the left and then on 'Personal Analysis' and finally on your name, you will see all of your results at the Club including a running percentge which gives the overall standard of your play.

IMPORTANT! SECURITY

When you enter the school premises, please make sure that the door is fully closed and locked behind you.

Thank you!

BRING YOUR OWN CUPS!!!!!

The Committee has decided to phase out the use of plastic cups at the Club. Players are therfore asked to bring their own cup to bridge each Wednesday evening (and to take it away after the game!).

Thank you!

Results
Churchtown BBO Pairs
Director: Bernie Rountree
Churchtown BBO Pairs
Director: Bernie Rountree
Churchtown BBO Pairs
Director: Bernie Rountree
Calendar
26th Jan 2022
Churchtown BBO Pairs
Director: Bernie Rountree
2nd Feb 2022
Churchtown BBO Pairs
Director: Bernie Rountree
9th Feb 2022
Churchtown BBO Pairs
Director: Bernie Rountree