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Membership Numbers

Breakdown by Grade

Membership Total 67

D15 B.C.

Breakdown by Grade

MR 2

MA 15

A1 12

A2 17

B1 10

B2 10

N1 1

CBAI update Sept 2022


Committee 2023-25

D15 Committee 2223-25

President              Dave King

V. Pres.                 TBC

Secretary              Neil Burke

Treasurer             Blanaid Morris

Ex Officio             Ronnie Woods

Matchmaker      Barbara Burke

Jim Egan

2023-24 Bridge Season Tuesday's 1:30pm Community Centre
News Item

D15 Bridge Club 

Calendar of Events

May 28th AGM & Regular Bridge

June 4th Presidents Lunch 

(Presidents Prize Presentations)

June 11th/18th/ 25th Regular Bridge

(Jun25th Last Regular Bridge)



Notice of CBAI AGM
Your members are hereby notified that the 2024 Annual General Meeting of the Contract Bridge Association of Ireland will take place in the Hilton Hotel, Malahide (Northern Cross), on Saturday 6 July, starting at 2 p.m. All members are entitled to attend, and there will be the traditional game of bridge afterwards for anyone who wants to play.

Members may also submit motions (formally "resolutions") to the AGM. Any such motion must be signed by a proposer and a seconder (each of whom must be a member of the Association), and must be delivered in writing (which includes via email) to the Honorary Secretary or another Officer of the Association, no less than six weeks before the date of the AGM. The closing date for receipt of such motions for this year is thus midnight on Friday 24 May. The Honorary Secretary's contact details: email.

The AGM will also elect the officers of the Association for the 2024/25 season. In all cases the incumbents are eligible and willing to continue - Martin Brady as Vice-President, Linda O'Riordan as Honorary Secretary, and Brendan Martin as Honorary Treasurer. Nominations for any of these positions, suitably proposed and seconded by members of the Association, must be received by the Honorary Secretary (details as above) no later than midnight on Friday 14 June.

I hope that some of your members will be able to attend the AGM.

With best wishes,

Dermot O’Brien

Chief Executive, CBAI

Open for Membership

2023-24 Membership Now Due

Pay By Credit Card or Debit Card at Club

Note We Don't Take Cash

Membership can be paid by credit transfer. 

Club Account details are: 
IBAN: IE79BOFI90042015150220 


Castleknock Community Centre, Laurel Lodge

Covid Protection Measures

Covid Protection Measures

D15 Covid-19 Protection Measures

• If you have any Covid-19 symptoms


• If anyone in your household has Covid-19


• The room in which we play bridge

in the community centre will be sanitised

by the centre staff before the room is used.

This involves the spraying of a

disinfectant mist in the room beforehand.

• To reduce handling of the Bridgemates,

only North should handle the Bridgemate at the table.

• Each member will use their own bidding box

• The room will be ventilated as much as possible

by leaving side entrances open.

Please bear this in mind and dress appropriately.

• Hand sanitisers will be provided.

Members are welcome to bring

their own for their own use if they wish.

• Mask wearing is optional.

• Table money is €5 and will be collected by chip and pin

so please bring your Bank credit/debit card with you.

• Ronnie Woods is the Covid-19 officer for the club.

If you have any queries about Covid-19 precautions

you can contact Ronnie at

Bridge Conventions - Double

The meaning of Double – as the name suggest – is to raise the stakes.

If you Double an opposing contract, you win more Points

if they fail, but you concede more points if they succeed.

When Bridge began over a 100 years ago, double was limited to those

occasions where you expected the opponents to fail in their bid. However,

it was realised that you would be most unlikely to be confident enough to double

a low-level suit bid, when partner had not yet spoken.

And that if the opponents happened to have bid,

a suit in which you were very strong,

it was far better not to tip them off: rather to keep quiet and

wait for them to get into deeper trouble.

In 1912 New Yorker Major Charles Patten and Bryant McCambell independently

invented an alternative meaning for the “Double” – the “take-out double”.

It is believed that this was the first convention in the game

(although it is now so universal that it is rarely thought of as such).

The take-out double – “partner, please take out my double into another suit”

shows an opening hand or better with no other convenient bid: 

no suit to overcall, and an inability to bid notrumps.

To learn more on doubling  contact your local Bridge Teacher or Coach,

or get a copy of Bridge Lessons (Double) by ANDREW ROBSON,

( The above extract is from this book.

 Fourth Suit Forcing

See full convention on left hand Menu List

This is a series of Bridge Conventions

you may not have heard of,

some of them you have heard of,

and some you will have seen in action.

The purpose here is to make you

aware of conventions, (not necessarily use them).

We recommend that before you try

any of these conventions,

you DISCUSS them with you

Bridge Approver Teacher or Coach

and of course your partner

Please Note: All Conventions come under

partnership agreement and must be alerted


Regular Week
Regular Week
Regular Week
Regular Week
Regular Week
Regular Week
Easter Egg Comprtition
Regular Week
Regular Week
Regular Week
Regular Week
Regular Week
Valentines Competition
Regular Week
Regular Week
Regular Week
Christmas Party
One Week
Tue 28th May 2024
AGM Followed by Bridge
Centre 1:30
Tue 4th Jun 2024
Presidents Lunch/President Prize Presentation
Centre 1:00
Tue 11th Jun 2024
Summer Bridge
Centre 1:30
Tue 18th Jun 2024
Summer Bridge
Centre 1:30
Tue 25th Jun 2024
Summer Bridge
Centre 1:30